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Introduction: Michael Jackson and 44 other artists gathered secretly for 10 hours at A&M Recording Studios in Los Angeles to record ‘We Are the World’ which is a charity single The song was written and composed by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie at Michael's home in early 1985. Michael said: "I wrote the song with Lionel Richie after seeing the terrible news video of starving people in Ethiopia and the Sudan." On March 7th, 1985 ‘We Are the World’ was released and made music history. It entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest-selling single of all time. ‘We Are the World’ won 4 Grammy Awards for Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group, and Best Music Video. USA for Africa [United Support of Artists for Africa] raised a record of 200 million dollars. The money was given to Ethiopia to fight famine. On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by an earthquake, which devastated the country and resulted in a death toll of approximately 200,000. A new version of the song was recorded on February 1st, 2010 to raise funds for the suffering Haitians. 1. What is the message we should take from this song?

*Listen to the song and fill in the blanks with words you hear There comes a time when we heed a certain call When the world must come together as one There are people ……….…………… Oh and it's time to lend a hand to ………….…………… The greatest ………………..of all We can't go on pretending day by day That someone ……………………will soon make a change We are all a part of God's great big family And the truth, you know Love is all we ……………… chorus We are the world, we are the ……………….. We are the ones ………………..make a brighter day So let's start ………………… There's a choice we're making We're …………………our own lives It's true we'll make a ………………….day Just you and me Well send them your ………………….. So they'll know that someone …………. And their lives will be stronger and free As God has shown us by turning stones to bread So we all must lend a………..........hand chorus When you're down and out There seems no ……………….at all But if you just believe there's no way we can fall Let us realize that a change can only come When we stand …………………..as one chorus

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