What kind of music do you know?
Choral(合 Country music(乡村音乐)
Orchestra Classical music
Rock ’n’ roll
Rap Rock ‘n’ roll Jazz Orchestra
I like Chinese because I think
Chinese music is easy to
understand. It is our culture.
I like classical music because it is
serious and make people inspired.
It can last long.
Are you familiar
The Beatles (甲壳虫乐队)
Do you know anything about
It is a band with 4-person that was very
popular in the 1960s in America and as well as
a TV show of the same name and it based on
“The Beatles”. The band used instruments
rarely seen on TV at that time. Now it is still
popular in the world today.
1.dream of 7.pay in cash
2.to be honest 8.play jokes on
3.attach… to 9..rely on
4.form a band 10.get/be familiar with
5.start as/begin as 11.produce their own
6.earn some extra records
money 12.break up
Main idea of the text
How do people form a______?
and how did the __________
form and become a real band?
Match main ideas with paragraphs
How the Monkees formed
Para 2: Dreaming of being famous.
Para 3: How the Monkees became
popular and developed as
Para 4: a real band?
The common way that
True or false questions
(1) The band began as a TV show. T
(2) The TV organizers had looked for five
musicians who were lovely and who could
make good music. F
(3) Each week the group that was called
“The Monkees” would play a song or two
written by themselves.
other musicians F
(4) The band broke up in 1970, but reunited
in the mid-1980s. T
(5) In 1996, they produced a new record to
celebrate their time as band. T
Choose the best answer.
1. What does the title of the passage mean?
A.The band wasn’t a famous one. B
B.The band was formed in a different way.
C.The band didn’t play their own music.
D.The band wasn’t supported buy his fans.
2. How many musicians were there
when the band was formed at
the beginning? D
A. Four B. Three C. Two D. One
3. When did the Monkees break up
and when did it reunite? C
A. 1970; 1996 B. 1970; 1990
C. 1970; the mid-1980s
D. 1968; 1986
4. Which of the following is not correct
about “The Monkees”? B
A. At first, The Monkees copied the style
of The Beatles.
B.They were not so popular as The Beatles.
C.Their performances were really popular
and attractive because of their jokes.
D.They were copied by other groups and
supported by their fans.
How do people form a band ? (Para.2)
Step 1 to practise music at home
Step 2 ____________________
to play in the street or subway
Step 3 to give performances
in pubs or clubs
Step 4 in a studio
to make records _________
How the Monkees formed the band? (Para. 3)
Beginning TV organizers
a TV show
play jokes on as well as play _____
(based loosely on the “ ______ ”)
How the Monkees became popular and
developed as a real band? (Para. 4)
Which group can put ♫
♫ the steps in the right
order in the
1.Broke up, then reunited
2.Produced their own records
3.Produced a new record
4.Relied on other musicians
5.Sang their own songs
6.Sang songs by others order
7.Pretended to sing
4. Relied on other musicians
band 7. Pretended to sing
wasn’t 5. Sang songs by others
6. Sang their own songs
band 2. Produced their own records
is 1. Broke up, then reunited
3. Produced a new record
• The article is 1________(main) about the
band---2______ Monkees. It 3 ___________
the is believed
(believe) that many people want to be famous
singers or musicians, 4______ they form a
band through different 5______ (way).
However, there is a band6 ______ is different
from others. At first, they sang the songs
7__________ (write) by other musicians.
Later, they played and sang8 ________ (they)
own songs. After 9__________ (reunite) in
the 1980s, they made 10_____ new record in
Now ,it’s time for you to form your own
band …(four students a group)
1.The band’s name?
2.What kind of music you will choose?
3.Who is the lead singer?
4.Who will play which instrument?
(guitar, drum, piano, violin, saxophone…)
5.Where to play?
• Write a passage to
introduce your own band