Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Elephant Song's worksheet

Finally I'll get to use this favourite song of mine in a lesson. We're doing a topic on animals this week - basically on pets but my co-teacher and I are going to include something on the endangered species, illegal poaching and the conservation efforts.

As a follow-up activity, we're also planning to take the students on a field trip to the National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah, as well as to Deerland in Lanchang. I'm all excited about it already.

So, here's a worksheet based on The Elephant Song by Kamahl that I've prepared.


Instruction:
Which ones are the missing lines? Complete the lyrics. Then listen and check.


The Elephant Song


Tell me said the elephant
Tell me brothers if you can
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….

Tell me said the elephant
Tell me why this has to be
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….

refrain:
People kill without regret
although they fly by jumbo-jet
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….

Gentle is the elephant
Pulling loads and everything
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….

Happy was the elephant
Happy was his jungle life
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….

refrain:...

Listen, please listen, said the elephant
if we want the world we know, to stay alife
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….

Listen said the elephant
It is conservation time
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….

refrain..

a. Let the world of men remember
Let the children not forget.

b. And then they came, the cruel hunters
with their rifle and their knives

c. Then man and beast, we must work together
and together we will survive

d. So take the warning when we trumpet
for the future of mankind

e. Why all the world is full of creatures
Yet we grow in fear of man

f. We love to hear the children laughing
when we’re in the circus-ring

g. We have to run from man and hunter
Never safe and never free

1 comment:

Mima said...

The field trip plan had backfired due to an unforeseen event. How disappointing!