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Music is GREAT - Part 1

Some of the greatest music in the world comes from Britain, and British music is still topping the charts today. Richard visits The Premises recording studio, where many world-famous artists have made music.

Task 1

Which of the following sentences are true?


Task 2

Who has recorded at The Premises?


Task 3

Put the parts of the sentences together.


Task 4

Put the two parts of the phrases together.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello everybody. I`m from Venezuela, and it`s my first time in this page. At this moment my country has serious problems that affect many areas like a music. Long time ago , in this beautiful country , nobody artistic give us your concerts an other presentation, because the costs are impossible to paid for the people. There aren`t concerts..... there aren`t nothing interesting because de comunismo is destroying all meaning culture, progress, and all that you imagine. Good night ....

In my country Peru, there are some Spanish rock local bands, some of them have been made popular by their lyrics about the current critical events. I prefer English music the British Music is very nice , Elton John, The Beatles, Queens are amazing.

Here in Brazil some big concerts took place at football arenas
Here in Brazil some big concerts take place at football arenas, like Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.
Some brazilian artists have great success worldwide, like Tom Jobim and João Gilberto from the Bossa Nova genre.
My favourite musical style is rock, so, i listen to British artists like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. But I also listen many brazilian music. I really like the music from my country, with ranges from jazz to rock and pop.

Hello everyone..
☆ What is the most famous musical venue in your country?
- There are some of the most famous musical venue in my country. However, I'd like to tell you the biggest one we have. Musica Studio is an Indonesian music company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. This recording company is running its business in the type of music that people commonly look for such as Pop, R&B, Rock, Rap, Dance, Alternatif and many others. The popular artists that shine through Musica Studio's label almost always in the top of the Indonesia music chart.
☆ Who are the best musicians?
- Musica Studio has became the home and base camp of Indonesia's prominent artists from the 60's to up date. The studio has launched the popularity of Rhoma Irama, Hetty Koes Endang, Betharia Sonata, Chrisye, Iwan Fals and as Indonesian lover music knows that it has played an important role in the rise of the new comers band like NOAH and GEISHA.
☆ Do you prefer International stars or local artists?
- In my country, foreign stars are more popular among young people, especially US/UK celebrities and Older people prefer local music with their local stars, and for me, I'm very proud of our top singers, although I like some of foreign star as well.

Is it possible to download the audio? I would like my SS to hear it in class,as a way of improving their 'listening' skill'. Thank yo uvery much Kika

Thank you Kirk for your reply. However I don't seem to find any downloadable audio on Listen & Watch. In the meanwhile I 'll recheck Teaching ENglish and see what I can find there.
Thank you for the meantime
Best regards


Hello Kika Vahine,

Most of the audio-only materials on LearnEnglish can be downloaded. All you need to do is to go to the page for any particular episode and look for the .mp3 file link - it's usually just above or below the player window.

For example, on this Big City Small World page you can see the file link headed as follows:

Download audio 2.3 MB (right click & save)


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kika,

I'm afraid that it is not possible to download the video or audio on Word on the Street pages for legal reasons. The good news is that we do have a lot of free, downloadable recordings in other sections of Listen & Watch such as Elementary Podcasts, Big City Small World and the Magazine. I'd encourage you to listen to an episode of each to see if one of them might work for you.

Also, since you mention you're a teacher, I just wanted to encourage you to check out our sister site, Teaching English.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

There must be some professional musical studios in Ukraine and they’re definitely located in the capital. I don’t think there’re many world-famous Ukrainian musicians, but ‘Okean Elzy’ is definitely more than just a well-known band around the globe. They actually played a great gig in London about two years ago.
I listen to great range of music styles. It really depends on my mood and activity. For example, my favorite British musicians are Arctic Monkeys, Tricky, The Rolling Stones and The Prodigy. I’ve always preferred international stars to the local ones but I like to listen to them too sometimes.

Hi everyone! I'm a new member from Italy. Here in my country the approach to music is quite traditional, there's no room for indie and rock band. You can listen to good and exciting pop event but our past tradition is overwhelming. By the way, there are lots of clubs in the biggest cities and live sessions in the pubs on weekends. Please don't hesitate to correct my post! I'm here mainly to improve my English. Best regards