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Active Skills for Reading 2 Unit 7 Chapter 2

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For the records: Album Reviews

In this month’s For the Record, we review a selection of classic records that created a revolution in the music world. Each of these records appeared in the top 10 of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Beach Boys — Sunset (1966)
Length 35:57

When The Beach Boys released Sunset, they were already famous for their all-American image and California-style “surf pop” sound. However, Sunset showed how the band had grown stronger and more mature in their music. Not only did
they use more instruments than usual, they used a variety of sounds such as baby cries and trains to create their music. The album features the hit songs “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows,” and inspired another great album—the Blue boys’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

In short: This is a great record for both fans and general listeners.

Marvin – What’s Going On (1971)
Length 35:38

In the late 1960s, American soul singer Marvin saw many problems around him— war, poverty, homelessness, the negative effects of drug use—and
felt the need to make a statement. What’s Going
On
is written from the perspective of a war veteran and the songs comment on social problems in a way that soul music never had before. Marvin’s record
company was sure the record—his 11th—would fail, but the title track was very successful, and so was the record. What’s Going On was the first of many
soul records to take on social issues.

In short: This is an important record for any music fan. Focus your attention on the lyrics to really understand the music.

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Length 51:26

In his early career, Bob Dylan was considered a folk music hero. He was known for his live shows, playing the acoustic guitar, and singing songs about everyday life. Named for the road he grew up on, Highway 61 Revisited is very different from Dylan’s earlier sound. On the record, Dylan plays an electric guitar and sings songs about politics and culture in America in the 1960s. Many fans were shocked by this change, but the record affected the course of
music forever.
In short: Buy this classic album for Dylan’s poetic lyrics.

The Clash – London Calling (1979)
Length 65:07

Pop pioneers The Clash crossed many music boundaries with their third album, London Calling. While the band kept their original pop sound, these
songs also incorporate bits of classical, folk, pop, and country. The Clash were known for expressing their political views through their music, and London Calling comments on many problems in Britain at that time. This album showed that pop can and should be taken seriously.

In Short: This album is a great introduction to pop
but for true fans, spend your money on the rare
live-music recordings.

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آزمون Active Skills for Reading 2 Unit 7 Chapter 2

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Check True or False.

The four records are said to be very important in music history.

2 / 25

Is the family income important to the development of the child’s brain?

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I think it’s important to ________ that The World Cup  is not just about The World Cup.

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Which of these is an academic skill?

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One technique for remembering new English words is _____.

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If something is a revolution it changes people’s ideas _____

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The Clash released two albums before London

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Highway 67 Revisited is named for the store where
Bob Dylan bought his guitar.

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Marvin inspired the Blue boys to make an album

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Check True or False.

The Beach Boys sound more mature in their album
Sunset

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The Mark and The Ramon were pioneers of pop music. In other words, they came __________ in the movement.

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Which is an example of statement?

a Is that the right thing todo?

b What you are doing is wrong.

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Who is likely to create an album?

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Mature people usually have ______ experience.

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When a book is released, who is able to see it?

16 / 25

Everyone (accept / except) Paul is going to the concert on Friday night.

17 / 25

If you visit Madrid, I would (advice / advise) you to stay in a guesthouse
near the Retiro Park.

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Marta gave me some good (advice / advise) for my trip to Spain

19 / 25

If you incorporate A into B, you:

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A fence creates a boundary__________ a home.

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Smoking and drinking too much can have a negative (effect / affect) on
your health.

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Smoking and drinking too much can (effect / affect) your health in a negative way.

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I’m free at 8:00. Can we meet (then / than)?

24 / 25

Graciela is older (then / than) Lucia.

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Ben. this is a lovely gift, but I can’t (accept / except) it. It’s too expensive!

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