What's good about this video is that everything the singers say and
sing is written on the
It also describes a very important subject (the treating of children
with psychiatric drugs, such as Ritalin
and others), and can be a good topic for encouraging debates in English.
Watch the video carefully, and do the practice.
more difficult words are explained in a glossary just below –
it when there is a word you do not understand or unsure of. (For the
full definitions use a good dictionary.)
write down all the new words you learn. You will need them in the
order of appearance)
That shows no feeling or emotion.
To show proudly something you have so that other people will be
Physical education (sport and exercise taught in school).
To fill with something.
To describe someone in certain way, usually unfairly.
To give someone drugs.
To make a long and loud cry.
To the letter
Exactly or completely.
Made calm because of drugs.
Made more dumb.
Feeling as if you don't have enough space or are not free.
Unable to feel, think or react normally.
Controlled in an unpleasant way.
Says what she's thinking, speaks openly.
Not any more.
Rocks the boat
A tisket, a
tasket, her mind is in a basket
Probably based on this line from a kid's song: "A-tisket a-tasket, a
green and yellow basket."
("Tisket" and "tasket" don't have a meaning and were probably simply
Make a stand
To make a real effort to defend something or stop something.
Get her ass
To be punished or defeated.
To put something in quickly.
Pop a pill
To take a lot of pills regularly.
To put far away.
Take a spill
Being full of life.
More about money and property than anything else (such as art,
Talking about something for a long time without really saying anything
People who treat others in a cruel and unfair way.
To make free from something.
The ones who prescribe (tell others to have) medications and medical
To send someone to someone/something for help.
To drink wine.
To eat dinner.
Wine and dine
To enjoy good (and usually expensive) food and drink.
To produce saliva (the fluid substance in your mouth) because you see
or think about something tasty.
To give control of someone to another person or group.
Fall for it
To be made to believe in something which is not true.
The giant pharmaceutical corporations of the world.
Soldiers holding a defensive position in the face of an extremely
To intentionally damage or destroy something.
Guns operated by one hand.
True and well proved.
(Literally, surrounded by an army which is trying to make them to give
Seriously attacked or under pressure.