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Date: Jan 30 2015

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

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When Taylor Swift first appeared on the music scene, she was just a young teenage girl. She began her career playing country music, which is a style of music that is mostly popular in the southern US. But through the years, Taylor has grown up… and so has her music.

Her latest albums, like “1989” and “Red,” have more of a pop sound. Her music has more fans now that she’s become a pop star. Some fans are really enjoying her new style, but others might want her to stay with her original sound.

Lily and Jessica talk about Taylor Swift’s new sound and if they like it. Find out more in today’s English lesson about pop music.

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Lily

Lily

Jessica

Jessica

Lily:  Have you seen Taylor Swift’s new video?

Jessica:  I did.

Lily:  What did you think? It was so cool.

Jessica:  I don’t know if I can get into her new style. She’s evolved so much. And I think she needs to go back to her original country roots.

Lily:  I think it’s unfair to pigeon-hole someone into a specific genre of music. She’s evolving, and it’s cool.

Jessica:  I can see that. I just worry that she may alienate her original fans. She’s still so young, but she has such a strong fan base when she sticks to her country roots. I’m concerned for her, but I hope it works out.

Lily:  I think she’ll be awesome no matter what. I’m excited to see where she goes from here.

 

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Lily is a big fan of Taylor Swift and thinks her new music video is cool. She really likes that Taylor and her music have evolved. Lily is like a lot of Taylor’s fans who will always follow her and where she goes with her new sound.

On the other hand, Jessica thinks that Taylor should stick to playing the music that first made her famous. Taylor’s roots are in country music, and a lot of her fan base has known her since that time. Jessica thinks that Taylor’s new pop sound might alienate her old fans.

Do you like Taylor Swift? What do you think of her new sound?

 

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clutchmann

clutchmann

Hungary

I have never listened to her songs but I try it.

11:32 AM Jan 31 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Julito, hi! Yes, I have some catchy and energetic songs on my player, mostly the pop of 90s. I just love listening to them and your feet by magic start moving, then by magic you end up dancing and running all over the room – you feel so happy. :)

09:49 PM Jan 30 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

ola 33 , Hello,


we are on the same page , i like to listen to music but most of the times if the tunes are very catchy they glue in my mind all day long making impossible to have a moment of  quietness in my mind. 

08:52 PM Jan 30 2015 |

imtiaz433

imtiaz433

Pakistan

Taylor Swift. you are pretty but i don’t listen your songs so much..:P.. I am sorry.. never Mind..:D :P

07:34 PM Jan 30 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

 Taylor Swift, beautiful, popular singer. But honestly I can’t get with any of her songs that would really stick in my mind and I’ll be singing all day long. And she really can’t dance. Surprisingly, no coordination and  rhythm. And it’s strange! With all that money, they can’t get a good choreographer.

06:04 PM Jan 30 2015 |

demure

demure

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Never mind buttafly :)



05:10 PM Jan 30 2015 |

08072014

08072014

Russian Federation

Oh, Taylor is one of the best singers for me… a lot of her sings soother you

03:51 PM Jan 30 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

I didnt meet with T.S. personally :)


and ı dont know anything about her music,songs,dance..


but its clear, she is very famous,young and beautiful singer ..


maybe ı must listen her some songs, 


03:14 PM Jan 30 2015 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

@Shoba


Thank you, really:


Yep, that girl is sassy,spry,gutsy and s w i f t ;)

02:27 PM Jan 30 2015 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

@demure


Please, don’t think you’ve upset me. That’s not the case :)


I didn’t quite understand what you were trying to ask. Could you try and rephrase your question, please?

02:14 PM Jan 30 2015 |

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demure

demure

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Indeed, tnx for the things that u said about Ellen..

11:59 AM Jan 30 2015 |

demure

demure

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

buttafly:


yeah you said right everyone is entitled to his/her very own opinion …


sry for my exclamation points if I’ve upset you…


and i dont undrestant .. you think that we have dancers who swearing on ppl thinks???


As hole i like some of her songs but not her dance!!



11:57 AM Jan 30 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

I was listening her song”Blank Space”while writing my comment.She is one of my favorite singer.I have no problem to accept her new music style.Honestly ,I like her more for now than her past as a country muscian.She had become more mature and experienced a lot.Her songs got more powerful than before.Nothing ever stay the same.Looking back to her performance in 2014,very amazing ,right?


I am very into her standing on the back of a whitel horse,red lips with white frame sunglass.




11:47 AM Jan 30 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

To be on the “scene ” and could give my modest opinion  about Taylor Swift , via you tube i just have listened to  her hit “shake it off” . I like it . The choreography is top. I don`t think that i am going to shake it off  though , my health insurance is void if  the company   come to know that i  had been dancing that genre of music.   

11:30 AM Jan 30 2015 |

yasi77

yasi77

Pakistan

Taylor Swift... as gorgeous singer as beautiful she is :)


It was a nice one lesson “Pigoen-hole” was added in my small vocabulary :p


But I guess the lesson topics must be more useful rather than just discussing a celebrity.

11:25 AM Jan 30 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Hello dear Buttafly,


I enjoyed reading your comments about Taylor Swift’s dance movements.


I like it when you say that she dances like nobody’s watching. She must be really a gutsy person to do that! 




11:04 AM Jan 30 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Nice lesson. I picked up some useful vocabulary.


As for Taylor Swift, pigeonholing her into a specific category sounds both unfair and foolish to me.


Other than that, I’m afraid I can’t comment about her new sound since I’m not that familiar with her music. 




10:54 AM Jan 30 2015 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

@demure


With all those exclamation points, I must have triggered a lot of emotions inside of you. But that’s ok, everyone is entitled to his/her very own opinion :)


Taylor Swift is certainly no JLO or Beyonce when it comes to dance moves. What I adore about her is more the fact that she dances like nobody is watching. Aren’t those the best dancers who give a darn thing about what others think?


Ellen DeGeneres is an American Talk show host. To give you an example..here’s the link to the video I was referring to earlier on (bear in mind Taylor does not hear any of the music you are listening to) Enjoy and oh…wait…shake it off ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F24Svbi9gHo

08:53 AM Jan 30 2015 |

Arlinrat Aui

Thailand

I really like her she s so smart  and i feel her really sincere to all her song even country music and pop music and i think she can do more evolve anything to different act too


human can change ….  keep to walking… times never wait who

08:23 AM Jan 30 2015 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

Oh yeah…... the shaking is not bad though LOL…... she tried okay?!

08:18 AM Jan 30 2015 |

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