a. How many Formula 1 world championships ___________?
b. Which US president ____ the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002?
c. Who _____ the film Reservoir Dogs? (direct)
d. When ______ president of South Africa? (Nelson Mandela/become)
e. Who ____wrote The Lord of the Rings? (write)
1Answer the following questions:
a.Who is Martin?
b.Why is it a good idea for people to learn to sing?
c.What time does Gemma’s course start?
d.How do students learn to sing?
eWas Gemma happy with her progress?
2 Mark the sentences True(T) or False(F)?
a. Singing is good for your health.
b.People who sing are fatter than people who don’t
c.To singing well you need to learn to breath correctly
d.Not everybody can learn to sing
e.You need to know how to read music to be able to sing well
Listen and choose the right answer
a.When you are learning to sing you need to ______ correctly.
a)stand b)dress c)eat
b. singing well is 95%_______
a)repeating b)listening c)breathing
c.Gemma’s course lasted _______ .
a)one day b) one week c) one month
d.Gemma has always ________
a)been good at singing b)been in choir c)liked singing
e.In the morning the students learn to _______.
a)breathe and sing b)listen and breathe c)listen and sing
Read the text and translate the first two paragraphs
Music in our life
It is difficult to live without music. We hear music everywhere: in the street, at home, over the radio and on TV, in shops, in parks, in concert halls, at the seaside and sometimes even in the forest. There are a lot of different kinds of music. For example, jazz, rock, dance, classical, heavy metal, opera and etc. Some of them appeared long ago, and some are modern. For example, folk music appeared long ago, but it is still alive.
Some people are fond of classical music but young people prefer modern music. If you want to listen to modern music you can go to music halls and concerts of popular groups and singers. My friends and I buy tickets beforehand and often take flowers for our favourite singers. Both classical and modern music are popular in our country It's a pity that many young people like to listen only to modern music. As for me, I also enjoy listening to classical music. I find it tuneful and appealing. Classical music is always a complex of emotions. It gives me delight, pleasure and a sense of happiness. Some pieces of classical music are really wonderful.
The music I hate is heavy metal. I find it noisy and dreadful. When I listen to this style of music it presents to my mind pictures of dark days. Though some young people are fond of this style of music, it is not to everyone's taste. To my mind, music too loud can destroy our ears. I am indifferent to other styles of music. For example, I don't mind listening to jazz. Improvisation is an important part of this style, that's why a jazz song may sound a little different each time it is played. I think that jazz is a mixture of many different kinds of music, but I consider it a bit complicated.
My mother and father approve of my tastes in music. Though they prefer to listen to classical and "bard music", they think that, on the whole, modern music is not too bad. My parents agree that each generation has its own tastes.
It goes without saying that music plays a very important role in people's lives. It reflects our moods and emotions. Music appeals to our hearts and transforms our feelings. It conquers our souls and enriches our minds. Besides, listening to music is the perfect way to spend free time and not to feel bored. You can hardly find a person who doesn't like or need music and who never sings or dances. Music is beauty in sounds; it is our magic source of inspiration.
Answer the following questions.
a. Is it difficult to live without music?
b. Do you like to listen to music?
c. Are there any music lessons at your school?
d. What do music teachers tell pupils?
e. Where do you go if you want to listen to classical music?
Complete the words
a.F______ music appeared long ago, but it is still alive.
b.The Japanese like going to k________ bars.
c.When I listen to music, I like reading the l__________.