Speak With Me: English Speaking Practice

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Are you ready to speak with me? Let's get some English speaking practice! Download the free PDF worksheet for this lesson here: http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/free Download my free e-book: "5 Steps To Becoming A Confident English Speaker" http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/free-ebook --------------------------------------------------------------------- English book recommendations: https://www.amazon.com/shop/speakenglishwithvanessa Subscribe and follow on social media! I'd love to meet you! YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theteachervanessa Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/englishwithvanessa/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/speakenglishwithvanessa Send us a postcard from your country: Speak English With Vanessa 825 C Merrimon Ave PMB # 278 Asheville, NC 28804 USA --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speak English With Vanessa helps English learners to speak American English fluently, naturally, and confidently. To become a fluent English speaker and have English conversations with a native English speaker, go to http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com 00:00 Introduction 00:52 Get the free PDF worksheet! 01:23 Common questions about music 05:13 Common phrases about music 08:41 3 BONUS advanced phrases! 10:21 English conversation sample 11:26 Speak English with me 12:44 What kind of music do you like?

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Vanessa: Hi, I'm  
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Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com.  What did you say? Let's talk about it.  
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Oh, hey. I was just listening to one of my  favorite playlists. It always puts me in a  
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good mood, because the songs are so catchy.  What about you? What's your favorite music?  
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Oh, if I asked you this question, would you  freeze and say, ah, ah, ah, and your heart  
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starts beating really fast? Well, don't  worry. Today, I'm going to help you speak  
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in English about music. You're going to learn the  most common questions, answers and phrases about  
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music. Plus at the end of this lesson, you'll have  a chance to speak with me, and use everything that  
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you've learned in this lesson. Like always, I  have created a free PDF worksheet for you to  
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download, using all of today's vocabulary,  sample sentences, sample conversations,  
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and at the end of the PDF worksheet, you can  answer Vanessa's challenge question. So that  
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you never forget what you have learned today. You can download that free PDF worksheet with  
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the link in the description. Just click on it.  You could print it out, put it under your pillow,  
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sleep on it at night and dream about English,  or while you're listening to some music.  
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All right. Let's get started with some of the  most common questions and answers that we use  
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when talking about music. Question number one is,  whatcha listening to? What are you listening to?  
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This is a reduction of the full question, what are  you listening to? But oftentimes you becomes cha  
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with a question, so we can say whatcha listening,  we're cutting off that final G, to what are you  
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listening to? You might ask this if someone  pulls up in their car and you hear some music,  
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so you could say, Hey, I heard you listening to  some music in your car. Whatcha listening to? 
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They'll let you know what they were listening  to. If you're listening to some music,  
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but you don't know who sings it, a common question  is, "Who's this? I like this song." Who's this,  
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of course, who is this could be used in a lot  of different contexts. But here, when we're  
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talking about music, you're asking who is the  singer? I like this song. I want to listen to  
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it again. Who's this? If you want to get to know  someone better, you might ask, what type of music  
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do you like? What type of music do you like?  We're going to talk about all of the different  
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genres or types of music a little bit later,  but a little sneak preview. You might say,  
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what type of music do you like? I really  just like pop music. Whatever is on the top  
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of the charts these days, that's what I like. What type of music do you like? If you've ever  
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listened to Spotify, you've probably listened  to a playlist. This is a group of songs that  
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have something in common. Maybe it's just songs  that you like, or it might be songs that have  
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a common theme or similar to a type of singer  that you like. So, you could ask, did you make  
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this playlist? Did you make this playlist? For  my husband, he loves to make playlists himself.  
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So, all of the playlists that we listen to in  our house are specific to different activities.  
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Maybe they're for the evening. Maybe they're for  feeling energized. All of these different things  
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can be included in a playlist. Do you like to make  playlists? For me, I never listen to the radio,  
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but if you listen to the radio, you could say,  what station is this? What station is this?  
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When you turn the dial or change the radio  station, this is kind of like channels. 
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We call it a station. So, if you like some music  and you're listening to it, "Oh, I like this.  
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What station is this?" Maybe you can listen  to it on your own. "Have you ever seen them  
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live?" Who do you think them is here in this  situation? Well, if we were talking about a group  
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that you like, and I asked you, have you ever  seen them live, this means, have you ever been  
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to their concert? You could say, "Have you ever  been to their concert?" But it's more common to  
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say, "Have you ever seen them live?" That means  in-person, not in a video, but in- person. Oh,  
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I saw them live and it was amazing. Have you  heard the new song? Have you heard the new Taylor  
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Swift song? It's great. I'm not a huge Taylor  Swift fan, but I know she's a popular artist. 
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So, let's use her in this question. "Have  you heard the new Taylor swift song?  
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I think it's fantastic." Or you could insert any  singer or group that you like, and you're talking  
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about their new song that has just been released.  Let's imagine that you're talking with someone,  
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and you ask what type of music do you like, and  it turns out that they like the same music as you.  
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You could say, "Oh, I like folk music too.  Do you have any recommendations?" People love  
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sharing song and group music recommendations.  So, this is a great question to ask, "Oh,  
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I like that kind of music too. Do you have any  recommendations?" I'm sure that they'll give you  
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plenty of ideas. Now, let's talk about  some common phrases that we use to talk  
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about music, especially music that we like. But first let's talk about some genres of music.  
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These are different types of music. Take a  look at this. You might say, "I like pop music,  
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folk music, rock music, country music, alternative  music, classical music, jazz music, guitar music."  
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There are so many different types of genres, but  these are probably the most common. If I asked  
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you what type of music you like, and you have  trouble describing what you like, well, maybe this  
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sentence is a good fit for you. You can describe  how the music makes you feel. You could say,  
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"I like music that's energizing, and makes  me feel good, like rock music." Cool. You're  
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talking about that feeling inside of you that  you get, when you're listening to the music.  
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Some common descriptions of music that you could  say are, "I like music that's soulful. I like  
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music that's got a good beat. I like music that's  easy to dance to. I like music that's relaxing." 
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These are all wonderful terms that you can use to  talk about music, and what if you hear some music  
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that you love? What can you say? Let me give  you a bunch of expressions that you can use.  
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You might say, "Oh, this is a great song. Turn it  up." Turn it up means make it louder. "Turn up the  
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volume. I love it. Turn it up." Or you might say,  "Oh, I love this song. This is my jam." This is a  
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little bit older, an older type of expression,  but I use this. You are welcome to use this.  
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It just means, I like, oh, this is my jam.  I love this. Or you could say, "I love this  
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song. It's so catchy." It's so catchy. That  means that you can't stop thinking about it. 
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Just like this next expression. This song always  gets stuck in my head. This could be good or bad.  
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If it's a song you like, well, cool, it's  stuck in your head. You're just humming  
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and singing it all day. You're saying a couple  lines of it in your head. But if it's a song  
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that you don't want to have stuck in your head,  this often happens to me with children's songs.  
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You might say, "Uh, that song has been stuck in  my head all day. I need to do something to get  
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it out." You can also say, "I like this song.  It's got a great beat." Maybe it makes you feel  
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like you want to dance. It's got some good rhythm.  That's what the word beat means. It's got a great  
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beat. I love this song. Maybe if it's got a great  beat, you might say, "It makes me want to dance.  
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Every time I hear this song, it doesn't matter  if I'm in the doctor's office, the grocery store,  
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if I'm listening to music, as I'm walking around  my neighborhood, it just makes me want to dance." 
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Our final expression for music that you love,  you could say, "I have it on repeat." Oh, I've  
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been listening to that song all day. I've had  it on repeat all day. Just a little note about  
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this pronunciation. Usually when we say the word  repeat, it's the final part of the word that's  
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emphasized. Can you repeat that please? Repeat  that. But when we use it in this context, I have  
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it on repeat. Both of those words are going to  get equal emphasis, and the vowels are the same.  
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Repeat. "I've had that song on repeat all day. I  love it." Before we go to our sample conversation  
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and your chance to speak with me, I have a little  bonus section. What if you play an instrument  
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or what if you want to play an instrument? What are some phrases that you could use  
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to talk about that? I'd like to give you three  phrases that are fun, and you can include in your  
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daily conversation. Let's take a look at this  one. "I play the piano, so I've always looked  
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up to Ray Charles," for example. If you play  an instrument and you have an idol or someone  
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who you really think is awesome, you can use  this phrase. "I play the piano, so I really  
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look up to Ray Charles." I play the guitar, so I  really look up to Jimmy Hendricks," for example.  
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If you have a dream to play an instrument, or  you want to play yours better, you might say,  
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"I really want to play the flute like  Vanessa." I play the flute. Not perfectly.  
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This is just a sample sentence, but you  could say, "I really want to play the flute  
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like Vanessa." Notice in both of these sentences  that I'm saying play the, plus the instrument. 
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"I play the piano. I play the flute. I play the  guitar." Let's take a look at the last sentence.  
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"I love jazz music, so I would love to play  the trumpet like Louis Armstrong," for example.  
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This is another way to incorporate an idol or  someone that you really think is a great musician  
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into your desire, your motivation for  learning an instrument. "I love jazz music,  
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so I would love to play the trumpet like Louis  Armstrong." Great. What a good motivation.  
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Okay. It's time to see all of these phrases put  together in a conversation. You're going to take  
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a look at a quick conversation between my husband,  Dan and I, where we talk about music. Listen for  
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the key phrases that you learned today,  because after this sample conversation,  
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it's going to be your turn to speak out loud, and  practice talking about music in English. Let's  
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watch the conversation with Dan and I. Hey, Dan, whatcha listening to? 
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Dan: Oh, Hey Vanessa.  
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It's Kero Kero Bonito. They're a great new band, I  saw live this weekend, and I can't get their songs  
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out of my head. Here, listen. Vanessa: 
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Oh, it's great. It's so catchy. Dan: 
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I know Vanessa: 
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It's got a good beat too. Have you heard the new  Fleet Foxes's song? It's been stuck in my head  
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all day today. Dan: 
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I have. It's been on repeat all weekend. Have  you added any of their songs to a playlist? 
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Vanessa: Yeah, I can send you a link, if you want. 
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Dan: That'd be great. Thanks. 
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Vanessa: No problem. I'm always happy to share music  
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recommendations. Well, see you around. Dan: 
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Later. Vanessa: 
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Okay. Now it's your turn. I'm going to be  asking you a question. Imagine we're having  
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a conversation together, just a chitchat.  I'll ask you a question at the beginning  
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of the conversation, and then I will pause,  and it will be your turn to speak out loud.  
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If you need more time, the good news is  this is a video. You can pause the video.  
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You can always go back and repeat this section,  repeat this section, as much as you want, because  
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it's a good way to grow your confidence. Okay.  Are you ready to get started? Let's do it. Hey,  
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I'm making a playlist. Do you have any music  recommendations or a favorite song I should add?  
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Oh, that's interesting. What  type of music do you like?  
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Oh, very cool. Why do you like that type of music?  
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That's awesome. Well, thanks for the  new music recommendations. I can't wait  
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to listen to it, and I'll see you later. Bye. So, how did you do with this sample conversation?  
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Remember, you can go back and repeat this as many  times as you would like to grow your confidence.  
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Use different phrases, find what would be the  best fit for you. Don't forget to download the  
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free PDF worksheet for today's English lesson,  with all of the common questions, the phrases,  
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the expressions, the sample conversations, so  that you can feel comfortable and confident,  
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talking about music in English. There's a  link in the description. You can click on  
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that link and download it right now. Now I have a  question for you. What kind of music do you like?  
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Let me know in the comments, and if  you have any recommendations, I would  
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love a recommendation for some fun music that you  like. Thanks so much for learning English with me,  
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and I'll see you again next Friday for a  new lesson here on my YouTube channel. Bye. 
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The next step is to download the  free PDF worksheet for this lesson.  
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With this free PDF, you  will master today's lesson,  
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and never forget what you have learned. You  can be a confident English speaker. Don't  
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forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel  for a free English lesson every Friday. Bye.
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