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Vocabulary

Speaking

The music business: expressions

2 In pairs, ask and answer the questions.

Match the expressions in the box with


pictures 18. Then listen and check.

1 What are your favorite bands or singers?


2 What are the names of their CDs?

1 sign a contract

3 Do they often appear on TV?

go on tour sign a contract split up

4 Do they go on tour?

do an interview sign an autograph

5 Where do they play concerts?

appear on TV record an album


play a concert
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Listening

Exploring grammar

DD and JJ from the rap group The Nerve are


talking to their manager, Bryan Ryan.

Are the sentences true or false? Guess the


answers. Then listen and check.
1 The manager is going to organize a tour of
the U.S.
2 The manager isnt going to organize a tour
of Europe.
3 The Nerve are going to appear on TV.

be going to
We use the verb be + going to + verb when we talk
about plans and intentions for the future.

3 Complete the chart with examples from


exercises 1 and 2.

Questions
When are we going to go on tour?
(1) .....

4 The Nerve arent going to split up.

Affirmative

5 They arent going to make a second CD.

Im going to help you.


(2) ......

Negative
You arent going to split up.
(3) ......
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4 Complete the text with the correct form of


be going to.
In an exclusive interview for Music Hits
magazine, DD, ex-rap artist from The Nerve,
talked about her plans for the future.
Shes going to start (start) a new group soon,
but this year she (1) (not think) about
music. I (2) (not travel) this year, she said,
I (3) (spend) some time with my family.
DD doesnt have any plans to see JJ. They

Listen again and answer the questions.


1 When is The Nerves CD going to be in the
stores?

(4) (not work) together. In the future DD


(5) (work) with normal people.

2 Is the manager optimistic about the future?


3 Where are The Nerve going to start their
tour?
4 Are they going to have a website?
5 What are they going to do in September?
6 What do DD and JJ think of their managers
plan?
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5 Put the words in order. Then answer the questions.
Bryan / When / going to / is / contact TV stations?

ager)
Bryan Ryan (man

When is Bryan going to contact TV stations?


Hes going to contact TV stations in July.

Monthly plan JULY

1 is / contact TV stations?/ Bryan / going to / Where


2 record a video? / are / The Nerve / going to / Where
3 is / What / Bryan / going to / buy?
4 Where / The Nerve / are / going to / do interviews?
5 is / What / organize / on July 23rd? / Bryan / going to

U.S.
Contact TV stations in the
band!
Buy new guitars for the
band (London)
the
Radio interviews with
ly23rd)
Organize photo session (Ju
uth America)
Record the new video (So

6 Complete the questions with the correct form


of be going to. Then imagine that you are going
to form a band. Invent a name for your
band and circle your answers.

Create a band!

What hairstyle are you going


to have (have) ?

What your image (be)?

the band (be) mixed?

a friendly
b aggressive
c crazy

a Yes.
b No, only boys.
c No, only girls.

What clothes you


(wear)?

What type of music you


(play)?

you (dance)?

a fancy
b exotic
c tracksuits

a rap
b pop
c heavy
metal

a long
b short
c crazy

a Yes.
b No.
c Sometimes.

Speaking
7

Listen and repeat the questions from


exercise 6.

8 Work in pairs. Ask and answer questions


about the future of your band. Use the
questions from exercise 6.

Write about your bands image.


Our hair is going to be long.
Were going to wear

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6b
Vocabulary
Instruments and musicians

This weeks singles

Listen and identify the sounds.


1 drums

saxophone

drums

keyboard

Reviewed by
Music Hits journalist,
Stella Morris.

vocals

Artist: Metal Axes


Title: Volcano
Our verdict:

guitar

bass

Match 16 with af to form the names of


the musicians. Then listen and check.

Another monster song from Metal Axes. This is hard


rock with BIG guitars from Rory and Joe, the Jones
brothers. I predict that this will be a huge hit, but
your mom and dad wont like it! Metal Axes are
going to go on tour in December dont miss them!

1f drummer
1 dru

a arist

2 saxoph

b ssist

3 voca

c onist

4 ba

d boardist

5 key

e list

6 guit

f mmer

Artist: Izzy Palma


(featuring DJ Bennett)
Title: Were gonna have a party
Our verdict:
This is my favorite of this weeks bunch: irresistible
drum and bass rhythms from DJ Bennett and great
vocals from Izzy Queen of Dance Palma. Im sure
that this will become a favorite in all the clubs.

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Reading
Artist: The Sugar Boys
Title: Ill be sad without you
Our verdict:

3 Read the reviews from Music Hits magazine.


Which single do you want to buy?

4 Read the reviews again and complete the


sentences with names from the texts.
1 ...... is the name of the music magazine.
2 ...... writes reviews for the magazine.
3 Metal Axes guitarists are ...... .
4 ...... are going to go on tour in December.

The Sugar Boys fans will be unhappy with this. Its a


bad, sad song: terrible lyrics and boring keyboards. I
think the band will split up soon singer Marcus
Dane has plans for a solo CD. Hes going to record it
in March. Good luck to him.

Look!
Subject and object pronouns

5 Stellas favorite single is ...... .

They are going to be on tour.

6 Izzys nickname is ...... .


7 Stella thinks that ...... will split up.
8 Marcus Dane is a vocalist in ...... .

Dont miss them.


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Exploring grammar

7 Look at more information from the

will and be going to


We use will and be going to to talk about the
future.

5 Look at the examples and complete the rules


with will and be going to.

interview. Write sentences with the correct


form of will or be going to.

Marcuss plans

Stellas predictions

Im going to play

Im sure that you ll be (be)


very good.

(play) the guitar.

Hes going to record it in March.


I think that the band will split up soon.

1 I (record) a new
CD.

2 It (be) number 1.

Rules

3 I (start) a fan club.

4 You (have) a lot of


fans.

5 I (travel) round the


world.

6 You (meet) a lot of


people.

We use (1) ...... for predictions.


We use (2) ...... for plans and intentions.
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Speaking
6 Stella interviewed Marcus Dane for Music
Hits magazine. Write plan or prediction for
sentences 15.

about your plans and predictions. Use will


and be going to.
A: What are you going to do after
school?

Im going to
find a new manager.

B: After school Im going to do my


homework.

Plan
1 That wont be
difficult.
2 Im going to
write dance music.

8 Work in pairs. Answer the questions

3 That will be
popular, I think.

A: When youre twenty, will you be


in a band?
B: When Im twenty, ...
Plans: What are you going to do ...
1 after school?
2 tomorrow morning?
3 tomorrow afternoon?
4 next Saturday?
Predictions: When youre twenty ...
5 will you be in a band?
6 where will you live?
7 what kind of house will you have?
8 what kind of car will you have?

Marcus Dane

Stella Morris

Write about your friends plans and predictions.


Carla is going to watch TV after school.

4 Im going to
change my image.
5 Your fans wont
like that.

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6c
Reading
1

Match questions 15 with suggestions


ae. Then listen and check.

Tough At The Top!


Music Hits answers your questions about teenage bands.

Backstreet Boys

1 Im going to start a band with some friends. I can play


keyboards and the guitar, but my friends arent really
musicians. Will that be a problem?
2 Is it hard work to be in a band?
3 I read that the managers of rock bands have a lot of
influence. Is that true?
4 Hey! I want to be number 1, but I need a band.
Where do I start?

Destinys Child

5 Can I make a lot of money in a band?

Yes, it is. Managers pla


n most things for
teenage bands. They
organize concerts,
hotels, travel, and int
erviews. They also say
what the band is going
to record, and where
they are going to go.
Some managers have
a
lot of rules for the ba
nd because they want
to
create a good image.
For example, some
teenage bands cant
have boyfriends or
girlfriends! The mana
ger also takes a lot of
the money sometim
es 20%!
No, it wont. Some of
the people in teenage
bands are musicians,
but they dont normall
y
play instruments when
they record or go on
tour. They dont usua
lly write songs either!
If
you want to be on TV
, your image will be ve
ry
important, so think ab
out style and learn to
dance!

ines, and on
Look in newspapers, music magaz
information
the Internet. Youll find ads and
thousands of
there. And good luck! There are
people with the same ambition.

Westlife

ds sell
Yes and no. A small number of ban
most bands
millions and millions of CDs, but
lot of luck, and
never become rich. You need a
at the right
you need to be in the right place
time.

e a typical day:
rd work. Imagin
ha
ry
ve
,
ry
ve
s
It
oto session in
rviews and a ph
you do two inte
wns. Then
three different to
in
,
ng
ni
or
m
e
th
a different
the evening in
in
TV
on
ar
pe
you ap
r friends, or
nt have time fo
do
u
Yo
y!
tr
un
co
easy.
ns. It really isnt
family, or vacatio

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2 Read the texts on page 62 again and answer
the questions.

Writing
A magazine interview: so and because

1 Do people in teenage bands usually write


their own songs?

We use so when we describe the consequences of


a situation. We use because when we give the
reason for something.

2 Whats important if youre on TV?


3 Do people in bands have much free time?

6 Complete the sentences with so and because.

4 Who organizes the travel for a band?

Check your answers with the text on page 62.

5 When people want to start a band, where do


they advertise?

1 Some managers have a lot of rules ...... they


want to create a good image.

6 Why will you need luck if you want to be in a


band?

2 Your image will be important ...... think


about style.

7 Read the interview and complete sentences

Pronunciation

15. Use so and because, and phrases ae.

/&/ and /E/

Listen and repeat.


/&/ band, can, plan
/E/

sell, friend, pen

Look at the words in the box. Then listen


and write the words you hear.
band
tent

friend

when

plan pen

went

can

sell

than

Speaking

DD:
Stella:
DD:
Stella:
DD:
Stella:

Er, I dont have much time, (1) ......


Why do you have a new manager?
Well, we fired our last manager (2) ......
Really. And did you buy a mansion?
Yeah. I bought it for my parents (3) ......
Thats nice. What are the worst things
about your success?
DD: The fans. I cant go out shopping or to
the movies (4) ......
Stella: And what are the best things?
DD: Ha! Well, I have a lot of money (5) ......

5 Work in pairs. Imagine that you are a


journalist or the vocalist in a band. Ask
and answer the journalists interview
questions.

a
b
c
d
e

... I can only talk for five minutes.


... he was really strict.
... theyre really important to me.
... I have a movie theater in my house now!
... they are always outside my house.

8 Write questions and answers for an


interview in a music magazine. Use the
questions from exercise 7 and so and because.

Think of some bands and songs. Write your


opinions about them.
I like ...
I think their lyrics and music are good.

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The music business: expressions

form of be going to.

1 Match verbs 16 with phrases af.


1 sign

a on TV

2 record

b up

3 do

c on tour

4 split

d a contract

5 go

e a CD

6 appear

f an interview

Nod

Rupert

Instruments and musicians

2 Look at the pictures. Write the name of the


instrument and the musician.
1 guitar - guitarist

3
Clare
Colin

Nod is going to marry (marry) Clare.


1 Nod (buy) some new drums.
2 Rupert and Colin (not stay) in the band.

3 Clare (learn) to sing.

be going to

4 Rupert (not change) his image.

3 Write questions with be going to. Then write

5 Nod and Clare (go) to the U.S.

answers about your plans for the future.


you / buy any new clothes this month?
Are you going to buy any new clothes
this month?
Yes, I am.
1 you / improve your English?
2 When / your family / go on vacation this
year?
3 you / learn to play an instrument?
4 your friends / become musicians?
5 you / buy any CDs?
6 your teacher / correct this exercise?
7 When / you / do your homework?
8 How / you / relax after school?

6 The manager (not work) with the


band again.

will and be going to

5 Write sentences with will and be going to.


Hes going to change (change)
his image.
1 You (be) famous.

(plan)
(prediction)

2 I (appear) on TV on Monday.

(plan)

3 We (play) concerts in Canada.

(plan)

4 I think that they (split up). (prediction)


5 This CD (not be) a hit.

(prediction)

6 We (not work) with him again.

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Friends and Neighbors


(pages 66 and 67)
Review: will, be going to, first conditional
Function: Making offers

1 Does Nikki have a good school report


card?

Culture File
(pages 68 and 69)
Topic: Schools

2 How old are children in the U.S.


when they start elementary
school?

The World of Pop


(page 70)
Artist: Nelly Furtado
Country: Canada
Song: Im like a bird

3 When is Nelly Furtados birthday?

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It never fails!

1
Luke Whats the matter, Nikki?
Nikki Its my report card its terrible! If I give it to Mom and
Dad, theyll be furious.
Luke Yeah, and if you dont give it to them, theyll be really
furious!
Greg Ah, but if youre nice to your parents, itll be OK.
Nikki Yes! Good plan, Greg. Ill be nice to them. It never fails!

2 The next day


Mom Im going to wash the car later its filthy!
Luke Ill wash it for you, Mom. No problem.
Mom Oh, great. Thanks. Well, I have to go to the supermarket
now.
Nikki Dont worry, Mom. I can go to the supermarket.
Mom Thats very kind of you. Thank you, Nikki.

4 One hour later

3
Greg This wasnt part of my plan, Luke.
Luke Whoops! How did that happen? Dad will kill me!

Mom Nikki, what exactly am I going to cook with twelve bags


of potato chips and six chocolate bars?
Luke Dad, this mirror, I can explain.
Dad You dont have to, Luke. I saw your sisters report card.
Nikki Ah, I can explain that too, Dad.
Dad You can explain when you come back from the
supermarket with some food for dinner. Oh, and Ill
have that chocolate, thank you very much!

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1

4 How can you impress your parents? Look at


pictures 14 and think of some ideas.

Read and listen to Friends and


Neighbors. Then answer the questions.
1 Why was Nikki worried?

2 What was Gregs idea?


3 What did Nikki and Luke do for their
parents?
4 Did Nikkis dad read the report card?
5 Where does Nikki have to go before she
explains her report card?

Useful expressions
2 Find the expressions in the story. Then

check their meaning.


1 Whats the matter?
2 Good plan.
3 Dont worry.
4 Thats very kind of you.

Dialog
Making offers

Look at this extract from Friends and


Neighbors. Listen and repeat. Concentrate
on your rhythm and intonation.
A: Im going to wash the car later its filthy!
B: Ill wash it for you, Mom. No problem.
A: Oh, great. Thanks. Well, I have to go to the
supermarket now.
C: Dont worry, Mom. I can go to the
supermarket.

A: Thats very kind of you. Thank you, Nikki.

5 Practice a dialog in groups. Change the blue


words in the dialog in exercise 3. Use your
ideas from exercise 4.
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Schools
1 Work in pairs. Discuss the questions.
1 At what age do you start school in your country?
2 At what age can you leave school?
3 Are any subjects compulsory in your school?

In the U.S., the school system depends on the area.


Many children go to kindergarten at the age of five.
However, in most states compulsory education starts
at elementary school (first through sixth grades) at
age six.
At elementary school, the focus is on the basic skills of
reading, writing, and math, but many schools introduce
science, social studies (social sciences), and foreign
languages. After elementary school (seventh and
eighth grades), students go to junior high (or middle
school) for two or three years. In all grades, children
have to take classes in certain subjects such as English,
math, science, and P.E.
After eighth grade, students go to senior high school
(ninthtwelfth grades). At senior high school, students
can choose different subjects. Students earn credits
when they pass a course. They must have a certain
number of credits to earn their High School Diploma. If
students want to go to college, they need good grades
in the main subjects, and they must also take SAT
(Scholastic Assessment Tests) exams.

In the U.K., the school systems are different in Scotland,


Northern Ireland, and England and Wales. However, in
all parts of the U.K. education is compulsory from the
age of five to sixteen. In England and Wales, children
go to primary school for Years 16, and then to
secondary school for Years 711. Students take tests in
Years 2, 6, and 9. These tests are called SATs (Standard
Assessment Tasks), but they are very different from
American SAT exams.
Schools in England and Wales follow the National
Curriculum. This means that children have to study
certain subjects. At secondary school for the first three
years (Years 7 to 9), all students must study English,
math, science, design technology, ICT, geography,
history, P.E. (physical education), and music. Students
may also take three other subjects. In Year 10 students
choose between five and ten subjects to study for GCSE
(General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams.
They take these exams at the end of Year 11.
At this point, students can leave school or they can
study for two more years and take A-level exams. You
need to pass these exams to go to university.

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2 Read the text on page 68 and answer


the questions.

Listen again and choose a or b.


1 Claires school has approximately

1 In the U.S., how old are children in the first


grade?
2 In the U.S., which school do students go to
after elementary school? How many years do
they stay there for?

a 600 students.

b 900 students.

2 The school year starts in September and


finishes in
a June.

b July.

3 Which grades does a student do in senior


high school?

3 At lunch time, Claire usually has

4 How do America students pass their High


School Diploma?

4 At the end of the year, Claire is going to


take

5 When do children in England and Wales


take SATs?
6 In England and Wales, how many years are
children in primary school for?
7 Which subjects must students study in the
first three years at secondary school in
England and Wales?
8 When do students choose which subjects
they want to study for GCSEs?
9 How many subjects can they choose?
10 What exams do English and Welsh students
need to pass if they want to go to university?

Listen to Claire
talking about her
school in the U.S.
Put topics ae in
order.

a a hot meal.

a a vacation

b a packed lunch.

b SATs

5 After high school, Claire wants to go to


a university.

b Woodland Hills.

6 Claire wants to be
a a math teacher. b an art teacher.

5 Complete the table. Use the words in the box.


SAT

GCSE

P.E.

ICT

A-level

Science

School subjects

Exams

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

a Claires university
plans

Write a short text about the school


system in your country. Include:

b the school day

ages
students
different schools
the
way classes or years are numbered
the
important exams

c school food
d the school year
e Claires SATs

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Im like a bird
Youre beautiful, thats for sure;
(1) ...... never fade
3 (2) ...... lovely, but its
not for sure
4 That I will never cha
nge.
5 And though my love
is rare,
6 Though my love is true
,
7 Im like a bird, (3) .....
. only fly away,
8 I dont know where
my soul is,
9 I dont know where
my home is,
10 Baby, all (4) ...... to
know is
11 Im like a bird, (5) .....
. only fly away,
12 I dont know where
my soul is,
13 I dont know where
my home is,
14 Baby, all (6) ...... to
know is
15 Your faith in me (7)
...... to tears
16 Even after all these
years
17 And it pains me so
much to tell
18 That (8) ...... know
me that well,
19 And though my love
is rare,
20 Though my love is true

(Repeat chorus x2)


1

Nelly Furtado
Full name: Nelly Kim Furtado
8
Date of bir th: December 2nd, 197
Place of bir th: Victoria, Canada
Parents: Portuguese
di
Languages: English, Portuguese, Hin
one
Instruments: ukulele, guitar, tromb
First band: Nelstar
teen, a
Oppor tunity: When Nelly was eigh
test.
manager discovered her at a talent con
First album: Whoa, Nelly! (2000)

Nelly Furtado (Canada)


1 Read the information about Nelly Furtado
and answer the questions.
1 Why does Nelly speak Portuguese?
2 How many instruments does she play?
3 What was the name of her first band?
4 Where did her manager discover her?

Complete the song with the words in the


box. Then listen and check.
you dont
you will

Ill

you need

brings me

Ill

youre

you need
youre

Glossary
1 for sure = certain

3 Write true or false for sentences 13.


1 She wants to stay with her boyfriend.
2 Her boyfriend is good-looking.
3 Its easy for her to break up with him.

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