Tier 2 Activity 1 – Changing lyrics to express feelings

Unit 1
Tier 2
Activity 1
Express a personal feeling

S2.1.4 Change a word to express a personal feeling

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This activity involves changing words to change the meaning of the sentences.

Expressing feelings is important in personal conversation. There are many indicators of how a person is feeling such as tone and stress. Choosing the right word to express your feelings is important to express what you intend. In Someone like you Adele often expresses regret. She misses her ex-boyfriend. We can change the meaning of a phrase by changing the subject, verb or object to show our own feelings. Here are some examples:

(Positive) – I heard that your dreams came true

Positive – Everyone heard your dreams came true (subject change)

Hopeful – I Hope that your dreams come true (verb change)

Negative – I heard that no ones dreams come true (object change)

Try changing the lines below using the words or phrases provided. Then try to create some changes of your own.

I heard that you’re settled down (We all, knew, can’t believe, they)

That you found a girl and you’re married now. (kissed, dumped, I’m, leaving)

I heard that your dreams came true. (think, my, fears, aren’t)

Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you. (no one, lent, wouldn’t)

Old friend, why are you so shy? (enemy, when, we, scared)

Ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light. (It’s, me, run forward, dark)


  • Introduction – 1 min
  • Emphasise the subject, then object, then verb using a stressed word form – 7 min
  • Change the subject, then object, then verb using a different word – 7 min
  • Change a word to express a personal feeling – 7 min

  • Assessment – Change a word from 4 different lines to express your feelings in spoken sentences – 7 min
  • Conclusion – self rating of activity enjoyment, motivation, usefulness – 1 min