Grammar focus on: reported and direct speech
Activity: fill in the blanks exercise + turn reported into direct speech
Be A Boy
Lyrics taken from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/robbie+williams/be+a+boy_21042611.html
Linguistic aspects: I would like to say only a few words about this song, starting exactly from bout, usually used as a noun to refer to a very short period that someone can devote entirely to himself. Here I guess it is a colloquial form for "about", but I am not so sure!
Secondly, you carve your name into the street when you become very important and a whole street is named after you!Yet, in English you can also say that a plan, idea or suggestion is carved in stone or on tablets of stone if it has been fixed and cannot be changed for any reason.
Finally, the expression it takes a big man to be someone is probably a quotation of an other saying or song that means that without someone who is very rich and powerful at your back, you cannot become famous.