viernes, 8 de junio de 2012
A Moving Story for the Weekend
The internet is a big world where the line that separates the truth from a lie is very thin so I recommend you to take this piece of news very carefully, i.e, let´s presume that what we hear and see in this video is true and then we will have an amazing story.
There is this reality TV show in the USA called "AGT" (="America´s Got Talent"), where all sorts of performers (singers, dancers, magicians, comedians...) of all ages compete for the prize of one million dollars. The people who take part in the show are selected in auditions in different cities in the USA. I guess there are lots of anecdotes related to the programme and here is one of them. This happened when the judges went to Austin, Texas: a 19-year-old boy with a Goth look and a big fan of Marilyn Manson, who told the jury who had never sang in front of an audience, not even his family, started singing opera, an area by Puccini. What impressed me was the way he talked about himself and his life so far; these are some of the words and expressions he uses: outsider, outcast, alienated, not good at anything, used to being rejected ...
Can you think of a moral for this story? What about "never judge anyone by his/her looks?
By the way, the song that you can hear at the end of the video, is Coldplay´s "Fix you." I am a fan so I can´t helping posting it for you to sing along... just for pronunciation practice.