Learn English Conversation — English Today Beginner Level 3 — DVD 3

Learn English Conversation — English Today Beginner Level 3 — DVD 3

Lesson 3

Hello! And welcome back to ‘English 2day!’

And this DVD3 of the beginner level.  And in this DVD you will see 2 more episodes of our story ‘That’s life!’  And then in our special TV programs you’ll see an interview with our travel expert about ‘Dubai, a new destination’. Followed by a discussion a music expert in ‘Sing and song’. Then in the grammar section we will study the modal verb ‘can’, makin suggestions with ‘would like’ and more about ‘some’ and ‘any’.  Okay? So have fun!

-Okay, are you ready?

-Yes, I am.

-Thank you for coming today…

-Thank you. I’m here for the part of Danny Zuco, Grease.

-Right, good. Can I ask you a few questions?

-Certainly, go ahead.

-Can you read and write fluently in Italian?

-Yes, I can.


-And.. Is this the first time you’ve  ever sung in this role?

-To be honest, yes. But  I’m sure I’m perfect for it. Okay.  And can I hear a song from the musical?

-Ehh… well, I…

-Please sir,  don’t  hesitate…  you’re here for the audition!

-Okay, okay… ‘Summer loving happened so fast…’

-Excellent, perfect. Come on, let’s  go to the kitchen!

‘Summer loving happens so fast…’ Do you think Peter has the ability to become a star?

Well, so far we have seen the verb ‘can’ used for ability, but ‘can’ is a very interesting verb, because you can actually use it in four different situations. So, ‘can’ for ability, but also we can use it with requests, simple requests. So for example: ‘Can I have some more wine please?’ or ‘Can I have some more pasta?’

That is a simple request, alright?  So that’s another example of ‘can’.  Then we can use it for permission, for example ‘Can I go to the toilet please?’ or ‘Can I open a window? It’s hot in here.’ And  the answer will be giving permission: ‘Sure you can open a window, that’s no problem.’ Alright?  So that’s permission. Then the fourth use of ‘can’ is with prohibition, ‘can’t’ so for example. ‘Mr. Monkey! Yeah! You can’t use my computer!’ He’s always using my computer and … doing something to it… So ‘You can’t use my computer’ prohibition, alright? So those are the four different uses of ‘can’: ability, permission, request and prohibition. Let’s look at those now on the screen, together okay?

So, ‘ability’ we have already studied, a simple request: ‘Can I ask you a few questions?’ , “Can I make a phone call?’, ‘Can I hear part of the music?’ you know when Jack asked… Jack and Peter? “Can I hear part of the music?’

Then, asking permission: “Can I go to the party?’ you know, children… parents?

‘Can he come with me?’ and ‘Can we use your car?’ And then you give permission using ‘can’, ‘Yes, you can watch television for one hour’, parents to children. Or, ‘Sure, you can use my computer’. But I won’t tell mr Monkey that… and ‘They can pay by credit card’ for example, alright/. And then, prohibition: ‘You can’t go out tonight’, ‘You can’t go out tonight’, ‘She can’t come to the party’ and ‘They can’t use my computer.’ Okay? Alright? So the verb ‘can’ very interesting! Ability, simple requests, permission and prohibition, ok? Great! So you’re studying very well and I look forward to see you again very soon in the next lesson, so bye for now! Bye!

-Hi jack! Good morning! Look at this picture of Beck Nickholson windsurfing

-I know him… Can you windsurf?

-Yes, I’m not great, but I can windsurf a little. I like windsurfing on summer holidays. And what about you?

-No, I’m afraid I can’t. But I can swim pretty well.

-It’s a great sport!  What sports do you like doing?

-Well, I can play tennis but I’m not very good at it…Oh, I can play chess very well!

-Chess, that’s not a sport! That’s a hobby!

-No, it’s a sport!  Can you play chess? No, I don’t like playing cards, chess, or other table games.

-So what do you do during the winter?

-Oh, I go to the gym. I can play basketball pretty well. I can also do a little karate.

-That’s interesting. I can do a little karate as well! Where so you go?

-I like going to the Karate Gym on 14th street.

-Oh, interesting. I’m looking for a gym! Why don’t we go there together? I’m usually free on Saturdays.

-Sure… But I never go on Saturday: it’s the only day I have to spend time with Sharon. I usually go on Friday afternoons… But now I’m so nervous about my audition that I don’t have time for the gym, and for Sharon too… She’s getting pretty angry…

-Well…if you want I can take you out sometimes…

-oh, Jack, you’re such a good friend!  Maybe you can help me with my audition too!

-All right.

Hello and welcome back to ‘English 2day!’ your live TV program where you can learn the English language. Now in that last episode of ‘That’s life!’  we’ve  learned that Peter can windsurf a little, Peter can play basketball, he can do karate. But he can’t play chess, cards or table games. Jack can swim, can play tennis, can play chess, can do karate, but he can’t play basketball. Now, they were talking about ability and we use the verb ‘can’ to do that. So, girls, let’s talk about  your boyfriends. What can your boyfriends do? Can they cook? Can they clean the house, like Ann? Can they make you happy? Let me tell you about my boyfriend. Well, he can cook very well, wonderful South American dishes, delicious!  He can surprise me, he brings me flowers and chocolates, he can make me laugh! And what else can he do? Well, actually he can’t sew, mind you, not many man can, so that’s not really a problem, he can’t see very well at night, sometimes a problem. And what else? Oh yes, he can’t speak Welsh. But not many people can, so again that’s not really a problem. He can do many things. So you see I was talking about his abilities, and that’s when we use ‘can’, let’s look at the screen. So in the positive form I can say: ‘I can play the piano’, ‘She can speak Spanish’. Now notice the pronunciation of ‘can’, becomes ‘cn’.

She cn, she cn speak Spanish. He can play tennis, we can speak German. Alright? So ‘can’ becomes ‘cn’ when we speak.

Now the negative form is ‘can not’ but we abbreviate it when we speak  so it becomes ‘can’t’. Now notice the difference in pronunciation between ‘can’ and ‘can’t’? Yeah? So the examples are: they can’t understand you, I can’t windsurf, Sharon can’t cook every day. And notice the form never changes, it’s like ‘should’, so we say ‘can’, ‘can’t’. I can, you can’. So, that’s really useful, alright?

The question form is again simple, you put ‘can’ in front of the subject. So we say: can you speak Italian? Can she drive? Can he cook? What can you do? Alright? So, the form is simple, ‘can’ with every subject form, then the infinitive without ‘to’, so not difficult.

So, whenever you’re talking to somebody about your abilities, you use can. Now you can say to people: ‘Well, I can speak English now’ and that’s true. Great, okay well, thank you for that and I’ll see you in the next lesson, let’s go back to ‘That’s life!’  Bye!

-Hi Sharon! Have a seat.

-Thanks Anne.

-It’s almost ready.

-What’s for brunch? Oh no, pasta! You can’t cook pasta! I’m trying to lose weight!

-Relax dear… It’s Sunday! Here, try some. What about salt?

-Mmm…good. I guess I can eat it this time. The salt is okay. Do you like cooking?  Why don’t you cook lunch for us sometime?

-Oh, I love cooking, but it takes time and I can’t cook every day…

-Well, cooking is not my favourite hobby, but I’m the only one who knows how to cook in thus flat.

-I can imagine. I really love baking cakes.

-Oh, that’s true! I remember now, and I love you cakes!

-Thanks Anne. But cooking isn’t my only hobby. I love going to the cinema and reading as well… I love being busy.  So I don’t have time to think too much.

-Think about what?

-About what’s missing in my life… But let’s talk about something else…

-So, if you like movies, there’s a good film on at the cinema tonight. How about going together?

-It’s a good idea, let’s ask Jack too.

Hello again! And how are you? Now did you notice in that last episode of ‘That’s life!’ that Anne said to Sharon: ‘Why don’t we go to the cinema?’  ‘How about going to the cinema?’

Now, that is a suggestion in English, and that’s what I want to study with you now because there are three different ways of making suggestions in English. Now, imagine that you say to me: ‘I’m bored, I am so bored.’ I can say to you, one: ‘Well, why don’t we go to the cinema?’ “Why don’t we go to the cinema?’ That’s one way of making a suggestion. The second way is: ‘How about going to the cinema?’ ‘How about going to the cinema?’  And the third way is: ‘What about going to the cinema?’ So three possibilities: ‘Why don’t we go?’, ‘How about going?’, ‘What about going?’

Now you try. I say to you: ‘Oh God, I’m so tired!’ Make some suggestions. Yeah! ‘Why don’t you rest?’ ‘How about taking a nap?’ which is a short rest, very good! Next, I say: ‘I’m so hungry, I’m so hungry.’ What do you say? Obviously: ‘Why don’t you eat something?’ ‘Why don’t you eat something?’ ‘How about having a banana?’ For example, alright? Next one: ‘I’m free this weekend’, ‘I’m free this weekend’. Suggestions. ‘Why don’t we go to the sea?’ Or ‘How about inviting some friends?’ So, those are the different ways of making suggestions and I’d like to look at those with you on the screen, ok? So, let’s go to the screen and see those written, because they’re very, very useful and important when you’re socializing with friends. So the first one is: ‘why don’t we’ or ‘why don’t you’: ‘Why don’t we go to a show?’ ‘Why don’t you take a rest?’ ‘Why don’t we take a goliday?’ and ‘Why don’t you come with me?’ Alright, number one. Number two: ‘how about’, plus the verb plus ING, you notice that? ‘How about doing something?’ And it’s the same with ‘what about’, the same construction ‘what about doing’ so it’s a gerund form. The examples are: ‘How about eating in an Italian restaurant?’ or ‘How about inviting Jack?’, that’s Sharon’s idea, or ‘What about going to the seaside?’ or ‘What about seeing a film?’ Ok? So, three ways ‘why don’t we go?’, ‘what about going?’, ‘how about going?’, so remember you’ll find those very useful when you’re socializing with your friends. Now let’s go back to our friends and see Jack and Peter who are talking about his audition, and then afterwards I want to tell you some things about the verb ‘can’, alright? So see you later… bye!


-Hi Sharon! How are you? I’m fine too…Well, I’m alone, Anne is out for a business meeting. Oh, Peter is too? He is at an audition? Today? Well, why don’t we have lunch together? Now, yes! yes! No, something simple… Okay! Great!

-Hi, jack, what’s up?

-Oh, you’re here…Hmm… I’m preparing lunch… Anne is out and Sharon is coming…

-Great! I’m hungry!

-Hi, Jack.

-Hi. Alice is here…

-Yeah… She’s in her room.

-Sorry about that. I would like to be alone with you but… You know…

-Yeah, I know…

-Okay… Sharon… I’m the cook. What would you like?

-Why don’t you cook some pasta?

-Sounds good. What kind of pasta do you have?

-Well, we have macaroni, spaghetti…

-Let’s have lasagna!

-Hmmm… That’s too much work. Shall we have spaghetti?

-Great. Excellent. With… Spaghetti with meat sauce?

-Great. And how about having some wine with lunch?

-It’s the middle of the day. I have to work later. Let’s just have some mineral water.

-Fine. Mineral water it is.  And what about a salad, too? A nice green salad with tomatoes and onions?

-Your wish is my command!

-And about my wish?! I want wine!

-Well, here’s some red wine for you.

-Thanks. And do we have any rolls?

-No, but there’s a loaf of bread.

-Great, we’re set.


Hello again and welcome back! Did you notice how jack said ‘I’d like to be alone with you’? ‘I would like to be alone’. Now that’s a very interesting construction and that’s what I want to study with you now. Because it describes a desire, a wish or a preference. OK? Now, let me give you some examples: I have a desire, I have a great desire. You know waht it is? I have a desire to have Italian food tonight. I’d like to go to an Italian restaurant, because I love Italian food. Now I’d like a romantic table for two with candle light and I’d like to start with a big plate of pasta. And I’d like to have some good red Chianti wine. And then after… I’d like to have some… let’s see… boar! Yes, boar! You know boar? B-O-A-R? Boar? Excuse me… boar, you know? Yeah wild pig, okay? Boar with polenta which is typically Italian,  followed by a dessert, I’d like to have a dessert, with lots of mascarpone. Fantastic, that’s heaven. Then I’d like to fonish the dinner with…oh yeah…traditional italian espresso. And… I’d like to have the dinner with my boyfriend. But he’s playing tonight, again. So, would you like to have dinner with me?

Now, those were all examples of positive forms of  ‘would like’, let’s look at the question forms. Now to do this I’m going to transform into a waiter, here we are. And i am a waiter in a very luxurious restaurant and I have the pleasure of serving Mr. Monkey in the restaurant tonight. So, let’s go and see what mr. Monkey wants.

-Good evening, sir, and welcome to our restaurant. Now… are you ready to order? Yeah? Great. So would you like to start with a soup? We have a wonderful soup tonight, it’s leek soup, very delicate, and I’m sure you’ll like it, sir. Yes? perfect! So, that’s one leek soup.

And what about the main course? Would you like some fish? We have some fresh salmon from Scotland and I really recommend it. Fresh, from Scotland… okay, right, one hamburger… fine, sir!

And to drink, what about … a wonderful French red wine, we have some very good red wines here, yes? Fine… then, onne coca cola with your hamburger, fine.

Well, how about finishing your dinner with some cheese and liquors from France? Again we have a very good selection of cheeses. Oh yeah, right, okay, one toffee ice cream with chocolate sauce. Sure I will see what I can do, sir… one toffee ice cream with a…

Okay, good. So, enjoy your meal and I’ll see you later , thank you sir, goodbye.

Toffee ice cream!!! Those were examples of questions ‘would you like’. Now, let’s go to the screen together and see that language, alright?

Now. usually ‘would you like’ as I said is used for wishes, ishes that you have, so we often use it in restaurants, and the form is ‘would like’ plus the verb. ‘Would you like to go?’ or just simply ‘Would you like some wine?’ you can say.

Now the question is important because we don’t contract the form. Let’s look at the examples on the screen: ‘Would you like to come out with us this evening?’ ‘Would you like to come out?’ Okay? Would they like to have some wine?’ What would you like to order Mr. Monkey?’ And ‘Where would you like to go this weekend?’ So the question form ‘What would you like to do?’or ‘What would you like?’

Then the positive form now, in the positive form we contract. You know, very often we contract in English. So ‘I would like’ becomes ‘I’d’ ‘I’d like’. And, in fact, Jack said ‘I’d like to be alone with you’. Remember? Other examples: ‘They’d like to have dinner’, ‘They’d like to have dinner’.  So you see the pronunciation it’s not easy, ‘They would’ becomes ‘They’d’, ok? ‘He’d like to buy a TV’. He would, he’d like to buy a TV. ‘She’d like to visit her friends this weekend’, ‘she’d like’. So ‘I’d like, you’d like, she’d like, they’d like’. Alright? The contractions. And in the negative we also contract and we say ‘She wouldn’t like’. ‘Would not like’ becomes ‘wouldn’t, wouldn’t like’, difficult isn’t it? English pronunciation. So ‘She wouldn’t like to stay for the weekend.’ And ‘I wouldn’t like to do that’. So very very important  this form «I’d like to’ because very often we talk about our preferences and, as we said, our wishes. Great! Now let’s go back and watch our friends in ‘That’s life!’ and afterwards I want to tell you something you don’t know about ‘some’ and ‘any’, ok? See you later… Bye!


-What’s on tonight?

-Hmm… just a moment. Can you hand me the TV guide?

-Oh.. Here you are.

-What would you like to watch?

-Let’s watch a documentary.

-Oh, documentaries are boring. Why don’t we watch ‘LA Kids’?

-Please… More soap operas… I can’t stand operas.

-How about watching the news?

-Fine, let’s watch the news and then maybe a film.

-Right, that’s a good compromise. Shall we make something to eat?

-What would you like?

-How about some sandwiches? Tuna-fish sandwiches?

-Okay, tuna-fish sandwiches.

-Why don’t you go and prepare them for all of us?

-All right, it’s my turn now.


-What do you mean?

-We han lunch with Sharon today and Jack was the cook.


-What a piece of news…

-And what would you like to drink?

-Let’s have a beer.

-Great, We’ve got some good lager in the fridge.

-TV, sandwiches and a beer. Paradise!

-Hello everybody!

-Hi Peter! Enjoy Paradise!

-Guys… Great news today!

-Oh, right! The audition!

-So… Have you got the part?

-Well… Yes and no…I mean they want to see me for a second call!

-Oh great! Let’s celebrate it!

-Wait! Wait! Don’t move! Napkins!

-Oh, guys, what about my celebration?

-Oh, shut up, Peter!

-Okay, okay…Fast… We’re losing it!

-Oh, please, don’t be stupid, this is a serious problem!

-How about having some pizza?

-Great idea!

-Let’s go!

-Food, food, food! All they think about is food!


Hello and welcome back for some more English. Now do you remember in a previous lesson how we learned about ‘some’ and ‘any’? And that usually we use ‘some’ in a positive form? For example ‘I’ve got some brothers’, and ‘any’ is for the negative and for the question. For example ‘Have you got any money?’ Negative ‘I haven’t got any time’. Well now I want to teach you something else, something special about ‘some’ and ‘any’, and to do that I need some help. I need some help from something rather… Mr. Monkey I’ll be right back, don’t go away, don’t go away, okay? Aha! Yes, here we are, this is fine… here I am! Now imagine I’m on a plane, ok? I’m an air hostess, so listen to what I say…

-Madam, would you like some coffee? Would you like some coffee? Yes? And some milk with your coffee? Certainly!

-Sir. would you like some tea? Ah, ok… Would you like some water? Certainly, some water…and some biscuits? Certainly!

Now did you notice? I was asking questions using ‘some’. Now you say: ‘Wait a minute, that’s not possible!’  Yoy told us that we use ‘some’ in the positive. Now that’s very interesting because there is an exception in English, there are often exceptions in English. When we use the question form ‘would you like’ or ‘do you want’ which is like an offer, then we use ‘some’. So this is very important because it’s very common. And let’s look at it on the screen now. So we said that usually we use ‘some’ in the positive form, ‘any’ in the negative and question. Well the exception is this: with offers and requests we use ‘some’. So we would say for example ‘Would you like some lunch?’ or ‘Would they like some biscuits?’ Now when you’re on a plane and you hear an air hostess who says to you: ‘Any coffee?’, ‘Any biscuits?’ It’s wrong, it’s wrong! You must tell her: ‘No, no, no we say some’. Okay, watch out for that. So ‘Would you like some lunch?’ ‘Would you like some biscuits?’ and then requests: ‘Can I have some cheese?’ Notice the question ‘Can I have…’  It’s a request ‘Can I have some cheese?’ or ‘Can we have some water?’ Alright? So, that is an exception with ‘some’ and ‘any’, when we use offers and requests we use’some’, ok? So important to remember. That’s the end of this lesson and I’ll see you very soon in the next one. Bye!


-Hello, hello to everyone! Welcome to the ‘Travel Programme’ the TV Show for all travellers. We talk about foreign countries, holiday destinations and tourist attractions with Christine Oteng, our travel expert. Hi Christine.

-Hi Luci and good morning to all travellers.

-You know Christine is a real globetrotter. She visits 14 to 15 countries a year. Is that right Christine?

-That’s right Lucy! I travel a lot!

-So what are you talking about today?

-Well, I want to talk about a new tourist destination Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

-Interesting, Dubai’s a fascinating city. Modern and traditional at the same time.

-That’s true! In Dubai there are new skyscrapers next to traditional Arab ‘souks’. But there’s something else. Do you know why Dubai is famous throughout the world?

-No, I don’t. Please, tell us… we’re curious!

-Because of the shopping. Dubai has  duty free shopping. You can find everything there… designer clothes, cameras, high tech goods… all at very low prices.

-So, it’s a real shopping paradise!

-Yes Lucy, it is! But DUbai is also famous for it’s beaches, blue sea and white sand.

-It sounds wonderful. When’s the best time to visit Dubai?

-The best time to visit is from October to April. During this period the weather’s good and there’s almost no rain.

-So, it’s a winter destination!

-Exactly! In summer it’s very, very hot there. It’s about 40C!

-Oh! Wow! Really hot! And what is that to do in Dubai? I mean besides shopping, of course!

-Well, there are many things to do there! You can go on desert safaris, camel rides, you can swim and if you like sports there are many centres for snorkeling and diving.

-Ok, so… you need a lot of time to do all of those things!

-Well, if you prefer to relax you can just sunbathe!

-That’s true! What about hotels? Is it easy to find accommodation in Dubai?

-Of course! There are many hotels at all prices! Most of them are new, with large rooms and good service.

-And food? What about the food?

-You can find all kinds of food in Dubai. Middle eastern and international food: Lebanese, French, Italian, Idian and so on.

-Well, Dubai is the home of sun, sand and shopping. Do you like all these things? Then Dubai is the place for you! Goodbye Christine.

-Goodbye Lucy and goodbye to all travellers.

-See you again soon to learn more about the world of travel with ‘The Travel Programme’! Bye, bye!

-Are you a traveller? A traveller is a person who travels to many foreign countries. And what’s a foreign country? A country that is not your country. I’m from Scotland so for me France is a foreign country. And a foreigner is a person from a different country. I am a foreigner in France. But a tourist is someone who is on holiday in a foreign country. Let’s have a look at some other useful words and expressions to talk about travelling: I called Christine a globetrotter, that’s a person who travels all around the world from one country to another country.  She visits America, hen Japan, then Kenya and Spain. A holiday destination is aplce where people go on holiday, like Paris and Ibiza. A tourist attraction is something people visit like Buckingham Palace and the Louvre. An important word for travellers is accommodation. Accommodation is the place where you can stay and sleep. A hotel is a kind of accommodation, a bed and breakfast is another kind of accommodation. What do people do when they go on holiday? They visit tourist attractions, like the Souks in Dubai, a Souk is a traditional Arab market. or if they prefer the sun and the sea they go to the beach. When I go to the beach i like to relax and sunbathe. Sunbathing is when you sit or lie in the sun and do nothing maybe just read a book! But there are often water acivities you can do, like snorkeling and diving. Snorkeling is like swimming but you have a mask to see under the water. Diving is swimming deep under the water with oxygen tanks to breathe.

Notice how we say the United Arab Emirates, the article ‘the’ is used when the words ‘United’, ‘Union’ and ‘Republic’ are in the name of the country. For example we say: ‘The united States of America’, ‘The Rebublic of Ireland’, ‘The Soviet Union’, but we say Spain, Brazil, Australia, France and we don’t use ‘the’ with names of cities: Dubai, London, Madrid, Rome. That’s all for now, see you soon.

-Good evening, good evening! It’s time for music now with ‘Music World’! In this programme we talk about music with our expert Tony Moore and of course we listen to good songs! Now what kind of music do you like Tony?

-Oh, well! I like pop music and rock music too!

-Ooo… pop and rock are great types of music! Well, what are you talking about this evening Tony?

-I’d like to talk about new ways of listening to music.

-Sounds interesting! What do you mean exactly?

-Well, I mean downloading songs from the Internet. You know Lucy, this new way of listening to music is very, very popuar today, especially amongst young young people!

-Really? Maybe because it’s a cheap way of listening to music…

-That’s true, it is cheap. But that isn’t the only reason. There are many music websites on the Internet. You can find all kinds of music. Old songs, unusual types of music, pieces of music by unknown artists or bands.

-So, there’s a good choice.

-Exactly, there’s a very good choice! it’s a good way of listening to new styles of music. And you know many people like to listen to the latest records before they buy them.

-I see, I see, so, listening to music from the Internet is very popular. But how does it work? Is it difficult to download songs?

-No, no, it’s very easy! You go to the music website, choose the song you want to listen to, pay with your credit card and then download the MP3 file to a computer. Remember, you have to have your credit card ready, it’s illegal to download music files without paying!

-Right, I’ll remember that. But Tony, waht’s an MP3 file?

-Well, an MP3 file is an audio file. It’s the type file we use for pieces of music. But remember  Lucy… you can only listen to MP3 files on your computer or on MP3 player!

-Ok, this is very interesting, but it’s quite difficult for me. I’m not good with technology. I usually listen to my music on my stereo.

-Don’t worry Lucy! It’s always difficult at the beginning. Now I’ll give you an example of how it works. Are you ready?

-Yes, I am.

-Ok, you want to download a piece of music… This is what you have to do: you go on the Internet and you go to the music website. A music website is like a library of music. Here you can search by artists, type of music or genre, CD title or song. Do you follow?

-Yes, yes, I follow you.

-Good, so you choose the song, download it to your computer, then from the computer download it to your MP3 player. An MP3 player is a music container. It can store 7,500 songs.

-7,500 songs, wow, so many!  Well, you’re right! It isn’t very difficult! Ok. Well, it’s time to say goodbye to our viewers!

-So, thanks Tony…

-Thanks, bye, bye.

-See you again soon here on ‘Music World’. And…what would you like to listen to next time?

Time again to repeat some of the useful expressions and words that we used. To start with, notice how we always say ‘listen to music’. We say; ‘listen to the radio’, ‘listen to a CD’, and ‘listen to me!’

How do we listen to music? With a CD player yo listen to CDs, with a record player you listen to records and with a cassette player you listen to cassettes. Now a lot of people use MP3 players because they download music from the Internet to their computers ad MP3 files. An MP3 file is  the music file you find on a music website which, as Tony said, is like a music library where you can find lots of different songs. Now that was a lot of information, so let’s see now you download music from the Internet to your computer. Notice the use of ‘from’ and ‘to’: you download the music from the computer to your MP3 player, and then you can listen to music on an MP3 player. Here notice the use of ‘on’: you listen to a CD on a CD player. You listen to a record on a record player, and you listen to music on the radio. We also say ‘go on the Net’ and when we do research on the Internet we say that we ‘navigate’ or ‘surf’ the Net. ‘The Net’ is the abbreviation of the Internet. Remember I asked Tony: ‘What kind of music do you like?’ What kind of…? Is a useful question form not only to talk about music! We ask: ‘What kind of food do you like?’ , ‘What kind of beer do you like?’ , ‘What kind of wine do you like?’ In these questions ‘kind’ means ‘type’ or ‘genre’. ‘Genre’ is another word Tony used. Pop is a genre of music, classical is also a genre. So happy listening, until next time. Bye!
























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