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THAT´S WHAT LOVE IS FOR

Amy grant accepts a Grammy Award
Amy Grant, who co-wrote this song and made it a bestseller, was born in Augusta, Georgia, on November 25, 1960. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, the capital of country music in the USA, and began writing songs at age fourteen.
In this song Amy says, “Sometimes we make it harder than it is. We´ll take a perfect night and fill it upwith words we don´t mean.” Then she sings, “That´s what love is for: to help us through it, nothing else can do it.” She songs of love as a life-changing, life-saving force. What do you think love is for?

KEY STRUCTURES
Verb Review: conditional, future, modals, passive voice, present, present continuous, present perfect.
Phrasal Verbs: bring back, fill up, hold down, hold on, round off, talkdown, wash away
Review of adjectives, Adverbs, Clauses, Gerunds, “Un” as Prefix.

COMMUNICATIVE OBJECTIVES
To talk about difficult situations and ways of responding to them
To compare and contrast various ideas about relationships

THAT´S WHAT LOVE IS FOR
Sometimes we make it harder than it is
We'll take a perfect night
And fill it up with words we don't mean
Dark sides best unseenAnd we wonder why we're feeling this way

Sometimes I wonder if we
really feel the same
Why we can be unkind
Questioning the strongest of hearts
That's when we must start
Believing in the one thing that
has gotten us this far

That's what love is for
To help us through it
That's what love is for
Nothing else can do it

Melt our defenses
Bring us back to our senses
Give us strengthto try once more
Baby, that's what love is for

SONG LYRICS
INTRODUCTION | Sometimes we make it harder than it is. We´ll take a perfect night and fill up with words we don´t meanDark sides best unseen. And we wonder why we´re feeling this way. |
Sometimes I wonder if we really feel the same,Why we can be unkind, questioning the strongest of hearts.That´s when we must start believing in theone thing that has gotten us this far. |
CHORUS: | That´s what love is for—to help us through it.That´s what love is for—nothing else can do it.Melt our defenses; bring us back to our senses, Give us strength to try once more. Baby, that´s what love is for |
Sometimes I see you and you don´t know I am there,And I’m washed away by emotions I hold deep down inside,Getting stronger with time. It´slive through the fire and holding on we find: CHORUS |
ENDING: | Believing in the one thing that has gotten us this far.That´s what love is for—to help us through it.That´s what love is for---nothing else can do it.Round off the edges, talk us down from de ledges1,Give us strength to try once more.Baby, that´s what love is for. |
LEARNINGIDEAS
Vocabulary
Find the “e” words from the song to fit the meanings below:
1. More difficult: __ __ __ __ e __ | 7. Identical: __ __ __ e |
2. Ideal, without flaw: __e __ __ e__ __ | 8. Not visible: __ __ __e e __ __ |
3. Opposite of shallow: __ e e __ | 9. Borders, or sharp qualities: e __ __ e __ |
4. Feelings: e __ __ __ __ __ __ | 10. To be curious about: __ __ __ __ e __ |
5.Once in a while: __ __ __e__ __ __ e__ | 11. Narrow flat projections: __ e __ __ e __ |
6. Asking: __ __e__ __ __ __ __ __ __ | 12.protective measures: __ e __ e __ __ e __ |

Questions about the song

1-What are the person in this song and her friend trying to get through?
2-What is the meaning of these phrases?
“Melt our defenses” _________________________________________
“Bring usback to our senses” _________________________________
“Living through the fire” _______________________________________
Talk us down from the ledges: keep us from committing suicide
Question for you
Is mall groups, discuss the following
:
1-Tell about a time when you had a “perfect night” spoiled by something you or someone else said or did. Tell what happened after that night.
2-Describe...
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