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Concert Cruises
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Concert Cruises
音乐会游轮

Count and Non-Count Nouns

Date: Sep 10 2012

Themes: Music, Travel

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns

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Pool parties. Root beer floats. Movies and pizza. Some of the best ideas come from taking two things that are already awesome on their own, and combining them.

The latest example? Concert cruises. These special voyages are perfect for diehard fans who love to vacation in the sun. On a concert cruise, you sail the seas with your favorite band. During the day you can hang out by the pool, swim in the ocean, or visit port towns. At night, there are live concerts with just you and your shipmates for the audience. Jason recently went on his first concert cruise. Hear him tell Marni about his experience.

泳池派对、漂浮沙士冰淇淋、电影和披萨。单独一项就已经非常棒了,若是能从中选择两样一起享受就更好了。

想知道最贴切的例子?那就是音乐会游轮。对于那些喜欢在阳光下度假的狂热分子而言,这类特殊的旅行是完美之选。在音乐会游轮上,你将与自己喜爱的乐队一起航行。白天,你可以徜徉在泳池边、在海中游泳或参观港口城市。晚上,你可以和同船乘客作为观众,欣赏现场音乐盛会。詹森最近第一次参加了音乐会游轮之旅。听听他对玛尼讲述所见所闻。

Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Marni

Marni

Marni:  I am a big fan of a big summer rock concert, and I hear the new thing is these concert cruises.

Jason:  Definitely. That’s the new festival. Take all the bands, put them on a ship.

Marni:  Tell me about it. I’m fascinated.

Jason:  I’ve been on one. I’m gonna go on another one.

Marni:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah. The best part about it, really, is the fans.

Marni:  OK.

Jason:  Because you’re surrounded by people who are into the same music as you, so you immediately have something in common with all these people. And it’s not…it’s better than a festival, where there’s 60,000 people, you know? These are the most diehard fans of that thing, so they are just ready to eat, drink, and breathe that band for four days.

Marni:  Yeah, definitely! I think the thing about festivals, too, is often there are so many bands that, you know, people are there for different bands, and it sounds like these cruises, it’s really more specific, like that headlining act is why you’re there.

Jason:  Usually. At least one or two headliners, yeah. And you get to see them multiple times. And kind of nothing beats being in the water, in the Bahamas, in the ocean, while a band is playing on the beach. It’s pretty awesome.

Marni:  Doesn’t sound terrible.

Jason:  But it’s not cheap.

Marni:  I was gonna say, it has to be pretty expensive.

Jason:  Yeah. Definitely.

 

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Discussion

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Marni likes going to big concerts in the summer. She is interested in the idea of concert cruises.

Jason says concert cruises are the new summer music festival. He thinks they are better than regular concerts because the audience is smaller. Only people who really love a band will go on a cruise with them, so on a concert cruise you are surrounded by other people who are passionate about the same music as you.

The one drawback of concert cruises is the price. Jason says they are very expensive. On the other hand, you get to go to a concert and have a vacation at the same time.

Would you like to go on a concert cruise? Which band would you like to sail the seas with?

 

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wannicho

wannicho

China

definitely not , even if i love a band , i would never going that far to chase after them where they are going . i might love a band because of their music , but not love them as a peson , for me , they are strangers , means things to me in my personal life .  sometimes i just don’t understand why so many ppl spend so much time ,energe even money on total strangers while they shall have been spend with the ppl who are really important.

07:57 AM Sep 19 2012 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

Yes, I’d like!!


I don’t know a specific band.. but, maybe someone with energy musics!!!

01:24 PM Sep 12 2012 |

Orchestra

Orchestra

Russian Federation

Wicked stuff!!! What an outstanding kind of experience!! Surely, I’d love to be in on it. I wish I had had enough sum of money for this piece of madness)). I’d be pleased to see Prodigy there)) I guess, that would be a pure brain exploision anyway) 

01:34 PM Sep 10 2012 |

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nourelyakine

Algeria

It’s very fan , I like it Cool

09:27 AM Sep 10 2012 |

Eliza09

Eliza09

United States

I would like to take a concert cruise, and one of my favorite band is maroon 5!.., I know they are espensive but you really enjoy it! so I think is a good deal to get it!


09:01 AM Sep 10 2012 |

elmena

elmena

China

i can`t feel that …

08:09 AM Sep 10 2012 |

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

Yeah sure I would like to …it doesn’t matter which band to sail the seas with … I just wanna hang out by the pool and visit port towns ..that is really pretty awesome ;)

05:32 AM Sep 10 2012 |

merllan

merllan

Bulgaria

I wouldn’t like to go on a concert cruise because I am not a fan of concerts.

05:26 AM Sep 10 2012 |

bellaboo2422

Pakistan


i like to sail the seas and enjoy voayge being on cruise, but concert cruises are not my kind of thing and expensive too. we can enjoy the huge sea with water all around and wide blue sky on our head even on an ordinary cruise. experience is off the hook if you would have, try a dinner date under the dark sky with shimmery glittery stars and cool moon light with its wavey reflection in crests and troughs of sea. it ll surely be a treat to your pie hole if you order somthing great and a blessing for your sight undoubtdly. after that,its so romantic to have some time in peace only with the sounds of waves and cool sea breeze blowing around on some open ledge, watch out its risky some time. its a fun to hang out on cruise to have some quaility time. i know every body like to have fun on cruise and finally it would be a vox pop today.

04:53 AM Sep 10 2012 |

sheitooonak

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Wow I love it,Its greatSmile

02:36 AM Sep 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Why, Anja? Wink

02:06 AM Sep 10 2012 |

tumbili

Germany

I sounds good, but I’m not really a fan of concerts. I’ve also never made a long ship trip, and I’m also not sure if I would like it. I mean it is nice being surrounded by the sea and a lot of these big ships have pools and cinemas and things like that, but you don’t have much space there and that is what I really like.

02:04 AM Sep 10 2012 |

Sonia.NJ

Sonia.NJ

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

concerti hastesh ke da kashti bargozar mishe va kheili kheili jalebe chon hamzaman ke rooye ab hasti va az fazaye darya lezat mibari gorooh va khanandeye morede alaghat mashghoole ejra va khoondan hastan.darzemn mitooni az nooshidani va sham ham lezat bebari.


omidvaram roozi tajrobasho peida koni.

10:16 PM Sep 09 2012 |

gy997818997818

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hello sonia


what is Concert Cruises mean?


if its possible farsi to me?


thanks

09:53 PM Sep 09 2012 |

Sonia.NJ

Sonia.NJ

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

that would be greatCool

09:37 PM Sep 09 2012 |

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