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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
龙纹身的女孩

Passive Voice

Date: Mar 14 2012

Themes: Alternative

Grammar: Passive Voice

Intro

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We all need to be alone sometimes. But wanting a little alone time doesn’t necessarily make you a lone wolf.

In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a reporter and a hacker search for a missing girl who is definitely a lone wolf…that is, if she’s still alive. This thriller is a remake of the sensational Swedish movie that audiences loved almost as much as the novel both films are based on. Hear Jeff and Jason talk about the new film, and find out which of them is a lone wolf and which one is a social butterfly.

有时候,我们都需要独处。但是需要一点独处时间并不一定会让你成为喜欢单独行动的人。
在电影《龙纹身的女孩》中,一位记者和一位黑客共同搜寻一位失踪女孩,而她无疑是一个喜欢单独行动的人,尚不清楚她是否还活着。这部惊悚片翻拍自曾经轰动一时的瑞典电影,这两部电影都是根据深受读者喜爱的同名小说拍摄。听听杰夫和詹森谈论这部新片,找出他们谁是喜欢单独行动的人,而谁是喜欢社交的人。

Dialog

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Jeff

Jeff

Jason

Jason

Jeff:  Have you ever been on the run before, Jason?

Jason:  No, but I think about it. I think about what I would do if I was on the run. How I would hide out, you know.

Jeff:  I just saw this movie, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Jason:  Oh yeah. It’s a great movie.

Jeff:  You’ve seen it?

Jason:  Yeah. It’s really cool. But yeah, the character in that movie, she does not want to be found. She’s sort of had a traumatic life and she just wants to be left alone. Her life’s turned her into a lone wolf. But it’s one of those things where you think, like, how would I do that? How would I hide out? But what’s a harder question to me to answer is how do you find someone like that.

Jeff:  Well, I can kind of identify with that. I’m kind of a lone wolf myself, too. I don’t know. It takes one to know one.

Jason:  Oh, OK. Well then maybe I’m not really a lone wolf, because I don’t know how I would find one if I had to track one down.

Jeff:  You’re a social butterfly. I can tell.

 

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Discussion

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Jason and Jeff both enjoyed the new film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This movie is based on a novel written by a Swedish author that was an international bestseller. There was already a movie based on this novel made in Sweden. Jason and Jeff liked the American version of the movie.

Jason says that the film made him wonder how he would find someone who was on the run or hiding out. Jeff thinks he would be good at tracking down someone who didn’t want to be found, because he is a lone wolf himself. He says that Jason seems more like a social butterfly.

Have you ever wanted to hide out and be left alone? Do you feel more like a lone wolf or a social butterfly?

 

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I read the book this summer and watched the movie after. It’s a good thriller, very captivating and the girl with the Dragon Tatoo is amazing. Very independent, strong and so smart!! The end of the movie is unpredictable, a little bit different from the book, but that’s life..

08:43 PM Sep 30 2012 |

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ugur_1907_

ugur_1907_

Turkey

i saw some wrong sentences in the text


first, he says’ you’ve been on the run before jason


and


second, the character point

10:59 PM Mar 19 2012 |

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ugur_1907_

ugur_1907_

Turkey

i saw some wrong sentences in the text


first, he says’ you’ve been on the run before jason


and


second, the character point

10:59 PM Mar 19 2012 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I liked the movie a lot. It’s very good indded and worth attention, definitely. I’m more of a lone wolf than a social butterfly but it actually depends on my mood and circumstances.

02:45 PM Mar 19 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

You are far away from the screen, Anja, but it was really warm ray for me to have a short talk with you.


Olya, thank you for the company too :)


05:36 PM Mar 16 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, I was at the kitchen cooking  that’s why my comments were not frequent


I’m multitasking. It is a style of my lifeLaughing

05:32 PM Mar 16 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

What a pity the video does not want to open :(

05:29 PM Mar 16 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Buttafly, it tells me sth what I didn’t know. I didn’t know that whales have the sigmoid process bone that lets them hear underwater. And I’m interested how that bone evolved on them.

05:27 PM Mar 16 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I will watch, thank you :)

05:06 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Lesya, it’s here


http://www.englishbaby.com/findfriends/view_photo/719846

05:02 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Parion, so wise words you said about women…

05:01 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Olya where are you watching? Share the link, please.

05:00 PM Mar 16 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Buttafly, the same is here—the highest 20. So warm and nice. Ready to swim :)

04:59 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Yesterday was the perfect weather with clear sky and sun, butit was not warm ( about +5).


Today we had an awful weather. Grey sad, cloudy sky.


The forecast said since tomorrow the warmth will come to us and we will get about +13 +16 by Sunday, Monday.


Anja, the warmth from Germany comes to Belarus. Thank you for the sharing warmth with us :)

04:59 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Lesya, thank you for telling whose music  this is. I didn’t know. It reminded me Austria. I don’t know why. Now I’m watching about whales, how they used to be land animals. Unbelievable.

04:58 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, I’m glad you liked it. How are you today?

04:51 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I saw in my life many “singing” and “dancing” fountains, but this one is the best.

04:37 PM Mar 16 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Olya, hello :) music is gorgeous. This is an amazing duet of Andre Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

04:34 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Lesya, this great music is from the movie Blades of Glory as well, in the beginning when the blond guy as a boy was dancing.

04:29 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Let your soul sing and dance like this wonderful fountain does.


http://www.wimp.com/dubaifountain/

04:08 PM Mar 16 2012 |

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