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Spice Girls

Spice Girls

Date: Jan 28 2008

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

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The Spice Girls are the pop princesses of the world. The group started with a newspaper advertisement for auditions for the group, which gathered a huge number of hopefuls. From hundreds who tried, the five Spice Girls were selected. The girls were renamed Sporty, Scary, Posh, Ginger and Baby. Together they became a pop phenomenon with nine number one singles in the UK. However, personal differences caused them to break up in 1998. Since then, Victoria Beckham, formerly Posh Spice, has remained popular and in the public eye through her marriage to soccer superstar David Beckham. But now, with a new single and a reunion tour, the Spice Girls as a whole are back in the limelight.

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Mason

Mason

Jason

Jason

Mason:  I was talking with someone at the office yesterday and they mentioned that the Spice Girls were getting back together.

Jason:  Well three of ‘em.

Mason:  Oh yeah. Not all of them.

Jason:  Minus Posh and Sporty, who ah…

Mason:  What’s Sporty got going on?

Jason:  That’s a good question, you know.

Mason:  I mean, I understand. I understand why Posh wouldn’t. I mean, she’s got David Beckham, you know. She’s got the TV show.

Jason:  Yeah. Yeah.

Mason:  Spice Girls was like her gateway to the sweet life.

Jason:  Yeah. But I don’t know what Sporty has going on. But, I don’t know. Do you think it counts as the Spice Girls: three-fifths?

Mason:  No way. No way.

Jason:  Yeah. It is silly. Back in the day like they were like good. I mean, one of my friends is really into punk, but he says the Spice Girls is one of the best shows he’s ever seen.

Mason:  I mean, never saw their shows but I would imagine, yeah, that’s the kind of…

Jason:  His only complaint was that instead of an opening act they just had commercials.

Mason:  What?

Jason:  They had commercials play on a big screen. Isn’t that ridiculous?

Mason:  Are you serious?

Jason:  Yeah. And that was like seven years ago. You can only imagine what lows of, like, corporate worship they’ll reach in their reunion tour.

Mason:  Woah, woah. But that was, I mean, such an era, you know? I mean they pretty much ushered in that whole girl-group/boy-group thing.

Jason:  Yeah.

Mason:  They got their movie made. Which, did you know Meat Loaf was in their movie? He was, like…

Jason:  No?

Mason:  ...the tour bus driver…

Jason:  I kinda wanna watch it.

Mason:  In Spice World.

Jason:  Wow.

Mason:  Yeah.

 

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討論

Jason had heard that only three of the Spice Girls would go on the tour, but Posh and Sporty changed their minds and went. But Jason is probably right about one thing, the concerts will be very commercial. Jason and Mason can’t believe they showed commercials before the Spice Girls’ performance instead of an opening act.

Still, the Spice Girls must be great performers. Jason’s friend, who likes punk music, loved the Spice Girls’ show, and Mason seems to like their movie.

All in all, Jason and Mason are amazed that the Spice Girls are back together. Are you excited about the reunion tour and new music? What do you think of the idea of commercials as an opening act?

 

意見

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sukhrajvirk

India

hey

08:57 AM Jul 11 2016 |

johnkhaleed

American Samoa

hi

10:22 AM Jun 13 2016 |

johnkhaleed

American Samoa

hi

10:22 AM Jun 13 2016 |

mer sede

mer sede

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Lovely group

10:32 PM Nov 17 2012 |

KardelenF

KardelenF

Turkey

They are wonderfull group!


Great!!

05:03 PM Oct 21 2011 |

1 person likes this

szokeherceg

Hungary

Hi

I'm Martin

Actually I don't understand that What should I do because I would like to lear English.  Can I help you please ? Thanks a bunch:D

07:39 PM Nov 17 2009 |

bluese

bluese

Turkey

wonderful

08:30 PM May 31 2008 |

Jehimy Daza

Colombia

wonderfull!!!

04:19 PM Feb 03 2008 |

eisenheimm

Turkey

they are nıce chıc

09:59 PM Feb 02 2008 |

芊芊隨風

China

what's means:"The group started with a newspaper advertisement for auditions for the group"

08:52 AM Feb 02 2008 |

Fábio Pinna

Brazil

I didn’t see Spice Girls.

06:43 AM Feb 02 2008 |

Angelimi

Angelimi

China

LOVE   them

04:08 AM Feb 02 2008 |

ola3

ola3Super Member!

Ukraine

Can someone explain to me this phrase from the dialogue " lows, like, corporate worschip, they'll get…"

03:36 PM Feb 01 2008 |

dlcathay@126.com

China

I got it.

09:10 AM Feb 01 2008 |

ybyq

ybyq

China

 I think so

06:14 AM Feb 01 2008 |

Jeff456

Jeff456

Taiwan

I simply know Posh and the name of this  idol team. ha~

02:32 PM Jan 31 2008 |

sentimental1959

Algeria

spice girls is a popular music group, i like them

 

10:45 AM Jan 31 2008 |

susanking

susanking

China

i love punk music, i don't like them very much.

09:19 AM Jan 31 2008 |

zhaoweijiaojiao

China

  it is great

02:45 AM Jan 31 2008 |

lizalina

lizalina

Bolivia

Spice girls is a awesom group I used to listen to their music when I was in high school, I think their music never goes out of style.

07:03 PM Jan 30 2008 |

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