A Pittance of Time by Terry Kelly

 

 

Predicting the words: 

Read each sentence in the song and try to put in the missing words, based on the context, words that often go together, and grammar.(Is it a noun, verb, adjective?) 

 

LISTENING: 

Listen as many times as you need to and fill in the missing words.  


They fought and some died for their .
They and some died. Now it’s our land 
Look at his little child. There’s no fear in her
Could he not show for other dads who have died? 

Take two , would you mind? 
It’s a pittance of .
For the boys and the girls who over 
In peace may they , may we never why they died. 
It’s a pittance of time 

God forgive me for to strike him 
Give me so as not to be like him 
My heart pounds in my breast, fingers to my lips. 
My throat wants to bawl out. My tongue barely

But two I will bide. 
It’s a pittance of .
For the boys and the who went over 
In peace may they rest, may we never why they died. 
It’s a of time. 

Read the letters and poems of the at home 
They have casualties, battles, and of their own 
There’s a to be paid if you go, if you stay 
Freedom is fought for and won in numerous .

Take two minutes would you ?
It’s a pittance of
For the and the girls all over 
May we never forget our young become
At the end of the it’s a pittance of time 

It takes to fight in your own war. 
It takes courage to someone else’s war. 
Our tell of their own living hell. 
They bring hope to foreign that the hatemongers can’t kill.

Take two , would you mind? 
It’s a pittance of time. 
For the boys and the girls who .
In peacetime our best still don battle
And lay their on the line. 
It’s a pittance of
In Peace may they lest we forget why they  . 
Take a of time 
 

Discussion Questions: 

 

1.  What is a "pittance of time"?

 

2.  What is the message in the song?

 

3.  Do you agree or disagree with the message?  Why or why not?

 

4.   Do you think the video was effective in communicating the message?

 

5.  Would it have changed your behaviour if you had been the man who kept shopping?  Why or whynot?

 

6.  If you were to make a commercial to promote Remembrance Day what would you do?    

 

7. What story would you tell? What images and words would you use?  

 

 


 



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