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Prom
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Prom
班级舞会

Past Progressive Tense

Date: May 18 2011

Themes: Party, Romance, School

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense

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At this time of year, teenagers all over the US are thinking about one thing—prom.

Prom is a formal dance that marks the end of an era for seniors in high school. Before they graduate and go off to college, they have one last big party to celebrate. The girls wear formal gowns and the guys rent tuxedos and buy corsages for their dates. Large groups of friends often ride together in a limousine, but nobody wants to go to prom without a date!

Just in time for this year’s prom, Disney is releasing a movie about the big night. Find out if Ella and Amy plan to relive their high school experiences by watching Prom.

每年的这个时候,全美的青少年都在想着同一件事 — 班级舞会。
班级舞会是一场正式舞会,标志着高中学生时代的结束。在毕业离家去上大学之前,他们要举行最后一场盛大的舞会作为庆祝。女孩穿着正式礼服,男孩穿着租来的男士燕尾礼服,还要为他们的约会对象购买宴会襟花。经常会有大帮朋友一起乘坐一辆豪华轿车去参加舞会,而一定不能忘记的关键事情是选定一个舞伴!
恰逢今年的班级舞会之际,迪斯尼即将在此非凡之夜前后上映一部相关电影。看看艾拉和艾米是否计划去看电影,重温她们的高中生活。

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Ella

Ella

Amy

Amy

Amy:  Doesn’t that new Disney movie about prom look fun?

Ella:  It does. Prom seems so long ago, you know, but it might be fun to relive all that experience again. Plus it’s Disney so they’ll make it fantastic.

Amy:  Yeah, it really just puts you back there in high school, you know, all the anxiety and everything that you have around prom, like are you going to get asked out, or are you going to have to go stag to prom or something. I mean, I bet you had a great prom experience, what’s your prom story?

Ella:  It was good. I went with a lot of friends and my high school sweetheart at the time. I remember the funnest part was getting ready. And the big part of prom is like that perfect dress. And I remember when I was searching for that dress, I wanted a dress that I could wear over and over again. And when I look back at it now, I totally can! So I’m still proud of my wardrobe selections.

Amy:  Most girls go with a big, puffy, crazy evening gown that’s just embarrassing.

Ella:  Yeah, that’s not my style.

Amy:  Did you and your friends like rent a limo and have a big party afterward, like a big after-party?

Ella:  No, we didn’t do any of that because we were broke high school students. But it was good for what it was, you know, because you’re 17…Our prom was outdoors, so it was really neat.

Amy:  Under the stars.

Ella:  Yep.

Amy:  So romantic.

 

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Amy wants to see the new movie Prom. It’s about…what else? Prom.

Ella has happy memories of her prom experience. She went with a big group of friends and her date was her high school sweetheart. Her prom was held outside, under the stars.

Most girls wear fancy formal dresses to their prom. Often they are long dresses that the girls never wear again. But Ella wanted something more practical for her prom. She still loves the dress she wore to prom!

What do teens in your country do to celebrate the end of their high school experience?

 

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eduard12

eduard12

Ecuador

well in my country it´s so different experience about prom i mean we have a big meeting and there are meal and we make a cheers there is not dancing and not partying but it´s really cool after all i like it 

11:17 AM Feb 01 2014 |

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aminmoradi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

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09:45 PM Dec 04 2013 |

wannicho

wannicho

China

sadly , high school is extremely busy and stressed out in china , we barely have time to sleep let alone to parties , all of our energe are focused on scores and getting into the right colleage , i think the best we do is just having a get together dinner .I run an online prom dress store http://www.pincesspromdress.com  but the irony party is i probably could never find a good chance to wear them myself except on my wedding celebration 

09:04 AM Oct 11 2013 |

1 person likes this

mahdie66

mahdie66

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

good

01:15 AM Jul 11 2013 |

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freerjw

China

In my country,We do not have such a traditional activity,usually we celebrate our graduation by calling our best friends to go out for a dinner or something.And i have seen some kind of proms from the Internet,I know many country have this custom,it’s just a way to relax,but  after drinking something we chinese girl cannot accpet may happen.

08:21 AM Sep 06 2012 |

fercho_charming

Colombia

In colombia, We don’t do anything, We just receive our diploma, and everyone goes to their houses! That’s it! xD

06:05 PM Jun 05 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

in my country we only celebrate If we get high total for me I get high total so my parents made a very nice prom but we didn’t invite a guys without thier parents because of our tradition :)

12:39 AM Jun 01 2011 |

malegal

malegal

China

IN CHINA, we don’t even need a stupid excuse like “prom” to get some sex before we head to college, where a ton of sex is waiting for us… believe it or not, don’t believe the shit about China being a moral country, everybody now is having a great time fucking its some-2000-year-old moral system that used to function so well in this goddamned country.  

10:41 PM May 22 2011 |

midnight_nightmare

Spain

oh, i have bad very bad memories about that party. Summer comming, classes finishing …, everybody drunk celebrating that…, haha, no… just kidding.

04:58 PM May 22 2011 |

jnain

jnain

Saudi Arabia

except hot farewell 

11:05 AM May 22 2011 |

jnain

jnain

Saudi Arabia

usaully we have party in the school but not formal party but thats up to the administrators – if they see the graduates are good behaveior they would make a party for them  


some student make a party outside the school 


really i have not any experience except  




 

10:49 AM May 22 2011 |

makme

Turkey

this is also night for most of girls to lose their virginity, so when she said ” under the stars” ,I guess she was implying this. :)

04:57 AM May 20 2011 |

bannany

Egypt

In egypt  We have prom tradition here.gone to sharm el sheikh… It was amazing, I loved it :)

03:58 AM May 19 2011 |

osman

India

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03:51 AM May 19 2011 |

EDITH ^.~

EDITH ^.~

United States

Prom is a big day for colleage students. Congrats and have fun!!

05:18 PM May 18 2011 |

m1355

m1355

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

we hold party when accepted in college.

02:53 PM May 18 2011 |

Ryo

Ryo

Saudi Arabia

some  high  schoole  they celebrate   some  are  not 


 i was  not  at  the celebrate   

02:52 PM May 18 2011 |

Bojana

Bojana

Serbia and Montenegro

Actually, my sister is having a prom next week, and I’m so excited for her. She has found her dress, and it is absolutely adorable! And just like Ella said, my sister wanted something that she could wear after the party, too. She has a date for the prom, and everyone has one. If there are more girls than boys, then one boy goes with two girls…. It is a very lovely experience, and I can’t wait for it to happen to me…. :)

10:39 AM May 18 2011 |

yahuichang0821

Taiwan

As for my country, Taiwan, some prestigious high school will hold a Prom.


Unlike Amercian style’s prom, girls all wear very hot tee, not everning dress.


The music style is usually  pop songs , not classic and romatic love songs.


Even though there are so difference between America and Taiwan, the same is the greaturates all expect “something” will happen! (just like a prince meet princess..how wounderful…^^) 

10:08 AM May 18 2011 |

ali behzad

ali behzad

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it’s routine in different countries and just some details differ.

09:46 AM May 18 2011 |

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