MUSIC LISTENING ASSIGNMENT #2
- Fill in the Gaps -
 
 
     

    The following song was written by the American songwriter, Lyle Lovett. (pictured left) It is in the country music style, and has many examples of non-standard English. Non-standard English can contain slang or grammar that you would not find in formal or standard English. The use of ainít ( = is not), and the use of them ( = those) in the first line of the chorus, and in the first line of verse 3 are examples of non-standard English. 
     

 
 

Now listen to the song (you may need to listen several times), and try and fill in the missing words. The numbers in brackets (5) tell you how many letters there are in  the missing word.

Example:

Sentence: I hope you _____ (5) the song.
Missing word:  enjoy (Ďenjoyí has 5 letters)

Try it! Send me your answers in email, or in a voice file if you can.



 

DISCUSSION QUESTION

What do you think this song is about?

Listening Classes: send me a voice file (Real Audio or Pure Voice) telling me what you think.
Reading Classes: write a paragraph of at least 5 lines saying what you think.



 
 
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