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1.1. 1. KEYWORDS - translate into Danish

1.1.1. award - pris turbulent - urolig eclipse - tilbagegang/fald tabloids - sensationspresse doomed - dødsens infusion - tilførsel defiant - trodsig/udfordrene bouncy - livlig turmoil - tumult vocal performance - vocal performance appearance - udseende indifference - ligegyldig

1.2. 2. Read the text. Use the keywords you have looked up to understand the text.

1.2.1. Amy Winehouse, the Grammy Award-winning pop singer-songwriter whose compositions reflected — and ultimately were overshadowed by — a turbulent personal life and struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, was found dead July 23, 2011 at her apartment in London. She was 27. Amy Winehouse's hit songs included "Rehab," "Valerie," "Tears Dry on Their Own" and "Back to Black." The British-born performer’s train-wreck-style public behavior often threatened to eclipse her talent. Although she received high-profile engagements, such as Nelson Mandela’s 90th-birthday concert at London’s Hyde Park in 2008, she routinely canceled or missed appearances, whether because of bad health or bad manners. In June 2011, Ms. Winehouse canceled a tour after she shouted “Hello, Athens!” to an audience of 20,000 in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Backup singers had to sing her songs and she was ultimately booed off the stage. Ms. Winehouse said living dangerously generated her creativity, and she was often photographed half-dressed and wild-eyed. The English tabloids reported she had suffered brain damage from excessive use of drugs and alcohol. “It sounds like such a wank thing to say,” Ms. Winehouse once commented, “but I need to get some headaches going to write about.” Her reckless life often called to mind the doomed pop stars of earlier generations, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain — all of whom also died at the age of 27. She had a fondness for jazz vocals and 1960s pop, but she roughed up the style to include hip-hop slang and an infusion of profanity. Her music often focused on drinking, drug-taking and chronic infidelity. Her song “Rehab” mirrored her life through its defiant lyrics: “They tried to make me go to rehab / I said no, no, no.” The bouncy song, styled after the early Motown sound and 1960s girl groups, became a hit in 2007. Amid the chaos and turmoil of her personal life, Ms. Winehouse won five Grammy Awards in 2008, including best new artist. She also won for song of the year and best female pop vocal performance for “Rehab,” as well as for record of the year and best pop vocal album for “Back to Black.” She was supported by a first-rate production team in her recordings, but she did not always appear first-rate in live performance. A New York Times music reviewer wrote of her May 2007 appearance at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom, “Her voice glints with possibility: tart, smoky, ready to flirt or sob, and capable of jazzy timing. “What she doesn’t have, and may not want, is the kind of focus older singers brought to their songs,” he wrote, adding that her performance “switched between confession and indiference.”


1.3.1. 1. Who is Amy Winehouse? Amy Jade Winehouse was a known singer and songwriter. Amy was born on September 14. 1983. She died on July 23. 2011. Amy Winehouse, was born in Southgate, London. Unfortunately, she died as a 27-year-old in Cambridge, London. Amy died because of alcohol poisoning. Amy liked playing on her brother’s guitar. After playing around with it for a while, she decided to buy her own. She bought it when she was 14, and began to write music only a year later. Her first album Frank was released on 30. October 2003. Amy had both parents and a brother. Her mum(Janis Winehouse) Was a pharmacist, and her dad(Mitchel Winehouse) was a window panel installer and then a taxi driver. Amy’s ancestors were Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants to London. Many of Amy’s uncles were professional jazz musicians, while her grandmother(Cynthia) was a singer. In 2008 Amy won five Grammy Awards, because of the popular album, back to black which she released in 2006. She also won three Ivor Novello Awards, in 2004 for her song Stronger than me, in 2007 for the song Rehab and in 2008 for her song love is a losing.

1.3.2. 2. Research how Amy Winehouse’s life style affected her health and career. 1. What do you know about Amy Winehouse and her lifestyle? 2. What was her relation to alcohol and drugs? 3. What were her problems? 4. What were her solutions to the problems? 1. She had a wery unhealthy lifestyle. She was a user of alcohol and heavy drungs. 2. She was a user. The alcohol was the reason for her death. She used to mix different types o drungs when she felt like it. 3. Her addiction to drugs and alcohol was the biggest of her problems. 4. She has been in the hospital a couple of times and in 2008 she went to rehab for a short while. Though all of these things took place it didn't seem to help, if anything happend, it only got worse.

1.3.3. 3. Watch the video and listen to the song. Where does the video take place? It seems that the musicvideo takes place in a wery old apartment. Many of the scenes are shot in the bathroom and bedroom, but it's also taking place in what seems like the rehab.

1.3.4. 4. Rehab REHAB LYRICS Rehab Songwriter: Amy Jade Winehouse They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go I'd rather be at home with Ray I ain't got seventy days Cause there's nothing There's nothing you can teach me That I can't learn from Mr Hathaway I didn't get a lot in class But I know it don't come in a shot glass They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go The man said 'why do you think you here' I said 'I got no idea I'm gonna, I'm gonna lose my baby so I always keep a bottle near' He said 'I just think you're depressed, this me, yeah baby, and the rest' They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I don't ever wanna drink again I just ooh I just need a friend I'm not gonna spend ten weeks have everyone think I'm on the mend It's not just my pride It's just 'til these tears have dried They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go

1.3.5. 1. What is the message of the song?

1.3.6. 2. How does the video match the lyrics?

1.3.7. 3. What is rehab all about? Rehab is the place were people with problems(drugs, alcohol or mental) go, get locked up in a room, get food and just sit there. They do this because if the patient cant get their hands on their problem/can't get near the trigger of the problem it will automaticly be solved.

1.3.8. 4. Why does she say no? Because it's a horrible place. Nobody want's to get locked up in a isolated room.

1.3.9. 5. What does she mean when she says “black”?

1.3.10. 6. Who wants her to go into rehab?

1.3.11. 7. How long does the treatment take?

1.3.12. 8. How did she do in school?

1.3.13. 9. What does not come in a shot glass?

1.3.14. 10. What does she think will happen if she commits herself to ten weeks of rehab?

1.3.15. 11. What is it to be “on the mend”?

1.3.16. 12. Does the doctor think she is depressed?

1.3.17. 13. Does she think she is depressed?