Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ain't no mountain...


I was working on adjectives and derrivatives with one of my students the other day and this song came to my mind...
You could use it as a warm up if you want to work with adjectives.

Lesson plan:

  • Play the song
  • Give the students the lyrics

Artist: Diana Ross
Album: Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Title: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

(nickolas ashford/valerie simpson)

If you need me, call me. no matter where you are, no matter how far. just call my name. i'll be there in a hurry. on that you can depend and never worry.
(you see, my love is alive it's like a seed that only needs the thought of you to grow. so if you feel the need for company, please, my darling, let it be me. i may not be able to express the de
F the love i feel for you, but a writer put it very nicely when he was away from the one he loved. he said down and wrote these words:)

No wind, (no wind) no rain, (no rain)
Nor winter's cold
Can stop me, babe (oh, babe) baby (baby)
If you're my goal

No wind, no rain,
Can stop me, babe
If you wanna go

I know, i know you must follow the sun
Wherever it leads
But remember
If you should fall short of your desires
Remember life holds for you one guarantee
You'll always have me

And if you should miss my love
One of these old days
If you should ever miss the arms
That used to hold you so close, or the lips
That used to touch you so tenderly
Just remember what i told you
The day i set you free

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough (say it again)
Ain't no river wild enough
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough (say it again)
Ain't no river wild enough
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough (one more time)
Ain't no river wild enough (say it again)
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me
To keep me from you

  • Students should underline the adjectives
  • Play the chorus again - Students should mime the words "mountain", "high", "valley", "low", "river", "wild" while listening to the song
  • Students form derrivatives from the adjectives, e.g. high - height
In higher levels students could discuss the situation (what is this song about, how does the woman feel etc and maybe even act it out)

1 comment:

ΑΜΕΛΟΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ said...

That's a great idea, Dora! I will try it with my students