Aprende inglés con canciones: “COLORS OF THE WIND” (Pocahontas)

Colors of the wind

Ya estamos aquí de nuevo para aprender inglés con canciones.

Hoy vamos a aprende vocabulario con una canción un poco extraña («extraña» en el sentido de que no es el tipo de canciones que usamos por aquí :-)) : «Colors of the Wind», una canción de la película de animación Pocahontas.

¿Por qué esta canción?

Porque tiene un vocabulario muy útil (aunque ya veréis que no es para beginners, eh?), porque puede enseñar tanto a niños como a mayores, porque es «cute» y, sobre todo,  porque una amiga mía irlandesa (Sinéad) la cantaba beautifully mientras trabajábamos acomodando a la gente y vendiendo helados en las salas de teatro de Londres ;-). Se la dedico a ella 😉

Después del «fill in the gaps exercise«, tenéis un breve glosario con las palabras más complicadas.

Al final del post, os dejo un enlace para poder descargar el PDF de este ejercicio.

Ah! Fijaos en el título «Colors«… no es que me haya equivocado, es que en inglés americano se escribe de diferente manera que en British. En Británico sería «colours«, pero como cantan la canción en inglés americano, lo dejamos tal y como es, okey? En este post puedes ver más diferencias entre el inglés británico y el americano.

Empecemos viendo el clip y luego vamos a por la letra, are you ready?

Ahora, vuelve a escuchar la canción rellenando los huecos:

“COLORS OF THE WIND”

You think I’m an ignorant _____
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I ____see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know …

You think you own whatever ____you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can ___
But I know every rock and tree and _____
Has a life, has a ____, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the ____who look and think like you
But if you walk the _____of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the ____cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning _____why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the _____?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden ____trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth

The rainstorm and the ____are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all ____to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that ____ends

How high will the sycamore ____?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn ____

For _____we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to ____with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the ____of the wind

¿Habéis rellenado todos los huecos? Al final del post os pongo la canción enterita para que comprobéis si lo habéis hecho bien.

Glosario:

1-Savage: salvaje
2- Claim: reclamar
3- Footsteps: huellas
4- Grin: sonrisa, mueca
5- Bobcat: lince
6- Riches: tesoros
7- Worth: valía
8– Copper skinned: piel cobriza, morena (copper: cobre)
9- Trails: rastro
10- Forest: bosque
11- Heron: garza
12- Hoop: aro
13- Sycamore: sicómoro (variedad de árbol)

La letra completa

“COLORS OF THE WIND”

You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know …

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

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