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Beach Boys
Beach Boys

Learn the Future Progressive Tense

Date: Aug 13 2012

Themes: Music

Grammar: Future Progressive Tense


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The Beach Boys have grown up. This surfer rock band from California had dozens of hit songs in the 1960s. At one point, the Beach Boys even rivaled the Beatles for the most popular band in the world. But the band’s main songwriter, Brian Wilson, struggled with drug abuse and mental health problems, and things started to go downhill for the Beach Boys beginning in the 1970s. Now they’ve reunited for a new tour celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. Hear Jason explain to Amy why he can’t wait to attend a Beach Boys concert.

海滩男孩已经长大了。这个来自加利福利亚的冲浪摇滚乐队在二十世纪 60 年代拥有许多畅销歌曲。海滩男孩曾一度与世界最受欢迎的披头士乐队相媲美。但由于乐队的主要作曲家布莱恩·威尔森 (Brian Wilson) 滥用药物,精神健康出现问题,从二十世纪 70 年代初开始,海滩男孩逐渐没落。现在,为庆祝乐队成立 50 周年,他们为了新的巡回演出而再次相聚。请听詹森向艾米解释他迫不及待参加海滩男孩演唱会的原因。


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Jason:  So, after 20 years of not playing together, the Beach Boys are doing a world tour! How excited are you?

Amy:  Not that excited. The Beach Boys are…

Jason:  Timeless? I know. They’re amazing.

Amy:  I was gonna say kind of old fashioned and corny.

Jason:  What?

Amy:  Yeah.

Jason:  Those harmonies, like that’s the backbone of Western music, you know?

Amy:  But they’re just always so upbeat and sunny. The songs…I feel like it’s too fluffy. There’s not enough depth, you know?

Jason:  Oh, you just haven’t gone deep enough in their catalog because, you know, like Pet Sounds, that’s a pretty experimental album.

Amy:  I’ve heard that. But I’m just too put off by everything I’ve heard already to really want to go any further.

Jason:  Well, do you like going to the beach?

Amy:  I like going to the beach, sure, but I don’t know…I don’t necessarily want to listen to the Beach Boys while I’m at the beach.

Jason:  Wow. The Beach Boys are playing in my head when I’m at the beach, no matter what.

Amy:  Will you be going to one of their concerts?

Jason:  Oh yeah, and I talked to someone who’s been to one, and she said it was unbelievable. Everyone of all ages were dancing, ‘cause it’s their 50th anniversary tour, so there’s people in their 70s who saw them when they were in their 20s.


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Jason tells Amy about the Beach Boys’ reunion tour. They haven’t played together in 20 years. Now they are reuniting for a world tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band.

Although Jason is really excited about the Beach Boys’ new tour, Amy isn’t interested. She says she finds their music to be corny and too upbeat. Jason thinks she just hasn’t listened to enough Beach Boys songs.

Do you like the Beach Boys? What kind of music do you like to listen to at the beach? Will you be going to any concerts this year?



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no matter  how old this group is  I love their upbeat music  ,really ,they were  top of the chart in the sixties. 

01:52 PM Aug 19 2012 |




I don’t folowed this band in the past, why there was a lot of group of music that time. Though we don,t used to hear rock music when we are at the beach, somethimes a group of SAMBA which is more common here are welcome.

09:32 PM Aug 18 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like it it’s realy interestingWink

10:24 AM Aug 17 2012 |



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02:01 AM Aug 16 2012 |




I did not know about beach boy but one of my friend told me they were very papoular in 70, actually with the passage of time old songs effect die down, but people like song of their ages, Like my father who listen old song and he think new songs are only sensatioal not having good emotional effect, but we think new songs are better than old songs

07:45 PM Aug 15 2012 |



oh mine… I’ve never listened it!!

I don’t know this band. I don’t listen music when I’m at the beach, it isn’t an habit in my country

I like to listen just the song’s wave, see the sea line, and catch some rays!Cool

03:00 PM Aug 15 2012 |




Yes,I like the Beach Boys.

at the beach I like to listen to happy songs that make you feel good.

I won´t be going to any concert this year.


10:55 AM Aug 15 2012 |



United States

I have never listened to any of their music before or seen their band play. I would want to listen to some of their music though! Did they come to America yet?

05:01 AM Aug 15 2012 |

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The beach boys is coming soon in Japan !!
Wow wow I am so excited to see them !!!

08:18 PM Aug 14 2012 |



I have no idea if i like the beach boys , because i never haven’t heard them before since that time i was a kid when information and communication are not developed ,widely. After i investigate plenty of things about the rock band on the internet,i know that the Bech Boys actually was one of the most popular rock bands in the world in 1960s,and had dozens of popularly hot songs i never heard.The last i wanna say that The Bech Boys are stunning and their songs would be accepted and loved by more and more people.I trust  they are the timeless classics forever.

02:36 PM Aug 14 2012 |




I like quite music,which can make me calm to think something.

12:31 AM Aug 14 2012 |



good ,although i do not know who they are.old friends get together again is a very good things, i think!

11:41 PM Aug 13 2012 |


yuminagaSuper Member!


I dont know who are the beach boys I haven’t heard any songs about them. but now i know their harmony  is really good ,like its the backbone of western music, I ike music very much  .they might me corny or old-fationed though ,I really want to know more about them  I heard they are  upbeat person ,thats my cup of tea . somtetimes keep it upbeat by talking about what you like ather  than what you dislike

10:50 PM Aug 13 2012 |


United Arab Emirates

a great web ! really helpful :) loved the lesson 

08:25 PM Aug 13 2012 |



Yes…I like the beach boys. electronic music on the beach and surf rock. if the Metallica concert in Mexico.


05:30 PM Aug 13 2012 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i do like to go to concerts if is made by known guys

05:20 PM Aug 13 2012 |

marija luiza


No I don’t. To be honest I never listen this band. My favorite bands are Coldplay and Beatles. They are fantastic. Perhaphs, I should listen one song of the Beach Boys. :)

04:45 PM Aug 13 2012 |

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I guess The Rolling Stones really rivaled The Beatles, didn’t they? I don’t mean to hurt The Beach Boys fans, but The Beatles are just incomparable, the Beach Boys are nothing on them at least for the new generation… maybe in the US they’re timeless? who knows? but definitely not for the rest of the world

04:18 PM Aug 13 2012 |

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beach boys is old band and has beatiful songs

04:13 PM Aug 13 2012 |

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Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Well , I’m not a fan to beach Boys I never watch them If they are a good team I will try to watch them .

For me I don’t like music ,during my usual life I only listen to music when I have an special occasion .

our lives has became depend on the music .

02:36 PM Aug 13 2012 |

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