Theme: “Music keeps me happy”

Theme: “Music keeps me happy”

Form: 9

The aims:

Educational aim:   To enrich pupil’s knowledge concerning the theme

Developing aim:    To develop pupils abilities in speech.

Up-bringing aim:  To bring up the feeling of love to music.

Teaching methods: Question-answer, project work.

The visual aids: computers, screen, presentation.

The procedure of the lesson:

  1. Organization moment:

-Good morning dear students and  dear  quests!

-Good morning teacher!

-How are you?

-We are well; we wish the same to you!

Report of the pupil on the duty.

  1. Checking up the homework.

-Your home task was Ex.12 p.50  Past Perfect  Passive.

— Project work. At home you had to prepare some information about your favourite music, didn`t you?

 III. Warming up:

  1. Today we are having an unusual lesson because the students have prepared some projects and we are going to listen to them. But first of all I want you to guess one word. Look at the blackboard. You can see a list of words. There is one missing letter in each word. Please write down each missing letter.






(оқушылар бір-бірлеп  әріптерді  жазып  шығып, сөзді  оқиды.)

So, you see the word MUSIC, and our topic is “Music  keeps  me  happy”. Today we shall speak about different styles in music. On the blackboard you can see a charming quotation:

P1.   “If music be the food of love, play on”    William Shakespeare

“Music is the universal language of the world” H.Longfellow.

Musical questions:

  1. But what role does music play in your life?

P2. Music helps us to live and learn.

  1. What does music reflect?

P3. It reflects our mood, our state of soul, our style of life.

  1. Where can we hear music?

P4. We can hear music everywhere: in concert halls, shops, on TV, over the radio, in the parks, at homes, in transport and even in the street.

  1. What do you think about when you listen to music?

P5. When I listen to music I forget about everything.

P6. When I listen to music I want to sing and dance.

P7. When I listen to music it makes me think of happy and dark days.

P8. When I listen to music I dream about my future life.

P9. When I listen to music I see green forests, high mountains, deep sees and rivers.


  1. And I fully agree with you. When I listen to music I can think about nothing but music. As far as you know music may be different. I see you like music and now it is high time to listen to your projects. Be very attentive because you will have a small test.

(әр  топ  өздерінің  музыка  туралы  жобаларымен  таныстырады)

Group 1.   Music  around us.

P1.  Our  group is named “Music  around  us”  We want to tell you about classical music. As for me I have found classical music the closest to my soul. Most of the people of my age would think I’m a bit mad to love Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven in place of Eminem or Taty. But I find classical music relaxing. This music has been living for centuries. It is heard in every corner of our land. Some people simply don’t understand classical music, but it has a deep intellectual appeal and it creates a special  spiritual world for the listener that enriches his inner life and makes him happy.

Later a lot of composes appeared in different countries in different times: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner. On each desk there is a text about one or another composer. You have a little time to choose only main information about him.

P2.Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and organist. He was born in March, 21st in 1685 in Eyzanh. Bach’s parents died when he was young and Johann moved to Ordurf to his elder brother Cristoph.  At 17 he played violin and sang in choir. Bach was invited to Weimar to work as a musician at a court. Bach’s creative legacy is enormously. He created works in all known genres at that time, except opera. J.S. Bach became an author of 265 cantatas. Bach died in July in 1750 in Leipzig.

P3.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the greatest in the world. Schubert said: “His magic music lights the darkness of our lives”. He composed 626 pieces: 24 operas, 49 symphonies, over 40 concertos, 26 string quartets. His most famous operas are “Magic Flute” and “Wedding of Figaro”.  Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756 and started his career at a young age. His father taught him how to play the instruments at age of three. Two years later, he gave his son a small violin and Wolfgang toured Europe.   In 1791 Mozart died and was buried in a ditch in the cemetery of St. Mark in Vienna.

P4.Beethoven was born in Germany. Beethoven’s first music teacher was his farther, who beat him and unsuccessfully attempted to exhibit him as a child prodigy like Mozart. However, others soon noticed Beethoven’s talent. Beethoven’s mother died when he was 17, and for several years he was responsible for raising his two younger brothers. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792, where he intended to study with Joseph Haydn. Beethoven quickly established a reputation as a piano virtuoso, and more slowly, as a composer.

P1. When I listen to the light classical music as to “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky, I enjoy this wonderful music. It helps me feel much better. Of course, it’s difficult to find the way into serious classical music. I think, we must be taught not only to listen but to understand, which is more important. I like to play classical music. This music makes me feel like dreaming. And now I want you to listen to a peace of classical music.       ( a piece of music)

Group 2 Music in our life

Р1.  People cannot live without music. They listen to music, dance to music or learn to play musical instruments. There is music everywhere at home, in a concert hall, in the park, in the seaside, the forest and even in the street.  Music is not only a combination of pleasant sounds. It is an art which reflects people’s ideas and emotions. In our world, filled with conflicts, tragedies, joys and hopes, music strives to speak to people of what is most important, urgent and poignant.  Music in the lives of different people is different: some compose music, others play music and others only listen to it. People like different kinds of music. You mаy prefer pop or rock music, classical or jazz, but you certainly cannot think of a day without music.

P2.  My favourite group is Abba. It was formed in 1973 in Sweden. Abba’s cheerful tunes made them international pop stars and one of the most successful groups of the seventies. Their most famous songs («Waterloo», «Money, Money, Money», «Knowing Me, Knowing You», etc.) often topped European charts. Though the group doesn’t exist any more, it is still popular with people of all ages. I can’t but admire their style of singing. I find it fascinating and overwhelming. When I have free time I listen to their records.

P3.The King of pop music. NAME: Michael Jackson  OCCUPATION: Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer  BIRTH DATE: August 29, 1958 DEATH DATE: June 25, 2009  PLACE OF BIRTH:  Gary, Indiana  PLACE OF DEATH:  Los Angeles, California  Nickname:  «King of Pop»  AKA:  Michael Jackson   Full Name:  Michael Joseph Jackson

P4.“Tokio Hotel” was founded in 2003. The first album was named “Shrei”, the second “Zimmer 483”. Their last album “Scream” is very popular nowadays. It is the English version of the songs from “Shrei” and “Zimmer 483”. There are four boys in this group. The band is shooting the video for their next single «Spring Nicht» (“Don’t Jump”).

P2.In Great Britain there are no  a lot of great names of famous classical composers. Mostly they are from  Italy, Germany, Russia, Austria, Norway…But in Britain a lot of modern popular composers appeared in 60-s, 70-s, 80-s…                    “ The Beatles” is the most famous group in England. It was organized in Liverpool in 1956.

P1. 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. And now let’s listen to rock music. (a piece of music)

Group 3.  Music  in Kazakhstan.

P1. We are going to tell you about  music  in Kazakhstan. This music lives on for centuries. Every nation has its own national music and dance ensembles and choirs. The British are very fond of their folk music. They held special Folk Festivals, where the young can learn about their national culture and folk music. We are proud of our folk music.

P2.Traditional Kazakh music includes ensembles using instruments like the kobyz (qobuz) or dombra, as well as kyl-kobyz, sherter, sybyzgy, saszyrnay and shankobyz; the most common instrumental traditions are called kobizovaia, sibiz-govaia, and dombrovaia. Many songs are connected to ancient mythology and folk religious beliefs (kui), while others were composed after the rise of authored works (kuishi) by early songwriters (jiray) like Mahmud Kashgari, Kaztygana, Dospanbeta, Shalkiiza and Aktamberdi. The kuishi tradition is said to have peaked in the 19th century, when composers like Kurmangazy, Madi Baliuly and Birjan and singers like Ahan were active. In the 20th century, the first major star was the singer Mayra Shamsutdinova.

P3.As famous poet Kadir Mirzaliev said “real Kazakh is not Kazakh, real Kazakh is dombra!”. Kazakh people still respect and play this instrument. In any Kazakh home you will find at least one dombra player.

P4.The folk instrument orchestra was named after Kurmangazy, a famous composer and dombra player from the 19th century. Other Kazakh composers include Tattimbet, Sougur, Almaz Serkebayev, Tles Kazhgaliev, Makhambet and Bayserke.

Janiya Aubakirova is an internationally renowned solo pianist. Since 1997 she has been the Rector of Kazakh National Conservatory after Kurmangazy. Under her guidance the conservatory became not only the leading musical university of the country, but the cultural and educational music center of the Republic. Among the results of her work are the International Program ‘Voskhodyaschiye zvezdy’ (‘Rising stars’, since 2001) and various other piano competitions and music festivals. In 1998 she founded the music agency ‘Classica’ which organized concerts in more than 18 countries all over the world and recorded over 30 CDs. P3. I love pop music. The dictionary defines pop music as “modern popular music of a simple kind with a strong beat and not usually of lasting interest, liked especially by younger people”. I think it is not difficult for understanding. It’s unusual and exciting and it’s the way of sharing all our hopes and fears. I like to know more and more about popular talented groups and singers I like.

P1.  I know that there are some groups now. The members of these groups sing Kazakh  folk songs. They restore old folk songs. I like to listen to these songs because it is interesting to learn about the past.  Now I want you to listen to a peace of folk music. (a piece of music)


  1. Thank you very much for your interesting information. As you know music may be different. Listen to some brief information and try to guess what type of music it is. Music

Symphony 1

Folk  4

Pop   7

Rock 3

Jazz   6

Rap   5

Opera 2

  1. 1. Some people say it is difficult to understand this music. But try to listen to it. It is played by big orchestras. If you listen to this music often enough and attentively, you will enjoy Mozart and Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.
  2. One can hear this music at theatres, on TV and over the radio. This music was composed by such great composers as Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Schostakovich. Performers usually sing or dance to this music.
  3. This music is popular mostly with young people. It is performed by modern electronic instruments. There are hard and heavy-metal styles.
  4. This music lives for centuries. Every nation has its own national music and dance ensembles.
  5. It is a musical style where the singer speaks or shouts the words.
  6. It is an American style of music. It was created by black Americans. The constant elements are improvisation.
  7. You can hear this music every day and everywhere. There are a lot of musical groups who perform this kind of music.



Ex 6 p52. Write sentences that show different opinions about music.

Teenagers say:It`s cool to listen to music all the time. Pop music keeps them happy! They buy an album or cassette once a week. They love music.

Their parents say: We are worried about their health.  They never read, only listen to music. They have not friends.They do not do anything else.

T: What does music give people?

Music gives joy, health, money, help, good mood, rest of minds, happiness, relaxation, optimism, friends.

Try to find the hidden word in lines.

NCNVXNBMSONGRWRY — / a piece of music with words.

SGFSINGERKBBNM — / someone who sings: pop, opera, folk songs/

FDFSFAVOURITEHTR — / describes something or someone you like more than others/

FDURFAMOUSLKJP — /known about by many people and many places/

POPULARNCNBMV — /liked by a  lot of people, enjoyed by many people/


  1. You know that English is an international language of business and communication. A lot of people speak English. I want to say that songs can be an effective tool in language teaching and learning. Songs are a powerful medium for acquiring new knowledge. Once Milli Yrenough said: “Learn English through songs”.

Assessment  of Students:

  1. So my dear friends, today you have had a good opportunity to express your attitude to music. You were creative at the lesson. I liked your music projects and I am going to put you good and excellent marks. You really did your best and I am extremely pleased to have such good pupils. Maybe you have some questions. We can speak and tell much else but it is time to finish. And your task for the next lesson is to write a small composition: Music makes me happy. Our lesson is over. Good luck! And good-bye!


«Ағылшын  тілі  9 сынып», Т. Аяпова, З. Әбілдаева, Ж. Тұтбаева «Мектеп» баспасы, 2013 ж.

«200 английских тем», В. Бойко, Ростов-на-Дону, издательство «Баропресс», 2001 г.

Журнал «Английский язык и литература»,  2006 г.

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