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Inked English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 27 2007

Themes: Fashion

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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.

Not too long ago, tattoos were a source of stigma. It was harder to get a job or be treated with respect if your skin was covered in images. Of course, if you’ve got guns and naked ladies up and down your forearms and face, there are still some places that won’t hire you, but overall, tattoos are becoming more common and more accepted.

A lot of people have hidden tattoos that you can only see when they take their clothes off. Watch Amanda show off her tat to Kevin and listen to them talk about how getting tattoos can hurt.

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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

Kevin

Kevin

Amanda

Amanda

Kevin:  Hey do you have any tattoos?

Amanda:  I have two.

Kevin:  Oh yeah?

Amanda:  Wanna see?

Kevin:  Yeah, I’d love to.

Amanda:  I’ll show you one. Easiest access.

Kevin:  Oh my. Scandalous. It says “ACE”?

Amanda:  Yeah. That’s my initials...

Kevin:  Cool. I like it.

Amanda:  ...because I didn’t want to drop my maiden name, but I told my husband as a compromise I would put ‘E’ for his name on my back. Do you know what that part of your body is called?

Kevin:  It’s called the sacrum?

Amanda:  Sacrum! That’s right! It’s one of the most popular spots to get a tattoo, male or female.

Kevin:  I think it’s cool. Did it hurt? I mean, how was it?

Amanda:  If you’re on a part of your body that’s closest to the bone, it hurts like a…b-...like a b-. But if you get it somewhere squishier like on your abs or your inner thigh? Barely feel it.

Kevin:  So that hurt. Because there’s bone right there.

Amanda:  Absolutely. And the guy that went before me passed out. He was in the chair, passed out, fell down onto the ground. And I was laughing.

Kevin:  You’re kidding. That’s serious business. Did you pass out?

Amanda:  Of course not! No! I can’t wait to get another.

Kevin:  What’s next? Where?

Amanda:  I don’t know. I’m running out of spaces.

 

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討論

Since Amanda’s tattoos are sort of hidden, Kevin didn’t even realize that she has two. On her back, Amanda has “ACE” which is her initials. The ‘E’ is for her husband’s last name, although she kept her own name as well.

Amanda’s ink is on the sacrum, the bony spot at the bottom of your back. She says it’s a really popular place to get a tattoo for both men and women. It’s a place that hurts a little though because tattoos on bones hurt. The guy who was getting a tattoo before Amanda at the tattoo parlor passed out from the pain.

Do you have any tattoos? If you could get anything anywhere what would you get?

 

意見

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tinkal

Australia

oh!dear me

02:36 AM Jul 30 2007 |

sara 2007

sara 2007

Saudi Arabia

I dont Like it .. it is destroy your bady.

07:27 PM Jul 29 2007 |

setayesh

setayesh

Afghanistan

this leson is good,thanks

06:42 PM Jul 29 2007 |

setayesh

setayesh

Afghanistan

In my opinion there is a lot of reason that some people do or use tattoos .First of all,maybe they think tattoos is kind of fashion and they want to be fashionable.We can see the trend of tattoos between teenager and young people increase dramatically.furthermore,I saw in some movie afew actor had tattoos on their body so some of  the young people want to be like them .Otherwise,its impossible to clean tattoos if we want to change our mind latter.hence,we must be very carful .i don’t like it.

06:34 PM Jul 29 2007 |

usif

usif

Saudi Arabia

i cant stand my self with apparent tatoo i think it gives negative impression .

10:21 AM Jul 29 2007 |

Kevin Zhai

Kevin Zhai

China

if tatoos is for a smart aim, why not?! just remember "Scofield" in "prison break"

upCool

08:49 AM Jul 29 2007 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

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06:15 AM Jul 29 2007 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

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06:15 AM Jul 29 2007 |

abdeeq

abdeeq

Somalia

Very Cool

05:18 AM Jul 29 2007 |

Lester

Lester

Philippines

    I know a guy from show business in our country. He got a tattoo of his girlfriend on his back so when they broke up, He couldn't get rid of it. Now he is a married man and his wife is always jealous seeing it.

01:14 PM Jul 28 2007 |

bledo

bledo

Slovakia

I like tatoos but i don't have. For me it's kind of art. 

12:29 PM Jul 28 2007 |

will smith

Saudi Arabia

will in my opinion I advice every one to think a lot before he pot it in his body

 

11:50 AM Jul 28 2007 |

sparetime killer

Canada

or perhaps that's a way can make those people feel they are protected?

 

04:24 AM Jul 28 2007 |

sparetime killer

Canada

I can't find it does any good to the people !

I simply don't understand why they make it, do they think it's kool or good-looking?

If so,it can't explain the people who make it on sacrum,what are they thinking?

BUT too early to critcize them,maybe myself will like it when I grow up…|o|

04:21 AM Jul 28 2007 |

michaell

michaell

Syrian Arab Republic

in my countery it is not popular to do that but i dont like to have one ever.and i dont like who do this kind of idiot behavior.

06:32 PM Jul 27 2007 |

nomadgirl

Kazakhstan

IF U WANT TO EXPRESS URSELF BY USING INKS U CAN DO IT. I DON'T ASK SOMEBODY'S OPINION WHEN I WANT TO DO STH CONNECTED WITH MYSELF ONLY. I CAN RIGHT "THE BEST HUMAN ON THE EARTH" ON MY FOREHEAD JUST TO SEE THIS EXPRESSION EVERY MORNING TO CHEER UP MYSELF. WHY I CAN'T OR SHOULDN'T DO IT? IS IT A CRIME

05:33 PM Jul 27 2007 |

Chris7007

Chris7007

Poland

I would be afraid of my healt, because of tattoos.

The cancer is so danger arround the world.

Why to give him more possibilities?

 

05:00 PM Jul 27 2007 |

dennis81paul

Myanmar

well,those like tattoos because of their looking good.In my eyes,it seems nice but our society
thought it is bad sign not for good people but for only scum.

04:54 PM Jul 27 2007 |

snoggy

Poland

People with tattoos – what are your stories behind your tattoos?

02:06 PM Jul 27 2007 |

explorer143

Pakistan

it’s not for teenager,
but adult can do this!

02:03 PM Jul 27 2007 |

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