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    Default Could help me to find out which phrase is the main idea?

    [1] It is difficult to deny that modern technology has changed human behavior.
    [2] The style,sound, and recording techniques of pop music, for
    example, have been altered greatly. [3]Thousands
    of unknown musicians, aiming to become famous,
    have turned to the Internet to distribute their music
    digitally.

    [4] For next to nothing, young musicians can
    put their music on the Web. [5]In the past, it would
    cost many thousands of dollars to put out a sample
    record or tape. [6] The members of a high school
    rock band rent a recording studio for hundreds of
    dollars an hour. [7] They might not do their best
    work in a rush to save money. [8]And they would
    incur huge expenses to record just one song. [9]It
    is expensive to distribute tapes or CDs to agents,
    radio stations, disk jockeys, clubs, or any other
    place where someone might give a listen. [10]
    Getting a tape or CD into record stores is almost
    impossible for musicians without a huge following
    or reputation. [11]Now, however, tens of thousands
    of musicians can bypass the usual route to stardom
    and record whatever they want, using the lyrics
    and sounds they like, and post their songs on Web
    sites. [12] Recording at their own pace, the songs
    won’t be ready until the musicians are satisfied that
    it represents their best work. [13] Some musicians
    have released full-length albums on the Web. [14]A
    new award category has been added to the Video
    Music Awards. [15] MTV presents the awards
    annually. [16]The new award is called “Best Band
    Web Site.”

    [17]Using the Internet is no guarantee of success.
    [18]A group called the Bossa Nova Beatniks
    put a collection of their songs on the Web.[19]
    Within three months, over 4,000 listeners had
    downloaded their music.



    Which phrase is the main idea: 1,3,4,11,17? I'm confused between 4 and 3...
    Last edited by GuilhermeRM; 03-Sep-2012 at 13:52. Reason: Hi, paragraph's separation

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    Default Re: Could help me to find out which phrase is the main idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuilhermeRM View Post
    [1] It is difficult to deny that modern technol-ogy has changed human behavior. [2] The style,
    sound, and recording techniques of pop music, for
    example, have been altered greatly. [3]Thousands
    of unknown musicians, aiming to become famous,
    have turned to the Internet to distribute their music
    digitally.
    [4] For next to nothing, young musicians can
    put their music on the Web. [5]In the past, it would
    cost many thousands of dollars to put out a sample
    record or tape. [6] The members of a high school
    rock band rent a recording studio for hundreds of
    dollars an hour. [7] They might not do their best
    work in a rush to save money. [8]And they would
    incur huge expenses to record just one song. [9]It
    is expensive to distribute tapes or CDs to agents,
    radio stations, disk jockeys, clubs, or any other
    place where someone might give a listen. [10]Get-ting a tape or CD into record stores is almost
    impossible for musicians without a huge following
    or reputation. [11]Now, however, tens of thousands
    of musicians can bypass the usual route to stardom
    and record whatever they want, using the lyrics
    and sounds they like, and post their songs on Web
    sites. [12] Recording at their own pace, the songs
    won’t be ready until the musicians are satisfied that
    it represents their best work. [13] Some musicians
    have released full-length albums on the Web. [14]A
    new award category has been added to the Video
    Music Awards. [15] MTV presents the awards
    annually. [16]The new award is called “Best Band
    Web Site.”
    [17]Using the Internet is no guarantee of suc-cess. [18]A group called the Bossa Nova Beatniks
    put a collection of their songs on the Web. [19]
    Within three months, over 4,000 listeners had
    downloaded their music.



    Which phrase is the main idea: 1,3,4,11,17? I'm confused between 4 and 3...
    Please repost your question properly formatted, it's very difficult to read like that.

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