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Daily English 409 - Describing a Musical Performance

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Dialogue/Story

Janine: Okay, we need to find one more act for this year's show. How many more people are waiting to audition?

Calvin: There are two more. Should I call in the first one?

Janine: Yup. Let's get this over with.

...

Calvin: What did you think of that performance?

Janine: I thought she was flawless. She plays with a lot of passion.

Calvin: Yeah, that's true, but I wouldn't call her a virtuoso. The piece she played was pretty rudimentary.

Janine: True enough, but I still think she's a winner.

Calvin: Let's hear the next one.

...

Calvin: Well?

Janine: He certainly played with a lot of flair.

Calvin: He has amazing chops, I think. I haven't seen anyone play with such artistry in a long time.

Janine: Nobody can fault him on mastery of the music, but don't you think he lacked originality and expressiveness?

Calvin: No, I don't. I think he's a winner.

Janine: It's clear that it's a stalemate. I want the first performer and you want the second. What should we do?

Calvin: I think we should duke it out and the winner gets his or her choice.

Janine: I have a better idea. We add them both to the bill.

Calvin: That's brilliant! That's why they pay you the big bucks.

Janine: I would be flattered if we weren't all volunteers!

Category: Entertainment + Sports


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