Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboyand southeastern American folk music. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjoes, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles such as violins, and harmonicas (Wikipedia)
Here you have an example:
Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
And the lyrics of the song
Now sing with the Karaoke version.
Love, love, love…
My students were very imaginative. I asked them to invent a radio programme. A listener calls Doctor Love to ask for advice for his or her love problems. Funny!
You can listen to the radio programmes here.
2012 marks the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth. He is one of the greatest English writers of the Victorian period.
Our students had to read Great Expectations, one of his most famous books. He was a prolific writer.
Many of his works have been made into films: Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Scrooge, David Copperfield, etc
If you are interested, you can read more here.
Dickens believed that enriching people’s life with knowledge and enjoyment of the arts was key to building a fair society and creating opportunities. I agree with him.
You can read more about this celebration on this website