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Talking About Singing – Listening Lesson

by Oli Redman on March 9, 2015 , No comments

Can you sing? Is singing a natural talent, or can you learn to be a good singer? In this free English listening lesson from Oxford Online English, two people talk about learning to sing. You can learn some new vocabulary and phrases to talk about singing and music.

Woman: What’s that tune you’re humming?

Man: It’s… Ah, what is it? I can’t remember; it’s gone. It’s just something we were singing in our choir last week.

Woman: I didn’t know you were in a choir!

Man: It’s just small, nothing fancy.

Woman: What kind of singing do you do?

Man: A real mix, actually. We do classical, jazz, gospel… pretty much anything you can think of.

Woman: That sounds fun. I wish I could sing.

Man: Lots of people say that as though you can’t learn, but you can. You should come down and give it a try.

Woman: Mmm, I don’t think so.

Man: No, really, you should. We’ve had lots of people like you, who’ve come in thinking they couldn’t do it, and most of them have got much better. Almost anyone can learn to sing if they want to. I think you’ll be surprised how much you can learn if you just give it a go.

Woman: Seriously? I thought it was just something some people could do and some people couldn’t.

Man: Not at all! Come along this weekend and have a try.

Woman: Hmm, maybe I will!

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