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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Protest songs - eve of destruction and where have all the flowers gone

I used this one as an introduction to the topic of opinions. The second one is less contentious/blunt




Sad but true - this song was written 50 years ago now, what has changed?









You may also want to consider this one but it is a little long at nearly 6 minutes!




Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

My Generation - The Who

Used as an introduction to the idea of the generation gap and similar.



Passive Modals - all you need is love

An oldie but a goodie with passive modal structure included, slow and good to sing too!





All you need is love -Beatles
 (Love, love, love) x 3
It's easy
Nothing you can say but you can learn to play the game
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
There's nothing you can do that can't be done

No one you can save that can't be saved
There's nothing you can make that can't be made
Nothing you can do but you can learn to be you in time
It's easy

Chorus
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
(Love, love, love) x 3
chorus
There's nothing you can know that isn't known
It's easy
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
Nothing you can see that isn't shown

chorus
All you need is love, all together now
All you need is love, everybody
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need

Another mix - worksheet here

2nd Conditional - If I was a rich girl - Gloria Stefani

I used this song with a group of  teens to introduce and review the 2nd conditional. There are examples of both if clause first and main clause first. It is quite fast so may need an extra play!






If I was a rich girl – Gwen Stefani

Na na na na, na na, na na na na, na na (repeat)
Chorus
If I was a rich girl, na na, na na, na na,
na na na na, na na, na na na
See, I'd have all the money in the world
if I was a wealthy girl
No man could test me, impress me,
my cash flow would never ever end
'Cause I'd have all the money in the world
if I was a wealthy girl

Clean out Vivienne Westwood
I'd buy everything
Think what that money could bring
In my Galliano gown

My fancy house in London town
A Hollywood mansion if I could
No, I wouldn't just have one hood
Please book me first class to

All the riches, baby, won't mean anything
All the riches, baby, won't bring what your love can bring
All the riches, baby, won't mean anything
Don't need no other baby,
your lovin' is better than gold, and I know
Chorus
Love, Angel, Music, Baby, hurry up and come and save me
I'd dress them wicked, I'd give them names
Inspire me, and they'd come to my rescue
I'd get me four Harajuku girls to

 All the riches, baby, won't mean anything
All the riches, baby, won't bring what your love can bring
All the riches, baby, won't mean anything
Don't need no other baby,
your lovin' is better than gold, and I know

Shouldn't matter, shouldn't matter, what?
What? It's all love, what? Give it up
Come together over the world
What? Shouldn't matter, shouldn't matter
From the hoods of Japan, Harajuku girls
 (repeat)

Original track and ting, mmm
What happened to my life? Turned upside down
Chicks that blew ya mind, ding, it's the second round
You know you can't buy these things, no

Now we ain't gettin' nothin' but love
I hope you can all keep up
Yes ma'am, we got the style that's wicked,
See Stefani and her L.A.M.B.
We climbed all the way from the bottom to the top
I rock the fetish, people, you know who I am

Chorus
Na na na na, na na, na na na na, na na (repeat)
The verses are mixed up but the choruses are in order

Worksheet here

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Where is the love - Global problems

I found this song by the Black Eyed Peas - it talks about a lot of the problems in the world today and will be used to kick off discussions with my teens on this topic. NB lots of words and quite fast but the kids will like it :)






Where is the love – Black Eyed Peas


What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the ..........
Only attracted to things that'll bring you..........
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Blood from The Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to ..........
And to discriminate only generates ..........
And when you hate then you're bound to get .......... , yeah
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Now, you gotta have love just to set it ..........
Take control of your mind and ..........
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all
Chorus
People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt can you hear them cryin'?
Can you practice what you .......... ?
And would you turn the other .......... ?
Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love? (Love) Where is the love? (The love)
Where is the love? (The love) Where is the love? The love, the love


It just ain't the same, always unchanged
New days are strange, is the world .......... ?
If love and peace is so ..........
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
Nations droppin' bombs
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With the ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin' really ..........
So I can ask myself really what is goin' ..........
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin' in
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin' each other, deny thy ..........
A war is goin' on but the reason's ..........
The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all (come on yeah)
Chorus
I feel the weight of the world on my ..........
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets ..........
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the ..........
Negative images, it's the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than ..........
Kids want to act like what they see in the ..........
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in ..........
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' ..........
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found now ask yourself
chorus

 Worksheet here