8_9_Betty Boop

This 1930s character is still stealing hearts today
Still stealing hearts after 80 year

 

[Steve]

It’s quite famous as well. What’s the connection with the today lesson? Olive’s voice was done as the same person as Betty’s voice.  

Betty emerged in 1930.

[Chip & Chelsea]

With her dark curly hair and big eyes, Betty Boop “boop-oop-a-dooped” her way into everyone’s heart. “Born” on August 8, 1930, Betty actually started “life” as a dog. But soon her dog ears changed into big gold earrings, and she became all girl. By 1932, she was American’s first multi-talented animated female star. She could do drama, comedy and musicals. Betty appeared in more than 100 cartoons as well as several films. In addition, she appeared in newspaper comic strips (報紙連載漫畫) from 1934 to 1937. Betty last appeared in a film in 1939. Then she disappeared. But she reappeared in the 1980s and gained a new generation of fans.
Today, Betty’s image is everywhere.
She even has a rose and a perfume named for her. Young people buy (one or more pieces of) merchandise(goods) with her picture on it, including cell phone covers, clothing, calendars and clocks. Most likely they know very little about her film days but love her sweet face. While her little girl voice is a thing of the past, her image lives on. No one can take her “boop-oop-a-doop” 

[Traditional Chinese Translation]

有著黑色捲髮和大眼睛的貝蒂,以boop-oop-a-doop打動每個人的心房。貝蒂「誕生」於一九三年八月八日,本來其實是一隻狗,但不久後她的狗耳朵變成金色大耳環,而她也完全變成了一位女孩。一九三二年時,她成了美國第一位多才多藝的卡通女明星,戲劇、喜劇和音樂劇都會演。貝蒂演過一百多部卡通和好幾部電影,此外,從一九三四到一九三七年間,她還出現在報紙的連載漫畫裡。一九三九年她最後一次出現在電影裡,然後就銷聲匿跡了。她在一九八年代再度現身,並擁有了新一代的粉絲。

      如今貝蒂的模樣到處可見,甚至有玫瑰及香水以她為名。年輕人喜歡買印有她圖片的商品,包括手機套、衣服、日曆及鐘等。雖然他們很可能不太清楚她在大銀幕上的風光日子,但就是喜歡她甜美的面孔。雖然她那小女孩的聲音已成過去,但她的形象卻不曾消失。沒有人能把她的boop-oop-a-doop奪走。

curly   /ˈkɜːli/ DJ   /ˈkɜːrli/ DJ US   /’kɝlɪ/ KK US

1.           having a lot of curls or a curved shape 有鬈髮(或毛)的;拳曲狀的 adjective

    • short curly hair 短鬈髮
    • a dog with a curly tail 捲尾巴的狗

merchandise noun /ˈmɜː.tʃən.daɪs/ /ˈmɝː-/ [U] formal goods that are bought and sold

Shoppers complained about poor quality merchandise and high prices.

Japan exported $117 billion in merchandise to the US in 1999.

 

[Ashley & Ken]

K: Well, let me tell you. Having a family is a lot of responsibility.
A: Well, that’s not like I’m going to have one tomorrow. But you know what, Ken? If I had a son, I would name him after you.
K: You would name him after me?
A: Yes, I would call him Ken.
K: Oh, wow. That’s an honor.
A: Well, you are a good friend and I like the name Ken.
K: Well, it’s a good name. Hey, Ashley, you said you would name him after me. Can I say he will be named for me?
A: No, not really. People are named after other people. For example, my sister was named after my grandmother, but we use
name for mostly with things. Cities, airports, buildings, bridges are named for people.
K: So,
name for is when we give a person’s name to a non-living thing?
A: Right, The George Washington Bridge was named for George Washington.
K: And The Lincoln Tunnel was named for Abraham Lincoln.
A: That’s right. Though, you’ll still hear people say
The Lincoln Tuner is named after Abraham Lincoln.
K: So,
it’s not a strict rule?
A: No,
it’s more of a trend.
K: I see. What about named from?
I’ve also heard that.
A: Named from is different. This phrase applies to things only. A town may have some of its streets named from Beatles’ songs.
K: Oh, so the names come from names of things not people.
A: Right, and we use those names of things to name other things, not people.
K: Got it. Well, I hope I can meet little Ken one day.
A: (laugh) Don’t hold your breath.
別期望太高
K: (laugh)

今天的課文提到Betty Boop even has a rose and a perfume named for hername當動詞就是取名、命名,短語name for就是以某人的名字命名,所以有一種花跟香水就是被取名為Betty Boop。如果命名的對象是一個人,那介詞通常會用after,比如說my sister was named after my grandmother,我的妹妹是以祖母的名字命名的,也就是說如果祖母叫做Carol,我的妹妹也叫做Carol。另外一個相關的短語是name fromname from是以事物的名字命名,比如說一個小鎮上的一條街是named from a Beatles’ song,是以甲殼蟲的一首歌名命名的。

Something was named for someone
Someone was named after someone
Something was named from something

[Liz]

[課文] With her dark curly hair and big eyes, Betty Boop “boop-oop-a-dooped” her way into everyone’s heart.
[Tips] boop-oop-a-dooped ~ This word is a noun, but here use it to be verb, verbification (
動詞化). Always in informal situations
*She likes to sing on her way to school.
->She likes to “la-la-la” her way to school.
*Let me Google that information and see what I can find.
microwave ~ To microwave food or drink means to cook or heat it in a microwave oven.

[Michelle]

 

Multi-talented (adj.) 多才多藝的。
Multi-colored 多種顏色的。Multilingual /ˌmʌl.tiˈlɪŋ.gwəl/使用多種語言的。
*Will Smith is a multi-talented actor who plays a variety of characters in his movie roles.
威爾史密斯是為多才多藝的演員在電影中飾演各式各樣的角色。
Animated (adj.) 1. 動畫的。2. 活潑的,活躍的。
*”Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs/dw
ɔːf/” is one of Disney’s classic animated cartoons.
白雪公主和七個小矮人是迪士尼的經點動畫之一。
*”Shrek” is my favorite animated character.
史瑞克是我最喜歡的動畫人物。
*We had
an animated discussion about our Christmas plans.
我們討論聖誕節的計畫討論的非常熱烈。 
Merchandise (n.) [U] 商品,貨物。(v.) 販賣,推銷產品。
*The store’s merchandise is mostly imported from China.
這家店販售的商品大多數是由大陸進口的。
*The product is merchandised through
online websites.
這個商品是透過網路的網站販買的。
Curly (adj.) 捲曲的。<->straight 直的。
[USAGE] SALON: long, medium, short 長,中,短髮。Wavy hair 波浪髮。Curly 很鬈。Thinning 打薄。Hair shampoo洗頭。Permanent燙髮。Hair coloring 染髮。Hair treatment護髮。Hair setting整髮。Nail care指甲保養。Pedicure修腳指甲。
Earring (n.) 耳環。
*She was wearing a pair of beautiful diamond earrings.
她帶一副很漂亮的鑽石耳飾。
Musical (n.) 音樂劇,歌舞片。
*Webber had three musicals playing in London at one time.
Webber
一次在倫敦有三齣音樂劇的演出。
Most likely (adv.) 很可能,多半,大概。
*This information will most likely topple the leader in our government.
這份資料很可能推翻政府的領導人。

 

[Vocabulary]

earring (n) 耳環 Look at Jane’s ears. Do you like her earrings?

multi-talented (adj) 多才多藝的 Kevin can sing, dance and play the guitar. He’s multi-talented.

musical (n) 音樂劇;歌舞片 I love all the songs from that musical!

image (n) 圖像;肖像 The image of Mickey Mouse is on Tom’s T-shirt.

In comic strips

Don’t hold your breath. 別期望太高

image

Belly is a sexy girl.

Belly, whose hair is black and curly, is a sexy girl.

A sexy girl, Belly, with short, curly hair and big eyes is wearing golden earnings  

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