Monday, June 24, 2013

Simple Plan (Français)




Lisez la description du groupe:


Simple Plan est un groupe de musique pop punk de Montréal au Québec, créé en 1999.
Le groupe est composé de cinq musiciens québécois, le groupe n'a pas changé de membre depuis sa création en 1999. Les membres sont :
  • Pierre Bouvier : Chant, guitare, piano
  • Sébastien Lefebvre : Guitare rythmique, chœurs,
  • Jeff Stinco : Guitare solo
  • David Desrosiers : Basse, bamboula, chœurs,
  • Chuck Comeau : Batterie


Écoutez le clip et répondez aux questions de compréhension suivantes:


YOUTUBE:


1. Simple plan is:


a) French (from France)           b) from Northern Ontario               c) French-Canadian



2.  What are three different ways to say Hello in French?


______________                        __________________                         _______________



3.  What are the names of the members of Simple Plan in this video clip?


__________________                    ____________________             _________________



4. Que faites-vous dans la vie? means.....


a)  What do you like to do?    b) What do you do for a living?  c) What instrument to do you play?




5. Which member plays le bamboula? (Le bamboula is a type of drum).


______________________________



6.  Lancer can mean “to throw” but in this case lancer means:


a)  to release albums                            b) to record albums               c) to sell albums



7.  What countries are they touring in Europe?


______________      ________________        ____________              _____________



______________      ________________        ____________              _____________



8. Who is asking the questions?    


_________________________________




9. Why do you think the band recorded this Youtube French Lesson clip?


________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



10. Do you think being bilingual  (knowing two languages) helps the band?


_____________________________________________________________________









Feb 13. 2012


After more than a decade of pumping out pop-punk hits, Montreal’s Simple Plan only recently felt comfortable enough to release a French version of one of their songs.
The fivesome actually recorded Jet Lag in Canada’s two official languages, Mandarin and Indonesian. For each version, the Simple Ones recruited a different female singer — such as Britain’s Natasha Bedingfield, Quebec songstress Marie-Mai, Chinese vocalist Kelly Cha, and Indonesian pop-rocker Tantri, who fronts a band known as KOTAK.
The French version, which features Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier and Marie-Mai trading lyrics in English et en français, recently earned the band an NRJ Award in Cannes, France — for Best francophone Band/Duo — proving the guys should really take more advantage of their bilingualism.
“I know we’re all French, we all speak French, but to actually sing a song in French is a whole different thing and we were all a bit nervous about it and not so sure how it would be received,” says drummer Chuck Comeau. “It ended up being the biggest song we ever had in France and Quebec … and then, to win the award … it was really cool. I think it shows that when you take a risk, most of the time you’re right to actually do it. It makes something more special.”
(Having said that, he’s not sure if the band will release more songs in French — or non-English languages — though he’s open to the idea. “Maybe,” he says. “Why not?”)
Simple Plan performs Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Rexall Place with Marianas Trench, All Time Low and These Kids Wear Crowns. Tickets are $29.50 and $45.50, or four for $88, plus service charges  at Ticketmaster. Click here to read more about the band’s special projects.


Watch the English/French music video version of Jet Lag below.


Écoutez le clip et remplissez les tirets avec les mots que vous entendez:


YOUTUBE CLIPS:

Official Video (English/French version ft. Marie-Mai)



Lyrics and Song (English/French version ft. Marie-Mai)



"Jet Lag" par Simple Plan  ft. Marie-Mai
Quelle ______________ est-il ou tu es?
Un autre avion et tu repars
Je me sens si loin si tu savais
J'attends ton retour encore
C'est comme si on vivait a l'envers
J'aimerais te dire qu'on pourra si faire
But trying to figure the ______________________ makin me crazy
You say good morning when it's midnight
Going out of my head alone in this bed
Quand je m'__________________ tu te reveilles
Et je compte les heures j'en perds le sommeil
and my heart heart heart is so jet lagged
heart heart heart is so jet lagged
heart heart heart is so jet lagged
so jet lagged
Je te ______________________ quand tu n'es pas la
Dans une _____________________________ je reviendrai
Je perds mon souffle quand tu t'en vas
Je m'_________________________ a tes cotes
Meme si j'essaie de l'ignorer
Tu es toujours la dans mes pensees
Trying to figure out the time zone's makin me crazy
You say good morning when it's midnight
Going out of my head alone in this bed
Quand je m'endors tu te reveilles
Et je compte les heures j'en perds le sommeil
and my heart heart heart is so jet lagged
heart heart heart is so jet lagged
heart heart heart is so jet lagged
so jet lagged
Je suis ____________________sans toi
je t'attends encore
Je suis perdu sans toi
mais rentre il est tard
Je suis perdu sans toi
Et je veux vivre ton aurore
Je suis perdu sans _______________
Et qu'on s'en sorte plus fort
And turn the hour hand back to when you were holding me
You say good morning when it's _______________________
Going out of my head alone in this bed
Quand je m'endors tu te reveilles
Et je compte les heures i miss when
You say ________________________when it's midnight
Going out of my head alone in this bed
Quand je m'endors tu te reveilles
Et je compte les heures j'en perds le sommeil
and my heart heart heart is so jet lagged
heart heart heart is so jet lagged

heart heart heart is so jet lagged so jet lagged


Read the questions and discuss with a partner.

1. What do you think the song is about? 
2. Why do you think Simple Plan would release a song in English and in French?
3. Do you know anything about the female singer, Marie-Mai? Who do you think Marie-Mai is?


Click here for more information on Marie-Mai




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