Teaching Plan for Unit 11
The sounds of the world
This unit mainly talks about different kinds of music with the title The sounds of the w
orld. 1. Teaching aims and demands 类 别 课程标准要求掌握的项目 1) Talk about different kinds of music 2) Discuss characteristics of different kinds of music and differences between them 3) Write a comparison essay Giving advice and making suggestions You’d better (not)… You should/ought to… You need (to) … Shall we…? Let’s… What/How about…? Why not…? Why don’t you…? I think … I am sure (that)… Maybe you could… suggestion musical instrument perform performer blues characteristic slave jazz contain traditional spread variety universal folk guitar record satisfy inner desire emotion process musician totally express intelligence chant in common turn into 语法 The passive voice in different tenses 1) 一般现在时（am\is\are done） Our monitor keeps the key to the classroom.→The key to the classroom is kept by our monitor. 2) 一般过去时（was\were done） Ricky Martin performed the song of the 1998 World Cup. →The song of the 1998 World Cup was performed by Ricky Martin. 3) 现在进行时（am\is\are being done） Everyone in the country is singing the beautiful song. →The beautiful song is being sung by everyone in the country. 4) 过去进行时（was\were being done）
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Smith was weighing the baby elephant. →The baby elephant was being weighed by Smith. 5) 一般将来时（will be done） The famous band will give a performance in the Capital Concert Hall. → A performance will be given by the famous band in the Capital Concert Hall. 6) 过去将来时（would be done） He knew that they would invite him to perform in the New Year’s Concert. →He knew that he would be invited to perform in the New Year’s Concert. 7) 现在完成时（have\has been done） They have picked out the top ten pop songs → The top ten pop songs have been picked out. 8) 过去完成时（had been done） The headmaster had given the boy a golden pen. → The boy had been given a golden pen by the headmaster. 2. 教学内容分析 本单元的中心话题是“音乐”。语言技能和语言知识几乎都围绕“音乐”这一中心话题 设计的。由热身、听力、口语、读前、阅读、读后、语言学习、综合技能、学习建议、复习 要点等十个部分组成。 “热身” (Warming up)部分提供了地图， 然后听音乐， 要求学生明白所听音乐来自哪里， 并展开讨论。 这部分的目的是呈现本单元的中心话题——音乐， 帮助学生在大脑中形成一个 有关“音乐”的信息包，并复习或学习有关音乐的词和句型。 “听力”(Listening)部分提供了三首歌曲，要求学生通过听弄清歌名，歌词大意并对这 些歌曲谈感受。 “口语”(Speaking)部分提供了 Joe 和 Susan 之间的对话。Peter 的生日就要到了，Joe 想送 Peter 生日礼物，于是征求 Susan 的意见，从而引出了 asking and giving advice.整个活动 以说为主，同时涉及了听、读、写的技能。这一设计训练学生在比较真实情景中口头表达的 能力和丰富他们 asking and giving advice 的句型。 “读前”(Pre-reading)提供了有关“音乐”话题的四个问题。引导学生为下一不“阅读” 作好思想准备。 “阅读” (Reading)部分介绍了一些有趣的音乐风格， 如 blues\hip-hop\rap\Latin music 等。 “读后”(Post-reading)部分分两块。第一块要求学生在小组里讨论四个问题，其中前两 个问题是针对文章的理解， 评价学生对文章理解的程度； 第三个问题要求学生结合文章谈论 自己的看法；第四个问题是开发性的，目的在于培养学生的思辩能力。第二块要求学生根据 课文对所设计的六个句子先判断正误，然后加以改正。 “语言学习”(Language study)分词汇和语法两部分。判断一个人词汇量的大小，应该看 两个方面，一个是外在数量，即单词的个数；另一个是内在数量，即单词词义的个数。本教 材与旧教材相比，大大重视单词词义的个数，本单元讲解了四个词汇： beat\pick\rock\style, 每个词都讲解了三个用法。语法部分是各种时态的主动语态和被动语态的转换。 “综合技能” (Integrating skills)提供了一篇北京师范大学 2001 级学生曹向前同学写的文 章（经过改写）Pop Versus Rock。文中着重阐述了 Pop songs 和 Rock songs 之间的区别。通 过对这篇文章的学习，要求学生写一篇题为 Traditional Chinese music vs Modern Chinese music 的文章。 “学习建议”（Tips）部分提供了有关话题“音乐”的总结性语言。 “复习要点”(Checkpoint)部分简要地总结了本单元的语法要点——The Passive Voice in
Different Tenses,并且设计了练习，帮助学生自评。 同时通过两个问题引导学生对本单元所学 的词汇作一次小结。 3. Teaching procedures: This unit consists of 10 parts: warming up\listening\speaking\pre-reading\reading\post-reading \ language study \ integrating skills \ tips\ and checkpoints. I plan to cover this unit in 6 periods. Period One: Warming up and Listening \ Period Two: Speaking \ Period Three: Pre-reading Reading and Post-reading \ Period Four: Post-reading and Word-study \Period Five: Grammar\ Period Six: Integrating skills 4. 教学评估(Assessment) 1) 自我评估(Self-assessment)（了解学生对本单元的学习情况） 要求学生自我评估可以提高学生学习的主动性和积极性，促进学生对自己的学习进 行反思，并能帮助学生掌握评估技术，增加教师的评估信息。通过自我评估，学生可设 定目标，并更清楚地认识到自己的优势与不足。 设计本单元的自我评价：根据自己的实际情况回答下列问题，并存入个人学习档案： (1) What is the most important thing you learned in this unit? (2) What do you think you did best in this unit? (3) What do you find the most difficult in this unit? (4) Where do you see the most improvement? (5) Where do you need to work harder? 2) 同伴评估(Peer-assessment)（了解学生的学习情感、策略） 沟通技能和合作技能在同伴评估中十分重要。同学间彼此信任和真诚的互相评估需要 长时间来培养。但是同伴评估可以通过简单的活动来实施。例如：如果一个小组要完成 一项任务，组中每个成员都要做出贡献，共同完成任务。每个成员都要评估自己和他人 的贡献。也可以由一组或几组同学在班上演示他们完成的任务，有其他同学根据制定好 的表格对他们做出评价。 设计本单元的同伴评估：由组长或指定学生负责，组织小组反思，填写下表，并存入 小组学习档案：
Peer-assessment on group work Listening He\She listens to their partners carefully. He\She understands their partners well. He\She understand the reporters well. He\She follows the teacher’s oral instructions. Speaking He\She pronounces words correctly. He\She speaks clearly and fluently. He\She uses body language properly while speaking. He\She uses linking words while speaking. He\She states the topic\their opinion briefly but clearly and completely. Participation He\She involves himself in group work willingly. seldom sometimes often always
He\She works with their partners happily. He\She makes good preparations for group work in advance. He\She gives their reasonable suggestions. He\She follows their reasonable suggestions. Comments and suggestions for improvement:
3) 自我检验(Self-testing) Finish Workbook vocabulary and grammar exercises. After finishing these exercises, students carry out self-assessment: I think these exercises easy\moderate\difficult
Period One (Warming up and Listening) Step 1 Warming-up Before class, T plays a song Ss are familiar with till the bell for class rings. Then T asks Ss some questions: (1) Do you know the name of the song? (You’ll be in my heart from the film named Tarzan,《人猿泰山》)(2) Where do you think the song comes from? (3) Do you like the song? Why or why not? etc. Ss answer all these questions. Step 2 Brainstorming Do you know any other songs? In this way, Ss think about as many songs as possible. Step 3 Discussion Ss work in groups of 4. They talk about the songs they are interested in. Step 4 Demonstration After discussion, choose one of the students in their group to report the result of their discussion. Step 5 Finding a place
T shows the map of the world. While the student is reporting the result, others should listen carefully. Ask a student to find the place in the map where the song comes from. Step 6 Listening Ask Ss to listen to the music on the tape to find where the music comes from. Song 1 二泉映月 (folk music) Song 2 Beat it by Michael Jackson from America (rock music) Song 2 Take me home, Country roads by John Denver from Europe (American country music) Step 7 Listening and discussion Listen to the music several times and then discuss the following questions with group members. (1) Which piece of music do you like best? Why? (2) What makes you think this music comes from? (3) What are the differences between the songs you have heard? (4) Can you guess what the songs are about? Step 8 Demonstration After discussion, Ss choose one of the students in their group to report the result of their discussion. Step 9 Listening Listen to the three songs on the tape and then fill out the form below. 1 What would be a good title for the song? What is the song about? How does the song make you feel? Do you like the song? (1=not at all, 10=very much How would you describe the song? Play the tape several times so that Ss can fully understand them. Song 1: Edelweiss Song 2: I’m right here waiting Song 3: Love me tender Step 10 Group-work When Ss fill out the form above, they discuss each question and then report the result each other. Step 11 Demonstration Choose one of the students in their group to report the result of their discussion. Step 12 Listening If time permits, finish the Workbook listening exercises in class. If there is no time left in class, leave them as homework. 2 3
Homework: 1. Finish off the workbook exercises. 2. Find as many kinds of musical website:www.villa123.com)
Period Two (Speaking) Step 1 Listening Have Ss listen to a piece of music and tell what kind of musical instrument the music is played with. Step 2 Brainstorming Have Ss tell as many kinds of musical instrument as possible by asking the question: What other kinds of musical instrument do you know? T collects kinds of musical instrument: organ, harp, piano, maracas, violin, saxophone, gone, cymbals, castanets, flute, timpani, tambourine, triangle, drum, xylophone, etc. Step 3 Creating a situation (textual authenticity) Have Ss work together with his\her partner. Take turns asking for and giving advice. Student A You want to buy a CD for your friend’s birthday, but you are not sure what to buy. Ask your partner to give some suggestions. Student B Your partner needs your advice. Please help him or her to make a decision.
Step 4 Listening Listen to the sample dialogue and make sure what the dialogue is about. Step 5 Practice Practice reading the dialogue, using one of the names of musical instrument mentioned above to replace CD and paying attention to sentences of asking for and giving advice. Step 6 Dialogue Have Ss choose one from the following situations to create their own dialogue. Student A Your partner needs your advice. Please help him or her to decide what to do. Student A Your partner needs your advice. Please help him or her to decide what to do. Student B You want to find a good song to dance to. You like dancing, but you are not sure what song you should play. Student B Your classmates have asked you to pick a special song that will represent your class. It should be a song that everybody likes and that shows the spirit of your class. Ask your partner to help you.
Step 7 Demonstration
Have several pairs to demonstrate their dialogues. Step 8 Sum-up Have Ss think hard and summarize how to make suggestions and give advice and possible responses.(See Slide) Step 9 Consolidation Work in pairs or groups. Use one or more of the situations below to practise giving and asking for advice. 1. You want to learn to play the piano, but you don’t know how. 2. You would like to write a song about your mother, but you are not sure what you should write. 3. You want to learn an English song, but you don’t know which one. Homework: 1. Finish off the workbook exercises. 2. Try to memorize names of different kinds of musical instrument. 3. Find as much information about music as possible.(Consult www.infozone.imcpl.org)
Step 1 Pre-reading 1. Checking homework 1) T asks the question: Do you play any musical instrument? What is your favourite instrument? In this way, Ss review names of kinds of musical instrument. 2) T asks another question: Has anybody got any information about musical styles? Ss tell different kinds of music, such as blues\hip-hop\rap\Latin music etc. Here is some information about music: Music is a language that is spoken to everyone—from the day we are born we hear music of some kind of our lives. But there are as many different kinds of music as different languages, and it is impossible to describe them all. Here are just a few well-known types. Classical music is serious Western European music from the Middle Ages(1500) to the present and it was often written for a large orchestra, or for a small group of players. Many instruments can be used. A lot of music was also written to be sung as opera. Classical music is very popular and schools often teach this type of music. Jazz developed in the Southern States of North America at the beginning of last century. The black people of these states, who were originally slaves from Africa, had their own rhythms. Jazz brought classical music and African rhythms together. Blues was originally Black Country music, which also came from the Southern States of last century. It is slow, usually sad music, which is often sung by one person with a guitar. Rhythm and blues developed from the Blues in America in the 1940s. It became faster and more complex and used more instruments, e.g. saxophone, guitar, piano, drums. The music was often about city life and white musicians started playing it as well. Musicians in the 1950s developed Rock from Rhythm and Blues and it became popular with young people. It spread to Europe in the 1960s and is now known in most countries. A lot of pop music comes from Rock and Roll. Pop music developed from Rock and Roll in America, Britain and Europe in the 1960s and is now in every country. The name is used for most commercial music, i.e. music we can buy on records and hear on “pop radio”. It is usually played by groups who often use electric instruments and make videos to go with their records. 2. Pair-work Have Ss discuss these questions in pairs. 1) What kind of music do you like? 2) When you listen to a song, do you listen to words or the music? 3) Do you like to listen to music form other countries? 3. A game Play some music played by different musical instruments, ask the Ss to guess what makes the song. (piano/guitar/trumpet/drum) Teach the English names of different musical instruments on the slide: violin, trumpet, guitar, jazz drum, mouth-organ, huqin(Chinese violin) etc. Step 2 Reading 1. Fasting reading Have Ss read the passage as quickly as possible to find the answer to the question: How many kinds of music are mentioned in the passage and what are they?
2. Careful reading Have Ss read the passage carefully and fill in the form below according to the passage. musical style characteristics Step 3. Post-reading 1. Answer the following questions: 1) Where does blues music come from? 2) What does the word “rap” mean? 2. The sentences below summarise the article. Read them and decide if they are true or false. Write the letter “T” if the sentence is true. Write “F” if it is false, and then correct the error and give the right information. 1)There are only a few styles of music in the world. 2) Blues is a new style of music. 3)Hip-hop and rap are completely different from blues and rock. 4)Santana is a well-known Latin music artist. 5)Rappers sing the words to their music. 6)There are many Spanish-speaking people in both North and South America. 3. Discussion Discuss the following in groups of 4. 1) Why is Latin music so popular in the US? Is it popular in China?(Give some background of Latin music—The cup of life by Ricky Martin) 2) Is music a universal language? Can you enjoy music from other parts of the world even if you don’t understand the words? Are there any other universal languages? What about dancing, paintings and photographs? 4. Demonstration Have some students report the result to the rest of the students. Homework: 1. Read the article again and make a list of unknown words and expressions. 2. Write down the result of Discussion 2. Period Four (Post-reading and Word study) Step 1 Revision Have Ss talk about different musical styles and their characteristics. Step 2 Student-centered vocabulary learning 1. Give Ss a few minutes to make a list of words and expressions from the text that they want to learn. 2. Ask Ss to show their list to a partner and explain why they chose these words or expressions. 3. Guessing meaning from context. 4. Work together in pairs or in groups, making clear the words and expressions. 5. Use a dictionary. Step 3 Consolidation 1. Have Ss guess the meaning of the following words in each sentence. beat 1.My heart is beating faster.(跳动)
2.The music is so fast that I can’t follow the beat. (拍子) 3.The German team beat the Japanese team 3-1 in the volleyball match. (击败) pick 1.Autumn is the season to pick apples. (摘) 2.I’ll pick you up after work. (接) 3.The top ten pop songs for this year have been picked out. (选出) rock 1.The death of John Lennon, the lead singer of the Beatles, rocked the nation. (使震惊) 2.Cui Jian is one of the most famous rock stars in China. (摇滚) 3.The ship hit some rocks and sank. Luckily all the passengers were rescued. (岩石) style 1.The dress she bought yesterday is in the latest style. (式样) 2.I like different styles of music, such as rock music, folk music, pop music and classical music. (类型) 3.The style is the man. (文如其人) 2. Making sentences Have Ss make as many sentences as they can, using the words in his\her word list. 3. Making up stories Have Ss make up stories, using the words in his\her word list. Step 4 Discussion As is known to all, music is a universal language. Suppose there is no music in this world, what will the world be like? Step 5 Demonstration Have some students report the result of their discussion to the rest of the class. Homework: 1.Finish the workbook vocabulary exercises. 2.Make up another story, using at least 5 new words and expressions. 3. Consult the website: www.rockhall.com to get detailed information about Elvis Presley.
Period Five (Grammar) Step 1 Warming-up First show a episode by Elvis Presley and let the Students guess who sang the song. T: Who is the man? S: (Ss probably answer) Elvis Presley. Then ask the Ss to report some information about Elvis Presley. Detailed information about Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll. He rose from humble circumstances to launch the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence. In the words of the historical marker that stands outside the house where he was born: "Presley's career as a singer and entertainer redefined popular music."
Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935, and grew up surrounded by gospel music of the Pentecostal church. In 1948 the family moved to Memphis, where he was exposed to blues and jazz on Beale Street. After graduating from high school in 1953, an 18-year-old Presley visited the Memphis Recording Service - also the home of Sun Records - to record his voice. Owner/producer Sam Phillips was struck by the plaintive emotion in Presley's vocals and subsequently teamed him with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. In July 1954 the trio worked up "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" - blues and country songs, respectively - in a crackling, uptempo style that stands as the blueprint for rock and roll. After five groundbreaking singles, Presley's contract was sold to RCA Records and his career quickly took off. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" - his last single for Sun and first for RCA went to #1 on the country charts. "Heartbreak Hotel," a haunting ballad, became his first across-the-board hit, holding down the top spot for eight weeks. Presley's hip-shaking performances on a series of TV variety shows, including Ed Sullivan's, generated hysteria and controversy. From blistering rockers to aching balladry, Presley captivated and liberated the teenage audience. His historic string of hits in 1956 and ?7 included "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender," "All Shook Up" and "Jailhouse Rock." Presley's career momentum was interrupted by a two-year Army stint in Germany, where he met his future wife, Priscilla. For much of the Sixties, he occupied himself with movie-making and soundtrack-recording. His albums of sacred songs, such as How Great Thou Art, stand out from this otherwise fallow period. Presley's standing as a rock and roller was rekindled with an electrifying TV special, simply titled Elvis and broadcast on December 3, 1968. He followed this mid-career renaissance with some of the most mature and satisfying work of his career. Recording in Memphis, he cut such classic tracks as "In the Ghetto, "Suspicious Minds" and "Kentucky Rain" with the soulful, down-home musicians at American Studio. If the Fifties were devoted to rock and roll and the Sixties to movies, the Seventies represent the performing chapter in Presley's career. He toured constantly, performing to capacity crowds around the country until his death. Presley died of a heart attack at Graceland, his Memphis mansion, on August 16, 1977. He was 42 years old. How big was Elvis? Statistically, he holds records for the most Top Forty hits (107), the most Top Ten hits (38), the most consecutive #1 hits (10) and the most weeks at #1 (80). As far as his stature as a cultural icon, which continues to grow even in death, writer Lester Bangs said it best: "I can guarantee you one thing - we will never again agree on anything as we agreed on Elvis."
January 8, 1935 Elvis Aron Presley is born to Gladys and Vernon Presley in a two-room cabin on North Saltillo Road in East Tupelo, Mississippi. SUMMER 1953 Elvis Presley stops at Memphis Recording Service to record two songs, "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," as a birthday present for his mother. Phillips notes that Presley has a good feel for ballads and should be invited back. July 18, 1953 Elvis Presley, then earning his keep as a truck driver, drops by the Memphis Recording Service,
home of Sun Records. He privately records two songs ("My Happiness"/"That's When Your Heartaches Begin") for the sum of $4, leaving with a ten-inch acetate. Office manager Marion Keisker jots a note for owner Sam Phillips: "Good ballad singer." January 4, 1954 A young Elvis Presley visits the Memphis Recording Service to record "Casual Love Affair" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way" and meets Sun Records owner Sam Phillips. June 27, 1954 After several fruitless recording sessions, Sam Phillips pairs Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bass player Bill Black. He hopes the singer might find his voice by rehearsing with other musicians cut from the same country, pop, gospel and R&B cloth. July 5, 1954 Rock and roll history is made when Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black spontaneously perform bluesman Arthur "Big Boy" Cruddup's "That's All Right" in romping, uptempo style. The next day, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky" is given a similarly playful treatment. On July 19th, the two songs are released as Elvis Presley's first single, which bears the legend "Sun 209." July 19, 1954 Sun releases "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Elvis Presley, backed by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. July 20, 1954 Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance, performing on a flatbed truck in Memphis. This inaugurates a period of wildly performed and riotously received concerts that will be interrupted only by Presley's induction into the U.S. Army. August 15, 1955 Elvis Presley signs a management contract with "Colonel" Tom Parker, whose other clients included country-music stars Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow. The relationship with Parker will continue till Presley's death. November 1, 1955 Despite Presley's growing popularity, his five Sun singles fail to make a dent on the national charts. Phillips sells his contract to RCA Records for $35,000. November 20, 1955 Elvis Presley's contract with Sun Records, including all previously released and recorded material, is sold to the New York-based RCA label for $35,000. January 27, 1956 Elvis Presley's debut single for RCA, "Heartbreak Hotel," is released. The first of Presley's 17 Number One hits, it holds down the top spot for eight weeks. "Heartbreak Hotel" establishes Elvis Presley and rock and roll itself as national phenomena. January 28, 1956 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on network TV as a guest on Stage Show, hosted by jazz bandleaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Throughout 1956, Presley's biggest year, he will also appear on The Milton Berle Show, The Steve Allen Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. April 15, 1956 Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley) was a hit. July 22, 1956 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Elvis Presley) was a hit. August 4, 1956 What many consider to be one of rock's greatest double-sided singles, "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog," is released. Both sides will share the top spot for 11 weeks. August 12, 1956 Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel (Elvis Presley) was a hit. October 28, 1956 Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley) was a hit. November 15, 1956 The film Love Me Tender, which features Elvis Presley in the first of 31 Hollywood movie roles, premieres at the New York Paramount. Two months earlier, on September 9th, he performed the title song on the Ed Sullivan Show to a record viewing audience estimated at 54 million. December 4, 1956
Four legendary past and present Sun Records recording artists Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash rather at Sun for an informal jam session. Later dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet, the stars (sans Cash, who stays only briefly) perform gospel standards and recent hits in relaxed, impromptu fashion. December 4, 1956 The "Million Dollar Quartet" Presley, Perkins, Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis records old gospel, country and pop songs at an impromptu session. The recordings aren't officially released until the mid-Eighties. 1957 Leiber & Stoller are summoned to New York by Elvis's Brill Building music publisher to write songs for the movie 'Jailhouse Rock.' The title song soon reaches #1. January 6, 1957 Elvis Presley sings five songs in his final performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. January 8, 1957 Elvis Presley passes the pre-induction exam for the Army. February 3, 1957 Too Much (Elvis Presley) was a hit. April 7, 1957 All Shook Up (Elvis Presley) was a hit. July 2, 1957 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Elvis Presley) was a hit. September 1, 1957 Jimi Hendrix goes to see Elvis Presley perform at Sicks Stadium. October 15, 1957 Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley) was a hit. December 19, 1957 Elvis Presley is served with his draft notice while home at Graceland for the Christmas holidays. He is sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army on March 24, 1958, and later sent to basic training in Fort Hood, Texas. Shipped to Germany, he will serve in Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps, from October 1, 1958, to March 1, 1960. February 4, 1958 Don't (Elvis Presley) was a hit. July 15, 1958 Hard Headed Woman (Elvis Presley) was a hit. August 4, 1959 A Big Hunk O' Love (Elvis Presley) was a hit. April 19, 1960 Stuck On You (Elvis Presley) was a hit. May 12, 1960 Elvis guest-stars on a Frank Sinatra-hosted TV special, Welcome Home Elvis, and cuts his first post-Army recordings in Nashville. They yield the hit album Elvis Is Back and such million-selling singles as "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight." August 9, 1960 It's Now Or Never (Elvis Presley) was a hit. November 22, 1960 Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Elvis Presley) was a hit. March 14, 1961 Surrender (Elvis Presley) was a hit. December 16, 1961 The soundtrack to Blue Hawaii reaches #1 on the album charts, where it will remain for 20 weeks. With sales of 2 million, it is Elvis Presley's best-selling album to date. April 15, 1962 Good Luck Charm (Elvis Presley) was a hit. July 26, 1965 Elvis Presley's version of the Orioles' "Crying in the Chapel" peaks at #3 on the pop chart. August 27, 1965 The Beatles spend the evening talking and playing music with Elvis Presley at his Bel air home.
May 1, 1967 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu, who he met eight and a half years earlier during his tour of duty in Germany, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, is born exactly nine months later, on February 1, 1968. December 3, 1968 NBC airs "Elvis," a television special that revitalizes Elvis' career as a rock and roll performer. December 8, 1968 The hour-long special Elvis, sponsored by Singer Sewing Machines, airs on NBC-TV. Clad in black leather, Elvis successfully pulls off the greatest comeback in rock and roll history. After his decade-long stint as a movie star, he re-establishes himself as a musical performer and cultural totem on this electrifying, widely viewed special. January 13, 1969 Presley enters American Sound Studio in Memphis, where he will cut some of the finest recordings of his career, including the hits "In the Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds." It is the first time he's recorded in his hometown since 1956. July 31, 1969 Elvis Presley performs his first live concert since March 25, 1961, opening a four-week engagement that christens the 1,500-capacity Showroom at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. The remaining eight years of Presley's life will largely be devoted to live performances, either on the road or at the International Hotel. October 26, 1969 Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley) was a hit. 1969 Elvis Presley returns to the road. His guitarist and bandleader is James Burton, who will remain with Presley until his death in 1977. January 9, 1971 Elvis Presley is named one of 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the U.S. Jaycees. October 9, 1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce in Santa Monica, California. T: How did he sing the song? S: (Ss probably answer) Elvis Presley sang the song wonderfully. T: Yes, can you say the sentence in another way beginning with the song as the subject. S: (Ss probably answer) The song was sung by Elvis Presley. Show the slide: Elvis Presley sang the song wonderfully. The song was sung by Elvis Presley wonderfully. Then the teacher gives more examples and let Ss themselves discover how the Active Voice and Passive Voice is formed. If necessary, T briefly explains the grammar item in this unit. Step 2 Reading Have the Ss read the passage at Page 75 and then rewrite the phrases in bold, using the Active Voice. Step 3 Practice 1. Do grammar exercises at Page 75. 2. Do Checkpoint 11 grammar exercises at Page 77. The key to the classroom door _______________ (keep) by our monitor. The theme song of the 1998 World Cup ___________________ (perform) by Ricky Martin. The performance ____________ (give) in the Capital Concert Hall. He knew that he _____________ (invite) to perform in the New Year’s Concert. This song ____________ (play) all over the country now. He wrote this song while his watch ____________ (repair ). Although it ___________ (play) many times, he still love this tune.
It was the first time he ____________ (award ) with a Grammy. 3. Do workbook exercises at Page 147 and 148. 4. Cover the workbook integrating skills reading: American Country Music. 1) First time: reading for information 2) Second time: read to find sentences with the grammar patterns: the Active Voice and the Passive Voice, then do the changes Homework: 1. Write an article about music trying to use as many sentences containing the grammar points as possible; 2. Preview the integrating skills reading: Pop vs Rock 3. Consult the website www. rockstreet.com to get more information about pop music and rock music
Period Six (Integrating skills) Step 1 Homework checking Have the Ss talk about pop music and rock music. Step 2 Reading Read the text pop and rock music and complete the outline below: Comparison Why is music important to the musicians? How are some written? Pop music Music is their career. They use Music to become rich and famous. One person has a strong feeling and expresses it with music, and others help build the song. Most pop songs are simple stories About love that make people feel easy and forget about the real world. Rock music
What are the songs about?
Step 3 Discussion Compare traditional Chinese music and modern Chinese music. Start by completing the chart below, and then write a short essay in which you compare the two styles of music. Traditional Chinese music vs Modern Chinese music Comparison Traditional Chinese music Modern Chinese music
What instruments are used? When is the music played? Who writes the songs? What are the songs about? Step 4 Writing In English, listening, speaking, reading and writing are the four basic skills. Ask the Ss to write an essay entitled Traditional Chinese music vs Modern Chinese music with Pop vs Rock as a guide. Step 5 Practice Allow the Ss enough time to write the essay then show one of the Students’ on the screen. Do some adjustments. Step 6 Consolidation Read the passage at Page 148 and finish the form at Page 149. Homework: 1. Write a comparison essay according to the finished form at Page 149 with the title American music in the past vs today’s American music. 2. Review the whole unit.
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