Monday, 25 June 2012

TALK LIKE JUSTIN BIEBER IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

JUSTIN BIEBER_Celebrity English
The Sexy Justin Bieber!
The Justin Bieber phenomenon just keeps rolling across the world!  Justin Bieber (aka ‘the Prince of Pop”) is a dedicated, sensational young talent with an over the top fan base.  


Speaking Style
This is a cool young guy talking and millions of fans around the world are listening! Try it out!

“How to talk like Justin Bieber in 4 Simple Steps”

STEP ONE
Read the interview transcript below or listen to the excerpt on You Tube (starts ~ 7:31+)



 
Interview Transcript

Interviewer: When you were a kid living up there (Canada) with your family, musical influences, Canadian Performers, American Performers, what, what motivated you to do this?

Justin Bieber: Ah, well, I grew up listening to a lot of Michael Jackson, a lot of Boyz II Men, like, a lot of like soul music, my mom listened to a lot of that, my dad…

Interviewer: Who did you like soul music wise?

Justin Bieber: I liked, like Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, like Usher…


STEP TWO
Read the transcript through again and take a look at the underlined words.

Interviewer: When you were a kid living up there (Canada) with your family, musical influences, Canadian Performers, American Performers, what, what motivated you to do this?

Justin Bieber: Ah, well, I grew up listening to a lot of Michael Jackson, a lot of Boyz II Men, like, a lot of like soul music, my mom listened to a lot of that, my dad…

Interviewer: Who did you like soul music wise?

Justin Bieber: I liked, like Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, like Usher


STEP THREE
Replace the blanks below with your own musical tastes.

Interviewer: When you were a kid living up there (Canada) with your family, musical influences, Canadian Performers, American Performers, what, what motivated you to do this?

Justin Bieber: Ah, well, I grew up listening to a lot of__________, a lot of __________, like, a lot of like soul music, my mom listened to a lot of that, my dad…

Interviewer: Who did you like __________ music wise?

Justin Bieber: I liked, like__________, ____________, like __________


STEP FOUR
Now, try it out with a friend.  Have your friend ask you the interview questions and you answer just like Justin Bieber.  Make sure the interviewer changes the type of music to make it more interesting.  For a challenge, don’t look at the paper (transcript with your answers) while you are talking.  Now you are talking like a music star!




Past Justin Bieber Blog Link: 

Justin Bieber: Japanese crisis




JUSTIN BIEBER’S LATEST MUSIC!




Celebrity Language and Culture!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Queen Elizabeth - What makes a Queen happy?


Buckingham Palace
 Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated on the extended weekend of June 2-5.  The British Queen has now been on the throne for 60 years.  The celebrations were fantastic! But one wonders… what makes a Queen Happy?

Let’s take a listen to a special address from the Queen to the Nation!  For some extra fun, try to fill in the missing words!


Transcript
The events that I have attended to mark my 1 __________ have been a humbling
experience. It has 2 __________ me 3__________to see so many thousands of families,

neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.


But Prince Philip and I want to take this opportunity to offer our 4__________ and
5__________ to all those who have had a hand in organising these Jubilee celebrations. It
has been a massive challenge, and I am sure that everyone who has enjoyed these festive
occasions realises how much work has been involved.


I hope that 6 __________ of all this year’s 7__________ will 8_________ our lives for many
years to come. I will continue to 9__________ and draw 10 __________from the

countless 11__________ shown to me in this country and throughout the Commonwealth.

Thank you all.



Missing Words

1.  Diamond Jubilee
2.  touched
3.  deeply
4.  special thanks
5.  appreciation
6.  memories
7.  happy events
8.  brighten
9.  treasure
10. inspiration
11. kindnesses



Well, as they say, “God save the Queen!”

Celebrity Language and Culture!
 Celebrity English - Alex