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Teachers’ guide:

Song: Que Sera, Sera - Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Singer: Doris Day

Activity: Reading exercise.


1 & 2. Reading + Speaking, since they should negotiate their answers in
pairs.

3 Language: predictions with “will”; recycling “ours”, “fall in love”, “grow


up”, “handsome”, “pretty”. You can draw attention to the pronunciation of
“will I”. To check local comprehension, you can ask them what questions
are equivalent to “What does future hold for us?” (=”What lies ahead?”)
and “Will we be happy forever?” (= “Will we have rainbows day after
day?”).

4 Follow-up discussion: Do you/ your children worry about the future? What
kind of questions do you/they make (to yourself)?

Que Sera, Sera


Doris Day Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
[Written by Jay Livingston and Ray The future's not ours to see
Evans] Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

When I was just a little girl Now I have children of my own


I asked my mother They ask their mother
What will I be What will I be
Will I be pretty Will I be handsome
Will I be rich Will I be rich
Here's what she said to me I tell them tenderly

Que sera, sera Que sera, sera


Whatever will be, will be Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera Que sera, sera
What will be, will be What will be, will be
Que Sera, Sera
When I grew up and fell in love
I asked my sweetheart This song was written for
What lies ahead Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 re-make
Will we have rainbows Of his 1934 film "The Man Who Knew
Day after day Too Much"
Here's what my sweetheart said Starring Doris Day & Jimmy Stewart

(Source: http://www.webfitz.com/lyrics/Lyrics/1956/211956.html)

Answer key : B-A-C


1st: 1st Pic (girl and her mother with grocery bags) + “When I was just a little girl…”
2nd: 3rd Pic (boy and girl with chocolate and flowers) + “When I grew up and fell in love…”
3rd: 2nd pic (mother having breakfast in bed with 2 children standing up) + “Now I have children of my own”.
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 Will I be rich? 
1. In pairs, match the fragments to the pictures.

When I grew up and fell in love


I asked my sweetheart
“What lies ahead?
Will we have rainbows
Day after day?”
Here's what my sweetheart said:

Que sera, sera


Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be
A

When I was just a little girl


I asked my mother
“What will I be?
Will I be pretty?
Will I be rich?”
Here's what she said to me:

Que sera, sera


Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be
Now I have children of my own B
They ask their mother
“What will I be?”
“Will I be handsome?”
“Will I be rich?”
I tell them tenderly:

Que sera, sera


Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be
Que sera, sera C

2. What’s the right order? Listen to the song and check.


a) ABC d) BAC
b) ACB e) CBA
c) BCA f) CAB

What title would you give to the song?