Tuesday, 7 August 2012

FUN.- "Some Nights"

Do you believe that our personality can be modified through the night? This question was extremely important for the FUN.  and therefore, today we analyse their latest hit, "Some Nights", undoubtedly a must for those who really want to test their knowledge about phrasal verbs and prepositions in general. The following activity is particularly addressed to those who want to join the First and Advanced Cambridge examinations.

Level: intermediate 

Grammar focus on: prepositions, phrasal verbs

Activity:  fill-in-the gap 

Some Nights

Lyrics taken from: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/fun/somenights.html


Linguistic aspects: 1) Originally, the noun hype refers to the great use of advertisements and other publicity influencing people everyday; hence the expression I don't believe the hype meaning that I am not a fool who can be easily deceived. 2) Con (or con man) is the abbreviated form for confidence man, i.e. someone who swindles an other by means of a confidence trick (see http://www.thefreedictionary.com/) . Here it is clear that the protagonist doesn't trust his sister's boyfriend at all! 3) A new entry is jack as verb in the expression to jack my style: an informal use, that probably means to raise to a higher level.  4) To conclude, to get one's distance has quite the same meaning of to keep one's distance from somebody/something.