What is the
Do you like singing?
Can you name any music style
Have you heard about any of the famous bands in the world? List some if you have.
Back Street Boy
Do you know the Monkees?
A big hit!
1.How many bands are mentioned in the passage? What are their names?
Two. “The Beatles” and ” The Monkees”.
2.Which band is “The Band That Wasn’t”?
1.They produced a new record in 1996 to 1970 celebrate their time as a band.
2.Most musicians get together and form a band because they like towrite and famous. become play music 3.They put an advertisement in the newspaper looking for four rock musicians but only one five person was accepted.
4.The first TV show was a big hit.
5.However, the band broke up in about 1970, but mid-1980s reunited in the1990s.
Band’s name A band based on The Beatles
1. It began as ______. a TV show 2. The musicians of the band ________ played jokes on each other as well played music. 3.The TV organizers had looked for four musicians who could ____ well as sing ____ act as rock but they only found one ___ musician who was good enough, but their humorous performances were ____.
1. At first“The Monkees”would play a song or two written by other musicians ______. 2. After about one year, they started instruments and to play their own_____ write their own songs Then they ____. produced their own records ___. broke up 3. In 1970, “The Monkees ”______ 4. In the mid-1980s, “The reunited Monkees ”______ produced 5. In 1996, “The Monkees a new record ”______.
Listening and try to find the main idea of each paragraph. How the Monkees got Para. 1.
Para.2 Para.3 Para.4
Dreaming of being a famous musician or singer How Monkees become serious about the music business. How musicians form bands
Now in pairs discuss the following questions with your partner 1.What kind of music do you like? 2.Which singer do you like best and why? These phrases will help you.
I prefer… Why do you prefer… I like …best because… I hate…. My favorite singer is… I enjoy listening to… I am fond of… I don’t like… very much.
A:What kind of music do you like, pop music or …? B:I like…, because… A:Who is your favorite singer? B:Well, I prefer /like… Her/his music makes me feel… Who do you prefer? A: I like …. B: …
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