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I WILL SURVIVE

Sung by Gloria Gaynor

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Pedagogic ideas & worksheets by Bibi Baxter

(With thanks to Agostina, who lives in Argentina, for suggesting this song)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

To SIMPLIFY the following worksheets:

  • Produce one copy

  • Fill some of the gaps, leaving only the gaps, relevant to the practice required.

  • Photocopy the amended copy

To make the following worksheets:MORE CHALLENGING

  • Instruct students to complete the worksheets before listening to the song..

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 1

Mixed Tenses

I WILL SURVIVE

Sung By:  Gloria Gaynor

First I .................. afraid

I .................. petrified

(I) .................. thinking I could never live

Without you by my side

But I .................. so many nights

Thinking how you .................. me wrong

I .................. strong

I .................. how to carry on

And so you .................. back

From outer space

I just .................. in to find you here

With that sad look upon your face

I should have changed my stupid lock

I should have made you leave your key

If I .................. for just one second

You'd be back to bother me

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.................. on now go .................. out the door

Just .................. around now

'cause you'.................. welcome anymore

.................. you the one who .................. to hurt me with goodbye

You .................. I'd crumble

You .................. I'd lay down and die

Oh no, not I;  I ..................

As long as I .................. how to love

I .................. I .................. alive

I .................. all my life to live

I .................. all my love to give

And I ..................;  I ..................

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It .................. all the strength I ..................

Not to fall apart

(I) .................. trying hard to mend

The pieces of my broken heart

And I .................. oh so many nights

Just feeling sorry for myself

I .................. to cry

Now I .................. my head up high

And you .................. me

Somebody new

I .................. that chained up little person

Still in love with you

And so you .................. like dropping in

And just expect me to be free

Now I .................. all my loving

For someone who .................. me

The answer key

THE MISSING VERBS

(add negative forms where necessary)

be / do / feel / get / go / grow / have / hold / keep / know / learn / love / save / see / spend / stay / survive / take / think / try / turn / use / walk

THE MISSING TENSES

(add negative forms where necessary)

  • Future Simple

  • Present Simple, Present Continuous

  • Present Perfect, Past Simple, Past Perfect

  • Imperative

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 2

Verb Forms

Gerund v Past Participle v Infinitive (with/without TO)

I WILL SURVIVE

Sung By:  Gloria Gaynor

First I was afraid

I was petrified

(I) Kept .................. I could never ..................

Without you by my side

But I spent so many nights

.................. how you did me wrong

I grew strong

I learned how .................. on

And so you're back

From outer space

I just walked in .................. you here

With that sad look upon your face

I should ..................   .................. my stupid lock


I should ..................  .................. you .................. your key

If I had .................. for just one second

You'd .................. back .................. me

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Go on now go walk out the door

Just turn around now

'cause you're not welcome anymore

Weren't you the one who tried .................. me with goodbye

You think I'd ..................

You think I'd .................. down and ..................

Oh no, not I

I will ..................

As long as I know how ..................

I know I will .................. alive

I've .................. all my life ..................

I've .................. all my love ..................

And I'll ..................

I will ..................

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It took all the strength I had

Not .................. apart

Kept .................. hard ..................

The pieces of my broken heart

And I spent oh so many nights

Just .................. sorry for myself

I used ..................

Now I hold my head up high

And you see me

Somebody new

I'm not that chained up little person

Still in love with you

And so you felt like .................. in

And just expect me .................. free

Now I'm .................. all my loving

For someone who's .................. me

The answer key

THE MISSING VERBS

be / bother / hurt / carry / change / crumble / cry / drop  / die / fall / feel / find / get / give / have / know / lay / leave / live / love/ make / mend / save / stay / survive / think / try

GRAMMAR PRACTICE-3

Prepositions & Particles

I WILL SURVIVE

Sung By:  Gloria Gaynor

First I was afraid

I was petrified

Kept thinking I could never live

.................. you .................. my side

But I spent so many nights

Thinking how you did me wrong

I grew strong

I learned how .................. carry ..................

And so you're ..................

From outer space

I just walked ..................    .................. find you here

.................. that sad look .................. your face

I should have changed my stupid lock

I should have made you leave your key

If I had known .................. just one second

You'd be ..................  .................. bother me

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Go .................. now go walk .................. the door

Just turn .................. now

'cause you're not welcome anymore

Weren't you the one who tried .................. hurt me .................. goodbye

You think I'd crumble

You think I'd lay .................. and die

Oh no, not I

I will survive

As long as I know how .................. love

I know I will stay alive

I've got all my life .................. live

I've got all my love .................. give

And I'll survive

I will survive

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It took all the strength I had

Not .................. fall ..................

Kept trying hard .................. mend

The pieces .................. my broken heart

And I spent oh so many nights

Just feeling sorry .................. myself

I used .................. cry

Now I hold my head .................. high

And you see me

Somebody new

I'm not that chained .................. little person

Still .................. love .................. you

And so you felt like dropping ..................

And just expect me .................. be free

Now I'm saving all my loving

For someone who's loving me

The answer key

THE MISSING PREPOSITIONS & PARTICLES

apart / around / back / by / down / for / in / of / on / out / to / upon / with / without

THE COMPLETE LYRICS

(to be used as an answer key)

First I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
Without you by my side
But I spent so many nights
Thinking how you did me wrong
I grew strong
I learned how to carry on
And so you're back
From outer space
I just walked in to find you here
With that sad look upon your face
I should have changed my stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second
You'd be back to bother me
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Go on now go walk out the door
Just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
You think I'd crumble
You think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
As long as I know how to love
I know I will stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive
I will survive
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It took all the strength I had
Not to fall apart
Kept trying hard to mend
The pieces of my broken heart
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
Now I hold my head up high
And you see me
Somebody new
I'm not that chained up little person
Still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in
And just expect me to be free
Now I'm saving all my loving
For someone who's loving me

 
 
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