Level B1 Learning English through music 3
Alanis Morisette – Ironic
Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills.
Play the video below and as you listen to the words (lyrics), complete the gap fill with the words you hear. When you are finished, click ‘Show answer’ to check your answers.
NOTE: There is only ONE word required for each answer.
An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the 1. and died the next day
It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay
It’s a death row pardon two 2. too late
And isn’t it ironic… don’t you think
It’s like rain on your 3. day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already 4.
It’s the good 15. that you just didn’t take
Who would’ve thought… it figures
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to 6.
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that 7.
And as the plane crashed down he thought
“Well isn’t this nice…”
Well life has a 8. way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going 9.
And 10. has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything’s gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face
A traffic jam when you’re already 11.
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette 12.
It’s like ten thousand 13. when all you need is a knife
It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his 14. wife
And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think
A little too ironic…and, yeah, I really do think…
Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out