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Listen to Jonathan talking about why he prefers to buy records.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


To be honest, I've never even thought of that. It's just seems so strange and bizzare to listen to a record, however, they do look cool. I'd love to have one on the wall!

I think that I did but I didn’t ’remembered clearly, I was a kid when that, in my house my parents use to have vinyl's but they threw them away because in that moment nobody was using vinyl no more, just CDs, I love listen to music I don't thing that music sounds better on vinyl, and also is right yes you can buy music with more quality than other but a lot of that depends what kind of device is using to listen, I think that is about the experience, buy vinyl's is a better experience than just download a song or listening on Spotify or YouTube.

He is REALLY emotional about vinyl discs and record players ...
and the picture is not really relevant to the subject .

Hi ragamin,

If you look closely, you'll see that the picture is actually relevant. the DJ's left hand is using a turntable with a vinyl record on it. The technique is called scratching and it can be done only with vinyl records:



The LearnEnglish Team

yeah ... that's right ... but the topic is about listening to the music not scratching ...

Yes. I had.

I have never listened to a vynl record. I remember cassette tapes. When I was a kid we used cassette tapes to listen to the music. We recorded our voice on a cassette tape and really enjoyed it. Vynl belongs to generations before us.

I really don't care about the quality of music I just like to listen to music every day. It does't mean that I don't care, but I never pay so much money to buy a device to listen to high quality music.
I remember the time people used walkman they put cassette tapes on'em and carry'em everywhere. I've never had a walkman, but I had a mp3 player I was really happy when I bought it. I have always carried it in my pocket. Right at that time I bought my first cell phone, a motorola phone with really low memory to save music. I saved my most favorite songs on that phone and carried mp3 player beside of it.
oh time flys now even CD players disappear.We can download everything we want on our phone or computers. I can have many tracks on my phone. Now people can have a mobile phone and they don't need to have a mp3 player, camera, etc.Now I listen to music using my airpods and it is really enough for me easily connect to my phone and can play everthing.

I used to listen to music on vinyl when I was a child, but now I don't have neither equipment, nor records. But I still have some memories about vinyl's "warm" and live sound, and I would say, it is one of things that I missed nowadays using all that modern stuff. So I have a dream byuing a vinyl player and some classic records to listen them from time to time, just to relax and remember that good old days...

Yes I did. Also I have listened vinyl records because the sound is more complete than a mp3 format. There is a thing, it is a little bit difficult to find a device for playing vinyl records. I am percussionist, I play drums and Latin percussion so I really like differents kinds of music. I like jazz music, but also I like caribean music like cuban music. I am from Venezuela so I like venezuelan music to, like Joropo because I play maracas to. There is many records covers that I like, I remember one now of Steel Pulse made with drawings. This listening activity is very interesting, thanks to all of you Learning English and British Council for let us be in here.

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