Interviewer (I): Rick, at the age of fifteen, like many teenagers, you were attracted to rock music.
Rick Palieri: Yes, that’s correct. Actually, I was even working for a rock band, carrying their instruments.
I: Really? Did you play any musical instrument at that time? A guitar perhaps?
RP: Yes, but it wasn’t a guitar. The first instrument I learnt to play was a banjo. I practised playing a lot. One day, however, I saw a photo of Polish bagpipes in National Geaographic and I decided I had to get some for myself.
I: Well, what happened next?
RP: In 1980, I went to Poland because I was invited to a folk festival. There I saw and heard a real bagpipe. I fell in love with it immediatlely. I spent six months studying, learning to play this instrument although it was extremely difficult. Do you know that I even learnt to speak Polish?
I: Did you like it there?
RP: Of course. Especially the folk costumes and traditions. I even took a Polish sheep dog back to America.
I: So, what’s your life like now?
RP: Now, I’m 38. I’m a folk singer, composer and story-teller. I regularly give concerts at festivals, in clubs, pubs and schools. I sing ballads, blues,country and Polish folk songs. I have performed in Italy, France, Great Britain and Poland.
I: Do you travel to Poland sometimes?
RP: Quite often, I must say. To look for inspiration, traditions and real folklore.
I: Rik, is there anything you would like to tell your fans?
RP: Oh, yes. Never forget about where you come from. Always remember your country’s traditions. Otherwise, if you lose your folklore, you lose a part of yourselves.
I: Thank you, Rick.
I. Answer the questions.
1. What music was Rick interested in when he was a teenager?
2. What was the first instrument that he learnt to play?
3. Where did he see the photo of Polish bagpipes?
4. When did he go to Poland?
5. Why did he go to Poland?
6. How much time did he spend in Poland?
7. What did he find interesting in Poland?
8. How old is Rick?
9. What sort of music does he sing?
10. Where has he given concerts?
II. Complete the sentences.
1. When Rik was a teenager he worked .....
2. He liked bagpipes so much that.....
3. He is a folk ....
4. He travels to Poland to ....
5. Rick recommended his fans....
6. Why a person shouldn’t lose his folklore?
Разработка направлена на совершенствование навыков изучающего и поискового чтения. Тема данного материала "Музыка", интервью с музыкантом Риком Палери, который играет на банджо. После текста идут задания, с помощью которых проверяется уровень языковой компетенции по чтению, умение находить необходимую информацию. Для выполнения задания необходимо ответить на вопросы, ответы на которые находятся в диалоге. Во втором задании необходимо закончить предложения, опираясь на вышеприведенный текст. Данная разработка не только развивает навыки чтения, но и расширяет кругозор учащихся.
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