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The Oscars 2017

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ID: 3030 Upper Intermediate
In this lesson, we take a look at the 89th Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. Who will win? Will La La Land scoop all the top prizes, or could other dark horses like Manchester by the Sea or Moonlight take the win? Find out how people in Asia watch the awards ceremony, and how social media has changed how we consume news.
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一年一度 yī nián yí dù annual
传统 chuántǒng traditional
入围 rùwéi to be nominated
呼声 hūshēng hype; support
一年一度的奥斯卡颁奖典礼又要到了,要不要来我家看?
yī nián yīdù de àosīkǎ bānjiǎngdiǎnlǐ yòu yào dào le ,yào bù yào lái wǒjiā kàn ?
The annual Academy Awards ceremony is almost here. Do you want to come to watch it at my house?
还要问吗?这是我们影痴二人组每年的传统不是吗?
hái yào wèn ma ?zhè shì wǒmen yǐngchī èrrénzǔ měinián de chuántǒng bùshìma ?
Do you even need to ask? Isn't that our annual film-nerd tradition?
说是这么说,但开始工作以后,就没有办法像以前一样把每部入围的片子都看过一遍,像今年,只看了呼声比较高的几部,有时都不好意思说自己是影痴了。
shuō shì zhèmeshuō ,dàn kāishǐ gōngzuò yǐhòu ,jiù méiyǒu bànfǎ xiàng yǐqián yīyàng bǎ měi bù rùwéi de piānzi dōu kàn guò yī biàn ,xiàng jīnnián ,zhī kàn le hūshēng bǐjiào gāo de jǐ bù ,yǒushí dōu bùhǎoyìsi shuō zìjǐ shì yǐngchī le 。
Although you say that, after starting work, I haven't been able to watch every single nominated film like before. Like this year, I only saw the films that had the most hype around them. Sometimes I feel unworthy to call myself a film nerd.
你当然是!我身边也只有你能跟我聊电影了,正想跟你说,我觉得今年最佳影片非"爱乐之城"莫属,它实在是一部非常讨喜的片子。
nǐ dāngrán shì !wǒ shēnbiān yě zhǐyǒu nǐ néng gēn wǒ liáo diànyǐng le ,zhèng xiǎng gēn nǐ shuō ,wǒ juéde jīnnián zuìjiā yǐngpiàn fēi "àilèzhīchéng "mòshǔ ,tā really shì yī bù fēicháng tǎoxǐ de piānzi 。
Of course you are! You're the only one I know that I can talk about films with. I wanted to tell you just now, I think this year's Best Picture "La La Land" is really deserving. It's a really likeable film.
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