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Ten Green Bottles

Language: English
Theme: numbers
Age-range: infant-preschool, 4 – 8 years

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Ten Green Bottles” is a modern nursery rhyme and counting song very popular among children especially in the United Kingdom. The song is a single verse repeated, each time with one bottle fewer. The pattern continues until the number of bottles reaches zero. The word “standing” or “sitting” is sometimes substituted for “hanging”. Various other versions of the lyrics exist.

The counting song “Ten Green Bottles” is one of the easiest way to teach the children the countdown. Through this repetitive song, the students can memorize the numbers and familiar to the plural form.

 

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English version:

Ten Green Bottles

Ten green bottles hanging on the wall,
Ten green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be nine green bottles hanging on the wall.

Nine green bottles hanging on the wall,
Nine green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be eight green bottles hanging on the wall.

Eight green bottles hanging on the wall,
Eight green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be seven green bottles hanging on the wall.

Seven green bottles hanging on the wall,
Seven green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be six green bottles hanging on the wall.

Six green bottles hanging on the wall,
Six green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be five green bottles hanging on the wall.

Five green bottles hanging on the wall,
Five green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be four green bottles hanging on the wall.

Four green bottles hanging on the wall,
Four green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be three green bottles hanging on the wall.

Three green bottles hanging on the wall,
Three green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be two green bottles hanging on the wall.

Two green bottles hanging on the wall,
Two green bottles hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be one green bottles hanging on the wall.

One green bottle hanging on the wall,
One green bottle hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be no green bottles hanging on the wall.

French Translation:

Dix bouteilles vertes

Dix bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Dix bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que neuf bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Neuf bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Neuf bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que huit bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Huit bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Huit bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que sept bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Sept bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Sept bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que six bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Six bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Six bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que cinq bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Cinq bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Cinq bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que quatre bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Quatre bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Quatre bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que trois bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Trois bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Trois bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus que deux bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

Deux bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Deux bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aurait plus qu’une bouteille verte suspendue au mur.

Une bouteille verte suspendue au mur,
Une bouteille verte suspendue au mur,
Et si une bouteille verte venait à tomber,
Il n’y aura plus de bouteilles vertes suspendues au mur.

 

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • numbers one to ten: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten ;
  • a wall, fall, hanging/standing/sitting, on.

Grammar:

  • plural [z] (bottles) ;
  • short form of “there will be” (there’ll be) ;
  • “Should” is a modal verb that can be used to express expectation.
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Phonology:

  • wall /wɔːl/ (UK) and /wɔl/ (Am) ;
  • fall /fɔːl/ (UK) and /fɔl/ (Am).

Teaching suggestions:

  • learn numbers and physical actions (standing, sitting) ;
  • replace the bottles with another two syllable word.

 

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“Ten Green Bottles” Flashcards

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