POWER OF MUSIC
Music makes our life brighter and happier
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: educational objectives: to train and improve four
types of pupil's language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Language objectives: to retrieve vocabulary related to
various aspects of the topic in forms of dialogues, monologues.
Practical objectives: to improve speaking skills
through lexical, phonetic and grammar practice.
to train in team work, to develop creative thinking; to bring up aesthetic feelings with the help of music. MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:
tape- recorder, cassette, cards, texts for reading, CD-disk, computer.
THE PROCEDURE GREETINGS
T. morning, students! I'm glad to see you again. That's fine that all of you are present at this lesson because today we'll speak about music. WARMING-UP
I'd like to start our conversation unusually. I ask you to sit down comfortably on
your seats, relax yourselves and only listen...
T. isn't it fantastic to listen to these wonderful sounds? I'm sure all of you have
some emotions and feelings in your hearts after listening to this beautiful song.
Please, share your impressions. What it makes you feel like?
S 1. when I listen to music it makes me feel like dancing in a big hall.
S 2. it makes me like singing.
S 3. such music makes me feel like surfing on the ways at the sea.
S 4. when I listen to music I see a green meadow with beautiful flowers.
S 5. listen to music I see much water around me .
DISCUSION QUOTATIONS: Now let us see what famous people think about
music. Choose a piece of paper with either the beginning or the end of the
quotation, find your partner to make the whole of it and give your comments on the
quotation. 1. music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. ( Robert Fripp )
Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ( Thomas Carlyle )
Music is the universal language of mankind. ( Henry Longfellow)
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
music is submitted to Mathematics. It makes harmony in human's body ( Pyphagor)
music cures a lot of diseases, for example, sleeplessness and epilepsy.
7. Tsar of Israel Saul affected with devil asked David to play the harp. David took the harp and the more he played the better Saul felt himself (Bible) T. How do you understand the word "music"? how does it influence your emotional state, feelings? Do you find music curative like these prominent people did? Share your opinions. Why does music exist in our life? What is it for? S 1. For letting our emotions go, for having fun, entertainment, for a good mood. T. Can we live without music?
S 2. Personally I can't live without music the whole day, in such case I would feel like missing something extremely important. Music has been with me since I've been born.
S 3. I'm not keen on music. I'm indifferent to it. It doesn't matter if my recorder is on, if somebody sings. I don't find music great. But we can avoid it. S 4. In my personal opinion, music is not an occupation of vital importance, so if a person's everyday life is not connected with music, he/she may do without it every well.
S 5. As for me, music helps me to relax, after a hard working day it is a pleasure to listen to a lively song or melody and have a good mood after listening to it. LISTENING. Music can be different. Musicians speak about different styles of music. Match the words from each column to make styles of music.
3. Rhythm and
Listen to the pieces of music and guess what style it belongs to.
( punk, rock, country, rap music, rock 'n 'roll, heavy metal.)
T. we use a lot of music words in our speech. Your task is to math the idioms to
music to my ears a) to change one's opinions or manner
Jazz something up b) ignore somebody or something
Change one's tune c) make decisions
offbeat d) to be subordinate to somebody
Call the tune e) good news, information that makes someone happy
Tune out f) unusual, not typical
Beat and band g) to make something more attractive or exciting
All that jazz h) lively, active
Sing the blues i) at cetera, and so forth
Jazzy j) very much, very fast
Play the second fiddle to somebody k) to be disappointed or disillusioned
T. I'd like to offer you to listen to the song which have sounded at the beginning of our lesson. It's not heavy metal, punk or rock. It's lust a song with a wonderful melody.
Звучих "My heart will go on".
Have vou recognized it? Yes. ifs from the film "Titanic" by J. Cameron. I'm sure yoq know the smger. She's Celine Dion. As against of ot)er musicians, from the early childhood she was going to become a singer. I do like you to listen to her biography.
1. Words to explain Charlemagne Rene, Angelic Quebec Eurovision Song Contest Beauty and the Beast 2. Answer the questions 11) Do you know anything about C Dion? 2)Where is she from? How did 3 jshe start? When did she become 4)an international singer?
Write down the titles of three albums | and three of the most popular songs of C Dion.
Listening "Celine Dion"
Listen to the tape ones again and be ready to match the information to the dates.
1983— 1988 --
Where is she from? How did she start? When did she become an international superstar? Celine Dion was one of the most successful pop vocalists of the 1990s. She was born in Charlemagne, a small town in Canada, the youngest of 14 children of a musical family. Her parents, both musicians, had a small music club and at the weekends, the whole family performed together before the local population. Celine sang with her brothers and sisters from the age of five. In 1981, when she was' twelve, she composed a song in French with her mother and one of her brothers. They made a demo tape, which was heard by Rene Angelil. a well-known manager of singers and bands. Rene was so impressed by the voice of the young Celine, that he decided to make her an international star. Celine's talent was soon recognised. In 1982, she won the Gold Medal at the Yamaha World Song Festival in Tokyo. In 1983 she became the first Canadian ever to receive a Gold Record in France. By 1988 Celine was a superstar in her native province of Quebec. That same year, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland, where she
performed for a television audience of 600 million viewers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Australia.
Celine became an international star when she recorded the title track for the Disney film Beauty and the Beast. The song went to number one and won an Academy Award. Beauty and the Beast appeared on Celine's second English language album, called simply Celine Dion. In Canada, the album sold millions of copies.
British fans soon began to take notice, і The album The Colour Of My Love and the song Think Twice, which was on the album, were both top of the British аИ bum and singles charts for five weeks, f This was the first time that the same artist had done this in the UK since 1965. Think Twice remained at number one' for two more weeks and became only the f fourth ever million-selling single in the UK by a female artist. Of course, her most famous song of all is My Heart Will. Go On, the theme song from "Titanic". The Titanic album sold over 27 million copies worldwide.
T: When music is accompanied by words we have songs. Nowadays we can
not only listen to songs but also view them. I mean video clips. What is the purpose of making video clips? Make groups of 3 and discuss the following problems:
- Is it better to listen to a song or to listen and watch it?
-Do the events shown in video clips always reflect the plot of the song?
- Arc video clips worth creating?
T: After discussing the problems in your group give your collective opinion to other groups. Possible answers:
Group 1: We want to share our opinions on the third point. It's a good tradition to make a clip on every single. It attracts new audience. It is worth creating video clips, because there are always fans who can't afford to buy tickets to the show of their favourite band, that's why the only way to see a favourite singer is to watch his/her clip. By the way, it can even be useful for a band/singer, because their video-creations can win some prestigious awards. Anyway, every clip leaves its track in the history of music formation.
A VIDEO CLIP REVIEW You will watch any video clip and complete the table with information about this video clip. ( Students watch the clip by Ruslana)
Type of music
Use the following words:
Adjectives: exciting/boring, brilliant/disappointing, clear/ incomprehensive,
Norms: lighting special effects, clip design, lyrics. Music: singing, guitar,
keyboard, drums, saxophone etc.
T: Thank you very much. Summarising our work I'd like to admit that whether
music is a sense of life or just a mean of entertainment it lives for ages.
"Life without music would be a mistake," said Fried-rich Nietzsche. I'd like you to
develop this idea at home. Your homework is to write an essay on the topic "Life
without music would be a mistake". Well, music enriches our inner world; it
touches the soul and makes the whole world wonderful. Let us think of a
wonderful world with music.