A The speaker enjoys going to concerts.
B The speaker is not sure he/she is talented enough.
C The speaker only likes listening to a particular type of music.
D The speaker's family inspired him/her to become a professional musician.
E The speaker feels nervous about performing in public.
Interviewer: I spoke to some people about music. Here’s what they said.
Speaker 1: (young man) (D)
Both my parents and my older brother have a career in music, so our house has always been full of tunes and melodies. One of my first memories is sitting beside my mother at the piano listening to her play a beautiful piece of classical music. So it should come as no surprise that I’m following in their footsteps, and starting a career in the music industry too.
Speaker 2: (young woman) (E)
I don’t know how they did it, but my friends have convinced me to join a local singing contest with them! I love singing, and I’m always the first to grab the guitar and start a singsong, but that’s only when I’m among friends. This time dozens of strangers will be listening to me, and I’m not so sure whether they’ll appreciate my voice!
Speaker 3: (young man) (A)
For those of us who love music, I believe there’s nothing better than seeing your favourite singer or band perform live. For me, nothing compares to watching them on stage and sharing the thrill and excitement with the other members of the audience. Of course I can’t afford to go to live shows all the time, but I do so whenever I get the chance!
Speaker 4: (teenage girl)) (C)
You couldn’t really say I have a broad musical taste ... and it’s not that I haven’t tried to get into lots of different types of music, because I have. My brother and sister have completely different tastes to mine and I have to hear their music every day at home. So you couldn’t even say that I’m not exposed to different types. But the fact is, I only like pop. And if you like something, I don’t see anything wrong with sticking to it.
Speaker 5: (young man) (B)
I really want to become a professional musician, but I sometimes wonder whether I have a natural ability to create beautiful music. I mean, playing around on the piano and coming up with happy little tunes is one thing, but doing this professionally is not something I’m sure I’ll be able to do well. One thing is sure, though. I’ll give it a try!