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Listening: Marina and the Diamonds

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I think this song by Marina and the Diamonds has a really positive message.

Sometimes it can be really difficult to be everything that society expects of you.

We need to remember that we are only human and that we cannot please everyone.

Listen to the song and try and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

What message do you hear when you listen to the song?
Lesson by Caroline Devane



Key Words

  • Hated
  • Tough
  • Weak
  • Trusted
  • Unloved
  • Pathetic
  • Cigarettes
  • Magnetic

Lyrics

You've been acting awful _1_ lately
Smoking a lot of _2_ lately
But inside, you're just a little baby
It's okay to say you've got a _3_ spot
You don't always have to be on top
Better to be _4_ than love, love, loved for what you're not

You're vulnerable, you're vulnerable
You are not a robot
You're lovable, so lovable
But you're just troubled

Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot
Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot

You've been hanging with the _5_ kids
Who you never really liked and you never _6_
But you are so _7_, you pick up all the pins
Never committing to anything
You don't pick up the phone when it ring, ring, rings
Don't be so _8_, just open up and sing

I'm vulnerable, I'm vulnerable
I am not a robot
You're lovable, so lovable
But you're just troubled

Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot
Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot

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