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English exercise with songs
Teacher: Matthew Vuskovich, [email protected] URL
Song: "Mother"
Artist: Pink Floyd
Objective: Practice verb tenses, expressions, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Materials: The sheet provided below and a copy of "Mother" by Pink Floyd.
Key: _____ = phrases with verbs, ( ) = Fusion of words, Bold = Expressions
CAUTION! This song may not be popular for students who aren't into Pink Floyd, but it can be done with any genre of music.
Level: All levels.
Age: 16 years and up recommended.


Mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb?

Mother, do you think they'll like this song?

Mother, do you think they'll try to break my balls?

Eww ah...

Mother, should I build the wall?

Mother, should I run for president?

Mother, should I trust the government?

Mother, will they put me in the firing line?

Eww ah...

Is it just a waste of time?

Hush now baby baby, (don't_you) cry,

Mama's (gonna) make all of your nightmares come true,

Mama's (gonna) put all of her fears into you,

Mama's (gonna) keep you right here under her wing,

She (won't let) you fly,

But she might (let you) sing,

Mama's (gonna keep) baby cozy and warm,

Eww baby...

Of course Mama's gonna help build the wall,

Mother, do you think she's good enough,
For me?

Mother, do you think she's dangerous,
To me?

Mother, will she tear you're little boy apart?

Eww baby...

Mother, will she break my heart?

Hush now baby baby, (don't you) cry,

Mama's (gonna) check out all your girlfriends for you,

Mama won't let anyone dirty get through,

Mama's (gonna) wait up until you get in,

Mama will always find out where you've been,

Mama's gonna keep baby healthy and clean,

Eww baby...Eww baby...Eww baby...

You'll always be baby to me,

Mother, did it need to be so high?

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