throughout the past several weeks, students have been interested in talking about the johnny depp trial. this video from reuters summarizes what happened with useful vocabulary for talking about the trial that will be valuable for u in several other scenarios too.
at :06 in the video, we hear that…
a virginia jury ruled that amber heard defamed her ex-husband johnny depp, a verdict that caps a dramatic widely watched six-week trial detailing the former hollywood couple’s chaotic relationship.
i been dancing in my room, swaying my feet
tryna give you love and a kiss on the cheek
the jury gave me my life back. i am truly humbled.
humbled is used to express feelings of modesty, the opposite of proud. give back means return. it’s used several times in this midnight oil song about returning lands in australia to indigenous cultures.
after the trial concluded, this article in english from agence france-presse (afp) contemplated johnny depp’s future. this was the headline…
Can Johnny Depp’s career bounce back with defamation verdict?
bounce back means recover, become successful again.
will the support johnny depp got during his trial translate into a bounce back for his career?
the article shares the opinions of university of southern california (usc) professor and reputation management specialist karen north…
while a comeback from lurid accounts of alcohol- and drug-fuelled binges could be problematic for someone with a more clean-cut image, depp “has never said that he was a mild-mannered do-gooder. when somebody is a bit of a bad boy… when they’re accused of doing something that involves being volatile, people say, ‘well, i’m not surprised – it doesn’t change who i think that person is’.”
a comeback is a return to popularity. lurid means sensational, shocking & sexual. binge is addictive or excessive behavior with drugs, alcohol, food, shopping, streaming services etc. fuelled refers to what caused the binge. clean-cut means short-haired, not bearded, with a neat appearance. mild-mannered means polite, gentle. do-gooder is the noun equivalent of do good. it describes a person who wants to help other people even if the other people don’t want their help. a bit means a little. involve means include. volatile is unstable.
edward scissorhands and gilbert grape are mild-mannered characters
north also said…
“i think there are studios that will be willing to work with him at this point.” despite a string of recent flops, “he’s almost always been very good for the box office [and depp is] as much in the public eye now as he ever has been because of the trial”.
willing means they would agree to it. despite means it doesn’t matter. a string means a few in a row. a flop is a movie that fails. box office refers to how much money a movie makes in theaters. in the public eye means receiving media attention. as much as is used with present perfect (has been) to express that this is the most media attention johnny depp has gotten at any point (ever) in his career.
the box office is also where u buy tickets to see a movie. hbo stands for home box office
the english practice extra video for this post is a tiktok that includes vocabulary examples of hunky, might, some kinda, cat, rumination, and the like, actually, pensive, pondering, contemplative, huge, cock, dude and boner.
perhaps most importantly, the video indicates two possible applications for the word deep: one that applies to sexual penetration and the other that implies wisdom.
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