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Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Date: Sep 20 2010

Themes: Music, Pop Culture, Toefl

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to


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Of all the teen pop princesses of the ‘90s, Christina Aguilera has done the best job of evolving and maturing as an artist. And unlike some of her contemporaries, such as Britney Spears, she’s managed to avoid any major scandals in her personal life. Or at least she’s done a better job of keeping them private.

It’s hard to believe it, but Christina has been around for more than 10 years. Her first hit, “Genie in a Bottle,” came out in 1998, when she was only 18. In 2008 Christina released a collection of her greatest hits from the past ten years of her career. Now, after a four year break from the studio, Christina has released an all-new album, Bionic. Find out what Ella and Amy think about Christina’s return to the pop charts.



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Ella:  Christina’s back. Are you ready?

Amy:  I’m…I think so, I don’t know. Has she changed her style a lot, or is it kind of like the old stuff?

Ella:  I like the music. I feel like it’s pretty similar to what we’ve heard in the past, but her image…everyone seems to be picking on her, saying she’s copying Lady Gaga and stuff. But if you look at her, she’s always been the odd card in the business. She’s always pushing that already.

Amy:  She really has.

Ella:  But she has just been dormant for four years, so it doesn’t seem like she’s been up to much.

Amy:  Well, she’s been having babies and being…getting married, right? I love how she married that guy who’s kind of unattractive.

Ella:  Yeah, exactly.

Amy:  And they just seem to have a normal, quiet life unlike some of these other pop stars who have a new scandal every minute. She seems like a pretty upstanding citizen.

Ella:  She has a couple new songs, the “Not Myself Tonight” just came out, and that was the one I think she got a lot of negative feedback for, ‘cause it’s very like S & M, copying Lady Gaga. It’s just like…it’s different with Christina Aguilera ‘cause she’s a mom, so you don’t want to see her in those types of situations when it’s like, Lady Gaga, well, yeah, she used to work in a drag bar.

Amy:  Yeah. And maybe it seems like Christina’s faking it a little bit more, ‘cause she has this contrast between her wild musical persona and her private life, which seems so quiet and ordinary.

Ella:  Yeah.


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Christina Aguilera just released a new album, Bionic. Ella likes the new songs on the album. She says that Christina has been criticized for copying Lady Gaga’s wild style. But Ella thinks that Christina’s style has always been a little unusual. Maybe Lady Gaga copied Christina!

Christina married a music marketing executive named Jordan Bratman in 2005. In 2008, they had a son. Amy thinks that Christina has a happy and normal personal life. She seems less wild and more grounded than other pop divas, such as Britney Spears.

Do you like how Christina’s music has evolved? Do you act different in private than you do in public?



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esraa draz

esraa draz


i love her music, it's so niceSmile

02:05 PM Sep 20 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee


Sorry, I know nothing about Christina. But according to this article, she seems to be a nice person.

I act a little bit different in private and in public. And I believe nobody acts exactly the same. 

02:01 PM Sep 20 2010 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I don't like her music Yell

10:35 AM Sep 20 2010 |

Nicte ha

Nicte ha


mmm, I didn't like her last video: "NOT MYSELF":


And yes, right,  I think it's a copy of Lady Gaga style, not originalFrown


02:39 AM Sep 20 2010 |

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