Thứ Tư, 2 tháng 12, 2020

Talking about Music!


Vocabularies:

  1. To concentrate /ˈkɑːnsntreɪt/ = to focus ON /ˈfoʊkəs/

Ex:


I can’t concentrate on working when it’s noisy


2. To be good at # To be bad at


Ex:


I’m very good at dancing but quite bad at singing.


3. Sing karaoke /ˌkæriˈoʊki/


4. Karaoke shop/ bar/ box = KTV (an abbreviation of Karaoke Television)


Ex:


We went to KTV last weekend and had so much fun!




5. Musical instrument / /ˈmjuːzɪkl ˈɪnstrəmənt/


(like: piano/ violin/ guitar/ drum/ organ...)


6. Saxophone (noun)/ˈsæksəfoʊn/


7. Ukulele (noun) /ˌjuːkəˈleɪli/


8. Lyric /ˈlɪrɪk/ (noun)


9. Tune /tuːn/ = Melody /ˈmelədi/ (noun)


10. Rhythm /ˈrɪðəm/ (noun)


11. Beat /biːt/ (noun)




11. Try/ do someone’s best (verb)


Ex:


I will try my best to learn how to play the guitar.


12. Move someone’s body (verb)


Ex:


I don’t know how to dance but I love moving my body to the beat


13. Singing competition /ˌkɑːmpəˈtɪʃn/ (noun)


To compete /kəmˈpiːt/


Competitive /kəmˈpetətɪv/ (adj)


Competitor /kəmˈpetɪtər/ (noun)


Ex:


Cocacola is the biggest competitor of Pepsi.


14. Live music


15. To cheer somebody up


Ex:


I usually listen to Rock whenever I wanna cheer myself up.


16. To mind + Verb-ing


Ex:


I don’t mind lending you my books, but you have to return them to me.


17. Musician /mjuˈzɪʃn/ (noun)


More questions to practice speaking:

  1. Do you like singing?
  2. Why or why not?
  3. Are you good at singing?
  4. Do you like singing karaoke? What is your favorite karaoke song to sing?
  5. Do you often go to KTV?
  6. How often do you go to KTV?
  7. Who do you often go to KTV with? and where?
  8. Can you play a musical instrument? If yes, what do you play?
  9. How long have you been playing?
  10. Can you concentrate on working or studying when listening to music?
  11. Can you play the drums?/ the guitar/ the piano/ the violin/ the ukulele...?
  12. Do you like dancing? Do you know how to dance? Are you good at dancing?

Example:


I really love singing when i have free time because I feel relaxed. I’m not good at singing, but I enjoy singing karaoke and I often go to KTV with my friends or my colleagues or my family once or twice a month. There’re some very fun Karaoke bars in town like Light, Overture and so on.


I don’t know how to play any musical instrument but if I have a chance, I will learn how to play the guitar. I think it’s not easy to play the guitar but I will try my best.


I don’t always listen to music when working/ doing my homework, but sometimes when I feel stressed or bored, I will listen to my favorite songs. I don’t know how to dance but I love moving my body to the beat.

What kind of music do you like?


1/ Pop /pɑːp/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAyKJAtDNCw




What kinds of music do you like?

  • I like/ love/ enjoy
  • I’m into
  • I’m keen on
  • I’m fond of
  • I’m interested in
  • I’m addicted to
  • I’m crazy/ mad bout
  • I fancy
  • I can’t live without

Ex:


I’m really crazy about Rap because i love the lyrics


What kinds of music you dislike?


I dislike/ don’t like


I’m not into


I’m not crazy about


I’m not a big fan of


Ex:


I’m not a big fan of Rock because it’s too noisy for me.


Practice speaking by answering these following questions:


1/ What kind of music do you like? Why?


2/ What kind of music you don’t like? Why not?


3/ Who is your favorite singer/ band?


4/ Why do you like him/her/ them?


5/ What’s your favorite song?


6/ Why do you like that song?


7/ Do you like country/ jazz music?


8/ Have you ever joined a singing competition?


9/ Do you watch any musical TV shows? What is it?


10/ How much time do you spend listening to music?


11/ How often do you listen to music?


12/ Where do you often listen to music?


13/ Do you like live music? Do you often go to live music bar/ coffee shop?


14/ What kind of music do you listen to to cheer you up?


15/ Where do you usually listen to music?


16/ Which songs do you prefer in English or in Vietnamese?


17/ Do you mind singing in front of people?


18/ What makes you like a song? the lyrics or the melody?


19/ Who is the most famous musician from your country?


20/ Who is your favorite musician?

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