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Monday, August 18, 2008

Lesson Plan: Papa Don't Preach by Madonna

1. Listen to the song and put a cross (x) by the lines that aren´t in it.
2. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words

Papa I know you're going to _______ upset
And probably very angry too
Cos I was ______________ your little ___________ (but)
You should know by _____I'm not a baby
Even though I look like one
You always taught me ___________ from ________________
I need your help dad, please be ___________
As an oxMaybe we're ________________ at heart
But I know what I'm saying
The one you warned be all ____________
The one you really didn't like
The one you ____________ I could do without
We're in an awful mess
And I don't mean ___________
Please...Papa don't preach, I'm in _____________ deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
And I've got huge bags under my eyes
But I've made up my ____________, I'm keeping my _________________
I'm gonna keep my baby
He says that he's going to ___________________ me
And I believe him
We can raise a little ________________
Maybe we'll be alright
If you help us with some cash
It's a ______________________
But my _______________ keep telling me to give it up
Saying I'm too young, I ought to live it up
Like going clubbing till the early hours
What I _____________ right now
Is some good advice
Please... papa don't preach...
Daddy daddy if you could only _____________
Just how good he's __________________ _____________________ me
You'd give us your blessing right now
Cos we are in ______________________,
We are in love...


Papa I know youre going to be upset
cause I was always your little girl
But you should know by now
Im not a baby
You always taught me right from wrong
I need your help, daddy please be strong
I may be young at heart
But I know what Im saying
The one you warned me all about
The one you said I could do without
Were in an awful mess, and I dont mean maybe - please
Chorus:
Papa dont preach, Im in trouble deep
Papa dont preach, Ive been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, Im keeping my baby, oh
Im gonna keep my baby, mmm...
He says that hes going to marry me
We can raise a little family
Maybe well be all right
Its a sacrifice
But my friends keep telling me to give it up
Saying Im too young, I ought to live it up
What I need right now is some good advice, please(chorus)
Daddy, daddy if you could only see
Just how good hes been treating me
Youd give us your blessing right nowcause we are in love, we are in love, so please(chorus)
Papa dont preach, Im in trouble deep
Papa dont preach, Ive been losing sleep(repeat)
Oh, Im gonna keep my baby, ooh
Dont you stop loving me daddy
I know, Im keeping my baby

Worksheet sent in by Miriam Garcìa teaching in Spain.

http://www.esl-lounge.com/songs/songpapadontpreach.shtml

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lesson Plan: New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

Pre-Listening Activity:

What do these phrases mean?


*king of the hill:
*little town blues:
*city, that doesn't sleep:
*the very heart of it:
*vagabond shoes:
*longing to stray:
*top of the heap:
*If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere:
*Cream of the crop:

Fill in the blanks:

Start spreading the __________, I'm leaving ____________
I want ____ ______ a part of it - New York, New York
These vagabond __________, are longing to stray
Right through the very _____________ of it - New York, New York
I want to __________ _______in a city, that doesn't sleep
And find I'm ________ of the hill - top of the _______________
These little town ______________, are melting ______________
I'm gonna make a brand new ___________ of it - in old New York
If I _______ make it there, I'll _____________ it anywhere
It's up to you - New York, New York
New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city, that never _____________
To find I'm a number ___________, head of the ______________,
Cream of the ___________ at the top of the ________________.
These little __________ blues, are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand _______ start of it - in _______ New York
If I can make it there, I'm gonna make it anywhere
It's up to you - New York, New York

Post-Listening Activity:

Comprehension Questions:


1. Where is he going?
2. Why does he want to go there?
3. What does he want to do there?
4. What does he think he can accomplish by going there?

Discussion Question:

Would you prefer living in a big city or a small town?
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in both a big city and a small town.
Consider: living expenses, transportation, education, employment, safety...


Full Lyrics

Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it - New York, New York
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it - New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city, that doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill - top of the heap
These little town blues, are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it - in old New York
If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you - New York, New York
New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps
To find I'm a number one, head of the list,
Cream of the crop at the top of the heap.
These little town blues, are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it - in old New York
If I can make it there, I'm gonna make it anywhere
It's up to you - New York, New York


Worksheet sent in by Teresa Gal, Mexico.

http://www.esl-lounge.com/songs/songnewyorknewyork.shtml

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lesson Plan: It's My Life by Bon Jovi

a. pre-listening activity: try to guess some of the words that are wrong or do not appear in the song.

b. listening activity: check the words that you guessed and fill in the blanks while you listen.

Part 1: In this block some nouns don't appear, some of the nouns can be:

Money - Voice - Prayer - Train - Sun - Song - Face


This ain't a _________ for the broken-hearted
No silent _________ for the faith -departed
I ain't gonna be just a __________ in the crowd
You're gonna hear my ____________
When I shout it out loud


Part 2: Chorus. There are 8 words that are wrong; find them and write the correct words:

Highway - Alive(x2) - Life(x3) - Way - Never

It's my wife
It's now or always
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm young
It's my wife
My heart is like an open market
Like Frankie said
I did it my best
I just wanna live while I'm young
It's my wife


Part 3: Find out where some of the following verbs appear:

Make - Stood - Believe - Eating - Getting - Backed

This is for the ones who ________ their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never ________ down
Tomorrow's _____________ harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to ________ your own breaks

(Chorus)

Part 4: As in the previous section some verbs have disappeared from the lyrics:

Calling - Telling - Bet - Bend - Back - Break - Stand

Better ________ tall when they're __________ you out
Don't _________, don't __________, baby, don't _________ down

(Chorus)

c. post-listening activity: do you know the meaning of:

-Broken-Hearted:
-Ain't:
-Alive:
-Gonna:
-Highway:
-Wanna:
"It's My Life"
This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud
[Chorus:]
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive (It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life
This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks
[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive (It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life
Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down
[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive (It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive (It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lesson Plan: Angels by Robbie Williams

A) Fill in the gaps.

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my _________ ( destiny )
And do they know
The places _________ we go
When we're ________ ( an adj.) and _________ ( = young )
'Cause I've _______ ( past participle: be) told
That salvation lets their wings ___________ ( = fold )
So when I'm _________ ( put your body in a resting position) in my bed
___________ ( ideas produced by thinking ) running through my head
And I feel that love is __________ ( not alive )
I'm loving angels instead.
Chorus
And through it all she _________ ( proposes) me protection
A lot of ________ ( = hate ) and __________ ( kindness )
Whether I'm _________ ( write / right ) or __________ ( not correct )
And down the waterfall____________ it may take me
I know that life _________ (want / won't) break me
When I come to call, she won't __________ ( abandon ) me
I'm loving angels instead.
When I'm feeling __________ ( = strong )
And my ________ ( suffering ) walks down a one way street
I _________ above
And I know I'll always _____ ___________ with love
And as the feeling _________ ( increases )
She breathes _______ (the skin of the human body) to my _________ ( hard parts that form the skeleton)
And when love is _________ ( not alive )
I'm loving angels instead
Chorus
And through it all she _________ ( proposes) me protection
A lot of ________ ( = hate ) and __________ ( kindness )
Whether I'm _________ ( write / right ) or __________ ( not correct )
And down the waterfall____________ it may take me
I know that life _________ (want / won't) break me
When I come to call she won't ___________ (abandon) me
I'm loving angels instead
Repeat chorus

Full Lyrics:

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
'Cause I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead.
Chorus
And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead.
When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead
Chorus
And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead


Worksheet sent in by Alenjandra teaching in Argentina.

http://www.esl-lounge.com/songs/songangels.shtml