Unit 7 The Sound of Music Why we are touched by the sound of music Zhang Andy htpp://www.tronest.cn Unit 7 The Sound of Music • Read the first paragraph and the first sentence of each paragraph. Then decide which best describes the overall topic. A The history of music B The function of music in human society ○ C The importance of music in popular culture D The development of music instruments Unit 7 The Sound of Music • What is the purpose of the first paragraph? To introduce the topic • What is the question the text tries to answer? What purpose does music serve? Unit 7 The Sound of Music • Guess the general meaning of the word “pivotal”. • Important as shown by the two examples a wedding and a funeral. Unit 7 The Sound of Music • According to Dr Atema what purpose did music serve when it was first developed? To attract prospective mates. • Find an expression similar to Neanderthal man in meaning in the second paragraph. Caveman. Unit 7 The Sound of Music • What is the general belief held about music’s function by psychologists? Music speaks to the heart. • Paraphrase “music speaks to the heart”. Music affects the emotions. Unit 7 The Sound of Music • Exercises in the textbook.