• to improve students' skills for pronunciation, reading, hstening and
• to present and practise the use of Time Clauses
• to role-play the situation
• to practise giving personal reaction and opinion
Have you ever watched a concert "live", on TV or on video?
Tell the class about it using the key words to help you.
Introducing the Topic
1. Copy the table and put these words in the correct column according to
their stress pattern.
successful saxophone trumpet keyboard extremely classical completely
instrument reggae musician popular piano musical gospel
2. Listen, check your answers and repeat the words.
One: successful, extremely, musician, completely, piano Two: saxophone,
classical, instrument, popular, musical Three: trumpet, keyboard, reggae,
3. Listen to the first sound of these words Group 1: /w/would
Group 2: /k/could Group 3: /g/good
Listen to five sentences which start with these words. Which sentences
1. Could you tell me the answer. (Correct)
2. Good you like a drink? (Incorrect)
3. Could you like to go the cinema? (Incorrect)
4. Could you open the window? (Correct)
5. Would you like to go out? (Correct)
Listen to five more sentences and repeat them.
1. Would you like to go the concert?
2. Could you get the tickets?
3. Could you lend me that new Benefits tape?
4. Would you like a chocolate?
5. Could you tell me the time?
the music, the singing the guitar solo, the drums the lighting, the
special effects the stage design the sound
the songs, the words
exciting, fantastic, poor, quite good, really good
Circle the odd one out.
1. drums, keyboard,
album, guitar (album — not an instrument)
classical, blues, solo (solo — not a style of music)
success, poor, traditional (success — not adjectives)
4. I can't stand
it, I hate it, It's horrible, It's terrific (It's terrific — others have
rarely, often, sometimes (brilliantly — not adverb of frequency)
A) Read the concert review and match the four paragraphs with the titles
a) the end of the concert
b) the audience reaction
c) the songs played
d) the start of the concert
ALANIS HYPNOTISES CROWD
1. Last Thursday
night, hundreds of fans went to the Corn Exchange in Cambridge to see Canadian
singer Alanis Morissette. There was not an empty seat anywhere in the
auditorium, although it was an incredibly cold night. " Sure is cold
outside, but I hope we warm it up in here for you", Morissette said to the
crowd before she started to play.
2. Morissette used
a lot of material from the first album Conflict. She also played a few songs
from her new album, such as "Everything But...", which tells the
story of someone looking for love in the wrong places. Morissette's singing was
full of feeling; some songs with anger and some with love.
3. Although the
auditorium was cold and the sound was sometimes poor, the audience really loved
the concert. Morissette hypnotized everybody with her performance. Many people
in the crowd were obviously real fans and they knew the words and they sang
along to nearly every song.
4. At the end of
the concert, Morissette showed that she was a true performer, with a brilliant
version of "Heartache". She finished with her latest single
"Ironic" — a song about being a star. While I watched and listened, I
knew that I was seeing the performance of a real star.
B) Read the interview again and answer the questions.
1. Did the reviewer
like the concert? Why or why not?
2. How did the
audience react to the singer?
3. What things
about the concert were not very good?
4. From which album
were most of the songs?
5. What feelings
did she show in her songs?
C) Find the words in the text with the following meanings"
1. The people who
watch a concert (three different meanings) (crowd, audience, fans).
2. Records or compact discs (two different words) (album, single).
3. The place where you watch a concert (auditorium).
Presentation. Time Clauses
A) Listen to the telephone conversation. Who decided to pick up the
concert tickets, Sue or Ricky?
Ricky. Hi, it's me. Are we still going to the concert on Sunday? Sue.
Ri c ky. I'll pick up the tickets at lunchtime tomorrow No... I can't.
I've got choir practice. I know. I'll go and pick them up as soon as school
Sue. You can't tomorrow. It's early closing. The ticket office close
Ricky. You're right. Maybe my mum can get them. She works near the ticket
office. I'll ask her when she gets back tonight.
Sue. I've got a better idea, Ricky. I'll go and get them now, before I
do to the dentist...
Ricky. Oh, all right ...but I said...
S u e. I have to rush, otherwise I won't have time. Bye!
B) Who said these things, Ricky or Sue?
1. I'll pick up the tickets at lunchtime tomorrow. (R)
2. I know. I'll go and pick them up as soon as school finishes. (R)
3. I'll ask her when she gets back tonight. (R)
4. I'll go and get them now, before I do to the dentist... (S)
C) Complete the rules.
When we express a sudden / spontaneous decision, we use_+_.
When we talk about the future, we use the Present Simple Tense after the
We use the Present Simple (not will!!!) after when, as soon as, after,
D) Which is correct reply, a or b?
1. Have you got any plans for Saturday?
a) I'll visit my granny.
b) I'm going to visit my granny.
2. These bags are so heavy!
a) I'll help you.
b) I'm going to help you.
3. Can you tell me where the post office is?
a) I'm going to show you the way.
b) I'll show you the way.
E) What decision will you take in each situation?
1. Your sister is worrying about
a maths test tomorrow.
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2. You are hungry
and see a caf on the other side of the street.
3. You are passing
a flower stand when you remember that's it's your friend's birthday today.
4. You are reading
a TV programme guide. There's a concert with your favourite singer tonight.
5. The telephone
6. There' s a knock
at the door.
F) Finish the sentences.
1. We'll make tea
2. I'll go home as
3. I'll tell you
4. We'll have a
5. They'll help us
as soon as_.
G) Make up a chain of sentences using the cues below. Use as soon as or
when in every sentence.
Example: When I finish college, I'll find a job.
1. finish college
2. find a job
3. rent a flat
4. get married
5. find a better
6. get a promotion
7. earn a lot of
8. save it.
Now make your own chain.
A) Listening Strategies: Matching people and opinions
• Underline the
'topic' word in each opinion and important opinion words (usually adjectives)
• Decide if the
opinions are positive or negative.
• As you Usten,
identify the 'topic' words and write down any opinion words you hear.
• Decide if the
opinion words are synonyms or opposites of the words you underlined.
• Pay attention to
the intonation used when agreeing and disagreeing.
B) The task: You will hear two people talking about music. Use the
Listening Strategies to decide who has these opinions — man, woman or both.
1. David Gray's a wonderful singer. (W)
2. David Gray's music is rather superficial. (M)
3. Rap music is boring and the lyrics are disgusting. (W)
4. Rap is strong stuff. (M)
5. Techno music is quite good. (B)
6. Some of the new rock bands are not bad. (2?)
7. Beck puts on a great performance. (M)
8. Some of the old rock bands are not bad at all. (B)
9. Jhni Hendrix was a fantastic guitarist. (M)
10. The Stones were better than the Beatles. (W)
Do you agree or disagree with any of the opinions above?
Female. Hey, have you heard the latest album by David Gray? I think it's
really great, don't you? It's got great lyrics and some of the tunes are really
Male. Mm. Personally, I'm not keen on that sort of music. You know, it's
not really my thing. Don't you think it's a bit sentimental? It's like an old
version of those awful boy bands.
Female. Oh, I don't think that's fair! He's a serious singer-songwriter.
Just 'cos you like all that rap.
Male. Mmm, I do.
Female. Well, if you ask me, rap's horrible. I mean the lyrics are
disgusting. I think they are all violent. And to be honest, the music's just
boring. It's nearly always the same, isn't it?
Male. That's not the point. It's powerful. Do you like techno music?
Female. Mm, I don't mind techno. I think it's quite good to dance to.
Male. Me too. I like the faster stuff.
F e m a 1 e. So do I. And I like a lot of rock. Some of the new bands
Male. That's true. That guy Beck's pretty hot. Do you think he's good?
Female. Yeah, I'm not sure. I've only heard him a couple of times. Personally,
I still like some of those old bands like Gun's Roses and even those from
Male. Mm. Yeah, what about Jimi Hendrix, for example? He's my hero. And
he's inspired loads of modern guitarists.
Female. Mm. He's not that good. But don't you like the Stones? I know
they are ancient but...
Male. I have to admit some of their music is good. But wouldn't you
agree that the Beatles were better?
Female. No, I wouldn't.
Make up 8 sentences with Time Clauses.