Task 1.Read what Ha Anh says about music.
“Yes, I love pop music. It keeps me happy. I really like the Backstreet Boys – they are easy to listen to. Their songs cheer me up whenever I feel bad. I listen to them all the time. I’ve got a Walkman so I can listen to music when I’m out. At home I always have the radio on and I watch pop programmesonTV.”
Work in pairs.Answer the questions.
What kinds of music does Ha Anh like?
Why does she listen to it?
What is her favorite band?
When does she listen to music?
Task 2. Work in groups.Ask your partners questions to get information to complete the table below.
What kind of music do you like?
Can you tell me the reasons why you like this kind of music?
Who is your favourite band?/ musician?/ singer?
What is your favourite song?/ piece of song?
When do you listen to music?
1. Kinds of music: classical music, blues, jazz, country, rock, rock ’n ’roll, rap, hip hop, gospel, folk music
2. Reasons for listening to music: rousing, lyrical, serene and peaceful, pleasant, help people forget troubles, make people excited, make people feel relaxed
3. Bands:Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Boyzone, Wonder Girls, Spice Girls, The Men, Super Junior, etc.
4. Musicians/ Singers:Michael Jackson, Britney Spear, Lady Gaga, Shane Ward, Cam Ly, Dan Truong, etc.
Task 3.Now report what you have found out about your partners.
Writing a profile/ a life story
Task 1.Work in pairs. Use the prompts below to make up complete sentences about Scott Joplin, a famous American musician.
Ex: Scott/ born/ Texas/ 1886/, / poor/ but musical black family.
à Scott was born in Texas in 1886, into a poor but musical black family.
Task 2.Write about the life of Van Cao, using the prompts below.