HAVANA by Camila Cabello: Lesson Plan for Young Teens

Pre-listening:

1) What do you know about Camila Cabello?
2) Where was she born?
3) Where does she live now?
4) How did she start her musical career?
5) What was the name of the group she was in?

Watch the Video

1) What happens when she goes into the bedroom?
2) Who is Juan?
3) Who is Rodrigo?
4) What do you think Juan is going to give her? Why?
5) What happened to the TV?
6) Does her sister take her out dancing? Why not? What does she do?
7) What does the grandmother tell her?
8) What do they decide to do instead? But what happens?
9) What does she do in the end?

Listen to the song and do the Gap Fill

At the end of the song:
1) What does Camila say to her boyfriend?
2) What does the girl in the cinema say?
3) What does Camila answer?
4) What happens when she leaves the cinema?
5) What do you think the song is about?

Post- video:
1) What do you know about Cuba? ( e.g. Where is it? What’s the population?
What’s the political system? Why did so many Cubans leave Cuba?)
2) Where is East Atlanta?
3) Where is Miami?

Havana by Camila Cabello – Gap Fill

Hey
Havana, ooh na-na (ay)
Half of my _______ is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
There’s somethin’ ’bout his __________ (uh huh)
Havana, ooh na-na (uh)
He didn’t walk up with that “how you doin’?” (uh)
(When he came in the _______)
He said there’s a lot of girls I can do with (uh)
(But I can’t ________ you)
I’m doin’ forever in a minute (hey)
(That summer night in June)
And papa says he got malo in him (uh)
He got me ______’ like
Ooh-ooh-ooh, I knew it when I met him
I loved him when I _____ him
Got me feelin’ like
Ooh-ooh-ooh, and then I had to _____ him
I had to go, oh na-na-na-na-na
Havana, ooh na-na (ay, ay)
of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He ______ me ______ to East Atlanta, na-na-na (uh huh)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Jeffery
Just graduated, ______ on campus, mm
Fresh out East Atlanta with no manners, damn
Fresh out East Atlanta
Bump on her _________ like a traffic jam
Hey, I was quick to pay that girl like Uncle Sam (here you go, ay)
Back it on me, shawty cravin’ on me
Get to ________’ on me (on me)
She waited on me (then what?)
Shawty cakin’ on me, got the bacon on me (wait up)
This is ________ in the makin’ on me (on me)
Point blank, close range, that be
If it ______ a million, that’s me (that’s me)
I was gettin’ mula, man they feel me
Havana, ooh na-na (ay, ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (oh, ay, ay)
He _______ me _______ to East Atlanta, na-na-na (oh no)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (oo-ooh)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (yeah, babe)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (yea, yeah)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na-na (yea, babe)
Take me back, back, back
(Hey, hey)
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
______ me _____ to my Havana
Havana, ooh na-na
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (oh, yeah)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na (ay, ay)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Uh huh
Oh na-na-na (oh na, yeah)
Oh na-na-na
Oh na-na-na
No, no, no, take me back
Oh na-na-na
Havana, ooh na-na

 

Glossary:  Some definitions from Urban Dictionary:

shawty = sexy girl

caking= flirting;

bumper= butt

diggin’= liking

 

Complete Lyrics

Havana by Camila Cabello
Hey
Havana, ooh na-na (ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na- na (ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na- na
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
There’s somethin’ ’bout his manners (uh huh)
Havana, ooh na-na (uh)
He didn’t walk up with that "how you doin’?" (uh)
(When he came in the room)
He said there’s a lot of girls I can do with (uh)
(But I can’t without you)
I’m doin’ forever in a minute (hey)
(That summer night in June)
And papa says he got malo in him (uh)
He got me feelin’ like
Ooh-ooh- ooh, I knew it when I met him
I loved him when I left him
Got me feelin’ like
Ooh-ooh- ooh, and then I had to tell him
I had to go, oh na-na- na-na- na
Havana, ooh na-na (ay, ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na- na (ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na- na (uh huh)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Jeffery
Just graduated, fresh on campus, mm
Fresh out East Atlanta with no manners, damn
Fresh out East Atlanta
Bump on her bumper like a traffic jam
Hey, I was quick to pay that girl like Uncle Sam (here you go, ay)
Back it on me, shawty cravin’ on me
Get to diggin’ on me (on me)
She waited on me (then what?)
Shawty cakin’ on me, got the bacon on me (wait up)
This is history in the makin’ on me (on me)
Point blank, close range, that be
If it cost a million, that’s me (that’s me)
I was gettin’ mula, man they feel me

Havana, ooh na-na (ay, ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na- na (oh, ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na- na (oh no)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ay)
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Ooh na-na, oh na-na- na (oo-ooh)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na- na (yeah, babe)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na- na (yea, yeah)
Take me back, back, back like
Ooh na-na, oh na-na- na (yea, babe)
Take me back, back, back
(Hey, hey)
Ooh-ooh- ooh
Ooh-ooh- ooh
Take me back to my Havana
Havana, ooh na-na
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na- na (oh, yeah)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na- na (ay, ay)
Oh, but my heart is in Havana
My heart is in Havana (ay)
Havana, ooh na-na
Uh huh
Oh na-na- na (oh na, yeah)
Oh na-na- na
Oh na-na- na
No, no, no, take me back

Oh na-na- na
Havana, ooh na-na

Lesson created by Erwin Ebens

 

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