Multiculturalism in English Songs 英文歌曲學文化 Course Description ► ► This course is conducted in a fun, creative way, raising students ’ interests and confidence in learning English through English songs. ► ► This course teaches English speaking and listening comprehension skills, vocabulary capacity building skills, and other related linguistic skills. ► ► This course explores global concepts and issues such as anti-war, environmental protection, racial discrimination, sexism, pop culture, etc. through English songs from various eras, periods, and styles to help develop students ’ critical thinking and independent thinking skills.
連音 (Linking) 兩個字，前一個字的字尾「子音」與後一個字的 字首「母音」碰在一起 pick up made of rob us save it watch out fall in hear it can even these eyes come on in cups of life of a keep on eating How’s it going? 前一個字字尾的音與後一個字的前面音一樣 bus stop team members keep pitching black car bus system wash shell
削弱音 (Reduction) 一個字或一個句子中，有兩個子音一起出現時 outcomecheckbookstandstill handsome grandfather jobless pipelinehelp me had to 中性母音 schwa basketsurfaceoffice diplomaopposite competition computerapplicationsimplification
► ► He can go. ► ► He can’t go. ► ► want to want ta wanta wanna ► ► going to gointo gointa gonna rock and rollcream and sugar rich and famousbig and little men and womencheese and cracker
彈舌音 (Flap) 當 /t/ 、 /d/ 在一個母音或 r 之後、且在另一個非 重音的母音之前，「彈舌音」 /D/ 便會產生。 betterlaterorderhotter letterwaterliterleader cityBettybottleatom hardestbeautifulexcitingshortest out offit anygot on a lot ofput it onnot at all
消失的音節（ Dropped Syllables ） 三個或三個音節以上的字，「重音」在第一音節， 則緊接的音節母音會弱讀、甚至消失 choc o latefa vor itesep a rate ev er ysev er albus i ness fac to rymem o rycam er a fam i lyav er agehis to ry veg e ta bletem per a ture in ter est ing lab o ra to ry
Multiculturalism in English Songs (I) Imagine By John Lennon
John Lennon and the Beatles John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England. John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England.
(Left to Right) George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr
► In 1970, the Beatles broke up after McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. ► After the Beatles broke up, Lennon released his first solo album “ Imagine. ”
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
► On December 8, 1980, Lennon was shot in front of his apartment complex in New York. ► He died at the age of 40 after receiving multiple gun shots in the back.
"Imagine" was voted one of the songs of the millennium, and for many people it has more power and meaning than any national anthem. "Imagine" was voted one of the songs of the millennium, and for many people it has more power and meaning than any national anthem.
Imagine By John Lennon Imagine there's no heaven It's easy _______ ________ try No hell below us Above _______ only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no countries It isn't ________ to do Nothing to kill or die for And no _________ too Imagine all the people Living life in ________... *You may say I'm a __________ But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll ________ ________ And the world will be ________ ________ Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for _________ or hunger A ___________ of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... *
*You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... * Imagine By John Lennon Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace...
Multiculturalism in English Songs (II) Seasons of Love From “ Rent ”
Rent (musical) ► Rent is a rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini ’ s opera La boh è me. ► The musical details the struggles of a group of young friends in the East Village area of New York City in the late-1980s and early-1990s. early-1990s.
Rent (film) ► Rent is a 2005 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. The film, directed by Chris Columbus, had six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their original roles.
Rent was one of the first Broadway musicals to feature lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters. Rent was one of the first Broadway musicals to feature lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters.
Statistics and Facts … ► It is estimated that 1/10 of the world population is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. ► Since the end of the 1800s, there has been a movement towards increased recognition and legal rights for homosexuals, including the rights to marriage, adoption, employment, and military service.
Seasons of Love From the musical “ Rent ” Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so ______ Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure — measure a year in daylights, in ______ In ______, in ______ ______ ______ In inches, in ______ In ______, in strife In — five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure a year in the life ______ ______ love (x3) Measure in love Seasons of love (x2)
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty-five thousand journeys to ______ Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure the ______ ______ ______ woman or a man In truth that she learned Or in times that he ______ In bridges he ______ Or the way that she ______ It's time now — to _______ ______ Though the story never ends ______ ______ (to) Remember a year in the life of friends Remember the love (x3) Measure In love Measure your life in love Seasons of love (x2)
Can ’ t Stay Away From You By Gloria Estefan Time flies When _______ having fun I heard somebody say But _______ _______ I ’ ve been is fun Then baby let me go Don ’ t wanna be in your way And I don ’ t wanna be your second choice Don ’ t wanna be _______ _______ friend You keep telling me that you ’ re not in love You wanna throw it _______ _______ *But/Cause I can ’ t stay away from you I don ’ t wanna _______ _______ _______ (And) though its killing me that ’ s true There ’ s just some _______ _______ can ’ t control
**Your love is slipping through my hands (And) though I ’ ve _______ _______ _______ before I know you ’ re telling me the truth I know it ’ s just no use But I can ’ t stay away from you _______ _______ to every bit of hope; that ’ s all I ever do Hoping you might _______ _______ mind And call me up to say _______ _______ you need me too (And) though you ’ re leaving me no other choice Than to turn and _______ _______ _______ _______ your shoulder; I ’ ll be there You can _______ _______ me to stay * ** I know you ’ re telling me the truth I know it ’ s just no use But I can ’ t stay away from you
Way Back Into Love From “ Music and Lyrics ” By Hugh Grant And Haley Bennett I ’ ve been living with a shadow overhead I ’ ve been sleeping with a cloud above my bed I ’ ve been lonely for so long Trapped in the past, I just can ’ t seem to _______ _______ I ’ ve been hiding all my _______ and dreams away Just _______ case I ever need them again someday I ’ ve been setting aside time To clear _______ _______ space in the _______ _______ my mind *_______ _______ wanna do is find a way back into love I can ’ t _______ _______ _______ without a way back into love Oh oh oh
I ’ ve been watching but the stars refuse to shine I ’ ve been searching but I just don ’ t see the signs I know that it ’ s _______ there There ’ s _______ _______ be something for my soul somewhere I ’ ve been looking for someone to shed some light Not somebody just to get me through the night I could use some direction And I ’ m open to your suggestions * And _______ _______ open my heart again I guess I ’ m hoping you ’ ll be there for me in the end There are moments when I don ’ t know _______ _______ real Or if _______ feels the way I feel I need inspiration Not just another negotiation * And _______ _______ open my heart to you I ’ m hoping you ’ ll show me what to do And if you help me to start again You know that I ’ ll be there for you in the end
Vincent by Don McLean (1) Starry, starry night Paint your palette blue and gray Look out on a summer ’ s day With eyes that know the darkness in my soul (2) Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter chills In colors on the snowy linen land (3) Now I understand What you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity And how you tried to set them free They would not listen; they did not know how Perhaps they ’ ll listen now
(4) Starry, starry night Flaming flowers that brightly blaze Swirling clouds in violet haze Reflect in Vincent ’ s eyes of china blue (5) Colors changing hue Morning fields of amber grain Weathered faces lined in pain Are soothed beneath the artist ’ s loving hand (6) For they could not love you But still, your love was true And when no hope was left inside On that starry, starry night You took your life as lovers often do But I could have told you, Vincent This world was never meant For one as beautiful as you
英語發音的迷思 ► ► Standard English; Accent-less English ► ► Japanese English, Irish English, Singlish, French English ► ► Blockbuster vs. Black bastard ► ► bold vs. bald ► ► snack vs. snake
英語發音的混淆 — 母音 ► ► / / 與 / / feet / fitheat / hitbeat / bit seat / sitleave / livesteal / still feel / filleat / itseen / sin teen / tingreen / grin
英語發音的混淆 — 母音 ► ► / / 與 / / pull / pool full / fool bookcookputpush flubluecluerude