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Dancing queen
By ABBA

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, diggin'* the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for the place to go
Where they play the right music, getting in the swing
You come in to look for a king
Anybody could be that guy
Night is young and the music's high
With a bit of rock music, everything is fine
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance...

You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the dancing queen

You're a teaser, you turn them on
Leave them burning and then you're gone
Looking out for another, anyone will do
Youre in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance...

You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the dancing queen


* "Digging something" means really liking it (according to a colleague from Texas called Diane LaGrone)

Exercises To print (pdf)


Exercises By Rosabel Cabrerizo and Isabel Pérez

 

1. Listen to the song once and tick the words you hear and find the meaning.
Can you make a few sentences with the words?
What do you think the lyrics are about? Have you heard of this band?

Girl, Boy, Life, Time, Night , Fight, Place, Friday, Day, Music, Young, Old, Low, Sweet, High, Can, Jump, Watch, See, Feel

 

2. Listen to the first part of the song again and choose the right word for each blank.

You can dance / chance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene/ film, diggin' the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are go /low
Looking out for the place to go /low
Where they play the right music, getting in the swing / king
You come in to look for a swing / king
Anybody could be that guy/buy
Night is young and the music is high/guy
With a bit of rock music, everything is fine/right
Youre in the mood for a dance/chance
And when you get the dance/chance...

*jive // baile de los años cuarenta y cincuenta que se bailaba con musica de jazz o rock

Find the meaning of the following words: mood, beat, tambourine and teaser.

3. Listen to the next part of the song and fill the blanks with the words you hear

You are the dancing queen, __________ and __________, only __________
Dancing queen, __________ the beat from the tambourine
You __________ dance, you __________ jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen

4. Now, listen to this final part of the song and match the sentences.

1. Youre a teaser,
2. Leave them burning
3. Looking out for another,
4.Youre in the mood
5 And when you get

a. anyone will do
b. and then you're gone
c. you turn them on
d. for a dance
e. the chance...

 

5. Listen to the song again and put the words together with the sounds below:

Jive, Lights, Seventeen, Dance, Fine, Queen, Life, Feel, Chance, High, Guy, Beat, See, Go, Right, Sweet, Night, Time, Tambourine, Low.

 

    

 

6. Watch and enjoy these two videos. In pairs, write at least 5 differences between them. Later in groups of 4 tell your partners which one and why you like best.

 

Video A Video B
 

 

6. Now watch this one and sing


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