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Lyrics

It seems like everybody's got a price Why is everybody so obsessed?


I wonder how they sleep at night Money can't buy us happiness
When the sale comes first and the truth come second Can we all slow down and enjoy right now
Just stop for a minute and smile Guarantee we'll be feeling alright
Why is everybody so serious?
Acting so damn mysterious
Got your shades on your eyes and your heels so high CHORUS
That you can't even have a good time

CHORUS Yeah, yeah, well, keep the price tag and take the
cash back
Everybody look to their left Just give me six strings and a half stack
Everybody look to their right And you can keep the cars, leave me the garage
Can you feel that? (Yeah) And all I, yes, all I need are keys and guitars
We're paying with love tonight
And guess what, in 30 seconds I'm leaving to Mars
It's not about the money, money, money Yeah, we’re leaving across these undefeatable odds
We don't need your money, money, money It's like this man, you can't put a price on life
We just wanna make the world dance We do this for the love, so we fight and sacrifice
Forget about the price tag every night
Ain't about the (uh) cha-ching, cha-ching So we ain't gon' stumble and fall, never
Ain't about the (yeah) ba-bling, ba-bling Waiting to see in the sign of defeat, uh uh
Wanna make the world dance So we gon' keep everyone moving their feet
Forget about the price tag So bring back the beat and then everyone sing, it's
not about
We need to take it back in time
When music made us all unite
And it wasn't low blows and video hoes CHORUS
Am I the only one getting tired?
WORKSHEET (PUPIL)
Instructions

Title: Price Tag


Artist: Jessie J
Level: Elementary (1st grade)
Practice: Introducing the topic
Reference: 9. Asking for information about the price and the quantity of an article in a
shop (Program for Modern Languages, 1st grade, 1A and common 2nd year)

Listening
Listen to the song and fill in.

buy – sale – price (x2) – cash – money (x6) – pay – heels – price tag (x2) – with

Seems like everybody's got a ……………….


I wonder how they sleep at night
When the …………………………..
comes first and the truth comes second
Just stop for a minute and smile

Why is everybody so serious? Why is everybody so obsessed?


Acting so damn mysterious Money can't ……………… us happiness
You got your shades on your eyes Can we all slow down and enjoy right now
And your ………………………… so high Guarantee we'll be feeling alright
That you can't even have a good time
CHORUS
CHORUS
Yeah, yeah, well, keep the price tag
Everybody look to their left And take the ………………………… back
Everybody look to their right Just give me six strings and a half stack
Can you feel that? Yeah And you can keep the cars
We'll ………… them ………… love tonight Leave me the garage
And all I, yes, all I need are keys and
It's not about the ……………………, guitars
……………………, ……………………
We don't need your ……………………, And guess what, in 30 seconds
……………………, …………………… I'm leaving to Mars
We just wanna make the world dance Yes, we’re leaving across these undefeatable odds
Forget about the ……………………………… It's like this man,
You can't put a ………………… on life
Ain't about the cha-ching, cha-ching
We do this for the love, so we fight and
Ain't about the ba-bling, ba-bling
sacrifice every night
Wanna make the world dance
Forget about the ……………………………… So we ain't gonna stumble and fall, never
Waiting to see, a sign of defeat, uh uh
We need to take it back in time
So we gonna keep everyone moving their feet
When music made us all unite
So bring back the beat and then
And it wasn't low blows and video hoes
everybody sing, it's not about
Am I the only one getting tired?
WORKSHEET (PUPIL)
CHORUS
Have a look at the lyrics and answer the questions.

1. What is the song about? …………………………………………………………………………


2. Underline the words related to shopping.
3. What does “ ” mean?
……………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Vocabulary
Have a look at some words/expressions from the song and do the exercises below

1. Find the words in the song that mean…

a) Sunglasses = ……………………………………………………..

b) The sound a cash register makes = ……………………………………………………..

c) Flashy, expensive jewelry = ……………………………………………………..

d) A small piece of paper attached = ……………………………………………………..


to an item which shows its price

2. Vocabulary note:
“ ” can mean “ ” or “ ”. It’s not very good English but a lot of native
speakers use it. When we say “ ” something, we mean it’s not very
important. When Jessie J says “ ”, she means money isn’t
important to her.

Reading
Have a look at the lyrics and answer the following question.

1. Do you think that people today care too much about money and not enough about other
important things like love and happiness?
.............................................................................................................................................................................

2. Can money buy happiness?


.............................................................................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................................................................

Speaking
Discuss in groups.

1. Jessie J. says « ». Do you agree with her or not? Why?


2. What is more important than money for you?
3. Do your parents give you allowance?
4. What do you like spending your money on?
5. Do you save money?
6. Do you ever give money to charity or beggars?
7. Do you ever buy second-hand things?
WORKSHEET (PUPIL)
Instructions

Title: Price Tag


Artist: Jessie J
Level: Elementary (1st grade)
Practice: Introducing the topic
Reference: 9. Asking for information about the price and the quantity of an article in a
shop (Program for Modern Languages, 1st grade, 1A and common 2nd year)

Listening
Listen to the song and fill in.

buy – sale – price (x2) – cash – money (x6) – pay – heels – price tag (x2) – with

Seems like everybody's got a PRICE.


I wonder how they sleep at night
When the SALE
comes first and the truth comes second
Just stop for a minute and smile
Why is everybody so obsessed?
Why is everybody so serious?
Acting so damn mysterious Money can't BUY us happiness
You got your shades on your eyes Can we all slow down and enjoy right now
Guarantee we'll be feeling alright
And your HEELS so high
That you can't even have a good time CHORUS
CHORUS Yeah, yeah, well, keep the price tag
Everybody look to their left And take the CASH back
Everybody look to their right Just give me six strings and a half stack
Can you feel that? Yeah And you can keep the cars
We'll PAY them WITH love tonight Leave me the garage
And all I, yes, all I need are keys and
It's not about the MONEY guitars
MONEY, MONEY
We don't need your MONEY, And guess what, in 30 seconds
I'm leaving to Mars
MONEY, MONEY
Yes, we’re leaving across these undefeatable odds
We just wanna make the world dance
It's like this man,
Forget about the PRICE TAG
You can't put a PRICE on life
Ain't about the cha-ching, cha-ching We do this for the love, so we fight and
Ain't about the ba-bling, ba-bling sacrifice every night
Wanna make the world dance
So we ain't gonna stumble and fall, never
Forget about the PRICE TAG
Waiting to see, a sign of defeat, uh uh
We need to take it back in time So we gonna keep everyone moving their feet
When music made us all unite So bring back the beat and then
And it wasn't low blows and video hoes everybody sing, it's not about
Am I the only one getting tired?
CHORUS
WORKSHEET (TEACHER)

Have a look at the lyrics and answer the questions.

4. What is the song about? MONEY………………………………………………………………


5. Underline the words related to shopping.
6. What does “ ” mean?
JUST REMEMBER THAT YOUR BELIEFS AND THE PEOPLE THAT ARE AROUND YOU
ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOW MUCH MONEY YOU'VE GOT IN YOUR POCKET

Vocabulary
Have a look at some words/expressions from the song and do the exercises below

3. Find the words in the song that mean…

a) Sunglasses = SHADES………………………………………..

b) The sound a cash register makes = CHA-CHING…………………………………..

c) Flashy, expensive jewelry = BA-BLING……………………………………..

d) A small piece of paper attached = PRICE TAG……………………………………


to an item which shows its price

4. Vocabulary note:
“ ” can mean “ ” or “ ”. It’s not very good English but a lot of native
speakers use it. When we say “ ” something, we mean it’s not very
important. When Jessie J says “ ”, she means money isn’t
important to her.

Reading
Have a look at the lyrics and answer the following question.

1. Do you think that people today care too much about money and not enough about other
important things like love and happiness?
YES....................................................................................................................................................................

2. Can money buy happiness?


NO ......................................................................................................................................................................

Speaking
Discuss in groups.

1. Jessie J. says « ». Do you agree with her or not? Why?


2. What is more important than money for you?
3. Do your parents give you allowance?
4. What do you like spending your money on?
5. Do you save money?
6. Do you ever give money to charity or beggars?
7. Do you ever buy second-hand things?
WORKSHEET (TEACHER)

Going further…
Vocabulary

ba-bling = flashy, expensive jewelry


cha-ching = the sound of a cash register
damn mysterious = really mysterious (slang)
heels = the part of a shoe, stocking, etc, designed to fit the heel
low blows = verbal attacks designed to kick someone while they are down
sale = the exchange of goods, property, or services for an agreed sum of
money or credit
shades = sun glasses (slang)
to slow down = another way to say stop being so 'rude'
stack = one stack is 1G
to stumble = to miss a step and fall or nearly fall
undefeatable odds = invincible probabilities
unite = Joined together
video hoes = girls who are usually undress in music videos

Biography
Jessie J was born Jessica Ellen Cornish in Redbridge, London
on March 27, 1988. She went to Colins Performing Arts School
as a child and when she was 11 she was cast in Andrew Lloyd
Weber’s musica “Whistle Down the Wind”. When she was 17
she joined a girl group and soon after was signed as a solo
artist to Gut Records. The record company went bankrupt
before she released an album but the talented Jessie J didn’t
give up!

When Jessie’s first record deal didn’t work out, she turned to songwriting and got herself a contract
with Sony ATV where she started writing hit songs for Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Christina
Aguilera, and Alicia Keys. Her biggest songwriting hit was Miley Cyrus’ song Party in the USA”!

Sources

 http://www.kidzworld.com/article/25307-jessie-j-bio
 http://fr.urbandictionary.com
 http://busyteacher.org