There was a time when men were kind
when their voices were soft
and their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
and the world was a song
and the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong.
I dreamed a dream in times gone by
when hope was high
and life worth living.
I dreamed that love would never die.
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.
Then I was young and unafraid
when dreams were made and used and wasted.
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
no wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
as they tear your hope apart
as they turn your dream to shame
He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
but he was gone when autumn came.
And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.
I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables: a cloze exercise
The song is sung by the character Fantine in the musical Les Miserables.
Make a choice by clicking on the *Select* button, then click "Show Solutions" at bottom to see the correct answer.
Words and Verbs to insert:
autumn= autunno -- blind= cieco -- childhood= infanzia -- exciting= entusiasmante -- filled= riempì -- forgiving= pietoso -- hell= inferno -- killed= ucciso -- kind= gentili -- never= mai -- ransom= riscatto -- seemed= sembrava -- slept= dormì -- soft= tenere -- still= tuttavia -- storms= tempeste -- unafraid= senza paura -- unsung= non cantate -- used= usati -- tear= lacerano -- tigers= tigri -- turn= trasformano -- voices= voci -- went= è andato -- wine= vino -- words= parole -- worth= degna -- years= anni
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