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20The Word Up Project: Level BlueUnit 3 - Wild Ride3A IntroductionDreaming is pretty amazing. Each night, we close our eyes and are taken to places where crazy things occur. Sometimes it seems that we can control our dreams and we’re able to do whatever we want. Other times, it seems as though our dreams control us, and we’re just along for the wild ride.3B Song LyricsDark clouds filled the afternoon sky,Another tedious, boring day passing by.I was tired of TV, my laziness was contagious,Spreading, I think I heard a sigh from my neighbor.But who could have saved us from this boredom?A board game? I can’t stand ‘em, I deplorethem. I lolledon the sofa, lounged with ease,And like 1, 2, 3, I was counting sheep.Next thing I knew, my mom was shaking me,She criticized and chastisedme for sleeping.Then a strange thing happened as I opened my eyes,My mother started to hover and float up to the sky.“Mom! Have you been changed or modified?”I could hardly see, I was borderline blind.But up she went, through the clouds and toward the stars,This day got crazy-weird, I mean really bizarreIt’s a wild ride...I found my sister, but she was messed up,I mean, something with the kid sis was amiss.I asked her, “You okay?” It got wilder yet,‘Cause my sister spoke a real strange dialect,Another language, but not Spanish or Russian,I mean a crazy tongue from outer space or something.It might sound ridiculous or preposterous,But she was looking just like a rhinoceros.Spontaneously, out of the blue,My mom started to fight me, using kung fu.Now I don’t want to hit my mama so I ran around the corner,If she hit me with the roundhouse, I would have been a goner.Nothing could availme or help me out,So I started to cry and scream and shout.It all culminated, came to an ending though,When my sister cried, “Dinner time, bro!”As I opened my eyelids, my dreams subsided,They sunk away like a river’s tide did.20
But my nightmare wasn’t even over yet,‘Cause when I looked at my plate, there was cream of spinach!Hook3C Words DefinedBelow you’ll find each vocabulary word that was used in the song. Each word is followed by the part of speech, a simple definition and a meaningful sentence. Some words will also have synonyms, antonyms and other forms of the word listed.1. amiss(adj)in a faulty way, astray, or wrongWhen my parents came home from being gone all weekend, they saw how clean the house was and immediately knew something was amiss.Synonyms: faulty, improper, flawed, askew, awryOther forms: Amiss can also be an adverb: Something’s gone amiss!2. avail(verb)to be of use to; to helpThe doctor’s best efforts did not availthe dying patient.Synonyms: to benefit, aidOther forms: Availcan also be a noun meaning “use or advantage” as in: His strength was of little or no availin digging himself out from under the avalanche.

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