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Activity 12 - A

Dance with My Father
I. GRAMMAR USAGE
A. Filling in the lyrics!

Back when I was a (1) _________,
(2)__________ life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and
Dance with my mother and (3) ______ and then
Spin me (4) _________ „til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved
If I could (5) __________ another chance,
Another walk, another (6) _________ with him
I‟d play a song that would (7) _________, ever end
How I‟d love, love, love
To dance with my (8) __________ again.

When (9) _____ and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to (10) ________
He‟d make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my mama (11) ________
(12) _________ that night when I was (13) ___________
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me
If I could (14) _________ one final glance,
One final step, one final dance with (15) _________
I‟d play a song that would never, ever end
„Cause I‟d love, love, love
To (16) _________ with my father again.

(17) ___________ I‟d listen outside her door
And I‟d hear how my mother (18) ________ for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me
I know I‟m praying for (19) ________ too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don‟t do it usually
But dear Lord she‟s (20) __________
To dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream

II. COMPREHENSION CHECK!

1. Who is speaking in the song? (2pts)
2. Why do you think the speaker wanted to play a “song that would never ever end?” (2pts)
3. Why would the speaker wanted to dance with his/her father again? (2pts)
4. Why is the mother crying? (2pts)
5. What do you think may be the reason of the father being gone or away? (2pts)
6. Do love your father? Why? (5pts)
7. Do you feel the same way as how the speaker in the song love his/her father? Explain. (5pts)

B. Past tense of VERBS!
Example:
spun 1. Spin me around „till I fell asleep.

_______1. Dance with my father again.
_______2. I‟d play as song.
_______3. My father would lift me high.
_______4. To get my way
_______5. I would run from her.
_______6. He‟d make me laugh.
_______7. I‟d listen outside her door.
_______8. I pray for her even more than me.
_______9. I know you don‟t do it usually.
_______10. Every night I fall asleep.

C. Degrees of comparison for ADJECTIVES!

Positive Comparative Superlative

high ____________ ___________
dear ____________ ___________
up ____________ ___________
sure ____________ ___________
final ____________ ___________

D. There you are ADVERBS!

1. I know you don‟t do it usually.
2. Never dreamed that he would be gone from me.
3. Then finally make me do just what my mama…
4. Then up the stairs he would carry me…..
5. He left a dollar under my sheet.