Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sitting waiting wishing

This is Marianthi listening to the song

I was having a lesson yesterday talking about Continuous tenses and Gerunds and how we use them in a sentence and this song came to my mind. I think it would be a great intro for this .

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Song lyrics:
Now I was sitting waiting wishing
That you believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs
But Lord knows that this world is cruel
And I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool
Learning loving somebody don't make them love you
Must I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing your fool?
I sing ya songs I dance a dance
I gave ya friends all a chance
Putting up with them wasn't worth never having you
And maybe you been through this before
But its my first timeSo please ignore
The next few lines cause they're directed at you
I cant always be waiting waiting on you
I cant always be playing playing your fool
I keep playing your partBut its not my scene
Wont this plot not twist?
I've had enough mystery.
Keep building me up, then shooting me down
Well im already downJust wait a minute
Just sitting waitingJust wait a minute
Just sitting waiting
Well if I was in your position
Id put down all my ammunition
I'd wondered why'd it taken me so long
But Lord knows that I'm not you
And If I was I wouldn't be so cruel
Cause waiting on love ain't so easy to do
Must I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing your fool?
No I cant always be waiting waiting on you
I cant always be playing playing your fool, foool

Lesson plan
Give students the lyrics and play the song
Ask the to find the gerunds (-ing) and then identify the tense
Ask students questions like:
“What are you doing in the evening?”
“Where will you be going this time next week?”
If the student level is above intermediate, you can also discuss the situation in the song.
Why is he feeling the way he does?
What might have happened?

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