What’s your favourite style of music? Do you listen to different styles according to your mood? Do you find any particular music uplifting or disturbing? Can you play an instrument? What’s your favourite group or who’s your favourite musician? Have you heard anything good recently? Do you spend a lot of time listening to music? And if you do, where do you get this music from? In this quiz, you’ll find vocabulary for styles of music for intermediate levels (B1 and B2). Just look at the card and drag and drop the right word into the box.
Last month I was reading Mark Kermode’s novel ‘How Does it Feel?’, which is a funny and interesing recount of his goal towards becoming a famous popstar. At a certain period of his life, the author enrols in a band that played skiffle, and I thought to myself ‘skiffle! What’s that?’ I hadn’t the slightest idea of what it was, so I googled it up and found, among many other interesting links, the one that I’ve turned into a listening activity for those that are loony about the history of rock bands. The video mentions big names like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and the Rollings, among many others, who had all apparently started off in the showbiz as kids playing skiffle in their sheds or even busking. Anyway, if you feel like doing a listening activity, just click on the button below and let me know if you found it interesting.
Before doing the listening, you might want to watch this video by Knob Town Skiffle Band on Youtube.
Which option should we use? Here are a couple of tips. After, click on the activity button for some practice.
Go + place
- for when we go to a specific place to do it. For example: We go to the gym.
Go + -ing (activity noun)
- Go + activity usually before words that end in -ing and especially if we have to go somewhere to do this activity. Here’s an example:
‘Where do you usually go on Saturdays?’ On Saturdays I go dancing (here the person goes somewhere to do this).
Do + noun
- Recreational activities that are not in teams and not played on a board. For example: Do aerobics or or do sport (we can also say play sport).
Play + noun
- Play + noun not ending in -ing. When it refers to a team game (football, basketball, etc), or a board game (chess, ludo, etc).
Play + the name of instrument
- Play + the+ name of an instrument.
I play the piano. What instrument do you play?
Hello! Here’s an activity for beginners with some vocabulary for free time activities.
How to use? Click on the link. Look at the picture and try to guess the word. After flip the card to see if you guessed the correct word.