Song: Taylor Swift/ Blank Space

This week’s song: Blank Space – Taylor Swift.

Download the worksheet in PDF here

This post is designed around the song ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift. I particularly love Taylor Swift’s accent and her lyrics are so cute. The last activity aims to get students work on vocabulary and divide the words into categories. Hope you’ll enjoy it. 🙂

BLANK SPACE – Taylor Swift

Activity 1: Listen the song and fill in the gaps
Nice to ………. you, where you……..?
I could show you ………….. things
Magic, ……………, heaven, ………
……….. you there and I ……………
Oh my God, look at that …………
You look like my next …………
Love’s a ………., want to ………..?
New,……….., suit and ………
I can ……….. you like a …………
Ain’t it …………, rumors, lie
And I know you………….about me
So hey, let’s be ………..
I’m………… to see how this one ends
Grab your …………and my hand
I can make the……… guys good for a …….
Activity 2:

Find the opposites:

1. End

2. Heaven

3. Incredible

4. Friends
Activity 3: Put the sentences in order:

Or it’s gonna go down in flames

‘Cause you know I love the players

And you love the game

They’ll tell you I’m insane

So it’s gonna be forever

Got a long list of ex-lovers

If the high way was worth the pain

You can tell me when it’s over

Activity 4: Listen the song and fill in the gaps:

‘Cause we’re………. and we’re ……….
We’ll take this way too ……..
It’ll leave you ………….
Or with a nasty………..
Got a ……….. list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m …………
But I’ve got a ………. ……….. baby
And I’ll write your…………

Activity 5: Match 1-7 with A-G.

1. Cherry lips,
2. I could show you
3. Stolen kisses,
4. You’re the king
5. Find out
6. Be that girl
7. Wait the worst

 
A. baby I’m your Queen

B. incredible things

C. is yet to come, oh no

D. what you want

F. pretty lies

G. crystal skies

H. for a month
Activity 6: Listen the song and fill in the gaps:
Screaming,………….. , perfect storms
I can make all the…………. turn
Rose ………… filled with ……….
Keep you second …………. like
“Oh my God, who is she?”
I get drunk on ……………
But you’ll come back each time you ………..
‘Cause darling I’m a ……………. dressed like a …………….

Activity 7: Divide words into categories. Work in pairs to come up with more categories:

Example: adjectives, body parts, emotions

Song: MAGIC! Rude

 Song  MAGIC! Rude


This is an activity on the song ‘Rude’ by Magic for Pre-Intermediate students. I’ve ask my students to write down few songs they like listening to and this song is their favorite. Students are encouraged to listen in order to complete the activities and work on Connected Speech and Assimilation of Sounds.
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  “Rude”
Activity 1: Listen the song and fill in the gaps

Saturday morning………………out of bed
And put…….my best ……….
Got in my…….. and raced like a jet
All the ………. to you
Knocked on your ………with heart in my ……….
To ask you a question
‘Cause I know that you’re an………………. man, yeah
Activity 2:
Find the opposites of these words:
1. put on
2. old-fashioned
3. get in my car

Activity 3: Put the sentences in order:

Say yes, say yes ’cause I need to know
Tough luck, my friend, but the answer is ‘No’
Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
You say I’ll never get your blessing ’til the day I die

Activity 4: Listen the song and fill in the gaps


Why you gotta be so……………?
Don’t you know I’m ………. too?
Why you gotta be so …………?
I’m gonna ……….. her anyway

……….. that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Yeah, no ……………what you say
Marry that girl
And we’ll be a ……….
Why you gotta be so
Rude


Activity 5: Match 1-8 with A-H.
1. I hate to do this, 

2. Can’t live
3. Love me or
4. Standing 

5. Or we will

6. To another galaxy, 

7. You know she’s in 

8. She will go
A. you know

B. anywhere I go
C. hate me we will be boys
D. at that altar
E. love with me
F. you leave no choice 
G. run away
H .without her
Activity 6:You gonna learn something new!
Do you know what’s the meaning of ‘gonna’? Can you think of more examples?

Guess the following words:

Gonna ‘I gonna go have a shower’

Wanna ‘I wanna go home’

Gotta ‘I gotta go’

Hafta ‘I hafta do my homework’

Kudja ‘Kudja pass me the salt please?’

Didju ‘didju like the movie’

Wilja ‘Wilja stay here tonight?’

Doyawanna ‘Doyawanna come with us tonight’

Aryagonna ‘Aryagoona go to the party?

Dijahafta ‘Dijahafta do that?’