Reading class - Receptive skills
To provide gist and detailed reading practice and activities in the context of classical music and biography of the famous pianist Joao Carlos Martins
To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of classical music and perfomances of the famous musician Joao Carlos Martins
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
To listen to a small part of Joao Carlos Martins' performance while waiting for all the students to join the class To ask the students questions related to the topic "Music" such as: What kind of music do you like? What is your favorite musical genre? How many musical genres do you know? etc.
to explain 4 verbs from the text and to give some examples 1. To stop V-ing (something) But when he was in his late twenties, he had to stop playing the piano after he broke his arm very badly while playing soccer. 2. To give up He performed in concerts for another seven years, but then he had to give up because of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). But Martins didn't want to give up. 3. Can’t stand V-ing 4. To go back to However, Martins couldn't stand being a politician so, once again, he went back to the piano.
to ask the students to look through the first task and to read the text for gist. After gist reading the text to match the paragraphes to the statements Paragraph 1 Joao Carlos Martins’ childhood and youth Paragraph 2 From being a manager to becoming a politician Paragraph 3 Despite all the difficulties, he continued his musical career Paragraph 4 A well-known artist Joao Carlos Martins
after gist reading the text to match the paragraphes to the statements, then in breakout rooms to discuss the answers with the partner(s). After completing and checking the task to nominate 4 students to tell the answers in the group.
To read the text again and to write if the statement is true or false, if it is false to make it correct. Then in breakout rooms to discuss the answers with the partner(s). After completing and checking the task to nominate 5 students to tell the answers in group. 1. Joao Carlos Martins’ success lies through a thorny path. 2. He learned to play the piano when he was a teenager. 3. Joao Carlos Martins broke his arm twice. 4. He didn’t like to be a politician. 5. Joao Carlos Martins is still performing concerts as a conductor.
To tell the peers about your favorite musician. It can be a Mexican musician or a musical band of any other country. To ask the students to try to make the peers believe that this is the best musician in the world so after the class we will find and turn on this musician’s songs.