Views #1336 | High-Beginner 3

Do you play music?

Josh talks about the kinds of music he likes to listen to and what music he can play.

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Shirley: So Josh, I know that you like to play the guitar.

Josh: Yeah.

Shirley: What kind of music do you like?

Josh: Mostly, I play rock but sometimes, I play pop music as well.

Shirley: Cool. So who is an artist that you like?

Josh: My favorite artist at the moment is Jason Mraz.

Shirley: Okay. Where does he come from?

Josh: He comes from the States, the US. He plays guitar and sings at the same time.

Shirley: Nice. So you like to sing, too.

Josh: Yeah, I like to sing, too.

Shirley: Cool. Okay, do you play any other instruments?

Josh: I do. I play the piano as well.

Shirley: Wow. You are really very talented.

Josh: Thank you.

Shirley: So when you play piano, do you like to sing as well?

Josh: I don’t usually sing when I play piano because I’m not as good at the piano.

Shirley: Oh, I see. So like guitar better than piano or you’re better at it?

Josh: I’m better at guitar.

Shirley: Okay. Do you have a band?

Josh: I don’t have a band, but I hope someday, I will.

Shirley: Hmm, a rock band?

Josh: Maybe.

Shirley: Do you have a name for your rock band?

Josh: No, I haven’t really picked one up yet.

Shirley: What about Josh and the Jammers?

Josh: That sounds okay, but it’s a little long.

Shirley: Yeah. JJ’s Jammers.

Josh: That’s a little better.

Shirley: Yes. In Australia, that sounds like pajamas.

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Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

cool

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Cool. So who is an artist that you like?

The listener might say 'cool' to show they are interested in what the speaker says.Notice the following:

  1. You play soccer. Cool!
  2. How cool!

nice

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Nice. So you like to sing, too.

The listener says 'nice' to show they are interested in what the speaker says. Notice the following:

  1. I just got a new job.
  2. Nice!

instruments

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Do you play any other instruments?

Here, instruments are musical items like guitar, piano, flute, etc. Notice the following:

  1. What instruments do you play?
  2. I wish I could play an instrument.

better at

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I’m better at guitar.

We use 'better at' to compare abilities. Notice the following:

  1. I am better at soccer than any other sport.
  2. I am better at the piano than the flute.

pick

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I haven’t really picked one up yet.

Here, picked means chosen. Notice the following:

  1. Have you picked a name for your dog yet?
  2. We just picked the color the paint.

pajamas

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That sounds like pajamas.

Pajamas are clothes you wear to bed. Notice the following:

  1. I usually don't wear pajamas.
  2. Let me put on my pajamas.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
nice • cool • better at
pick • instrument • pajamas
  1. The reply 'nice' and mean the same.
  2. You got a new car. That's !
  3. Did you the one you want?
  4. I wore my all day.
  5. Do you play an ?
  6. I am German than French.