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Session 143

What's the future of live music? A top music boss thinks it won't return before the end of the year at the very least due to the coronavrius crisis. Neil and Catherine discuss this news story and look at the vocabulary being used.

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News Review

Covid-19: The end for live music?

A top music boss doesn’t think live music will be back until the end of the year at the very least. Avoiding gatherings is considered a crucial step to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Neil and Catherine discuss this news story and look at the vocabulary being used.

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The story

A top music boss doesn’t think live music will be back until the end of the year at the very least. 

Andrea Martin from PRS for Music says coronavirus means fans could be wary of going to gigs in future.

Key words and phrases

wasteland
a situation which contains nothing positive

  • Experts are warning of a future economic wasteland due to the coronavirus lockdown.
  • The village I grew up in was a cultural wasteland. I couldn’t wait to move to the city.

go to the wall
fail; be destroyed 

  • Many small businesses will go to the wall because of Covid-19.
  • Lots of online companies went to the wall when the dot com bubble burst.

decimation
destruction; killing of large numbers of something 

  • Coral reefs are facing decimation because of pollution in the oceans.
  • World travel has been decimated by coronavirus. No one is going on holiday.

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