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Billy Idol ´Rebel Yell´ song-based activity

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Billy Idol 'Rebel Yell'
I. Ask questions about Billy Idol:
                            His real name's William Michael Albert Broad
                                   He was born on 30 November 1955
                                        He's 54.
                         He comes from the UK.
                          He's English.
      He can play the guitar.
II. Listen to the song and do the tasks:
Look and write in missing words:
Last   a little   came dancin' to my  
Last   a little   Came pumpin cross my  
She said "Come on   I got a licence for  
And if it expires pray help from above"

Put in correct order (from 1 to 5):
 In the midnight hour babe- "more, more, more"
 In the midnight hour she cried- "more, more, more"
 More, more, more.
 With a rebel yell- "more, more, more"
 With a rebel yell she cried- "more, more, more"

Listen and write in missing words:

She don't like  , she won't sit and  
But when I'm   and lonely she   me to bed
What set you free and   you to be me babe
What set you free I   you hear by me

Choose correct words:

He lives in his owe / own heaven
Collects it to go for / from the seven eleven
Well he's out all night to collect a far/ fare
Just so long, just so long it don't mess up his hair/here.

I walked the ward with / to you, babe
A thousand miles with you
I dried your tears of / with pain, babe
A million times with/ for you

I'd sell my soil/ soul for you babe
For money to buy /burn with you
I'd give you all, and have none /no, babe
Just, just, justa, justa to have you here /hear by me


Oh yeah little baby
she want more
More, more, more, more, more  (x2)
III. Wordsearch. Find these words: rebel, yell, pray, expire, midnight, slavery, collect, ward.


 IV. Crossword.

The clues:

1. A person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently.
2. The spiritual part of a person which some people believe continues to exist in some form after their body has died, or the part of a person which is not physical and experiences deep feelings and emotions.
3. In some religions, the place, sometimes imagined to be in the sky, where God or the gods live and where good people are believed to go after they die, so that they can enjoy perfect happiness.
4. If something which lasts for a fixed length of time expires, it comes to an end or stops being in use.
5. The activity of having slaves or the condition of being a slave.
6. To shout something or make a loud noise, usually when you are angry, in pain or excited.
The answer is:  .
What part of speech is it?
V. Sum-up. Each student has to say one word which (s)he remebers from the song (you may ask your students to create sentences with those words to make sure that they know their meanings).