General Listening Quiz

“Radio Stations”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate music man 01:21

Pre-Listening Exercise

Smart phones and other portable mobile devices are becoming popular to play music. Try and name at least 7 different types of music. Which are most popular in your country? Do you download music files from the Internet? If so, do you download them to a portable device?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What kinds of music does this radio station play?

Ah, nothing like good old rhythm and blues to soothe the soul this late Wednesday night.

What is the disk jockey's first name?

This is Harry Williams, and I'll be with you throughout the night here on KQ1150.

Listeners can win ___________ by saying the name of the song.

Oh, and don't forget that I'll be giving away tickets on the hour from now until sunup for those of you who can identify this tune.

The man's phone number is ______.

Call me at 693-3019 and be the seventh caller.

To win, listeners must know the name of the song and ________ it was recorded.

And if you can tell me the name of that piece and the year it was recorded, you'll enjoy the tunes of one of the best bands ever a week from this Saturday night downtown at the Silver Palace.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

Discuss the following topics with a partner.

  • the most popular types of music in your country among different age groups
  • the influence of music on your culture, for example, fashion, hairstyles, behavior, ways of thinking, etc.

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to gather information on two types of music and compare them:

  • historical background (where the music is from)
  • the types of instruments used in making the music
  • the types of people with whom the music is popular (children, teenagers, young adults, mature adults, and seniors)