Saturday, September 29, 2012

Song exercise - Don't you want me - Human League - prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs

This exercise originally appeared in a post about prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs. I thought I would make it more 'visible' by giving it its own post. If you want to work on recognising the differences between these word classes, the original post is here.

Try to fill the gaps by guessing the answers first. Then you can either listen to the song, or choose the words from those given, in which case click on the two 'Show words'.
To listen to the song click here, and the YouTube video will start in a new tab (window for IE, but you can always right click and new tab) - there's no embedding on this one. As soon as the tab opens come back here to do the exercise. You're probably better writing down the answers and then entering them after the song's finished, rather than trying to type in while listening. The best idea would to print out the exercise first, if possible.

Exercise 1 - Fill the gaps. The missing words are all prepositions, conjunctions or adverbs.

Exercise 2 - Then for each gap you filled, decide which part of speech (word class) your answer is, and enter p for preposition, c for conjunction or a for adverb in the small boxes on the right.

Show words
You were working (1) a waitress (2) a cocktail bar
(3) I met you
I picked you (4) , I shook you (5) ,
and turned you (6)
Turned you (7) someone new
Now five years later (8)
you've got the world (9) your feet
Success has been so easy (10) you
But don't forget it's me who put you (11) you are now
And I can put you back (12) too
Show words
Chorus :
Don't, don't you want me?
You know I can't believe it (13) I hear that you won't see me
Don't, don't you want me?
You know I don't believe you (14) you say that you don't need me
It's much (15) late to find
You think you've changed your mind
You'd better change it (16) or we will both be sorry
Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh
Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me oh
I was working (17) a waitress (18) a cocktail bar
That much is true
But even (19) I knew I'd find a much better place
Either (20) or (21) you
The five years we have had have been such good times
I (22) love you
But now I think it's time I lived my life (23) my own
I guess it's (24) what I must do
(Repeat chorus)

Open print-friendly page - If you want to show the words, you'll need to print on two pages. But if you want to do it as a listening without the words, you can print both parts together, in which case you'll probably have to adjust the scale to 90%.

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