Ex 1. Select the correct answers.
Show suggested answer.
Verse 1 (Lines 1-8)
Ex 2. Choose verbs from the box to fill the gaps.
|1||If I were a boy even just for a day|
|2||I'd out of bed in the morning|
|3||And on what I wanted|
|4||And drink beer with the guys|
|5||And after girls|
|6||I'd it with who I wanted|
|7||And I'd never confronted for it|
|8||'Cause they'd up for me|
- Lines 2 to 5
- Line 6
- Lines 7 and 8
Chorus (Lines 9-17)
Ex 3. What about the chorus? Fill in the verbs again.
|9||If I were a boy|
|10||I think I understand|
|11||How it to love a girl|
|12||I swear I'd a better man|
|13||I'd to her|
|14||'Cause I how it hurts|
|15||When you the one you wanted|
|16||'Cause he's you for granted|
|17||And everything you had destroyed|
- Lines 10 and 11
- Line 12
- Lines 13 to 17
Verse 2 (Line 18-25)
Ex 4a. Choose verbs from the box to fill the gaps. One is used twice.
|18||If I were a boy|
|19||I would off my phone|
|20||Tell everyone it's|
|21||So they'd think that I was alone|
|22||I'd myself first|
|23||And the rules as I go|
|24||'Cause I that she'd be faithful|
|25||Waiting for me to home, to home|
- Lines 19 to 21
- Line 22-25
One is to do with the result of something - Line
and the other to do with the reason for something - Line .
Notice that they also carry on the 'would' construction.
The chorus is repeated (Lines 26-34)
Bridge (Lines 35-39)
|35.||It's a little too late for you to come back|
|36||Say it's just a mistake|
|37||Think I'd forgive you like that|
|38||If you thought I would wait for you|
|39||You thought wrong|
Chorus reworded to reflect reality (Lines 40-50)
Ex 6a Choose verbs from the box to fill the gaps. Some are the same as before, but not all of them. One is used twice.
|40||But you're just a boy|
|42||And you understand, oh|
|43||How it to love a girl|
|44||Someday you you were a better man|
|45||You don't to her|
|46||You don't how it hurts|
|47||Until you the one you wanted|
|48||'Cause you're her for granted|
|49||And everything you had destroyed|
|50||But you're just a boy|