MUSICAL TASTES. Lesson. Suggested level — A2
One large-scale study conducted by researchers at Heriot-Watt University looked at more than 36,000 participants from all over the world. Participants were asked to rate more than 104 different musical styles in addition to offering
information about aspects of their personalities. According to the researcher, Adrian North, the reason people sometimes feel defensive about their taste in music might be related to how much it relates to attitudes and personality. North suggests that people do define themselves through music and use it as a means to relate to other people. His research points to the connection that people often make between who they are as an individual and their musical tastes.
- to introduce and develop vocabulary;
- to teach pupils to make a description of a person;
- to develop speaking and listening skills;
- to develop cultural awareness and general knowledge;
- to teach pupils to speak in English while playing;
- to develop socio-cultural competence, student’s creativity.