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The Red Hot Taylor Swift 呛辣甜心泰勒丝






Taylor Swift is one of the most beloved faces in music right now. Known as “America’s Sweetheart”, she has sold over 22 million albums and won a number of music awards. These include ten American Music Awards and six Grammies. Much of Taylor’s extraordinary success is due to the strength of her songs. The songs are composed by Taylor and are largely about her life experiences. As a result, fans are able to relate to the star because many of them are going through the same thing. The fans can thus release their emotions when they listen to the songs.




Taylor’s second album,Fearless, sold one million copies in a week and won the Grammy for Album of the Year. This honor made her the youngest person in history to win such an award. In just a few years it seems that Taylor has achieved more than some people do in a lifetime. Yet at the young age of 23, we can be sure this talented singer’s story has only just begun.






extraordinary [ɪkˋstrɔrdn͵ɛrɪ] adj. 特别的;非凡的

Taiwanese night markets have an extraordinary selection of tasty foods.


compose [kəmˋpoz] v. 作(诗,曲等)


Daniel composed a sad song about his relationship with his ex-girlfriend.


largely [ˋlɑrdʒlɪ] adv. 大部分;主要地

The population in Hsinchu and Miaoli is largely made up of Hakka people.


honor [ˋɑnɚ] n. 荣誉

Receiving a medal for his brave army service was a huge honor for the soldier.


lifetime [ˋlaɪf͵taɪm] n. 一生,终身

Frank hopes he can travel to many countries during his lifetime.


talented [ˋtæləntɪd] adj. 有天资的﹐有才能的

talent n. 天赋

Tina is a talented child because she plays the piano well and is also good at sports.


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beloved [bɪˋlʌvɪd] adj. 受钟爱的

as a result 结果, 因此

go through 经历〔坏事﹑苦事〕







When Taylor was twelve, she learned how to play three chords on the guitar. From then on she spent most of her time practicing, writing songs, and performing. Her ambition was to become a country music singer. However, this would prove to be a challenging goal. Record labels often rejected her and said she wasn’t ready yet. Nevertheless, Taylor didn’t get discouraged and she only worked harder.




Finally, in 2005, she had the chance to perform in a music industry showcase. Her performance caught the attention of a record company executive, who felt compelled to sign her. By 2006, she released her debut album,Taylor Swift, which made her into a country music star.




Now, people think of Taylor as one of the most successful young singers in the world. It took her a considerable amount of hard work and determination to reach such a place. But her story demonstrates that if you believe in yourself and never give up, you can achieve your dreams.




by Johnny Tseng




ambition [æmˋbɪʃən] n. 雄心,抱负

Julie's ambition is to get a Ph.D. in medicine and open her own clinic.


challenging [`tʃælɪndʒɪŋ] adj. 具有挑战性的

challenge n. 挑战

Chinese can be a challenging language for foreigners to learn due to the different tones.


executive [ɪgˋzɛkjʊtɪv] n. 执行长;行政官;高级官员

Donald Trump, who owns various companies, is one of the most famous executives in the world.


considerable [kənˋsɪdərəb!] adj. 相当大的;相当多的

Teenagers need a considerable amount of food when they are growing.


determination [dɪ͵tɝməˋneʃən] n. 决心

It requires a lot of determination to fight and recover from cancer.


demonstrate [ˋdɛmən͵stret] v. 证明


Ben demonstrated that everyone can get into a top college with good preparation.


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chord [kɔrd] n. 和弦

record label n.唱片公司

discouraged [dɪsˋkɝɪdʒd] adj. 灰心的;沮丧的;气馁的

showcase [ˋʃo͵kes] n.  显示优点的地方; 展示会

compelled [kəmˋpɛld] adj. 必要的

debut [dɪˋbju] n. 首次露面;初次登台

make into  将...改变成(或转变成)...


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