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  1. 1. Intermediate English WTUC, Nov. 2006 http://www.roadstoyou.com/home.htm
  2. 2. Greece United Kingdom Canada
  3. 3. Venezuela Korea Palestine
  4. 4. What do they have in common?
  5. 5. “ Music is the universal language of mankind ”
  6. 6. Listen/Watch and try to understand the message. Take note of key words and phrases.
  7. 7. Listen again and focus on the message. What is the news about?
  8. 8. Vocabulary: Key words and phrases <ul><li>Unique </li></ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>differences </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired </li></ul><ul><li>Universal language </li></ul><ul><li>Cause </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Stroking </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Deconstruct </li></ul><ul><li>barriers </li></ul>a. obstacle b. disagreement c. special regard d. to take apart or examine e. a state of tranquility or quiet f. hit g. unusual h. to receive willingly i. to be unlike or distinct j. to motivate, affect <ul><li>a language that is present </li></ul><ul><li>everywhere </li></ul>k. a reason for an action l. to be familiar with different cultures
  9. 9. “ Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit.” Vocabulary: Key words and phrases <ul><li>Unique = (G) being the only one , different, unusual </li></ul><ul><li>Peace = (E) a state of tranquility or quiet: as a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom </li></ul><ul><li>Respect = (C) high or special regard </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance = (H) to give admittance or approval to, to receive willingly </li></ul><ul><li>differences = (I) to be unlike or distinct in nature, form, or characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired = (J) to influence, to motivate, affect </li></ul><ul><li>Universal language = (M) a language that is present or occurring everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Cause = (K) a reason for an action or condition </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural understanding = (L) to be thoroughly familiar with the character of different cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Stroking = (F) hit </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict and war = (B) disagreement, fight, battle </li></ul><ul><li>Deconstruct = (D) to take apart or examine </li></ul><ul><li>barriers = (A) a block, hinder, obstacle </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Musicians from all over the world are putting their differences aside to spread a message of peace to audiences in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Celebration of One World&quot; tour is about more than just music; it is about cultural understanding and friendship. </li></ul><ul><li>3. People with a history of conflict and war but today there is no fighting, instead these musicians have come in peace.  </li></ul><ul><li>4-6. What we want out of life is the same and through music we can deconstruct the barriers and begin a dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>7. It is such a wonderful icebreaker , with music you get people talking, and God willing, we want to help. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 8. Dirani has performed around the world. He began to see how powerful his music was and how he could speak to anyone with no language barriers just by stroking the keys on the piano. 9. That experience inspired his &quot;Roads to You&quot; tour , concerts featuring over 40 musicians from different parts of the world, playing for peace. 10. And you use it as a reason to reach out and every culture has some form of music, and that's one of the few universal languages we can unite behind.
  12. 12. 11. It is about putting differences aside and working together for a great cause . 12. I do not know if it will teach people a specific idea but we are hoping to change their mind and to recognize when you have everything that's so different and yet when you put it together and make the same music and it is wonderful and we should celebrate every single culture in its own unique way.“ 13. And with the language and power of music, the musicians are not only able to keep their cultures alive, they also show the world the power of peace , respect and acceptance.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Comprehension Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>True or False. Write ‘T’ if the statement is True, ‘F’ if False. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ The musicians have similar faces. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ The musicians come from countries that have/had political conflicts in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ According to the Band creator, music helps people talk to God. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ According to Dirani, language is a not a problem when it comes to music. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Jacob Hertzog says that the goal is to spread cultural understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Different cultures have different forms of music, and music is the language that everybody can understand. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ ‘Roads to you’ brings people together through transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Music is a language they all speak. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Cellist Xiaodan Zheng hopes to change people’s culture. </li></ul><ul><li>_____ The musicians are not able to keep their cultures alive </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>_____ The musicians have similar faces. (F) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ The musicians come from countries that have/had political conflicts in the past. (T) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ According to the Band creator, music helps people talk to God. (F) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ According to Dirani, language is a not a problem when it comes to music. (T) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Jacob Hertzog says that the goal is to spread cultural understanding. (T) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Different cultures have different forms of music, and music is the language that everybody can understand. (T) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ ‘Roads to you’ brings people together through transportation. (F) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Music is a language they all speak. (T) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ Cellist Xiaodan Zheng hopes to change people’s culture. (F) </li></ul><ul><li>_____ The musicians are not able to keep their cultures alive </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Listening for Main Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>What is the ‘powerful tool’ that these musicians have? ________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Zade Dirani is the a) band janitor b) band creator c) band aid </li></ul><ul><li>Zade Dirani is a/an a) drummer b) cellist c) pianist </li></ul><ul><li>The name of the tour is ____________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob Hertzog plays a) guitar b) cello c) strings </li></ul><ul><li>According to Musician Sofia Gonzalez this tour is more than just a __________ </li></ul><ul><li>Xiaodan Zheng is a a) guitarist b) cellist c) pianist </li></ul><ul><li>Give one example of what the musicians can do with the power of music? </li></ul><ul><li>____________________________________________ </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What is the ‘powerful tool’ that these musicians have? ________________ (music) </li></ul><ul><li>Zade Dirani is the a) band janitor b) band creator c) band aid (B) </li></ul><ul><li>Zade Dirani is a/an a) drummer b) cellist c) pianist (C) </li></ul><ul><li>The name of the tour is ____________________________. (Roads to You) </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob Hertzog plays a) guitar b) cello c) strings (A) </li></ul><ul><li>According to Musician Sofia Gonzalez this tour is more than just a __________ (concert) </li></ul><ul><li>Xiaodan Zheng is a a) guitarist b) cellist c) pianist (B) </li></ul><ul><li>Give one example of what the musicians can do with the power of music? _______________________________________ </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”

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