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Oscars 2013
Oscars 2013
2013 年奥斯卡奖

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Date: Feb 22 2013

Themes: Fashion, Pop Culture

Grammar: Imperative Form


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It’s one of the most star-studded nights of the year: the Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards. Not only do you get the chance to learn which movies, actors, and directors are voted the best, but you also get to see what everyone’s wearing on the red carpet.

There are lots of great movies up for awards this year, from the historical Lincoln to the strange and surreal Beasts of the Southern Wild. Who will take home the prizes—and, more importantly, what will they be wearing when they do? Hear Greta and Marni’s thoughts about the Oscars in this movies English lesson.


今年有很多大片获得提名,从历史剧《林肯》(Lincoln) 到超现实的奇幻剧《南方的野兽》(Beasts of the Southern Wild)。谁能将大奖抱回家,更重要的是他们会穿什么服装领奖?在这节电影英语课上,听听玛尼和格里塔如何评价奥斯卡。


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Marni:  Greta, I am so excited. You know what is just around the corner.

Greta:  I do indeed. The biggest night for Hollywood.

Marni:  Oscars 2013!

Greta:  I’m so excited.

Marni:  Me too! I love the Oscars, and I have to say, big part of it, guilty pleasure, is all the star-studded, red carpet fashion, who wore what, fashion dos and don’ts, what worked what didn’t, best dressed, love it.

Greta:  Oh, it’s true. I feel like the Oscars are fantastic, and then for the next week, all of the shows that just dissect what everybody was wearing, and what the red carpet was like, that’s almost just as good as the Oscars.

Marni:  Exactly. It’s like a week of Oscar festivities. But I am also excited about the actual award ceremony itself. You know, I’ve seen a lot of the films, and I always love seeing what wins for best picture and best actress and whatnot, because, you know, most people make predictions, and you think you kind of have some favorites and some shoo-ins, but then every once in a while, you get surprised.

Greta:  It’s true. So do you have a nominee that you really want to win?

Marni:  You know, this year I feel like there’s such a good, wide range of talent, and there’s some Oscar firsts, like the youngest nominee ever, for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Greta:  And the oldest.

Marni:  Exactly. So I think it’s an exciting year.

Greta:  Yeah, I agree with you. I’m really looking forward to it.

Marni:  Alright, let’s make it a date.

Greta:  Great.


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Marni and Greta are both very excited for the biggest night in Hollywood: the Oscars. They’re both excited to see what everyone’s wearing on the red carpet, and what everyone has to say about who’s dressed best and dressed worst. Marni finds it a bit of a guilty pleasure, but she still enjoys it.

Of course, they’re excited about the films, too. They agree that all of the nominated films this year are high quality, representing a wide range of talent. Even if the results are surprising, Marni thinks she’ll still be satisfied with who wins.

And Greta and Marni will definitely tune in to see if there are any firsts. The youngest actor (Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild) or the oldest (Emanuelle Riva for Amour) might win an award!

Do you watch the Oscars, or a similar awards ceremony in your country? Do you like watching the celebrities on the red carpet? What is the best movie you saw last year?



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I like movies but I don’t have much interest for the red carpet of the oscars and the dresses.

02:16 PM Feb 25 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

SeiyfKhawas,Thanks for following the Oscars and declaration of the results ;)

01:29 PM Feb 25 2013 |




Oscars wasn’t that bad. I thought Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty will get the Oscar for the best picture. The presentation of this nomination was done by Michelle Obama herself. Argo got it. But Lincoln got one for the best actor.

05:16 AM Feb 25 2013 |

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i do like the Oscars night, but it’s really difficult to enjoy watching the tv shows related with the ceremony and who was wearing what… I don’t understand clearly the relationship between the films and the gossip press… I believe that this relationship is chiefly comercial and frivolous…  

04:25 AM Feb 25 2013 |

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Hong Kong

well im one of those who never pays much attention on this kind of stuff but simply enjoy the play. xDD 

12:16 AM Feb 25 2013 |



I always find Oscars boring. It is too long to stay excited the whole time. But I do love the fashion.

08:43 PM Feb 24 2013 |

farooq ahmed


I have never watched oscar award ceremony but it is good to appreciate and recognize those whose work is significant and impresive. but these awards should be free from favourtism. but according to my knowledge these awards involves politics.

04:59 PM Feb 24 2013 |

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and the winner is: ????   

12:17 PM Feb 24 2013 |




Of course i love the Oscars, it’s so amusing to watch the celebrities and what they’re wearing and who they come with and i love to see their different expressions when one of them win and the funny things they mention and what i really love the most about the Oscars this year is the oldest nominee for the Oscar Emanuelle Riva i’m really happy to know an old woman got nominated for the Oscar, it shows the talent and the passion have no age.

10:06 AM Feb 24 2013 |


Russian Federation

I am never woth ceremony, it is boring for me, I just hear  news who are win

04:13 AM Feb 24 2013 |

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I am not actually too strong in all this Oscars but i like good movies and nice dressed up stars and i am sure that this year  the best will be the winer 

11:56 PM Feb 23 2013 |

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No, I don’t watch it ceremony and I don’t like it. First, is very late and second because always go to the American the Oscars. Is right that they are talent, but I wish to see other country also gaining. I think it’s more ’’politic’’ than talent.

09:51 PM Feb 23 2013 |




I have never watched Oscars but I have always watched most of movies which were nominated. I think Argo and Lincoln have chance to win more awards than other movies although I haven’t watched them yet.

01:15 PM Feb 23 2013 |

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leena heart


I think the impossible it will Oscar this year

11:42 AM Feb 23 2013 |

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11:56 PM Feb 22 2013 |




Humm, There are Som many interested things in Oscars, I mean, bussiness, politicals and even patriotic issues, that’s what I think, this year te winners will be, Lincoln, Argo/ZeroDark Thirty

10:39 PM Feb 22 2013 |

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Oscar ceremony award, the  Hollywood glitter at its most.Though  I am not a moviegoer , I would like  to watch on tv  the highlights  of this annual event.   

05:34 PM Feb 22 2013 |




I like to watch Oscar ceremonies and of course that I enjoy to watching rivalry or jealousy between the most beautiful womens and their elegant,unique and eccentric clothes :))

I watched only Life Of Pi in the this year Oscar Movies. İt was amazing so I was really enjot the film. I think, definitely it will win one of the Oscar Prize. By the way, after this recomments I will watch ’’ Beasts of the southern wild ’’ as soon as possible..Maybe tonight I wil :))

02:43 PM Feb 22 2013 |



Russian Federation

That the first Oscar ceremony whinch I’m waiting for, because this time I have some film to suppot

My shoo-in is Django Unchained, maybe because it’a the first Tarantino movie I watched in cinema, but it was sooooo impressive. Tarantivo as though reminded me how the spectacular movie must look like

I’m sure this movie will take The best scenario award, and I hope that Christoph Waltz will get Oscar like he did it before with Inglourious Basterds ( his “tandem” with Kventin is a safe bet)))

Besides, I think Life of Pe will get a couple of prizes, because the colossal had been done, it’s obviuos. Gorgeous visual effects and surprising plot.

But it’a all about movies I especially like , and it’s necessary to point out, that the strong nominants are also Les Misérables and Argo.

And it’s obvious too that I’m interesting mostly at the prize winners)

11:19 AM Feb 22 2013 |



Same procedure as every year ^^

10:04 AM Feb 22 2013 |

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