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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Learn English with this Taylor Swift English lesson

Date: Jan 30 2015

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

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When Taylor Swift first appeared on the music scene, she was just a young teenage girl. She began her career playing country music, which is a style of music that is mostly popular in the southern US. But through the years, Taylor has grown up… and so has her music.

Her latest albums, like “1989” and “Red,” have more of a pop sound. Her music has more fans now that she’s become a pop star. Some fans are really enjoying her new style, but others might want her to stay with her original sound.

Lily and Jessica talk about Taylor Swift’s new sound and if they like it. Find out more in today’s English lesson about pop music.

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Lily

Lily

Jessica

Jessica

Lily:  Have you seen Taylor Swift’s new video?

Jessica:  I did.

Lily:  What did you think? It was so cool.

Jessica:  I don’t know if I can get into her new style. She’s evolved so much. And I think she needs to go back to her original country roots.

Lily:  I think it’s unfair to pigeon-hole someone into a specific genre of music. She’s evolving, and it’s cool.

Jessica:  I can see that. I just worry that she may alienate her original fans. She’s still so young, but she has such a strong fan base when she sticks to her country roots. I’m concerned for her, but I hope it works out.

Lily:  I think she’ll be awesome no matter what. I’m excited to see where she goes from here.

 

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Discussion

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Lily is a big fan of Taylor Swift and thinks her new music video is cool. She really likes that Taylor and her music have evolved. Lily is like a lot of Taylor’s fans who will always follow her and where she goes with her new sound.

On the other hand, Jessica thinks that Taylor should stick to playing the music that first made her famous. Taylor’s roots are in country music, and a lot of her fan base has known her since that time. Jessica thinks that Taylor’s new pop sound might alienate her old fans.

Do you like Taylor Swift? What do you think of her new sound?

 

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DailyFreshMilk

China

Bloody crazy…...

04:55 PM Feb 14 2016 |

NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

I love Taylor swift and her sond and bad blooed.

02:41 PM Aug 28 2015 |

BR308

BR308

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love taylor’s songs,specially ” i knew you were trouble ” i’ m a real fan of taylor, i love her personality and her accent i listen to her interviews and i say that I Love you forever!!!

10:07 AM Jul 12 2015 |

Sarena

Sarena

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

so so nice ….


i like her and her songs….


by the i have a friend of boys….he’s crazy about taylor….


i remembered my dear friend….


any way, she’s fantastic….


;)


love u taylor

06:10 PM Apr 22 2015 |

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

T Swift is the best she got awards how many I do not now.

05:23 PM Apr 22 2015 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yuck! 

03:28 PM Apr 15 2015 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’m  throwing Up !!!

03:27 PM Apr 15 2015 |

stein_1

stein_1

Bolivia

nice nice nice :P

03:26 PM Feb 09 2015 |

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123Jessie

123Jessie

China

love taylor forever

09:23 AM Feb 08 2015 |

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Mena24567

Mena24567

Russian Federation

I think she is so pretty. She is so generous,lovely,sweetly. But I dont fan her,I like Selena Gomez more. So Selena’s best friend Taylor sooo I’m love with her,she is amazing for her fans. I think she is godful. If you are dont agree me; sent me private message,we are talking about this it. OK?I’m seriosly. Oh,my English is not amazing,anybody help? Please,thankful. See you soon. Bye!

05:40 PM Feb 05 2015 |

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nadaabdulraheem

Saudi Arabia

I like Taylor swift as an elegant girl. I like her simple style in fashion and I like to watch her in the talkshow programs. Also, I am interested in her vedio clips. they are so attractive and funny. However, I don’t like her song so much. Their words are not more valuble. I think most her fans are teens. Overall, she seems a nice and humble person. 

08:54 PM Feb 04 2015 |

xin7

xin7

Chile

If a singer sticks to a music style some people may think “He/she should try new things. It’s always the same. I’m bored”, but if a singer changes his/her music some people may say “Why did he/she change? I prefer her/his old style”


Summing up, there will be always people complaining about something. Personally I think that musicians, singers or artist in general should try new things, and explore different styles. That is part of the evolution.

11:58 PM Feb 03 2015 |

sumbaleen

sumbaleen

Pakistan

you are my favourite singer love your songssss :)

12:11 PM Feb 02 2015 |

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semal

semal

Bangladesh

Today I first time  know you and your band name. after that I listens a your song. Its realy nice song and few of my friends also listens your sons today. There is no doubt about that your are a good singer. I think all of the gays appreciate me those who are listens Taylor Swift music by just say osam. Iam become a great fun of Taylor Swift and swift and I already bought a DVD . Carry on Taylor Swift we are always bing with you.  

11:01 PM Feb 01 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I’ve just watched Taylor swift’s Shake it off and Miley Cyrus Love money party and it struck me who they want to copy – Lady Gaga! But the thing is you watch Lady Gagas clip over and over again, but theirs not even a minute. The bottom line – just be yourself, keep your style, even if it’s quite boring.

03:33 PM Feb 01 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I like her and the way she sings :) I don’t know about the new style, but I liked her that way and I don’t pigeon-hole her, I just tink she’s cute this way..


02:34 PM Feb 01 2015 |

Lyn77

Lyn77

China

i can sing almost her every single song, sometimes I’ll reduce my stress by singing her songs while i am taking a shower, hahaha,just like her sooooo much.

11:53 AM Feb 01 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I have never listened her before. After this lesson I gave it a try. Yeah, her songs are catchy.

08:18 AM Feb 01 2015 |

marinda25

marinda25

Indonesia

taylor swift, her song is so energic. i love her song.

08:07 AM Feb 01 2015 |

reemy83

reemy83

Saudi Arabia

She has very special sound and her songs are like a story…and evolved too much wich she as I think  she lost her genres of original country roots.

07:08 AM Feb 01 2015 |

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