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The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel: a cloze exercise

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Words and Verbs to insert:

arms= braccia-- cancer= cancro -- flashed out= emetteva -- hearing= che odono -- know= sapete -- made= avevano creato -- maybe= forse -- neon= al neon -- people= gente -- planted= impiantati -- prophets= profeti -- raindrops= gocce di pioggia -- seeds= semi -- speaking= parlare -- split= spaccava -- streets= strade -- subway= metropolitana -- talk = parlare -- turned= girai -- wells= pozzi -- words= parole -- writing= che scrivono
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Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow of cobblestone,
'neath the halo of a street lamp,
I my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash
of a light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, more.
People talking without ,
People without listening,
People songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

"Fools" said I, "You do not
Silence like a grows.
Hear my that I might teach you,
Take my that I might reach you."
But my words like silent fell,
And echoed
In the of silence

And the bowed and prayed
To the neon god they .
And the sign its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, "The words of the
are written on the walls
And tenement halls."
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.
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Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of silence.

"Fools" said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls."
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.