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Wonderwall Oasis Notes

Activity types: vocabulary, crossword, listening for specific words, gap fill, discussion.

Time: 30 mins.

Note: Wonderwall is a 1995 song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band's guitarist and
main songwriter Noel Gallagher. The song was included in their second album, (What's the Story)
Morning Glory?. According to Gallagher, "Wonderwall" describes "an imaginary friend who's gonna
come and save you from yourself." The song's title was appropriated from Wonderwall, a 1968 film
whose soundtrack was provided by George Harrison. The cover of the single was inspired by the
paintings of the Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, and was shot on Primrose Hill in north London.

1) Give each student a copy of the worksheet and ask them to fold it so they cannot see the

lyrics. In pairs ask them to complete the crossword.


2) When they have almost completed, play the song. Ask them to listen for the words in the

puzzle, and to put them in the order they hear them.


Key: (it is not necessary for them to complete it at this stage).

3) Ask them to unfold the page to see the lyrics. They can complete these with words from

the crossword. They should be able to this without listening to the song.
4) Play the song and ask them to complete the lyrics and, if necessary, the crossword.
5) Students check their answers in pairs or in groups, then correct in open class and sing together!
FOLLOW UP:
Students discuss or/and write about the following topic:
When the roads are winding and the lights are blinding, who is your wonderwall? Do you
have a special person who helps you when you go through a bad patch?

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Worksheet written Mena Bianco, Naples

Wonderwall Oasis

1. Complete the crossword.

2. Now listen to the song you will hear the words. In what order do you hear them?
__________________________________________________FOLD_______________________________________________

3. Fill in the gaps and complete the song with the words from the crossword
Today is _____ be the day
That theyre _____ throw it back to you
By _____ you _____ve somehow
Realized what you _____ do
I _____ believe that _____
Feels the way I do about you _____
Back beat, the word _____ on the street
That the fire in your heart is _____
Im sure youve _____ it all before
But you _____ really had a doubt
I _____ believe that _____
Feels the way I do about you _____

Because ____, youre ____ be the one that saves me


And after all, youre my wonderwall
Today _____ _____ be the day
But theyll _____ throw it back to you
By _____ you _____ve somehow
Realized what youre not to do
I _____ believe that _____
Feels the way I do, about you _____
And all the roads that lead you there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are _____ things that I
Would like to say to you but I _____ know how

And all the roads _____ have to walk are winding


And all the lights that lead _____ there are blinding
There are _____ things that I
[Repeat x2]
Would like to say to you but I _____ know how
I said____, you're _____ be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

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Worksheet written Mena Bianco, Naples

Wonderwall Oasis Complete

Today is gonna be the day


That theyre gonna throw it back to you
By now you shouldve somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I dont believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now
Back beat, the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
Im sure youve heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I dont believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now
And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I dont know how
Because maybe, youre gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, youre my wonderwall
Today was gonna be the day
But theyll never throw it back to you
By now you shouldve somehow
Realized what youre not to do
I dont believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now
And all the roads that lead you there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I dont know how
[Repeat x2]
I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

This worksheet is to be used for educational purposes only


Activity Tune into English 2012 www.tuneintoenglish.com

Worksheet written Mena Bianco, Naples