Lesson: THE GREAT PIANO SWINDLE (C1-C2)

9. What happened to Joyce’s recording career in the 2000s?

a. Listen and summarise the story in your own words.

b. At the end of this clip, the story moves to New York in 2007. Can you guess what might be about to happen?

c. Down below are some quotations from the video, but with incorrect words (highlighted in bold). Listen to the shorter clip below and write down the words as spoken in the video.

  • Goodness me, loads of emails from Barry about what Joyce was doing in the studio and how she was progressing, how her illness was affecting her but she was managing to record various things.
  • This was a heroic story: this lady who hadn’t let misfortune beat her and was still improving her skills and stretching for that ideal.

As always, answers are linked here.

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