Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston Notes

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Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston – Notes
Activity type: gap fill, opposites, vocabulary.
Grammar: Comparatives, Superlatives
Level: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate
Time: 30 mins.
Note: This was one of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits, a cover of a song already recorded by George Benson. Released on Whitney’s 1985 debut album, it was a hit the following year - The New York Times called the song a compelling assertion of spiritual devotion, black pride, and family loyalty while Rolling Stone wrote that as the song builds, Houston "slowly pours on the soul, slips in some churchy phrasing, holds notes a little longer and shows off her glorious voice." The video was filmed at Harlem's Apollo Theater in New York City. Whitney appears as a successful singer about to perform in front of an audience. She reminisces about when she was a child in a talent competition, receiving encouragement from her mother, played in the video by Houston's mother Cissy Houston.

1) Revise the Comparative and Superlative forms if necessary. Give each student a copy of

the folded worksheet and ask them to complete Exercise 1.

Key:

1. more difficult

2. greatest

3. easier

2) Students match the opposites.

Key:

always

never

beauty

ugliness

follow

lead

give

take

hate

love

lost

found

more difficult

easier

nobody

everybody

outside

inside

past

future

shame

pride

succeed

fail

weakness

strength

3) Ask students to complete the biography. Key: Whitney Houston started singing when she was a child, and became one of most famous people in America. “The Greatest Love Of All” was one of the biggest selling singles in America in 1986. Whitney Houston starred in the film “The Bodyguard” in 1992, but many critics thought her acting was not as good as her singing. The same year she married Bobby Brown, the singer with New Edition, then the most successful group in America. For many years they had the happiest marriage in show business, but in 2007 they divorced. Whitney died in February 2012.

4) Play the song. Students tick the words as they hear them (not all the words are in the song).

5) Ask students to unfold the worksheet. Before playing the song ask them to try to insert the missing words in the correct gaps, based on their previous listening and context.

6) Play the song. Students check and correct.

7) Correct, and sing together.

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Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston

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Complete the sentences using the Comparatives or Superlatives of the

following adjectives:

easy

difficult

great

1. Learning to ski is ________________ than learning to ride a bike. 2. My mother thinks Elvis Presley is the ___________ singer of all time! 3. English is __________ than Greek.

2 Match the words with their opposites.

3 Complete the biography using the Comparatives or Superlatives.

always beauty follow give hate lost more difficult nobody outside past shame succeed weakness

easier everybody fail found future inside lead love never pride strength take ugliness

big, famous, happy, not good, successful
Whitney Houston started singing when she was a child, and became one of _____________ people in America. “The Greatest Love Of All” was one of _________ selling singles in America in 1986. Whitney Houston starred in the film “The Bodyguard” in 1992, but many critics thought her acting was _________ as her singing. The same year she married Bobby Brown, the singer with New Edition, then __________ group in America. For many years they had __________ marriage in show business, but in 2007 they divorced. Whitney died in February 2012.

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4 Complete the lyrics with the correct word from Exercise 2.

I believe the children are our _________ Teach them well and let them ____ the way Show them all the beauty they possess ___ Give them a sense of ____ to make it ____ Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be _________’s searching for a hero People need someone to look up to I _________ _________ anyone who fulfilled my needs A lonely place to be So I learned to depend on me
Chorus:
I decided long ago, _________ to walk in anyone's shadows If I _________, if I _________ At least I live as I believe No matter what they _________ from me They can't _________ away my dignity Because the greatest _________ of all
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Is happening to me I _________ the greatest _________ of all _________ of me The greatest _________ of all Is easy to achieve Learning to _________ yourself It is the greatest _________ of all
I believe the children are our _________ Teach them well and let them ________ the way Show them all the beauty they possess _______ Give them a sense of _____ to make it ________ Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Repeat Chorus
And if by chance, that special place That you've been dreaming of Leads you to a lonely place Find your _________ in _________

Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston – Complete
I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody’s searching for a hero People need someone to look up to I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be So I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve Learning to love yourself It is the greatest love of all
I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve Learning to love yourself It is the greatest love of all
And if by chance, that special place That you've been dreaming of Leads you to a lonely place Find your strength in love
This worksheet is to be used for educational purposes only Activity © Tune into English 2012 – www.tuneintoenglish.com
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