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  1. 1. ENGLISH  4  /  VANTAGE  1     VOCABULARY  AND  FUNCTIONS       MUSIC       Music   EVU  20         Read  out  the  odd  sentences  and  fill  in  the  missing  words.     A   Downloading  and  managing  your  music   1   Downloading  music  as  MP3    (=  a  popular  type  of  audio  file  –  you  can  listen  to  the  files  on  an  MP3  player)  files   is  easy.   You  can  download  a  whole  al_____  or  individual  tr_____  (=  one  song  or  piece  of  music  from  an  album)  .   You  can  save  your  favourite  album  and  tracks  in  playlists  so  you  can  find  them  easily  on  your  music  player.   You   can   sy_____   (=   or,   more   formal,   sy_____;   =   have   exactly   the   same   files   and   data   on   more   than   one   device)  the  music  files  on  your  computer  with  your  phone  or  MP3  player.     You  can  also  stream  (=  play  music  in  real  time  from  one  source  to  another)  music  from  the  Internet  or  from   your  computer  to  other  rooms  in  your  house  if  you  have  the  right  equipment.   2   3   4   5   B   1 2   C   1   2   3   4   D     1   2     A  typical  rock  band   She’s  lead   singer  in  a  rock  band.  One  of  her  brothers  plays  lead   guitar  and  her  other  brother  is  a  keyboard   player,  so  it’s  a  real  family  band.   What  would  you  rather  play  in  a  band  drums  or  bass?  I  could  never  be  a  dr_____  but  I  think  I  could  become  a   fairly  good  b_____  guit_____.   Types  of  music   My  family  all  have  different   tastes  in  music.  My  sister  Nicky  loves  classical  music,  my  uncle  Jed’s  a  folk  fan   and  my  father  loves  jazz.   I   like   R   &   _____   (=   Rh_____   and   Bl_____,   originally   a   black   American   form   of   blues   music   with   a   strong   rhythm)  and  h_____  -­‐  h_____  (=  a  style  of  popular  music  where  the  words  are  spoken  rather  than  sung).   I  even  compose  a  bit  of   rap  (=  the  words  spoken  in  hip-­‐hop  music)  myself!  My  older  brother  into  (=  interested   in  and  enthusiastic  about)  The  Beatles  and  other  60s  music  (=  music  from  the  1960s).   My  mother  loves  film  soundt_____(=  music  from  a  film  or  TV  show)  but  I  just  find  them  uninteresting.  One   type   of   music   I   can’t   stand   is   the   ca_____  music   (=   artificial   or   recorded   music   played   in   the   background)   you   get  in  supermarkets  and  airports  –  it  drives  me  crazy!   Collocations  for  musical  activities    She  plays  the  guitar  but  she  doesn’t  read  music.  She  plays  by  ear.  She’s  got  a  good  ear  (=  informal).  She  can   pick   out     a   tune   (=   if   you   pick   out   a   tune   you   play   it   slowly   or   with   difficulty,   note   by   note)   on   almost   any   instrument.  She’s  a  very  talented  musician.   You  can  m_____  music  in  lots  of  ways.  You  don’t  need  to  be  a  tr_____mus_____  to  enjoy  music  to  the  full.