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ESL 351: Malibu to License Paparazzi


ESL 351: Malibu to License Paparazzi


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To protect celebrities from the photographers who hound them, the mayor of Malibu has made a decision. "All professional photographers who want to take photos of celebrities in Malibu must be licensed. The license will cost $2,000 a year," said Mayor Eddie Arnold. "I know that sounds like a lot, but these people can make a lot of money off one photo."

In fact, a recent photo of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's new baby sold for $4 million. They had contracted with a magazine for the photo, and then donated the money to a charity for children. A couple of years before that, a photo of Brad and Angelina walking along an African beach sold for $400,000. So celebrity photos, contracted or candid, can make a photographer wealthy. But the stalking that goes on can make a celebrity crazy; recently, an actor punched out a photographer.

Stalking can be dangerous to the public, too. Recently, paparazzi in nine different cars chased after Britney Spears as she left a friend's house to go to a nearby restaurant. The driver of one car, intent on beating his competitors, struck a man in a crosswalk. The man was taken to the hospital with two broken legs. Nobody took his photo.

That accident prompted the mayor's decision. The very cost of the license, he said, would reduce the number of photographers who hang around in Malibu. "Good riddance," said one restaurant owner. "Some of them hang around my restaurant every Saturday. They never buy lunch or dinner. They just use my rest room all day long."

The paparazzi, of course, were angry. "We're just little people trying to make a buck," said Ansel Adams. "Most of us never have big paydays. Malibu should collect the $2,000 only if we actually sell a photo."

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*Vocabulary:

• candid:
• celebrity:
• charity:
• competitor:
• contract:
• donate:
• hang:
• hound:
• license:
• paparazzi:
• professional:
• prompt:
• punch:
• riddance:
• stalk:
• strike:
• wealthy:

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 351: Malibu to License Paparazzi

*Vocabulary:


• candid: vô tư
• celebrity: danh nhân, những người nổi tiếng
• charity: từ thiện
• competitor: cạnh tranh
• contract: hợp đồng
• donate: đóng góp
• hang: treo
• hound: chó săn
• license: giấy phép
• paparazzi: săn ảnh
• professional: chuyên nghiệp
• prompt: ngay lập tức
• punch: đấm
• riddance: sự tự do
• stalk: dáng đi kiêu ngạo
• strike: đánh
• wealthy: giàu có

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Malibu cấp giấy phép cho thợ săn ảnh

Để bảo vệ các nhân vật nổi tiếng khỏi các thợ chụp ảnh luôn săn đuổi họ, thị trưởng Malibu đã ra một quyết định. "Tất cả các thợ chụp ảnh chuyên nghiệp muốn chụp ảnh của những nhân vật nổi tiếng ở Malibu phải có giấy phép. Giấy phép giá $2,000 một năm," thị trưởng Eddie Arnold nói. "Tôi biết nghe có vẻ rất nhiều, nhưng những người này có thể kiếm được bộn tiền từ một tấm ảnh."

Sự thực, bức ảnh gần đây của đứa con mới của Brad Pitt và Angelina Jolie bán giá #4 triệu. Họ đã ký hợp đồng với một tạp chí cho bức ảnh, và rồi tặng tiền cho hội từ thiện trẻ em. Hai năm trước đây, bức ảnh của Brad và Angelina đi dọc bờ biển châu Phi bán giá $400,000. Nên ảnh của nhân vật nổi tiếng, hợp đồng hay vô tư, có thể làm giàu cho những thợ chụp ảnh. Nhưng sự việc tiếp diễn có thể làm cho những nhân vật nổi tiếng khùng lên; gần đây, một diễn viên đấm ngã một thợ chụp ảnh.

Sự việc cũng có thể nguy hiểm cho cộng đồng. Gần đây, thợ săn ảnh trong chín chiếc xe khác nhau săn đuổi Britney Spears khi cô rời nhà người bạn đến một nhà hàng gần đó. Một tài xế của một chiếc xe, dự định đánh bại người cạnh tranh của mình, tông phải người đang ông băng ngang đường. Người đàn ông được chở đến bệnh viện với hai chân bị gẫy. Không ai chụp ảnh anh ta.

Tai nạn đó làm cho thị trưởng tức khắc ra quyết định. Giá cao của giấy phép, ông nói, sẽ làm giảm lượng thợ săn ảnh nhan nhãn Malibu. "Tự do quá mức," một chủ nhà hàng nói. "Vài người trong bọn họ quanh quẩn nhà hàng của tôi mỗi thứ bảy. Họ chẳng bao giờ ăn trưa hay tối. Họ chỉ dùng nhà vệ sinh cả ngày.

Thợ săn ảnh, dĩ nhiên, rất tức giận. "Chúng tôi chỉ là nhóm người nhỏ bé muốn gây tiếng vang," Ansel Adams nói. "Hầu hết chúng tôi không bao giờ có một ngày nhiều tiền. Malibu chỉ có thể thu $2,000 nếu chúng tôi thục sự có bán được một tấm ảnh."

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