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Buzz - David Beckham

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Buzz - David Beckham English, baby! Video Lesson
沸腾 – 大卫·贝克汉姆

Date: Aug 05 2011

Themes: Celebrity, Sports

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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As the most famous soccer player in the world, David Beckham is an event. Everywhere he goes, whether he is playing in an MLS game with his team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, or in international competition, his fans come to support him. There is a buzz around town when David Beckham comes to visit.

A buzz is an excited feeling. It’s somewhere between happy and nervous. We were recently at a press conference where Beckham was asked how it feels to visit a new city. He said all the excitement of the fans gives him a buzz too. See what else he had to say and learn more about the buzz that follows this superstar below.

作为世界上最著名的足球运动员,大卫·贝克汉姆走到哪里都会引起轰动。无论他去哪里,无论他是否正在随洛杉矶银河队一起激战美国足球职业大联盟或参加国际比赛,他的球迷都会赶去支持他。贝克汉姆访问哪座城市,哪座城市就会随之沸腾。
“沸腾”是一种兴奋的感觉。它介于高兴与紧张之间。我们近期参加了一次新闻发布会,席间曾询问贝克汉姆访问一座新城市时有何感受。他说球迷们的兴奋也使他自己热血沸腾。请看这位超级巨星还会说些什么,并了解随他而来的更多沸腾体验吧。

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Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Reporter

Reporter

Beckham

Beckham

Fan

Fan

Jason:  Wherever soccer superstar David Beckham goes, there is a buzz. A buzz is a feeling of excitement.

Jason:  But it’s not just the fans who get a buzz. Beckham feels it too.

Reporter:  A lot of people who aren’t even really into soccer, when they hear David Beckham’s in town, that means a lot to them. Do you still enjoy that and do you thrive off of that coming into a place like this?

Beckham:  It’s great. It’s what gives me a buzz. It’s one of the reasons why I’m still playing the game that I love and I’ve played for many years, because I love going into stadiums and them being a full, packed house and getting that atmosphere. I feel like 36 years old, I still love the game and love playing the game, and I love training the way I did when I was 21 years old. So until that changes, I’ll continue to play. But it’s great turning up to stadiums, coming into new cities and seeing the atmosphere there.

Jason:  David Beckham says that coming to new cities is exciting for him. It gives him a buzz.

Beckham:  It’s great. It’s what gives me a buzz.

Jason:  Perhaps this passion for playing on the road has helped him become such a great player.

Beckham:  Whatever game I’m involved in, I’m gonna give 110% wherever I’m playing, whatever league I’m playing in, whatever team I’m playing for.

Fan:  I love Beckham!

 

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David Beckham has fans all over the world, so when his team comes to town for a match, people get excited. There is a buzz. A reporter asks Beckham how this makes him feel. He points out that even people who don’t care very much about soccer, get excited to see Beckham play.

Beckham says going new places gives him a buzz. No matter where he is, he tries as hard as he can to win. With a career like his, you can be sure that winning gives him a buzz too.

What gives you a buzz?

See our lesson with Beckham’s teammate Bryan Jordan and learn more about the Galaxy on our blog.

 

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will_last30

Philippines

I got 10 out of 10 questions correct in Vocab Quiz. Whoohoohoo!

09:02 AM Aug 09 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

when i successful in mylife it give me buzz.

09:39 PM Aug 08 2011 |

Lasman

Nigeria

To say he is the most popular soccer star is exaggeration of facts. I think Lionel Messi is the most popular because of  what he did for his club, and country (to a limited degree). Beckham is popular but not the most popular soccer star.

10:52 AM Aug 08 2011 |

jiyinghua000

Germany

I want to find a friend on Internet, and I could communicate something what I ‘m glad to talk about. You want to join in it , don’t you?Tongue out

07:37 AM Aug 08 2011 |

handai2007

handai2007

China

Handsome man···

04:59 PM Aug 07 2011 |

miladd

miladd

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

who is David Beckham?

03:26 PM Aug 07 2011 |

riverboy

riverboy

Yemen

As matter of fact, i am not a buzz with Divid Beckhem althought,  I know that he is a very nice   soccer player. but the only think i thrived the new vocabulary in order to improve English language.

02:05 PM Aug 07 2011 |

dkattleya

dkattleya

Indonesia

It gives me a buzz when i am with someone whom i love LOL

05:52 AM Aug 07 2011 |

abo siaf

Yemen

I want  practice  with anyon pleas join with me 

11:09 PM Aug 06 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

Divid Beckhem very nice soccer player for me. But I’m not a buzz for Beckham. T he King of Thailand so give me a buzz when I see, with to be delighted , the people all of Thailand are feel seem like me .That’s only one that make our a buzz

01:37 PM Aug 06 2011 |

Shaluunge

United Kingdom

I side with Divid backham and he came from Egland and his playing is very nice

11:50 AM Aug 06 2011 |

Shaluunge

United Kingdom

I side with Divid backham and he came from Egland and his playing is very nice

11:50 AM Aug 06 2011 |

Shebiska

Azerbaijan

are you here?

11:28 AM Aug 06 2011 |

Shebiska

Azerbaijan

but i live in azerbaijan i did not come here but  i am poor but help me please learn english here

11:20 AM Aug 06 2011 |

Shebiska

Azerbaijan

hello i want leanr english very well please help me learn english

11:14 AM Aug 06 2011 |

Jhon Smith

Jhon Smith

Myanmar

Well when there are a lot of people who come and learn English from me , it definitely gives me a buzz.
And when I go back to my hometown and when I see the country people there come and greet me , that gives me a buzz too.

07:21 AM Aug 06 2011 |

zackiez

zackiez

China

The 26th Summer Universade will host in Shenzhen, it is really a buzz for the people who love the sports.

02:16 AM Aug 06 2011 |

noah LIU

China

without dialog, i cann’t understand anything!

01:47 AM Aug 06 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

keeping healthy will give me a buzz!

11:08 PM Aug 05 2011 |

vivoooo

Syrian Arab Republic

i loooooove u beckham

10:34 PM Aug 05 2011 |

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