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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Music Day is on June the 21st. It is actually known as the Fête de la Musique, because it began in France. In 1976, an American musician, Joel Cohen, suggested the idea of an all-night music celebration. He wanted the festival to take place on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. His idea was adopted in France in 1982. It quickly spread to over one hundred cities around the world. The idea behind World Music Day is to promote music. This happens in two different ways. People play their music and perform, or busk, in the streets. These buskers can be professional or amateur musicians. The second way is to hold free concerts. These are free for concert-goers and free for organizers – the artists receive no fee.

Music is defined as “the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” All music shares some common elements including pitch, rhythm and tempo. The word ‘music’ originally comes from Greek. Music is a part of all cultures. Many of us cannot live without it. We have to listen to it or produce it. We sing in the shower, download digital music from the Internet, and the lucky ones make a living from making it. Each country has its own music traditions and culture. This gives the music from each country its own unique and distinctive sound. We know instantly whether a piece of music comes from India, Africa, Australia or South America.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

It is actually known

a.

day of the year

2

the longest

b.

amateur musicians

3.

It quickly spread to

c.

goers

4.

buskers can be professional or

d.

fee

5.

These are free for concert-

e.

over one hundred cities

6.

the artists receive no

f.

as the Fête de la Musique

 

Paragraph 2

1.

combining vocal or

a.

living from making it

2

All music shares some

b.

of music comes from India

3.

Many of us cannot live

c.

sound

4.

the lucky ones make a

d.

instrumental sounds

5.

its own unique and distinctive

e.

common elements

6.

We know instantly whether a piece

f.

without it


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Music Day is on June the 21st. It ___________________ the Fête de la Musique, because it began in France. In 1976, an American musician, Joel Cohen, suggested ___________________ all-night music celebration. He wanted the festival to take place on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. His ___________________ France in 1982. It quickly spread to over one hundred cities around the world. The idea behind World Music Day ___________________. This happens ___________________. People play their music and perform, or busk, in the streets. These buskers can be professional or amateur musicians. The second ___________________ concerts. These are free for concert-goers and free for organizers – the artists receive no fee.

Music is defined as “___________________ of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” All music shares ___________________ including pitch, rhythm and tempo. The word ‘music’ originally comes from Greek. Music ___________________ cultures. Many of us cannot live without it. We have to listen to it or produce it. We sing in the shower, _______________________ from the Internet, ___________________ make a living from making it. Each country has its own music traditions and culture. This gives the music from each country ___________________ distinctive sound. We know instantly whether a piece of music comes from India, Africa, Australia or South America.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Music Day is on June the 21st. It is __________ known as the Fête de la Musique, because it began in France. In 1976, an American musician, Joel Cohen, __________ the idea of an all-night music celebration. He wanted the festival to take place on the longest day of the year, the __________ solstice. His idea was adopted in France in 1982. It quickly __________ to over one hundred cities around the world. The idea behind World Music Day is to promote music. This happens in two __________ ways. People play their music and __________, or busk, in the streets. These buskers can be professional or amateur musicians. The __________ way is to hold free concerts. These are free for concert-goers and free for organizers – the artists receive no __________.

 

 

 

different
actually
summer
second
fee
suggested
perform
spread

Music is __________ as “the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce __________ of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” All music shares some common elements including pitch, rhythm and tempo. The word ‘music’ __________ comes from Greek. Music is a __________ of all cultures. Many of us cannot live without it. We have to listen to it or produce it. We sing in the __________, download digital music from the Internet, and the lucky ones make a __________ from making it. Each country has its own music traditions and culture. This gives the music from each country its own __________ and distinctive sound. We know __________ whether a piece of music comes from India, Africa, Australia or South America.

 

 

originally
 
shower
unique
defined
instantly
part
beauty
living


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

World Music Day is on June the 21st. It is actual / actually known as the Fête de la Musique, because it began / begun in France. In 1976, an American musician, Joel Cohen, suggested the idea of an all-night music celebration. He wanted the festival to take / make place on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. His idea was adopted in France in 1982. It quick / quickly spread to over one hundred cities around the world. The idea behind World Music Day is to promote music. This happens in / on two different ways. People play their music and perform, or busk, in the streets. These buskers can be professionally / professional or amateur musicians. The second way is to hold / holding free concerts. These are free for concert-goers and free for organizers – the artists receive no fee / free.

Music is definition / defined as “the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty / beautiful of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” All music shares some common elements included / including pitch, rhythm and tempo. The word ‘music’ originally comes from Greek. Music is a part of all cultures. Many of us cannot lively / live without it. We have to listen to it or produce it. We sing in the shower, download digital music from the Internet, and the lucky / luckless ones make a living from making it. Each country has its own music traditions / traditionally and culture. This gives / makes the music from each country its own unique and distinctive sound. We know instantly whether / weather a piece of music comes from India, Africa, Australia or South America.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Music Day is on June the 21st. It is (1) ____ known as the Fête de la Musique, because it (2) ____ in France. In 1976, an American musician, Joel Cohen, suggested the idea of an all-night music celebration. He wanted the festival to (3) ____ place on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. His idea was adopted in France in 1982. It quickly (4) ____ to over one hundred cities around the world. The idea behind World Music Day is to promote music. This happens in two different ways. People play their music and perform, or busk, in the streets. These buskers (5) ____ be professional or amateur musicians. The second way is to hold free concerts. These are free for concert-goers and free for organizers – the (6) ____ receive no fee.

Music is defined as “the art or science of (7) ____ vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of (8) ____.” All music shares some common elements including pitch, rhythm and tempo. The word ‘music’ (9) ____ comes from Greek. Music is a part of all cultures. Many of us cannot live without it. We have to listen to it or (10) ____ it. We sing in the shower, download digital music from the Internet, and the lucky ones make a living from making it. Each country has its own music (11) ____ and culture. This gives the music from each country its own unique and distinctive sound. We know (12) ____ whether a piece of music comes from India, Africa, Australia or South America.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

actual

(b)

actuality

(c)

actually

(d)

actualize

2.

(a)

began

(b)

beginning

(c)

beginnings

(d)

begins

3.

(a)

make

(b)

take

(c)

have

(d)

give

4.

(a)

speared

(b)

spared

(c)

sparred

(d)

spread

5.

(a)

can

(b)

need

(c)

ought

(d)

have

6.

(a)

artist

(b)

artistry

(c)

arty

(d)

artists

7.

(a)

combination

(b)

combining

(c)

combines

(d)

combined

8.

(a)

emotion

(b)

emotional

(c)

emotionally

(d)

emotive

9.

(a)

origin

(b)

origins

(c)

originally

(d)

original

10.

(a)

production

(b)

produced

(c)

producer

(d)

produce

11.

(a)

tradition

(b)

traditions

(c)

traditionally

(d)

traditional

12.

(a)

instant

(b)

instants

(c)

instantly

(d)

instance


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

an all-night music enrtoilceba

3.

His idea was dedotpa in France

4.

their music and orpefrm

5.

hold free ecntoscr

6.

the artists veeiecr no fee

 

Paragraph 2

7.

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8.

pitch, myrhht and tempo

9.

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10.

We sing in the horwse

11.

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12.

We know tasniynlt


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

for concert-goers and free for organizers – the artists receive no fee.

(    )

tempo. The word ‘music’ originally comes from Greek. Music is a part of all cultures. Many of us cannot live

(    )

of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” All music shares some common elements including pitch, rhythm and

(    )

and culture. This gives the music from each country its own unique and distinctive sound. We know instantly

1  )

World Music Day is on June the 21st. It is actually known as the Fête de la Musique, because it began in

(    )

buskers can be professional or amateur musicians. The second way is to hold free concerts. These are free

(    )

festival to take place on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. His idea was adopted in France in

(    )

Music is defined as “the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty

(    )

1982. It quickly spread to over one hundred cities around the world. The idea behind World Music Day is to promote

(    )

music. This happens in two different ways. People play their music and perform, or busk, in the streets. These

(    )

Internet, and the lucky ones make a living from making it. Each country has its own music traditions

(    )

whether a piece of music comes from India, Africa, Australia or South America.

(    )

without it. We have to listen to it or produce it. We sing in the shower, download digital music from the

(    )

France. In 1976, an American musician, Joel Cohen, suggested the idea of an all-night music celebration. He wanted the


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

21st    the    June    on    is    Day    Music    World

2.

day    place    of    on    the    the    year    longest    Take

3.

behind    Day    promote    idea    Music    to    The    World   is    music

4.

can    professional    amateur    Buskers    be    or    musicians

5.

free    for    concert-goers    and    free    for   organizers    These    are

6.

elements    common    some    shares    music    All

7.

without    Many    us    live    it    of    cannot

8.

making    make    it    a    The    living    lucky    from    ones

9.

its    culture    own    Each    music    country    traditions    has    and

10.

a    Whether    India    from    comes    music    of    piece


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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THE WORLD MUSIC DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Music Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about World Music Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about World Music Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Music Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about World Music Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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