Unit 2: Jazz up your life with music

This unit is about music. When African and European cultures met in the United States of America, one of the main impacts was the creation of new music styles. Pupils find out about musicians and their lives, learn about sounds and listen to songs.



Pupils ...

  • listen to and read about two world-famous superstars of African-American music
  • learn how sound is produced with different instruments
  • listen to musicians talking about their instruments
  • write a text about one of their favourite songs
  • read about a famous African-American woman
They revise and learn the following language features:
  • the past simple
  • language used in pair work
  • the passive voice to describe how something works
  • the use of "like", one of the 100 most frequently used words in English


Task B: Can you hear it? - Information about the artists and recordings


Checkpoint D: Gaston Lagaffe