ABBA – Waterloo

Waterloo – ABBA

  • Activity types: Vocabulary (definitions – crossword), listening for specific words, gap fill, reporting  and writing biographies
  • Level: Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate
  • Grammar Focus: Grammar Review
  • Notes: This is the first single from Swedish pop group ABBA’s second album, Waterloo, and the first single to be credited as “ABBA”. The song won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • The title refers to a historical event: in the song a girl is about to surrender to a love story, just as Napoleon had to surrender at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Worksheet written by Prof. Mena Bianco, Naples

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