Unit 2: Music – a part of Life

This unit is about different styles of music that we like and listen to. It focuses on the influence of African-American culture on our music, on the lives of some musicians and on the instruments they play.

In this unit you’re going to …
  • read about two African-American musicians
  • talk about the music you like
  • create a fact file about one of your favourite bands or musicians
  • listen to some musicians talking about their music and their instruments
  • write about some events in your past

Language focus: present simple, adverbs of frequency (always, sometimes, etc.), past simple, talking about what you like and don’t like doing

Focus on skills

Film clip of Louis Armstrong singing «What a wonderful world»


Checkpoint: Reading – I can understand a biography

 Film clip «Charlie Parker Sessions»