Improve your listening skills for IELTS 5
Alanis Morisette – Ironic
Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills.
Play the video below and as you listen to the words (lyrics), complete the gap fill with the words you hear. When you are finished, click ‘Show answer’ to check your answers.
NOTE: There is only ONE word required for each answer.
An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the 1. and died the next day
Show answerlottery It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay
It’s a death row pardon two 2. too late
And isn’t it ironic… don’t you think
It’s like rain on your 3. day
Show answerwedding It’s a free ride when you’ve already 4.
Show answerpaid It’s the good 15. that you just didn’t take
Show answeradvice Who would’ve thought… it figures
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to 6.
Show answerfly He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that 7.
Show answerflight And as the plane crashed down he thought
“Well isn’t this nice…”
Well life has a 8. way of sneaking up on you
Show answerfunny When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going 9.
Show answerright And 10. has a funny way of helping you out when
Show answerlife You think everything’s gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face
A traffic jam when you’re already 11.
Show answerlate A no-smoking sign on your cigarette 12.
Show answerbreak It’s like ten thousand 13. when all you need is a knife
Show answerspoons It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his 14. wife
Show answerbeautiful And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think
A little too ironic…and, yeah, I really do think…
Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out