Tom’s Diner, by Suzanne Vega



Song, listening & vocabulary


A diner is a small, usually inexpensive restaurant with a long counter and designed to resemble a dining car on a train. They are characteristic of American life, especially in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and in other areas of the Northeastern United States, as well as in the Midwest.




You can find the original video here: https://youtu.be/58Nz7y26Tfs

1.Listen to the song and mark the words mentioned.

Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner from Maria Padró Casas on Vimeo.

morning
tea
Milk
umbrella
afternoon
chair
corner
Rain
table
window
clock
cake
horoscope
midnight
boy
cathedral
train
question
picnic
reflection
Paper
eyes
woman
waiter
voice



2.Listen again if necessary  and answer the questions below. Afterwards, read the lyrics and compare your responses.

  1. Where is she?
  2. What is she doing?
  3. What is she thinking about?
  4. Who else is mentioned in the song? What are they doing?
  5. Is this a happy or a sad song? Why?


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