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Date: Nov 21 2005


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

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Anyone who has seen the movie Bring It On knows that in the United States cheerleading is a big deal. At the university level, teams of cheerleaders from all over the country compete to be the best cheer squad in America.
Listen to Taylor and I talk about cheerleaders.


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





Dave:  Taylor, are you a sports guy?

Taylor:  I’m not, but, you know, sometimes I watch sports just for the eye candy.

Dave:  Ah, the cheerleaders!

Taylor:  You know, I was talking about the logo and graphics, but, sure, the cheerleaders, too.

Dave:  I’m sure you were. What do you think of cheerleaders?

Taylor:  You know, they’re good at rousing an audience up, you know, and keeping their spirits high with their chants, you know. It’s almost some sort of religous tradition to have a cheerleading section. Everybody needs enthusiasm, encouragement.

Dave:  Yeah.

Taylor:  Keep their pep up.



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Cheerleaders have a reputation for being ditzy and catty. Of course, this is just a stereotype and is not true for all cheerleaders. It is true, however, that cheerleading is a very competitive sport.
In Texas a few years ago, a young girl was trying out for the high school cheerleading squad. The girl’s mother, afraid that her daughter wouldn’t be chosen for the squad, attempted to have another cheerleader killed. Crazy, huh?
There’s a movie about it called The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom.



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South Korea

Simple but very useful

11:29 PM Dec 05 2005 |



yes,it is good,but I think it is a little too short.

05:57 AM Nov 29 2005 |




it is good lesson to learn the American native culture

03:52 AM Nov 29 2005 |

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