Vocabulary Lessons

“Music Downloads”


Downloading and listening to music, whether it be on your portable smartphone, car entertainment center, or a home stereo system, gives people a way to relax and enjoy the beat of a good song. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  1. CD player
  2. classical
  3. concert
  4. country
  5. dance
  6. disco
  7. download music
  8. good beat
  9. heavy metal
  10. jazz
  11. lyrics
  12. mp3 player
  13. music
  14. pop
  15. radio
  16. rap
  17. rock
  18. stereo
  • be crazy about / love / like
  • dislike / hate / can’t stand


There are many music services on the Internet where you can ________ music legally for a small fee.

The reason why she loves this rock group is because the music has ______.

If you read and understand the ______ of the song, you can better understand its message.

Follow-Up Activity

With a partner or in a group, discuss what types of music you like and dislike, and give your reasons. How often to you listen to music and go to concerts? Do you have a favorite Internet radio station? If not, search the Internet and find one that plays your favorite music. Report to your group on what you discovered.