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Editor’s note: If you like the song, Blank Space by Taylor Swift, and have some time to
waste spend on YouTube parodies, you may enjoy these interpretations by teachers, moms, ELs abroad, and Yale medical students. Each is entertaining in its own unique and awful—uh, that is, I mean, awesome —way. 😉
And now, just in case your pop-culture music game is a little rusty, the original version is posted below.
[Editor’s note: I’ve noticed online that Taylor Swift songs seem to be very popular in ESL/ELD classrooms—mostly probably because the catchy melodies, repetition, and clearly enunciated lyrics facilitate EL comprehension. And, of course, the convenient absence of visual and verbal obscenities makes most, if not all, of her songs classroom friendly! Do you have a favorite Taylor Swift song that you use with ELs in the classroom?]