Classe d’anglès basada en el musical ‘Hairspray’ – 4/4

Aquesta es la quarta i última part d’una classe d’anglès basada en algunes cançons de Hairspray. No se centra en cap punt de la gramàtica, sinó en definir paraules.

Yes, the woman in blue is John Travolta.

Sí, la dona de blau és el John Travolta.

4. You can’t stop the beat (20 min)

a) Complete the lyrics of the song writing the words described by your teacher in the gaps. Then, listen to the song and check your answers.

You Can’t Stop The BeatHairspray

TRACY
You can’t stop an avalanche
As it races down the hill
You can try to stop the seasons, girl
But you know you never will
And you can try to stop my dancing’ feet
But I just cannot stand still
‘Cause the world keeps spinnin’
Round and round
And my heart’s keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost till I heard the drums
Then I found my way
‘Cause you can’t stop the beat!

TRACY & LINK
Ever since this old world began
A woman found out if she shook it
She could shake up a man
And so I’m gonna shake and shimmy it
The best that I can today
‘Cause you can’t stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the sun in the sky
You can wonder if you wanna
But I never ask why
And if you try to hold me down
I’m gonna spit in your eye and say
That you can’t stop the beat!

PENNY
You can’t stop a river
As it rushes to the sea

SEAWEED
You can try and stop the hands of time
But you know it just can’t be

PENNY
And if they try to stop us, Seaweed,
I’ll call the N Double A C P
Cause the world keeps spinning
Round and round
And my heart’s keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost till I heard the drums
Then I found my way
Cause you can’t stop the beat

PENNY & SEAWEED
Ever since we first saw the light
A man and woman liked to shake it
On a Saturday night
And so I’m gonna shake and shimmy it
With all my might today
‘Cause you can’t stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the rain from above
You can try to stop the paradise
We’re dreamin’ of
But you cannot stop the rhythm
Of two hearts in love to stay
‘Cause you can’t stop the beat!

EDNA
You can’t stop my happiness
‘Cause I like the way I am
And you just can’t stop my knife and fork
When I see a Christmas ham
so if you don’t like the way I look
Well, I |just don’t give a damn!

EDNA & ENSEMBLE
‘Cause the world keeps spinning
Round and round
And my heart’s keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost till I heard the drums
Then I found my way
‘Cause you can’t stop the beat
Ever since this old world began
A woman found out if she shook it
She could shake up a man
And so I’m gonna shake and shimmy it
The best that I can today
‘Cause you can’t stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the sun in the sky
You can wonder if you wanna
But I never ask why
And if you try to hold me down
I’m gonna spit in your eye and say
That you can’t stop the beat!

MAYBELL
Oh oh oh
You can’t stop today
As it comes speeding down the track
Child, yesterday is history
And it’s never coming back
‘Cause tomorrow is a brand new day
And it don’t know white from black

MAYBELL & ENSEMBLE
‘Cause the world keeps spinning
Round and round
And my heart’s keeping time
To the speed of sound
I was lost till I heard the drums
Then I found my way
‘Cause you can’t stop the beat!
Ever since we first saw the light
A man and woman liked to shake it
On a Saturday night
And so I’m gonna shake and shimmy it
With all my might today
‘Cause you can’t stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the rain from above
They can try to stop the paradise
We’re dreaming of
But you cannot stop the rhythm
Of two hearts in love to stay
You can’t stop the beat!

b) Make up a definition for 10 words in the song. Read the definitions to the class and have your class mates guess the words.

Apunts per al professor

a) Delete the underlined words in your students’ copy. Don’t give them definitions from the dictionary. Improvise definitions they’re likely to understand or they could even give themselves.

b) The aim of this exercise is not to sound clever, but to be able to communicate a concept in the event of not knowing the word. Tell your students to keep it simple and focus on communication.

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