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Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.

Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Strike Against War
Speech at Carnegie Hall, January 5, 1916

Sorry! (Ailsa's Song)

Function: Song
Words: 60
Duration: 1:52
Start Audio Pause Audio
Aim: How and when to say sorry
Sorry: Out of Order!

Oops, I'm sorry
Bump, I'm sorry
Crash, I'm sorry
Sorry, sorry, sorry

Yawn, I'm sorry
Burp, I'm sorry
Fart, I'm sorry
Sorry, sorry, sorry

Oops, I'm sorry
Bump, I'm sorry
Crash, I'm sorry
Sorry, sorry, sorry

Yawn, I'm sorry
Burp, I'm sorry
Fart, I'm sorry
Sorry, sorry, sorry

Notes

This song came into being through a discussion on the ETJ Activities List about how to get young Japanese children to say sorry to each other when appropriate in English.

For children to use any language it must feel natural for them to do so. Children are more likely to want to use language when it impresses them or captures their imagination. Whether this song does either remains to be seen. It hasn't been used in any children's classes yet. Feel free to try it out!

Currently it features an interlude with sound effects. Children may enjoy shouting "I'm sorry!" after each one.

If you do use the song please let me know.

getfiles: Sorry (Ailsa's Song)

MP3: 2.2 mb

First Put Up 11th February 2005

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