More Weird Al

First Listening

 

What is the song about?

 

. business
. food
. hate
. love
. transportation

 

 

Answer: business

 

Vocabulary

 

Match the business words with their definitions.

 

a. buzzword
b. competency
c. functionality
d. innovation
e. integration
f. jargon
g. methodology
h. operation
i. philosophy
j. reputation
k. strategy
l. synergy

 
1. a business organization

2. the combined power of a group of things when they are working together that is greater than the total power achieved by each working separately

3. to combine two or more things in order to become more effective

4. a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport, or the skill of planning for such situations

5. an important skill that is needed to do a job

6. (the use of) a new idea or method

7. any or all of the operations performed by a piece of equipment or a software program

8. the opinion that people in general have about someone or something, or how much respect or admiration someone or something receives, based on past behaviour or character

9. special words and phrases that are used by particular groups of people, especially in their work

10. a system of ways of doing, teaching, or studying something

11. the use of reason in understanding such things as the nature of the real world and existence, the use and limits of knowledge, and the principles of moral judgment

12. a word or expression from a particular subject area that has become fashionable by being used a lot, especially on television and in the newspapers

 

Second Listening Exercise

 

First, try to fill in the blanks with the vocabulary above BEFORE listening to the song.  Then listen and check your answers.

 
“Mission Statement” by Weird Al Yankovic

 
[Verse 1:]
We must all efficiently
Operationalize our __________ [1]
Invest in world-class technology
And leverage our core __________ [2]
In order to holistically administrate
Exceptional __________ [3]
We’ll set a brand trajectory
Using management’s __________ [4]
Advance our market share vis-?vis
Our proven __________ [5]
With strong commitment to quality
Effectively enhancing corporate synergy
Transitioning our company
By awareness of __________ [6]
Promoting viability
Providing our supply chain with diversity (versity, ooooh)
We will distill our identity
Through client-centric solutions and synergy (oooooh oooh oooh) (ahhhhhh)

 
[Bridge:]
At the end of the day (at the end of the day)
We must monetize our assets
The fundamentals of change
Can you visualize a value-added experience?
That will grow the business infrastructure and
Monetize our assets
(Repeat twice)

 
[Verse 2:]
Bringing to the table
Our capitalized __________ [7]
Proactively overseeing
Day-to-day __________ [8]
Services and deliverables
With cross-platform __________ [9]
Networking
Soon will bring
Seamless __________ [10]
Robust and scalable, bleeding-edge and next-generation
Best of breed
We’ll succeed
In achieving globalization

 
[Outro:]
And gaining traction with our resources in the marketplace
It’s mission-critical to stay incentivized
Our business plan will foster flexible solutions for our customer base
If you can’t think outside the box
You’ll be downsized
It’s a paradigm shift!
Hey, hey! Look out!
Well, it’s a paradigm shift, now!
Here we go! Here we go! Here we come! Here we come! Ha!

 

 

Answers

 
“Mission Statement” by Weird Al Yankovic

 
[Verse 1:]
We must all efficiently
Operationalize our strategies
Invest in world-class technology
And leverage our core competencies
In order to holistically administrate
Exceptional synergy
We’ll set a brand trajectory
Using management’s philosophy
Advance our market share vis-?vis
Our proven methodology
With strong commitment to quality
Effectively enhancing corporate synergy
Transitioning our company
By awareness of functionality
Promoting viability
Providing our supply chain with diversity (versity, ooooh)
We will distill our identity
Through client-centric solutions and synergy (oooooh oooh oooh)
(ahhhhhh)

 
[Bridge:]
At the end of the day (at the end of the day)
We must monetize our assets
The fundamentals of change
Can you visualize a value-added experience?
That will grow the business infrastructure and
Monetize our assets
Monetize our assets
Monetize our assets

 
[Verse 2:]
Bringing to the table
Our capitalized reputation
Proactively overseeing
Day-to-day operations
Services and deliverables
With cross-platform innovation
Networking
Soon will bring
Seamless integration
Robust and scalable, bleeding-edge and next-generation
Best of breed
We’ll succeed
In achieving globalization

 
[Outro:]
And gaining traction with our resources in the marketplace
It’s mission-critical to stay incentivized
Our business plan will foster flexible solutions for our customer base
If you can’t think outside the box
You’ll be downsized
It’s a paradigm shift!
Hey, hey! Look out!
Well, it’s a paradigm shift, now!
Here we go! Here we go! Here we come! Here we come! Ha!

 

Post-listening Discussion

 

. Are you a business major?  Do you enjoy it?  Why or why not?

. If you are not a business major, why?

 

Weird Al Yankovic

Background Information:

 

This song is a parody of “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke.

 

 

First Listening Exercise

 

What is this song about?

 

a. dancing

b. eating

c. grammar mistakes

d. strange lyrics (lyrics = words of a song)

 

 

Second Listening Exercise

 

Listen again and follow the lyrics.  Do you see any grammar or spelling mistakes?

 

“Word Crimes” by Weird Al Yankovic
[Intro:]
Everybody shut up, WOO! 1
Everyone listen up!
Hey, hey, hey, uh
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey 5

 

[Verse 1:]
If you can’t write in the proper way
If you don’t know how to conjugate
Maybe you flunked that class
And maybe now you find
That people mock you online 10

 

[Bridge:]
Okay, now here’s the deal
I’ll try to educate you
Going to familiarize
You with the nomenclature
You’ll learn the definitions 15
Of nouns and prepositions
Literacy’s your mission
And that’s why I think it’s a

 

[Chorus:]
Good time
To learn some grammar 20
Now, did I stammer
Work on that grammar
You should know when
It’s “less” or it’s “fewer”
Like people who were 25
Never raised in a sewer

 

I hate these word crimes
Like I could care less
That means you do care
At least a little 30
Don’t be a moron
You’d better slow down
And use the right pronoun
Show the world you’re no clown
Everybody wise up! 35

 

[Verse 2:]
Say you got an “I”,”T”
Followed by apostrophe, “s”
Now what does that mean?
You would not use “it’s” in this case
As a possessive 40
It’s a contraction
What’s a contraction?
Well, it’s the shortening of a word, or a group of words
By the omission of a sound or letter

 

[Bridge:]
Okay, now here’s some notes 45
Syntax you’re always mangling
No “x” in “espresso”
Your participle’s dangling
But I don’t want your drama
If you really want to 50
Leave out that Oxford comma
Just keep in mind

 

[Chorus:]
That “be”, “see”, “are”, “you”
Are words, not letters
Get it together 55
Use your spellchecker
You should never
Write words using numbers
Unless you’re seven
Or your name is Prince 60

 

I hate these word crimes
You really need a
Full time proofreader
You dumb mouth-breather
Well, you should hire 65
Some cunning linguist
To help you distinguish
What is proper English

 

[Verse 3:]
One thing I ask of you
Time to learn your homophones is past due 70
Learn to diagram a sentence too
Always say “to whom”
Don’t ever say “to who”
And listen up when I tell you this
I hope you never use quotation marks for emphasis 75
You finished second grade
I hope you can tell
If you’re doing good or doing well
About better figure out the difference
Irony is not coincidence 80
And I thought that you’d gotten it through your skull
What’s figurative and what’s literal
Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn’t get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally 85
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

 

[Chorus:]
I read your e-mail
It’s quite apparent
Your grammar’s errant
You’re incoherent 90
Saw your blog post
It’s really fantastic
That was sarcastic (Oh, psych!)
‘Cause you write like a spastic

 

I hate these Word Crimes 95
Your prose is dopey
Think you should only
Write in emoji
Oh, you’re a lost cause
Go back to pre-school 100
Get out of the gene pool
Try your best to not drool

 

[Outro:]
Never mind I give up
Really now I give up
Hey, hey, hey 105
Hey, hey, hey
Go Away! 107

 

 

Post-listening Exercise
Look at the sentences below. All of them have mistakes. Find the line in the song that the mistake refers to. Then correct the mistake.
* The ending of the movie was so surprising. I was literally blown away.
line #:
correction:
* I saw a YouTube video in which somebody talked about how boring and useless YouTube is. What a coincidence!
line #:
correction:

 

* He speaks English very good.
line #:
correction:

 

* To who are you going to give a birthday present?
line #:
correction:

 

* Sorry, I’m going 2 be late.
line #:
correction:

 

* I saw you fall down. R U OK?
line #:
correction:

 

* Its my expresso coffee.
line #:
correction:

 

* Does my ex-girlfriend have a new boyfriend? I don’t know. I could care less.
line #:
correction:

 

* There were less people here today than yesterday.
line #: correction:

 

Post-listening Exercise #2

 

–> Look at the sentences below. What is the difference? What’s it called? Does either sentence have a mistake?
* Yesterday, I bought eggs, milk, and bread.
* Yesterday, I bought eggs, milk and bread.
difference:

 

It’s called _____________________________ .

 

Is either sentence incorrect?

 

The Second Conditional

First Listening Exercise

 

What is the title of the song?

“If _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ .”

 

 

Second Listening Exercise
“If I Had A Million Dollars” by the Barenaked Ladies

 

Put the phrases in the correct order.

If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars) …

a. I’d be rich.

b. I’d buy you an exotic pet (Like a llama or an emu)

c. I’d buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that’s cruel)

d. I’d buy you furniture for your house

e. I’d buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress, that’s cruel)

f. I’d buy you a house (I would buy you a house)

g. I’d buy you John Merrick’s remains (All them crazy elephant bones)

h. I’d buy you a K-Car (a nice Reliant automobile)

i. I’d buy your love.

j. I’d buy you a monkey (haven’t you always wanted a monkey?)

k. I’d buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel)

l. I’d build a tree fort in our yard.

m. We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner.

n. You could help, it wouldn’t be that hard.

o. Maybe we could put a little, tiny refrigerator in there somewhere.

p. We’d take a limousine ’cause it costs more

q. We wouldn’t have to walk to the store

 

 

Answers

 

“If I Had A Million Dollars” by the Barenaked Ladies

 

If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars) …

 

17 – a. I’d be rich.

9 – b. I’d buy you an exotic pet (Like a llama or an emu)

8 – c. I’d buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that’s cruel)

2 – d. I’d buy you furniture for your house

14 – e. I’d buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress, that’s cruel)

1 – f. I’d buy you a house (I would buy you a house)

10 – g. I’d buy you John Merrick’s remains (All them crazy elephant bones)

3 – h. I’d buy you a K-Car (a nice Reliant automobile)

4 – i. I’d buy your love.

16 – j. I’d buy you a monkey (haven’t you always wanted a monkey?)

15 – k. I’d buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel)

5 – l. I’d build a tree fort in our yard.

13 – m. We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner.

6 – n. You could help, it wouldn’t be that hard.

7 – o. Maybe we could put a little, tiny refrigerator in there somewhere.

12 – p. We’d take a limousine ’cause it costs more

11 – q. We wouldn’t have to walk to the store

 

“If I Had A $1,000,000” by the Barenaked Ladies

 

If I Had $1,000,000 (If I Had $1,000,000) …

 

I’d buy you a house
I’d buy you furniture for your house
(Maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman)
I’d buy you a K-Car (a nice Reliant automobile)
I’d buy your love.
I’d build a tree fort in our yard.
You could help, it wouldn’t be that hard.
Maybe we could put a refrigerator in there.
(Wouldn’t that be fabulous)
I’d buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that’s cruel)
I’d buy you an exotic pet (Like a llama or an emu)
I’d buy you John Merrick’s remains (All them crazy elephant bones)
I’d buy your love
We wouldn’t have to walk to the store
We’d take a limousine ’cause it costs more
We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner.
(But we would eat Kraft Dinner. Of course we would, we’d just eat more.
And buy really expensive ketchup with it.
That’s right, all the fanciest Dijon Ketchup. Mmmmmm.)
I’d buy you a house (I would buy you a house)
I’d buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress, that’s cruel)
I’d buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel)
I’d buy you a monkey (haven’t you always wanted a monkey?)
I’d buy your love
I’d be rich.

 

Post-listening Discussion: Using the Conditional

 

The second conditional describes situations that are hypothetical.  They are possible, but very unlikely.

The sentences have two clauses.  (Clauses = smaller sentences inside of larger sentences.)  There is an “if” clause and a result clause.

“If” clause = if + past tense of the verb

Result clause = would or could + verb

 

If you had a million dollars, what would you do? Why?

 

– If you couldn’t sleep (had insomnia), what would you do?
– If your girlfriend/boyfriend broke up with you, what would you do?
– If you could undo any mistake in your life, what would it be? Why? What would you have done instead?
– If you met an alien, what would you do? Why?
– If you had a friend with a gambling addiction, what would you do?
– If you were the president of South Korea, what would you do? Why?
– If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why?
– If you could make one person from history live longer than they did, who would it be? Why?

 

A Man and a Woman

 

First Listening Exercise

 

You are going to listen to a song that tells a story. Listen and answer the questions.

 

1. When is it?
2. Where do the man and woman go?
3. What do they do before they go?
4. What happens there?
5. What happens when it’s time to return home?

 


Second Listening Exercise

 

The part of speech of a word tells us what the word does, the “job” of a word. One part of speech are “verbs.” Verbs describe actions or state of being.

Before listening again, try to fill in the blanks with a verb. Then listen and check your work.

 

“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

 

It’s late in the evening; she’s __________ [1] what clothes to __________ [2]
She __________ [3] her make-up and __________ [4] her long blonde hair
And then she __________ [5] me, “Do I __________ [6] all right?”
And I__________ [7] , “Yes, you__________ [8] wonderful tonight.”

 

We __________ [9] to a party and everyone __________ [10] to see
This beautiful lady that’s __________ [11] around with me
And then she__________ [12] me, “Do you __________ [13] all right?”
And I __________ [14], “Yes, I__________ [15] wonderful tonight.”

 

I __________ [16] wonderful because I __________ [17]
The love light in your eyes

 

And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don’t __________ [18] how much I __________ [19] you
It’s time to __________ [20] home now and I’ve got an aching head
So I __________ [21] her the car keys and she __________ [22] me to bed

 

And then I __________ [23] her, as I __________ [24] the light
I __________ [25], “My darling, you __________ [26] wonderful tonight.
Oh my darling, you __________ [27] wonderful tonight.”

 

 

Answers

 

“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

 

It’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me, do I look all right?
And I say, yes, you look wonderful tonight

 

We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me
And then she asks me, do you feel all right?
And I say, yes, I feel wonderful tonight

 

I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes

 

And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don’t realize how much I love you
It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed

 

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light
I say, my darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight

 

Post-listening Exercise

 

. Why does the man feel wonderful?

. Why does the man give his wife the car keys?

. Notice the verbs “puts on” and “turn out.” These are called phrasal verbs or two-part verbs. The first part of a phrasal verb looks like a regular verb. The second part of a phrasal verb looks like a preposition, but it is not. It is called a particle.

 

Post-listening Discussion

 

. Do you go to parties? How often? What do you do there?

. What do you like to do on weekends?

Relationships

 

Pre-listening Discussion
. What are some reasons why couples break up?
. What are some reasons why couples stay together (even though they have difficulties)?

 

First Listening Exercise
Listen to the song and answer the questions.
1. Which sentence is true?
a. He’s happy with his girlfriend.
b. He’s not happy with his girlfriend.
2. Why is he happy or not happy with his girlfriend?
3. How does he communicate with his girlfriend? e.g. e-mail, texting, calling on the phone, Facebook, Kakao Talk, etc.?

 


Second Listening Exercise

 

Fill in the blanks.
“Hotline Bling” by Drake

 

You used to call me on my, you used to, you used to

 

Chorus:
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when _______ _______ _______ _______ [1]
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when _______ _______ _______ _______ [1]
I know when that hotline bling
That can only _______ _______ _______ [2]
I know when that hotline bling
That can only _______ _______ _______ [2]

 

Ever since I left the city you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I _______ _______ _______ [3]
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out
Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less _______ _______ _______ _______ [4]
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hanging with some girls _______ _______ _______ _______ [5]

 

repeat chorus

 

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me we _______ _______ _______ _______ [6]
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don’t belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly _______ _______ _______ _______ [7]
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls _______ _______ _______ _______ [5]

 

repeat chorus

 

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you’re bending over backwards _______ _______ _______ [8]
Wonder if you’re rolling backwoods _______ _______ _______ [8]
Doing things I taught you getting nasty _______ _______ _______ [8]
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need nobody else, no
Why you never alone
Why you always touching road
Used to always stay at home, _______ _______ _______ _______ [9]
You was in the zone
You should just be yourself
Right now, _______ _______ _______ _______ [10]

 

repeat chorus

 

Ever since I left the city

 

 

Answers

 

“Hotline Bling” by Drake

 

You used to call me on my, you used to, you used to

 

Chorus:
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

 

Ever since I left the city you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out
Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less and going out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hanging with some girls I’ve never seen before

 

repeat chorus

 

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me we just don’t get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don’t belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls I’ve never seen before

 

repeat chorus

 

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you’re bending over backwards for someone else
Wonder if you’re rolling backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you getting nasty for someone else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need nobody else, no
Why you never alone
Why you always touching road
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in the zone
You should just be yourself
Right now, you’re someone else

 

repeat chorus

 

Ever since I left the city

 

Special Bonus

 

This music video has had many parodies. Can you guess why?

 

Watch the video. What is happening in each parody?

 

 

Special Bonus #2

 

Some young Korean women were shown the parodies.
What do you think their reactions were?

 

What did they think about the music video?

 

http://www.asianjunkie.com/2015/11/05/koreans-react-to-drakes-hotline-bling-includes-tennis-recreation/

 

 

 

Story Telling

 

Part 1. Match the vocabulary to their definitions.

 

1. bills
2. cat’s cradle
3. flu
4. hassle
5. Little Boy Blue
6. man in the moon
7. occur to somebody
8. retire
9. silver spoon

 

a. a face that some people think they see on the surface of the moon
b. a game played by children
c. a gift given to babies
d. an illness that is similar to a cold, but more severe
e. a piece of paper that tells you to pay money
f. a situation that causes difficulty or trouble
g. to stop working because of old age or ill health
h. a traditional rhyme for children
i. when an idea comes to somebody
First Listening

 

Listen to the song and answer the questions.

 

1. Who are the two people in the song?

a. father and son
b. girlfriend and boyfriend
c. husband and wife
d. mother and daughter
e. two best friends

 

2. What kind of song do you think it is?

a. happy song
b. sad song
c. bittersweet song (= containing a mixture of sadness and happiness)
d. angry song

 

 

Second Listening

 

Look at the lyrics and try to put the verses and choruses in the correct order. Put numbers in the blanks.

 

“Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin
Verse ___
Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
“Son, I’m proud of you, can you sit for a while”
He shook his head and said with a smile
“What I’d really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?”

 

Chorus ___
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
“When you coming home son?”
“I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, Dad.
You know we’ll have a good time then.”

 

Chorus ___
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
“When you coming home, Dad?”
“I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then.
You know we’ll have a good time then”

 

Verse ___
My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking before I knew it, and as he grew
He’d say, “I’m going to be like you, Dad
You know I’m going to be like you”

 

Verse ___
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

 

Verse ___
I’ve long since retired, my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind”
He said, “I’d love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job’s a hassle and kids have the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, Dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you”

 

Verse ___
My son turned ten just the other day
He said, “Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw?” I said, “Not today.
I got a lot to do”, he said, “That’s ok.”
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, “I’m going to be like him, yeah.
You know I’m going to be like him.”

 

 

 

Answers

 

“Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin
Verse 1
My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking before I knew it, and as he grew
He’d say, “I’m going to be like you, Dad
You know I’m going to be like you”
Chorus 1
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
“When you coming home, Dad?”
“I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then.
You know we’ll have a good time then”
Verse 2
My son turned ten just the other day
He said, “Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw?” I said, “Not today.
I got a lot to do”, he said, “That’s ok.”
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, “I’m going to be like him, yeah.
You know I’m going to be like him.”

 

Repeat Chorus 2

 

Verse 3
Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
“Son, I’m proud of you, can you sit for a while”
He shook his head and said with a smile
“What I’d really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?”
Chorus 2
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
“When you coming home son?”
“I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, Dad.
You know we’ll have a good time then.”
Verse 4
I’ve long since retired, my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind”
He said, “I’d love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job’s a hassle and kids have the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, Dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you”
Verse 5
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

 

Repeat Chorus 2
Post-listening Exercises

 

1. Look at Chorus 1 and Chorus 2. How are they different? Why are they different?

2. In your own words, say what happened in each verse.

 

Post-listening Discussion

 

. What do you think about the story in this song? How does it make you feel? Why?

. Do you think that this situation is rare or common?

. Do you think that gender roles have changed in the last few decades? How? Can you give some examples?

. What do you think about Korean “gander fathers” (기러기 아빠)?

. Is there something that you want to say to your parents but haven’t? What is it? Why haven’t you said it?

 

Linking

First Listening Exercise

 

Listen to the song.  What is the chorus?  (“chorus” = the part of a song that does not change and is repeated several times, usually after each verse (= set of ​lines))

 

Chorus:
_______ _______ _______
_______ _______ _______
_______ _______ _______ , _______
(repeat three times)
I can’t tell if I’m a kingpin or a pauper

 

 

Do you know why it was difficult?  What is it called?

 

When one word ends in a consonant (e.g. b, c, d, etc.) and the next begins with a vowel (e.g. a, e, i, etc.), there is “linking” between the two words so that they sound like one word.

 

Second Listening Exercise

 

Listen and fill in the blanks in the lyrics.  (“lyrics” = words of a song)

 

 

“Give It Away“, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

_______ _______ got, _______ _______ _______ give it to your mamma
_______ _______ got, _______ _______ _______ give it to your poppa
_______ _______ got, _______ _______ _______ give it to your daughter
You do a little dance, and then you drink a little water

_______ _______ got, _______ _______ _______ get it, put it in you
_______ _______ got, _______ _______ _______ get it, put it in you
_______ _______ got, _______ _______ _______ get it, put it in you
Reeling with the feeling, don’t stop, continue

Realize I _______ _______ _______ be a miser
Confide with sly, you’ll be the wiser
Young blood is the loving upriser
How come everybody wants to keep it like the kaiser

* * * * *

Chorus:
Give it away

Give it away

Give it away, now
(repeat three times)
I can’t tell if I’m a kingpin or a pauper

* * * * *

Greedy little people in a sea of distress
Keep your more to receive your less
Unimpressed by material excess
Love is free, love me, say hell yes

I’m a low brow, but I rock a little know how
No time for the piggies or the hoosegow
Get smart, get down with the pow wow
Never been a better time than right now

Bob Marley, poet and a prophet
Bob Marley, taught me how to off it
Bob Marley, walking like he talk it
Goodness me, _______ _______ see _______ _______ _______ cough it

(chorus)

Lucky, me _______ _______ my ability
Dancing down on life with agility
Come and drink it up from my fertility
Blessed with a bucket of lucky mobility

My mom, I love her ’cause she love me
Long gone are the times when she scrub me
Feeling good, my brother going to hug me
Drink my juice, young love chug-a-lug me

There’s a river born to be a giver
Keep you warm, _______ _______ _______ shiver
His heart is never going to wither
Come on everybody, time to deliver

(chorus)

(repeat first verse)