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One Direction
One Direction

Learn English with this boy bands English lesson

Date: Jan 20 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Adverbs


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The boy band One Direction is an English-Irish group of singers who met at the singing competition “The X Factor.” They began performing together in 2010, and have released three CDs that were all at the top of the charts. The members of One Direction are Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall, all aged 19-22.

What is it about boy bands that makes them so popular? Some people like that the members of One Direction are clean-cut and good-looking. Their music is fun and full of life, which makes people want to dance. The guys all spend time on Twitter and Facebook, too, so that makes One Direction’s fan club feel like they’re all friends.

Who do you think likes One Direction? You might be surprised! Read more to find out in this English lesson.


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Jeff:  I’ve got to get this out there. I have to admit: I like a boy band.

Lily:  Like who? Like ‘N Sync or the Backstreet Boys?

Jeff:  They’re geezers. They’re old. Have you heard of One Direction?

Lily:  Are those the guys with the hair?

Jeff:  Oh, yeah.

Lily:  Oh, yeah. They’re pretty boy band-y.

Jeff:  Do you like pop music?

Lily:  I’m a fan of pop music. I’m not necessarily in the One Direction fan club or anything.

Jeff:  Well, they have a fan club.

Lily:  They do?

Jeff:  Yeah.

Lily:  Are you in the fan club?

Jeff:  You know, like I said, I don’t like to advertise this too much, but I really like them. They’re good, clean-cut, at the top of the charts in many places around the world.

Lily:  Have you been to one of their concerts? Isn’t it just a lot of teenage girls, or do they have a wider fan base?

Jeff:  Yes. Yes. That’s probably the bulk of the fan base, but there are plenty of hairy, thirty-something year old men like me that also really enjoy those shows. It’s a phenomenon.

Lily:  All right. Which one is your favorite?

Jeff:  Probably Zayn.

Lily:  All right.

Jeff:  I like him.

Lily:  OK.

Jeff:  I like his style.


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Lily’s kind of surprised because Jeff has told her an interesting secret. He likes the boy band One Direction! Even though most of One Direction’s fan club is young girls, Jeff tells Lily that there are guys like him that like the band, too.

Jeff thinks that many things put together make One Direction a great band. The singers are clean-cut, they make good music, and they are loved all around the world. And the truth is that Jeff just likes them, and he’s not embarrassed to say that he does.

Lily isn’t really interested in One Direction, but she can respect Jeff’s opinion. She likes pop music, too!

How do you feel about One Direction? What do you like or not like about the band?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I can’t stay on my feat…..........Story of my life i take her home….......  idrive all nigt

to keep her war ….......and night….........it’s frooooooooooooooozen

story of my life i give her hope…......i spen her love until she’s broke insiiiiiiiid

story of my lifeeeeeeeeee…................

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02:51 PM Jan 20 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

This is the best subject of English baby ohhhhhhhhh I can feel my hear beat….................

02:44 PM Jan 20 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

come onnnnnnnnnnn it’s incrediblei can’t believe it i really can’t belive they’re my best favorite groupe ohhhhhhhhhhhh i want scream….....Up All night, Take me home and the new album Midnight Memories(Harry,Nial,Zayn,Louis,Liam)


wowwwwwwwwwww i eant jump scream dance….... i don’t know but i love them…....i’m crazy about them


02:41 PM Jan 20 2014 |

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i like them. i like “apologise” by One Direction)))) they’re good, modern,...... 

01:51 PM Jan 20 2014 |




Oh,i like One Direction very much,not for their nice faces,just music such as “one thing”,”what makes you beatiful”“forever young”I feel happy when i listen them,Those can make my day,that’s enough

01:02 PM Jan 20 2014 |




I’m not a big fan of One Direction :D  but they are very popular among my students :D

I think this kind of bands allows young people to express their feelings and the way they see things in life.  Time changes and it’s important to recognize new ways to do things.

I started listen to their music and it’s pretty good,  that song one way or another is very catchy :D  I know it’s an old song, but I like this new version.


01:00 PM Jan 20 2014 |




i love themm im directioner :D

12:45 PM Jan 20 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of


i love “little things” too.its my mobile’s ringtone.

12:25 PM Jan 20 2014 |




Ryan played what makes you beautiful in his class, he acted crazy and made it vivid to show whats “the way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelemed”, malheusement, he is a man with a crew cut. 

10:25 AM Jan 20 2014 |

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one Direction such a good group, and i like them. their song, voice ,meaning everything is super. I guess, one direction guys really clean-cut. especially Zayn. Coool.

07:47 AM Jan 20 2014 |



I’m not a super fan of them but I think they are great !

such as thier song , singing voice and yeah they all have a very good looking.

so maybe I’m one of the many who is into this band.

07:11 AM Jan 20 2014 |




I don’t know any about One Direction. But I will google it later and listen to their songs.  

I still love Backstreet Boys. When I was a child, the wonderful songs,like “I want it that way” “As long as you love me” “Inconsolable”etc..   I bought so many Albums before, but now I can’t find them in my drawer after I moved. >< ><

03:24 AM Jan 20 2014 |



Yeah. I like Zayn too. There are two songs that i love the most, “Story of My Life” and “Little Things”..

12:51 AM Jan 20 2014 |




I don’t know One direction but  ”ooooh, I got a one way ticket to the  bluuuees” :)

03:15 PM Jan 19 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i do love one direction!!!!!!!specially Zayn Malik!!!

03:08 PM Jan 19 2014 |




I’m not totally into one direction, but they’re pretty good. Sometimes I listen to some of the Big Time Rush songs. They’re another kind of boy band and also have a series that is broadcasted on Nickelodeon. :)

01:28 PM Jan 19 2014 |

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