Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Social_nav_masthead_logged_in
 
Mellow Out - NBA star Carmelo Anthony

简体
Mellow Out - NBA star Carmelo Anthony English, baby! Video Lesson
轻松愉快 - NBA 球星卡梅隆·安东尼

Date: Nov 26 2010

Themes: Celebrity, Sports

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Shortly after arriving in the NBA, it was clear that Carmelo Anthony would be one of the best players of his generation. He’s been an All-Star three times and led his team to the playoffs each of the last six years.

Carmelo Anthony is a basketball superstar, and despite his big fame and big numbers, he’s generally a pretty calm and collected guy. People call him “Melo” which is both his first name shortened and a play on the word “mellow,” which means relaxed. Watch our interview with Melo to learn about his upcoming film, and how he likes to mellow out.

在进入 NBA 不久,卡梅隆·安东尼就无可置疑地成为同辈中的最佳球员之一。他已三次成为全明星球员,并连续六年带领球队打入 NBA 季后赛阶段。
篮球巨星卡梅隆·安东尼除了名气很大以外,还总是镇定如常、泰然自若。大家都叫他“Melo(梅罗)”,这既是姓的简称又与英文“mellow”谐音,意指轻松愉快。请看我们对梅罗的采访,了解他即将出演的电影以及他有多么喜欢轻松愉快。

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Jason

Jason

Carmelo

Carmelo

Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! I’m Jason, here with Carmelo Anthony. This summer, you made a movie called Amazing. Can you tell me about that?

Carmelo:  I can’t really give you all the details, but we shot it in Beijing and Shanghai. So I was in China for about a week and a half doing that. It was great. Me and Dwight Howard have two roles in there, two pretty important roles, big roles. It was fun, it was my first time acting in a movie. You know, I do a lot of commercials, and I come up with my own ideas for my commercials, but acting in a movie is tough. I respect that profession.

Jason:  Your nickname is “Melo,” you know, and a lot of people in China are learning English. So I was wondering if you could help them understand what does the phrase “mellow out” mean?

Carmelo:  I know in China it means “sweet melon” or something like that, my name means “sweet melon.” But I don’t like that name. But…you know, over here, man…

Jason:  It just means “relax” and stuff, right?

Carmelo:  Yeah, I mean, not so much just lazy, just relaxed, but, you know, just always calm. You know, stand composed. You know, just free! Free minded. I’m a pretty laid-back type of guy, I like to have fun. I think that name is perfect for me.

Jason:  But you’re a real busy guy, I mean you made a movie, you’re a father, you’re having a scavenger hunt on Twitter today, you know? What do you do to mellow out whenever you get free time? How do you relax?

Carmelo:  I watch movies a lot, man. I watch TV, mostly, like, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and, you know, A&E, TV shows like that. For the most part when I’m in the house, I play with my family, watch…I watch a lot of movies though.

Jason:  Looking forward to seeing yours when it comes out, man!

Carmelo:  Yeah, me too!

Jason:  Can I get you to give me a high five and say “English, baby!”

Carmelo:  English, baby!

 

Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Count and Noncount Nouns" from this lesson Go Super!

Quizzes

Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!

 

Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

Go to the TOEFL® page >

Discussion

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Over the summer, Carmelo Anthony filmed a movie called Amazing in China. It comes out next year, and while he can’t say much about it, he says that he and Dwight Howard have major roles in the film and that it was a lot of fun, as well as a lot of work, to make.

Carmelo says that in China, his nickname is Tian Gua (甜瓜), which means “sweet melon.” He says he likes his English nickname better, Melo. It’s both short for his name and describes his personality. To “mellow out” is slang for relax or be calm and laid-back. Melo is very mellow, which helps him focus on the court and makes him a great player.

As a basketball superstar, a father and now a movie star, Carmelo is a busy man. He likes to mellow out by watching TV and movies with his family. How do you mellow out? Are you a mellow person?

To learn more about Melo, visit his website or the Ebaby! blog.

 

Comments

Log in to Comment

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I can say I'm a really "mellow guy" hehe I really like to have fun and mellow out always when I can ;)

I usually like to watch tv,play my PS3,go to the cinema and stay glued in my girlfriend :D

04:23 AM Mar 24 2011 |

Rajesh_thakur

India

Foot in mouthSurprised

09:44 PM Jan 06 2011 |

longereraseryl

China

I'm a intern in a company, English is very important for my current job, so i want to improve my English rapidly. I'm also a fan of NBA, I like Sweet Melon and many other players. The movie Amazing should be a amazing movie, I can't wait to watch it. I think it's perfect if more movies could be shot by these NBA superstars like Sweet Melon.

06:55 PM Jan 05 2011 |

Buzzin

Buzzin

Bosnia and Herzegovina

My fella, Melo thak you for this podcast and I wish you all the best in new 2011.Hope you'll make the Playoffs.

bye

01:19 PM Jan 04 2011 |

Johnson34

Johnson34

China

Just do it

12:06 AM Jan 02 2011 |

abdarazaaq

abdarazaaq

United Kingdom

04:51 AM Dec 17 2010 |

kevinwanghui

China

In fact, my english is poor, i want to improve my english by jioning the englishbaby, who can help me?Smile

09:24 PM Dec 14 2010 |

kevinwanghui

China

I like NBA, I know Anthony, and I like Kevin Garnett better.

I hope I can see Kevin on englishbaby.

thanks

09:21 PM Dec 14 2010 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

idont like this lesson

05:35 AM Dec 12 2010 |

Eder_lima

Brazil

The player with yellow shirt that appears on video (1:16 to 1:18) is a brazilian basketball player called "nenê" and He looks like mellow out with his team partners.

03:10 AM Dec 09 2010 |

thaeralshamsi

American Samoa

hg

 

04:45 AM Dec 04 2010 |

thaeralshamsi

American Samoa

hi

 

04:42 AM Dec 04 2010 |

franci.montini

Italy

Hi!

I'm not a mellow person! I like to be busy and active….usually when I am relaxed, it means that I 'm sick! 

06:44 AM Dec 03 2010 |

ali samieian

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi my best friends

 

12:40 AM Nov 30 2010 |

john

johnSuper Member!

United States

Carmelo is one of the best players in the NBA. What a cool guy.

11:30 AM Nov 29 2010 |

afufu

China

I watch lots of movies too. They help me to relax.

I like Carmelo a lot. He is about my age, but he is much much more success than I am.

Definitely I will watch his movie 'Amazing', which is made in China. That remind my of another movie 'The Karate Kid', which is also made in China. I already watched it, it's realy good. China is so famous these years, that's make me very proud.

05:20 AM Nov 29 2010 |

Gucci Yeung

China

Wow, it is just amazing to see Carmelo Anthony here and teach us a phrase ;) His nickname in China, Sweet Melon, sounds warm and kind when people first hear. It came out because of his sweet smile, lovely babyface and polite behaviors which attracted lots of fans, especially female fans. Obviously Melo has a good attitude towards life, but I do think, when you are in the West Conference, you are really hard to mellow out ;-D Good luck.

09:05 AM Nov 28 2010 |

quick to pardon

Mali

lion I think that name is perfect for me.

thank you very much English baby 

08:53 AM Nov 28 2010 |

moatazrag

Senegal

hi

07:14 AM Nov 28 2010 |

emirata

emirata

Turkey

thank engısh baby ı am a profesıoanl basketball player and  ı love hım he wıll be legend ı thınk maybe  a day ı can meet hım when  ı play ın usa

02:56 AM Nov 27 2010 |

Likes (16):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast