1. Pre-Listening Exercise
Choose from the following:-
jazz, classical, folk, pop, reggae,
Can you think of others? Which do
you like? Which do you not like? Can
you say why you prefer some to others?
Bill: I've got them!
Susan: Got what?
Bill: The tickets of course.
Susan: You don't mean...?
Bill: Yes, for NSync!
Susan: But they are so expensive!
Bill: Well, it's my birthday next
week so I asked for some money in
Susan: That's fantastic! What a night
it will be, loads of people and a
great atmosphere. Can we make a day
Bill: Go to London in the morning?
That would be good, have some nice
food, see some sights and then on
to Wembley at night.
Susan: Brilliant! Do we know anyone
else who is going?
Bill: I can't think of anyone. It
isn't really Ken and Sally's scene.
They prefer jazz or classical.
Susan: Yea, they're Ok but I don't
know so much about them.
Bill: Have you ever been to the Proms?
Susan: No, I haven't. I've seen them
on television though. There's a great
atmosphere there too.
Bill: I suppose it's because there
are a lot of young people together.
Everyone wants to have a good time
so they just do.
Susan: Being with a crowd makes a
difference, doesn't it?
Bill: Classical music is supposed
to be very good for you, though. They
say it's good for children to listen
Susan: It can make you feel calm
or energetic. They play it on stations
and in shopping malls and restaurants,
don't they, to create the right atmosphere
for the people in those places?
Bill: Poor old Mozart would probably
turn in his grave.
Susan: They use it for adverts too.
Bill: Well, I like to just sit and
listen sometimes. There will never
be anything quite like those composers
again. I often listen to them on the
Susan: And I'd like to try a jazz
session for a change.
Bill: And what about folk music?
There are some great clubs you can
Susan: Well, our concert will be
fine for me just now. The only problem
is, what shall I wear?
Bill: It doesn't matter.
Susan: Oh yes it does! I'll have
to try to get some money from somewhere
Bill: Well, don't look at me!