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John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up Everybody

John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up Everybody

  • Activity types: gap fill, summarising, discussion or writing.
  • Grammar: future will.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Note: This was a 1976 hit for Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, featuring Teddy Pendergrass. It is a call for action, and was covered in 2004 by an all star American cast (including Brandy, Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean) to encourage young people to vote in the presidential election. The 2010 John Legend & The Roots version is taken from their politically-themed album “Wake Up!”, and features Melanie Fiona and rapper Common.

Worksheet written by Prof. Elena Salvetti, Breno (BS)

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