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Clown Around
Jul 12 2016

Clown Around

Intro 简介

Everyone has a source of stress in their life… and most people have more than one! Maybe, it’s a difficult job or a family you need to support. Perhaps, it is a program of study that you take very seriously. It can be challenging to relax when you have important things to worry about. You might even feel like any minute you’re going to go crazy! When your stress level gets too high, it’s a good idea to let loose and clown around for a little bit.
If someone is “clowning around,” they are not being serious. They are acting funny. They might tell jokes or make weird faces. They might do a dance or sing a song. People usually clown around to entertain others, but sometimes, it can be fun to clown around by yourself. Clowning around is a great way to get rid of stress and get a smile back on your face. After all, laughter is good for you!
The team is feeling pretty stressed out about the commercial they are working on. Watch the video to see how Andy cheers them up.

Dialogue 对话

Andy_H:  The car is about to go off the edge. And then, this explosion happens in the middle of this billionaire’s, like, apartment. But the car got out, and it’s just kind-of flying through the air, and everything goes slow motion because, like, of course. And it’s just like boooooo… busted!

Sheila:  What are you doing? Andy, get off the bench. Stop clowning around, the director is going to be here any minute!

Kelsey:  Sorry, just trying to have a little fun.

Sheila:  Does everyone know their roles?

Dominique:  I think we have a good understanding. I want to make a great commercial, but let’s just have some fun doing it.

Sheila:  Sorry. I take it really seriously. You’re right. There’s no reason we can’t have a little fun. I guess I’m just a little nervous. You are too, right?

Andy_H:  Not really.

Kelsey:  I am. I have a gig tonight. What time do you think we’ll be done?

Sheila:  That’s not what I meant.

Dominique:  I am, Sheila. I’m nervous. I’ve never been in front of a camera like this before. How do you do it?

Sheila:  Well, you try to understand your character, and then you have fun with it.

Andy_H:  Great! Well, let’s have some fun. Can I keep going?

Sheila:  OK. Sure.

Andy_H:  Awesome! Because! Brian is like, “Cars don’t fly, Dominic.” But Dominic’s just gunning it, and he guns it, and they just blow out of…

Sheila:  Oh! There’s the director! Quick, get off the bench! Quit clowning around! Everyone, get ready!

Quiz 测验

  1. Andy is telling a story about __.

  2. Kelsey is nervous because __.

  3. A character is __.

  4. Which of the following is NOT an abbreviation?