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Vampires
吸血鬼

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Date: Aug 16 2013

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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What can you remember about your first scary movie? Was it about zombies, perhaps? Maybe it was about Frankenstein, the famous monster made in a lab. It’s possible you saw one about vampires who sleep in coffins, hate sunlight, and, of course, drink blood. What a way to live!

Vampires only come out at night when people are the most vulnerable. After a vampire bites his victim, the victim becomes a vampire, too! Yet many books, movies, and TV shows today want us to feel sympathetic to vampires. Are we supposed to believe they’re just misunderstood?

Mason and Greta share their opinions of vampires in this English lesson about the things that scare us.

对于自己看过的第一部恐怖电影,你能想起什么?或许,它与僵尸有关?或许是关于科学怪人 — 在实验室制造出来的著名怪物。也可能是关于睡在棺材中的吸血鬼,他们讨厌阳光,当然还会吸食人血。多么令人惊悚的生活方式!

吸血鬼只在人类最容易受到攻击的夜晚出来。而在吸血鬼咬伤受害人之后,受害人也会变成吸血鬼!然而,如今的很多书籍、电影和电视节目都希望我们去同情吸血鬼。我们应该相信他们只是被人类误解了吗?

在本节以我们惧怕的事物为话题的英语课上,梅森和格里塔分享了他们对吸血鬼的看法。

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Mason:  I wonder what you think the next horror-fright movie-villain that’s going to become a thing is going to be. Because I’m getting pretty tired of vampires.

Greta:  Yeah, I know what you mean. The whole Twilight thing has kind of soured me on them. Although I have a deep and abiding love of vampires. But this new vampire popularity, it’s hardly the stuff of nightmares. It’s pretty silly.

Mason:  Don’t you feel like they’ve kind of watered it down? There’s so much of it out there, and there have been so many different spins on the vampire stuff that the mystique around it, and the history, and a lot of the stuff that made it cool…

Greta:  But, you know, no vampires in pop culture today sleep in coffins. And most of them have fangs, but they don’t have those big fangs that hang down, they just kind of pop out when they’re ready to drink blood.

Mason:  Uh, isn’t that how they always were?

 

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Mason is pretty tired of vampires. He asks Greta what kind of villain she thinks they’re going to start seeing in books and movies because he thinks that vampires are on the way out. At least, he hopes they are, because Mason’s ready to leave vampires in the past to make way for something new.

Greta loves the way that vampires used to sleep in coffins and have big, terrifying fangs for biting their victims. She feels that the vampires we read about or see on TV today aren’t scary at all, and that’s kind of messed it up for her. Clearly, Greta wants the old vampires back. The new ones can’t even give her nightmares!

Vampires have definitely changed throughout history. What do you think of today’s vampires? Are they just as scary as the ones you read about as a kid? If not, what would make them more scary?

 

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samand55

samand55

Azerbaijan

i dont agree with you ola,,,cuz diffrences are attractive when they have some advantages to present,,,they are needed in life style or choosing the correct way for building ur world, but that doesnt mean u should be different for any cost,,,u know LOVE means devotion n sacrifice but for those who can realize it,,,not being wild like a vampire to prove ur loyalty to a villain,,,right?

03:31 AM Aug 16 2013 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

It’s all about being different Samand. Take Elvis Presley, his huge success among girls. Only because he wasn’t like all-american boys. He was actually bullied at schood for being different but the fate took its course and made him the King, the hugely successful singer ever.

03:20 AM Aug 16 2013 |

samand55

samand55

Azerbaijan

oh yeah, today we have significant progress among vampires,,they got improved n can fall in love,,, love(symbol of kindness n care) + vampire(symbol of wildness n fear) how would seem true?! maybe love has become so cheap or only a tool to play with peoples affections,,,i remember a movie which was about a male vampire in love with a girl,,,that time their problem was the immortality,,, vampire could marry with the lovely girl just when the girl turned into being a vampire,,,being savage in replace of love or immortality,,is it worth being like that??

03:11 AM Aug 16 2013 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

What do i think about vampires… Well, they are definitely  being hugely liked by young girls. Yes, it’s weird, but true! I think it’s because the vampires’ appearance is totally different from today’s rosy cheek machos with muscular built. The appeal of being different – pale face, long greasy hair, masculine face features, long aquiline Greek nose,  sometimes ferocious look and sometimes cold and brooding like Edward’s Cullen. Plus a totally freakish behaviour of a snake. What the meanest “cat”. But that’s exactly where their power is – the success of a huge turn on :)  No wonder guys hate them. Powerful rivals!  The Twilight saga is definitely for girls…


 


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