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welcome to speak English now podcast

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speaking English is easier than it seems

you just have to use the right material

and techniques today I'm going to talk

about a band named Queen and the

legendary Freddie Mercury and with a

mini story you're gonna practice your

speaking in English while learning

fascinating facts about Freddie have you

heard of a band named queen of course

you have I'm just kidding and how much

do you know about their singer and

songwriter Freddie Mercury some people

believe that mercury was British but did

you know he was born in Zanzibar

September 1946 then you probably guessed

by now that his real name wasn't Freddie

Mercury his birth name was Pharaoh bull

Shara I was curious about how to

pronounce his name so I have done my

research though I'm still not sure if

I'm pronouncing it correctly did you

know that Freddy was born with four

extra teeth in the back of his mouth he

never fixed his teeth because he feared

it would ruin his voice in 1964 Freddy's

family moved to England and in 1966 he

enrolled in Ealing College of Art to

study graphic illustration there he met

team staefel who introduced him to his

band smile watching smile made Freddy

realize that he really wanted to be in a

band himself therefore after

he finished his diploma in graphic art

and design he joined the band called

ibex playing the lead guitarist later on

he formed the band Queen in 1970 with

guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger

Taylor here on numerous hits for Queen

including Bohemian Rhapsody somebody to

love don't stop me now and we are the

champions but he also conducted a solo

career and he was a guest producer and

musicians for other artists he was known

for his highly animated shows that

normally involved public participation

however mercury left us too soon

dying in 1991 at age 45 due to

complication from AIDS

although he will always remain in our

hearts and will continue to listen to

his music right if you enjoy his music

and want to find out more about his life

I recommend the movie called Bohemian

Rhapsody about mercury and queen they

say it's the most fascinating

biographical musical film of all time

it's been a real pleasure recording this

episode about Freddie I've been

listening to Queen since I was a kid

when I fell in love with his powerful

voice since then I became an absolute

fan I'm convinced that I'm never gonna

get tired of listening to the band

although I enjoy listening to all Queen

songs these are my absolute favorite

under pressure and show must go on make

sure you listen to some of Queens best

songs while you follow the lyrics at the

same time I guarantee you're gonna love

the band even more before I continue

with a mini story I would like to share

with you my favorite Freddie Mercury

quote I won't be a rock star I will be a

legend great now you can practice with a

minute story a mini story is very simple

I give you information using phrases and

then I ask you questions I recommend

that you listen several times until it's

easy to answer

so I created a mini story using

interesting facts about Freddie's life

let's start although he was an

extravagant artist on stage Freddie was

timid in his personal life and rarely

gave interviews where was he extravagant

in his personal life

no he was an extravagant in his personal

life he was extravagant on stage was

Freddie Mercury timid yes he was timid

in his personal life he was very shy

when did he give interviews often or

rarely not often he gave interviews

rarely before becoming a star Mercury

worked as a baggage handler and Heathrow

Airport

what did mercury do before becoming a

star was he an architect

no no mercury was not an architect

before becoming a star he was a baggage

handler when did he work as a baggage

handler before or after he became a star

before becoming a star he worked as a

baggage handler before becoming a star

where did he work as a baggage handler

at a hotel

no no he didn't work as a baggage

handler at a hotel

he worked at Heathrow Airport

he loved cats and had ten at one point

and he wrote a song about his favorite

cat Delilah what did Freddie love fame

no he didn't love fame he loved cats how

many cats did he have at one point 10

cats he had 10 cats at one point did he

write a song about Delilah his favorite

book

no no Delilah wasn't the name of a book

it was the name of his favorite cat

Freddie designed the famous Queen crest

logo himself thanks to his degree in art

and graphic design what did freddie

design a house

no no he didn't design a house he

designed the famous Queen crest logo

that he designed the famous Queen crest

alone

yes he designed it alone he didn't need

anyone's help thanks to what did he

designed the Queen crest

thanks to his degree in art and graphic

design he designed the queen crest

he had a long term relationship with a

girl named Mary Austin who became his

closest friend what did he have a

short-term relationship no he didn't

have a short-term relationship he had a

long-term relationship with whom did he

have a long-term relationship with his

cats no no he didn't have a long-term

relationship with his cats

he had a long-term relationship with

Mary Austin was his closest friend Jimi

Hendrix

no he was a fan of Jimi Hendrix but his

closest friend was a girl named Mary

Austin Freddie Mercury brought the song

crazy little thing called love in the

bath at a hotel

what did Freddie write a poem

no no he didn't write a poem he wrote a

song where did he write the song in a

church

not in a church he wrote the song in the

bath at the hotel

what was the name of the song was it

crazy little cats

no no the name of the song wasn't crazy

little cats but crazy little thing

called love perfect it's the end of this

mini story as you can see through

questions and answers you can practice

and improve your speech if you want to

get hours of audio with many stories and

point of view stories I'd like to

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comm well I think that's enough for

today try to listen to this content

several times I'll see you next week

take care bye bye did you enjoy today's

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