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必修二(5

(一)

The entertainment profession or “show business" attracts many young people. Unfortunately, only very few can hope to become famous and successful. Talent is not enough, because show business is as competitive as any other business .Without a good manager, a performer can never hope to succeed. Fashion is important in this business, too. The best tailor in the world will never be a success if he makes old-fashioned clothes. In exactly the same way, a performer must change his “act" in order to follow the taste of the moment. This is true for actors, dancers and comedians, but perhaps most of all singers.

“Pop" stands for “popular" and a pop singer has to work very hard to become popular .He must either give the public what they already want, or he must find a new way of singing that will attract their attention. Even when he has succeeded, and his records are sold everywhere, he can not relax. Then he must work harder than ever because there are always younger singers trying to become famous and to steal some of the popularity.

The life of a successful pop singer is not at all easy. He can only relax when he is alone, because everything he does is watched and reported in the special newspaper written for the “fans”. The fans are the most important people in the world for the singers. They buy his records, they go to his concerts and they make him rich and famous. But they can be very annoying, too. Sometimes their enthusiasm get so hysterical that they do anything to get a “souvenir”(纪念品). They steal handkerchiefs, they tear off buttons, and they even cut off pieces of the unfortunate singers hair.

Many singers have been forced to hide. A pop singer has to spend a lot of money on clothes, because he must always look smart or at any rate different. He must have a luxurious car. And — most important — he must always keep smiling for the benefit of his public.

1. Why must a pop singer have a good manager?___________.

A. To protect him from his fans   

B. To look after his business interests

C. To help him to change his “act”

D. So that he can relax       

2. Why must a pop singer work even harder when he has become famous?___________

A. Because he wants to attract the attention of the public

B. Because he wants to sell more records

C. Because he wants to become popular

D. Because he wants to stay popular

3. For a pop singer , the most important advantage of having fans is that____.

A. they buy his CDs or VCDs. They go to his concerts, and watch his MTV

B. they watch him and report everything he does

C. they shout and cry very loudly during the performance

D. they make him rich and famous        

4. The word “souvenir”(Line 6, Para. 3) probably means ____.

A. a ticket to a singer’s concert

B. something kept as a reminder of a person

C. a record of a singer

D. a photograph of a singer   

5. Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage?

A. People can become pop singers by chance.

B. Pop singers have to smile all the time.

C. A pop singer sometimes is unwilling to meet people.

D. Pop singers dislike newspaper reports.                                                                                                                                                                                   

答案:1. B  2. D  3. D  4. B  5. C                          

(二)

    The music of the United States reflects the country’s multi ethic population through a diverse array of styles. Rock and roll, country, rhythm and blues, jazz, and hip top are among the country’s most internationally famous types. Since the beginning of the 20th century, popular recorded music from the United States had become increasingly know across the world, to the point where some forms of American popular music are listened to almost everywhere.

    The earliest inhabitants of the United States were native Americans who played the first music in the area. Beginning in the 17th century, immigrants from the British Isles, Spain, and France began arriving in large numbers, bringing with them new style and instruments. African slaves brought musical traditions, and each subsequent(随后的) wave of immigrants contributed to a melting pot.

    Much of modern popular music can trace its roots to the emergence in the late 19th century of African American blues and the growth in the 1920s of gospel(福音) music, African American music formed a basis for popular music, which used elements from European and native music.  The United States has also seen documented folk music and recorded popular music produced in the ethnic styles of Ukraine, Irish, Scottish, Polish, Hispanic and Jewish communities, among others. Many American cities and towns have vibrant(活跃的) music scenes which in turn support a number of regional musical styles. Aside from cities such as Detroit, New York, Chicago, Nashville and Los Angeles, many smaller cities have produced distinctive styles of music. The Cajun and Creole traditions in Louisiana music, the folk and popular styles of Hawaiian music, and the bluegrass and old time music of the southeastern states are a few examples of diversity in American music.

1. The American popular music became world-known from_______.

A. the beginning of the 20th century

B. the late 19th century

C. the 17th century

D. the 1920s

2. The basis of American popular music is________.

A. native American music

B. African American music

C. American folk music

D. European music

3. The styles of the music of the United States are closely related to its________.

A. large population             B. diverse population

C. rich history                 D. big influence

4. What can we infer from the last paragraph?

A. European music has little influence on American pop music.

B. Big cities have more influence music than smaller cities.

C. American music is also combined with regional styles.

D. African American blues appeared before the 19th century.

答案:1. A  2. B  3. B  4. C

(三)

    It may seem to be a hard task to trace back the history of rap music, though you often see the informal music associated with highly informal dance style. As far as the origin of rap music is concerned, most people agree that it is from Afro-American and Latino Street culture of New York City. Not only in this city but in the surrounding areas there is the influence of African people and their culture.

    Rap is a vocal(口头的) style in which the performer speaks rhythmically and in rhyme, generally to a beat. The term of rap music is the same with hip-hop music typically—consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap. If we see it carefully, then we will definitely notice that the music usually is sung at higher pitches(调). Most of the time rap music is associated with chorus. Though rap music was primarily an American music style with African influence over its music and lyrics, recently it has been spread to almost the entire world.

    There is hardly any country or nation where rap music cannot be seen in some form or another, and it is one of the most popular music styles among the youngsters. However, when it comes to its history, it is believed that hip-hop or rap music started in the early 1970s, and gained much popularity throughout the world during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    The history of rap music and hip-hop music is full of controversies(争议) and bans, as the Lyrics sometimes relate to drugs and crime; even most famous pop star and hip-hop musicians and singers were found to be associated with the controversies in their life. For that reason, no matter how popular this music style was or still is , it has always had a bad reputation in the eyes of mainstream society.

1. The passage is mainly about________.

A. when rap music started

B. How rap music develops

C. What rap music is like

D. Why rap music is popular

2. The characteristics of rap music are________.

A. solo, rhymes, beats and pops

B. speaking, rhymes, beats and solo

C. repeating, speaking, pops and chorus

D. speaking, rhymes, beats and chorus

3. Rap music is now one of the music styles mostly run after by________.

A. the teenagers in Africa

B. all kinds of people in the world

C. the youngsters all over the world

D. the young people in the US

4. Rap music is often not well thought of by the mainstream because________.

A. it comes from the lower class

B. it has a short history

C. it is associated with crimes and drugs

D. its music is full of controversies

答案:1. B  2. D  3. C  4. C

(四)

My First Band 我的第一支乐队

I was very sensitive to music. Just dipping into the music books briefly, I could sing or play well. To be honest, I always dreamt of becoming a famous folk actor. I was so confident that I never decreased my devotion.

I formed my first band called “Rolling Frog”. At the beginning, we relied on performing on instruments in pubs or to passers –by to earn extra money in cash. Then we wore false beards to pretend to be the musicians whom people were familiar with. In addition, we attached humorous acts to our performances and played jokes on each other. Soon, our “funny jazz” became famous and invitations to perform for broadcast stations began to come. Afterwards, we sorted out attractive music and made a record in a studio. A million or so copies were sold and we became millionaires.

It was painful that the band broke up finally. But above all, I realized my dream to be a musician.

 

我对音乐很敏感,只要简要地浏览一下乐谱,我就能演唱或演奏得很好。说实话,我一直都梦想着能成为出名的民间演员自信的我从未减少过热爱

组成的第一支乐队叫做“摇滚蛙”。开始,我们依靠酒吧里或向路人表演乐器零花的现金。然后我们带上假胡子假扮人们熟悉音乐家除此之外,我们在表演加上幽默的动作,互相开着玩笑。很快,我们的“滑稽爵士乐”出了名,到广播电台表演的邀请开始多起来。随后,我们把我们吸引人的音乐做了分类,在一间音乐工作室录制了1张唱片,大约卖出了100万张,这使我们都成了百万富翁

乐队最终的解散让我很心,但最重要的是,我实现了自己当音乐家的梦想。

 

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