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Gossip Queen

Gossip Queen

Date: Aug 26 2005

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my gosh[/def], did you hear about Brad and Jen? Did you know that Britney’s pregnant? Can you believe what Eminem said about his mom? No way! It’s crazy!
People love to gossip. Whether we’re talking about our best friends or people we’ve never even met, we love to spill the beans about others and their private lives.
Listen to Derek and John gossip about the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston break up.

Dialog

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Derek

Derek

John

John

Derek:  So, have you heard about, ah, Brad and Angelina?

John:  Yeah, that’s, like, today’s hottest gossip.

Derek:  It is. And it all started with that movie, didn’t it? Ah, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

John:  Yeah, I think so. Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston, right?

Derek:  Yeah, that’s right.

John:  And then he did that movie with Angelina Jolie, and now they’re hooking up. Was that like a year ago they did that movie?

Derek:  Yeah, I think it was last year.

John:  Jennifer and Brad were married for, what, seven years or something like that?

Derek:  Yeah, it was a good amount of time.

John:  So this must’ve been pretty hard for her.

Derek:  Yeah, I suppose, you know, just, everybody else is talking about it. What else can you add?

John:  I guess. Yeah, that’s true. Now that Brad has moved on to Angelina, I wonder who Jennifer’s going to go after.

Derek:  I don’t know. Maybe…Johnny Depp.

John:  Maybe Johnny Depp. He’s not married?

Derek:  I don’t know. Maybe he is, but, you know, it’s Hollywood.

John:  It doesn’t matter in Hollywood.

Derek:  No, it really doesn’t.

 

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Discussion

Are you always talking about other people? Do you find it difficult to bite your tongue when you get the scoop on someone else? If so, then maybe you’re a gossip queen.

 

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kimnga

kimnga

Viet Nam

 I think it is not good to talk about other people especially about their secret or private life.

07:08 AM Jul 23 2014 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i just wanna know how the people can do that?who can tell me?is it good?or the god like it?


which one?Yell

06:25 PM Nov 20 2012 |

explorer143

Pakistan

some time, when i get the chance to someone and talk freely it's very difficult to control myself, and next time i nagging myself if i committed fault to others. yeah i make gossip to my friends, we all try to best to upgrade ourselves.

07:46 AM Aug 28 2007 |

liuhelen

China

use the listenning materials

12:19 PM Sep 10 2005 |

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