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Using of songs and poems at English lessons - Курсова робота


Курсова робота
Using of songs and poems at English lessons
Outline
I. Introduction
II. The main part.
1. Research in the history of the question.
2. Research of modern methodologists.
3. What music and poems to use.
4. Why to use music and poems.
III. Practical part.
IV. Handouts.
V. Conclusion.
VI. Literature.
Having got certain amount out by Ukrainian foreign methodologists we like to present our own elaborations:
For a young learners:
- While working over the theme "Months" a teacher can suggest such kind of activity: in the poem, given below the names of some month are ommited the pupils task is to guess what should be filled in stead of gaps:
Cuckoo
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
What do you do?
In… (April)
I open my bill,
In… (May)
I sing night and day;
In… (June)
I change my tune;
In… (July)
Away I fly;
In… (August)
Go I must.
For the next activity coloured chalk is necessary. On the blackboard a girl is drawn. Children give her name. And then with a help the poem and they they change coloured chalk it into a coloured and bright girl.
She wears a red hat.
She wears a white shirt
and a red school tie
She wears a grey school blazer with
The school badge on it
When it's very cold she wears red
Gloves and a red scarf.
For the kind of activity given below pupils will need colour pencils and a piece of papers. Teacher gives them a classical piece of music, or some other kind of music, but without lyrics. White listening to the music pupils have to draw what this music force them to imagine. It may be sea, sky, bird and so on. After that they have to explain what they drew and why.
As small children like to sing songs, songs for children in particular. We'd like to suggest these songs to sing during English lessons.
The first two are nursery rhymes.
JACK AND JILL
Jack and Jill Then up Jack got,
Went up the hill, And home did trot,
To fetch a pail of water; As fast as he could caper;
Jack fell down, He went to bed,
And broke his crown, To mend his head,
And Jill came tumbling after. With vinegar and brown paper.
crown - head; caper - to run and jump; tumble - to fall suddenly.
LITTLE BOY BLUE
Little Boy Blue,
Come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow,
The cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy
Who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haycock
Fast asleep.
Will you wake him?
No, not I,
For if I do,
He's sure to cry.
Next song should be used in senior classes:
BILLY BOY
Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Oh, where have you been, charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife, she's the joy of my life,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
Did she ask you to come in, Billy Boy,
Billy Boy, Did she ask you to come in, charming
Billy? Yes, she asked me to come in, there's a dimple in her chin,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Can she bake a cherry pie, charming Billy?
She can bake a cherry pie, quick as you can wink an eye,
She a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
Can she make a feather bed, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Can she make a feather bed, charming Billy?
She can make a feather bed, while a-standing on her head,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
How tall is she, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
How tall is she, charming Billy?
She is tall as any pine, and as straight as a pumpkin vine,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
How old is she, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
The song "You are my sunshine" can be used when St.Valentine's Day is celebrated:
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
This song can be used in senior classes. If someone in the class can play the guitar it'll be perfect to sing it to the guitar.
Before giving any song teacher must give unknown words to children. The post-listening task is to discuss the message of the song.
The next poem "Winter" can be used, of course, in winter. Teacher's task is to make hand-made snow-flakes and to choose one pupil who will be misses winter. Everyone must learn the poem by heart to for the lesson then they close their eyes and recite the poem all together. During this time "misses Winter" walks between the desks and give everybody a paper snow-flake - a present from her.
WINTER
This magic all around me
Is slowly waltzing here
And everything that I can see.
Is white and light, and fair…
I ask myself so often why
Is Winter doing so
And in the end she says good bye
And makes the beauty gone.
For advanced learners:
This task a teacher can use in 10-th or 11-th grades. Pupils must find and translate into English information about the group from Finland "The Rasmus". They will present their pieces of information and then they will listen to the song "Sail away". The copies of the lyrics are given to them. After listening their task will be to copy aout all sentences that are used in the Past Tenses.
Then the pupils will listen to it again and when they hear Past Tenses forms they have to class in their hands:
"THE RASMUS"
"SAIL AWAY"
Once upon a time we had a lot to fight for
We had a dream, we had a plan
Sparlks in the air spread a lot of envie
Didnt have to care once upon a time
Chorus 1: Remember when I swore
That love was never ending
That you and I would never die
Remember when I swore
We had it all
We had it all
Chorus 2:
Sail away, it's time to leave
Rainy days, are yours to keep
Fade away, the night is calling my name
You will stay, I'll sail away
Once upon a time we used to burn candles
We had a place to call a home
We dream that we lived
We spend it undefine
Everyday was like a gift
Once upon a time
Chorus 1.
Chorus 2.
No reason to lie
No need to pretend
How greatfull to die
To live once again
Im fearless to fly
And reach for the end
And reach for the end
ohhohhhohhhohhh...
Sail away
Chorus 2.
Sail away
The night is calling my name
Sail away
The next task should be given in advance like a self-study work. Pupils get a poem by Emily Dickinson from their teacher. They have to translate it in Ukrainian truing to observe rhymes:
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life from eaching,
or cool one pain,
or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
Ishall not live in vain.
Very often songs include slang, contacted forms. Words of colloquial speech. In this case we scypest teachers should use a song "Feel" by Robbi Williams for pupils to get acquainted with informal language.
FEEL
Come and hold my hand,
I wanna contact the living,
Not sure I understand
This rope I've been given.
I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans,
My head speaks a language
I don't understand.
I just wanna feel
Real love fill the home that I live in,
'Cos I got too much life
Running thru my veins.
Going to waste
I don't wanna die,
But I ain't keen on living either,
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her.
Scare myself to death,
That's why I keep on running
Before I roll my eyes
I can see myself coming,
I just
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