Hotel California

The Eagles
1. Correct the lyrics by changing the words in bold into their opposites.
On a 1.bright desert highway, 2.warm wind in my hair Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light My head grew 3.light and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night There she 4.sat in the doorway; I heard the mission bell And I was thinking to myself, this could be heaven or this could be hell Then she 5.put out a candle and she showed me the way There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say... Welcome to the Hotel California Such a 6.hideous place Such a 6.hideous face 7.Little room at the Hotel California Any time of year, you can find it here Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the mercedes bends She got 8.a few pretty, pretty boys, that she calls 9.foes How they dance in the courtyard, 10.sour summer sweat. Some dance to remember, some dance to forget So I called up the captain, “Please bring me my wine.” He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969.” And still those voices are calling from 11.up close, Wake you up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say... Welcome to the Hotel California Such a 6.hideous place Such a 6.hideous face They livin it up at the Hotel California What 12.an unpleasant surprise, bring your alibis Mirrors on the 13.floor, The pink champagne on ice And she said, “We are all just 14.free men here, of our own device” And in the masters chambers, They gathered for the feast The stab it with their steely knives, But they just can’t kill the beast First thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back To the place I was before “Relax,” said the night man, We are programmed to receive. You can 16.check in any time you like, But you can never 17.arrive!
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2. Make sentences with such, so, or What a(n)…! to make comments about the pictures.

Answer Key 1. Dark 2. Cool 3. heavy 4. stood 5. Lit up 6. Lovely 7. Plenty of 8. A lot of 9. Friends 10. Sweet 11. Far away 12. A Nice 13. Ceiling 14. Prisoners 15. Last 16. Check out 17. leave Target Level: from beginner to intermediate Answer Key & Procedures: 1) Use this exercise to explore the title and pre-teach “have a lot/nothing in common” 2) Draw students’ attention to the numbers in the lyrics. Ask them to imagine what the opposites might be. For example, in number 1 (“You like the movies, 1”), possible answers would be, “I
hate the movies”, “I love the beach”, “I like TV”, etc. Then lead them to the box on the right and ask them to find the opposite to “I like the movies”. Let students try out the next ones by themselves, but let the beginners know some options can be too difficult and they should skip them or go by elimination. Alternatively, pair them up for this task. About the woman

a. ( b. ( c. ( d. ( e. ( f. ( g. ( h. ( i. (

) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

I don't like cigarettes - 11 She makes the bed - 7 I go to bed early - 3 She likes it neat - 8 I like it quiet- 5 She's got the money - 10 I move slowly - 4 And I like T.V. - 1 I take 2 steps forward - 6

Show the video clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUJ1dJyaAgw&feature=channel) and ask students to check their answers. Classcheck.

3) Take advantage of their problems in #2 to teach or recycle vocab. Have them practice it in pairs in number 3. 4) Organize students in trios for them to discuss. Then ask groups to give feedback on something interesting that was said. 5) If time allows, have students list as many opposites as they can. Then pair them up and have them play “opposites”. If one says, “I’m tall”, the other has to say, “I’m short.” If one says “I love the summer”, the other has to say, “I love the winter.” TIP: THE VIDEO CLIP IS REALLY COOL!!!

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