Edutainment – Bouteiller’s English Teaching in Hong Kong


Next Plane Home by Daniel Powter

It seems a lot of you like this song. Let’s watch it together once again.

1. Whom is the singer singing to?

2. In which situation isn’t the singer home?

3. Why does the singer want to take the next plane home?

4. Is there any metaphors in this song?

5. Who is the target audience of this song?

6. What is the message hidden in the song?


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The singer is singing to his girlfriend. There was not his girlfriend in the singer’s home is not the situation of the singer home. The singer wants to take the next home because the singer wants to find his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s face is the only face he wants to see. I cannot find any metaphors in this song. The target audience of this song is teenagers. The message hidden in this song is we to treasure now. Do not regret in the future.

Comment by Yoyo 2A

YA!~Is quite well!But I think he sing the “Whole world around is better~~”

Comment by JackyLaw 2a14

The singer is singing to his girlfriend.Her girlfriend is not at his home.singer want to take the next plane home because he is very lonely and he miss his girlfriend very much.There is a metaphor in the song .It is ‘I woke up early to baby blue eyes from the fire’.The target audience of this song is women.The message hidden in the song is if you think this thing is important ,do it quickly ,don’t waste the time!

Comment by Trini or 2A (27)

1.The singer is singing to his lover/girlfriend.
2.If the singer’s girlfriend left him, he just like isn’t in the home.
3.It is because the singer is so lonely and her girlfriend isn’t be with him, that’s why he is gonna be on the next plane home.
4.The metaphor is that the singer cannot not live without his girlfriend.
5.The target audience of this song is woman and teenages.
6.The message hidden is don’t miss the chance of everything.

Comment by Koey 2a 11

1. The singer is singing to his girlfriend.
2. When his girl friend isn’t at his home
3. It was because he wants to see his girl friend.
4. I can’t find any metaphors in the song.
5. The target audience of this song is all of the female.
6. The message hidden in the song is don’t waste the time. The time will not wait for you

Comment by Christie (2A19) =]

The singer is singing to his girlfriend. ” I’m so lonely your not here with me. ” The singer said. That means the singer’s girlfriend isn’t his home. The singer wants to take the next plane home because he is lonely and he wants to see his girlfriend.
There are some metaphors. For example, “I woke up early to baby blue eyes from the? ” The target audiences of this song are the girls in the world
The message hidden in the song is to treasure the times and don’t waste the chances anymore.

Comment by becky(2a25)

The singer is singing to his lover or somebody who are important to him. While his lover left the singer away, he is so sad like he cannot come back home. He wants to take the next plane home because he feels very lonely for his lover is not here with him. There are few metaphors in this song. For example “The road that never ends around the bend I see your smile.” The road that never ends means the road is very long. The target audience of this song is the teenagers that they had fallen in love.The message hidden in the song are we need to catch the chance so we no need to regret.

Comment by Tang Nok Lam,Tracy 2A(33)

The singer is singing to his girlfriend or someone who are important to him.When his girlfriend isn’t at his home,then he don’t want to go home.The singer want to take the next plane home because he feels loney when her girlfriend not around him and he think his grilfriend is the only face he want to see.There are only a few metaphors in this song,for example”The road that never ends around the bend I see your smile”It refers the singer think the bend is her girlfriend’s smile,because the singer meet her girlfriend very much.The target audience of this song is the people who are fallen in love.The message hidden in the song is we need to treasure people who are near us,don’t regret when they are not around you.

Comment by Chan Ka Ling,BOBO 2A

1)I think the singer is singing to his girlfriend.
2)when the girl aren’t here with the singer.
3)It was because he want to meet her girlfriend again.
4)There is metaphor in this song ;”plane home” refer to the home that the people always not to stay together.
5)The target audience of this song is the woman that haven’t married.
6)The message hidden in the song is don’t waste the time and used the time in a goodway.

Comment by Sammi 2A

The singer is singing to his girlfriend. When he leave girlfriend alone, he know he do it wrongly and want to come back. Yes,”With every season change, it looks the same”. The target audience of this song is girls. The message hidden in the song is not to do thinks wrongly, or you will so repent.

Comment by Phoebe Tam ( 2A 32 )

The singer is singing to his girlfriend.When his girlfriend isn’t at the singer’s home,he doesn’t want to go back home.The singer wants to take the next plane home because he wants to see his girlfriend again.There is a metaphor in the song.”The road that never ends around the bend I see your smile.”It means if the singer arrives the bend, he will see his girlfriend’s smile.The target audience of this song is the people that miss their girlfriend.The message hidden in this song is we must treasure the times that we live with our parents or friends,otherwise we will regret.

Comment by Shum Ka Kiu,Erica 2a(29)

I think this singer is singing to his girlfriend. When the singer is lonely or nobody with him, it isn’t the siger’s home.

The resons for the singer to take the next plane home maybe there are some sadless around him and he wants to reach another way for him, maybe go to find her girlfriend.

There are some metaphors in this song. ‘With every season change, it looks the same’ I think this line of lyrics can express the misses of the singer’s girlfriend, even the time has passed for a long time.

It is the love song. In my opinion, the target audience of it are girls or maybe the teenagers because I think the messange behind it is to tell peole just left the sadless gone, the Earth keeps running and running in every moment, your future will be bright.

Comment by Mo Sin Ying , Sandy (2A 23)

1.He is singing to the person who he loves
2.because the singer go out to find his girlfriend so he isn’t at home.
3.because he wants to find where is her girlfeind from the sky.
4.the target audience is his girlfriend.
5.the message tells us treasure the thing/people that u love,otherwise regret is not use.

Comment by Choi Chi Hin

He is singing to his girlfriend.When his girlfriend left him alone he feel it’s just like not at home because he think it’s very warm when he is together with his girlfriend as the feel at home.He want to take the next plane home because he feel lonely when she is not being with him,so he want to take it and find her.The metaphors of it is he love his girlfriend so much.The target audience of the song are people who fall in love.The message hidden is his girlfriend is very important to him and he can’t lost her.

Comment by Kristy2a34

The singer sings to her girlfriend,he is looking for her girlfriend because she left singer alone.He want to take another home because he wants to find her girlfriend.I can’t find any metaphors in the song.The target audience of this song is the boys/girls who has parted with his girlfriend/her boyfriend.The massage hidden in this song is to be jealous of the things you have.

Comment by ng chung yin,witton 2A (24)

I think that the singer is singing to his daughter because you can see he finally hand in hand to a little girl,maybe she is his daughter.
I think the singer is a flying personnel and he need to finish all the works in his hands so that he can go back to see his daugher and have a birthday with her.The singer want to see his daughter as soon as possible so he deside to take the next plane home.The metaphor in the song is that people should cherish the time with their family and people who they love to.The target audience of this song is some people who need to work very hard and cause no time back to their family and care of them.The message behind this song is FAMILY LOVE is everything!

Comment by JackyLaw 2a14

I think the singer is singing to his fiancee.Beside,the song mention that he always be a million miles away so he isn’t at his home.Then the singer cann’t believe he missed his lover’s birthday again and he felt londly so he want to take the next plane home.
On the other hand,there are many metaphors in the song,such as’I’d swim across the sea to be with you for a while.’It means that he will do anything if he can see his girlfriend for a while.
The target audience of this song are the lovers.Finally,the message hidden in the song is to everyone need to take good care of their lover.

Comment by Sam from 2a

1.The singer is singing to his girlfriend or someone because .
2.The plane he threw home.(??)P.S.I didn’t know what its asking??
3.It is because the singer wants to see his girlfriend faser so he sat another plane go home.
4.There is a lot of metaphors,e.g. is I’d swim across the sea to be with you for a while.It’s tells me the boy loves his girlfriend very very much.
5. The target audience of this song is his girlfriend.It is because he sings a lot of she and why sat another plane.
6.The message hidden in the song is he loves his girlfriend more than everyone and if she does not here with singer, the singer will felt very lonely .

Comment by Alan Cheng(2a3)

This singer Daniel Powter is singing to his girlfriend.
His home is in other place or country and the singer need to back ‘home’ but he took up with a girl and now before he take he plane home ,he wants to see his girlfriend once more.
I think this sentence ‘The road that never ends next ends around the bend I see your smile’is a metaphor.
I don’t make sense about this song’s target audience because everyone can listen to this song either they are lonely or in love.
I think the hidden message is don’t miss every changes and treasure the relationship.
I loves Daniel Powter ‘s songs very much especially ‘Bad Day’ ,’Am I Still The One’,’You Are Not The One’ and ‘Lie To Me’ ^.^
p.s. And James Blunt the singer’s songs also.

Comment by Danny in 2A

wow I like this singer. I think his voice is pleasant of hear. This song is about the charator who is feel lonely, when his girlfriend is not here with him. I like the music of this song. It can make me feel happy. The target audience of this song is the person who has the same feelings.

Comment by Kwok Ho Yiu Yoyo 2c 17

I think that the singer singing to his daughter,may be the girl at the end of the video is her daughter.i think the singer maybe very busy that he needs to go to business trip.In the song,the singer want to take the next plane home,because he wants to celebrate the birthday of her daughter.i think the metaphors is to remain us that don’t work and work,pay more time on your family and don’t neglect them.i think the singer want to sing this song to the people that always pay attention at their job and neglect their family.the singer want to tell us being together more with your family treatment honest to your family.

Comment by Chou Ho Yee 2a(4)

The singer sings this song to the person who he likes a lot,maybe his family or girlfriend.He is far away from his region because he needs to work,he cannot meet with the important person.He feels sad.The day is his important person’s birthday,he must go back to celebrate with her.He missed the person’birthday before,so he don’t want to miss again.He must take the next plane home.He wants to see the face of the person.It just like a love story.
Daniel Richard Powter always brings the wool hat, the qin skill to be exquisite, the outlook has thick can the fashionable feeling.His smile also sweet..

Comment by winnie 2a 9

When i was listening to this song for the first time, I really thought that this is a song about his girlfriend lol, except the nice rythmn…there was nth so special about it…
but after watching this music video, i’ve finally realized that this ain’t a song about his girlfriend but a beautiful song about his daughter, the meaning behind the song is suprisingly touching and moving *v* A simple and lovely story about getting back home for his daughter…Love it, it’s awesome!`
“I can’t believe I missed your birthday again
and I wanna come back but I just dont know when”
I was totally touched and overwhelmed by this line/lyric…don’t you think so?
I’m about get this album from my friend, yeah~ it’s so great` i think i can find great pleasure and enjoyment from the album=] Daniel Powter.

Comment by MiKE 2C28

A song with a happy beat, like today is a new day, forget the past, put it aside, and think only today.Perfect pictures with the plane flyng. Like I’m so free!

Comment by Jeff Yu(1D)(37)

Daniel Powter is singing to his girlfriend.Maybe he is workig or studying overseas.He want to take the next plane home because he misses his girlfriend and want to see her. “With every season change, it looks the same … “That mean he feels that time past so fast,he even don’t notice that the season change. i think the message is “He miss his girlfriend very much.”

Comment by kiko,Pearly,johnny,Fung Sui Yeung 2C

1. Whom is the singer singing to?

2. In which situation isn’t the singer home?

3. Why does the singer want to take the next plane home?

4. Is there any metaphors in this song?

5. Who is the target audience of this song?

6. What is the message hidden in the song?

The songer is singing to his daughter. When he is going on a trip, he couldn’t at home. He missed his daughter’s birthday although he wanted to went back home, so he want to take the next plane home. We should do what you want when you are okey to do so, or you’ll be sad about it.

All the people in the world also are the target audience of these song, because the meaning behind(do what you want , or you’ll be sad about it) is suitable for all kind of people. Child, teenager, adults, old men… all are the target audience.

Comment by Kan Wai Chi 2c 15

Group leader: Kelvin(7)
Srcibe: Gigi(15)
Presenter: Victoria(2)
Group Discussant: Roger(13)

The songer is singing to his daughter. When he is going on a trip, he couldn’t at home. He missed his daughter’s birthday although he wanted to went back home, so he want to take the next plane home. We should do what you want when you are okey to do so, or you’ll be sad about it.

All the people in the world also are the target audience of these song, because the meaning behind(do what you want , or you’ll be sad about it) is suitable for all kind of people. Child, teenager, adults, old men… all are the target audience.

Comment by Kan Wai Chi 2c 15

What a lovely song!! When I have finished watched the video I found that he is singing to his daughter.The singer is not at home because he is busy but he wants to take the next plane home to see his daughter, he miss her so much!’ And I’ve always been a million miles away’, it means that he always far away from his daughter. I think the target audience of this song is all of us and especially for his daughter. The singer want to stay with his daughter even just a while, he want to see her… I think it is the hidden message.

Comment by Susana Chin

What a lovely song!! When I have finished watched the video I found that he is singing to his daughter.The singer is not at home because he is busy but he wants to take the next plane home to see his daughter, he miss her so much!’ And I’ve always been a million miles away’, it means that he always far away from his daughter. I think the target audience of this song is all of us and especially for his daughter. The singer want to stay with his daughter even just a while, he want to see her… I think it is the hidden message.

Comment by Susana Chin

Group leader:(38)
scribe:mattehw(6)
presenter:fiona(34)
Group discussant:jimmy(40)

He’s singing to his wife.Because he did sth wrong,she departed,but he felt repent and lonely.He went out to find her.
One of the metaphor is on the fifth par.The roads ar never ends becasuse he hasn’t found her and he continued to seek for her.
The target audience is his wife,he want her to forgive him and show his sincerity of her

Comment by matthew

Group leader: Chu Wai Yin(8)
Srcibe: Susana(5)
Presenter: Wong Ho Ching(39)
Group Discussant: Ricky(21)

What a lovely song!! When I have finished watched the video I found that he is singing to his daughter.The singer is not at home because he is busy but he wants to take the next plane home to see his daughter, he miss her so much!’ And I’ve always been a million miles away’, it means that he always far away from his daughter. I think the target audience of this song is all of us and especially for his daughter. The singer want to stay with his daughter even just a while, he want to see her… I think it is the hidden message.

Comment by Susana Chin

Group leader: Karen(27)
Scribe: Eve(36)
Presenter: Yeung(31)
Group Discussant:Elaine

The singer is singing to his daughter. When he left his daughter, he missed her so much and he wanted to see her, so he felt he isn’t at home. The singer wanted to take the next plane home because he wants to find his daughter. The target audience of this song is the world of daughters. The message hidden in the song is you should cherish every thing. Don’t repend at last.

Comment by Wong Hiu Fu 2c (36)

The singer singing to his mother,I think.His mother died and he felt that he was homeless.It is because he has thought about a new life and he only want to see his mother’s face.The metaphor is ”I just wanna come home”,maybe.He just sings to everyone and must take care of their mothers.

Comment by TAM CHAU WING

Group leader: Ng Hing Yu(29)
Srcibe: jeffrey(11)
Presenter:kelly(9)
Discussant:Christy(16)
The song is singing to his daughter,a little cute girl.It is because he is too busy and doesn’t has time to see his little daughter.He feels so lonely because his daughter does here with the singer.He is impatience to go home.Yes ,there are some metaphor in the song.Like,”and I’ve always been a million miles away”It refer to the singer is very far from his daughter.We think the target audience of this song is all of us .It told us that we must to cherish every moment.

Comment by Jeffrey(2c 11)

This song is singing to his girlfriend / wife/ daughter. They aren’t at home.He thinks that they are important for him. He feels loney at that time.This song told us about we should to treasure all of the moment of our life. Don’t miss anyone or thing around us.The target audience is everyone.

Comment by ng woon ting.wendy2c30

Group leader: Wong Hang Tat(37)
Srcibe:Jano(32) Lee X E(25)
Presenter:Wong Hang Tat(37)
Discussant:Lee X in(26)
Group leader: Wong Hang Tat(37)
Srcibe:Jano(32) Lee X E(25)
Presenter: Wong Hang Tat(37)
Discussant: Lee X in(26)
This song is singing to the daughter. All the day, every season and even his daughter birthday, he is not in home. He wants to take the next plane home because he wants to see his daughter.” The daughter is just like a angel”, this is a metaphor, It tell us his daughter is a angel for him. The target audience of this song is all fathers in this world. It tell us that we can stay with our family is a good things.

Comment by WONG HANG TAT

Group leader: 2C (19)
Discuss-tor: 2C (20)
Scribe: 2C (23) Johnny
Presenter: 2C (12)

The singer is singing to his daughter. He is lonely and grey because he cannot see his daughter at home, he is far away from his home. He wants to take the next plane home because he misses his daughter very much, in the past he cannot stay with his daughter,
according the sentence ‘ I can’t believe I missed your birthday again ’. There is a metaphors in the song – ‘ With every season change, it looks the same, … ’. It means the singer works with his full attention so he forgets the time flies and does not have time to observe the things happen around him, and his daughter is waiting for him so long. The target audience in this song is the daddies who are busy at work, the message hidden in this song is said to them – please take good care of your children, your live not just working andmoney, it should be the love and happy experience with them.

Sorry! I forget the English names of my group members. I will post the English names with this report again later.

Comment by Johnny

Group leader: 2C (19)
Discuss-tor: 2C (20)
Scribe: 2C (23) Johnny
Presenter: 2C (12)

The singer is singing to his daughter. He is lonely and grey because he cannot see his daughter at home, he is far away from his home. He wants to take the next plane home because he misses his daughter very much, in the past he cannot stay with his daughter,
according the sentence ‘ I can’t believe I missed your birthday again ’. There is a metaphors in the song – ‘ With every season change, it looks the same, … ’. It means the singer works with his full attention so he forgets the time flies and does not have time to observe the things happen around him, and his daughter is waiting for him so long. The target audience in this song is the daddies who are busy at work, the message hidden in this song is said to them – please take good care of your children, your live not just working and money, it should be the love and happy experience with them.

Sorry! I forget the English names of my group members. I will post the English names with this report again later.

Comment by Johnny

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He’s singing to his wife.Because he did sth wrong,she departed,but he felt repent and lonely.He went out to find her.Yes ,there are some metaphor in the song.Like,”and I’ve always been a million miles away”It refer to the singer is very far from his daughter.We think the target audience of this song is all of us .The message hidden in the song is don’t waste the time.

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