U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love) / MLK

U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love) / MLK

  • Activity types: Discussion; listening for specific words; gap fill; watching videos; reading texts; Internet search
  • Level: Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate
  • Grammar: Tenses review (Pride); Word Function: Nouns/Verbs (MLK)
  • Language: Talking about discrimination and racism; talking about past events; reporting biographies; summarising; making comparisons; expressing opinions
  • Note: Both songs are from U2’s 1985 album The Unforgettable Fire and celebrate the American non-violent civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King, assassinated in Memphis on 4th April 1968.

Worksheet written by Prof. Mena Bianco, Giugliano (NA)

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U2 recorded two videos for this song – the first on the docklands in Dublin, the second in Slane Castle, Co.Meath (where much of the album The Unforgettable Fire was recorded.)



Barack Obama’s inauguration concert

Images of Martin Luther King


Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, 28 August 1963
A Lesson Plan

Barack Obama’s inauguration speech, 20 January 2009

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