Saturday, August 30, 2014

Taylor Swift - Interview on Good Morning America

Vocabulary and Idioms from the interview:

Interviewer: Your lyrics are very telling.
Meaning: The words of your songs tell a lot about you and your personality.

Interviewer:  It's so applicable to anyone and everyone.
Meaning: "Applicable" means that the meaning of the words apply to many people in different situations.

TS: We live in a take-down culture.
Meaning: People in our culture enjoy seeing successful people fail because they are envious or jealous of their success.

TS: We did three days of shooting.
Meaning: They filmed the music video for three days.

Interviewer: You're with people who are in successful, creative endeavors.
Meaning: "Endeavors" are projects that are usually new and exciting.

Interviewer: That's what happens when you grow up in front of a worldwide audience. You take a lot of flack.
Meaning: "To take a lot of flack" means that someone receives a lot of criticism, usually negative and hurtful.

Interviewer: I'm so rooting for her on this new album.
Meaning: "To root for someone" is to cheer for her and hope that she or her project becomes successful.

"You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don't understand you. You have to have more fun than they do." - Taylor Swift

Thursday, August 28, 2014

How to Improve Presentation Skills and Confidence

Enjoy the British accent while learning to improve your presentation skills and confidence. The tips are basic, but they work. Try them in your next presentation!