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In this lesson, students read a short biography about Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Russian composer. Students learn new vocabulary and watch a video about one of his most famous compositions.

This lesson mentions Tchaikovsky's presumed sexual orientation. Teacher discretion is advised.

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  • influence
  • sibling
  • civil servant
  • standing
  • conservatory
  • progressive
  • grateful
  • sensitive
  • destine
  • hypothesize
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review
  • comprehension questions
  • paraphrasing
  • research
  • discussion
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Extra Information(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Paraphrasing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Forming Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Video Task(Reference)
  • Video Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)