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Chemical Brothers

Chemical Brothers English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Aug 20 2007

Themes: Music


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

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Oh man, we have really entered the future. When an electronic band like Chemical Brothers sounds nostalgic to Mason, you know flying cars can’t be far behind. This London duo just released a new album, We Are the Night, which five or ten years ago would have been mind blowing to Mason. But now, it’s already old news to him. Listen to him tell Kevin about it.

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1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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





Kevin:  Hey, how are you?

Mason:  Hey Kevin, how’s it going?

Kevin:  What’s going on? What’ve you been up to?

Mason:  Dude, I just picked up the new Chemical Brothers album. I was uploading it to my iPod…

Kevin:  Oh how was it? I saw them in concert once, it was amazing.

Mason:  They used to be, man, I don’t know. The new one…Their second album with “Surrender” and all that, that was [def ]the goods[/def] back in the post-Crystal Method era…I mean, maybe it’s just me.

Kevin:  Ha!

Mason:  I went to raves, I did that whole thing. I had the bracelets. I had the big pants. Then I liked the Chemical Brothers.

Kevin:  So what is it that you don’t like about the album. I haven’t bought it, but I was going to so…

Mason:  They do their thing, and it’s kind of progressed. Personally, my tastes have progressed a little quicker, I’m just, I’m not really into the style anymore, their little dance rock genre…

Kevin:  It’s a little weak, okay.

Mason:  It’s not bad. It’s just not what I do.

Kevin:  Well I might still get it just to check it out.

Mason:  Just for old times’ sake?

Kevin:  That’s cool. I could see that happening.

Mason:  Well, I gotta go, so…

Kevin:  Take care. See you later, buddy. Bye!



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While riding his bike, Mason sees Kevin and stops to talk to him. He ends up telling Kevin that he just got the new Chemical Brothers album. Kevin says he’s seen Chemical Brothers play before and he thought it was really good. Mason, unfortunately, isn’t very into the album.

He says there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s the electronic rock that people have come to expect from the duo. But it’s something he would have liked better when he used to be a raver and just after another electronic duo, Crystal Method, became popular. Kevin says he might pick up the album anyway, just to see for himself.

Can you think of any music you’ve heard recently that you would have liked much better at a different time in your life?



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yes .. often happened to me. I think that’s why music is magic. arrives when least expect it.

01:11 AM Aug 01 2012 |



United Arab Emirates

i dont know anything about this band but when i heard about it through the video i think its fun

07:05 PM Aug 26 2007 |



Agree with you buddy!

01:54 AM Aug 26 2007 |


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03:41 PM Aug 25 2007 |


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03:32 PM Aug 25 2007 |




intelligent musicians. I like them. especially their videos.

11:07 AM Aug 25 2007 |




yeah  it is very good!

01:32 PM Aug 24 2007 |



me too~~

06:03 AM Aug 24 2007 |



i can a make a lesson easlier but i am doing pratice about this and try to improve my vacb and takes the help of my frinds

05:23 AM Aug 22 2007 |




05:21 AM Aug 22 2007 |



why u dont understand about this band its nice band

05:20 AM Aug 22 2007 |


Russian Federation

It’s too hard for me…

06:55 PM Aug 20 2007 |


Russian Federation

Yes… It's really too hard… Can u make lessons easier?

06:53 PM Aug 20 2007 |



It is so hard for me.I cannot understand at all.

04:25 PM Aug 20 2007 |


Russian Federation

In my childhood i liked songs of Madonna, but now her songs don't influense me in such way. It's only my opinion, but i suppose them to be better in the past…

12:04 PM Aug 20 2007 |


Russian Federation

Sometimes I feel the same as Mason about some new album of some of my favorite singers, but more often i found that his or her music become much better than in previous albums.

But the opposite can happen too. I mean if some band wasnt look cool for me in one time, they can become one of my favorite after I found some of their new songs very good.

10:59 AM Aug 20 2007 |



i learn english

06:40 AM Aug 20 2007 |



chemical brother its a album kevin like this album

06:35 AM Aug 20 2007 |

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