The theme: Music keeps me happy!
Aims of the lesson:
1) To enrich pupil’s knowledge concerning the theme
2) To develop pupils abilities in speech, reading, listening
3) To bring up the feeling of love to music.
Teaching methods: conversation, visual teaching.
The visual aids: active board, presentation, quotations about music
The type of the lesson: combined
The procedure of the lesson:
I. Organization moment:
-Good morning dear students! How are you today? Who is on duty? What date is it today? Who is absent?
II. Warm – up:
-Let us play the game “Guess the melody”
Listen to music and find what kind of music it is.
(The students must listen to the styles of music and find what style it is)/ slide
1. Jazz music
2. Pop music
T: -What kinds of music do you like?
-What is your favorite singer or group?
III. Checking the homework: check students’ presentations on the theme “Museums”
IV. The main part
-After all this, have you found the name of our new theme?
-We will speak about music today and the title of our new theme is “Music keeps me happy!”
T: But what role does music play in your life?
P: Music helps us to live and learn.
T: What does music reflect?
P: It reflects our mood, our state of soul, our style of life.
T: Where can we hear music?
P: We can hear music everywhere: in concert halls, shops, on TV, over the radio, in the parks, at homes, in transport and even in the street.
T: What do you think about when you listen to music?
P: When I listen to music, I forget about everything.
P: When I listen to music, I want to sing and dance.
P: When I listen to music, it makes me think of happy and dark days.
P: When I listen to music, I dream about my future life.
P: When I listen to music, I see green forests, high mountains, deep sees and rivers.
T: And I fully agree with you. I see you are fond of music. In addition, I want to listen what teenagers say about music.
2. Reading the text.
a) Read what Sue, a teenager, says about music:
Well, I love music. I listen to it all the time. I have a Walkman so I can listen to music when I’m out. At home, I always have the radio on and I watch pop programmers on TV. I buy an album or cassette once a week, usually something in the top ten. Pop music (loud enough) keeps me happy.
b) Read what her Grandmother says:
I understand Sue is only 14 but she's driving me mad with her music. I can't talk to her because she's always got that Walkman on and she can't hear me. Sometimes it's the TV or the radio. I am not worried only because 1 can't talk to her, no! 1 am worried because she doesn't do anything else. She never reads, writes letters or phones her friend. It's just pop music!
Circle the correct answer.
The text is about:
a. different opinions about music,
b. different kinds of music,
c. different musical instruments.
3. Making mini-projects
T: What are your opinions about music?
-Are you agree with Sue or with her grandmother?
Now you have to do Mini-Project. Work in groups. Make notes. Discuss your answers and summarize the results of the survey filling the chart. Then report your group’s profile to the class. Write sentences that show different opinions about music on these sheets of paper/ slide
Do you know these museums of Arts? Listen about the museums in Almaty. / slide
P1-The Kasteev State Museum of arts
P2-The state museum of National Musical Instruments
P3-The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Now we will do some exercises. /slide
1) Match the nouns and the adjectives
1 composer a) breathtaking
2 symphony b) famous
3 music c) popular
4 dance d) easy
5 cassettes e) folk
Revise the grammar: Gerund
2) Complete the sentences with the V-ing form of the verbs in brackets.
1. My mother can’t stand (listen) ____ to loud hard rock music. She thinks it is awful.
2. Some people hate (go) ____ to the concerts of symphony. They don’t understand
3. I want to continue (study) ____ piano. I have been studying it already for three years and I love it.
4. I can’t stand (watch) _____ operas on TV. It is better to see them live.
5. My friend has started (go) ____ to music school. She wants to learn how to play the guitar.
6. I don’t like (listen) ____ to music on TV. It is annoying.
7. We started (discuss) ____ music with our friends. We are interested in different musical styles.
-And so why do we listen to music?/ video
- Let’s draw a table of three columns.
In the 1st you must write what you know about music.
In the 2nd you must write what you want to know.
In the 3rd you must write what you have learnt today.
Know Want to know Learnt
As we see music plays a very important role in our life. It helps us to relax, it makes us more emotional, it makes us think of our life and change our opinion on our lifestyle.
Homework: Write a short essay “Music keeps me happy”
Marks for the lesson
The lesson is over. Good-bye!