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domingo, 13 de enero de 2013

If I Were a Boy

We have already written in this blog about gender differences. Both men and women can do any kind of jobs, although there are still some reluctance at the time of hiring men and women for some jobs. In the video If I Were a Boy  we can see Beyoncé as a police officer and acting as a man is supposed to act.
Teaching English by Fran has always wanted to promote equality among people, no matter what sex, style, colour you are.

However, T.E. is also to teach grammar mostly to teenagers, and this song is going to help us to revise Second Conditional in English and the use of subjuntive in Spanish

IF + PAST SIMPLE  ,  WOULD + INFINITIVE (Main Clause)

This is what Andrea G. has prepared, also thinking about conditional sentences.


IF I WERE A BOY – BEYONCÉ
Glossary
● Chase after: perseguir
● Faithful: fiel
● Wish: desear
● Hurts: doler
● Until: hasta
● Granted: garantizada

Exercises
● Find two different examples of second conditional.
● Find one example of future simple and other of present continuous.
● Correct the mistake.
● Fill in the gaps.

If I were a boy
even just for a day
I will roll out of bed in the _________
and throw on what I wanted and go

Drink beer with the ______
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

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I would turn off my _______
Tell everyone it's broken
so they'd think that I was sleeping alone


I’d put myself _______
and make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’ll be faithful,
waiting for me to come home, to come ________.
If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a ________,
think i'd forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
you thought  ________


But you're just a boy
You don't understand
and you don't understand, ohhhh
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you wish you were a better man
You don't listen to her
You don't care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you're taking her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

But you're just a boy




If you Were a Boy, what would you do?

Teaching English by Fran | Second Conditional 
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