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Lorde
Lorde

Learn English with this singer-songwriter English lesson

Date: Apr 04 2014

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Adverbs

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Much like Adele, singer-songwriter Lorde has a huge number of fans around the world. And she’s only 17! Lorde, born Ella Yelich-O’Connor, was raised in New Zealand. She sang and acted at a very young age, and even got her first music contract when she was 13 years old. Lorde’s catchy single “Royals” is the first New Zealand single to make #1 in the US.

Lorde has received award after award, and her music seems to be inspiring a new generation of singers. She has been on the front of many magazines, and performs for huge groups of people around the world. It seems like Lorde has big things ahead in her life. What a phenomenal start to her career in music!

Jessica and Brian and discussing Lorde. Which one is her fan? Find out in today’s English lesson about a pop star.

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Jessica

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Brian

Brian

Jessica:  So, Brian? Are you a fan of Lorde, the singer-songwriter?

Brian:  I think that that main song she does, “Royals,” is very catchy, but I don’t want to like it. And I don’t really want to like her. I appreciate her music and what she does. I think it’s phenomenal that she’s so young, and she has a very nice voice, but I’m just not really into that style of music, I guess.

Jessica:  I see.

Brian:  Are you a fan?

Jessica:  I am a huge fan. I think that it’s really neat that she’s so young and really inspiring to that generation of fans. I know that she recently won an award and took out a full-page ad in a newspaper and said thanks. Just to show her appreciation of all of her fans.

Brian:  That’s great. I do have to say I have only heard “Royals.” I haven’t downloaded her album, or listened to a lot of it. And I feel like I should give her a fair chance before judging, but sometimes I just get over-saturated. The radio playing one song over and over again…

Jessica:  Yes. And I agree they do that. You should go online and check out some of the other covers of Lorde’s music because it’s very good.

Brian:  Yeah, I’ll have to do that.

 

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Jessica is curious about Brian’s feelings on Lorde. Lorde is so popular and famous right now that Jessica seems to expect Brian to like her music. Instead, Brian says that even though Lorde’s #1 hit “Royals” is catchy, he doesn’t really like her style of music that much. He appreciates what she’s done at 17, but he’s not a big fan.

On the other hand, Jessica’s a huge fan. She can’t listen to Lorde often enough. Jessica likes that Lorde is 17 because she feels like that’s inspiring to a lot of young people. She’s also amazed that Lorde thanked her fans in a big newspaper ad. That shows that Lorde is still a real person, and not just a big music star.

Do you like Lorde’s music? Why or why not? Is her age important?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

love her

08:33 PM Nov 02 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I just tried to tune the crazy catchy Royals. Well it wasn’t that easy… For me. I was lost in speed, not knowing when to talk and when to sing and only rhythmed with the last word:)); my frustration fell in Common people by Pulp that saved my musical ego telling I’m not the lost cause.:), plus the meaning of the song the same.

08:30 PM Nov 02 2015 |

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ar2011

ar2011

Brazil

I like her song called royals only.

10:37 PM Jan 16 2015 |

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nellina

nellina

Russian Federation

Well, to sum up the universal sentiment of funs:I offer to send her collective letter with a request to take part in shampoo advertising and send money to hungry children in Africa and if you don’t agree with me we could discuss such “significant persons of our word” as Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson and other singing freaks of modern life, and, my dear, this music is not catching , the Moonlight Sonata is catching,listen it the classics and you will arrive with Mozart.

06:30 PM Apr 07 2014 |

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Mowaze

Mowaze

China

I like many of her songs, her voice is unique and very attractive, that is why i like her. When i like someone’s song, i will search all her or his songs to listen, and i have to say she is very talent in the musical field. I will continue support her! 

03:07 PM Apr 07 2014 |

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AlexKR

AlexKR

Poland

OK, I’ve cheked the girl on the youtube. Right … great hairs :) but … nothing compairs 2 you ‘https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0’ ;)

05:46 PM Apr 06 2014 |

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AlexKR

AlexKR

Poland

Ohh … God! Never heard about her. I’m too old mayby? :/


But if she has Irish origin … she must be good. The Irish songs always mekes me shiver. I don’t now why. Maybe my ancectors was the Celts :)

05:18 PM Apr 06 2014 |

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am.h768

am.h768

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

She’s good but I’m more into the musics like Lana del rey’s songs. Something like “summer time sadness” and “Young and beautiful” . They’re awesome. When you listen to them, you feel something inside you. Give it a try.

05:05 PM Apr 06 2014 |

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friv2friv4

friv2friv4

United Kingdom

http://www.friv2friv4.com


like to page. great.

04:35 PM Apr 06 2014 |

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jskimvip

jskimvip

South Korea

I really like the song Royals. I like Lorde’s music. I did’t know that she is so young before I read this lesson. I think the age is not important. I can say the songs should be judge by the song itselves.

12:02 PM Apr 06 2014 |

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Stanislav71

Russian Federation

I have never heard about Lorde before this lesson. But I liked the song, it is really catchy.

10:46 AM Apr 06 2014 |

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friv2friv4

friv2friv4

United Kingdom

There is nothing special about her vocals. She can;t and doesn;t write music.


http://www.friv2friv4.com

07:07 AM Apr 06 2014 |

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clois

clois

China

she is really keen on singing .And she got the talent.

04:12 PM Apr 05 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

Yes,Her hair is beatiful and shiny that may need long time to handle.

10:41 AM Apr 05 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Yes, and on top to her great singing skills she’s got beautiful hair! Very beautiful girl.

03:10 AM Apr 05 2014 |

missGuLi

missGuLi

Uzbekistan

At all I’m really into music , but I’ve never heard about Lorde and her songs but after words that she has unique voice and another style and catchy songs I want to try 


It is really fascinating that the girl of 17 has become popular around the world)))

03:01 AM Apr 05 2014 |

valdenizio

valdenizio

Brazil

That´s  the first time that hear talking about the singer Lorde. I hope lieten to her songs soon here in Brazil.

10:08 PM Apr 04 2014 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I’m not a big fan of lorde but I just appreciate her style, voice and the moves she gives when singing.


She really is talented and got something great down the road.


I’m a fan of Jason Derulo !!!

06:06 PM Apr 04 2014 |

valencia irene yunita

Indonesia



Indonesia


I like her song… SHe still young but awesome… It was amazing !

06:00 PM Apr 04 2014 |

ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan

So, I checked out Lorde on YouTube.  Her voice and singing style (and even the figure) reminded me of Bjork. Then, I thought of Alanis Morissette, and ended up watching some music videos of the two performers. It’s been a while. You don’t know them? You Oughta Know.  

05:07 PM Apr 04 2014 |

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