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The Superficial

The Superficial English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 31 2007

簡介

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Celebrity news is big business. Everyone wants to know the latest on Brangelina in Africa, or Lindsay Lohan in rehab, or whatever movie star has gotten busted for drunk driving.

Various TV shows and magazines specialize in Hollywood gossip. Another easy way to get the latest news is on the Internet.

Listen to Mason tell Amanda about a new gossip website he’s discovered.

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Dialog

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2. 學習 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Mason

Mason

Amanda

Amanda

Mason:  Amanda, I know, like, every once in a while when we’re sitting here talking, like, you kinda jump on some of the gossipier topics.

Amanda:  I’m a pop culture queen.

Mason:  Yeah, pop culture stuff, right? So, like, where do you get your information?

Amanda:  The Internet.

Mason:  Wha… like, what sites do you visit?

Amanda:  Um, actually just MSN News and you go to Entertainment and it takes you straight there.

Mason:  Really?

Amanda:  Yeah.

Mason:  There’s…

Amanda:  Or E!.

Mason:  OK. E!’s gonna be closer. I just found this new one and it’s called thesuperficial.com.

Amanda:  OK.

Mason:  And it’s like, kinda the best of the best gossip stuff. Um, you know, a lot of Britney Spears, lot of Paris Hilton.

Amanda:  I love the URL.

Mason:  Yeah.

Amanda:  But you know what? Even typing that in would make me a little embarrassed…

Mason:  Would it?

Amanda:  ... that I was going there. Because of what it’s called.

Mason:  I love the self, the self-knowledge…

Amanda:  All right.

Mason:  ... of it, you know. But, uh, it’s kinda mean too. Like, you definitely know whoever’s doing it has his pet peeves or his issues and it’s just…

Amanda:  So is it a blog format or no?

Mason:  Uh, what do you mean, like… ?

Amanda:  Can you comment?

Mason:  I think there can be comments, but that’s not, like, really the…

Amanda:  That’s not…

Mason:  ... it’s mostly just some place that you go to get the juice.

Amanda:  OK. All right. I’ll check it out.

Mason:  Do it.

Amanda:  Thank you.

 

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討論

When Mason says gossipier he is making up a word. He means the more gossip-related topics of discussion.

Amanda admits that she does like to keep up on celebrity news. She keeps up to date on the Internet.

Mason likes The Superficial because of its somewhat mean-spirited humor. He also likes the fact that the site doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. It is superficial. So it calls itself superficial.

Do you follow celebrity gossip?

Where do you get your information?

 

意見

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I am not but my mom does, I don’t know it seems that women more like kinda stuff, it’s just like food, mostly TV keep you stay update. scary habit. just like gambling.

08:16 AM Oct 15 2011 |

neunnt

Viet Nam

Ialways keep up news information on the internet. i feel happy when i get a wonderful things from mu team.a few player get over from injury,they stay in pitch. they create  many fantastic goal to make spectaculor thrilled  in happiness. i like read some information of actor and actress all over world. really , they want to be famous people. they make use of way to be celebrity. they create scandals, they love each other, but, not true. they pretend to love to draw attention from everyone

04:03 PM Mar 26 2011 |

James wlf

China

one fact i have to admit is we chinese people is the largest population in the world! what's the superficial mean to me, a little near shallow,maybe.

02:11 AM Dec 23 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

cool lessonCool

08:21 PM Dec 21 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

cool topic

08:16 PM Dec 21 2008 |

qqmonkey

Taiwan

I want to become a pop culture queen as well,sometimes it can become a tool to have talking with others,and we can present our own commentsLaughing

06:25 AM Sep 08 2008 |

socolabibi

Viet Nam

speak too fastly

05:52 PM Aug 05 2008 |

likekisst3

likekisst3

Viet Nam

no i don't !

i get information on website ! have a lot of things we need  ! i can up to date information everyday!   

04:27 PM May 07 2008 |

Bono

Bono

Indonesia

nice lesson

05:24 PM Apr 30 2008 |

philobrina

China

Laughing

01:30 PM Apr 15 2008 |

hartnett_1006

China

.........

08:39 AM Mar 19 2008 |

Avril Brant

China

jack_sci

01:40 PM Mar 15 2008 |

Avril Brant

China

hi add me MSN: i like you jack

01:39 PM Mar 15 2008 |

e362386308

e362386308

China

Come on.Cool

10:33 AM Mar 13 2008 |

nana2711

nana2711

Viet Nam

Smile

06:35 AM Mar 13 2008 |

nanaharamiyuu

Viet Nam

nice

01:10 AM Mar 05 2008 |

ana24646

ana24646

Saudi Arabia

Tongue out

05:06 PM Mar 04 2008 |

nanaharamiyuu

Viet Nam

i want to be a doctor, hope to talk to u

05:25 AM Feb 26 2008 |

melody-Ayu

melody-Ayu

China

I just try to keep away from the gossip but sometimes it’s a good way to waste time:)

03:45 PM Feb 03 2008 |

Jack_sci

Jack_sci

Ireland

  • I want to be actor in hoollywood okey plzz…. help me

  • 10:21 AM Feb 03 2008 |

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