We focused our work this week on musical icon and recent Nobel laureate Bob Dylan: his life, music, lyrics and legacy.
Learners should listen to some information about his life (mp3 and transcript) or about some of his most famous songs (mp3 and transcript). For original version listening, listen to some of his songs with lyrics or some interesting commentary about his life: from protest to plugging in and blonde on blonde to modern times.
Learners can read some of the many news stories that talk about Dylan's Nobel literature prize win: Singer Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize or Dylan finally acknowledges prize. For original version, take a look at some of the articles about Dylan at the Guardian: Bob Dylan archive or about a concert he played for a superfan.
Now it's time to do some writing about this music icon. First, choose one of his famous songs (check out the beginners guide to Dylan for some clues) and analyze the song. What does the song sound like musically? Why do you think he wrote it? What do the lyrics mean? Finally, don't forget to give your review!