Sunday, 23 September 2012

Song Lyrics Exercise

With the FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English) group, I have been creating exercises with song lyrics, some of the words in the song are blank and the student has to think of an appropriate word to fill in the blank.  

It is not important if the word the student thinks of matches the original lyrics of the song, the idea is to get students to think creatively in English.  

One of the songs we have worked on is Englishman in New York by Sting.  See what words you come up with to fill in the blanks and then listen to the song and see how many of your words match the original lyrics.  

I don't drink coffee I take __________ my dear
I like my _________ done on one side
And you can hear it in my _________ when I talk
I'm an Englishman in New York

See me walking _________ Fifth Avenue
A ___________ __________ here at my side
I take it ___________ I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

If, "Manners maketh man" as _________ said
Then he's the _______ of the day
It takes a man to suffer ___________ and smile
Be ____________ no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to ______________
You could ________ _______ as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this ___________
At night a candle's brighter than the ________

Takes more than __________ gear to make a man
Takes more than a ___________ for a gun
Confront your _________, avoid them when you can
A ____________ will walk but never run

If, "Manners maketh man" as _________ said
Then he's the _______ of the day
It takes a man to suffer ___________ and smile
Be ____________ no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York






Written by Sally

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