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Family Affair

Family Affair

Date: Jan 14 2002


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

“Family Affair” is, without a doubt, the hottest song on the airwaves these days. It’s thumping beat and feel good party lyrics make it the best song to listen to if you feel like getting your groove on.
Mary J. Blige has created a classic. Her song will be ringing in our ears at parties for years to come.
Make sure to learn the words to the chorus so you can sing along!


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

The chorus to “Family Affair” is filled with slang. Hopefully I can help you understand it. Check it out:
Let’s get it crunk, we gon’ have fun
Up on in this, dance for me
We got ya open, now ya floatin’
So you gots to dance for me
Don’t need no hateration, holleratin’
In this dance for me
Let’s get it percolatin’, while you’re waiting
So just dance for me

Go to blank href=”http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=1187177926/pagename=/RP/CDN/FIND/album.html/ArtistID=BLIGE_MARY+J./ITEMID=1413302”>this page to listen to the chorus.



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Mary J. Blige usually makes mellow music. She’s not known for her dance songs. “Family Affair” changes that and it shows that Mary has a fun side to her personality.
I love this song!
I hope you feel the same way I do about “Family Affair.” If you don’t, come to the Music Mix message board and let me know!
Rock on,


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