Period 2 (2a-2e)
Have you heard of country music? Are you interested in country music?
2a Discuss the questions with a partner.
1. Do you have a favorite singer or band? 2. Do you have a favorite song? 3. What facts do you know about your favorite singer, band or song?
1. Read the passage and make notes or underline the main idea
of the text.
2. After reading, write a short
summary in your own words.
Country Music Fact Sheet
Where it is from:_________________ the southern states of America What kind of music it is:________ traditional A famous country music place in Nashville： ____________ Tennessee Garth Brooks A famous country music singer:_________ The number of records he has sold: _____________ more than 120 million
the main ideas. Then use the underlined text to write short answers to the questions below. Second paragraph Who is country music? First paragraph What is country music Who is Sarah? about? Where is she from? Third paragraph What does she like? What is Sarah’s dream? Who is Garth Brooks?
2c Read the passage again and underline
Read Paragraph 1 and answer the questions. 1. Who is Sarah? 2. Where is she from?
She is from the US. Sarah is a girl, and she used to fight over almost everything with her family.
3. What does she like?
She likes American country music.
Read Paragraph 2 and answer the questions.
1. What is country music?
Country music is a traditional kind of music from the southern states of America.
2. What is country music about?
It is not about belonging to a group and reminds us of a time when people were kind to each other and trusted one another.
Read Paragraph 3 and answer the questions.
1. What is Sarah’s dream?
Her dream is to visit Nashville.
2. Who is Garth Brooks?
He is a famous country singer who has sold more than 120 million records.
Underlined sentences: 1. When Sarah was a teenager, she used to fight over almost everything with her family. 2.It made Sarah think about her family and friends back in the US. 3.Ever since then, she has been a fan of American country music. 4.Country is a traditional kind of music from the southern states of America. 5.However, country music brings us back to the “good old days” when people were kind to each other and trusted one another.
Underlined sentences: 6.Sarah hasn’t been to Nashville yet, but it is her dream to go there one day. 7.There are also always a lot of great country music concerts with famous musicians and singers, like Garth Brooks. 8.He’s sold more than 120 million records.
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2d Use the notes you made in 2c to write
a short summary of the passage. Write no more than 100 words.
Sarah is an Ame