BBC Learning English 22/10/06 Are artistic brains different? – 6 Minute English
This week’s question
Amadeus Mozart was considered a child prodigy – a young child with very great musical talent. So, how old was Mozart when he composed his first piece of music?
a) five years old
b) ten years old
c) fifteen years old
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
child prodigy 神童、天才児
a young child with very great talent and ability in something
making sense of the information your brain receives about the external world
general, overall understanding of something, without the detail
get the gist = understand
useful pieces of advice about how to do something
blown away 圧倒される、ひどく驚く、たまげる、感動する
(informal) very impressed or pleasantly surprised by something
(US) capable of being taught or trained