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
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
- Do you like the song?
- How does it make you feel?
- How does the singer feel?
- Has she tried to make their relationship work?
- Why did he break up?
- 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.