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Speed Metal

Speed Metal

Date: Aug 29 2004


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Sometimes, it’s hard to identify what kind of music you like when someone asks you. It’s easier to avoid the labels and just give examples of what you like. That’s what Sara does in the following conversation.


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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





John:  So you’re kind of into like more hard rock?

Sara:  I’m, I don’t think I’d say hard rock.

John:  Like speed metal?

Sara:  Um, no. More like Metallica.

John:  That’s good. That’s good stuff.

Sara:  Yeah, I really like Poison.

John:  Yeah.

Sara:  Yeah. They’re really coming back in a big way.

John:  When were they popular?

Sara:  They’re popular right now.

John:  No, they’re not.

Sara:  Oh, come on. Where have you been? At a Nora Jones concert?

John:  What’s one of their songs?

Sara:  Um, _Slippery When Wet.

John:  One of their new songs.

Sara:  Um, it’s called *_Poison Lives.

John:  How does it go?

Sara:  I don’t remember ‘cause I’ve only heard it once.

John:  But it’s good?

Sara:  Oh, it’s fabulous!



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The band Poison is making a revival. They are back in the studio, recording tracks and planning tours. I was never really into Poison, to tell you the truth. But I’d think that someone who was into them would be thrilled to go see them live again. Have you ever gone to see a band you were really into, after they had reached their peak of popularity?



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I like speed metal but it isn't so interesting

12:01 PM May 04 2008 |

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