Britney Spears – Learn English

24 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 over 140 million records sold worldwide. Britney,

I’m so excited for today’s lesson because we will be learning English with none other than Britney Spears, the global superstar who has sold over 100 million records and won tons of awards. So let’s check out this interview where Jonathan Ross asks Brittany lots of questions about her career, and her personal life. But before we jump into today’s lesson, if you enjoy learning English with your favorite global superstars, we have tons more lesson just like this one to help you. And without subtitles. Just like Connecticut says there is no other channel on YouTube that makes learning English so easy. And so fun. So make sure you hit that subscribe button and the bell down below so that you don’t miss any of our new lessons.

So one question that you know, I’ve always want to ask you this is you’ve been in the public eye since you were 12. Yes, because that was a huge shock. Do you have a kind of

ideal I kind of go like I have this thing where I go into denial a little bit and I’ll put a hat on and I just pretend like I’m like everybody else. And I’ll go out and it really usually works because no one pays you any attention. It’s a sort of a disguise. It’s like a disguise. Yeah.

And so what do you do when you get into that?

And when you have to become Britney again. Does that feel weird?

Well, it’s like, well, I’m used to my show. It’s like a character change. It’s kind of like I’m a performer, so I know how to mentally adjust my head to go there and character. It’s not me. It’s not who I am at all, but it’s like it’s part of what I do. So what would the wheel Brittany be like, man? I honestly I’m kind of boring. I’m really boring. I yeah, I’m boring. I am. I love movies. I love hearts. I know it sounds so boring.

So one question that you know, I’ve always want to ask you this is you’ve been in the public eye since you were 12. Yes, because that was a huge shock one.

If you are struggling to understand Jonathan roses accent Don’t worry because it’s a difficult one, especially if you are not familiar with it. He has a cockney accent, which is the traditional working class accent of London, particularly the east end of the city. Two important characteristics of this accent of fraud and more open vowel sounds and the dropping of consonants. The tag question wasn’t it sounds like

because that was a huge shot one.

Take a look at this example and try to notice how he pronounces the word court and the tag question, aren’t we?

Here’s what’s caught my eye this week. We’re a nation of pet lovers. Ladies, gentlemen. Here’s what’s caught my eye this week. We’re a nation of pet lovers. Gentlemen. Do you have a kind of

the word fantasize reminds us of fantasy and also fantastic. When someone fantasizes about something they imagine or Daydream that they are doing something which is very pleasant or exciting, that they really want to do, but which is nearly impossible. fantasize is often followed by the preposition about as in this example. Sometimes I fantasize about buying an island and moving there with my family.

I do I kind of go like I have this thing where I go into denial a little bit and I’ll put a hat on and I just pretend like I’m like everybody else. And I’ll go out and it really usually works because no one pays you any attention. It’s a sort of a disguise. It’s like a disguise. Yeah.

The verb to deny means to say you did not do something. So if you are or go into denial Do you refuse to accept something or to accept reality? So the word disguised can be used as both a noun and a verb. In the interview Jonathan and Brittany use it as a noun. Sort of a disguise.

It’s like a disguise. Yeah.

As a noun, the word disguise is something you put on so no one recognizes you. A common collocation is a blessing in disguise, which means something that is apparently bad actually delivers a positive result. Check out this example.

Middle School is a blessing in disguise for me. And it took me years to realize that I was the girl who struggled academically, academically due to many learning differences, even though I would try so hard.

And when you have to become Brittany again, does that feel weird?

Well, it’s like, well, I’m used to my show. It’s like a character change. It’s kind of like I’m a performer, so I know how to mentally adjust my head to go there and character.

The structure be used to means to be accustomed to or to be familiar with. It’s important to point out that if it’s followed by a verb, it comes in the IMG form, like in this example, as a global superstar Brittany is used to going on long tours throughout the year. The word character has various meanings, but in the conversation, Brittany means character as the people in a film, book or play. He or she is talking about herself, in contrast with a common person who does everyday normal tasks. And when she changes to the superstar Brittany, yeah, she enjoyed

that process of getting into things like this. Oh my God, that’s it. It’s all character pieces of a lot of my videos. So yeah, it was fun.

The verb to perform means to act, sing, dance, or play music in order to entertain an audience. We call someone a performer if they do those things.

Okay, actually, they do open your mind a little bit more. I mean, like we’re gonna do but when she performed at the VMAs, and she was like, it was so it was in baby pink. I love movies. I love hockey. I know it sounds so boring. But I’m not like this, like, you know, crazy like go out.

For example, to go to a party or bar or the cinema. Here Brittany is using the phrasal verb go out as an adjective to describe one aspect of her character quality. When she says she is not like a crazy go out girl. She means she likes to do activities at home, such as watching a movie and drinking hot chocolate. Again, she is contrasting Brittany, the superstar with Brittany as a common person.

We had a brief chat before the show. I know you have two young men in your life, your sons, of course. And they’re 1211 now and 1110 and 11. Now one of them is sort of like becoming a DJ. Is that right?

Yeah, his father is a DJ set and he’s actually going to give his dad a run for his money. Well, he’s a very, very good is. He actually when I recorded my record, I would bring it home and let him listen to a lot of the songs. He was like, Mom, this isn’t really good. He would tell me like straight up and I was like, really? Okay, but I really do respect his his ear.

We all mentioned early on you’re single Can you Is it is it easy for you to meet people? I mean, always it kind of tricky because of who you are.

It’s a little tricky. You know, it’s I have a friend at home and he randomly sets me up with people every now and then on dates. And it’s just awkward because there’s so many times that you meet people and it’s just like, too awkward.

Why? Because because they have an idea of you that you’re not or vice versa.

Well, I will say there’s been two days have been kind of cool. And the other than that, it’s just it’s too much. It’s like I went with this one

So who are you looking for? What are you looking for, I guess certain qualities.

I like someone that’s just nice. Yeah, in this world? That sounds pretty

achievable to me, but I don’t know. But some people seem to think maybe they

know a lot about games. It’s just a mind game with guys, you know, the calling back, and then it’s just too much.

It’s just silly. So they’re not wanting you to think they’re too keen. Yeah, it’s just silly. But I would have thought, I don’t even know this, but your britney spears and I would have, they would be key.

We had a brief chat before the show. I know you have two young men in your life, your sons, of course. And they’re 1211 now and they’re 10 and 11. Now one of them is sort of like becoming a DJ. Is that why

his father is a DJ. So he’s actually going to give his dad a run for his money? Well,

he Brittany uses an interesting expression.

All right, that’s the Dark Knight Batman and the Joker giving each other a run for their money in terms of who can commit the most number of crimes.

He’s a very, very good is he actually when I recorded my record, I would bring it home and let him listen to a lot of the songs. He was like, Mom, this isn’t really good. He would tell me like straight up. And I was like, really okay, but I really do respect his,

his ear, be like, is a common slang expression used to refer to what someone said thought or felt? That is all

Like, I mean, it was so strong, I couldn’t function well, because that just the contact of it, I was like, oh, my goodness, he would tell me like straight up. When you tell something straight up,

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You we are mentioned early on you’re single Can you Is it is it easy for you to meet people. I mean, always it kind of tricky because of who you are. It’s a

little tricky. Tricky is the opposite of easy. Some synonyms for tricky or difficult, tough, complicated. Which picture represents something that is not tricky.

You know, it’s I have a friend at home and he randomly sets me up with people every now and then on dates. And it’s just awkward because

if you set people up with other people, you pair them with somebody else for a date or the possibility of a romantic relationship.

So she set me up with this guy that she met on a plane so she gave my number to a complete stranger

randomly sets me up with people every now and then on dates. And it’s just awkward because

the adjective awkward is used to describe situations that are embarrassing and difficult to deal with. We can also describe a person as awkward

and there was however one awkward conversation about my lifestyle that I want to tell you about.

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Well I will say there’s been two days I’ve been kind of cool and the other than that it’s just it’s too much it’s like I went with this one guy and he just like he looked like a lizard. He Britney gives an example of a date she had that was awkward because the guy’s appearance resembled looked like a lizard.

So who are you looking for? What are you looking for? I guess certain qualities.

I like someone that’s just nice. Yeah, and swirls

overall is another way to say in general, when you talk about the overall qualities of someone or something, you focus on all the aspects of them and not on specific details. Two things that make me tick are knowing that I’m helping people learn and grow.

And also supporting diversity initiatives. Knowing that we all come at things from different approaches is so critical to our overall success. Overall, just

This word is commonly used in business to describe innovative ideas that bring positive transformation. The album in the zone, released in 2003, was described as groundbreaking by critics.

So when somebody has a groundbreaking that idea, but business on the floor, and it’s about to have a good run rate, we’re definitely looking at that.

That sounds pretty achievable to me, but I don’t know, but some people seem to think maybe they know a lot about games.

If you say that something you are trying to do is achievable, you mean that it’s possible for you to succeed in doing it. Observe that we added the suffix able to the verb achieve in order to form this word. Keep it simple and achievable. And then once you have that clear focus, figure out what’s the one task that you need to do today

to get that one project moving, or to keep it moving in the right direction. Maybe the one that I know a lot of men are about games. The word game here is about how people act in order to seduce flirt with someone they are interested in having a casual relationship with.

It’s just a mind game with guys, you know, the calling back and it’s just too much. It’s just silly. So they’re not wanting you to think they’re too keen.

Yeah, it’s just silly.

But I would have thought I don’t even know this, but your britney spears and I wish they would be keen.

If you are keen on someone you like them or think they are attractive. It’s often part of relationship games to not demonstrate that you are too keen on the other person intentionally. So this person comes to you instead. Way to your

So one question that, you know, I’ve always want to ask you this is you’ve been in the public eye since you were 12. Yes, because that was a huge shock. You ever fantasize, Do you ever wonder what life would be like if you hadn’t been? Do you have a kind of

ideal I kind of go like I have this thing where I go into denial a little bit and I’ll put a hat on and I just pretend like I’m like everybody else. And I’ll go out and it really usually works because no one pays you any attention.

Listen to part of the song hold it against me and complete with the missing words.

You might think that I’m crazy, but you know, just be a little hazy. But you just cannot do this. But you just cannot. Sort of a disguise.

It’s like a disguise. Yeah. And so what do you do when you’re going like that? And when you have to become Brittany again. Does that feel weird?

Well, it’s like, well, I’m used to my show. It’s like a character change. It’s kind of like I’m a performer so I know how to mentally adjust my head to go there and character. Which pictures show Britney Spears in character.

It’s not me it’s not who I am at all but it’s like it’s part of what I do. So what would the wheel Brittany be like man? I honestly I’m kind of boring. I’m really boring. I yeah, I’m boring. I I love movies. I love hearts. I know it sounds so boring. But I’m not like this like, you know, crazy like go out.

We we had a brief chat before the show and now you have two young Man in your life, your sons, of course. And they’re, well, whatever now they’re 1110 and 11. Now one of them is sort of like, becoming a DJ. Is that right? Yeah, his father is a DJ. So and he’s actually going to give his dad a run for his money.

When Britney says his son is going to give his dad a run for his money, she means he’s going to be a great DJ, just like his father. He has to pay his dad, if he wants to play at a party, he has to go for a run if he wants his dad to give him some money.

He’s very, very good, is he actually when I recorded my record, I would bring it home and let him listen to a lot of the songs. He was like, Mom, this isn’t really good. He would tell me like straight up and I was like, really? Okay, but I really do respect his, his ear.

We all mentioned early on, you’re single, can you Is it is it easy for you to meet people? I mean, always it’s kind of tricky because of who you are.

It’s a little tricky. You know, it’s I have a friend at home and he randomly sets me up with people every now and then on dates and it’s just awkward because there’s so many times that you meet people and it’s just like, too awkward. Why? Because because they have an idea of you that you’re not or vice versa.

Well, I will say there’s been two days I’ve been kind of cool and but other than that it’s just it’s too much. It’s like I went with this one guy and he just like he looked like a lizard. So who are you looking for? What are you looking for? I guess certain qualities I like someone that’s just nice. Yeah, in this world.

That That sounds pretty achievable to me, but I don’t know, but some people seem to think maybe they want a lot of men or about games. It’s just a mind game with guys, you know, the calling back and it’s just too much. It’s just silly. So they’re not wanting you to think they’re too keen. Yeah, it’s just silly, but I would have thought I don’t even know this but your britney spears and I wouldn’t think they would be key

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