Playing the guitar

Bob talks about how he likes to play the guitar.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


I'd like to talk to you about playing the guitar. I've played for about 12 years, and in that time I’ve gone from an absolute beginner to someone who now writes his own songs.

There are many different types of guitars, such as acoustic, bass, and electric. They can be quite expensive to maintain, and it takes a long time to learn.

Some days my friends and I like to have jam sessions in my friend's garage. We just play our favourite songs and pretend that we're rockstars for a few hours.

It’s really fun!

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What musical instrument does he play?
  • How long has he played for?
  • What can he do now?
  • What are some different types of guitars?
  • What are some disadvantages of learning to play the guitar?
  • What do they do in his friend's garage?


He plays the guitar.

He's played the guitar for about 12 years.

He can now write his own songs.

Some different types of the guitar include acoustic guitars, bass guitars, and electric guitars.

Guitars are expensive to maintain. Also, learning to play the guitar takes a lot of time.

They like to have a jam session; where they play their favorite songs and pretend they're rockstars.