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Praise Cooperation Frustrating Various Casual Subjective
They worked in close __________ with the British Tourist Authority.
Faulty electrical appliances should be ________ by an electrician.
He has a ________ attitude to life.
They have dresses of _________ colours.
The audience was full of ______________for the whole production
His views are highly _________.
It can be very _________to find that the size you want isn’t there.
Вы услышите интервью с известным музыкантом. В заданиях А8—А14 обведите цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
A8 The music in his album is
1) from different genres.
2) pop music.
3) classical music.
A9 The speaker organizes home concerts
1) to raise money.
2) to record new albums.
3) to have musical cooperation.
A10 According to the speaker, his latest album was recorded
1) in his home.
2) in different studios.
3) in Malibu.
A11 His favourite type of music is
A12 His job as a musician involves
2) winning awards.
3) a lot of touring.
A13 What's his attitude to praise?
A14 The musician took up teaching because
1) he wants to change his career.
2) it is challenging.
3) he likes talented students.
Interviewer: Tell me about your latest album, "At Home with Friends". What was the recording process like?
Musician: Basically it's an album of cooperation with various friends that I've made over the years in music from many different genres and I decided to put them all together into one CD. I have a lot of interesting friends and I decided to put them together into one album.
Interviewer: Why did you start repairing your house?
Musician: The title of the album is "At Home with Friends". What I like to do in New York, in my house, is to have house concerts
where I invite people over — different kinds of musicians and various people — and to have casual concerts in the hall, which is a fun thing to do. And I actually built my house and it took three and a half years to build. I like to have these sorts of evenings in my house and the album is supposed to reflect that kind of concept.
Interviewer: Is the album recorded from your home?
Musician: The title is just metaphorical. The recording was done in various studios , mostly in New York and in other places. With Sting, I went out to Malibu to record.
Interviewer: How did you choose the songs for the album?
Musician: Some of them are things that I've done in the past. In other cases, I just went to each of the artists, "Do you have something in mind that would work with the violin?" and we came up with the idea and put that together.
Interviewer: What kind of music do you en
joy playing most?
Musician: Music is music. There
are a lot of things in common among all the music things. Obviously classical music — the great classical music like Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart — that is my life. This is what I live for. But when I get to do things like play in a latin band or something like that, I learn a lot from them. And I bring some of that back to my classical playing for sure.
Interviewer: What are your plans in terms of touring or
Musician: I'm basically touri
ng all the time. I'm on my way next week to Moscow, Stockholm, Vienna, and Berlin, all kinds of places. I'm playing at the White House in November, which I'm looking forward to.
Interviewer: People speak favourably of you, how do you react to that kind of praise?
Musician: I think in order to be in this business, you have to be your own worst critic anyway. When someone says something like that, I definitely know better, I know it's not true. I'm never really happy with the way I play. But that keeps me going back, it keeps me practising. When someone says something like "the greatest violinist", it doesn't mean anything. It's music, it's a subjective thing. All I have to do is look on the Internet, look up my name and see how many dozens of people hate my playing. Takes me right back down.
Interviewer: Do you do that often?
Musician: No, I don't any more. At least I try not to. The way the Internet works now, the way people write on the Internet, it's not a good thing to look myself up.
Interviewer: That brings me to the idea of teaching. Are you moving in the direction of teaching?
Musician: They've been asking me for a while to teach at the university. It's just one week each semester. Eventually, hopefully, it will grow into something more. But I don't want to give up my •concert schedule.
Interviewer: Do you like teaching?
Musician: I do. I enjoy teaching and trying to analyze somethin
g with the student. It makes me rethink things. It can be frustrating but motivating, when things that you feel are natural and obvious, are not to somebody else. Obviously it's nice to teach students that are talented. I haven't done that much. I haven't done a lot of teaching.