1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.
2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.
I got some great music for Christmas. My mom gave me CD’s by Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan and a hip Icelandic group called Sigur Ros. I also got a new CD by Tori Amos from my sister.
After she gave me the CD, my sister asked me what kind of music I was into. When I started to think about it, I realized that there was a lot of impressive music made this year. I decided that the best way to answer her question was to write a top ten list for 2001.
1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.
2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.
It was difficult to narrow it down, but I finally made a list of the my favorite music of the year:
1. Gorillaz : Gorillaz
2. The Strokes : Is This It
3. Old 97’s : Satellite Rides
4. Radiohead : Amnesiac
5. Bob Dylan : Love and Theft
6. Pete Yorn : Musicforthemorningafter
7. Alicia Keys : Songs in A Minor
8. India.Arie : Acoustic Soul
9. Bjork : Vespertine
10. Jay-Z : The Blueprint
These ten albums are in no particular order. Each of them is so different from the others that there’s no way I can decide which is the best.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I love music! Making a top ten list was a great way to go back and think about all the music I’ve been listening to this year. If you’re a music lover, I suggest you give it a try.
What do you think of my top ten list? Disagree with any of my choices? Come to the Music Mix message board and let me know!