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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.