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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I really wish I could play a musical instrument. I can’t. I had a few music lessons when I was a kid, but I didn’t keep them up. I really regret that now. I get quite jealous of people who can play a musical instrument. It’s a wonderful ability. I hope they know how lucky they are to be able to play an instrument. Of all the musical instruments, I’d like to play the piano. I think this is the king of musical instruments. It sounds so beautiful. Pianos also look beautiful. I imagine it’s very relaxing playing it. Another instrument I’d like to play is the guitar. I still want to be a rock star, although I’m a bit old now. I suppose it’s never too old though to learn to play something. I haven’t given up hope.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I really ________________ a musical instrument. I can’t. I had a few music lessons ________________, but I didn’t keep them up. I really ________________. I get quite jealous of people who can play a musical instrument. It’s a wonderful ability. I hope they know how lucky they ________________ to play an instrument. Of all the musical instruments, I’d like to play the piano. I think this ________________ musical instruments. It sounds so beautiful. Pianos also look beautiful. I ________________ relaxing playing it. Another instrument I’d like to play is the guitar. I still want to be a rock star, although ________________ now. I suppose it’s never too old though to learn to play something. I haven’t ________________.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

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

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  STUDENT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about musical instruments in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  WRITING

Write about musical instruments 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 INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about musical instruments. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about musical instruments. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS POSTER Make a poster about musical instruments. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on musical instruments. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on musical instruments. Share your findings with the class.

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