Unit 5 Music Lesson 4 Liu Hongwei
Background information: Students: High school students Grade 1 Lesson duration: 45 mins Teaching aims: 1. To develop the Ss’ ability of speaking. 2. To
help arouse the Ss’ wide imagination and creative thinking. 3. To foster the Ss’ ability to cooperate harmoniously. Teaching aids: blackboard, PPT, pictures, chalk, video Teaching contents: speaking Teaching procedures: Step 1: Finding music in our life (5mins)
Get the Ss to think: Where can you find music in our life? Then ask them to list down. School bells Morning/eye exercises In Films/TV plays Rings of mobile phones Dancing ball Concert, Background music of advertisements, Radio and TV programs, webpage, games… Parks, shops, street… Festival/ Celebration …… Sum up: Music is everywhere! Music is always with us!
Step 2 Task: Forming your own band
Forming your own band in groups of four. And discuss and decide the following things:
1. The name of the band. 2. What kind of band it will be. Rock band? Pop music band? 3. What kinds of instruments will be used? Who plays it ? Who sings? 4. Who will be the composer of your band? 5. Where will you pracise singing and hold performances?
Step 3 Task: Asking for and making suggestions
You are the monitor of the class, your school is going to hold a concert next month, every class should choose a song to sing , your class teacher ask you to ask for the advice of a music teacher.
You may use the following expressions to express yourself. Ask for suggestions Make suggestions Could you give me some suggestion on…? I’d like your suggestions about? What do you think I should do? What would you do if you were me? Don’t you think it might be a good idea to…? I think you’d better… If I were you, I’d … How /What about…? Have you ever thought…?
A: Hi, this is Lily. Sandy told me that you needed some advice. B: Hi, Lily. Thank you for your calling. Sandy has told me you are an expert at music .Yes, I do need your advice. There will be a school concert next month. The class has asked me to pick a special song that will represent our class. It has to be a song that everybody likes and that shows the spirit of our class. Can you help me? A: Hmm, that sounds difficult, but I’ll try. First of all, let’s think about what kind of music your classmates like. B: Well, many students like pop music. Maybe we should choose a pop song? A: Ok. What about the theme? What should the song be about? B: I suggest it should be about friendship. A: Well, Don’t you think it might be a good idea to choose Friendship Forever. Have the Ss think hard and summarize how to make suggestions and give advice and possible responses.
Step 4 : T asks Ss to perform their dialogue. (10mins) Home work: Read the article Freddy The Frog
After class reflection: (have to finish it after class)