Calming background music can help patients in hospital feel less bad tempered

Calming background music can help patients in

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stress. Calming background music can help patients in hospital feel less bad-tempered. It can also help elderly patients in nursing homes who are very ill feel more calm. Music, wisely chosen, lowers stress hormone levels. On the other hand, parents of teenagers know that certain kinds of music, particularly at high volumes, can cause stress. Knowing that certain kinds of music can reduce stress is one thing. (–––– 5 ––––) So, choose your music as carefully as you choose your food and friends. A Music is found to decrease worries among the elderly, new mothers, and ill children also. B And nowadays, music is used by shopping malls to attract customers and keep them in the store. C It can be used as a reward for required behaviour. D However, it’s difficult to explain how exactly it works. E Being attentive in choosing what kind of music to listen to is another. F In another study, college students reported the opposite when they listened to pop, rock, classical music, and oldies – songs from more than 15 years ago. Reading total 10 WRITING You recently attended a concert in your town. Write an email to your friend telling him / her about the concert. Write 140–180 words. Include the following information: • tell him / her what kind of music was played at the concert • explain why you like that kind of music • say whether the concert was as good as you had hoped it would be Writing total 10 Reading and Writing total 20
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Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ File Test 6 Listening and Speaking B LISTENING 1 Listen to five people talking about the music they enjoy listening to. Choose from the list (A–F) what each speaker says about music they listen to. Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter you do not need to use. A Hip-hop music is great fun. B I listen to recent pop music. C I enjoy listening to my national musical instruments. D Because of my work, I prefer listening to classical music. E Jazz music makes me feel calm. F I mainly listen to rock music. Speaker 1 [ ] Speaker 2 [ ] Speaker 3 [ ] Speaker 4 [ ] Speaker 5 [ ] 5 2 Listen to a student give a presentation about a musician and performer. Underline the correct answer. 1 The first business Beyoncé was involved with was perfumes / games / drinks . 2 The name for Beyoncé’s clothing business came from her mother’s / great grandmother’s / grandmother’s connections with making clothes. 3 Since 2010, Beyoncé’s fashions can also be bought in the US / Brazil / Canada . 4 Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland set up a charity after the hurricane in her hometown in 2005 / 2008 / 2011 . 5 In her ‘Chime for Change’ campaign, Beyoncé asked young mothers / older women / other famous people to help her. 5 Listening total 10 SPEAKING 1 Answer your partner’s questions. Now make questions and ask your partner. 1 What / usually dream about? 2 What / do if / can’t sleep? 3 What / first concert / went to? 4 How / listen to music?
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Name ____________________________ Class ____________________________ File Test 6 Listening and Speaking B 5 What music / listen to if / wanted to feel happier? Why? 2 Talk about the statement below, saying if you agree or disagree. Give reasons. ‘Someone’s musical tastes say a lot about a person’s personality.’ 3 Listen to your partner talking about personality. Do you agree with him / her?
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