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Frank Sinatra ´Love and Marriage´ song-based activity

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Frank Sinatra 'Love and marriage'
I. What do you know about Frank Sinatra?  Write true or false next to each sentence.
Frank's real name is Alberto.
Frank is American.
One of his greatest hits is 'New York, New York'.
His nickname is 'The Voice'.
He died in 1975.
II. Read the text and write in corect words:
"Love and Marriage" is a song with   by Sammy Cahn and music by Jimmy Van Heusen. It was   by Frank Sinatra in the 1955 television production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town that   on Producers' Showcase. Sinatra went on to record two   of the song. The first was recorded for Capitol Records in 1955, and became a  chart hit. The second version was  for Reprise Records in 1965. The Capitol version would later be used as the   song for the long-running 1980s/1990s   'Married... with Children'.
II. Listen to the song and do the tasks:
Write in word of opposite meaning:
 (hatred) and  (divorce),  (hatred) and   (divorce)
Go  (alone) like a horse and carriage
This I tell you  (sister)
You can't have one  (with) the other


Listen and write in missing words:

Love and  , love and  
It's an institute you can't  
Ask the   gentry
And they will say it's  
Unscramble these words:

Try, try, try to EAAESPRT  them
Try, try, try, and you will ONL come
Look at the pictures and write in missing words:

 and  , and  
Go together like the and carriage
Dad was told by  
You can't have , you can't have none, you can't have without the other!
III. Wordserach. Find these words: love, marriage, together, carriage, disparage, the gentry, illusion, conclusion, separate, institute, horse.


IV. Crossword.

The clues:

1. Your father's wife.
2. Synonym of 'to criticize'.
3. Synonym of 'to divide'.
4. A vehicle with four wheels, which is usually pulled by horses and was used especially in the past.
5. An idea or belief which is not true.
6. Synonym of 'tell'.
7. People of high social class, especially in the past.
8.Opposite of 'every'.
 The answer is:  .
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).