1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.
2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.
311 plays a funky style of rock that includes elements of hip hop and reggae. They mix musical styles, but that doesn’t mean they’re all mixed up.
In fact, 311 has had a successful career of more than two decades. The world learned about them in 1996 when their hit song “All Mixed Up” topped the charts. It’s a cool song, but what does it mean? We got the chance to ask the band’s bassist, P-Nut, after a very special concert in the Bahamas.
事实上，311 乐队在过去二十多年里一直备受歌迷喜爱。在 1996 年，他们的单曲《All Mixed Up》成为榜单冠军，从此，311 乐队为世界所熟知。这是一首酷歌，但它的意思是什么呢？乐队贝斯手 P-Nut 刚刚结束了一个特别巡回音乐会系列演出，我们有幸在巴哈马的一艘游轮上向他请教。
3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.
English, baby! English Lesson Video
1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.
2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.
P-Nut: Hi, I’m P-Nut, and this is English, baby!
Jason: 311 recently performed a series of concerts on a cruise in the Bahamas. The fans had a great time. But they were on vacation. All they had to worry about was getting too much sun or having too much fun. In real life, things aren’t so simple, and sometimes, you can get all mixed up.
Jason: What does it mean to be all mixed up?
P-Nut: The phrase “all mixed up” in English means that you’ve got too many thoughts in your head, and you haven’t allowed yourself to relax as much. It’s a common thing. It just means, “Time to relax.” Take a nap.
P-Nut: You said English, baby!, right? Cool name.
After 311 performed in the Bahamas, their fans were relaxed and happy. They were not all mixed up.
P-Nut explains that when you’re all mixed up, you’re confused and agitated. You need to relax, maybe even take a nap, and clear your mind.
Can you think of a time when you were all mixed up?