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Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera
克里斯蒂娜·阿奎莱拉

Date: Sep 20 2010

Themes: Music, Pop Culture, Toefl

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to

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Of all the teen pop princesses of the ‘90s, Christina Aguilera has done the best job of evolving and maturing as an artist. And unlike some of her contemporaries, such as Britney Spears, she’s managed to avoid any major scandals in her personal life. Or at least she’s done a better job of keeping them private.

It’s hard to believe it, but Christina has been around for more than 10 years. Her first hit, “Genie in a Bottle,” came out in 1998, when she was only 18. In 2008 Christina released a collection of her greatest hits from the past ten years of her career. Now, after a four year break from the studio, Christina has released an all-new album, Bionic. Find out what Ella and Amy think about Christina’s return to the pop charts.

在90年代的青少年流行女歌手中,克里斯蒂娜·阿奎莱拉竭尽全力做到了在艺术上进步和成熟。和她的同时代人,比如布兰妮·斯皮尔斯不一样,她避免了在私生活上出现重大丑闻,或者可以说至少她在保护自己的隐私方面做得更好一些。
很难相信克里斯蒂娜入道已经10多年了。她的第一部成功之作:“瓶子里的精灵”发行于1998年,那时她才18岁。2008年,克里斯蒂娜发行了过去十年中她最成功的歌曲集。如今,在离开录音室四年之后,克里斯蒂娜出版了一部全新的唱片:“仿生学”。让我们来了解一下埃拉(Ella)和艾米(Amy)是如何看待克里斯蒂娜返回娱乐圈这件事的。

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Ella

Ella

Amy

Amy

Ella:  Christina’s back. Are you ready?

Amy:  I’m…I think so, I don’t know. Has she changed her style a lot, or is it kind of like the old stuff?

Ella:  I like the music. I feel like it’s pretty similar to what we’ve heard in the past, but her image…everyone seems to be picking on her, saying she’s copying Lady Gaga and stuff. But if you look at her, she’s always been the odd card in the business. She’s always pushing that already.

Amy:  She really has.

Ella:  But she has just been dormant for four years, so it doesn’t seem like she’s been up to much.

Amy:  Well, she’s been having babies and being…getting married, right? I love how she married that guy who’s kind of unattractive.

Ella:  Yeah, exactly.

Amy:  And they just seem to have a normal, quiet life unlike some of these other pop stars who have a new scandal every minute. She seems like a pretty upstanding citizen.

Ella:  She has a couple new songs, the “Not Myself Tonight” just came out, and that was the one I think she got a lot of negative feedback for, ‘cause it’s very like S & M, copying Lady Gaga. It’s just like…it’s different with Christina Aguilera ‘cause she’s a mom, so you don’t want to see her in those types of situations when it’s like, Lady Gaga, well, yeah, she used to work in a drag bar.

Amy:  Yeah. And maybe it seems like Christina’s faking it a little bit more, ‘cause she has this contrast between her wild musical persona and her private life, which seems so quiet and ordinary.

Ella:  Yeah.

 

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Christina Aguilera just released a new album, Bionic. Ella likes the new songs on the album. She says that Christina has been criticized for copying Lady Gaga’s wild style. But Ella thinks that Christina’s style has always been a little unusual. Maybe Lady Gaga copied Christina!

Christina married a music marketing executive named Jordan Bratman in 2005. In 2008, they had a son. Amy thinks that Christina has a happy and normal personal life. She seems less wild and more grounded than other pop divas, such as Britney Spears.

Do you like how Christina’s music has evolved? Do you act different in private than you do in public?

 

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Empty smile

Greece

I <3 her

08:46 AM Aug 17 2013 |

sudipto

sudipto

India

yaah she is really beautiful lady..she has really good voice…i rally love her voice..recently i have listened one song of her which c did with feat.pitbull..i really love that song and that song was really awesum….”i just wanna feel this moment”...i am not her biggest fan but yet she has really incredible voice than other singer…if anyone talking about jennifer lopez and lady gaga they are just doing scandals their personal life.she is really upstanding women…love u christina….

08:01 AM Aug 17 2013 |

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

u yehhhhhhhhhhhh she is my loveee i really love her voiceeee im her fan

09:17 PM Aug 16 2013 |

kimmilinlein

Mexico

there’s no coparison between Lady Gaga N’ Christina I mean lady gaga sells image, fashion, crazy stuff even she doesn’t have voice; Christina is the opposite, she’s a good singer with an incredible voice and she has been in the charts since I got memory. C’mon guys Lady gaga don’t have the years that Briney, Christina and Madonna has, for that reason she couldn’t have the crown.   

05:35 AM May 14 2013 |

KardelenF

KardelenF

Turkey

Christina is Diva.She is incredible sound!I think she veys beautiful and sexy.I like not my self tonigt,hurt,burlesque,figher…

07:19 PM Oct 15 2011 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm For incredable it seems I know little about Cristina's songs…

Yeah I guess many people acts different in private than in public…Some people are more mischievous in public than in private,for instance…I guess I'm a little like that,in private I'm more quiet than in public :P

11:11 AM Oct 05 2010 |

The sweet

The sweet

Russian Federation

I don't like Christina's voice and her music. I think she is boring.

She is trying to change her style but stay always the same little doll.

 

01:52 PM Sep 25 2010 |

jiahui.lei

jiahui.lei

China

i like reflection,fighter,she is one of the most talented artists in the world.

01:42 PM Sep 25 2010 |

max1983

max1983

Germany

Specially to make sure I was listening some of Christina's sounds. And I must say she has a pretty cool voice, very strong. 

08:02 PM Sep 24 2010 |

Blani

Czech Republic

great

07:00 PM Sep 23 2010 |

shffeng

China

I never heard Christina Aguilera before,but Lady Gaga very popular。

03:09 AM Sep 23 2010 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I don't like what she did and what she's doing now, I'm definitely not her fan but Igotta admit she's got much more brains than stupid Brit who's a total idiot in my opinion. Surely, I act differently in private and in public, who doesn't?

06:37 AM Sep 22 2010 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

I don't listen to Cristina's music but I like this dialog:)

06:38 PM Sep 21 2010 |

Kotisha

Kotisha

Russian Federation

Frankly speaking, I like more Lady Gaga than Christina Aguilera…Also, when I was a little girl I was crazy about Britney Spears…but at that time there was a "battle" betveen Britney and Christina… Of course I chose Britney!!!

09:16 AM Sep 21 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

uyyy , difficult descision  , Christina and Lady Gaga are the most hottest girls, i love them, why not , they should do a duo , jeje

 saludos.

01:15 AM Sep 21 2010 |

karimxx

karimxx

Morocco

thank all make this for help us to learn english well but i need to ask who know english well ,this english is for usa or uk please help

09:28 PM Sep 20 2010 |

markarcher

markarcher

China

love it!

03:32 PM Sep 20 2010 |

karim1985

karim1985

Germany

she still my prefrered singer

she has a beautifull voice and her english is anderstanding

03:02 PM Sep 20 2010 |

spacedragon

Brazil

well although christina is muuuch more beautiful than lady gaga haha

02:53 PM Sep 20 2010 |

spacedragon

Brazil

christina is amazing but i still prefer lady gaga ….....

02:50 PM Sep 20 2010 |

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