Posted by: crisdiaz24 | January 27, 2017

GENIUS – WORD FORMATION

GENIUS

 

According to a recent study the best ________________ (MUSIC) are born, not made. _______________ (RESEARCH) at St Thomas’s Hospital in London claim that genes are responsible for up to 80 per cent of our ability to recognise pitch[1], the key to musical _______________ (GREAT). In a “distorted tune test” over 500 twins were played a _______________ (VARY) of popular songs, each _______________ (CONTAIN) a number of errors. A _______________ (COMPARE) of the _______________ (RESPOND) of identical twins with those of non-identical twins revealed that the former were _______________ (NOTICE) better at spotting the mistakes. The results of the study suggest that for some children, music lessons may only go so far in improving musical abilities such as pitch _______________ (RECOGNISE). However, parents hoping to save money on lessons cannot use the test as an early indicator of musical potential: it is _______________ (RELY) for children under 12, who do not have sufficient _______________ (KNOW) of the tunes played.

 

[1] Pitch: Music The relative position of a tone within a range of musical sounds, as determined by this quality.

 

genius

 

 

KEY

 

MUSICIANS

RESEARCHERS

GREATNESS

VARIETY

CONTAINING

COMPARISON

RESPONSES

NOTICEABLY

RECOGNITION

UNRELIABLE

KNOWLEDGE

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