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Step 3: reporting what people say

Step 1: revising past tenses

Step 2: describing people, their taste in music and clothes

summary

trace your steps

on different tracks check out: an interview with your favourite musician or band


CHECK IN Your taste in music 1

Listen to the questions your teacher will ask you. Write your answers in the grid below.

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Try to reconstruct the questions your teacher asked, using your answers as prompts. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Now ask a peer the same questions and write down their answers in the grid below.

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Present your partner’s musical taste.

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Remember the time? Revising past tenses

1 / That time Look at the photos taken from a video about ‘That Time’ by Regina Spektor. Listen to the song and combine the lyrics (A to L) you will get, with the correct picture 1 – 12.

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Here are some sentences from the song’s lyrics. A few words have been underlined. Answer the questions about these words. How do you know what they mean? Highlight the context clue in the text in exercise 3. 1 Hey remember the time when I found a human tooth down on Delancey. Delancey (line 1) is the name of 

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I know this because of these words:  2 Hey remember that month when I only ate boxes of tangerines. So sweet and juicy, tangerines. A tangerine is a type of  I know this because of these words:  3 Hey remember that other time when I would only read the backs of cereal boxes. Cereal is a type of             you eat in the  I know this because of these words:   4 Hey remember that time I tried to save a pigeon with a broken wing. A pigeon is a type of  I know this because of these words:  5 Hey remember that time when I was broke. I didn’t care I just bummed from my friends. ‘to bum’ probably means  I know this because of these words:  3 Listen to the song again. Fill in the past simple form of the verb in the text below. Use the verbs in the box. Careful: some have to be used more than once. to be – to bum – to decide – to eat – to find – to get – to hallucinate – to have to – to OD – to see – to think – to try

That Time – Regina Spektor 1

Hey remember the time when I          a human tooth down on Delancey Hey remember that time we          to kiss anywhere except the mouth Hey remember that time when my favourite colours was pink and green Hey remember that month when I only          boxes of tangerines

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So sweet and juicy, tangerines Hey remember that time when I would only read Shakespeare Hey remember that other time when I would only read the backs of cereal boxes

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Hey remember that time when I would only smoke Parliaments Hey remember that time when I would only smoke Marlboros Hey remember that time when I would only smoke Camels 15

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freaky.

Divide the verbs you filled in into regular and irregular forms. Regular verbs Base form of verb

Past simple

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Do you still remember how to form the past simple? Use the text and fill in the grid about the form of the past simple. Complete each row from left to right. Choose your own verbs for the last three rows. Form of the past simple Subject

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1st p. sing.

I talked to him yesterday.

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Questions (?)

You didn’t see her.

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Did she tell him the truth?

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What about your past? a Write down 5 things you still remember from your past.

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Review when the past simple is used and fill in the sentences in the grammar box.

GRAMMAR

How to talk about past events Past simple

– We use the past simple when we talk about an action that happened in the and which is completely

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ago, last week, last January, when…

e.g. She tried to save a pigeon with a broken wing last week. – We also use the past simple for past habits and routines. In this case we can also use ‘used to + base form of the verb’ or ‘would + base form of the verb’:

e.g. As a teenager she would smoke Camels. / She used to smoke Camels. See p. 291

2 / Who was Tupac? READING

Read the Wikipedia profile of Tupac Shakur. Use the Strategy of Unit 3 (page 148) on 'how to deal with difficult words in a text' and also check the Strategy on 'how to read a text more effectively' in the box below.

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STRATEGY

look at the pictures and read the title(s) try to answer the WH-questions: who, what, where, how, why and when? look for context clues look for keywords, synonyms or related words look for numbers use a highlighter to mark the information you need

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Statement 1 His songs were often about violence, racism and other social problems.   2 His mother and father were active members of the White Power Movement.   3 He was killed in a car accident in 1996.   4 He studied rap music at the Baltimore School for the Arts.   5 He began his career in the music business as a tour manager for other rappers.   6 He worked as a light technician in Shakespeare plays.   7 His mother was convicted of conspiracy against the US government.   8 He was considered to be the best rapper in his school.   9 In 1986 the family moved to New York.   10 During the last years of his life he had a conflict with Kanye West.  

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Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper, record producer and actor. Shakur sold over 75 million records worldwide.

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Shakur was born on June 16, 1971, in the East Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City. His mother had just been released from jail a few weeks before his birth. His mother, Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Williams), and his father, Billy Garland, were active members of the Black Panther Party in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The infant was born a month after his mother was acquitted of more than 150 charges of ‘Conspiracy against the United States government and New York landmarks’ in the New York Panther 21 court case.

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At the age of twelve, Shakur enrolled in Harlem’s 127th Street Repertory Ensemble and was cast as the Travis Younger character in the play A Raisin in the Sun, which was performed at the Apollo Theatre. In 1986, the family relocated to Baltimore, Maryland. After completing his second year at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, he transferred to the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet. He performed in Shakespeare plays, and in the role of the Mouse King in the ballet The Nutcracker. Shakur, accompanied by one of his friends, Dana ‘Mouse’ Smith, as his beatbox, won many rap competitions and was considered to be the best rapper in his school. He was remembered as one of the most popular kids in his school because of his sense of humour, superior rapping skills, and ability to mix with all crowds. Shakur began his career in the music business as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist at the age of 20. The themes of most of Shakur’s songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, and other social problems. Both of his parents and several other people in his family were members of the Black Panther Party, whose ideals were refl ected in his songs. He also acted in movies like Poetic Justice (1993) and Above the Rim (1994). In 1994 Tupac got severely injured during an armed robbery. He survived 5 bullets, two of which in the head.

Tupac Amaru Shakur Born

Lesane Parish Crooks June 16, 1971 East Harlem, New York, USA

Died

September 13, 1996 (aged 25) Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Cause of death

Ballistic trauma

Other names

2Pac, Pac, Makaveli

Years active

1987–1996 Musical career

Genres

Hip hop

Occupation(s)

Rapper, activist, poet, actor, record producer, song writer

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Interscope (1991–95) Death Row (1995–96) Makaveli (1996)

Associated acts

Outlawz . Thug Life, Danny Boy, Digital Underground, Dr. Dre, Ice T, Suge Knight, Johnny ‘J’ K-Ci & JoJo,

During the latter part of his career, Shakur was a vocal participant during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, becoming involved in confl icts with other rappers, producers, and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and the label Bad Boy Records.

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On September 7, 1996, Shakur was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later.

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Ice Cube, Nate Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Stretch, Goodie Mob, Scarface, Richie Rich, Boot MC Hammer Website

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He decides to go solo. He wins many rap competitions at school. He performs in the play A Raisin in the Sun at the Apollo Theatre. He plays in the movie Poetic Justice. He dies in a drive-by shooting. He begins his music career as a roadie and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground. The family moves to Baltimore, Maryland. Tupac plays the role of the Mouse King in the ballet The Nutcracker. Tupac is born in East Harlem (New York). Tupac gets severely injured during an armed robbery. Tupac’s mother spends several months of her pregnancy in jail. He often argues with other rappers. Tupac’s parents are members of the Black Panthers.

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Have a closer look at the verb forms in the following sentences. a Indicate the verb forms. Which event comes first? Which one is next? first next e.g. After he had decided to go solo, he played in several movies. b Rephrase the sentence using ‘after’ and ‘before’. – Tupac’s mother had spent several months in jail before he was born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem. After   – He began his musical career after he had won many rap competitions at school. He  before 

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GRAMMAR

How to talk about past events Past perfect (simple)

We use                     tense to talk about something that happened in the past              something else in the past happened.

e.g. Before Tupac won rap competitions at school, his family had moved to Baltimore.

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After he had won rap competitions at school, he decided to start a musical career.

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a Complete the grid from left to right with your own examples. Then complete the rule on how to form the past perfect. Form of the past perfect simple Subject

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Questions (?)

I hadn’t talked to her before her wedding.

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Had you done something wrong?

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b Do you remember how to form the past participle? Write the verbs from exercise 2 in the correct column and write the past participle next to them. Form of the past participle Regular verbs

to die

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Study by heart! See the list on pages 93-95.

Complete the sentences with the verb in the past perfect simple tense. 1 When Rihanna was born (1988), Madonna  (already – to release) 3 albums. 2 When Taylor Swift released her first album (2006), Britney Spears          (already – to be married) twice. 3 Before Drake released his first album (2010),  (already – to appear) in Degrassi: The Next Generation. 4 When Adele performed ‘Skyfall’ (2012), Daniel Craig  (already – to play) James Bond in 2 movies. 5 Before Selena Gomez got together with The Weeknd in 2017, she  

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Follow the format of the sentences in exercise 3 using ‘before’ or ‘after’ and write some sentences using the past simple and the past perfect simple. 1 He performs in the play A Raisin in the Sun at the Apollo Theatre. / The family moves to Baltimore, Maryland. Before   2 The family moves to Baltimore, Maryland. / Tupac plays the role of the Mouse King in the ballet The Nutcracker. After   3 He decides to go solo. / He plays in the movie Poetic Justice.

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Tell the story of your life! a Write down 5 events in your (fictitious) life / (music) career. Then tell a partner about it. Use the past simple and the past perfect when you talk to your partner. Year

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Listen to the song ‘Only God can judge me’. a What do you think this title means? What could the song be about?   b The lyrics of the song contain several references to Tupac’s real life. Mark these items. He fears his black ‘homies’, not the white people who are supposed to be his ‘enemies’. His black friends get killed in drive-by shootings. He won a lot of rap contests at school. He dreamt of being shot and lying in the hospital. He has bad dreams about killing people. At the beginning of his musical career he had to work as a roadie. All black people probably live together in heaven as well. His mother was in jail just before she gave birth. If you are born black, you are condemned to a difficult life. You have no hope for the future.

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Step 2

What song are you listening to?

Describing people, their taste in music and their clothes

1 / Music and appearance 1

Do you still remember the musical genres your peers described at the beginning of this unit? Write them down here.      

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How to express your opinion How to express your opinion

How to express your preferences

In my opinion … Personally, I think … I’d / I would say that … I believe that…

I hate … I don’t like … I like … / I like … (much) more than … I prefer … / I prefer … to … / I have a (slight) preference for … I’m fond of … I love …

How to agree with someone

How to disagree with someone

You’re (absolutely) right. I agree! I think so too. That’s just what I was thinking. That’s true.

I don’t agree with you. I’m sorry to disagree with you, but … I don’t think so. See p. 97

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‘There was this guy with an oval face. He has a beard and rather heavy eyebrows. He looks well-built and he is wearing a grey hoodie under a jeans jacket. He looks really friendly.’

‘There was a woman with long straight black hair. She has a round face and she looks a bit Asian. She is wearing a black coat and a blue-purple scarf.’

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‘My favourite person is the guy with the beard and the heavy eyebrows. He has a long face. He is wearing a blue cap and a person T-shirt in a matching colour. He’s also wearing a hoodie under number  a black leather jacket. He has long dark wavy hair in a ponytail. I like that. He looks broad-shouldered, maybe a little overweight.’

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‘I liked the slim guy with grey hair and his glasses on his rather high forehead. He has an oval face, a big nose and a small mouth.’

‘The guy with the short blond curly hair is my favourite person in the video. He is tall and slim. He is wearing a leather jacket and a white T-shirt with a red heart on it. That is kind of an unusual combination.’

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2 / Music and instruments 1

Below are the lyrics of the song ‘I wanna be yours’ by Arctic Monkeys. a Match the sentences to complete the lyrics (one sentence has to be used twice). Choose from: – – – – – – –

That you’ll get cold without Hold your hair in deep devotion (how deep?) And I’ll never run out I won’t ever rust Breathing in your dust Let me be your coffee pot Are harder to hide than I thought

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You call the shots babe

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Maybe I just wanna be yours

Maybe I just wanna be yours

I wanna be yours, I wanna be yours

I wanna be yours, I wanna be yours

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MATT HELDERS ALEX TURNER

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If you were in a band, which instrument would you play and why? Or if you had to form a band with some of your peers, who would you pick for your band, and why? What kind of music would you make?

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Have you ever heard of the band Oasis? Do you know what their biggest hit was?

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Listen to Belgian radio presenter Stijn Van de Voorde interviewing Noel Gallagher. Listeners listening could send in questions and he then asked Noel Gallagher some of these questions. Which questions were asked?    

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1 He said that every time he came to Brussels he played the same venue and stayed in the same hotel. 2 He said that maybe he wasn’t seeing the real Brussels. 3 He said it was his twin brother who had engineered the record.

Complete the grammar box with information from exercise 6. How to report what someone said

GRAMMAR

Direct and indirect speech There are two ways of reporting what someone said. 1 You can repeat the exact words of that person, using quotation marks. We call this            . e.g. He said: ‘I fell in love with her immediately.’ 2 Or you use            , starting your sentence with ‘She said that...’, ‘He told me that…’. This is also called reported speech. e.g. He said that he had fallen in love with her immediately. When we change direct to indirect speech: –             change; –             references and             indications change; –             change. See p. 293

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Here are some things Elena, the singer of the band Daughter, said in an interview about a wild night out after their last European concert in Brussels. Change her words into indirect speech. 1 ‘We celebrated a little too much afterwards.’ e.g. Elena said (that) they had celebrated a little too much afterwards. 2 ‘I had trouble fi nding the bus after my night out.’

3 ‘All of us dispersed in this weird zombie-like drunk fashion.’

4 ‘I lost everyone.’

5 ‘I tried to phone Igor.’

6 ‘Igor’s phone was off, so I couldn’t reach him.’

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Who do you think said this? Match the quotes with the artists who said them. Quote

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1 I just want to make music. I don’t want people to talk about me.

A Kanye West obviously thinks he’s the greatest singer on earth.

2 You sound like a cat in a vacuum cleaner.

B Mariah Carey expresses her feelings about the third world.

3 My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to C Sam Smith isn’t always happy see myself perform live. with his looks. 4 An awful lot of gay popstars pretend to be straight. I’m going to start a movement of straight popstars pretending to be gay.

D Justin Bieber tries to describe the special vibes he felt during his concert.

5 Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I start crying. I mean, I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those fl ies and death and stuff.

E Britney Spears skipped geography class at school.

6 I don’t know what it was about tonight, but I felt like F Adele wants people to focus on a baby bunny smelling a spring fl ower. her music, not her looks. 7 I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan, because I G Christina Aguilera feels sorry for don’t like eating fi sh and I know that’s very popular people who aren’t able to listen to her music. out there in Africa. 8 I give money to a company that makes hearing aids. H Robbie Williams wants to start a More people should hear me sing. new trend. 9 Sometimes I’m really proud that I don’t look like I other pop stars. But there are also moments where I wish I had abs like Bieber.

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people to talk about her.

2 He said (that) she

like a cat in a vacuum cleaner.

3 He said (that)

greatest pain in life

he

never be able to see

that perform live.

4 He said (that) an awful lot of gay popstars

to be straight and that he

5 She said (that) whenever she those poor starving kids all over the world, she explained (that) she

TV and crying. She to be skinny like that, but not

with all those fl ies and death and stuff.

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6 He said (that) he             what it was about             , but that he             like a baby bunny smelling a spring flower. 7 She said (that) she             never really wanted to go to Japan, because she             like eating fish and that she             that             very popular out there in Africa. 8 She said (that) she             money to a company that             hearing aids and that / because more people             hear             sing. 9 He said that he 

really proud that he               like other

pop stars. He added that there         also moments that he  he         abs like Justin Bieber. 10 She said (that)                beauty for             and that society             define beauty. 11 Watch the video on the link you get from your teacher. This is an interview with Noel Gallagher.

listening

a Read the questions on your card and write short answers. b Now team up with two peers who watched another video. Report back to each other about the things Noel Gallagher said in his interview, based on the questions on your card. Use indirect speech correctly. 12 Listen to the conversation between 2 friends. a What expressions are used in the conversation to report what the other people said?

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 b Write down three items you remember from the interview.    c Now, tell a peer what was said in the conversation you listened to. Use some of the expressions in your report.

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SUMMARY

2004 Kanye recorded his fi rst album

2012 He met Kim Kardashian

Past simple and past perfect simple

2014 When his daughter North was born, he hadn’t gotten married to Kim yet

GRAMMAR

HOW TO talk about past events

Now

1 Past simple FORM Subject

Positive (+)*

Negative (-)

Questions (?)

1st p. sing.

I talked to him.

I didn’t talk to him.

Did I talk to him?

2nd p. sing.

You talked to him.

You didn’t talk to him.

Did you talk to him?

3rd p. sing.

She talked to him.

He didn’t talk to him.

Did she talk to him?

1st p. plur.

We talked to him.

We didn’t talk to him.

Did we talk to him?

2nd p. plur.

You talked to him.

You didn’t talk to him.

Did you talk to him?

3rd p. plur.

They talked to him.

They didn’t talk to him.

Did they talk to him?

Rule:

Subject + base of the verb + (e)d

Subject + didn’t / did not + base of the verb

Did + subject + base of the verb?

* Irregular verbs! Mind the irregular verbs in the positive form: e.g. I saw, you drew, she did, we drank USE - to talk about an action which happened in the past and that is completely over. There is often a specifi c time indication; three years ago, last week, last January, when…!

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2 Past perfect simple FORM Subject

Positive (+)

Negative (-)

Questions (?)

1st p. sing.

I had talked to him.

I hadn’t talked to him.

Had I talked to him?

2nd p. sing.

You had talked to him.

You hadn’t talked to him.

Had you talked to him?

3rd p. sing.

She had talked to him.

He hadn’t talked to him.

Had he talked to him?

1st p. plur.

We had talked to him.

We hadn’t talked to him.

Had we talked to him?

2nd p. plur.

You had talked to him.

You hadn’t talked to him.

Had you talked to him?

3rd p. plur.

They had talked to him.

They hadn’t talked to him.

Had they talked to him?

Rule:

Subject + had + past participle*

Subject + hadn’t / had not + past participle

Had + subject + past participle?

* Irregular verbs! Irregular verbs have an irregular past participle: e.g. seen, draw, done, drunk ... USE - to talk about something that happened in the past before another event that also took place in the past. e.g. Before they arrived at the concert, they had already drunk a couple of beers.

Past

had drunk past perfect

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HOW TO report what someone said

past perfect (simple and continuous) had played had been playing

Direct and indirect speech

past (simple and continuous) played was/were playing

present (simple and continuous) play are playing

present perfect (simple and continuous) have played have been playing

Pronouns Time and place

Verbs

Indirect speech

= repeating the exact words of a person, using quotation marks.

= starting a sentence with ‘She said that …’, ‘He told me that …’ usually in the past tense.

‘I met my wife in Ibiza 15 years ago.’

He said that he met his wife in Ibiza 15 years earlier.

‘We played in Paris last week.’ ‘I love it here!’

He said that they had played in Paris the week before. He said he loved it there.

Present tense 'I know all the best pubs in town.' 'We are playing in Brussels.' 'I don't remember where I am.' 'I always have fun in Brussels.' 'How can I thank all my fans in Brussels?'

Past tense He said he knew all the best pubs in town. They said they were playing in Brussels. He said he didn't remember where he was. He said he always had fun in Brussels. He asked how he could thank all his fans in Brussels.

Future tense ‘Kanye will play a big concert in Belgium.’

Would + base form of the verb He said he would play a big concert in Belgium.

Past tense ‘I met my wife in Ibiza 15 years ago.’

Past perfect tense He said that he had met his wife in Ibiza 15 years earlier.

Present perfect tense 'I have never seen so many fans in my life!' Past perfect tense ‘He had dated Amber Rose a couple of times.’

Past perfect tense He said he had never seen so many fans in his life. Past perfect tense He said he had dated Amber Rose a couple of times.

If the situation is still the same, you don’t need to change the verb to the past! Kanye: ‘I’m a romantic guy.’

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mandolin

keyboards

acoustic guitar

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trumpet

bass guitar





vocals/voice

congas









violin

piano

lead guitar

drums

VOCABULARY

1  MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS


2  DESCRIBING PEOPLE: APPEARANCE

full lips





round



heart-shaped



square

thin lips



SHAPE MOUTH AND LIPS









triangular 

mole/beauty spot

oval

Face

large





wrinkles

FEATURES

scar

freckles

almond-shaped

EYES

small



round



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HAIR

bun

black

stubble

TREATMENT

COLOUR

FACIAL HAIR

STYLE

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blond

bob

highlights

beard

bald

wavy

dyed

ginger/red

sideburns

grey/gray

TEXTURE

moustache

buzz(cut)

brown

straight

permed

auburn

unshaven

pony tail

curly

extensions

salt-and-pepper

goatee

braids


tall(ish)





short(ish)



medium height

GENERAL BUILD



well-built

overweight

slim/thin





full-figured/curvaceous/plump

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leather jacket

sunglasses

APPEARANCE

GENERAL OUTLOOK

WHAT YOU ARE WEARING

CLOTHES

ACCESSORIES

casual

waistcoat

felt hat

T-shirt

(head) scarf

smart

bonnet/hat

scruffy/shabby

cowboy hat

hoodie

bandana

frumpy/old-fashioned/ unfashionable

coat

cap

fashionable

jeans jacket

headband

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STRATEGY

HOW TO read a text more effectively 1

Before reading The basics Look at the picture(s). Read the title(s) first. Who wrote this?

Who is the text meant for?

Why did he/she write it?

Ask yourself What do you need to do with the text? Why do you have to read it?

What type of questions will you get?

2 While reading Global reading Try to answer the WH-questions: who / what / where / how / why / when?

Reading for details Look for context clues. Look for numbers if a year, an amount or a date is asked for.

After reading

Look for keywords, synonyms or related words. Use a highlighter or a pencil to flag up the information you need.

3

Check your understanding If possible, reread difficult passages. Have you completed the task?

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Have you understood the main points?

What would you do differently next time?

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HOW TO listen/watch more effectively Before listening/watching

1

Topic What do you know about the topic? What words come to mind?

Type of text/video What kind of text/video are you going to listen to / watch?

What do you already know about this type of text/video?

Task Do you understand the task? Read through the questions and highlight key words.

2 While listening/watching Focus on what you hear/see Think ahead: what might happen next? Take short notes.

Listen to the intonation and stress of the speakers.

Ignore the words you think are less important. Focus on key words and facts.

After listening/watching Check your understanding If possible, listen again to difficult passages. Have you completed the task?

Have you understood the main points?

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ON DIFFERENT TRACKS Revising past tenses

Check 1

READING

Read Lia Ices’ Wikipedia profile and answer the questions. a Using the prompts below, make a timeline about Lia Ices’ life. Put these words in the correct chronological order. fi rst piano lesson – Grown Unknown – Necima – Tisch School of Arts – Vermont 1

2

3

4

5

b Write sentences in the past simple using the prompts above. 1 At the age of fi ve

.

2

experimental theatre

3

her fi rst album

. in 2008.

4 She stayed there for six months before recording. 5 In 2011 c Join the two sentences using ‘before’, and putting the verbs in the past simple or the past perfect simple tense. 1 to spend six months in Vermont writing songs / to record her second album Before she recorded her second album, she . 2 to be with the Rare Book Room Records label / to sign a contract with the Jagjaguwar label Before she

. 3 to study theatre at the High School Wallnut Hill for the Arts / go to the Tisch School of Arts in New York Before she

. Score

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Lia Ices From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lia Ices is a singer-songwriter from Westport, Connecticut, currently living in Northern California. While she has been performing and recording for several years, Ices gained prominence when her song ‘Love is Won’, from her second studio album Grown Unknown, was played over the closing credits of the second-to-last episode of season one of HBO’s Girls on June 10, 2012.

Early life

Her mother is a photographer and book binder, and Ices says that her father has been a source of musical inspiration throughout her life, encouraging her to write her own songs from an early age. She began playing the piano at age 5, studied theatre at the preparatory high school Walnut Hill School for the Arts and went on to explore the worlds of dance and theatre at the Experimental Theatre Wing of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and by studying Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Kessel’s brother, Eliot, is also a musician, and a collaborator in her music.

Lia Ices Birth name

Lia Kessel

Born

Chicago, Illinois

Instruments

Vocals, keyboards

Years active

2008–present

Labels

Jagjaguwar

Associated acts

The Marina (band member), Wild Cries (band member)

Website

www.liaices.com

Music

In 2008, her fi rst full-length album, Necima, was released in September of that year, produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Rare Book Room Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The music webzine Pitchfork wrote of the album: ‘When Ices and Vernhes fi nd a creative symbiosis, usually on the record’s shorter, pop-leaning tracks, the results are spectacular.’ Critics compared her singing favourably to that of Kate Bush, and more contemporary artists like Feist and Bat For Lashes, as well as Tori Amos and Cat Power. In early 2011, Ices released her sophomore album, Grown Unknown, which was again mixed at the Rare Book Room Studios in Brooklyn, but released through her new label, Jagjaguwar Records. She spent six months in Vermont writing most of the album, and recorded the album at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY. The album’s second track, ‘Daphne’, features a duet with Bon Iver frontman, Justin Vernon. Critics found her voice more relaxed than on her debut album. On April 3, 2012, Jagjaguwar Records released a 7” single of Ices covering Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here,’ taken from Mojo Magazine’s Pink Floyd October 2011 special edition, The B side was another cover, of Syd Barret’s Late Night. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org

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Fill in the verbs in the past simple form in this biography about the early life of Beyoncé Knowles. Beyoncé

(1) (to be) born in Houston in 1981. Her mother

(2) (to work) as a hairdresser and her father was a sales manager. Beyoncé (3) (to attend) St. Mary’s Montessori School in Houston, where she

(4) (to

enroll) in dance classes. Her dance instructor Darlette Johnson

(5) (to

discover) her as a singer when she Beyoncé

(6) (to begin) humming a song and

(7) (to fi nish) it. At the age of seven Beyoncé (8) (to sing) John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ in a school contest and (9) (to win).

When she was eight, she and childhood friend Kelly Rowland (10) (to meet) LaTavia Roberson at an audition for an all-girl entertainment group. They

(11) (to be) placed into a group with three other girls as Girl’s Tyme,

and

(12) (to rap) and

(13) (to dance) on the talent

show circuit in Houston. In California they

(14) (to participate) in

Star Search, the largest talent show on national TV at the time. Girl’s Tyme (15) (not to win) the contest, but they (16) (to become) famous anyway. In 1995 Beyoncé’s father group

(17) (to cut) the original line-up to four and the (18) (to continue) performing. In 1996, the girls

(19) (to record) their debut album under an agreement with Sony Music, and later (20) (to get) a contract with Columbia Records. Score

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Make sentences in the past perfect simple tense about the career of The Divine Comedy using the prompts. Start each sentence with ‘Something strange happened after …’. 1 Neil Hannon / to start / the band / in 1989 Something strange happened after

2 the band / to release / their fi rst album / in July 1990 Something strange happened after

3 two band members / to leave

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4 The Divine Comedy / to achieve / its greatest commercial success / in the years 1996-99 Something strange happened after

5 Neil Hannon / to choose / his suit to perform on stage for the fi rst time Something strange happened after

6 Neil Hannon / to sing backing vocals / on ‘No Regrets’ by Robbie Williams Something strange happened after

7 Neil Hannon / to work together / with Tom Jones Something strange happened after

8 Neil Hannon / to write a few songs / for the movies Amélie Poulain and The Hitchhiker’s

Guide to the Galaxy Something strange happened after

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Imagine you are a rock star and you are interviewed by a journalist of Rolling Stone, a very famous music magazine. a Preparation: think about your crazy rock star life. What important life events have happened to you? Use the time line to chronicle your life. b Action: use your written preparation (your own events and the prompts given) to tell the journalist (your partner) all about your life. Make sure you use the correct (past) tenses.

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1985

born

fi rst live performance

2005

end up in hospital after …

2015

Taylor Swift

Today

c Reflection: after you have told your life story to your partner, use the checklist to reflect on your interview. Checklist: interview

Yes

I think so

No

1 Content • I used the timeline to prepare what I was going to say. • I said all the items of my timeline. 2 Language • I used the (past) tenses correctly. • I tried to speak fl uently. • I minded my pronunciation. Feedback

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You are going to interview Lia Ices. Complete the questions you are going to ask. Use the prompts and the correct verbs from the box. Make sure you use the correct verb tense. to ask – can – to come out – to discover – to move – to react – to start – to study – to take 1

Age / play the piano?

2

When / have / a special talent?

3

Where / music?

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4 When / first album?  5 Why / Vermont / write second album?  6 How long / record new album?  7 People from the TV series Girls / use your song ‘Love is won’ in an episode?    Score

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Check 2 1

Describing people, their taste in music and their clothes

Describe Lia Ices. a Preparation: look at the photos of Lia Ices. What does she look like? b Action: write a short description (about 30 words). Make sure you talk about her face, her outfit and what sort of music you think she makes, based on what she looks like.

Picture 1:      Picture 2:      

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WRITING


c Reflection: check your text by filling in the checklist. Checklist: description Lia Ices

Yes

I think so

No

1 Content and structure • I wrote in full sentences (25-30 words). • I described her clothes and accessories. • I described her appearance: face, hair, body. • I said what music I think she makes. 2 Language • I used the correct words: if I didn’t know a word, I used the Summary to look it up. • I used a good expression to give my opinion about the type of music she makes. • I used correct spelling and punctuation. Feedback

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ex. 6

Fill in the correct word under each picture.

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2 

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3

Fill in this crossword puzzle. ACROSS 2 If we want to say someone has thick lips, we call them … lips. 4 If you weigh too much, you are …

8 9 Dracula had a very … complexion. 12 If your eyesight isn’t perfect, you can wear … or contacts. 14 A woman with brown hair is a … 16 17 Another word for ‘red’ hear is ... hair. 18 When people get older, they get … (but Botox can fix that!)

DOWN 1 That third-degree burn left a horrible … on his hand. 3 My twin sister loves clean-shaven men, but I prefer them … 5 To make your eyes speak even more, you can get false … 6 If you are not too thin and not too fat, not too tall and not too short, and you have just the right amount of muscles, you are … 7 If you aren’t happy with your hair colour, you can always change it. There’s nothing wrong with … hair. 10 If you start losing your hair, you may get … very soon. 11 People with curls often want … hair. 13 If you have been out in the sun for too long, you will look … 15 18 If your hair isn’t completely straight, but not very curly either, it’s somewhere in between. We call it … hair.

1

2 4

5

3

6 7

8 9 10

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12

13

14 15

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Which word is the odd one out? Explain why. 1 freckles – a mole – a scar – a beauty spot   2 cheekbones – eyelashes – braids – forehead  3 a bun – bangs – a pony tail – a wrinkle  4 a moustache – sideburns – bob – a beard   5 tanned – slim – plump – shortish   Score

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You are a music producer and you want to form a new band consisting of four of your peers. As you know, in a lot of bands musical talent is not really necessary. You are just looking for four very different ‘types’ so that each fan can identify with at least one band member.

SPEAKING

a Preparation: form your band and fill out this report on the band members’ looks. Also, decide who is going to play which instrument. Name

Instrument

Hair

Face

Body

























































































































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c Refl ection: refl ect on this speaking exercise by fi lling in the checklist. Checklist: forming a band

Yes

I think so

No

1 Content • I used the correct words for the instruments. • I described the looks of every band member. • I used the Summary if I didn’t know a word. 2 Presentation • I spoke fl uently. • I minded my pronunciation. Feedback

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Play the game ‘Guess who?’ with a partner. a Think of at least 5 celebrities. b Ask each other questions, such as ‘Does he have a big nose?’, ‘Is he wearing a hat?’ or ‘Does he wear glasses?’ to fi nd out the mystery identity from your partner. Score

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Read the statements about the interview with Lia Ices and highlight the most important word or the main idea. Then listen to the interview.

listening

a Mark in the grid if these statements are true or false. Statement

True

False

1 Grown Unknown is Lia Ices’ first album. 2 Lia likes to play songs in a completely different way compared to the way the songs sound on the album. 3 Lia sees her songs as ‘poems to music’. 4 Lia had a specific theme in mind before she started writing songs for her album. 5 She wrote her album in the summer of 2011. 6 Lia Ices lives in the countryside. 7 She felt very unhappy when writing the songs, and that made it easier. 8 When she was writing songs for her album in Vermont, she didn’t have time for anything except writing music. 9 Lia studied ballet at the Tisch School of the Arts. 10 Justin Vernon (=singer of the band Bon Iver) heard the song ‘Daphne’ and he felt it needed a male voice. Total:

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b Correct 5 of the false statements of exercise 1 by reporting what she really said. Use indirect speech (for formal writing). e.g. Lia didn’t say that she …, but she said that she … 1 Lia didn’t say              Total:

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These are some sentences from Lia Ices’ interview. Report what she said.

Source: www.amazon.com

1 ‘Grown Unknown is my second album.’ She said (that)  2 ‘I normally live in a big city.’ She said (that)  3 ‘We’re playing a gig in Europe at the moment.’ She explained (that)  4 ‘I studied at the Tisch School of Arts.’ She told us (that)  5 ‘It was in the depth of winter.’ She said (that)  6 ‘I had a lot of time to bake bread and read books.’ She said (that)  7 ‘We went for walks in the snow.’ She said (that)  8 ‘We must get the fire started immediately after getting up.’ She said (that)  9 ‘Justin Vernon can sing beautifully.’ She said (that)  10 ‘I will work with him on my next album as well.’ She said (that) 

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ex. 5

Choose the correct quote. 1 Albert Einstein said that he lived his daydreams in music. ‘I lived my daydreams in music.’ ‘I live my daydreams in music.’ ‘I have lived my daydreams in music.’

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2 Writer Jane Austen said that life without music wasn’t worth living. ‘Life without music isn’t worth living.’ ‘Life without music won’t be worth living.’ ‘Life without music was worth living.’ 3 Writer Hans Christian Andersen said that life was like a beautiful melody in which the lyrics were messed up. ‘Life is like a beautiful melody in which the lyrics are messed up.’ ‘Life was like a beautiful melody in which the lyrics were messed up.’ ‘Life has been like a beautiful melody in which the lyrics have been messed up.’ 4 Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said that without music, life would be a mistake. ‘Without music, life is a mistake.’ ‘Without music, life was a mistake.’ ‘Without music, life has been a mistake.’ ‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’ 5 Taylor Swift said that people hadn’t always been there for her, but music always had. ‘People aren’t always there for me, but music always is.’ ‘People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.’ ‘People hadn’t always been there for me, but music always had.’ 6 Classical musician Gustav Mahler said that he was hitting the walls, but that the walls were giving way. ‘I was hitting the walls, but the walls were giving way.’ ‘I have been hitting the walls, but the walls have been giving way.’ ‘I’m hitting the walls, but the walls are giving way.’ 7 Writer Nick Hornby said that he had once ended a relationship because their record collections had been too different. ‘I once ended a relationship because our record collections were too different.’ ‘I have once ended a relationship because our record collections have been too different.’ ‘I had once ended a relationship because our record collections had been too different.’ 8 Bono said that music could change the world because it could change people.’ ‘Music can change the world, because it can change people.’ ‘Music could change the world, because it could change people.’ 9 Louis Armstrong said that all music was folk music because he had never heard a horse sing. ‘All music is folk music. I never hear a horse sing.’ ‘All music was folk music. I never heard a horse sing.’ ‘All music is folk music. I have never heard a horse sing.’

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10 Which musician said that when he was writing a song, it felt like therapy? ‘When I’m writing a song, it feels like therapy.’ ‘When I was writing a song, it felt like therapy.’ ‘When I have written a song, it feels like therapy.’ 7 – 10 All done!

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You travelled to Oxford to interview a local rock band. The night before your interview you met the band in the hotel bar and you had an informal conversation about the topics you would interview them about the next day. Here are some things the lead singer told you after his tenth beer. nt pretty late. I lear ‘I got into music when I was 15. to play the guitar strument I play.’ It’s still the only in

‘We played at Webster hall in New York last November. That was amazing.’ on my irlfriend g t s r fi y ‘I had m was 22.’ e when I m o R to trip ‘I was born in Shipston -on-Stour, but my parents and I mo ved to London when I was 12 .’

‘We’ve p layed in Brussels but we w once, ill never p lay in B again. T elgium he coun try is ju and we st too sm can ear all n more money if play in b we igger co untries.’

gle.’

‘I’m 25 years old. I’m sin ‘I studied medicine at university, but I didn’t graduate.’

‘I love beer. I hate gin-tonic. Too posh for me!’

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Write a short report. a Preparation: read the quotes by famous rock stars. Choose your 2 favourite quotes and choose 1 you don't really like very much. b Action: write a text (about 75 words) in which you report on what these rock stars said, and why you like / don't like what they said.

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‘I love you all; I love you more than 3 life itself, but you’re all fucking mad.’ Ozzy Osbourne to his family (2002)

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‘I love samosas filled wi th mincemeat. My mum makes really great ones.’ Zayn Malik (2012)

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‘One of my motivations in life is to 6 be a billionaire.’ Birdman (2013)

‘You may be talented, but you’re not Kanye West.’ Kanye West (2016)

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c Reflection: check your final text by filling in the checklist. Checklist: report

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1 Content and structure • My text is at least 75 words long. • I wrote about my two favourite and my least favourite quote. • I explained my opinion in a clear way. 2 Language • I used indirect (or reported) speech correctly: I checked my tenses. • I used some expressions to talk about my preferences. • I used correct vocabulary, and if I didn’t know a word, I consulted a dictionary. • I used correct spelling and punctuation. Feedback

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CHECK OUT: AN INTERVIEW WITH YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICIAN OR BAND Orientation You will listen to an interview with one of your favourite singers or bands and then make a profi le of who they are and report on what they said.

Preparation Look for an interview with your favourite musician/band on YouTube. Choose an interview from The Graham Norton Show, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show or Chatty Man (if you can bear it), or any other show you like. Fill in this form while watching.

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Favourite musician/band Name Appearance

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Remarkable or funny things he/she/they say(s) in the interview; fun facts you discovered about him/her/ them (at least 5!)

A funny story they tell; write prompts

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Describe your favourite musician/band. a Write a very short biography: who is he/she, who are they? What instruments do they play? What genre do they play? b Describe their appearance and the clothes they wore in the interview. c Report on fi ve quotes or a funny anecdote told by your favourite musician/band using indirect speech. If there weren’t 5 good things in this interview, look for another interview. Before you start writing, have a look at the checklist in the refl ection.

Reflection 3

Reflect on your work by filling in this checklist. Checklist: musician/band report 1 Preparation • I watched at least 1 interview with my favourite band/musician. • I wrote down a few notes while I was watching. 2 Content • I described my favourite singer/band’s biography. • I described my favourite singer/band’s looks (in particular in the interview I watched). • I reported on fi ve things they said or a funny anecdote. 3 Language use • I used the past simple and past perfect correctly when talking about past events in the biography. • I used the correct vocabulary to talk about people’s looks and clothes. • I used indirect speech correctly when reporting on the quotes or anecdotes. • I used correct spelling and punctuation. Feedback

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