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George Michael ´Careless whispers´ song-based activity

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George Michael 'Careless Whispers'
 
 
I. Look at the pictures and complete the text:
 
"Careless Whisper" is a 1984 single by George Michael released by Epic Records in the  ,  , and other countries; and by Columbia Records in  America. The   was George Michael's first solo single although he was still performing in Wham! at the  . The     features a prominent   riff, and has been covered by a number of artists since its first release. It was released as a single and became a huge commercial  on both sides of the Atlantic. It reached number one in nearly 25 countries, selling about six million copies worldwide.
 
II. Listen to the song and do the tasks:
 
Choose correct words:
 
I feel soinsure/ unsure,
As I take your hand andled/ lead you to the dance floor.
As the music dies/flies...
Something on/in your eyes,
Calls to my/mind a silver screen,
And all itssaid/sad goodbyes.

 

Put in correct order (from 1 to 8):


CHORUS
 And waste this chance that I'd been given.
 I should have known better than to cheat a friend,
 I'm never gonna dance again,
 I know you're not a fool
 Guilty feet have got no rhythm.
 The way I danced with you.
 Though it's easy to pretend,
 So I'm never gonna dance again,

Listen and choose correct words:

Time can never  ,
The careless  of a good friend.
To the heart and  ,
   is kind
There's no   in the truth,
Pain is the all you'll  .

CHORUS

 
Unscramble these words:

Tonight the music  EEMSS so loud,
I wish that we could lose this  OCDRW.
Maybe it's  EETTRB this way,
We'd hurt  AECH other with the things we want to say.
We could have been so good  OEETRGHT,
We could have lived this  AECDN forever...
But now, who's  AONNG dance with me?
Please stay.

CHORUS

Now that you're gone... (x3)
Was what I did so wrong?
So wrong that you had to leave me alone?
 
III. Synonyms:
 
repair guide
uncertain possibility
fake large assembly
 
IV. Pronunciation. Diphthongs (refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring within the same syllable). 
 
 dies, pain, so, mind, eyes, now, crowd, waste, know, loud, time, those, way, say
 
/aɪ/ /ei/ /ou/ //
 
V. Wordsearch. Find these words: careless, comfort, crowd, dance floor, fool, ignorance, silver screen, whisper.
 
 

 

 
VI. Crossword.
 
 
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The clues:

1. To behave in a dishonest way.
2. You can ... time or money. Opposite of 'save'.
3. A pleasant feeling of being relaxed and free from pain.
4. Synonym of  'appear'.
5. A person who behaves in a silly way without thinking.
6. A speacial place where you can dance.
7. Speaking very quietly, using thebreath but not the voice, so that only the person close to you can hear you.
8. Not certain or having doubts.
 
The answer is:  .
It is  . Its meaning is  .
 
VII. Sum-up. Each student has to say one word which (s)he remembers from the song (you may ask your students to create sentences with those words to make sure that they know their meanings).