FOY 1 – Lesson 11

WATCH AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

Este é um trecho de um programa americano chamado “What not to wear!” (O que não vestir). Uma pessoa é nominada para o programa secretamente pelos amigos e familiares. Os apresentadores dão para esta pessoa um cartão de crédito com a quantia de cinco mil dólares, desde que a pessoa esteja pronta a abrir mão das suas roupas atuais e de fazer compras seguindo regras (“the rules”) determinadas por eles. A pessoa ganha ainda um novo corte de cabelo e dicas de maquiagem. Este tipo de programa faz parte dos chamados “makeover shows” extremamente em alta nos EUA.

Extra vocabulary:

inner city= centro decadente

thought= (passado de think= pensar)

hard=duro

sort of = tipo

wanna=want to (informal, só usado no inglês falado)

sound= soar; parecer

throw out= jogar fora

should= deveria

take care= tomar conta

excusing us= nos dispensando

took= (passado de take= pegar/levar)

gotta= got to= tem que (informal, só usado no inglês falado)

you have done/ you have made= fez

make a mess (fazer uma bagunça)

be over= acabar

soul=alma

low cut= decote baixo

see through= transparente

Oh. Gosh! = Oh, Deus

jump off from a bridge= pular de uma ponte

flowing= fluindo

rules= regras

stepping over my lifeless body = por cima do meu cadáver

Guys= caras

be crazy= ser louco

private parts= partes privadas

be in tune with your body= estar em sintonia com o seu corpo

have a great time at my expense= divertir-se às minhas custas

found= (passado de find= achar)

confident= segura

secure= firme

smart= esperta

best show ever= o melhor programa de todos

most difficult contributor= o colaborador mais difícil/

best result= o melhor resultado

hips swing= rebolado

outfit= roupa

the closest= mais próximo

the coolest twist= a mudança mais legal

season= tempero

take on the world= conquistar o mundo

let go= esquecer/ superar

 

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New York City: sexy night life style is a necessity, but for Cristina Hernandez it’s her identity. Cristina teaches conflict resolution using drama in inner city schools.

–         I’m sort of attached to be sexy, like… Am I ready to give that up? I thought: this is going to be hard for Stacy and Clinton and I sort of feel bad. You know? It’s just like, am I making them really, really work?

–         That was a great piece… what? You know what? I wanna jump in there because right now I’m feeling… I need a therapist.

–         You do?

–         You know what? This is the therapy, baby, get used to it.

–         Help!

–         Help is right. Help! Help! Help us!

–         No puedo! No puedo! No puedo! Ya no vo …. (in Spanish)

–         I don’t know what she’s just said, but she sounded mad!

–         I know!

–         That’s Cristina that you are throwing out!

–         No!

–         I have nothing left. You know what? I think you should go. You did a great job. Thank you. And I’ll take care of this.

–         Oh. Thanks. Now you are excusing us, you are the boss?

–         Exactly!

–          I just don’t want you guys to work any harder.

–         You! Out! Go! Go shopping! Remember? The rules?

–         I’m taking these…

–         Oh! Cristina we are going to call the authorities.

–         You know what? You took the money. You gotta leave the clothes.

–         Look at you have done. You’ve made a mess.

–         You’ve destroyed me. It’s over. I have no soul. You know what? Cristina? That’s Cristina for you. This, I have no idea who it is.

–         Stacy and Clinton, low cut, see through, hum? You say goodbye…I say hello. Hello. Oh. Gosh! This is something I think I would wear right before I jumped off from a bridge… and you can see me going down… and you can see the dress flowing…

–         Why don’t you show us some things that follow the rules that we showed you?

–         Come on. You can do it.

–         I don’t remember the rules. I was too traumatized!

–         The only way you walk out of this store with that in your hands is stepping over my lifeless body.

–         Guys. You gotta have a little room to be crazy! I mean everything is not like…

–         You got more than a little room. Our private parts don’t talk to us. At least, not that we are going to admit it.

–         You should be in tune with your body. Look at you. Having a great time at my expense.

–         Absolutely not at your expense.

–         I’m going to go and try on what you have suggested.

–         Please, go!

–         Let’s go!

–         I found Cristina today. I have to say that I did! Not that I found Cristina today, but I’ve actually found a better Cristina today. I think that I’ve really have a new fond of appreciation for myself. That’s sort of a maybe little insecure Cristina is gone and this new very confident, secure, smart, intelligent, sexy, fun Cristina is like here.

–         Oh, my God!

–         Get over here!

–         You look fabulous!

–         I feel fabulous!

–         Oh my God! Best show ever! Most difficult contributor, best result. Oh, look at those hips swing. Now, I’ve gotta say this outfit is the closest to the old Cristina that I can see with the coolest twist.

–         This is Cristina a hundred per cent “sazón” all the way through, honey: “sazón!”

–         Is that like “Spanish”?

–         That’s Spanish season.

–         The new Cristina, she is fabulous. I’m too happy with myself right now. I want to go out on the street and just tell everybody: “Look at me!”

–         This is the new me. I’m ready to take on the world right now and I feel that I have the clothes to do it and the confidence. I want to let it go. When you let go, great things come into your life. But it has definitely been an amazing journey because I feel like I’m different not just in the way that I think about what I’m wearing but also about the way I feel about myself. I don’t know how the future is going to be, but I’ll tell you what: I’m going to be open and I’m going to be wearing the right outfit.

 

  1. What kind of clothes did Cristina like before the show?
  2. Did Cristina accept the rules right away? Why did she do that?
  3. What were her feelings during the makeover?
  4. What about after the makeover?

 

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