English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about hospital meals, a dream job and dating.

Questions 

  • When was the last time you were in hospital? 
  • Do you eat much chocolate?
  • Have you ever been on a really bad date?

 

Reading

Hospital meals that will actually make you want to be sick

 

Blind man forced to sit on Virgin train floor as no one gave up disabled seats

 

The dream job as a professional chocolate taster has just opened up

 

Listening

 

 

 

 

Music

 

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling

Flowing into the night

People so busy, makes me feel dizzy

Taxi light shines so bright

But I don’t need no friends

As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset

I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window

But chilly, chilly is the evening time

Waterloo sunset’s fine

Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station

Every Friday night

But I am so lazy, don’t want to wander

I stay at home at night

But I don’t feel afraid

As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset

I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window

But chilly, chilly is the evening time

Waterloo sunset’s fine

Millions of people swarming like flies ’round Waterloo underground

But Terry and Julie cross over the river

Where they feel safe and sound

And they don’t need no friends

As long as they gaze on Waterloo sunset

They are in paradise

Waterloo sunset’s fine

 

 

All the stories have been told

Of kings and days of old,

But there’s no England now.

All the wars that were won and lost

Somehow don’t seem to matter very much anymore.

All the lies we were told,

All the lies of the people running round,

They’re castles have burned.

Now I see change,

But inside we’re the same as we ever were.

 

Living on a thin line,

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Living on a thin line,

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Living on a thin line,

Living this way, each day is a dream.

What am I, what are we supposed to do?

Living on a thin line,

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

 

Now another century nearly gone,

What are we gonna leave for the young?

What we couldn’t do, what we wouldn’t do,

It’s a crime, but does it matter?

Does it matter much, does it matter much to you?

Does it ever really matter?

Yes, it really, really matters.

 

Living on a thin line,

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Living on a thin line,

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

 

Now another leader says

Break their hearts and break some heads.

Is there nothing we can say or do?

Blame the future on the past,

Always lost in blood and guts.

And when they’re gone, it’s me and you.

 

Living on a thin line,

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Living on a thin line,

Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Living on a thin line.

 

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