IV. Fill in the blanks in the text with the following words to complete the text about the Promenade concerts.(12 points)
by the BBC
the Last Night of the Proms
Royal Albert Hall
The Proms or Promenade Concerts are an annual series of music concerts sponsored 1) ... and held at the 2) ... and other venues in London. They are called ‘Promenade Concerts’ because originally the audience 3) ... or walked about during the concerts, although now they stand or sit. The Proms originated in 1895, and since that time have become a hugely popular 4) .... The programmes are usually of 5) ..., and reflect popular taste as well as more original and adventurous pieces. These days 6) ..., world music and other musical styles also feature on the concert programme. The Proms take place each year, from mid-July to mid-September, although the most popular evening is 7) ..., when concert goers fill the Hall and stand tightly packed in the 8) ... in front of the orchestra for an evening of stirring music.
Seasons of orchestral and 9) ... concerts are also promoted every year in many large towns and cities, while in central London the principal concert halls (including the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican Hall) draw 10) ... audiences. In addition to possessing a 11) ... interest in classical music, British music lovers have a 12) ... for all other areas of music, from opera to folk and jazz, from rock to the latest chart topping pop group.