Dumb Ways To Die

quiz and lesson by michelle Morissette

learningenglishwithmichelle.blogspot.com

 

Pre-Listening Questions

 

1.  Do you usually listen to Public Safety (Service) Announcements on TV or

     radio? Why or why not?

2. How often do you watch commercials?

3. What are some of your favourite commercials?  Why do you like them? What

     makes them special?

4. What are some commercials you dislike? Why?

5. What are the features of a "good commercial? What specifically makes you

    want to watch it more than once?

 

LISTENING:

 

Listen to the song and fill in the gaps

 

Set fire to your

Poke a at a grizzly bear

Eat medicine that's out of

Use your private as pirana bait.

 

Chorus

Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to di- ie-ie

So many dumb ways to die

 

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Get your out with a fork

Do your own electrical

Teach how to fly

Eat a two-week-old unrefrigerated

 

Chorus

 Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to di- ie-ie

So many dumb ways to die

 

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a psycho-killer inside.

Scratch a drug dealer's new .

Take your off in outer space.

Use a clothes dryer as a place.

 

Chorus

Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to di- ie-ie

So many dumb ways to die

 

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Keep a rattlesnake as a .

Sell both your kidneys on the .

Eat a of superglue

I , what's this red button do? 


Chorus

Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to die

Dumb ways to di- ie-ie

So many dumb ways to die

 

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Dress up like a moose in hunting

Disturb a of wasps for no good reason

Stand on the edge of a train platform

Drive around the boom gates at a level

Run across the between the platforms

 

This may not rhyme, but they're quite possibly

the ways to die

the dumbest ways to die

the dumbest to di-ie-ie

So many dumb

So many dumb ways to

 

 

 Singalong Version with lyrics

 

 

 Post Listening Activities

 

1. What was your reaction when you realized what the topic of this PSA was?

2. Do you think it was a good PSA (commercial)? Why or not? 

3.What did you like best? least? 

4. Do you think this PSA would be effective in persuading young people to behave

    safely around trains? Why or why not?

5. Some people think that this PSA promotes danger and gives young people

    ideas about ways to commit suicide. Do you agree or disagree with this.

    Explain your opinion. 

 

6. If you were were going to make a commercial/PSA warning about the dangers

    of something what would it look like? 

 

Activity #1: ( Write your own song)

 

With a partner or a group

 

1. List as other many stupid ways to die you can think of.

2. Try to make some of them rhyme.

3. Copy the song above and turn your list into a song of your own.

4. Perform it in front of your class and decide which group has the best song.

5. or  Record yourself singing it and post it on You Tube. 

 

Activity #2: ( Write your own song)

 

1. Choose a topic which allows you to come up with "instructions" such as   

    best ways to fail, or dumb ways to drive,  best ways to lose a friend,, dumb 

    ways to eat  etc.  

2. List as many ways you can think of that would cause that result.

3. Try to make some of them rhyme.

4. Turn your list into a song exactly like Dumb Ways to Die.

5.  Perform it in front of your class and decide which group has the best song.
6. or  Record yourself singing it and post it on You Tube.


 



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