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Music Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen prepare for their gigs. How do you think they go?

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Preparation

Think about the following questions:

  • How do you think Ashlie’s band’s first concert will go?
  • Would you like the life of a pop star?

Watch as Ashlie and Stephen both perform live.

Transcripts

Ashlie: I am so excited about our first gig tonight. Thanks so much for helping with all the instruments.

Stephen: Oh, that’s OK. Where do you want this guitar?

Ashlie: Just put it over there. The others should be here soon. Look, it’s a poster for our gig tonight!

Stephen: Oh yeah, The Miss-Teries. I hope it goes well, I’m really sorry I can’t stay to watch.

Ashlie: You aren’t still mad at me, are you? For not being in the band?

Stephen: Of course not! I’ve got my own gig tonight.

Ashlie: Have you joined another band?

Stephen: Well, not exactly. I’ve got my own plans. I’m playing in Covent Garden later.

Ashlie: Wow! I’m really impressed.

Stephen: I told you I’m a fast learner!

Ashlie: Well, I am terrified. This will be our first time playing live. We’ve been practising really hard, but what if it all goes wrong on stage?

Stephen: I’m sure you’ll be great. And look, here come the rest of the girls.

Ashlie: Oh hi, girls! So are you ready for this?

Teri 1: Yes, it’s going to be great.

Teri 2: Look, we’d better get ready. We’ll be starting soon.

Ashlie: Yes, definitely.

Stephen: I’ve got to go, too. Why don’t you come and watch me play later?

Ashlie: Yeah, sure. We’d love to.

Stephen: All right. Goodbye and good luck!

Ashlie: Thanks. See you later. Come on, girls.

OK, girls. Let’s go and find our dressing room before the fans arrive. I hope they’ve remembered our flowers and champagne.

Teri 2: Ash, don’t be silly! We’re not pop stars yet.

Ashlie: Er, excuse me. Hi, I’m Ashlie from the Miss-Teries. Can you show us where our dressing room is, please?

Janitor: The who?

Ashlie: The Miss-Teries, we’re a band. We’re playing here tonight.

Janitor: Are you? Well that’s a mystery to me! Nobody tells me anything. I was just told to clear up. This place is a mess.

Ashlie: I bet real pop stars don’t have to deal with this. Come on. Let’s go this way.

 

Stephen: Excuse me. Ah. You can hear me. Oh. I can’t believe I’m talking to a statue. I’m Stephen Walker and I’m playing here. Do you know where I need to go? Of course. Any idea where my place is? Thank you.

 

Ashlie: Next time we’re going to get a proper dressing room – with flowers! Come on, girls. This is our big moment. Are we ready for this?

Teri 1: I think so.

Teri 2: Yeah!

Ashlie: Yeah! OK! Let’s do it.

 

Ashlie: Come on then, girlies. Let’s do this for the Miss-Teries! Right, let’s go! Ready?

Good evening, London! We’re the Miss-Teries!

 

Stephen: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. And for my next song I will…

Ashlie: Hi, Stephen!

Stephen: Oh hi, Ashlie! How did your gig go?

Ashlie: Well, not as good as yours!

Stephen: Ah, here. Take this. Come and join in!

Ashlie: Thanks!

This is better than the big time!

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I saw the most popular Ghana drummer, Ghana Baa in a concert, in Ghana.

Very funny