Supertramp – The Logical Song

Supertramp – The Logical Song

  • Activity types: vocabulary, word formation, listening for specific words, discussion.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 30 mins.
  • Note: Taken from Supertramps’s 1979 album Breakfast In America, this is one of their best known hits. Wikipedia explains that the song is about a man who is taken away from the unspoilt immediacy of childhood, undergoes education and sees a future prepared for him lacking any spontaneity of reaction. He feels constricted in his freedom of speech, is put under pressure to conform and ends up confused, without a coherent self-image.
  • Keyword: True self

Worksheet written by Prof. Mena Bianco, Naples

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3 thoughts on “Supertramp – The Logical Song”

  1. Pronunciation exercise: These adjectives can be put into groups according to their stress pattern.(Gp1 magical Gp2 responsible). Is there a word that doesn’t belong in either of these groups? (intellectual)

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