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*Ćwiczenie 1 [[Media:M2_u5_l4_1.zip|aqm]]
 
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Now read the first excerpt from the article in The Guardian
 
 
(Aug. 11, 2006 http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1841264,00.html)
 
 
and decide which statements are true. 
 
 
 
 
 
'''EXCERPT'''
 
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|'''In Glasgow, beware of flying axes.'''
 
 
 
The Rolling Stones still do it, but how do rock bands survive touring? Dave Simpson hears their tales of drugs, gangs and missed buses.
 
 
 
 
'''Prepare for insanity'''
 
''Ian Ball, Gomez''
 
 
"The hardest thing about touring is trying to survive an endless groundhog lifestyle. People think you're seeing all these great places, but you won't see anything. You're going to wake up on the tour bus outside the venue, probably hungover, slightly disorientated, hot and in desperate need of a shower. You'll basically see the area around the venue, a restaurant, a soundcheck and that's it. And its going to be like that for every single city in the world. It's like being the detective in a surreal mystery. You're constantly solving tiny little problems: misplaced shower gel, room keys, passports, sanity. We have all literally gone on stage and said 'Hello' to the wrong town at some point. Our guitarist Tom Gray's classic was in Australia. I can't remember which city he said, but he was at least 1,200 miles off."
 
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<quiz type="exclusive">
 
1. People think that artists on tours see a lot of interesting places.
 
:<rightoption>True</rightoption>
 
:<wrongoption>False</wrongoption>
 
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2. Ian Ball thinks that being on a tour is relaxing.
 
:<wrongoption>True</wrongoption>
 
:<rightoption>False</rightoption>
 
</quiz>
 
 
<quiz type="exclusive">
 
3. According to Ian Ball, the most difficult thing on a tour is the uncomfortable lifestyle.
 
:<rightoption>True</rightoption>
 
:<wrongoption>False</wrongoption>
 
</quiz>
 
 
<quiz type="exclusive">
 
4. They often have serious health problems.
 
:<wrongoption>True</wrongoption>
 
:<rightoption>False</rightoption>
 
</quiz>
 
 
<quiz type="exclusive">
 
5. They don’t drink because they want to be in good shape.
 
:<wrongoption>True</wrongoption>
 
:<rightoption>False</rightoption>
 
</quiz>
 
 
<quiz type="exclusive">
 
6. They have a lot of minor problems, for example they can’t find their things.
 
:<rightoption>True</rightoption>
 
:<wrongoption>False</wrongoption>
 
</quiz>
 
 
<quiz type="exclusive">
 
7. Once they made a mistake and used the wrong name of the town while talking to the audience.
 
:<rightoption>True</rightoption>
 
:<wrongoption>False</wrongoption>
 
</quiz>
 
 
 
*Ćwiczenie 3 [[Media:M2_u5_l4_3.zip|aqm]] (drag&drop)
 
 
 
'''Now find out what other musicians say. Don’t worry about the words you don’t understand. Try to get the main idea and match the person to what he says.'''
 
 
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|'''Be careful who you support'''
 
''Alan Vega, Suicide''
 
 
"Opening up for any high-profile band is a great opportunity. But don't do it unless you are prepared to fully commit. When we supported the Clash in Scotland, every night felt like world war three. The kids came for the Clash and got us first. They were so hyped up - but we wouldn't back down. I taunted them, 'You have to live through this to get to the Clash!' Our presence infuriated them to the point of riot. It was pure mayhem, they were destroying everything in reach. In Glasgow, an axe flew by my head. It was surreal, I felt like I was in a 3D cowboy movie. We barely escaped with our lives - but we were really going out there to survive. Thirty years later - guess it worked!"
 
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|'''Don't stand too close to bandmates'''
 
''Matt Rubano''
 
 
"Our singer likes to twirl the microphone like a lasso. One night at Earls Court, in front of 12,000 people, I walked forward and caught it on the forehead. I was knocked to the ground. I got back up and realised I was soaking wet. I put my hand on my forehead and I was gushing blood. I was rushed off the stage and patched up. By the middle eight of the second song, I was back on stage and finished the gig, blooded and bandied up. Then they rushed me to casualty. Afterwards, fans sent me helmets. Some said, 'Are you doing that again tonight?' It looked really cool.'"
 
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|'''Use hearing protection'''
 
''Andy Partridge, XTC''
 
 
"We had this nerdy image but I remember reading in the 80s that we were officially the loudest band ever. We used to have the sound as loud on stage as it was in the audience. We used to see all these supposedly fearless heavy metal bands and think, 'You pansies!' because they were wearing earplugs. However, after five years of touring, I'd lost 50% of my hearing."
 
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|'''Hold it together: it will be OK in the end'''
 
''Grant Nicholas, Feeder''
 
 
"Touring can be lonely. You can be playing in front of thousands and then be climbing the walls in your hotel room. I had some problems last year - screaming at the audience off-mic. I caused haemorrhages of my vocal chords. I was terrified; my voice wouldn't work. You have to look after yourself. The crucial thing is to enjoy the magic hour on stage because if you do, it will all be worth it. [...]
 
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*Ćwiczenie 4 [[Media:M2_u5_l4_4.zip|aqm]] (drag&drop)
 
 
 
== WRITING ==
 
 
 
 
'''Imagine your favourite band is coming to your town/city. You want to get the tickets and go to their concert with your friend from a different city. Write an email to your friend to invite him/her to this concert. Explain why this is going to be a great event and tell him/her that you’ll arrange everything (170-180 words).'''
 
  
 
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Do you think rock bands like touring?


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