«Price Tag» by Jessie J

Как правило Программой предусмотрено больше уроков для изучения каждой темы, чем уроков в учебнике. Таким образом, в конце темы всегда есть уроки, которые требуют от учителя поиска дополнительного материала. На одном из таких уроков в 8 классе по теме «Деньги» можно совместить приятное с полезным, предложив учащимся послушать и поработать над современной англоязычной песней «Price Tag» популярной британской певицы  Jessie J. Разработанные мною задания к песне направлены на пополнение словарного запаса учащихся, развитие умения восприятия и понимания речи на слух, развитие умения говорения по изучаемой теме (умения аргументировать свое мнение и участвовать в дискуссии).

Before Listening

A) Предложите учащимся подобрать правильную дефиницию к словосочетанию «price tag»:

a) a label or tag that shows the price of the item to which it is attached.

b) the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything isbought, sold, or offered for sale.

c) the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything.

Key: a) price tag, b) price, c) cost.

B) Today we’re going to listen to the song «Price Tag». Do you know the song with this title? Who’s the singer? What do you know about Jessie J?

Jessica Ellen Cornish (born 27 March 1988), better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and brought up in London, England. After signing with Universal Republic, Jessie J came to prominence following the release of her debut single, «Do It Like a Dude», which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Charts. In 2011, after topping the charts in nineteen countries including the United Kingdom, France, Ireland and New Zealand, with the song «Price Tag», she released her début album, Who You Are, which charted at number two in the UK. Her second album, Alive, was released on 23 September 2013 and reached the top 5 in the UK Albums Chart. Aside from her musical career, Jessie J served as coach and mentor on television show, The Voice UK. (Wikipedia)

While Listening

jessy j_crPrice tag (by Jessie J)                              

1)  Listen to the first part of the song and write the missing word

Seems like everybody’s got a ______,
I wonder how they _____ at night..
When the ____ comes first,
And the truth comes second,
Just stop, for a minute and
Why is everybody so  ____?!
Acting so damn mysterious,
You got your shades on your _____.
And your heels so high
That you can’t even have a ________.
2)  Put the lyrics in the correct order (write number)

Can you feel that? (yeah!)
We’ll pay them with love tonight…
Everybody look to their left, (yeah!)
Everybody look to their right! (ha!)

3)  Match the lyrics

  1. a) It’s not about
1)  make the world dance,
  1. b) We don’t need
2)  the price tag.
  1. c) We just wanna
3)  cha-ching cha-ching.
  1. d) Forget about
4)  the money, money, money,
  1. e) Ain’t about the (ha!)
5)  the world dance,
  1. f) Ain’t about the (yeah!)
6)  your money, money, money.
  1. g) Wanna make
7) about the price tag.
  1. h) Forget
8) ba-bling ba-bling,

4)  Choose the correct word
(Listen, okay.)
We need to take/make it back in time,
When music made us all fight/unite!
And it wasn’t low blows, and video hoes,
Am I the only one gettin’… tired/right?
Why is everybody so stressed/obsessed?
Money can’t buy us health/happiness.
Can we all slow down and enjoy/stop right now?
Guaranteed we’ll be feelin’
All right/at night.


5) Unscramble the words in brackets
Yeah, yeah.
Well, keep the price tag,
And take the _____(hacs) back.
Just give me six streams and a half stack,
And you can keep the cars,
Leave me the ____(argeag).
And all I..
Yes all I need are keys and _____ (ursigat).
And guess what, in 30 seconds I’m leaving to ___ (raMs)!
Yes, we leaving across these undefeatable odds,
It’s like this man, you can’t put a ___(erpic) on the life.
We do this for the ____(voel) so we fight and sacrifice every night,
So we ain’t gonna stumble and fall never.
Waiting to see, a sign of defeat uh, uh!
So we gonna keep everyone moving their ___(tfee),
So bring back the beat, and everybody sing,
It’s not about…


Key: 1) price, sleep, sale, smile, serious, eyes, good time; 2) 3,4,1,2;  3) a-4, b-6, c-1, d-2, e-3, f-8, g-5, h-7; 4) take, unite, tired, obsessed, happiness, enjoy, All right; 5) cash, garage, guitars, Mars, price,  love, feet.

After Listening

Поделите учащихся на две группы и дайте каждой группе задание в течение 5 минут подобрать аргументы, подтверждающие данное группе утверждение о деньгах:

1) «Money can’t buy us happiness»

2) «Money opens all doors»

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