Like many other young people, Anna has got a music band with her friends. Listen to her talking about her group and then create a music band with information from the internet. You will learn a lot of vocabulary about music. Finally, you may write a composition about any activities you share with your friends.
Listen to this conversation carefully and answer the test questions. But first, read the instructions by pressing the Instrucciones button. You'd better read the whole conversation a couple of times before answering the questions. Feel free to stop the recording after each question and rewind when necessary. So, open your ears!
(On the next page is the audio transcription, but don't look at it until you have finished the test.)
I bet you'd like to form your own music band with your friends. Why not? That could be a great experience, and your band might even become famous, who knows? You can find information about it at wikihow.com, a wiki where a lot of people like you write about how to do anything. Have a look at these two articles to begin with. You don't have to read the whole texts, but pay attention to the words in bold, which will guide you through the process.
Now do the following activities:
(If you are really interested in this subject, you may also want to read 10 Mistakes Bands and Musicians Make.)
Now you can write about a hobby or activity that you practise with your friends regularly. Use the Present Simple Tense together with adverbs and expressions of frequency, which you can revise in this presentation:
You can write about your activities by:
Read this audio transcription only when you have finished the test or if you find it difficult to do.
J--What do you do for a hobby, Anna?
A--Well, my hobbyï¿½s a little unusual I guess! I sing in a band with some of my friends. Bob plays drums, Jane plays guitar, Sally plays keyboard and Dan plays bass guitar.
J--Really! What kind of music do you play?
A--We play rock and roll songs and sometimes we play gigs in village halls and clubs! We often make mistakes - we need more practice. Dan's the worst. He often plays out of time or out of tune! He doesn't play very well, to be honest. But he's very energetic and dances wildly on stage. The audience enjoys that. Jane isn't too good either. She doesn't always remember when to start playing. And sometimes she doesn't remember when to stop! Luckily, Bob is very good. When the song is near the end he reminds everyone to stop! Sally is good too. She is shy and doesn't enjoy playing on stage, but she can read music and she never plays a wrong note.
J--Do you make any mistakes?
A--Of course not, I'm great - I'm a really good singer. I practise all the time - in the shower, in the kitchen, at night, even in class sometimes! I don't think we're too bad, really. I don't really want to be famous - I just love singing!
Audio from Malted.
Texto de Alejandro Valero - 19.03.06
URL del artículo: http://www.tinglado.net/?id=annas-music-band
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