If you can think of someone, make some notes to answer the questions that you can find in the support pack.
Section 2 is based on someone talking about somebody or something they like. she writes her own songs – she wrote her first song when she was only 8 I think. It isn’t easy to write songs in a foreign language, but her words are great I think.
It helps you to practise speaking for a little bit longer – for example, when you're explaining something, or telling people something about yourself. She’s a singer – and a dancer too – she’s from Colombia and she sings in Spanish and English. I just fell in love with her voice the first time I heard her sing. I love singing and I write my own songs too, so I understand how difficult it is – and I’d love to sit down with her and write a song together. She still sings in Spanish too – she records two versions of her songs, one in English and one in Spanish.
But you need a lot of vocabulary to be able to explain them. It helps you to listen to other people speaking for a little longer than they speak in a conversation, like a radio or television news report. In this part of the show we ask people a simple question – which famous person, dead or alive would you like to meet? Our guest today on ‘I’d like to meet’ is Yasmin from Cardiff.
Now you can practise explaining the words that Ben explained in this Hot Seat quiz. When people prepare written reports, they are often a little more formal, and use more complex words and structures. But, well, I think I prefer to spend my holidays on the beach.
You listened to Yasmin talking about why she would like to meet Shakira.
Is there a famous female singer – alive or dead – that you’d like to meet? So Yasmin, which famous person, dead or alive would you like to meet? Suggestion: We suggest you do this: Section 8 is Tom the Teacher. They look at being accurate in English, and often use the type of exercises you may find in English tests and exams. Exercise Rewrite direct questions as indirect questions. Ravi: And he’ll be back later with another one of his …. Now, last week I told you that Tess loved riding her mountain bike and you’ve been away riding your bike this week, haven’t you. Exercise Choose if you should say ‘anywhere’, 'anyone' or ‘anything'. We’re the presenters and we’re here in the studio with our producer, Gordon. It could be a dance that’s traditional in your country, or maybe in your city or town. Section 6 follows Carolina – a girl who has come to the United Kingdom (UK) to live, study, and to have fun exploring a different country and culture. Or it might be a dance that you’ve seen in another place. Which do you prefer – songs in English or songs in your language? Listening to this can help you if you find yourself in a similar situation. Camping’s great when the weather’s OK but when it’s raining …. I mean it’s only “I love you, baby”, or “I wanna dance with you baby”. I like some songs in English and some songs in Greek.