"Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable".
Leonard Bernstein, American composer
• to revise students' vocabulary on the topic "Music"
• to develop learners' reading skills through the methods of interactive
• to improve student's skills for listening and comprehension
• to develop learners' creative abilities
Try to guess the topic of the lesson:
My son listens to it
Up till night,
So nice, beautiful,
Cool and light.
Introducing the Topic
A) Copy and complete the network with these words. Add more.
drums; classical; rap; trumpet; soul; blues; violin; reggae; bass
guitar; country and western; keyboards
Types of music
B) Complete the sentences with one of the following words, guitar
influence piano expression
music inner absorb felling
enrichment pop — group
1. _can be inspiring force only
if it is itself inspired.
2. Music us because we all
have different tendencies.
3. Each person will_from the music the kind of feeling natural to him.
4. As we absorb the_of the music our inner nature grows.
5. This growth is an_of the psyche.
6. Music can open new phases of our_of life.
7. The way of_of music is limitless.
C) Work in pairs. Guess Who?
In pairs, take turns to think of a singer, musician or group. Then ask
questions to find out who it is.
Example: Is she from Europe?
Does he play the electric guitar?
Do they play rock music?
Answer the questions
1. What is the role of music in our life?
2. How often do you listen to it or play it?
3. What are different kinds of music?
4. What music do you prefer?
5. Do your parents approve your passion for this or that kind of music?
A) Listen to the text, add the last sentence to the text and answer the
People can't live without music. They can listen to it everywhere even
in the forest, when they walk and hear birds' singing. Music can be classical
and modern. Classical music is performed by symphonic orchestras, it is serious
and requires good understanding. Some people, especially teenagers, think that
classical music is boring and dull. But they are not right!
Most people prefer modern music. There are different kinds of modern
music: pop, rock, disco, rap, techno and others. "Vbung people like pop,
disco and rap. Older people prefer jazz, rock and pop. I'm fond of music and
like to listen to...
1. People can live without music, can't they?
2. Where can they listen to the music?
3. What is classical music?
4. What is modern music?
5. What music do you prefer?
6. What are different kinds of modern music?
7. What music do the teenagers / older people prefer?
B) Listen to some different styles of music, try to say what they are.
A game "Rumour"
The students are divided into two groups. The first players of each
group make a message — a line from a song. Then they go to their groups. At a
signal, Music the player of each group whispers the message to the next player.
This player whispers the message to the third player. So, the message is passed
from player to player until the last player gets a message.
When both groups finish passing the message, the player of each team
says the message that he heard. The messages sometimes differ very much from
the messages the players made up. The group that gets the correct message, or
more correct than the other group, wins.
Look at the following statements and decide whether you agree or disagree
1. There are few places where you can avoid hearing music.
2. Our taste in music is personal.
3. Music can affect us physically.
4. The only music which affects us positively is that which we like.
5. Music can be used to cure people in hospitals.
6. Certain types of music can be harmful.
Read the text using the following interactive reading strategy: put some
marks on the margins:
S — information you know;
contradicts your ideas;
+ — new information;
? — information you are interested.
THE POWER OF MUSIC
Nowadays it is almost impossible to escape from music. But although we
all can have music everywhere we go, very few of us have any real idea of the
effect music has on the human system. For many years it has been thought that
musical tastes are subjective — that one person will like jazz while the other
prefers classical music.
But recent research in America and Australia has shown that the appreciation
of music is not a matter of individual taste. Certain types of music have a
particular effect on us, regardless of whether we like them or not. For instance,
some music will help us feel relaxed and peaceful, whereas other types of music
may be stimulating to the brain, encouraging creativity and curiosity. Some
music promoter loving feelings while other sounds call for violence.
As a result music is being used in hospitals and doctors have found that
20 minutes of soothing music is often far mire effective than tranquilizers and
Psychologists believe that all music can be divided into three types,
and each type has different effect on the body and mind. The first is
low-energy music, the sort that makes you feel bad. Most rock music fall into
this category. In fact it has been discovered that rock music make people feel
hate instead of love. The work of some classical composers, such as Debussy,
has also been found to have a negative effect.
The next category is high-energy music. This makes you feel better and
it can help to normalize the heart rate. J. S. Bach's music has exceptionally
The third category is prayerful music. This is the most healing of all.
Much of the classical music written before 1600 falls into this category.
Music can also help us in our daily life. For example, you can prepare
yourself for important occasions such as an exam or a job interview by humming
an appropriate tune. It can also act as pain reliever when you go to the
dentist, or it can simply give expression to your mood. Listening to music
gives your brain a break and helps you through the day.
Analyze the text using the interactive reading strategy.
Work in groups
A) Shakespeare said: "Music is the food of love". Does this
statement correspond to your view about music?
B) Read the words of the song and complete the text.
The language of love
Slips from my lover's tongue
And warmer than the_(sun)
Dumb hearts get broken
Just like china cups
The language of love
Has left me_(broken) on the rocks.
But there's just one thing Just one thing But there's just one thing And
I really wanna to know.
Who's that girl
The language of love
Has_(left) me stony grey
Tongue-tied and twisted
At the price I've had to_(pay)
Your careless notions
Have silenced these_(emotions)
Look at all the foolishness Your lover's_(talk) has done.
To write a composition "My attitude to classical / modern