Lesson 24, Exercise 7: Gig or Jig?
Watch the video. Answer the question.
Yes, we're in Dublin, Ireland.
Sue sings songs and…
she plays the ________? Type your answer. Does she play the violin? No, she doesn't. What does she play?
What does she write?
Listen to the teacher:
What does she do? Does she do gigs or jigs?
- She does what we call "gigs".
- She does a traditional Irish dance we call a "jig".
Sue does a great job of illustrating the present simple: 1) She sings songs. 2) She plays the guitar. 3) She writes songs. 4) She does 'gigs' (jobs playing music). 5) But she doesn't dance the jig. The jig is a trditional dance and she has not learned it.
By the way, 'gig' is slang. It means a job, especially a booking for musicians. Question # 3 above is very important.
Students have problems with g and j! 'G' as in 'gig', 'J' as in 'jig'!
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