The winner Takes it All

Watch, understand, learn a song

Watch and understand a song.

Watch, understand, listen to, and learn a song. Answer questions, make hypothesis, work on sounds. This song is part of the musical Mamania and was initially sang by Abba. It is entitled : the Winner Takes it all.

Watch again and understand the song

  • Who is the singer?
  • ☐ a wife    ☐ a lover     ☐ a mother     ☐ a girlfriend
  • How does she sound like?                    ☐ in love     ☐ sad     ☐ miserable      

                                ☐ delighted      ☐ nostalgic          ☐ angry     ☐ romantic     

  • Who is she talking to? 

☐ a friend   ☐ a foe     ☐ a lover   ☐ a partner   ☐ an ex-lover    ☐ an ex-enemy

  • What is their relationship now? ………………………………………………………….

Match these words in pairs according to their final riming sound:

Make, loser, sad, say, here, fence, all, show, play, understand, fall, decide, shake, winner, victory, plain, small, through, again, ice, tense, same, destiny, fool, self-confidence, friend, name, abide, sense, rules, dear, complain, dice, low, lover, too, say, history, bad.

Listen to the song again and find the best match for the following words: 

Winner ☐                                             ☐  has to fall

Loser   ☐                                              ☐  takes it all

She     ☐                                              ☐ kiss

Lover  ☐                                               ☐ miss you

I          ☐                                              ☐  the game is on again

Answer the questions

  • Check your first hypothesis and answer the questions:
  • Who is talking?
  • How does she feel?
  • Who is she speaking to?
  • What is their relationship?
  • What happened?

Learn the song

Listen again

Now listen again to the song and fill in the blank

  1. I don’t wanna talk about things we’ve gone…………….,
  2. Though it’s hurting me, now it’s ……………..
  3. I’ve played all my cards and that’s what you’ve done ………….,
  4. Nothing more to say no more ace to ………….
  5. The winner takes it …………., the loser standing ………….
  6. Beside the …………., that’s her ………….
  7. I was in your arms thinking I belonged there,
  8. I figured it made…………., building me a fence*,
  9. Building me a home, thinking I’d be strong there,
  10. But I was a…………., playing by the ………….
  11. The gods* may throw a dice*, their minds as cold as……,
  12. And someone way down here loses someone ………….
  13. The winner takes it all, the loser has to………….,
  14. It’s simple and it’s …………., why should I ………….
  15. But tell me, does she kiss like I used to kiss you,
  16. Does it feel the ………….when she calls your ………….
  17. Somewhere deep inside you must know I miss you,
  18. But what can I …………., rules must be obeyed
  19. The judges will ………….the likes of me abide*,
  20. Spectators of the ………….always staying ………….
  21. The game is on…………., a …………. or a………….,
  22. A big thing or a small, the ………….takes it all
  23. I don’t wanna talk if it makes you feel ………….
  24. And I ………….you’ve come to shake my ………….
  25. I apologize if it makes you feel ………….
  26. Seeing me so…………., no self- ………….
  27. The winner takes it ……. . The winner takes it ………

* Vocabulary : 

A fence : a barrier or a gate             The gods : divinities

                       Abide : accept

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