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New Mozart Piano Music Found

A researcher in Austria has found two new piano pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Classical music expert Ulrich Leisinger said the works were "almost certainly" composed by Mozart. The music was found in the back of a piano practice book made by Mozart’s father. Leisinger believes Mozart created the music when he was just eight years old. This was when Mozart wasn’t old enough to write music, so his father wrote down the notes in the book. Mozart started composing music from the age of five. He wrote over 600 pieces of music in his life.

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I think the piano is the best musical instrument in the world. It has lots of black and white keys. These look really beautiful. They also sound great too. People who can play the piano have a special talent. Concert pianists are very lucky. They make people happy with the lovely music they create. Composers are also very talented. It must be great to write music that people love. Mozart was an amazing talent. All of his music is extra special. He was a musical genius, even at the age of five. We are so lucky that he lived and loved music.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

piano

a.

600 pieces of music

2

Classical

b.

composing music

3.

almost certainly

c.

pieces

4.

old enough to

d.

composed by Mozart

5.

Mozart started

e.

music

6.

He wrote over

f.

write music

 

Paragraph 2

1.

musical

a.

happy

2

black and white

b.

special

3.

Concert

c.

keys

4.

They make people

d.

instrument

5.

his music is extra

e.

genius

6.

He was a musical

f.

pianists


LISTENING GAP FILL

A researcher in Austria ________________ new piano pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Classical music expert Ulrich Leisinger said the works ________________ composed by Mozart. The music was found ________________ piano practice book made by Mozart’s father. Leisinger believes Mozart created the music ________________ eight years old. This was when Mozart wasn’t old enough to write music, so his father wrote ________________ the book. Mozart started composing music from the age of five. He wrote over 600 pieces ________________.

I think the piano is the best ________________ in the world. It has lots of black and white keys. These look really beautiful. They ________________ too. People who can play the piano have a special talent. Concert pianists are very lucky. They make ________________ lovely music they create. Composers are also very talented. It must ________________ music that people love. Mozart was an amazing talent. All of his music is extra special. He ________________, even at the age of five. We are so lucky that ________________ music.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

A researcher in Austria has (1) ____ two new piano pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Classical music expert Ulrich Leisinger said the (2) ____ were "almost certainly" composed by Mozart. The music was found in the back of a piano practice book made (3) ____ Mozart’s father. Leisinger believes Mozart created the music when he was just eight years old. This was when Mozart wasn’t old (4) ____ to write music, so his father wrote down the notes in the book. Mozart started composing music from the (5) ____ of five. He wrote over 600 pieces of music in his life.

I think the piano is the best (6) ____ instrument in the world. It has lots of black and white keys. These look really beautiful. They also (7) ____ great too. People who can play the piano have a special talent. Concert pianists are very lucky. They (8) ____ people happy with the lovely music they create. Composers are also very talented. It must be great to write music that people love. Mozart was an amazing (9) ____. All of his music is extra special. He was a musical genius, (10) ____ at the age of five. We are so lucky that he lived and loved music.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

found

(b)

find

(c)

finds

2.

(a)

workings

(b)

worked

(c)

works

3.

(a)

from

(b)

by

(c)

of

4.

(a)

too

(b)

enough

(c)

much

5.

(a)

years

(b)

old

(c)

age

6.

(a)

musical

(b)

musically

(c)

musician

7.

(a)

sounds

(b)

sound

(c)

sounded

8.

(a)

be

(b)

have

(c)

make

9.

(a)

talent

(b)

talents

(c)

talented

10.

(a)

even

(b)

ever

(c)

event


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

A careeherrs in Austria

2.

Classical music xpreet

3.

a piano cecaprit book

4.

Mozart dcetrea the music

5.

Mozart wasn’t old ugnhoe

6.

He wrote over 600 pceies of music

 

Paragraph 2

7.

musical mrenttiuns

8.

black and white eksy

9.

Concert stnipias

10.

the eloyvl music they create

11.

an amazing ltante

12.

He was a musical esingu


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

1  )

A researcher in Austria has found two new piano pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Classical

(    )

is extra special. He was a musical genius, even at the age of five. We are so lucky that he lived and loved music.

(    )

when he was just eight years old. This was when Mozart wasn’t old enough to write music, so his father wrote

(    )

are also very talented. It must be great to write music that people love. Mozart was an amazing talent. All of his music

(    )

talent. Concert pianists are very lucky. They make people happy with the lovely music they create. Composers

(    )

in the back of a piano practice book made by Mozart’s father. Leisinger believes Mozart created the music

(    )

white keys. These look really beautiful. They also sound great too. People who can play the piano have a special

(    )

music expert Ulrich Leisinger said the works were "almost certainly" composed by Mozart. The music was found

(    )

down the notes in the book. Mozart started composing music from the age of five. He wrote over 600 pieces of music in his life.

(    )

I think the piano is the best musical instrument in the world. It has lots of black and


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

in   Austria   has   found   two   new   piano   pieces   A   researcher.  

2.

certainly    The    composed    works    by    were    Mozart    almost.   

3.

the    he    eight    created    when    just    Mozart    music    was.   

4.

age    composing    the    five    started    from    of    Mozart    music.   

5.

He    wrote    over    600    pieces    of    music    in    his    life.   

6.

instrument    musical    best    the    is    piano    The.   

7.

can    play    the    piano    have    a    special    talent    People    who.   

8.

the    they    Make    with    music    happy    lovely    create    people.   

9.

All    special    extra    is    music    his    of.   

10.

We    are    so    lucky    that    he    lived    and    loved    music.   


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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WRITING

Write about Mozart for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Mozart. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Mozart. Include imaginary interviews with Mozart and one of his fans. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to Mozart. Ask him three questions about music. Give him three of your opinions on classical music. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

 

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