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Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders

Date: Nov 21 2005

Intro

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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.

Dialog

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

Dave

Dave

Taylor

Taylor

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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Discussion

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.

 

Comments

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hesselove

South Korea

Simple but very useful

11:29 PM Dec 05 2005 |

yuanlilee

China

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

05:57 AM Nov 29 2005 |

sabrinaguo

sabrinaguo

China

it is good lesson to learn the American native culture

03:52 AM Nov 29 2005 |

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