В УМК «Спотлайт» для 7 класса в мод. 7 есть урок « «. Я разработала урок , посвящённый американскому певцу Элвису Пресли. Для урока я использовала текст из журнала «Иностранные языки в школе», к которому составила последующие после текста упражнения. После оргмомента и первых звуков песни из кинофильма “The Ghost”
“Oh, my Love” дети сразу узнали песню, но с трудом назвали имя певца , когда я предъявила несколько фото Элвиса Пресли. Сразу же начали читать текст. На каждую парту были розданы листы с заданиями и новыми словами.
ELVIS PRESLEY – STORY OF A SUPERSTAR
When Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, radio and television programmes all over the world were interrupted to give the news of his death. President Carter was asked to declare a day of national mourning. Carter said: “ Elvis Presley changed the face of American popular culture… He was unique and irreplaceable.” Eighty thousand people attended his funeral. The streets were jammed with cars, and Elvis Presley films were shown on television, and his records were played on the radio all day. I the year after his death, 100 million Presley LPs were sold.
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother, Jess Caron, died at birth. His parents were poor and Elvis never had music lessons, but he was surrounded by music from an early age. His parents were very religious, and Elvis regularly sang at church services. In 1948, when he was thirteen, his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. He left school in 1953 and got a job as a truck driver.
In the summer of 1953 Elvis paid four dollars and recorded two songs for his mother’s birthday at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio. Sam Phillips heard Elves and asked him to record “That’s All Right” in July 1954. Twenty thousand copies were sold, mainly in and around Memphis. He made five more records for Sun, and in July 1955 he met Colonel Tom Parker, who became his manager in November. Parker sold Elvis’s contract to RCA Records. Sun Records got 35,000 dollars and Elvis got 5,000 dollars. With the money he bought a pink Cadillac for his mother. On January 10, 1956, Elvis recorded “Heartbreak Hotel”, and a million copies were sold. In the next fourteen months he made another fourteen records, and they were all big hits. In 1956 he also made his first film in Hollywood.
In March 1958, Elvis had to join the army. He wanted to be an ordinary soldier. When his hair was cut, thousands of women cried. He spent the next two years in Germany, where he met Priscilla Beaulieu, who became his wife eight years later on May 1, 1967. In 1960 he left the army and went to Hollywood, where he made several films during the next few years.
By 1968 many people had become tired of Elves.. He hadn’t performed live since 1960. But he recorded a new LP, “From Elvis in Memphis”, and appeared in a special television programme.. He became popular again, and left for Las Vegas, where he was paid 750,000 dollars for four weeks. In 1972 his wife left him, and they were divorced in October 1973. He died from a heart attack. He left all his money to his only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. She became one of the richest people in the world when she was only nine years old.
( From “Streamline English” by B. Hartley and P. Viney)
national mourning – национальный траур
irreplaceable – неугомонный, неудержимый
attended …funeral – присутствовали… на похоронах
divorce – разводиться
heart attack – сердечный приступ
I. Выпишите из текста предложения , в которых встречаются следующие словосочетания:
a) was surrounded by
b) at church services
c) made his first film
d) had to join
e) music lessons
f) were interrupt
g) a day of national mourning
h) were jammed
II. Найдите в тексте предложения, в которых встречаются следующие слова и переведите их на русский язык
a) funeral e) poor
b) the news f) truck
c) to declare g) pink
d) twin h) hits
III. Образуйте словосочетания из компонентов, данных под пунктами А и В и переведите их на русский язык
А. a) to declare, b) to give the news, c) his records, d) his hair, e) were shown, f) unique and, g) wanted to be
В. of his death, a day of national mourning, irreplaceable, were played, was cut, on television, an ordinary soldier.
IV. Составьте из группы слов предложения
1. Carter,(ask), a, mourning, President, declare, national, day.(Past Simple Passivе)
2. popular, Presley, the, America, of, face,(change), culture, Elvis. (Past Simple) .
3. with, the, to ,(jamm), cars, streets (Past Simple Passivе)
4. never, lessons, Elvis,(have) music (Simple Past)
5. a job, 1953, he, a truck, school, (get), and, driver, (leave), in, as.(Past Simple)
6. the army, go, in 1960, he, leave, and, to, Hollywood. (Past Simple)
V. Answer the questions.
When and were was born Elvis Presley?
Did he study in a music school?
Where did he sing regularly?
When did he record his first song?
What did he buy for his mother?
Why were thousands of women cried?
He wanted to be an ordinary soldier, didn’t he?
How long was he married?
He made several films in Hollywood, didn’t he?
Do you like to listen to Presley’s songs?
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