MTV contest

Разделы: Иностранные языки, Внеклассная работа


Music invasion

During a week teams get one question every day. They should answer them by the beginning of the game.


1. What song contains more words that are not repeated: “Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi or “Hello, goodbye” by Beatles.

Key: “Hello, goodbye” by Beatles (20 words), “Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi (12 words)

2. Make the list of the most famous singers and groups of Great Britain, Germany and France (this list should be organized in 3 columns) The longer the list you’ll make, the more points you’ll get.

3. In Titeln welcher englischen, franzosischen, deutcshen Songs sind Modalverben gebraucht?


Everybody waits for the light

Scared? – don’t be scared!

The sun shines on my eyes

And the sun will keep on shining tonight

As the world counts to ten


Here comes the Sun


Here comes the Sun


It is the brightest star of all


Here comes the Sun

Guess what song has been translated into English. The original one is not Russian, of course.

Key: Rammstein “Sonne”

5. Cette chanteuse est connue en gagnant le concours “La fabrique des vedettes”. Elle a pris part au concert avec le grouppe “Corni”.  

Key: A–lizee

Final game

1. Warming–up activity.

Name as many foreign songs containing names as possible.

2. Guess the singer.

Students listen to 7 pieces of music and should guess the singer or music band; if they know the exact name of the song they get an additional point.


1. Britney Spears “Overprotected”

2. Enrique Iglesias “Escape”

3. Darren Hayes “Insatiable”

4. Marlyn Manson “Tainted love”

5. Eminem “My name is”

6. Madonna “Music”

7. HIM “The funeral of hearts”

3. Put lyrics in order.

Teams get lyrics of the song “In the shadow” by Rasmus and while listening to the song should put them in order.

No sleep, no sleep until I’m done with finding the answer. 3

Won’t stop, won’t stop before I find a cure for this cancer. 6

Sometimes I feel like going down and so disconnected. 12

Somehow I know that I’m haunted to be wanted. 2

I’ve been watching, I’ve been waiting, 1

In the shadows, for my time. 11

I’ve been searching, I’ve been living, 4

For tomorrows, all my life. 10

They say … that I must learn to kill before I can feel safe. 5

But I … I’d rather kill myself than turn into their slave. 9

Sometimes I feel like I should go and play with the thunder. 7

Somehow I just don’t wanna stay and wait for a wonder. 8

Key: 3; 6; 12; 2; 1; 11; 4; 10; 5; 9; 7; 8

4. Match the singer and the song.

Teams get mixed papers with the names of the songs and the singers. The task is to do matching while listening to these pieces of music.

1. Evanescence h) “Bring me to life”
2. Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey a) “I know what you want”
3. Jennifer Lopez d) “I’m glad”
4. Panjabi MC g) “Jogi”
5. Muse b) “Time is running out”
6. Patrick Fleuri c) “Le Temps Des Cathedrales”
7. Modern Talking f) “ Ready for the victory”
8. Lara e) “Plus vite que jamais”

Key: 1h; 2a; 3d; 4g; 5b; 6c; 7f; 8e.

5. Translation.

Teams get lyrics of songs “Family portrait” by Pink and “Since you’ve been gone” by Nevergreen and should give literal translation, while the music is playing in the background. Each team gets a part of the song.

Family portrait by PINK

Momma please stop cryin, I can’t stand the sound

Your pain is painful and its tearin' me down

I hear glasses breakin as I sit up in my bed

I told dad you didn’t mean those nasty things you


You fight about money, bout me and my brother

And this I come home to, this is my shelter

It ain’t easy growin up in World War III

Never knowin what love could be, you’ll see

I don’t want love to destroy me like it has done

my family

Can we work it out? Can we be a family?

I promise I’ll be better, Mommy I’ll do anything

Can we work it out? Can we be a family?

I promise I’ll be better, Daddy please don’t leave

Daddy please stop yellin, I can’t stand the sound

Make mama stop cryin, cuz I need you around

My mama she loves you, no matter what she says its true

I know that she hurts you, but remember I love you, too

I ran away today, ran from the noise, ran away

Don’t wanna go back to that place, but don’t have no choice, no way

It ain’t easy growin up in World War III

Never knowin what love could be, well I've seen

I don’t want love to destroy me like it did my family

Nevergreen "Since you've been gone"

Search and you will find there is no reason

I can't convince myself to let you go

I never promised you it would be easy

It seems to me that nothing's fair in love


Since you've been gone

Baby you've been on my mind

Since you've been gone, how can I go on

Since you've been out of my life

Baby since you've been gone

I guess that I should be alright

Since you've been gone, how can I go on

Since you've been out of my life

 I'm not so sure this is the right decision

I still believe that we can find a way

Girl why can't you see how much I miss you

I'd wish you would come back to me and stay


Since you've been gone

I can do what I want

I can go anywhere

Because now nobody cares

Since you've been gone

I can hear all the songs on "kill 'em all"

But I feel so alone

All I want is to turn you around back home

6. Home task.

Teams act out the songs they’ve chosen.

7. Do you know these music videos?

Students watch music videos and guess the singer, if they know the exact name of the song they get an additional point.


1. Madonna “What it feels like for a girl”

2. Rammstein “Du hast”

3. Guano Apes “Lords of the boards”

4. Gorillaz “Clint Eastwood”

5. U2 “Beautiful day”

6. Linkin Park “Crawling”

7. McGregor/Kidman “Come what may”

8.What is the song topic?

Listen to 5 songs and find out the main topic, that you should express by one word.

1. Elton John “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”

2. No doubt “It’s my life”

3. Modern Talking “Summer in December”

4. Headaway “What is love”

5. Britney Spears, Madonna “Me against the music”

6. Rammstein “Mutter”

7. Schneider “Telefonmann”

Key: 1. apology; 2. life; 3. loneliness; 4. love; 5. music; 6. Mutter; 7. Telefonmann