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Music Snob
Music Snob

Learn the zero conditional

Date: Mar 21 2011

Grammar: Zero Conditional


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Everyone has their own taste when it comes to music, right? So a song is good to you if you like it.

That’s not what music snobs think. They think that only the music they like is good. And the music they like is so very cool and underground, you’ve probably never even heard it. In fact, it might not even exist yet.

Mason is a man of the people when it comes to music. He doesn’t have snobby tastes. But Marni is a different story. Hear her try to educate Mason about the latest bands.


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Marni:  Mason, I am listening to the most awesome new album.

Mason:  Oh yeah? Is it 311’s new release?

Marni:  Uh, no. It’s Ants Attack Rats. They’re so underground, they’re so cool you’ve never even heard of them.

Mason:  You know, I actually haven’t heard of them.

Marni:  Oh my god, you are so not in the know. I mean, I just…there are so many bands out there, you have got to be on top of things, like you’ve gotta be checking your Facebook all the time, and…

Mason:  Well, that’s just the problem, I mean there’s so many bands out there, and quite frankly, I have a wonderful music collection that I got when I was in high school, and I am quite happy with it. I mean Dave Matthews Band got it right the first time, and I could pretty much listen to those two albums forever.

Marni:  You need to get yourself out there and get exposed to some better music, my friend, because you are missing out.

Mason:  I don’t see why you have to be such an elitist about it, Marni.

Marni:  What, do you think I’m a snob? A music snob? ‘Cause I am not. I am helping you out, my friend. There’s good music out there, and you need to get involved in it.

Mason:  But if I like it then it’s good music to me, right?

Marni:  Trust me, you don’t like good music.


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Marni tells Mason about a new band she likes that is really underground. Mason has never heard of the band. Marni thinks that he has bad taste in music and needs to be exposed to more bands.

Mason tells Marni that she is being an elitist. She thinks that her taste in music is better than everyone else’s. She only likes super underground bands that nobody else has ever heard of. But Marni thinks she’s just helping Mason improve his music collection.

Are you a music snob? Do you know anyone who is snobby about music?



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Viet Nam

surely, i'm not a snob.

I love music, i listen to it every single day. everyone has there personal taste of music, no one can judge that it good or bad.

01:47 AM Mar 21 2011 |

jerry bourne


can any englishbaby joiner recommend some good english songs?i’m dying for it!!!

12:53 AM Mar 21 2011 |

jerry bourne


can any englishbaby joiner recommend some good english songs?i’m dying for it!!!

12:52 AM Mar 21 2011 |

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