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Episode 08

Jamie has a surprise for Carolina, who is already quite excited about her new job. Meanwhile, Rob and Adam have been waiting patiently since the last episode to talk about queuing.

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Have you ever been in a band? What was the name of your band? What musical instrument do you play? What style of music do you play? Are you still playing? And, if not, why did you stop?

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I have never played any music in my life . The situation here does not help on these things so there is not any bands around here. However, I love listening to music.

Hello Everybody
I've never played musical intrument so good. Once I tryed to learn how to play guitar but I din't got it very well, just two musics I was able to play end sing so I decided to stop becouse my time wasn't long enough to study it, but I love the eletric guitar's soung, eighties' musics (Rock n'roll and romantic) and others.

Hello, I've never played anything but one day I will play something.

When I was in senior high school, I had a band. The name of my band is longing (at Indonesia is named rindu). I played the guitar. My music genre is slow rock like Steal Heart, White Lion, etc.
If there was a festival music, I and my friends in the band often followed and registered our band at these festival. One day, our band ever became the 1st winner in one of the festival musics that was organized by a junior high school. I was very happy at the time. Unfortunately, our band stood, at least for 2 years. There was no problem in our friendship, but the problem was we had the different activity each other. Thus, it was better we stopped to continue our band.

I did not belong to any band or musical group in my youth. I was a bad musician, I played the guitar but as Jamie I was not brilliant. However, there was a band in my school. They played music of the Beatles and they did it so good. The singer tried to resemble the way of John Lennon or Paul Mccartney and eventually the group achieved recording a disc. They played for young people of the school and of the neighbourhood. As a rule, in the concerts while they were playing people were dancing. One night, during the performance there was a blackout and all the scenario was pitch-black. Suddenly the group changed from Beatles to the Rolling Stones and started to sing “Paint it Black”, at that moment it was so funny.

Hello there:
At school we had music class and they teach us to play the flute, but not the classic one. It was a smaller one named 'flauta dulce' (in spanish). I played the flute until I was 18. I like the music, as every one - I suppose-, but I don´t play any instrument nor join a music band. My preferred music is ska, rock and a native local rythm from Colombia called 'carranga' (it is one of the rythms by the peasant communities).
Bye.

In many official letters in my country, it is written "This issues with the
approval of .... ". I think the grammar is not correct. I think it should be
written like this - "This is issued with the approval of ...." But it is very
commonly used in many official letters issued by government departments.
Please tell me whether it is grammatically correct or not.

Hello Tluangtea,

The passive form would appear to be the correct one here, as you say. In official notices such as these it is often used in a shortened form: 'Issued with the approval of...'

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I play the guitar very well! I can play many compositions of famous ROCK guitarists and ROCK bands, but I've never perfomed in groups. I play at home. Just my neighbours can listen to my playing. Perhaps, in the future I will have my own ROCK band. Maybe It's just my dreams

I've been singing in the chorus of the University for three years and I've sung in the chorus at my work for five years. I don't sing more because I have other priorities. I like the sound of the guitar so sometimes I play, I'm not very good but I believe that you can do any thing that you really want.

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