5. Research and Present
Now it’s your turn!
Choose a song that you like, and read about its history.
Prepare a short presentation (2-3 minutes) to tell your classmates about the song.
Some questions that you should answer, if you can:
- Who wrote it / who performed it?
- Why did they write it?
- How did they feel when they wrote or performed this song?
- What’s the story of the lyrics?
- How did this song become famous?
The document Vocabulary for Describing a Song will help you with some words for your presentation.
(The main photo is by Magda Ehlers, from Pexels.)
It’s one of my favs. Thank you for the idea.
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Mine too! Thank you for commenting, Gulmira.
Sorry for a dumb question:
What does “I take a look at the driver next to me. He’s just the same.” in your opinion?
That’s not dumb, it’s a really good question! I take it to mean “he’s just the same as me” – maybe also driving back to see family?
He says “he” but it was his wife who was driving as far as I could gather. But now it’s clear that he meant a person in another car on the same road.
I think so. The lyrics of the song seem to tell a different story from what actually happened that night in 1978. With some classes, it might be interesting to get learners comparing the story with the song lyrics to find the differences in detail.