IF I WERE A BOY,… (B1+)

WATCH THIS VIDEO. WHAT DOES THIS SONG TELLS YOU ABOUT MEN AND WOMEN´S STEREOTYPES?

What would you do if you were a member of the opposite sex?

1. Listen to the first part of the song and fill in the blanks with the words in the box

chase, confronted, day, girls, stick up, beer, chase, bed, wanted

If I were a boy
Even just for a _______
I’d roll out of_______in the morning
And throw on what I________ and go
Drink ________ with the guys
And _________after _________
I’d kick it with who I _______
And I’d never get ________ for it
Because they’d ___________for me.

2. Put the verses in the right order

If I were a boy
I swear I’d be a better man
When you loose the one you wanted
And everything you had got destroyed!
Cause he’s taken you for granted
Cause I know how it hurts
How it feels to love a girl
I’d listen to her
I think that I’d understand
1. _____________________________
2. _____________________________
3. _____________________________
4. _____________________________
5. _____________________________
6. _____________________________
7. _____________________________
8. _____________________________
9. _____________________________

3. Put the verbs in brackets in the right tense

If I were a boy
I__________ (turn off) my phone
Tell everyone that it’s broken
So they _________(think)
That I ___________(sleep) alone
I___________(put) myself first
And _________(make) the rules as I go
Cause I know she __________(be) faithfull
__________(wait for) me to come home

4. Put the words in bold in the right column according to their pronunciation.

It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say it’s just a mistake
Think I forgive you like that
If you thought l would wait for you
You thought wrong

5. Read the following verses and say or write if you agree o disagree with boys and girls feel and behave in a different way. Do you think the message of the song is sexist?

But you are just a boy
You don’t understand
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you’ll wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it’s hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you taken her for granted
And everything that you had got destroyed
But you are just a boy

6. Watch and enjoy the video.

THANKS TO ISABEL PÉREZ WEBPAGE: http://www.isabelperez.com/songs/ifiwereaboy.htm

IF I WERE A BOY….., WHAT KIND OF CONDITIONAL  IS  IT? REVIEW THE GRAMMAR. (PAGE 165)

Speaking: Choose three questions to ask your partner.

If you could be an animal, what would you be?
If you could be another person for a day, who would you be?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
If you could be invisible for a day what would you do and why?
If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
If you could have only one food for the rest of your life (assuming that this strange situation would not affect your health), which food would you choose?
If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
If you found a wallet with £1,000 in it, what would you do?
If you had 25-hour days (while everyone else continued to have 24-hour days), what would you do with the extra time?
If you were given a choice between being given great wisdom or great wealth, which would you choose?
If you were going to a deserted island and could only take three things with you, what would you take? Why?
If you were invited to have tea with the Queen of England, what would say?
Your doctor has just told you that you have a month to live, what would you do in that stretch of time?

http://www.eslbase.com/downloads/pdf/first-second-conditional-board-game.pdf

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Posted on April 20, 2016, in CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (SONGS), DOCTOR GRAMMAR. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Carmen,
    I’ve listened the first part of the song, and I think there is a mistake . Is it posible?
    There are two words in the box that I haven’t found their blanks. They are : girls and
    chase (2).
    Please, tell me if I’m wrong.
    Thanks

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    • If I were a boy even just for a day
      I’d roll out of bed in the morning
      And throw on what I wanted
      And go drink beer with the guys

      And chase after girls
      I’d kick it with who I wanted
      And I’d never get confronted for it
      ‘Cause they stick up for me
      YOU ARE RIGHT JUST FOR THE WORD “GIRLS”. THANKS, I´LL CORRECT IT!!
      CARMEN

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  2. Hi Carmen:
    I´ll try to do the second part.

    1. If I were a boy
    2.I think that I´d understand
    3. How it feels to love a girl
    4. I swear I’d be a better man
    5. I’d listen to her
    6.Cause I know how it hurts
    7.When you loose the one you wanted
    8.Cause he’s taken you for granted
    9. And everything you had got destroyed!

    See you.

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