Perseverance Is a Key to Success

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A NEW DAY HAS COME
by CELINE DION
Grammar: Present Perfect, Past Tenses review
Level: intermediate, upper-intermediate
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Teacher’s notes
1. Beforehand, write on the board: angel, miracle, fear, light, to make it through, boy, soul, to shed a tear, to hold on. Tell the students that they are going to listen to a song called A New Day Has Come. The words on the board were taken from it. Be sure that your students understand them. Offer your group to predict this song is about. 2. Play the song and then check the general understanding. 3. Give out the worksheets. Let the students read and ask for the meaning of unknown words. Play the song again and do the first task. Students check their answers with their partners and then the pairs discuss them in an open group. 4. Do ex. 2.

5. Tell your students that the changes between then and now are also implicated into the tenses. Ask them what tenses are used in lines 6 – 13 (Past Simple and Past Continuous). First, compare them to the lines 24 – 27 (Past Simple vs Present Simple). Then pay attention to the lines 14 – 23 (Present Simple, Present Continuous and Present Perfect). Why has the things changed so dramatically? Because ‘a new day has come’, the girl has met a boy she loves… All the changes referring to the very moment in present are expressed with a help of The Present Perfect Tense. Elicit / explain the meaning and usage of this tense. Ask your students to find one more example of it (I’ve been touched… - Present Perfect Passive). Lyrics and answers

Ex. 1.
A new day has come
A new day has come
I was waiting for so long
For a miracle to come
Everyone told me to be strong
Hold on and don't shed a tear
Through the darkness and good times
I knew I'd make it through
And the world thought I had it all
But I was waiting for you
Chorus:
Hush, now
I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun
A new day has come
A new day has come
Where there was dark now there's light
Where there was pain now there's joy
Where there was weakness I found my strength
All in the eyes of a boy
Chorus.
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun
A new day has come
Repeat the chorus and fade
Ex. 2. Then – now, dark – light, weakness – strength, pain – joy

A NEW DAY HAS COME
by CELINE DION
1. Read the text. There are five wrong words in it. Listen and correct them. A new day has come
A new day has come
I was waiting for so long
For a miracle to come
Everyone told me to be weak
Hold on and don't shed a tear
Through the darkness and bad times
I knew I'd make it through
And the world thought I had it all
But I was waiting for you
Chorus:
Hush, now
I see a light in the night
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun
A new day has come
A new day has come
Where there was dark now there's light
Where there was pain now there's joy
Where there was weakness I lost my strength
All in the heart of a boy
Chorus.
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun
A new day has come
Repeat the chorus and fade
2. Find the opposites in the text.
then_____________
dark_____________
weakness_____________
pain_____________
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