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LearnEnglish Professionals NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL AUDIOSCRIPT © The British Council, 2006 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to an interview with carnival-goer Winston Perry who talks about the famous Notting Hill Carnival in London. Before you listen, try to match some of the words below with the correct explanation on the right. This will help you to understand the conversation. The answers are below the audio script. Word Explanation 1. Jerk chicken a) A popular television programme 2. Steelpan b) style of dance music which started in Trinidad about a hundred years ago 3. Sound system c) chicken marinated in herbs and spices and then barbecued 4. Calypso d) the year of serious riots in the Notting Hill area after repeated racist attacks on West Indian residents by white youths. The first carnivals were a response to this, to try and unite the community around a celebration of West Indian culture. 5. Soca e) percussion instrument made out of an empty oil drum that produces between three and thirty different notes. They were invented in Trinidad and are usually played together in a band.
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