Audio: Remembering the Beatles

A2, B1 (B2)

The Beatles have sold more records than any other band . But how much do you know about their history? In this activity, you will answer some questions about the Beatles, then listen to a conversation between two fans to check your answers This audio sequence comes from the Podcasts in English site. Audio time: 3 minutes 48 seconds.  Activity time: 15 - 30 minutes.

Task:  Before you listen, write down the titles of the first three Beatles songs that come into your head. Then look at questions 1-8 and see how many you can answer:

1  What birthday did Paul McCartney celebrate in 2012?
2  How many songs did the Beatles record?
3  What is the most popular Beatles song?
4  Part of the title of a Beatles' song is also the name of a children's home in Liverpool. What's the title of the song? 
5  How is the song "Something" different from most Beatles songs?
6  How many albums did they release before they split up in 1970? When was their first album?
7  The Beatles are the best-selling band in history. How many records have they sold?
8  Why are the Beatles still popular today?

Now listen to the audio sequence and compare your answers.

Go to the audio here.
Check your answers here.

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