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No Man Is An Island. -Song- We Are The World-USA for Africa. (Author-Bouabdellah)




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Unit 03: No Man Is An Island

Sequence 03: Listen and Consider.

LISTENING I:


A. Before Listening.

Read the following passage then do the activites below.

Michael Jackson and 44 other artists gathered secretly for 10 hours at A&M Recording Studios in Los Angeles to record We Are the World. The song was written and composed by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie at Michael's home in early 1985. Michael said: "I wrote the song with Lionel Richie after seeing the appalling news footage of starving people in Ethiopia and the Sudan."

On March 7th, 1985 We Are the World was released and made music history. It entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest-selling single of all time. We Are the World won 4 Grammy Awards for Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group, and Best Music Video.

USA for Africa [United Support of Artists for Africa] raised a record of 200 million dollars. The money was given to Ethiopia to fight famine.

http://www.innocentmichael.org.uk/michaelslegacy.htm


1.�� Find the opposites.

������������� a) Spread =/= ������������� b) Publically =/=
������������� c)Well nourished =/= d) Lost =/=
������������� e) Lowered =/=
������2.�� Find synonyms
������������� a) Creative people ==����b)�Taping ==
������������� c)Alarming==������������d) Published ==
������������� e) Honors/prizes ==

3.�� True or false

��������������a) Michael Jackson composed the song secretly by himself.
������������� b) He wrote it because of what he saw about suffering people in Africa.
������������� c) Those people didn't have enough food and water.
������������� d) No other song was sold as much as "We Are The World".
������������� e) The 2OO million dollars given to Ethiopia was Michael's gift to fight famine.



B. While Listening.

Listen to the following song then do the activites below.

1. Choose the correct completion.

There comes a

when we heed�
��������� a certain
When the must come
��������� together as one
There are people
Oh! and it�s time
��������� to lend a to life
The greatest of all
We can�t go on�
��������� day by day
�������� That someone, somewhere
��������� ��������� will soon make a
�������� We�re all a part of�
��������� ��������� God�s great big
��������� And the , you know,
��������� ��������� is all we need

���

2. Complete the words.

Chorus:
We are the world,�
����������� we are the cn.
We are the ones
����������� who make a br day
So let�s start giving
There�s a ce
������������ we're making
We're sg our own lives
It�s true we'll make a br day
Just you and me

3. Tick the unnecessary word.


Well,�you�send them your heart

���so that they'll know that someone cares
And their lives

���will be so stronger and free
As God has shown us

��by turning the �stone to bread

And so we� of �all �must

����������� lend a helping hand

Chorus:
We are ..........................

�������we are ...........................
������������ We are ..........................

������������������ So let�s ..........................

������������������������� There�s ..........................

��������������������������������� We're ..........................

���������������������������������������� It�s true ..........................
����������������������������������������������Just you and me

4. Some lines contain a misspelled word. TICK the line with the misspelled word then write the word correctly in the box next to the line.

When you're done and out,

����������� there seems no help at all

But if you just believe

����������� there�s no way we can fail
Well, well, well, well, let�s realise

���������� that a change can only come
When we stayed together as one

Chorus:
We are ..........................

�������we are ...........................
������������
W
e are ..........................

������������������ So let�s ..........................

������������������������� There�s ..........................

��������������������������������� We're ..........................

���������������������������������������� It�s true ..........................
������������������������������������������������ Just you and me

..........................

....................

.............

By About 50 of the 1980s� Most famous Artists



C. After Listening.

Write a short composition. Use the following question to help you. (Write your composition on a double sheet of paper then hand it your teacher when asked)

�������� 1.�What do the authors mean by �it�s time to lend a hand to life�?

�������� 2. What does the expression �turning stone to bread� mean?����������

�������� 3. Have you ever taken part in help and support activities? When? Where? And what was its purpose?



��

Now, get involved. Visit this site.

You should believe that YOU can make a differnce.

http://www.playingforchange.com/participate

Thanks!

List Of The Artists In Order:

Dan Aykroyd Harry Belafonte Lindsey Buckingham Kim Carnes Ray Charles Bob Dylan Sheila E. Bob Geldof Hall and Oates James Ingram Jackie Jackson LaToya Jackson Marlon Jackson Michael Jackson Randy Jackson Tito Jackson Al Jarreau Waylon Jennings Billy Joel Cyndi Lauper Huey Lewis and the News Kenny Logins Bette Midler Willie Nelson Jeffery Osborne Steve Perry The Pointer Sisters Lionel Richie Smokey Robinson Kenny Rogers Diana Ross Paul Simon Bruce Springsteen Tina Turner Dionne Warwick Stevie Wonder Michael Boddicker - Synthesizers, Programming Paulinho da Costa - Percussion Louis Johnson - Bass Quincy Jones - Producer Michael Omartian - Keyboards, Producer Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards John Robinson � Drums