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Music Video Lesson - 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen'

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The Sound of Music was my favourite film as a child! This song is about two young teenagers that are starting to fall in love. The man (Rolf) is telling the woman (Liesl) that she needs protecting because she is young.

This song is full of adjectives that describe people's personality. Listen to the song and then try and put the correct adjective in each gap.

What was your favourite film when you were a child?

Lesson by Caroline

Missing Words

• Sweet
• Wiser
• Naïve
• Eager
• innocent
• Shy
• Scared
• Careful

Sixteen Going on Seventeen Lyrics

You wait little girl
On an empty stage
For fate to turn the light on

Your life little girl
is an empty page
that men will want to write on

To write on

You are 16 going on 17
Baby its time to think
Better beware
Be canny and _1_
Baby you're on the brink

You are 16 going on 17
Fellows will fall in line
_2_ young lads
And grueways and cads
Will offer you fruit and wine

Totally unprepared are you
To face a world of men
Timid and _3_ and _4_ are you
Of things beyond your ken

You need someone
Older and _5_
Telling you what to do
I am 17 going on 18
I'll take care of you

I am 16 going on 17
I know that i'm _6_
Fellows I meet may tell me I'm _7_
And willingly I believe

I am 16 going on 17 _8_ as a rose
Bachelor dandies
Drinkers of brandies
What do I know of those

Totally unprepared am I
To face a world of men
Timid and _9_ and _10_ am I
Of things beyond my ken

I need someone
Older and wiser
Telling me what to do
You are 17 going on 18
I'll depend on you

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