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1 B6 Module 4 Introduction Reading and Vocabulary 四川省大竹中学 吴鸿

2 2 What’s the musical instrument she is holding? The pipa is a lute with four strings and is a relative of the European lute. It came to China from Central Asia in the fourth century. pipa lute 诗琴

3 3 What are the names of the following musical instruments? guzheng yueqin mandolin harp konghou What do they have in common?

4 4 What kind of soloist is Liu Fang? pipa, guzheng, mandolin, harp or konghou?

5 5 1.What’s the style of the text? Activity1: Skim the text on P.44~45 and finish the following exercises. An interview 2. Match the proper main idea with each part. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Who’s Liu Fang, her musical training, background and challenges of playing. Liu Fang’s musical influences and characteristics of Chinese classical music. Liu Fang’s favorite performing style and her goals/ambitions as an artist.

6 6 Read Part 1, explain what the words in red mean, and underline the supporting sentences. Read Part 1, explain what the words in red mean, and underline the supporting sentences. (4 minutes) Activity2

7 7 1…during her visit to China. 2. There are many different pipa schools, and each one has its special way of interpreting the classical pieces. 3. The biggest challenge is to respect the traditions but to add my own style. The same is true of my second (musical) instrument, the guzheng. 4. She graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she also studied the guzheng in Activity 2: Read Part 1, explain what the words in red mean, and underline the supporting sentences.

8 8 1…during her visit to China. The supporting sentence: Para.1 Line 7 She’s given concerts since she was eleven including a performance for the Queen of England during her visit to China. Activity 2: Read Part 1, explain what the words in red mean, and underline the supporting sentences. the Queen of England

9 9 2. There are many different pipa schools, and each one has its special way of interpreting the classical pieces. Translate the sentence: 琵琶流派很多,每个流派都有自己独 特诠释古典作品的方式。 Activity 2: Read Part 1, explain what the words in red mean, and underline the supporting sentences. pipa school

10 10 3. The biggest challenge is to respect the traditions but to add my own style. The same is true of my second (musical) instrument, the guzheng. to respect traditions but add her own style when playing. Paraphrase the second sentence: Activity 2: Read Part 1, explain what the words in red mean, and underline the supporting sentences. While I play the guzheng, my second (musical) instrument, the biggest challenge is _________ ________________________________________. instrument, the biggest challenge is also to respect the traditions but to add my own style

11 11 4. She graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she also studied the guzheng in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Activity 2: Read Part 1, explain what the words in red mean, and underline the supporting sentences.

12 12 Read Part 2 carefully, then choose the correct answers to the multiple choices on your handout. Read Part 2 carefully, then choose the correct answers to the multiple choices on your handout. (4 minutes) Activity 3

13 13 1.Liu Fang thinks that _____. a. Chinese music is like the Chinese language b. Chinese music and language use the same tones a Activity 3: Read Part 2 carefully, then choose the correct answers to the multiple choices.

14 14 2.Chinese classical pieces often have poetic ( 有诗意的 ) titles, _____. a. which is understandable b. which is very surprising a the supporting sentence : Para.6 Line 4 Secondly, classical Chinese music is closely connected to Chinese poetry, so it isn’t surprising that most classical pieces have very poetic titles. can be understood; not surprising poetry (un.) : poems poetic (adj.) understandable Activity 3: Read Part 2 carefully, then choose the correct answers to the multiple choices.

15 15 3.Empty spaces in Chinese paintings ____. a. are like the silent parts of Chinese music b. mean that the pictures have no life a Activity 3: Read Part 2 carefully, then choose the correct answers to the multiple choices.

16 16 a. Learning goes on throughout life. b. Her songs bring our history to life. a. There will be a poetry reading tomorrow. b. She dances with poetry in every movement. Tick out a better choice to share the same meaning with the words from the text. 1. They give life to the whole painting and they allow people to come into the picture, like a dialogue. 2. The pipa sounds and the pauses combine to make a poetry of sound. √ √

17 17 Refer to Part 3 and judge the following statements are true or false. Then rewrite the false one using accurate information. (4 minutes) Activity 4

18 18 1.Liu Fang feels a little depressed or lonely when she can’t share the feelings and ideas with friends and music lovers. 2.She wishes to make contact with master musicians from other traditions. 3.She has an ambition to compose her own music and make a contribution to the spread of classical Chinese music. Activity 4: Refer to Part 3 and judge the following statements are true or false. Then rewrite the false one using accurate information.

19 19 1. She feels a little depressed or lonely when she can’t share the feelings and ideas with friends and music lovers. there is no concert for a long time. F Activity 4: Refer to Part 3 and judge the following statements are true or false. Then rewrite the false one using accurate information.

20 20 2. She wishes to make contact with master musicians from other traditions. continue working with F Activity 4: Refer to Part 3 and judge the following statements are true or false. Then rewrite the false one using accurate information.

21 21 3. She has an ambition to compose her own music and make a contribution to the spread of classical Chinese music. a strong desire to achieve something. T Activity 4: Refer to Part 3 and judge the following statements are true or false. Then rewrite the false one using accurate information.

22 22 Dear Jack, I have two tickets for a conservatory/concert at The Palace of Fine Arts on March 15. I heard it’s about understandable/traditional Chinese folk songs played by Liu Fang, a soloist/composer who has such a special way of interpreting/combining the classical pieces that her performance makes contact with/ gives life to the classical pieces. Listeners can experience the power and the beauty of the music, like enjoying a poetic/depressing picture! I made great efforts/ ambitions to get the ticket. Will you join me? I’ll be waiting for you at 8:00 in front of the hall, so don’t disappoint me! Warmest regards. Mary concert traditional soloist interpreting gives life to poetic efforts Activity 5: Choose the correct words to complete the letter.

23 23  My friend Jack heard that the famous soloist Liu Fang is going to give a concert in Chengdu. He wants to know more about her to decide whether to go to her concert. Please make a phone call to him, telling him more about Liu Fang. Each group choose one topic.  1. Make a dialogue in pairs. One acts as Jack.  2. Use the following chart and the words and phrases on the blackboard. Task: Make a phone call.

24 24 Liu Fang goals/ambitions (Group 4) training and background (Group 1) challenges (Group 2) influences (Group 6) characteristics (Group 3) favorites (Group 5) Task: Make a phone call.

25 25 Of the nation, of the world! Of the nation, of the world!

26 26 Assignments: 1. Review the new words and phrases. 2. Choose the best words to complete the exercises on P.45~ Write an to your English teacher to introduce your favorite musician, using the new words and phrases learned in this class.

27 27 Thanks a million!

28 28 1.Liu Fang thinks that _____. a. Chinese music is like the Chinese language b. Chinese music and language use the same tones a the supporting sentence : Para.7 Line.1 Firstly, Chinese music is simailar to the Chinese language. is like Activity 3: Read Part 2 carefully, then choose the correct answers to the multiple choices.

29 29 3.Empty spaces in Chinese paintings ____. a. are like the silent parts of Chinese music b. mean the pictures have no life a the supporting sentence : In Chinese art, there are some empty spaces, which are very important….It’s the same with classical Chinese music. It’s the same as … Activity 3: Read Part 2 carefully, then choose the correct answers to the multiple choices.


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