Dec 112012
 

In this episode: Violins made by the Stradivari family in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are worth millions of US dollars. Why are they so special?
In this week’s 6 Minute English, Alice and Neil talk about quality of sound and some of the language used to describe it.

Alice asks Neil which language the word timbre comes from. Is it:
a) Russian
b) Italian
c) French

 

 

Vocabulary:
multi-million: several million
timbre: quality of the sound
mellow: rich and sweet
top of the range: best on offer
reverberates: echoes back
the billion dollar question: the question everyone wants to know the answer to

6 Minute English – Multi-million dollar sound Transcript Video

 

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