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The Beatles “When I’m 64” Listening and Comprehension Activity.

1. With your team or partner discuss ‘Retirement’ – what are the advantages and disadvantages? Advantages Disadvantages

2. With your team or partner answer the following questions: • • • • • • • What is the retirement age for men and women in your country? Does the government pay them a pension? Is it enough to live on? Is it usual for people in your country to have a private pension/a company pension? Do most families live near enough each other for them to visit grandparents regularly? What about your family? Should men and women retire at the same age? Why?/Why not? Why do you think some people want to go on working until 70, or even older? When do you want to retire?

3. Listen to the song and write in the number ordering the sentences. Will you still need me, will you still feed me, Every summer we can rent a cottage, Send me a postcard, drop me a line, Stating point of view. Give me your answer, fill in a form I could be handy, mending a fuse, And if you say the word If I'd been out till quarter to three When I get older, losing my hair, Many years from now, Mine for evermore Will you still be sending me a Valentine, Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? I could stay with you. In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear Indicate precisely what you mean to say Yours sincerely, wasting away. Would you lock the door? When your lights have gone When I'm sixty-four?

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4. Listen to the song again and write in the words that are blank.

Will you still need me? will you still feed me? When I'm sixty-four.When I get older ________ ______ _____ ____. New vocabulary. 5. If I'd __________ ________ ______ ___________ _____ _______ Would you lock the door? Will you still need me? will you still feed me? When I'm sixty-four. Give me your answer. And if you say the word. You ______ _________ ___ _______________ by the fireside Sunday morning go for a ride. Doing the garden. Who could ask for more. You will be older too. if it's not too dear We shall _____________ _______ ______________ Grandchildren on your knee Vera Chuck & Dave Send me a postcard. fill in a form Mine for evermore Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I'm sixty-four. I could be handy. Stating point of view Indicate precisely what you mean to say Yours sincerely. ______________ _____________. Every summer we can _______ _____ __________________ In the Isle of Wight. I could stay with you. Idioms… Will you still ______________ ________ a Valentine Birthday greetings bottle of wine. When your lights have gone. ______________ ___ _______________. slang & Many years from now. Questions about the song… • • • • What is the feeling of the song? What is it about? What kinds of things do you think you will be doing when you are older? What kind of person will you be? . __________ ____ ____ ____________. _______________ ________ ________________.