THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL – Song worksheet

14 Jul

I Complete the lyrics using participle forms (Present and Past) of the following verbs:

think x2, see, play x2, build, do, go, hurt, obey, stand, come, stay

                         THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL – ABBA


I don’t wanna talk                                                   But tell me does she kiss

About the things we’ve ______ through                     Like I used to kiss you?

Though it’s _________ me                                       Does it feel the same

Now it’s history                                                       When she calls your name?

I’ve ________ all my cards                                       Somewhere deep inside

And that’s what you’ve ________ too                        You must know I miss you

Nothing more to say                                                But what can I say

No more ace to play.                                               Rules must be _________.


The winner takes it all                                              The judges will decide

The loser _______________ small                            The likes of me abide

Beside the victory                                                    Spectators of the show

That’s her destiny.                                                   Always _________ low

The game is on again

I was in your arms                                                   A lover or a friend

_______________ I belonged there                           A big thing or a small

I figured it made sense                                             The winner takes it all

________________ me a fence

I don’t wanna talk

Building me a home                                                 If it makes you feel sad

_________________ I’d be strong there                     And I understand

But I was a fool                                                       You’ve _________ to shake my

_______________ by the rules.                                hand

I apologize

The gods may throw a dice                                     If it makes you feel bad

Their minds as cold as ice                                       ___________ me so tense

And someone way down here                                 No self-confidence

Loses someone dear                                              But you see

The winner takes it all                                            The winner takes it all…

The loser has to fall

It’s simple and it’s plain

Why should I complain?

II Say how each participle was used (to form a tense, passive or a participle clause)


III Answer these questions

  1. Do you like the song?
  2. How does it make you feel?
  3. How does the singer feel?
  4. Has she tried to make their relationship work?
  5. Why did he break up?
  6. Do you agree with the statement that ’the winner takes it all’?


IV Talk to your partner

  • What advice would you give to the singer?
  • What is the best way to deal with break-up?
  • What songs would you recommend to someone with a broken heart?




V Walk around and see what songs your classmates have put on their lists. Try to agree on top five survival songs.

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