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Unit 10 The Swedish rock band
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  The Swedish rock band Passage 1


  The Man with the Horn

  The crowd cheered and cheered. The man with the horn waved and smiled."More! More!" cried the crowd. And Louis Satchmo Armstrong took his horn and began to play again. Here he was in England. Now a famous man, he was rich. He knew many important people. wherever he went, people knew his name. They wanted to hear his music. As Louis played the sad, slow songs, he thought of his home in New Orleans. It was a busy, exciting city. But Louis' family was very poor. He went to work to help his mother. He also went to school. One of his teachers asked him to be in the school band. Louis' music was jazz and he loved it. He remembered all the music he heard. He didn't learn to read music until he was a man.

  When he left school, he played in many bands. He loved his work and people loved him. They knew he had a wonderful talent. They thought he could make the horn speak. Music brought people together.


  1、crowd n.群,人群

  2、cheer v.欢呼,高呼

  3、wave v.挥手


  5、think of想起,记得

  6、talent n.天才,才能根据短文内容选择正确答案

  ()1where was Louis from? He was from New Orleans .

  A、in JapanB、in AmericaC、in AustraliaD、in Canada

  ()2What kind of family was he born into? .

  A、A poor familyB、A rich family

  C、A good familyD、A music family

  ()3Who knew Louis?

  A、Some boysB、Some young people

  C、Many peopleD、Many important people

  ()4What music did he play? .

  A、The hornB、The pianoC、The violinD、The flute

  ()5When did he learn to read music? .

  A、When he was a boyB、When he was at school

  C、After he became a manD、After he left school

  Passage 2


  Popular music in America is what every student likes. Students carry small radios with earphones and listen to music before class, after class, and at lunch. Students with cars buy large speakers and play the music loudly as they drive on the street.

  Adult drivers listen to music on the car radio as they drive to work. They also listen to the news about sports, the weather, and the life of American people. Most of the radio programmes are music.

  Pop or popular music singers make much money. They make a CD or tape which radio stations use in many places. Once the popular singer is heard all over the country, young people buy his or her tape. Some of the money from these tapes comes to the singer. wherever the singer goes, all the young people want to meet him or her. Now the singer has become a national star.

  There are other kinds of music that are important to Americans. One is called folk music. It tells stories about the commom life of Americans. Another is called western or country music. This was started by cowboys who would sing at night to the cows they were watching. Today, any music about country life and the love between a country boy and his girl is called western or country music.


  1、earphone n.耳机

  2、radio station广播电台

  3、national adj.国家的

  4、folk n.民间

  5、common adj.普遍的

  6、western adj.西部的

  7、clowboy n.牛仔根据短文内容选择正确答案

  ()1 kinds of music are mentioned(提到) in this passage.


  ()2When pop singers , they will become national stars.

  A、make much moneyB、make a CD or tape

  C、are loved by all the young peopleD、are wanted to sing on the radio

  ()3From the passage we know that country music is about the .

  A、common life of AmericansB、country life and love stories

  C、life of cowboysD、school life in America

  ()4Which of the following is true according to this passage? .

  A、Most students in America like popular music

  B、Students with cars in America like to listen to music while driving

  C、Adult drivers in America listen to music all the time while driving

  D、Everyone in America wants to meet pop singers wherever they go

  ()5What would be the best title(标题) for this passage? .

  A、American MusicB、Popular Music

  C、History of MusicD、Western Music

  Passage 3


  Basketball is 1 American game. A man named James Naismith made it up in 1891. He wanted a game to play 2 in the winter. The first real game was played in 1892. Naismith put up two peach baskets. There were nine players on 3 side. The players tried to 4 the ball into the baskets. There were 5 holes in the bottom of the baskets. When a ball went into the 6, it stayed there. The game had to stop. A player climbed up to 7 the ball. It was a 8 game. After a while, people used net baskets. They cut the bottoms out of the baskets.

  At first, many persons could play. Now only 9 team members play the game. There are five 10 on each side. Basketball today is a very popular game.


  1、peach n.桃子,adj.桃色的

  2、hole n.洞

  3、net n.网












  Passage 4


  A star is usually someone who has become famous in sports, films, or pop music. One of the stars is the singer Machael Jackson. In the 1980s, Machael Jackson made a famous record, which quickly became the most popular recording in the history of music. This made him a bright star.

  Muhammed Ali is one of the bright sports stars in the United States. When he was a young man, he won a gold medal in the Olympic Games as a boxer. Soon he was known as one of the greatest and most famous boxers in sports history. Everyone knows his name.

  Like the stars in the sky, a bright star will lose his brightness as time passes. He is loved by lots of people today, but will be forgotten tomorrow.


  1、pop music流行音乐

  2、gold medal金牌

  3、recording n.唱片,录音的磁带

  4、history n.历史根据文章内容判断正误

  ()1The text mainly(主要)talks about bright stars.

  ()2Michael Jackson is famous for his gold medal.

  ()3Muhammed Ali is a singer in America.

  ()4The word "boxer" mean "拳击手" in chinese.

  ()5People will remember the bright stars for ever as time goes by.


  Passage 1

  1、B这是一道常识题,New Orleans是美国的一个洲名。





  Passage 2

  1、BPop music, folk music和western or country music三种。





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  Passage 4






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