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Boy bands

Listen to the radio interview about boy bands and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

Do this exercise before you listen.

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Fill the gaps to make a guide to creating a boy band.

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1. Find four or five ________________boys.

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2. Check they have at least some _________________ ability.

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3. Decide on a ____________________ for the band.

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4. Write them some songs with safe, ________________ lyrics.

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5. Ideally, get them on a ____________________ TV show.

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6. Make as much money as possible from ________________ sales, concerts and merchandising.

Your score is

The average score is 42%

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ShowCheck your understanding: true or false

Do this exercise while you listen.

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Are the sentences true or false?

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1. Many boy bands are not successful.

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2. In the past, boy band members dressed differently but had similar personalities.

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3. Having different types of boy in the group is supposed to appeal to different girls.

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4. One Direction first became famous on YouTube.

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5. One Direction lyrics are written for girls who like rebellious boys.

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6. One Direction's stylists try to give each band member an individual look.

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7. One Direction became famous in the US by clever use of social media.

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8. One Direction have not tried to make money from merchandising.

Your score is

The average score is 87%

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ShowCheck your understanding: multiple choice

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Choose the correct option to complete the sentences.

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The most important thing for boy bands in the past was that ________.

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Things have changed because ________.

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Starting on a reality show like X Factor is great for a band because ________.

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The words to One Direction songs are designed to ________.

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One Direction's clothes ________.

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Lots of people said One Direction wouldn't ________.

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One Direction were the first British band to ________.

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The boys have also made money from ________.

Your score is

The average score is 37%

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