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Music From The Past


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In the age of streaming and digital music, it can be hard to remember what it was like to buy an album and sit down with a physical copy of your favourite band’s latest record.

Music from the past is a lot more than just old songs. It’s a time capsule of what people were thinking and feeling at the moment, which can be pretty cool to look back on.

But there’s something to be said for modern music as well. The new stuff is always changing, and it’s exciting to see how it’s evolving over time. Plus, there are all kinds of genres that didn’t exist back then, and it’s really fun to hear what those new sounds sound like!


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  • modern (adjective)
  • influence (verb)
  • be into (phrasal verb)
  • concert (noun)
  • performance (noun)
  • past (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Would you say music from the past is better than modern music?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Music From The Past
  • Do you like modern music?
  • Is there any music from the past that you like to listen to?
  • What's your favourite type of music to listen to?
  • Why do you think some people hate modern music?
  • What music did you like listening to when you were younger?

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