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What a jazzy lifein Chicago!
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Mission 1


What a jazzy life in Chicago!




Compétence

Écrire et réagir à l'écrit : j'écris pour décrire, raconter, rendre compte.

Did you know?

There were many professional female pianists. It was considered a desirable skill for women, both black and white. In the 1910s, many female musicians would perform in circuses, carnivals, etc. What do you know about jazz? Do you play an instrument?

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
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Exercice 1 : Chicago nightlife

1
Have a look at the document. What is it?



2
Imagine the sounds, the atmosphere… See Treasure Trove.



3
What can you guess about Chicago nightlife?



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Chicago 1920s Collage

Dazzling city

Dazzling city

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Exercice 2 : Dazzling city

1
Look at the picture. Imagine the topic of the recording.



2
Listen and pick out the two phrases used to refer to the 1920s.



3
List key words about the nightlife in 1920s Chicago.



4
Define “prohibition”, “bootlegging” and “speakeasy”.



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Jazzmen... and women!
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Exercice 3 : Jazzmen... and women!

1
Look at the timelines. What do these artists have in common?



2
Write a short riddle about a musician and present it to the class. Use relative clauses.



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Grammar

Relative clauses

Observe: Armstrong married Lil Hardin, who was a piano player. He played jazz, which was very popular. He went to Chicago where he met Joe “King” Oliver.

Think: Look at the words in bold. What is their function in the sentences?

Practise: Describe the Creole Jazz Band using relative clauses.

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Phonology

Long sentences

Listen

Louis Armstrong married Lil Hardin, who was a piano player. He went to Chicago where he played with Joe “King” Oliver.

Sing

He played jazz, which was very popular at that time.

Lovie Austin was an American...

Lovie
 Austin 
was an 
American...

Write a biography

Use Photorécit. The Jazz Institute of Chicago would like to change the biography of artists on its website.

How far can you go?

A2 I can use the past tense to give biographical information.
A2+ I can add some complements to my sentences.
Vers B1 I can also use relative pronouns which will improve my text.
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