Music With Bill

Bill Hynson
Bill Hynson

Welcome to the new video quiz pages.
This is the page to learn more about New Zealand culture by listening to Kiwis talk. Each Kiwi is passionate about something different. This video is about music. Bill is passionate about music and his video is below.

This month I will add lots more new video clips about Rugby, scuba diving, a holiday in Thailand, carving and sailing a waka so keep coming back!!


1. The clip will take a few minutes to download so read the questions. They start easy and get harder! Check your answers - Well how did I do? - after listening. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt !
(Transcript means the words that Bill says.)

2. If you are coming to New Zealand, you will need to get used to the Kiwi accent. If you are studying here, then listen to the way Bill says fillers like umm, arhh, etc and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE Bill ...(pauses) to think about the best word and look for patterns in the text.  This helps you with your speaking because you know WHERE to stop and make the sound noise 'um/ah' etc in a sentence and WHERE to pause in a conversation.

3. Don't look at the transcript and make notes. I hope to have documents soon showing key words, mindmaps etc!

4. Read the transcript and listen  to the interview at the same time to increase your reading speed.


Quicktime movie - 2MB - Click to play

1. Bill is
a) going out after dinner.
b) is going to teach a student.
c) Is going to play the banjo at a pub.
d) All of the above.
2. The pub
a) is empty.
b) has a band on a stage.
c) is very bright and it is easy to see everywhere.
d) All of the above.
3. Coralie (the woman on the left facing you)
a) is wearing black clothes.
b) is playing the piano.
c) is playing the guitar.
d) is playing fiddle in a bluegrass band.
4. There are
a) two other musicians in the band.
b) people in the pub clapping their hands.
c) no drummers in the band.
d) All of the above.
5. Bill can play two musical instruments.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
6. Adam has a close relationship with Coralie.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
7. Bill's guitar is a Martin guitar.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given