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rimadavidson

United States

July 15, 2017
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• classical music: music that is regarded as part of a long, formal tradition
• taste in music: the music someone likes
• a rock band: a group of musicians that play rock music
• to take up a musical instrument: to begin learning a musical instrument
• to be tone deaf: to be unable to distinguish the different notes in music
• live music: music that is listened to while it is performed (not recorded)
• live performance: (see live music)
• a music festival: music performances at a venue often over several days
• a piece of music: an item of music
• a pop group: a small group of people who play or sing pop music together
• a huge following: a large number of fans
• a massive hit: a record that sells lots of copies
• a catchy tune: a song that is easy to remember and makes you want to sing it
• a slow number: a song with a slow tempo
• to sing along to: to join in singing
• a sing-song: to sing informally, often with other people
• musical talent: skilled at music
• to download tracks: to obtain music from the Internet
• to read music: to understand and follow written musical notes
• to play by ear: to play without reading the musical notes
• to go on tour: to go on a planned series of performances around a region or country
• background music: music that is played while something else is happening
• adoring fans: people who love a particular band or singer
• to have a great voice: to sing well
• to be/sing out of tune: to not be in harmony/to sing the wrong notes

And now some tasks.

Music

Part 1-style questions

Examiner: What kind of music do you listen to? Katherine: I’m a big fan of classical music … it doesn’t make me very popular with my children… their taste in music is completely different … they always want to listen to their favourite rock bands …

· classical music: music that is regarded as part of a long, formal tradition

· taste in music: the music someone likes

· a rock band: a group of musicians that play rock music

Examiner: Do you play any instruments? Jamie: No I don’t … I’ve always wished I’d taken up a musical instrument … I’d love to be able to play the guitar … but I think I’m a bit tone deaf so perhaps I’d find it hard …

· to take up a musical instrument: to begin learning a musical instrument

· to be tone deaf: to be unable to distinguish the different notes in music

Examiner: Have you got any hobbies or interests? Marco: I’m really into live music … I go to a lot of music festivals … I think a live performance always sounds more exciting than a recorded version … as long as the performers can sing and play well of course …

· live music: music that is listened to while it is performed (not recorded)

· live performance: (see live music)

· a music festival: music performances at a venue often over several days

Part 2-style task

Describe a song you like to listen to. You should say

· what the piece of music is called

· how long you have liked it

· when you like to listen to it

and say why you like it so much.

Millie: Well … I’m a little older than most students and when I was young Abba the Swedish pop group were very famous … I don’t think it was cool to like them even though they had a huge following but I think now people have realised what wonderful songs they wrote … one piece of music in particular is called ‘Slipping through my fingers’ … it wasn’t a massive hit but I love it … it’s a song for parents and it’s all about how quickly our children grow up … it’s a slow number and like a lot of their songs it’s a very catchy tune … the two women in Abba had great voices and it’s the kind of music you can also sing along to easily … even if you don’t have a great voice … I listen to Abba when I feel like a sing-song … and I especially like to listen when I’m doing the housework … it stops me thinking about the hard work …

· a piece of music: an item of music

· a pop group: a small group of people who play or sing pop music together

· a huge following: a large number of fans

· a massive hit: a record that sells lots of copies

· a catchy tune: a song that is easy to remember and makes you want to sing it

· a slow number: a song with a slow tempo

· to sing along to: to join in singing

· a sing-song: to sing informally, often with other people

Part 3-style questions

Examiner: Is the Internet a good or bad thing for the music industry? Thomas: On the one hand it’s good for marketing new musical talent or particular bands but it’s so easy to share and download tracks for free I think it is costing the industry a lot of money …

· musical talent: skilled at music

· to download tracks: to obtain music from the Internet

Examiner: Should music be treated as seriously as subjects like maths or sciences at school? Carla: I think it should … I don’t think it should be taught in a boring way … I mean making children read music … but I do think they should be encouraged to play instruments and to play things by ear perhaps … to keep the lessons fun …

· to read music: to understand and follow written musical notes

· to play by ear: to play without reading the musical notes

Examiner: Where do people usually enjoy listening to music? Sally: In lots of ways or places … as background music when they are doing something else … at concerts when a band goes on tour … or in clubs or discos …

· to go on tour: to go on a planned series of performances around a region or country

· background music: music that is played while something else is happening

Addition:

· adoring fans: people who love a particular band or singer

· to have a great voice: to sing well

· to be/sing out of tune: to not be in harmony/to sing the wrong notes 

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