Castanets (Voices of verbs)


Grammar — Advanced Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. Castanets   in the hand and used to produce clicks for rhythmic accents or a ripping or rattling sound consisting of a rapid series of clicks.

  2. They   usually   of hardwood although fiberglass is becoming increasingly popular.

  3. One pair   in each hand, with the string hooked over the thumb and the castanets resting on the palm with the fingers bent over to support the other side.

  4. During the baroque period, castanets   prominently in dances.

  5. Castanets   to evoke a Spanish atmosphere in Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen.

  6. When used in an orchestral or jug band setting, castanets   sometimes   to a handle, or mounted to a base to form a pair of machine castanets.

  7. For a machine castanet, a less satisfactory roll   by the rapid alternation of the two castanets with the fingers.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Who usually use the castanets?

  2. Do you know of any other percussion instruments? What are they?


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