Category: FRIENDSHIPS


Paco Llorens – Friendship is…

Friendship is a very important thing in life. The reason is because we spend a lot of time with our friends, we have a lot in common with them, we share many experiences and, sometimes, they know more about us even than our family.

A loyal friend helps us in our bads moments, giving good advices and trying to cheer us up.

On the other hand, in our good moments, a friend must be fun. Another important thing is that he usually has the same hobbies as you, and he usually thinks in the way you do.

Queen – Friends will be Friends

Another red letter day,
So the pound has dropped and the children are creating,
The other half ran away,
Taking all the cash and leaving you with the lumber,
Got a pain in the chest,
Doctors on strike what you need is a rest

It’s not easy love, but you’ve got friends you can trust,
Friends will be friends,
When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention,
Friends will be friends,
When you’re through with life and all hope is lost,
Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end

Now it’s a beautiful day,
The postman delivered a letter from your lover,
Only a phone call away,
You tried to track him down but somebody stole his number,
As a matter of fact,
You’re getting used to life without him in your way

It’s so easy now, cos you got friends you can trust,
Friends will be friends,
When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention,
Friends will be friends,
When you’re through with life and all hope is lost,
Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends (right till the end)

Laura Torres – Friendship

             In my opinion, friendship is one of the most important things in our life. A good friend is who is for you everytime you need them, despite the distance, their jobs or whatever. They are important in good moments, in order to celebrate your victories, but when you need them most is in bad moments. In those moments, they encourage you, they help you to make decisions and they try to change your mind although their words aren’t what you want to hear. Of course, in order to have a good friend you should be a good friend, too. Nevertheless, you don’t mind helping them, you do it without any effort. You almost always know which are their feelings and you also know what they need!

Friends like this are very few., but you will know that you aren’t alone, even if you have only one.

There’s a song which represents what friendship is for me. I know it’s very typical, but is the best song to describe it!



THE REMBRANDT’S – I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU

So no one told you life was gonna be this way

Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A. (D.O.A.=Dead on arrival. A person who has died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital)

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear

And it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year

but..

I’ll be there for you

When the rain starts to pour

I’ll be there for you

Like I’ve been there before

I’ll be there for you

‘Cuz you’re there for me too…

You’re still in bed at ten

And work began at eight

You’ve burned your breakfast

So far… things are goin’ great

Your mother warned you there’d be days like these

Oh but she didn’t tell you when the world has brought

You down to your knees that…

I’ll be there for you

When the rain starts to pour

I’ll be there for you

Like I’ve been there before

I’ll be there for you

‘Cuz you’re there for me too…

No one could ever know me

No one could ever see me

Seems you’re the only one who knows

What it’s like to be me

Someone to face the day with

Make it through all the rest with

Someone I’ll always laugh with

Even at my worst I’m best with you, yeah

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear

And it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month,

or even your year…

I’ll be there for you

When the rain starts to pour

I’ll be there for you

Like I’ve been there before

I’ll be there for you

‘Cuz you’re there for me too…

I’ll be there for you

I’ll be there for you

I’ll be there for you

‘Cuz you’re there for me too…

              

raquel pico



From my point of view, the concept of friendship changes with the age. At the beginning, when we’re little children and we think in our friends, we’re thinking in someone to play with and to have fun. Then, when we’re teenagers, we expect more from them; we look for loyalty, fidelity…someone you can trust to unburden yourself. But when we grow up, our minds change again, and we became more and more demanding of these we call friends.

We want someone honest, trustworthy and reliable, someone you can count on but asks nothing in return; but at the same time he/she has to be patient and a perky person (you have to enjoy with him/her).

In the other hand, nowadays we have friendship overload, we have friends from school, work, holidays… etc and we don’t have time to give back all of them the things we’re demanding, so at the end we have to make a selection of those who really deserve our time and efforts.

In conclusion, I believe that the best friend is the one that is attentive but not possessive, and doesn’t judge you.

Here we have two old friends…..

I’ve chosen this movie,  Stand By Me by Rob Reiner. It’s a 1986 American film that talks about four children friendship.

The story is located in a small town, CastleRock, in September of 1959. One of our four friends overheards from his old brother that one child was struck by a train, and his body is believed to be missed in the woods;so they decided to embark in a two day journey near the town to see if they can find the body.

During the adventure,the four friends find the time to unburden themselves about their personal problems, special situations and fears.

I like this film because it remembers me that a good friend is the one who believes in you,whatever happens.

Another film I like is called Peter’s Friends by Kenneth Branagh;It talks about some friends that haven’t being in touch for ten years because their lives had taken different ways. One of them decides to organize a party to meet them again.Some things have change but others not.

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MY FRIENDS

 

My friends are so depressed

I feel the question

of your loneliness

Confide…’cause I’ll be on your side

You know I will,you know I will

Ex-girlfriend called me up

alone asnd desperate

On the prison phone

They want…to give her seven years

for being sad

I love all of you

hurt by the cold

so hard and lonely too

when you don’t know yourself.

My friends are so distressed

and standing on

the brick of emptiness

no words..I know of to spress

this emptiness.

Imagine me tought by tragedy

relase is peace

I heard a little girl

and what she said

was something beautiful

to give …your love

no matter what.

 

FRIENDSHIP by LAURA BILBAO

Friendship is one of the most important thing in the people’s life. By and large,either women or men need people of both sexes to talk about their feelings and their daily experiences.

In my opinion,two people understanding ,good listeners and sinceres to each other are having a real friendship . People who are capable to have empathy and try to help the other in any bad o good situation.

In our daily life, we try to keep in touch with other people and we chatting with them. But we would have to differenciate two different types of people. It would be people whom you talk to and you meet them once or twice a week. You get on well with them and you share a lot of hobbies and interests, but you don’t really call them if you were in bad moment. This people would be your close friends. Close friends are a type of people whom must be cared. They must be cared because they always will be beside you in any situation and they try to understand you. Furthermore, close friends always want the best for you and you for them. So I think that we should treat them as a treasures!!

 

 

YOU’LL BE IN MY HEART: PHIL COLLINS

Come, stop your crying.
It will be all right.
Just take my hand,
Hold it tight.
I will protect you
From all around you.
I will be here,
Don’t you cry.

For one so small,
You seem so strong.
My arms will hold you,
Keep you safe and warm.
This bond between us
Can’t be broken.
I will be here,
Don’t you cry.

‘Cos you’ll be in my heart.
Yes, you’ll be in my heart.
From this day on,
Now and forever more.
You’ll be in my heart,
No matter what they say.
You’ll be here in my heart, always.

Why can’t they understand
The way we feel?
They just don’t trust
What they can’t explain.
I know we’re different but,
Deep inside us,
We’re not that different at all.

And you’ll be in my heart.
Yes, you’ll be in my heart.
From this day on,
Now and forever more.

Don’t listen to them,
‘Cos what do they know?
We need each other,
To have, to hold.
They’ll see in time,
I know.

When destiny calls you,
You must be strong.
I may not be with you,
But you’ve got to hold on.
They’ll see in time,
I know.
We’ll show them together.

‘Cos you’ll be in my heart.
Yes, you’ll be in my heart.
From this day on,
Now and forever more.

Oh, you’ll be in my heart.
No matter what they say,
You’ll be in my heart, always,
Always.

FILM: THE FOX AND THE HOUND (DISNEY FILM)

This film is a Walt Disney Production directed by Tim Burton. It’s about a real friendship between two diferents animals, a fox called Tod and a hound called Toby. They met and became friends since they were little animals but they didn’t know that it changed in a future because of their nature. The hound’s owner taught him how to be a good fox hunter . So, he forgot his old friend and he became his enemy. In this way, they tried to put their relationhip on a test.

I think that friendship is a superior category of relation between human beings. I mean, for example you can have a brother and he may be a very good friend of you, but also it can happen that two brothers were not real friends, in spite of the fact that perhaps they love each other very much and everyone wishes for the other all the best. It can happen also between persons without relationship, such as colleagues from work, or occasional fellows, neighbours, etc. You can have a very nice relation, for example, with colleagues at work, but perhaps they aren’t real friends of yours.

What should be desirable is to have a good friendship with people who are around one’s life. The people who are close to you; such as comrades who fight for the same objectives and ideals than yours, even your wife, your son, etc., should be your friends. But also it can happen that friendship doesn’t emerge from a close relation between two persons.

On the whole, people use to call friend to any circumstantial fellow, but the reality is that we can find even a couple of  lovers, or even a marriage who are not real friends.

From my point of view a couple of fellows become friends when they have shared part of their history in common, when both of them have suffered and enjoyed many common experiences, and these experiences have been had sometimes even in a conspiratorial way.

All this makes them to know very well each other, and to trust each other. A good fellow can become a real friend when he/she shares with you risks and secrets, when you have the same ideals and ambitions, when you understand each other and are able to forgive each other, and you both know how to listen each other, and you are ready to help each other when the other has a problem.

This way friendship can unite, for example, two young poets who lived in the same university college, the residencia de estudiantes from the Madrid of the twenties in the twentieth century, named Federico Garcia Lorca and Jorge Guillen. They had the same passion for the literature, the same political wills and they shared the same group of friends. They were real friends with the same risks, fight for the culture, and so. In those years they also were quite happy as we can see by the letter that Federico sent to Jorge

in February, 1927, where he draw that funny cock and was telling him all their projects.

This can be an example to see how a couple of fellows can become real friends, and a group of comrades can continue been good friends till their death.

We can find another, literary and metaphoric but nice, example of the beginning of friendship at the end of the film Casablanca, from Michael Curtis, and being actors Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains

The end

Jose Bosca, for first assignment, group English NA2, 12h Tu-Th, EOIVAL.

FRIENDSHIP. Hortensia Hinjos

Everybody says friendship is one of  the most important things in their lives. And they are right. It’s easy to recognize a good friend:  it’s always close to you.

However, I feel we never think about what’s really friendship. Do you realize that we are also friends with someone? Usually we ask others to be happy when we are happy and to be sad when we are sad. But we don’t think about our own behavior.  Are we good friends? Probably not as good as we should be. Sometimes we get so busy that we fail to our friends. Or maybe, in other cases, we do not know how to  be or what to say. We aren’t as perfect as we think.

Therefore, when a friend fails us, we should give him a second chance. It’s important to take care of our friends!!!!

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One of my favourite songs is “you’ve got a friend” by James Taylor. I know it’s an old (very very old) song, but I like it.

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When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, oh, nothing is going right.
—————— and think of me and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest ————–

You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring,———-  or fall, all you got to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend.

If the ——- above you should turn dark and full of ———-
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together, call my name out loud, yeah.
Soon I’ll be knocking upon your———-
You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am
I’ll come ———-  (oh, yes I will) to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you got to do is call and I’ll be there yeah yeah yeah.

Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend?———–  can be so cold.
They’ll hurt you and desert you. Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don’t you let them.

You just call out ———-, and you know wherever I am.
I’ll come running to see you again.
(oh baby don’t you know)
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you got to do is call, Lord, I’ll be there,yes i will
you’ve got a friend. You’ve got a friend.
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend. Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.

To be a good friend is not  an easy issue, because sometimes you can disappoint  someone, not on purpose.In the long run, friendship, as well as loving or family relationships, change with the past of the time. In other words, friendship  isn´t  something static.

On the other hand, there are different  kinds of friends, some for going to parties , others to practice sports and others for talking or sharing feelings.

If you are so lucky to keep in touch with them, the childhood´s friends are those  that may  know you better and they can make you feel really natural and comfortable.
Finally I firmly believe that the best friends are those  you can trust on them completely,  you can unburden yourself and can ask them for help any time.

SONG: “I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU”

So no one told you life was gonna be this way *clap*clap*clap*clap*

Your job’s a _____, you’re _____, your love life’s DOA

It’s like you’re always stuck in ____  _____
When it hasn’t been your ___, your ___, your ____, or even your year

but..

I’ll be there for you
When the rain starts __ _____
I’ll be there for you
Like I’ve been ____  _____
I’ll be there for you
‘Cuz you’re there for me too…

You’re still in bed at ten and ____  _____ at eight
You’ve burned your_______ so far… things are goin’ great

Your mother warned you there’d __  ___ ___ these
Oh but she didn’t tell you when the world has brought
You down to ____   ____ that…

I’ll be there for you

I’ll be there for you
When the rain starts __ _____
I’ll be there for you
Like I’ve been ____  _____
I’ll be there for you
‘Cuz you’re there for me too..

No one could ever ____   ___
No one could ever ___ ____
Seems you’re the only one who knows
What it’s like to __ ___
Someone to face the day with
Make it through all the rest with
Someone I’ll always ____ ____
Even at my worst I’m best with you, yeah

It’s like you’re always stuck in ____  _____
When it hasn’t been your ___, your ___, your ____, or even your year

I’ll be there for you
When the rain starts __ _____
I’ll be there for you
Like I’ve been ____  _____
I’ll be there for you
‘Cuz you’re there for me too..

I’ll be there for you
I’ll be there for you
I’ll be there for you
‘Cuz you’re there for me too..

FRIENDSHIP

Friends are part of our life.

Throughout our life, we meet lot of people.

Some of they, we never are going to see them again, but other, make our friends.

Classmate, workmate, old partners… all of them are our friends.

With some of they, you only have a long talk, with other, you go out for dinner or to take some drinks, and with other, you´ll probably like to travel.

They are differents, but all of them have something in common:

ONE DAY, THEY ESTABLISHED A FRIENDSHIP WITH YOU.

                                

                                                 JOKE

 

 

LYRICS

                                             Blood On Blood

Blood On Blood lyrics
Songwriters: Bon Jovi, Jon; Sambora, Richard S.; Child, Desmond;

I can still remember when I was just a kid
When friends were friends forever and what you said was what you did
Well, it was me and Danny and Bobby we cut each other’s hands
Held tight to a promise only brothers understand

But we were so young
(So young)
One for all and all for one
(For one)
Just as sure as the river’s gonna run

Blood on blood, one on one
We’d still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I’ll be here for you till kingdom come
Blood on blood

Well, Bobby was our hero ’cause he had his fake I.D.
When I got busted stealing cigarettes Bobby took the rap for me
Well Danny knew this white trash girl we each threw in a ten
She took us to this cheap motel and turned us into men

When we were so young
(So young)
One for all and all for one
(For one)
Just as sure as the river’s gonna run

Blood on blood, one on one
We’d still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I’ll be here for you till kingdom come
Blood on blood

Now Bobby, an uptown lawyer Danny, a medicine man
And me, I’m just the singer in a long haired rock ‘n’ roll band
Through the years and miles between us it’s been a long and lonely ride
But if I got that call in the dead of the night, I’d be right by your side

Blood on blood, blood on blood
Just that blood
Blood on blood, blood on blood

Blood on blood, one on one
We’d still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I’ll be here for you till kingdom come
Blood on blood, yeah

Blood on blood, blood on blood
Blood on blood, blood on blood
Blood on blood, blood on blood

                                              FILM

Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, have to cope with the fact that their parents divorced and that there is a new woman in their father’s life: Isabel, a successful photographer. She does her best to treat the kids in a way that makes them still feel at home when being with their dad, but also loves her work and does not plan to give it up. But Jackie, a full-time mother, regards Isabel’s efforts as offensively insufficient. She can’t understand that work can be important to her as well as the kids. The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnose of cancer, which might may be deadly for Jackie. They all have to learn a little in order to grow together. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

elenadiez.friendship

Friendship  is  for me

a special feeling

that two

or more people share,

and the reason

why you are ready

to make these

people

feel well.

A friend is like

another part of

you, living

in this planet

too.

For me,

friendship

is one

of the most

beautiful

human being’s

feelings.


VOCABULARY EXERCISE:

Match the following words  (from the song) with the correct definition:

1) mumble

2) stumble

3) humble

4) gumption


a) a person that is not proud and does not believe they are

better than other people.

b) people who are able to think what it would be sensible to

do in a particular situation, and they do it .

c) speak very quietly and not at all clearly with the result

that the words are difficult to understand.

d) you put your foot down awkwardly while you are walking

or running and nearly fall over.


Ximo – Friendship

We need friends almost like we need our family. In my opinion, friendship is very important in our lives and very difficult to find, as well. We have lots of friens but sometimes we ask to ourselves if we know true friendship, sometimes we say no, sometimes we say yes. What I’m trying to say is when we’re in a difficult situation and we need  some help we realize who is close to us and who is not.

Song: Miss Celie’s Blues from The Color Purple.

This song is written by Shug (Margaret Avery) to Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) in grateful, because Celie had been looking after Sug, despite Sug hadn’t been kind with Celie.

 

LIRICS

Woh woh ..........    

Uhm uhm ..........

Uhm uhm ..........

Sister,

you've been on my ----

Sister, we're --- of a kind

So sister,

I'm keepin' my eyes on you

I ------ think

I don't know nothin'

But singin' the -----

Oh sister, have I got news for you

I´m somethin'

I ---- you think

that you´re somethin' too

Oh, Scufflin',

I been up that -------- road

And I seen a lot of suns goin' down

Oh, but ----- me

No low life's gonna run me around

So let me tell you somethin' sister

-------- your name

No twister,

gonna steal your stuff away

My sister

Sho' ain't got a ----- lot of time

So shake your shimmy,

Sister

'Cause ----- this 'shug

is feelin' fine
(mind, two, betcha, blues, hope, lonesome, trust, remember, whole, honey)

Film: BEACHES

First time they met they promised to each other they would be in touch forever, and they did, despite the distance and other problems between them.

This film perfectly shows what  true fienship is.