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John Paul Young 'Love Is In The Air'

 I. Choose correct tense:
"Love Is in the Air" is/was/has a 1977 disco song sung by John Paul Young. It become/became his only worldwide hit during 1978, peaked/peaking at No. 2 on the Australian charts and No. 5 in the UK singles chart. In the United States, the song peaked/peaking at No. 7 on the pop chart and spend/spent two weeks at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart, his only US top 40 hit.

"Love is in the Air" is/was/has covered by many arist such as Gary Barlow or Cher.

The song is/was regularly sung at football matches by supporters of Dundee United, who has/have adopted it as an unofficial anthem for their club.

II. Listen to the song and do the tasks:

Unscramble these words:
Love is in the  IRA
Everywhere I look  AOURND
Love is in the   IRA
Every sight and every  OUDNS
Write the verbs in correct form:

And I  (not / to know) if  (to be)  foolish 
 (not / to know) if   (to be) wise
But it  (to be) something that I must believe in
And it  (to be)  there when I  (to look) in your eyes
Look and write in the missing words:

  is in the air
In the whisper of the  
   is in the air
In the thunder of the  
Listen and write in the missing words:

And I don't know if I'm just  
Don't know if I feel  
But it's something that I must   in
And it's there when you call out my  

Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Write in words of opposite meaning:

(hatred) is in the air
In the rising of the (moon)
(hatred) is in the air
When the (night) is nearly done
Write in misssing words: illusion, that, when, if.

And I don't know if you're an
Don't know  I see it true
But you're something I must believe in
And you're there I reach out for you
Write in missing words:

Love is in the
Every and every sound
And I don't know if I'm  foolish
Don't  if I'm being wise

But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

(Repeat Chorus 4X)
III. Synonyms. Write in missing words (from the lyrics):
set (e.g. sun) none
wise insane
false scream
IV. Prepositions. Write in missing preposition:
 the air
reach out
look  one's eyes
V. Word formation. Write in missing words.
an illusion  ---  ---
  foolish  ---
to believe
VI. Pronunciation. Write in the words into the chart: love, around, rising, but, must, foolish, I, true, out, eyes, sound.

VII. Wordsearch. Find these words: around, believe, foolish, illusion, sane, sight, sound, thunder, whisper, wise.


VIII. Crossword.
4. 7.
8. 9.


10. 11.

The clues :

1. To think that something is true.
2. Synonym of 'noice'.
3. An idea or belief which is not true.
4. Synonym of 'stupid'.
5. Antonym of 'false'.
6. Synonym of 'intelligent'.
7.  The sudden loud noise which comes from the sky especially during a storm.
8. Something that you can hear or that can be heard.
9. Synonym of 'almost'.
10. To speak very quietly.
11. The mixture of gases which surrounds the Earth and which we breathe.
12. The ability to see.
13. having a healthy mind and not mentally ill.



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