Module 3 music
Aims and requirements ●To enable the students to listen and talk about likes and dislikes (especially about music and musicians),encouraging them to try the vocabula
ry and everyday English in this unit ●To develop the students’ reading ability ●To help the students learn and use two grammars (adverbial clause of time and the past perfect tense) in different situations ●To help the students to write a biography of a person, using the time expressions in Grammar 1
Period 1 Introduction ，Warming up
Teaching aims: Enabling the students to 1. know some words about music 2. know something about three great composers
step1. Warming up by listening pieces of music and asking questions Play several pieces of music (music from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven will be best) to let the students listen and appreciate, then ask them: 1) Do you like music? 2) What about these pieces? 3) What is your favorite kind of music? 4) Who is your favorite musician? And who is your favorite composer?
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step2. Warming up by showing some pictures and discussing
1) Do you know who they are? 2) What kind of things are these pictures connected with, science, culture, politics, painting, drawing or music? step3. Warming up by listening to a piece of music Good morning, class. Today we are going to read a passage about three great musicians who are all composers. A composer is a musician who writes pieces of beautiful music for others to sing or to play. Now,let’s listen to a piece of music.(the teacher plays a piece of music ----er quan yingyue) 1. do you know what kind of music it is? 2. whose work is it? 3. what kind of music is it? 4. what is your feeling after listening to it? Step 4 show the following pictures And make the students familiar with these new words: Piano violin saxphone drum erhu guitar
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now please match these musical instruments with their names. Step 5 work in groups to discuss these questions: 1. which of the instruments do you like listening to? 2. which famous musicians play them? 3. is the chinese instruments different from the other instruments?describe the difference,if there is one. Step6 summary and homework: Today we’ve learnt the Introduction,know something about music,and we’ve also learnt some new words. The homework: 1.Try to instruct your favorite musician to your class orally. 2.Learn the new words again, using the dictionary if necessary
Periods 2 Reading and Vocabulary
Teaching Aims: Train the students' reading ability. Learn some useful words and expressions. Teaching Important Points. Help the students to understand the passage better. Learn and master some important words and phrases in this period. Teaching Difficult Points: How to help the students improve their reading and understand the passage better. Teaching Methods: Fast reading to get the general idea of the text. Careful reading to understand the passage better. Discussion to help the students understand what they've learned better.
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Teaching procedure. Step 1 Lead --in
The teacher may play a kind of music written by Beethoven. ------- What kind of music do you think it? ----- Who do you know wrote it ? The teacher may discuss the questions and answer them freely. T: As we know, there are various kinds of music around the world. They all have their own obvious characteristic. And also there were famous composers such as Joseph Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Today we may learn of their life from the text. Step 2 Reading comprehension.
Fast reading: Read the passage quickly and choose the best title. A. Three Great Austrian Composers. B. Three Great Composer of the eighteenth Century. C. Three Great Child Composers. Key: Ｂ. Now let's read the passage again, underline new words in the text and decide whether the following statements are right or not. 1. The three composers were all born in Austria. 2. Mozart had a beautiful singing voice. 3. Mozart died before his fortieth birthday. 4. Beethoven once worked at the court of a prince, who began to go deaf when he grew older. 5. Beethoven had ever met Haydn, but he didn't think he taught him a lot. 6. Both Haydn and Mozart had fathers who were musicians. Key: 1. F Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany.
2. F. Haydn had a good singing voice. 3. T 4. F. Haydn once worked at the court of a prince, but he didn't go deaf. 5. T
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6. F. Haydn was the son of a peasant ( The teacher may begin with the T/F questions orally and this is a good time to test their listening abilities as well as their comprehension of the text. ) Step 3 Read and listen to the passage. Meanwhile, some more questions are waiting for you. 1. How did Haydn change the form of symphonies? 2. How long did he work in eastern Austria? 3. How many pieces of music did Mozart compose? 4. How old was he when he played for the Empress of Austria? 5. How long were Mozart and Haydn friends? 6. Who taught Beethoven how to play the piano? 7. Did he stop composing when he became deaf? Keys: 1 He changed the symphony into a long piece for a large orchestra. 2. 30 years. 3. More than 600 pieces of music. 4. When he was 6 , he played the harpsichord in a concert for the Empress of Austria.
Periods 3, Function and Grammar
Teaching aims:1 To learn grammar rules 2 To use the grammar rules for correct communication 3 To study co-operately Teaching important points: To use the correct tense and the proper conj. Teaching difficult points: To use correctly the two tenses and the three conj. Teaching methods: Explanation and practice Teaching procedure: Step Ⅰ Lead-in by telling the class what happened to the Shenzhou Ⅻ As science and technology is developing rapidly, China has achieved a lot in the area of.Shenzhou Ⅻ launched when/while scientists,engineers and the whole nation were waiting and watching.When I came back home from school and heard the news, I couldn’t help getting exciteed. I feel proud of our country. Step Ⅱ Grammar 1
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1 Make sentences with “when , while, come in , have a lesson” ( Here is a picture of a classroom and a student coming in)
A When he came in, we were having a lesson. B When we were having a lesson, he came in. C While we were having a lesson, he came in. 2 Say the meaning of “as” in the following sentences. D As he was a child, he studied drawing. E As he grew older, he began to go deaf. F He listened to music as he walked. 当?之时 随着 一边?一边? 3 Answer the three questions. When we talk about a single event in the past,we use when as in A . When we talk about a period of time in the past,we use when/ while / as as in B C D. We use as to refer to a progressive change as in E F . 4 Practice Complete the following sentences with “when ,while , as” (1) ___she was studying at school, she also sang in the school choir. (2) ___he was living in Vienna, he studied music. (3) ___she met bach,she was only 20 years old. (4) ___he grew older, he found it more difficult to compose music (5) ___he was playing in the orchestra, he met his wife. (6) ___he was working in Hollywood, he became ill and died. (7) ___I listened to the violin solo, I fell in love with classical music. (8) ___they toured Europe for 10 years, they finnally decided to live in Austrilia. Step Ⅲ Grammar 2 The past perfect tense 1 Read the following sentences and summarise rules, paying attention to tenses. Fill in the blanks. After Liping had finished doing his homework, he turned on the TV. After they had got everything ready, they began to do the experiment. Before he came to our school, he had taught English for several years. Before his letter reached me, I had received his telephone call. They had finished the project by last month. I had left the country by the time the letter reached me. had done before did did after had done had done by did/past time
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2 Practice Workbook Grammar (2)(3)(4) Complete the sentences using the verbs in brackets and the past simple or past perfect tense.
Step Ⅳ 1 Game Oral practice ,pair work. Ask and answer questions using all kinds of tenses. Example:-- When did you have your breakfast this morning? -- At 6. -- Have you prepared for the English lesson? -- Yes, I have. I have finished the exercises in the workbook. 2 Watch a vedio play. Step Ⅴ Sum up Ask some students to make sentences using “when, while, as, before, after, by”. Step Ⅵ Homework: Present a biography of a famous Chinese musician or composer.
Periods 4 Speaking and Writing Teaching Aims: 1. Knowledge and Skill a. To develop speaking ability by talking about likes and dislikes. b. To learn about some vocabulary and knowledge related to music and composers. c. To develop writing ability by presenting a biography of a famous Chinese musician or composer. d. Train the ability of collecting and dealing with information, and develop their abilities of getting new information, communication and cooperation. 2.Emotion and Values a. To raise students’ interests in science and form the right attitude towards all kinds of music. b. To help them know Chinese traditional music well and cultivate their interest in playing some Chinese instrument. 3. Character-building: a. To make them know how to enjoy different kinds of music.
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b. Arouse their interest of playing some kinds of instrument and enrich their leisure time. 4. Cross-cultural awareness a. To help them know the difference between China and some western countries in instruments. b. Cultivate their awareness of cultural communication through the special language—music. Difficulties and Importance: a. To make the students understand and grasp the vocabulary and knowledge related to music. b. To enable the students to know how to use adverbial clause of time. Teaching Method: a. Task-based methodology b. Communicative Approach Teaching Procedures： Step 1 Pre-reading Look at the picture and answer the following questions. 1. Who is he? 2. Have you ever know something about him? Step 2 While-reading a. Skimming Read the passage quickly, and make a note of some basic information about Ye xiaogang．
Name Sex Nationality Job Main achievement Style of music
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Name Sex Nationality Job Main achievement Male China Composer
received many abroad
Style of music
mixing Chinese musical traditions with western forms and
instrumentation． b. Detailed reading Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks with proper words. Find what Ye Xiaogang did or what happened to him in the following years： Time 1955 From 1978 to 1983 1985 1986 1996 Suggested answers: Time 1955 From 1978 to 1983 What he did born studied at the Central Conservatory of Music of China． 1985 1986 1996 held a concert of symphonies in Beijing． his album appeared played with Italian musician Enrico Rava at What he did
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the Beijing International Jazz Festive． Step 3. Post-reading Discussion. 1. Are there any similarities between Ye Xiaogang and the European composers you have read about in this module? 2. Do you think it is a good idea to mix Chinese and western music? Step 4 Everyday English a. Listen to two people talking about the way they listen to music and answer the questions. 1. How do they listen to it? 2. Are they happy with the way they listen to music? 3. What does Anna offer to do for Tom? b. work in pairs. Discuss your favourite music and how you listen to it. Step 4 Guided writing Write a short passage of a famous singer in China—Han Hong. The following words may help you: 1. sing well 2.born 3. young in1971 successful song writer in Tibet(西藏)
watch her mother sing and dance professional(专业的) training in Beijing.
4. at the age of nine 5. in 1985
her first national prize in 1993 number one in China
6. write songs 7. song Hometown Homework:
1. Finish writing the biography of Han Hong—a famous Chinese singer. 2. Finish other exercises in this module.
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Periods 5 culture corner
Teaching aims: Enabling the students to 1. to know sth about Ye Xiaogang 2. write a biography of a famous Chinese musician or composer. Teaching steps: I. Ask some students to say something about Mozart. Give as many details as possible. II. Try to think of a Chinese musician or composer, eg. Xu Peidong. Gather these materials. 1. when, where and in what kind of family he/ she was born. 2. how he/ she spent his/ her childhood or youth. 3. about his/ her education 4. what are his/ her famous works 5. what his/ her style is / was Group work. Ask the students to discuss about the musician or composer. Then ask some students to stand up to say sth. about the musician or composer. Correct the mistakes if any. III. Cultural Corner.
Ye Xiaogang 1. Listen to the passage and try to find the answer to this question: When did his album Horizon appear? (in 1986) 2. Read the passage thoroughly and make a note of the information about Ye Xiaogang. Name:_________________ Sex: __________________ Nationality:_____________ Job:___________________ Main achievements: ____________________________________________ Style of music: ____________________________ What he did or happened to him in the following years: 1955: ___________________________________________ From 1978 to 1983: ___________________________________________
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1985: ___________________________________________ 1986: ___________________________________________ 1996: ___________________________________________
3. Check the answers with the whole class. Then ask one or two students to say sth about Ye Xiaogang with the help of the notes made. 4. Language points: 1) work as 2) leading modern composers 主要作曲家 leading article 社论 the leading cause 主要原因 a leading role 主角 3) mix A with B = mix A and B together mix win with water Never mix with such people. mix up 弄混，弄错 It’s common to mix him up with his brother. 弄乱 mix up the papers mix up those data 4) receive many prizes 5) part of IV. Homework: Write a short passage about the Chinese musician or composer we talked about this period.
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