Song lesson: Call me maybe - Carly Rae Jepson

 

 

WARM UP

 

Today we are going to listen to a famous song about a girl who likes a boy.

Can you guess some words which might be in the song?

What famous love songs do you know?

Now listen to the song and check if the words are there.

 

 

EXERCISE ONE

Number the lines of the song in the order you hear them.  Listen again to check.

 

___ and now you're in my way

___ Don't ask me, I'll never tell

___ I looked at you as it fell

1   I threw a wish in the well

 

___ pennies and dimes for a kiss

___ but now you're in my way

___ I trade my soul for a wish

___ I wasn't lookin' for this

 

___ Where (do) you think you're goin', baby?

___ Your stare was holdin', ripped jeans, skin was showin'

___ hot night, wind was blowin'

 

 

 EXERCISE TWO

Do you remember the words of the chorus?

Fill in the blanks, then listen and check.

 

Hey, I just ________ you

and this is _____________

but here's my ____________

so _________ me, ____________?

 

It's hard to _____________ ____________ at you, baby,

but here's my _______________

so ___________ me, maybe?

 

And all the _____________ boys,

try to _______________ me,

but here's my __________________,

so _________ me, maybe?

 

 

 EXERCISE THREE

Put the words in the right order - listen again to check.

 

call / time / took / you / your / the / with

 

fall / time / took / I / no / the / with

 

gave / nothing / all / at / you / me

 

but / still / my / in / way / you're

 

steal / borrow / beg / I / and / and

 

real / foresight / have / it's / and / I

 

feel / know / didn't / would / I / I / it

 

way / it's / my / in / but

 

 

Exercise 4 - Now you know the words, sing along to the song!

 

 

I threw a wish in the well,

Don't ask me, I'll never tell

I looked to you as it fell,

and now you're in my way

I trade my soul for a wish,

pennies and dimes for a kiss

I wasn't looking for this,

but now you're in my way

Your stare was holdin', Ripped jeans, skin was showin'

Hot night, wind was blowin'

Where do you think you're going, baby?

Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me, maybe?

It's hard to look right, at you baby, but here's my number, so call me, maybe?

Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me, maybe?

And all the other boys, try to chase me, but here's my number, so call me, maybe?

 

You took your time with the call,

I took no time with the fall

You gave me nothing at all,

but still, you're in my way

I beg, and borrow and steal

I have foresight and it's real

I didn't know I would feel it,

but it's in my way

 

Your stare was holdin', Ripped jeans, skin was showin'

Hot night, wind was blowin'

Where do you think you're going, baby?

 

Before you came into my life

I missed you so bad

I missed you so bad

I missed you so, so bad

 

 

AFTER LISTENING mini-grammar

 

Can you find all the verbs in the song?  What are the past / simple / participle forms of these verbs?

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

 

Did you notice any 'mistakes' in the lyrics to the song?  Incorrect grammar?  Words spelt differently?

Can you find some words that rhyme in the song?

Do you like the song? Why/Why not?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key:

 

Warm up: elicit - baby / crazy / kiss / feel / me / you - discuss what love songs they know, can they guess what the song might be based on the famous love songs they know?

 

Exercise one - 4 2 3 1 / 6 8 5 7 / 11 9 10

 

Exercise two - met / crazy / number / call / maybe / look / right / number / call / other / chase / number / call

 

Exercise 3 

You took your time with the call,

I took no time with the fall

You gave me nothing at all,

but still, you're in my way

I beg, and borrow and steal

I have foresight and it's real

I didn't know I would feel it,

but it's in my way 

 

 

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