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Madonna
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Madonna
麦当娜

Learn about Adjectives of Emotion

Date: Mar 12 2012

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Adjectives

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She may always be known as the Material Girl, but Madonna is one performer who keeps reinventing herself. The 53-year-old mother of three recently impressed audiences with her exciting performance at the Super Bowl, the most-watched TV event in the US. And she isn’t just a singer anymore. She’s also designing clothes, acting and even directing movies. Find out what Amy and Marni think about this pop music icon.

人们可能一直将麦当娜视为“物质女孩”,但是麦当娜也是一位不断重塑自身形象的表演者。在全美收视率最高的电视节目“超级碗”比赛中,这位 53 岁的女人,三个孩子的妈妈,凭借精彩的演出,给观众留下了深刻印象。她不再仅仅是一位歌手。她还从事服装设计、表演甚至导演电影。看看艾米和玛尼如何看待这位流行音乐的标志性人物。

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Amy

Amy

Marni

Marni

Amy:  Did you catch Madonna at the Super Bowl halftime show?

Marni:  I did indeed, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed.

Amy:  So you think she’s still going strong?

Marni:  I do. She’s 53 years old, and that woman can move.

Amy:  I was impressed. I did think she looked a little stiff, but I guess it was appropriate for her age. But her body looked amazing, and I just think it’s cool that she’s kind of kept up with the times.

Marni:  Absolutely.

Amy:  She’s changed with the times. She isn’t still doing the same old thing, although I was most excited during that show when she did some of her old songs, like her classic songs.

Marni:  Of course, yeah. The classics are always what people get excited about. But she previewed a new song off her new album, and it’s kind of interesting. I thought it was a throwback to some old sort of girl group-esque songs.

Amy:  Well, and she’s not just doing new music. She’s also started all these other things. She’s doing a clothing line. She directed a movie.

Marni:  Yes.

Amy:  I just think it’s cool that she hasn’t slowed down.

Marni:  Absolutely not. She’s definitely still an icon.

 

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Marni and Amy talk about how impressed they are by Madonna. She is in her fifties and still going strong. She gave a great performance at the Super Bowl this year and is doing other projects as well.

In addition to putting out a new album, MDNA, Madonna recently directed her first film. She has also starred in films as an actress. She and her daughter, Lourdes, have a clothing line together too.

Marni likes Madonna’s new songs. But she and Amy agree that her classics are still her best work. They’re what made her an icon.

Are you a fan of Madonna? Can you think of any other performers who are still going strong at her age? Which performers are you most impressed by?

 

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xman 22k

xman 22k

Bermuda

Thank my friend for this and see you ant soon

07:53 AM Mar 17 2012 |

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manik athawale

India

i’m very much thankfull to you because you shone me a new information thank for thar

10:48 AM Mar 14 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

AppleRome, thank you for the new information you brought to me. 


I saw the movie “Home” several months ago and I was literally amazed how beautiful Indonesia is. The pictures of the Indonesia’s nature were like in the fairy-tale. You are so lucky, living among such wonderful scenery.

10:35 AM Mar 14 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Irene, Ornella Muti is a Queen of beauty. I just love the movie  Il Bisbetico Domato 1980 and the beautiful duet: Ornella Muti and A.Celentano.


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I apologize for the offtopicFrown

10:18 AM Mar 14 2012 |

the magic 81

Nigeria

very nice topic


i like it very much

10:56 PM Mar 13 2012 |

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AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

@Irene:


Whoaaa whoaaaa .. is that her latest photo? ‘0’


08:06 PM Mar 13 2012 |

AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

Lesya:


“Dear Madonna, did you see? People adore you even not being the fans of you. Everybody all over the world from beggar to the king has got  the furniture of mind about you.”


—> I think I can agree with this! :) .. No hearing of her songs, but I admit I adore her spirit :)
 


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Anyway, this is one famous ageless lady in Indonesia ^^


07:39 PM Mar 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Ornella ,  bellezza !! 

07:17 PM Mar 13 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Dear Madonna, sorry for the digression


I do the backoff  Smile

11:01 AM Mar 13 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Julito, she is brillant there is no doubt.


As far as I remember she played her best roles when she was at her 40s 

10:57 AM Mar 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

And what about Susan Sarandon.  ?  she is also brilliant.

10:43 AM Mar 13 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I like Meryl Streep so much too :)


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The actress Sigourney Weaver is a brilliant among not young actors who always are invited to play roles in the movies. 


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10:19 AM Mar 13 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Apple….


You’re so sweet; thank you!



They don’t embrace aging because, unfortunately, Hollywood (or Holly WEIRD) devalues women of age. Aging men can do OK because they are seen as distinguished. Unfortunately, it’s a double standard. When these women lose their youth, they lose a lot of accolades (praise). After a lifetime of being so admired and wanted, it must be hard to adapt to being left behind for the “new” IT girl.


It is so not fair, and is one of thing things that killed Whitney Houston. Well, drove her to her death. Drugs and falling alseep in a tub probably killed her.


But, there are incredible, beloved actresses like Meryl Streep who have aged and still been offered big parts in the movies. I suppose the difference there was that Streep was never seen as an object of lust, unlike so many.


Anyhow, Madonna has nothing to complain about. She is worth a billion dollars, has lovely kids, her health, etc. I wouldn’t mind being as blessed!

07:34 AM Mar 13 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Dear Madonna, did you see? People adore you even not being the fans of you. Everybody all over the world from beggar to the king has got  the furniture of mind about you.


Your voice, style, your informal  behavior at the early stage of your career on the scene always had its peculiar attraction.


Many years ago you worked hard for your name and recognition. Nowadays your name works for you!


Anny comments will be odd except of the outstanding songs as


“Time stood still”


“You’ll see”


“The power of good bye”


 From the latest ones


“4 Minutes” , “Celebration”,  “Hung up”Smile

06:52 AM Mar 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Apple, correct me if i am wrong, I believe that  the timeline for people  to  get a job  is very limited  in our society,this reality put  people above the age  of fortie under a lot of pressure  and what about Hollywood`s  actors and  actresses  that except  rare exceptions  are discarded  as unprofitable  and  have to sit idle  at home  waiting  an offer from a producer  that will allow them to stay on the limelight  a little longer.       

12:04 AM Mar 13 2012 |

AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

Forgot to follow up tutor Heather’s reply about aging.. just sharing info..


After hands, neck is a thing that you cant hide about your age..


Each time we get older, we will have more obvious lines in the neck.


Eventhough SK II has amazing product line to reduce them flawless, but still neck is a beautiful sign .. to remind us OMG we are already getting this far .. Why being older doesnt make some people proud?

10:42 PM Mar 12 2012 |

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

honestly I’m nt a fan of Madona ,I just knew that she’s a multitasker and I’m really impressed by her Laughing

10:15 PM Mar 12 2012 |

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smouhi

Morocco

my favoutie singer in the world can realize the great succes,immediately eminem,i nominated sir of rap,he gaves the new inspiration every year by his lyrics,shows,featuring,my generation has the chance to be present in  this famous moments,to be fan especially for this badboy,who let american’s people ever up,i hope god save this monument in our life,

09:53 PM Mar 12 2012 |

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AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

@Butta:


Hahaha .. her “limited” singing talent : ))


So she is like MJ with his “Thriller” experiment long time ago.. but MJ still has something in his voice that can make us moving..


I guess it is her everlasting spirit that will make Madonna crowned to be Queen. You know Queen never gets “old” : )

09:43 PM Mar 12 2012 |

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AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

@tutorheather:


Hi tutor Health!! Glad to see your cute face with two hands back here :D


Already blew you some good Oxygen from Indonesia! I hope it will arrive to US soon!

09:19 PM Mar 12 2012 |

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