Storytelling to Improve Your English

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/culture-fifth-language-skill

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Exercise

John Lennon & Yoko Ono with the Plastic Ono Band

1.Rewrite the following words in rhyming

pairs. (Some of them do not strictly rhyme,

but have the same vowel sound.)

 

begun fear done fight fun strong

white wrong year young

begun______ done________

____________ ____________

____________ ____________

____________ ____________

____________ ____________

2.Write the verbs in the Past Simple to

complete the information about the song

War Is Over (If You Want It)

 

 

John Lennon and Yoko Ono ________(write)

and ________(record) Happy Xmas (War Is

Over) in New York in 1971. The Harlem

Community Choir ________(help) with

backing vocals. The song ________(be) a

protest song about the Vietnam War, but is

still relevant 35 years later. John and Yoko

regularly ________(campaign) for peace, and

in 1969 ________(rent) billboards and

posters in eleven cities around the world with

the message “WAR IS OVER! (If You Want

It) Happy Christmas from John and Yoko.”

The record ________(not/be) a hit in America

when it first ________(come) out, but

________(do) very well in the UK, and

________(return) to the charts after Lennon’s

death in 1980.

3.Complete the lyrics with the words from

Exercise 1

.

(Happy Christmas Kyoko

Happy Christmas Julian)

So this is Christmas

And what have you _______

Another year over

And a new one just _______

And so this is Christmas

I hope you have _______

The near and the dear ones

The old and the _______

A very Merry Christmas

And a happy New _______

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any _______

And so this is Christmas

(War is Over, if you want it)

For weak and for _______

The rich and the poor ones

The world is so _______

And so happy Christmas

For black and for _______

For yellow and red ones

Let’s stop all the _______

A very Merry Christmas

And a happy New _______

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any _______

And so this is Christmas

(War is over, if you want it)

And what have we _______

Another year over

And a new one just _______

And so happy Christmas

We hope you have _______

The near and the dear ones

The old and the _______

A very Merry Christmas

And a happy New _______

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any _______

(War is over, if you want it

War is over now)

 

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