Ứng dụng Collocation vào Speaking – Unit 12: Music

 (Nguồn: English Collocations In Use Intermediate – Unit 24)

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A. Describing music

The Year in Review: Music 

Bloom Music from the Centre of the Earth

(Palm records 234655)

New arrivals on the rock music scene, Bloom are already making a big impact. If you’re looking for background music, then this is not for you, but if you want music to blast out from your hi-fi and annoy the neighbours, then Bloom’s debut album, with tracks from their live performance at the Delaya Stadium, may be just what you want.

Johnny MacRoy Songs we loved

(Kase Phonograph 488792)

For fans of easy listening and catchy tunes, this is all you need. In fact it’s so relaxing you might just fall asleep. MacRoy gives a sentimental performance of these old love songs. At 47, he’s not exactly a pop idol but his adoring fans will love it.

The Divide Amphibian

(Fono Corp 3321978)

This is a rock symphony, an extraordinary piece of music. After their massive hit in 2015 with Megalith, their record company has released this album hoping for another big hit. The band themselves wrote the music. They have a huge following and are due to go on tour later this year.

The Oxbridge Symphonia British classics old and new (Rotor Records 775537)

Haunting melodies and the occasional virtuoso performance from its two soloists mark this collection of popular British classical music, which aims to capture a wider audience for the classics and to promote Britain’s musical heritage. Roger Crow conducts the orchestra. Crow himself composed two of the pieces, hence the title. Good birthday present for your uncle and aunt. But if you’re a real classical music lover, save your money.


BLAZE MAMA (Presto 58843)Bust-out’s new double album featuresJola V, a young rap artist from Miami. Jola used to be with Chicago hip-hop band Frenzy, but went solo in 2015. The band have remixed four tracks from earlier albums and Jola’s up-tempo numbers just add to the excitement.

Các bạn hãy xem nghĩa và giải thích chi tiết cho từng câu tại đây nhé:

(Nhấp vào đây để xem hướng dẫn)

B. Playing music

A: I saw Martin strumming a guitar the other day. I didn’t know he could play. 

B: He can’t. He just likes people to think he can. He’s got no musical talent whatsoever. 

C: I’ve taken up the guitar. I’ve had three lessons so far.

D: That’s great. I love live music. What can you play?

C: Well, the first week was all about tuning the instrument. I’ve got to play a piece for my teacher next week.

Các bạn hãy xem nghĩa và giải thích chi tiết cho từng câu tại đây nhé:

(Nhấp vào đây để xem hướng dẫn)

C. Exercise

Bài 1: Thay đổi các từ được gạch chân bằng cách sử dụng các cụm từ A để mỗi câu có ý nghĩa ngược lại.

1.  The band’s last album was a minor hit. (give two answers)

2.  There are some great slow numbers on this new album.

3.  The band has a small following of dedicated fans.

4.  Music was playing quietly on the hi-fi when I entered the house.

5.  Maria Plurosa gave a poor performance of Heder’s violin concerto last night.

1. ;

Bài 2: Sửa tám lỗi collocation trong đoạn văn này.

For all folk music likers, Johnny Coppin’s new album, The Long Harvest, published last week, will be a great addition to their collection. Johny recently got a solo after five years with the folk band Blue Mountain. He is proud of the musical inheritance of his native Kentucky. Tracks 3 and 7 comprise his old friend Wiz Carter on guitar. With this album, Coppin says he hopes to control a wider audience for folk music. His excellent living performance at the recent Lockwood Folk Festival suggests he has a good chance of succeeding. He makes a tour next month. Don’t miss him.

Example: likers => lovers

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Bài 3: Tìm từ ngữ có ý nghĩa tương đương với mỗi câu sau

1. music that is playing while you are doing something else and not really listening to it?

2. music that is not complicated or difficult to listen to?

3. a pop musician who is a very big star with many fans?

4. a type of performer who speaks rhymed lyrics over rhythm tracks?

5. to tighten or loosen the strings of an instrument till they make the correct note?

6. a way of playing a guitar by moving your fingers across the strings?


Bài 4: Hoàn thành những câu sau với những collocation phù hợp 

1.  Hundreds of _______________________ fans were waiting for Shamira to come out of the concert hall.

2. The orchestra gave a wonderful _______________________ of some popular classics.

3. It was a very _______________________ tune; you only had to hear it once and you were singing it.

4. I’d love to _______________________ _______________________ a musical instrument but I don’t have time.

5. It is one of those _______________________ melodies which you never forget, so beautiful, yet so sad.

6. There’s a lot of musical _______________________ in the family; all the children play an instrument.


Điểm số của bạn là % – đúng / câu

D. Practice

Part 1:

1. Do you like listening to music?

(*) Cố gắng sử dụng 1 số collocations Gợi ý để hình thành câu trả lời. Lưu ý là bạn KHÔNG cần dùng tất cả collocations này trong câu trả lời của mình, chỉ cần chọn ra 1 vài collocations hữu ích.

music-lover, pop idol, go on a tour, give a performance, release an album, easy listening, catchy tune

2. What kinds of music do you like to listen to?

live music, background music, piece of music, massive/big hit, easy listening, catchy tune, capture a wider audience, adoring fan

3.  Do you play any kinds of musical instruments?

 take up the guitar, strum the guitar, play a piece, compose, write the music, give a performance

Part 2:

1. What kinds of music do young people in your country like to listen to?

adoring fans, pop idol, rap artist, haunting melodies, give a performance, capture a wider audience

2. Do you think the music young people listen to in your country is becoming more globalized? Why/Why not?

massive hit, music talent, catchy tune, capture a wider audience, huge following, adoring fans


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