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Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Aug 13 2007

Themes: Music

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

Have you ever become so obsessed with a musician that you got embarrassed about it? Beren can’t stop thinking about Nelly Furtado. She could do a lot worse than the folk-songwriter-gone-pop-star for a celebrity obsession, but she still acts like it’s a dark secret when she tells Devan about it.

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Dialog

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

Beren

Beren

Devan

Devan

Beren:  Devo, I have something I need to tell you.

Devan:  Don’t tell me.

Beren:  I love Nelly Furtado.

Devan:  What?

Beren:  Yeah, I’m serious. I’m borderline obsessed with her right now.

Devan:   Nelly Furtado?

Beren:  Yeah, yeah, yeah. Have you heard “Promiscuous”?

Devan:  No.

Beren:  It’s so good. And then she has that other song, “Maneater,” that’s even better.

Devan:  Is it, like, dancy?

Beren:  Yeah, yeah, kinda. That’s where I first heard it, was at the Dixie, you know, they have a mechanical bull?

Devan:  Yes. Oh do I…

Beren:  They were playing some Nelly Furtado. Do you like her?

Devan:  Um, when she first came out with that “I’m like a Bird” song I was like, “Meh.”

Beren:  That was her techno Jewel phase. She’s moved into her…uh, almost like Britney Spears only not insane.

Devan:  Yeah, I don’t know. She’s okay. She was wearing a Steve Nash jersey and that kind of made me mad because that’s my man. I just think she needs to back off.

Beren:  I think she thinks Steve Nash is her man. That’s what I heard.

Devan:  No way.

Beren:  Yeah.

Devan:  I’m from Arizona so he’s my man. Where’s she from?

Beren:  Like, Canada, I think.

Devan:  Oh. He is too.

 

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討論

Beren makes it seem like she’s about to say something really bad to Devan, so Devan tells not to say it. Beren calls Devan “Devo” because that’s her nickname.

It turns out that all that’s on Beren’s mind is that she is really into Nelly Furtado. She asks Devan if she’s heard her latest singles. She hasn’t. The only song she can name is “I’m Like a Bird,” which came out 7 years ago. Beren explains that Furtado sounds a lot different now. She sounds less like Jewel and more like Britney Spears now. In fact, Beren first heard the new Furtado songs at a bar with dancing.

Devan says that she’s a little mad because Furtado has been seen wearing a Steve Nash jersey. Nash plays for the Phoenix Suns professional basketball team and Devan is delusional and thinks that Nash is her boyfriend.

Beren says that she’s pretty sure Nash is Furtado’s boyfriend. Devan says that since she’s from Arizona, which is where Nash lives, he must be her boyfriend. She asks where Furtado is from. It turns out she’s from Canada, which is where Nash is from. Better luck next time, Devo!

Do you have any celebrity crushes or obsessions?

 

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DominikLi

DominikLi

China

Nice girl,great songs

11:57 AM Jan 19 2013 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i know  her she is famousmuch but i never heard her songs never i want a day i listen to her voice:(

09:45 AM Jan 01 2013 |

dan1985

dan1985

Brazil

so nice, that's so great  I love Nelly Furtado!

 

01:40 AM Mar 05 2010 |

Gentleman985

Turkey

ı dont understand a lot this story but ı only improve my english some more that s way all together have to study our lesson :)

for now so long…

09:07 AM Apr 11 2008 |

smart2022

smart2022

Saudi Arabia

Amazing topic >>> i really like Devan and her accent and her sound

 thank's very much

03:19 AM Oct 09 2007 |

Maricarmen04

Dominican Republic

Nelly furtado!! well ,the only song that was a hit parade in my country was "Im Like a Birth" then she begin to sing Rap Music.that mean that she change the style or Ryth of her music

03:24 AM Aug 28 2007 |

luckie924

Germany

I am new here, but I like this way to learn english,thanks Smile

09:43 AM Aug 23 2007 |

nero only

Egypt

hi

asl

 

05:00 PM Aug 18 2007 |

abhay

Iceland

you looking very sexy girl and very nice girl.

12:31 PM Aug 16 2007 |

abhay

Iceland

u looking very sexy.

12:29 PM Aug 16 2007 |

uni901

uni901

South Korea

 

 

10:10 AM Aug 16 2007 |

uni901

uni901

South Korea

I like her song "Promiscuous Girl" and "Say it right". i think she has so nice voice!!!

 

10:09 AM Aug 16 2007 |

ashely0026

China

when it comes to music,i want to recommand one song to all you guys that i am so obsessed about recently, it is called travelin' soilder , sung by Dixie Chicks

07:15 AM Aug 14 2007 |

Belizza

Belizza

Brazil

OMG! I have a crush on Elijah Wood…

 I love him, since the first time when i saw him at a movie… Radio Flyer!  

01:31 AM Aug 14 2007 |

irfan21

irfan21

Pakistan

hi i like this,

04:43 PM Aug 13 2007 |

tomasrosicky1

Turkey

SUPER NELLY FURTADO

04:22 PM Aug 13 2007 |

maysaa

maysaa

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

realy it s good lesson
thank u

03:08 PM Aug 13 2007 |

nono_cute

nono_cute

Iraq

i like nelly but i love britney spears so much.. however , i found it a nice lesson….

03:01 PM Aug 13 2007 |

danny_lary

danny_lary

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

realkatef : for me it's nelly and all the members of Timbaland's crew

11:58 AM Aug 13 2007 |

Isuf

Isuf

Russian Federation

here, where am from (Russia) practically everybody like rnb music and ofcourse Nelly Furtado. her song "give it to me" is fantastic.

Can anybody say did i wrote everything correct?

09:55 AM Aug 13 2007 |

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