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Talking About Music

Mike and Jessie are talking about their music preferences…

Mike: Jessie, we really need to revise for tomorrow’s test…

Jessie: I know. Do you mind if I play some music in the background while we’re revising?

Mike: No, I don’t mind. I’ve heard that certain types of music can be beneficial for learning

and can improve our ability to process information.

Jessie: Exactly! Apparently, the best music for learning is classical music. Do you like

classical music?

Mike: Honestly, not really…I prefer modern music like pop or rock music. What about you?

What music do you like listening to?

Jessie: I don’t mind classical music. In fact, I quite like it.

Mike: Why do you like it? It seems kind of boring to me…

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Talking About Music


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