Today I'm posting a short worksheet on one of the major hits, "Take Me to Church" by the Irish singer and composer Hozier. Notwithstanding the fact that it has been broadcast all over the world, being played and replayed hunderds of times by all the radios, it isn't so commercial as many think. As a matter of fact, the song relates the love story of two guys of the same sex and it also attacks the stance held by the Christian Church against homosexuality. For this reason, I agree that this activity should be directed to adult teenagers or committed and conscious students. But if you're willing to use it to make even younger students aware about these issues, why not?
Level: upper-intermediate, advanced
Gramamr focus on: vocabulary
Activity: fill-in the gaps
Lyrics taken from: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/hozier/takemetochurch.html
Let's talk about: religion and feelings. 1) What does "Take Me to Church" inspire you? Talk about your feelings. 2) Compare your emotions with your classmates. 3) What message does Hozier want to convey?