Question 2 What is your favorite musical instrument? Can you play any musical instruments?
Question 3 Do you like to listen to music from other countries?
Famous singers and bands West lifeSun YanziJackson Ricky MartinBackstreet BoysElvis PresleyBeatles Santana
1.( ) There are only a few music styles in the world. There is a world of music out there. 2. ( )Blues is a new style of music. Blues music has a long history. 3. ( ) Hip-hop and rap are completely different form blues and rock. Hip-hop and rap have much in common with blues and rock. 4. ( ) Santana is a well-known Latin music artist. 5. ( )Rappers sing the word to their music. In rap music, the singer or “rapper” will speak or “rap” the words along the beat. 6. ( )There are many Spanish-speaking people in both North and South America. Listen to the tape and decide whether the following statements are true or false : F F F T F T
Fast Reading 1. How many kinds of music are mentioned and what are they ? 3 African music, American music, Latin music 2. What does American music contain ? Blues, jazz, rock, hip-hop and rap. 3. Do you know who brought blues to America. African slaves
4. Can you say the names of the two stars of Latin music mentioned in the passage? Santana and Ricky Martin
Please answer to the following questions: 1. What is blues ? Where does blues music come from? The blues is a way for people to show who they are and what is in their heart. Blues music comes from African music that was brought to the United States by slaves. Careful reading
2. What are the characteristics of Hip-hop and Rap music? What does the word “rap” mean? (1). Hip-hop music often combines parts of other styles to create music that help people hear new things in old music. (2). In Rap music, the singer or “rapper” will speak or “rap” the words along with the beat. To rap is to speak the words of song along with the beat.
3. What is Latin music? Latin music is a kind of music that uses traditional styles from Latin America, and it has always been popular in Spanish- speaking countries.
Summarize the main idea of each paragraph Paragraph 1 (A). It is about blues (B). It is about Latin music Paragraph 2 (C). The world is full of interesting music styles Paragraph 3 (D). It is about Hip-hop and rap (E). There are many other styles of Paragraph 4 music we can discover and enjoy Paragraph 5
The structure of text Blues Many music Hip-hop and Many other styles rap music styles Latin music How many parts can the text be divided? 3
Discussion Is music a universal language? Can you enjoy music from other parts of the world even if you don’t understand the words? Are there any other universal language? What about dancing, painting, photograph, etc.
Homework After class, please read aloud the text and review what we have learnt today.