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Beach Boys
Beach Boys

Learn the Future Progressive Tense

Date: Aug 13 2012

Themes: Music

Grammar: Future Progressive Tense


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The Beach Boys have grown up. This surfer rock band from California had dozens of hit songs in the 1960s. At one point, the Beach Boys even rivaled the Beatles for the most popular band in the world. But the band’s main songwriter, Brian Wilson, struggled with drug abuse and mental health problems, and things started to go downhill for the Beach Boys beginning in the 1970s. Now they’ve reunited for a new tour celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. Hear Jason explain to Amy why he can’t wait to attend a Beach Boys concert.

海滩男孩已经长大了。这个来自加利福利亚的冲浪摇滚乐队在二十世纪 60 年代拥有许多畅销歌曲。海滩男孩曾一度与世界最受欢迎的披头士乐队相媲美。但由于乐队的主要作曲家布莱恩·威尔森 (Brian Wilson) 滥用药物,精神健康出现问题,从二十世纪 70 年代初开始,海滩男孩逐渐没落。现在,为庆祝乐队成立 50 周年,他们为了新的巡回演出而再次相聚。请听詹森向艾米解释他迫不及待参加海滩男孩演唱会的原因。


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Jason:  So, after 20 years of not playing together, the Beach Boys are doing a world tour! How excited are you?

Amy:  Not that excited. The Beach Boys are…

Jason:  Timeless? I know. They’re amazing.

Amy:  I was gonna say kind of old fashioned and corny.

Jason:  What?

Amy:  Yeah.

Jason:  Those harmonies, like that’s the backbone of Western music, you know?

Amy:  But they’re just always so upbeat and sunny. The songs…I feel like it’s too fluffy. There’s not enough depth, you know?

Jason:  Oh, you just haven’t gone deep enough in their catalog because, you know, like Pet Sounds, that’s a pretty experimental album.

Amy:  I’ve heard that. But I’m just too put off by everything I’ve heard already to really want to go any further.

Jason:  Well, do you like going to the beach?

Amy:  I like going to the beach, sure, but I don’t know…I don’t necessarily want to listen to the Beach Boys while I’m at the beach.

Jason:  Wow. The Beach Boys are playing in my head when I’m at the beach, no matter what.

Amy:  Will you be going to one of their concerts?

Jason:  Oh yeah, and I talked to someone who’s been to one, and she said it was unbelievable. Everyone of all ages were dancing, ‘cause it’s their 50th anniversary tour, so there’s people in their 70s who saw them when they were in their 20s.


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Jason tells Amy about the Beach Boys’ reunion tour. They haven’t played together in 20 years. Now they are reuniting for a world tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band.

Although Jason is really excited about the Beach Boys’ new tour, Amy isn’t interested. She says she finds their music to be corny and too upbeat. Jason thinks she just hasn’t listened to enough Beach Boys songs.

Do you like the Beach Boys? What kind of music do you like to listen to at the beach? Will you be going to any concerts this year?



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A while ago i went to the beach and listened to some songs and since then every time i listen to them automatically i remember these moments at the beach with the same refreshing feeling.

01:33 PM Aug 13 2012 |



Beach Boys  Wow Wow  I like it , It’s very fun with the   ’’ray ’’ music Cool

01:31 PM Aug 13 2012 |



i don’t know about beach boys and their songs but i am sure some of their beach songs would be nice cheeky and cool. i am happy about their reunion and wish them luck. i like music but it totally depends on mood some times loud to upbeat and sometime slow. sufi music is also a very fine form of music if we go down to hill somehow, to regain our soul depth.

12:21 PM Aug 13 2012 |



Hello, let us become friends, nice to miss you!!Tongue out

09:17 AM Aug 13 2012 |




I do not even hear of the name.

I am not even born at that age.

But I am sure they were a good team will be always if they reunited.


08:51 AM Aug 13 2012 |

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United Kingdom

What a fun beach boy they are! I like listen to their Music when I get have more chance really …....

07:16 AM Aug 13 2012 |

Irene Forever


I’m not a fan of the Beach boys, though I admit their music is rathe good. The group is rather old as they were popular in the 60-th.

Actually I love listen to music I enjoy, otherwise I don’t feel any emotions.

What do I listen to at the beach? The music other people listen to in a very  loud sound so as to make the whole mess in my ears.:)

06:50 AM Aug 13 2012 |




i hope everyone of us ,should pay great attention to their health! and i  hope this band, the performance even more wonderful future

05:48 AM Aug 13 2012 |




I don’t like the Beach Boys, when I stay on the beach what kind of music I like to listen is “Song for Life”  it is the kind of song that has elements of folk and country music with the lyric that carries the political message of freedom and equality. No I never going to concerts because it crowd peoples so I don’t like to go concerts.

05:26 AM Aug 13 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie


Beach Boys!.. No, I don’t know them, but surely I’ll search them …Laughing

I like quiet music on the beach and sometimes loud music..hmm, I think it depends on the temper..

I don’t go to concerts, I’m not interested in them, but I like watching plays in theatres.. _ Smile

04:00 AM Aug 13 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie


Beach Boys!.. No, I don’t know them, but surely I’ll search them …Laughing

I like quiet music on the beach and sometimes loud music..hmm, I think it depends on the temper..

I don’t go to concerts, I’m not interested in them, but I like watching plays in theatres.. _ Smile

04:00 AM Aug 13 2012 |




I’d love to go to  the concert of the Beach Boys. Especially if there gonna be dancing for all ages. It will be awesome. I just listened to them and the first movie that came to my mind was American Graffiti, it’s classic and, yes, there’s one song by the Beach Boys in the movie, Serfin’ Safari. I think the concert will be a lot of fun and positive energy, like  Nickelback I’ve visited recently where people of all the ages were gathered and had fun! It would be good to make a musical about the Beach Boys as well, just like the Jersey Boys I saw last year ))



Saudi Arabia

Frankly , I don’t know Beach Boys band.

And I don’t know their songs.

I like beach I think it’s awesome place for peace of mind.

And the songs I’d listen to them if I went to the beach happy songs :)

Umm it depends on your mood so ..

I’m not gonna go to any concerts , I never go there. LOL



02:27 AM Aug 13 2012 |

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