Following are the lines of two conversations which are mixed up. Sort them out and then put them in the correct order.
a.Do you like jazz, Tom?
b.I like rock a lot.
c.No, I don’t. I can’t stand them.
d.I have tickets to the Great Concert on Friday night. Would you like to come?
e.That sounds fine. See you then.
f.It’s at 8:00.
g.No, I don’t like it very much. Do you?
h.No, he doesn’t. He plays the trumpet. So what kind of music do you like?
i.That sounds great. Let’s meet at the theater around 7:30.
j.Thanks. I’d love to. What time is the show?
k.Well, yes, I do. I’m a real fan of the famous jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis.
l.Who’s your favourite group?
m. Oh, does he play the piano?
n.The Cranberries. I love their music. How about you? Do you like them?
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1.___a___ 2.________ 3._______ 4._________ 5._______
6._______ 7.________ 8.________ 9._________
Exercise 1. Choose the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the sentence that correctly uses the cues about Eric Clapton’s life in each of the following questions.
1.Eric Clapton / is / one / most successful / rock stars / all time /.
A.Eric Clapton is one of the most successful rock stars of all time.
B.One of the most successful rock stars of all time, Eric Clapton is.
C.Of all time, Eric Clapton is most successful one of rock stars.
D.Eric Clapton is one of most successful all time rock stars.
2.He / sell / millions / records /.
A.He will sell millions records. B. He is selling millions of records.
C.He has sold millions of records. D. He had sold millions records.
3.He / appeared7 live concerts / all over / world /.
A.He has appeared in live concerts all over the world.
B.He is appeared on live concerts all over of the world.
C.He has been appeared in live concerts all over world.
D.He appeared on live concerts all over of the world.
4.Clapton / be / bom / 1945 / small town near London / .
A.Clapton was bom on 1945 at a small town near London.
B.Clapton be bom in 1945 in a small town near London.
C.Clapton was bom in 1945 in a small town near London.
D.Clapton be bom in 1945 of a small town near London.
5.When he / be / only two / his mother / leave him / .
A.When he was only two, his mother would leave him.
B.When he had been only two, his mother left him.
C.When he was being only two, his mother was leaving him.
D.When he was only two, his mother left him.
6.He / be / bring up / his grandparents /.
A.He was brought up with his grandparents.
B.He be bring up his grandparents.
C.He was brought up by his grandparents.
D.He was bring up by his grandparents.
7.Until / he / be / nine / he / think / they / be / his parents /.
A.Until he was nine he was thinking they were his parents.
B.Until he was nine he had thought they were his parents.
C.Until he be nine he was thought they were his parents.
D.Until he was nine he thinks they be his parents.
8.They / treat / him / well /.
AThey treated him well. B. They were treated him well.
C.They were being treated him well. D. They treat him well.
9.They / buy / him / first guitar /.
A.They buy him the first guitar. B. They bought him first guitar.
C.They bought him the first guitar. D. They was bought him the first guitar.
10.When he / leave school / they / pay / him / go to art college /.
A.When he left school, they paid him to go to art college.
B.When he left school, they paid for him going to art college.
C.When he left school, they paid him for going to art college.
D.When he left school, they paid for him to go to art college.
Exercise 2. Write a paragraph to describe Prince’s life, using the following details.
Birth: 1958 / Minnesota
Parents: father – a musician, mother – a singer
Became interested in music at a young age / teach himself / the piano, drums and guitar himself
First band: Grand Central / in high school First contract: with Warner Bros / in 1978 Peak: the 1980s
Albums: 1999, Purple Rain, Musicology
1.d 2.j 3.f 4.i 5.e
1.a 2.g 3.k 4.m 5.h 6.b 7.l 8.n 9.c
1.A 3.A 5.D 7.B 9.C
2.C 4.C 6.C 8.A 10.D
Exercise 2.(Suggested writing)
Prince was bom in 1958 in Minnesota. His parents were both in music industry as his father was a musician and his mother was a singer. Prince became interested in music at a young age and taught himself to play the piano, guitar and drums. In high school, Prince formed his first band Grand Central with his two close friends. In 1978, Prince signed his first contract with Warner Bros. He achieved wide fame in the 1980s. Some of his famous albums are 1999, Purple Rain and Musicology.