Dean Lewis, 2018
The singer/songwriter says that the events in the song are based on real experiences that he and his friends have had.
Choose from the following activities:
- Listening Listen to the song while reading the punctuated, annotated lyrics below. (Caution: The official licensed videos for this song contain language that is inappropriate for most classrooms. There are, however, clean versions on YouTube–search “Be Alright clean/radio edit.”) The lyrics below (clean version) are intended for nonprofit educational use only.
be alright, lyrics.docx be alright, lyrics.pdf
- Listening Listen to the song again. Sing along with the chorus, or lip-sync the chorus (the words in italics). For levels high beginning and up. The lyrics below are intended for nonprofit educational use only.
be alright, sing chorus.docx be alright, sing chorus.pdf
- Post-Listening The song repeats the phrases it’ll be alright and it’ll be okay. In the worksheet below, students practice using I’ll and it’ll when talking about a future vacation. For levels high beginning and up. Permission granted to duplicate for classroom use.
dream vacation.docx dream vacation.pdf
- Post-Listening In the discussion exercise below, students talk about what comments are helpful when a friend is going through a bad breakup. For levels high beginning and up. Permission granted to duplicate for classroom use.
It’ll be alright.docx It’ll be alright.pdf
- Post-Listening Watch a live performance of the song. This performance, on the TV show Today, is the clean version that is played on the radio. Another recommended live performance is the cover by Jada Facer.