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Learning English with Alanis Morissette

Downloadable worksheets:
Teaching English With Songs
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 3994

7th form group session (what are your hobbies ?)
Level: elementary
Age: 10-14
Downloads: 179

Practice Irregular Past Tense with SONG: Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion [3 pages + lyrics]
Level: intermediate
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 2007

Song: You�re my best friend - Queen
Level: elementary
Age: 8-14
Downloads: 1944

Teach English through songs - 5 page song list suggestion
Level: elementary
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 1799

Hotel California (four skills)
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 1819


Ironic - Alanis Morissette

       Choose the right alternative

An old man turned

He  the lottery and died the next day

It's a black  in your Chardonnay

It's a death row pardon two minutes late

Isn't it ironic... don't you think?

       Fill the blanks


It's like rain on your day

It's a    when you've already paid

It's the good that you just didn't

Who would've ... it figures


Mr. Play It Safe afraid to fly

He his suitcase and his kids good-bye

He his whole damn life to take that flight

And as the plane down he thought

“Well isn’t this nice...”

And isn’t it ironic ... don’t you think       


(Repeat Chorus)


      Put the stanzas in the right order

And life has a funny way of helping you out when

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you

When you think everything’s OK and everything’s going right

You think everything’s gone wrong and everything blows up in your face


      Match the sentences

1.     A traffic jam                                       the man of my dreams

2.    A no-smoking sign                               and yeah I really do think

3.    It’s like a ten thousand spoons               on your cigarette break

4.    It’s meeting                                          his beautiful wife

5.    And then meeting                                 when all you need is a knife

6.    And isn’t it ironic ...                               when you’re already late

7.    A little too ironic ...                              don’t you think




Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you

Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out

Helping you out.