“I will Survive” a very popular stunning song by Gloria Gaynor. One of the song videos inserted below reached more than 29 millions views . In addition to teaching useful vocabulary and promoting exciting real English among the students, the song can be perfectly used to revise Past Simple tense .
In this regard, we have shared an activity sample (See below ) you can use or develop to raise English learning fun in the class . Enjoy!
1. Write the past simple form of the verbs below.
Be _______________ Keep ___________ Spend ______________ Do ____________
Grow _____________ Learn ___________ Walk ______________ Try ____________
Take _____________ Have ____________ Feel _______________
2. Use the verbs above to complete the lyrics below after listening to the song .
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
At first, I ________ afraid, I ________ petrified.
___________ thinkin' I could never live
Without you by my side,
But then I ___________ so many nights
Thinkin' how you ___________ me wrong.
And I ______________ strong
And I ______________ how to get along.
And so you're back from outer space.
I just ____________ in to find you here
With that sad look upon your face.
I should've changed that stupid lock,
I should've made you leave your key,
If I had known, for just one second,
You'd be back to bother me.
Well, now go! Walk out the door!
Just turn around now,
'Cause you're not welcome anymore!
Weren't you the one who __________ to hurt me with goodbye?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no, not I! I will survive!
Oh, as long as I know how to love,
I know I'll 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!
It ___________ all the strength I __________
Not to fall apart
And trying hard to mend the pieces
Of my broken heart.
And I _____________, oh, so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself.
I used to cry,
But now I hold my head up high!
And you'll see me, somebody new,
I'm not that chained up little person
Still in love with you.
And so you __________ like droppin' in
And just expect me to be free,
But now I'm savin' all my lovin'
For someone who's lovin' me!