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Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Date: Mar 23 2009

Themes: Celebrity, Music

Grammar: Adjectives

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Lily Allen is the kind of star who’s not afraid to swear at Elton John if she feels like it. Seriously. He made a comment about her drinking too much and she said something back that we can’t quote here!

It’s that kind of attitude that’s earned the 24-year-old a large following of people who love her dance music as much as they love party lifestyle. Allen.’s singing style kind of sounds like she’s talking, but it’s still very musical. When you listen to her albums, she seems like your wild friend telling you stories and making jokes.

But since Lily Allen has such a strong personality, it’s impossible to listen to her music without thinking about who she is and what she stands for. Listen to Ella and Marni react to Lily Allen.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Ella

Ella

Ella:  Lily Allen. She’s always in the paparazzi and in the tabloids. But what do you think of her music?

Marni:  You know, I like it. It’s catchy. It’s not very deep, but…

Ella:  It’s straightforward.

Marni:  She doesn’t mince words.

Ella:  No, she doesn’t. And she always just kind of says it straight like it is. And her new song, “The Fear,” I love it, because it just kind of goes at everything in pop culture. It makes fun of the girls that go to the tanning salon, and…

Marni:  Yeah. She definitely has charisma. I think she’s got really interesing energy. I think she’s definitely young and cute and…but I can see where you’d just want to hang out with her and she’d probably drink a ton and…

Ella:  Blunt.

Marni:  Exactly. Yeah. She was known for some drug use there, but she’s trying to clean up her image there I think. I was actually just looking at a photo of her tattoo on her wrist which I found very fascinating. Speaking of pop culture. She has a picture of Homer Simpson’s head next to the hammer and sickle, the little Russian communist symbol.

Ella:  I heard she’s a big fan of The Simpsons and she has a third nipple. So that’s always good to know.

Marni:  Wow. Good information.

 

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Discussion

Lily Allen calls it like it is. She doesn’t beat around the bush. Marni and Ella know they can count on Allen to say exactly what she’s thinking. Plus, her music is catchy and fun. It’s not very deep, but it’s nice to listen to and sometimes that’s all you want.

It’s no wonder that the paparazzi are always following Allen around. She does a lot of entertaining things like get drunk in public and get tattoos of cartoon characters.

Do you know anyone like Lily Allen who always says what she thinks?

 

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brad2013

brad2013

France

i love you…

04:04 AM Nov 07 2013 |

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brad2013

France

i love you…

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brad2013

brad2013

France

i love you…

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brad2013

brad2013

France

i love you…

04:04 AM Nov 07 2013 |

brad2013

brad2013

France

i love you…

04:04 AM Nov 07 2013 |

b0b

Philippines

yeah maybe lily allen nowadays has been beaten by lady gaga xoxoxoxoxo

12:43 AM Nov 07 2013 |

saman073

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi, I’m just someone who knows Farsi

05:26 AM Mar 01 2013 |

MIKEjing

MIKEjing

China

I am fine. Thank you

10:04 AM Sep 04 2012 |

saroj1

India

how r u


04:49 AM Sep 04 2012 |

skatma

skatma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi dear i wanna have a good relationship with u in every acpects.in every field u want.this is my email address please contact me by this mail.

10:55 PM Jul 29 2012 |

esdron

esdron

Brazil

lindo historia

10:38 PM Apr 28 2012 |

-Benny-

-Benny-

Thailand

whatever…I love Lily Allen since the single “Smile” was released.

10:15 PM Apr 28 2012 |

solakoğlu

Turkey

LİLY İS VERY BEATİFUL AND VERY LUCKLY BUT I WANT TO SPEAK ENGLISH CAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE…..........


 

02:19 AM Apr 24 2012 |

kamel25

Algeria

are you ok

04:08 AM Dec 27 2010 |

kamel25

Algeria

hello

04:07 AM Dec 27 2010 |

Sadiq Al-Nemer

Saudi Arabia

thanks

01:03 AM Jun 18 2010 |

maged2006

Yemen

i hope to improve my english

07:40 AM May 21 2010 |

qurux

Somalia

 

hey god morning lily iam ganna tell u  ur cute

realy u ar so cute thanks again also 

still iam new at dis wup so bye bye untill u khow me  lol. 

 

12:29 AM May 19 2010 |

loyalman88

Syrian Arab Republic

thank you a lot

06:14 AM Mar 19 2010 |

kindertat

kindertat

Macao

hi. Lily . ur so pretty .>v<

i hope to improve my english .

can u help me . thanks Embarassed

03:35 AM Mar 04 2010 |

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