Playing an Instrument

 

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Have you ever played an instrument?en
I play the clarinet.en
 
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    • For how long have you been playing?en
       
 
 
Are you taking lessons?en
Yes, once a week with a talented teacher.en
 
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    • Isn't that very expensive?en
       
    • Do you walk home?en
       
    • I think I need ice cream.en
       
 
 
Playing the drums requires lots of practice.en
I think every instrument requires practice.en
 
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    • The drums definitely more than the triangle.en
       
    • I need to practice my dancing.en
       
 
 
 
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Do you play a musical instrument?en
No. I used to play the guitar when I was younger, but I haven't touched one in years.en
Why did you stop? Did you take lessons?en
I had lessons for a little while, but never really enjoyed them.en
Lessons can get boring. You should start again and play with me!en
Now that we are talking about playing instruments, I wonder how it would be to pick my guitar up again. What do you play?en
I just started playing the piano but just by myself with a book and without lessons.en
How do you like it?en
It's great but lots of work. I need more practice.en
You're right, maybe we should play together, and I can help you practice.en
Sounds great! We can be our own little band.en
 

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I had lessons for a little , but never really enjoyed them.
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Lessons can get boring. You should start again and with me!
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Now that we are talking about playing instruments, I wonder how it would be to my guitar up again. What do you play?
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I just started playing the but just by myself with a book and without lessons.
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It's great but lots of work. I need more .
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Ashlee
Do you play a musical instrument?en
You
No. I used to play the guitar when I was younger, but I haven't touched one in years. en
Why did you stop? Did you take lessons?en
I had lessons for a little while, but never really enjoyed them. en
Lessons can get boring. You should start again and play with me!en
Now that we are talking about playing instruments, I wonder how it would be to pick my guitar up again. What do you play? en
I just started playing the piano but just by myself with a book and without lessons.en
How do you like it? en
It's great but lots of work. I need more practice.en
You're right, maybe we should play together, and I can help you practice. en
Sounds great! We can be our own little band.en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Do you play a musical instrument? en
Peter
No. I used to play the guitar when I was younger, but I haven't touched one in years.en
Why did you stop? Did you take lessons? en
I had lessons for a little while, but never really enjoyed them.en
Lessons can get boring. You should start again and play with me! en
Now that we are talking about playing instruments, I wonder how it would be to pick my guitar up again. What do you play?en
I just started playing the piano but just by myself with a book and without lessons. en
How do you like it?en
It's great but lots of work. I need more practice. en
You're right, maybe we should play together, and I can help you practice.en
Sounds great! We can be our own little band. en
 
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