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Bob: Hey, Sally. How’s it going?
Sally: Hi, Bob. All’s well, thanks. Listen, what are you doing this Saturday?
Bob: Not much. Why?
Sally: There’s this concert at the White Hall Saturday night at seven. Would you like to come with me? I’ve got two tickets.
Bob: Who’s playing?
Sally: Dream Theatre. Do you know them?
Bob: Nope. Never heard of them.
Sally: Really? They’re a pretty old progressive rock band? Do you like rock music?
Bob: Not really. Rock music makes too much noise. It’s usually too loud and doesn’t have much of a melody. Most of the time, I can’t even make out the lyrics.
Sally: I’d have to disagree with you there. There are, of course, rock bands that don’t make quality music and are very hard to listen to, but some bands are amazing. Many rock musicians are highly professional and have extensive music education, so it’s a pleasure to listen to them.
Bob: I don’t know, Sally. The rock I’ve heard hasn’t impressed me. I am much more of a classical music fan. I enjoy a good symphony played by a professional orchestra. Don’t you think it is fun to hear all these instruments come together in harmony?
Sally: Yeah, but classical music seems so boring, Bob! Maybe I just have to learn to understand it or something. So far I’ve been listening to rock and some jazz. Maybe I should download a couple of symphonies for a change. Any you’d recommend?
Bob: No need to download, Sally. There is a radio station — Classic FM that plays nice pieces nonstop. You can check out that first to see if you like any of it, then you can download your favourites.
Sally: Hey, that’s a great idea, Bob. I’ll do that when I do my art project for school tomorrow. Maybe classical music will inspire me in the right direction, and I’ll make an awesome piece of art. But since I am willing to try your favourite music, how about you return a favour and come with me to the concert on Saturday? You might like it after all.
Bob: Sounds fair. Maybe I’ll change my mind about rock music and start listening to some of it more often. What shall I wear to the concert?
Sally: Just normal clothes, jeans and a T-shirt. Last time I went to their concert, some people were dressed in leather and chains and others were in suits and dresses. I prefer to stick to casual.
Bob: OK! Great! I’ll come by your house around six on Saturday.
Sally: Perfect. See you then!
A. Sally invited Bob to a concert with her. — 1: True
B. Sally believes all rock music is good. — 2: False
C. Bob doesn’t like jazz. — 3: Not stated
D. Sally agrees to try to listen to some classical music. — 1: True
E. Bob often listens to classical music on his car radio. — 3: Not stated
F. Bob is sure nothing will make him change his opinion about rock music. — 2: False
G. At the band’s last concert people were dressed in different kinds of clothes. — 3: Not stated