- any English worries/friends?
- saying too many syllables in literature?
- What word is always pronounced incorréctly? ANSWER: Yep! And I'll ask her.
- You'd've shown fear at contracted verbs, wouldn't you?
- It's our sentence 30%-50% too slow?
- Panicking of short vowels in definitely? NOT the same:
- i.e.:Tim beat/bit Joe in the game
- You can't get in... sorry, full/fool
After pronouncing aloud and confidently the entry .... do the four tasks on Anna's situation .
SITUATION. Anna was diagnosed with anxiety and depression disorder at the age of 14.
TASK1. What should be your advice for her troubles?
Somebody advised her to accomplish the astonishing feat of singing in front of the America’s Got Talent crowd and its famous judges. To forget about the people and the task, just to feel the music from within.
Will she be able to be successful?
Listen to the text:
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
TASK2. Copy what the judges said to her.
- Howard Stern, ...................................
- Heidi Klum, ...................................
- former Spice Girl Melanie Brown ...................................
- Howie Mandel....................................
TASK3. WRITE A SUMMARY of your reaction
TASK4.WRITE the parts you understood from this piece of news.
1) “It felt like my mind had given up on me… I didn’t see a future. I just didn’t want to be here anymore… I felt so bad about myself. I didn’t like who I was,” she said.
2) At one point, her parents were worried that nothing could be done to help their little girl. Then music came along.
3) “We felt helpless. We didn’t know which way to turn and nothing was working and music found her,” her father said.
4) Once she connected with music, Clendening was able to accomplish the awesome feat of singing in front of America. And not only did she sing to them, she blew everyone away.
5) Her performance of “Hallelujah” is beautiful and powerful and pulls at all of one’s heartstrings. As the song starts to build up, the crowd falls silent. They simply just want to enjoy this moment.
6) Her parents have tears in their eyes, the crowd has tears in their eyes and the judges just sit there in awe.
7) “Life is filled with peaks and valleys. You have seen and experienced a lot of valleys,” said Howie Mandel, who himself suffers from OCD. “Tonight, young lady, you are on a peak.”
8) Of course the judges give Anna Clendening four thumbs up, which means she’ll be moving on to the next round. We can’t wait to see what she’ll perform next.
For the full text on Snoopy (and Schulz) , click here.
For a view of the two sides read here.
A) A negative review from some viewer, Mr Arise:
" Such a bullshit sob story i really dislike her from vine and it makes me sad that so many people have to lie to get to where they are. i don’t watch this show but i hope her fake manipulative self didn’t make it past the next round."
B) A positive review from some viewer, Ms Olson-Carden
"I don’t watch TV that often. And I almost never watch this show. But I happened to run across it while watching videos yesterday, and it knocked the wind out of me. Her story is my story, and every other person who struggles with this awful affliction. To have this disorder, and do what she just did in this video, is like
- climbing Mt.Everest or
- swimming ith sharks, or,
- walking on a wire from one skyscraper to another without a net."