What type of music do you like listening to?

A man talks about the type of music he likes, his favorite artists, and why he listens to a lot of pop music.

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 mostly listen to what my kids listen to, which is pop.

Um, but I do like listening to R'n'B, and hip-hop, and a little bit of country.

Now my favorite artist is, I don't know, probably John Mayer, I just like listening to him, over the years. I love acoustic music, anybody who can play the guitar, it's always on top of my list, so I'd say John Mayer. And the main reason that I really got into more acoustic type music is because I play the guitar myself, so it kind of just, you know, it catches me right.

Now the reason why I listen to mostly pop music, is because I do have, I have 4 daughters, and all they listen to is pop music, pretty much, so whatever they're listening to, is what I'm listening to.

If I'm by myself, I like it to be up-beat music. I also like it to be, usually I gravitate towards guy singers versus girl singers, so like, I like Jack Johnson, I like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, people like that is typically more of what I gravitate to.

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.


  • Why does he listen to pop music?
  • What types of music does he like?
  • Who's his favorite artist?
  • Why does he like acoustic (guitar) music?
  • What type of music does he like listening to when he's alone?
  • Does he prefer to listen to male or female singers?


He listens to pop music because he has 4 daughters who listen to a lot of pop music.

He likes R'n'B (rhythm and blues), hip-hop, and a little bit of country music. He also likes acoustic music.

His favorite artist is John Mayer.

He likes acoustic guitar music because he also plays the guitar.

He likes listening to up-beat music when he's by himself.

He tends to prefer male singers over female singers.