Boy bands have been one of the biggest pop phenomena of the 1990s. Take That! started it all and two of the most popular acts carrying on the tradition are Boyzone and Backstreet Boys. They both feature on today's RTHK Radio 4 show Practice Listening, aired from 6.30 pm to 7 pm on MHZ 97.6 - 98.9 M Stereo. Both groups are popular with Hong Kong teenagers and sell plenty of CDs in the territory. So now is your chance to really listen to their lyrics and see what they are singing about. You can also compare them to judge which group you prefer. As you listen, have this page open in front of you. The answers to the listening tasks will be given over the air. Task 1 Listen to this love song by the Backstreet Boys - from the United States - and try to fill in the blanks: I'd go . . . . for you . . . . you asked me to I'd do . . . . for you . . . . you want me to I'd walk . . . . round the world. For just one kiss from you Far beyond the . . . . of love The sun, the stars, the moon As . . . . as your love's there to lead me I won't lose my way, believe me Even through the . . . . night you know I'd go . . . . for you . . . . you asked me to I'd do . . . . for you . . . . you want me to Your love as far as I can see is all I'm . . . . gonna need There's one thing for sure, I know it's true Baby, I'd go . . . . for you I . . . . to think that dreams were just for sentimental . . . . And I'd never find someone who'd . . . . their love so true But I knew the very minute Couldn't live my life . . . . you in it And now I want the whole . . . . world to know . . . . Task 2 Now listen to this second song by the band. The boys are singing to a girlfriend who is not taking their relationship seriously enough. It's called Quit Playing Games (With My Heart): Even in my . . . . I see You're not being true to me Deep within my . . . . I feel Nothing's like it used to be Sometimes I wish I could turn back . . . . Impossible as it may seem But I wish I . . . . so bad baby Quit playing games with my heart Before you . . . . us apart I should've known from the start Before you got into my heart I live my life this way To keep you coming back to me . . . . I do is for you So what is it that you can't see Sometimes I wish I could turn back . . . . Impossible as it may seem But I wish I . . . . so bad baby Task 3 Listen to this song by Ireland's Boyzone and try to fill in the gaps: It's a . . . . of the times girl . . . . songs on the radio It's . . . . of the times girl As the . . . . begin to go But all these signs now, showing on my face Providing me . . . ., taking its place Pray to God that there's more that we can . . . ., yeah Pray to God that there's more than we can . . . . More than we can . . . ., yeah Isn't it a wonder? As a newborn baby . . . Isn't it a wonder? With the sweetness in my . . . . Isn't it a wonder? On the . . . . of my life Isn't it a wonder to me? Oh you're all . . . . It's the way of the . . . . when wrong takes hold of right It's the way of the . . . . In which we've all lost . . . .. But isn't this world too simple to be true? Holding on to . . . . of you.