SOUND ON THE UNDERGROUND

An activity by Víctor Paniego



1 COMPREHENSION

Is to become a busker a matter of money? Why?
  Yes. Because when you listen to music on the underground you have to give the musician a little money.
  Not always. Some musicians play on the underground because it is a good place to hear the music well.
  No. Because buskers help people in danger if they are paid for it.
  Yes. They want passengers to give them some coins.
  Never. Because if they get money the London Transport Police take them to prison.

2 COMPREHENSION

What do the London Transport Police do if they catch a busker?
  The police take him/her to court or directly to prison.
  They impose a fine on the busker.
  Nothing, because busking is not illegal.
  It depends on the instrument you play, because some buskers interfere with information from the loudspeakers.
  Nothing, because the police know that buskers help people in difficulty.

3 COMPREHENSION

How could passengers benefit from buskers?
  Buskers can help people on the underground. Anyway, listening to music is entertaining!
  Passengers usually get money from buskers.
  They can get information about the weather.
  No way, because most buskers are sent to prison as soon as the police see them.
  Getting free tickets for the underground.

4 LEXICON

Find in the text the word which has the following definition: "A long passage which has been made under the ground".
  acoustics
  performer
  tunnel
  corridor
  busker

5 LEXICON

Find in the text one synonym for "election".
  information
  choice
  matter
  beggar
  bagpipe

6 LEXICON

Find in the text the word which has the following definition: "Sum of money that must be paid as a punishment for breaking the law of rule".
  difficulty
  pounds
  performer
  matter
  fine

7 LEXICON

Give one synonym for "secure".
  depressing
  endangered
  unpolluted
  safe
  fair

8 GRAMMAR

Put the following sentence into the passive voice: "Buskers have always used a lot of different instruments".
  A lot of different instruments have being always used by buskers.
  A lot of different instruments have been always used by buskers.
  A lot of different instruments were being always used by buskers.
  A lot of different instruments have always used by buskers.
  A lot of different instruments have had always used by buskers.

9 GRAMMAR

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the verbs in brackets: "If I (KNOW) how to play the guitar, I (PLAY) it at parties".
  If I knew how to play the guitar, I will play it at parties.
  If I know how to play the guitar, I would play it at parties.
  If I know how to play the guitar, I played it at parties.
  If I knew how to play the guitar, I played it at parties.
  If I knew how to play the guitar, I would play it at parties.

10 GRAMMAR

Join the following sentences in an appropriate way. Make changes if necessary (do not use AND): "My neighbours usually travel by train. My neighbours do not like driving".
  My neighbours usually travel by train and they do not like driving.
  My neighbours usually travel by train who do not like driving.
  My neighbours usually travel by train because they do not like driving.
  My neighbours usually travel by train that they do not like driving.
  My neighbours usually travel by train where they do not like driving.

11 GRAMMAR

Put the following sentence into reported speech: "A passenger said: John will become a busker if he does not study hard".
  A passenger said that John would become a busker if he did not study hard
  A passenger said that John will become a busker if he does not study hard
  A passenger said that John became a busker if he did not study hard
  A passenger said that John has become a busker if he does not study hard
  A passenger said that John will become a busker if he will not study hard