Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Stone Roses reunion - A Review

You are going to
  • practise some phrasal verbs and idioms
  • listen to a review of the Stone Roses reunion concert in Barcelona
  • write a review of a band / singer you have seen




1) Discuss
  • What's your favourite kind of music?
  • What concerts have you been to?
  • What's the best band or singer you have ever seen?
  • Have you heard of the Stone Roses?
The Stone Roses are an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983. They were one of the pioneering groups of the Madchester movement that was active during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band's most successful lineup consisted of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield, and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stone_Roses
 




2) Vocabulary
You are going to listen to a radio clip about the Stone Roses concert in Barcelona in June 2012. Before you listen. Look at these 2 vocabulary exercises.


1) Match the vocabulary. 
Do you understand these words?   fan,   forthcoming,   gig,   members,   a bit off,   reunion,   tour
Match them with the explanations in the exercise below





2) Phrasal Verbs / Idioms

How many of these phrasal verbs / idioms do you know?
be back, break up, end up, fall out, follow someone around, get back together, get into, get going, hang in, hit your stride, live up to expectations, sing along

Match them with the correct definition in the exercise below. You can drag and drop the meanings on the right to the expression on the left.





3) Listen
Now listen to the radio clip.
Was the Stone Roses' gig a success?



From Radio 4 Today http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9727000/9727011.stm



4) Gap-fill
Listen again. Fill in the spaces with the correct expression

Printable versions here




5) Practise
Now choose some of the expressions and write some sentences using them
Example - It was a great concert. It really lived up to my expectations




6) Write
Write a review of a concert you have seen
Organize your writing into paragraphs
  1. Introduce the show - Who / What / Where / When?
  2. Introduce the artist - Who are they? Background information - Give a very short description of the artist
  3. Describe the concert - Where was it? What was the atmosphere like? How long did they play? Describe some highlights - best songs / best moments
  4. Give your opinion - What was the show like? If it was good say why. If it was "a bit off" give some constructive recommendations. What should the artist do to improve?
  5. Conclusion - it's a review so say whether you think people should go and see the band / artist and give a reason.



More


Phrasal Verbs dictionary
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/

Idioms dictionary
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/

The Stone Roses
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stone_Roses

The Stone Roses in Barcelona
http://www.nme.com/news/the-stone-roses/64242



Watch the Stone Roses in Barcelona




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