Taylor Swift «Fifteen»

В восьмом классе уже приступили к изучению темы «Школа и школьные традиции». На одном из уроков этой темы, чтобы разнообразить процесс обучения и способствовать развитию у учащихся умения восприятия и понимания речи на слух, предлагаю поработать над песней  «Fifteen» американской кантри-поп исполнительницы Тейлор Свифт. Песня о пятнадцатилетнем возрасте, школе и первой любви, что актуально для восьмиклассников.

Before Listening

Today we’re going to listen to the song «Fiffteen» by Taylor Swift.

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress. The release of Swift’s self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. Swift’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008 and became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Song «Fifteen» is one of the songs from this album. (Wikipedia)

Let’s predict what this song is about. (Учащиеся высказывают свои предположения, что может обозначать 15. После того, как они угадают, что это возраст, составьте с ними в течение 1-2 минут на доске ассоциограмму, в центре которой будет слово «fifteen», записав  слова и фразы, с которыми ассоциируется у них этот возраст).

While Listening

a) Now, listen to the song «Fifteen» by Taylor Swift and  check, which of your predictions is true. (Первое прослушивание песни без опоры на текст с целью определения тематики).

b) Let’s listen to the song for the second time and do some tasks.

Taylor Swift — Fifteen

1. Listen to the first part of the song and write the missing letters in the words
You take a deep breath
And you walk through the d….
It’s the morning of your very first day
You say hi to your friends you ain’t seen in a while
And try to stay out of everybody’s w….
It’s your freshman year
And you’re gonna be here for the next 4 years
In this t…
Hoping one of those Senior b…
Will wink at you and say ‘I haven’t seen you around b……

2. Listen and put the lines in the refrain in the correct order
__You’re gonna believe them
__Count to ten, take it in
__This is life before you know who you’re gonna be
__Cuz when you’re fifteen, somebody tells you they love you
__And when you’re fifteen
__Fifteen
__Feeling like there’s nothing to figure out

3. Choose the word your hear in the song
You sit in class/room next to red-head Abigail
And soon enough you’re best friends/girls
Looking/Laughing at the other girls
Who they think they’re so nice/cool
We’ll be out/off of here as soon as we can

And then you’re on your very first meeting/date
And he’s got a car/bike
And you’re feeling like flying/crying
And you’re momma’s waitin for/up
And you’re thinking he’s the one/best
And you’re dancing around the room when the day/night ends
When the night/day ends

4. Cross an extra word in each line
Cuz when you’re only fifteen, somebody tells you they love you
You’re gonna believe to them
And when you’re fifteen years
And your first kiss makes your head go spin around
But then in your life you’ll do things
Greater than dating the cool boy on the football team
But I didn’t know it at fifteen years

When all you wanted
Was to be wanted
Wish you could go back
And tell yourself what you know now

5. Match the beginning and the end of the lines, then listen and check
1) Back then I swore    A) changed his mind
2) But I realized            B) everything she had
3) And Abigail gave      C) both cried
4) To a boy who           D) I was gonna marry him someday
5) And we                     E) some bigger dreams in life

6. Fill in the given words, then listen and check
(be   know   heal   fall    be    forget)
Cuz when you’re fifteen, somebody tells you they love you
You’re gonna believe them
And when you’re fifteen
Don’t ______to look before you ____
I’ve found time can ______ most anything
And you just might who you’re supposed to ______
I didn’t ____ who I was supposed to ____
at fifteen

La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la…

You’re very first day
Take a deep breath girl
And take a deep breath as you walk through the doors

Key: 1. door, way, town, boys, before;

2. 2, 5, 6, 1, 3, 7, 4;

3. class, friends, laughing, cool, out, date, car, flying, up, one, night, night;

4. only, to, years, go, then, cool, years;

5. 1D, 2E, 3B, 4A, 5C;

6. forget, fall, heal, be, know, be.

After listening

а) Обсудите с учениками проблемы, затронутые в песне.

б) Составьте с учениками дидактический синквейн к песне.

Послушать и скачать песню можно здесь.

Текст и перевод песни здесь.

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