Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Sunscreen Song

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Ladies and Gentlemen

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you

only one tip for the future,

sunscreen would be it.

The long term benefits of sunscreen

have been proved by scientists,

whereas the rest of my advice

has no basis or reliable

then my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice....


Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.

Oh, nevermind,

you won't understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.

But trust me,

in 20 years youll look back at photos of yourself,

and recall in a way you cant grasp now

how much possibility lay before you

and how fabulous you really looked.

You are not as fat as you imagine.

Dont worry about the future;

or worry, but know that worrying

is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.

The real troubles in your life

are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind;

the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Dont be reckless with other peoples hearts.

Dont put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Dont waste your time on jealousy.

Sometimes youre ahead, sometimes youre behind; the race is long,

and in the end, its only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive;

forget the insults.

If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters; throw away your old bank statements.


Dont feel guilty if you dont know what you want to do with your life.

The most interesting people I know didnt know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives.

Some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still dont.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees;

youll miss them when theyre gone.

Maybe youll marry, maybe you wont.

Maybe youll have children, maybe you wont.

Maybe youll divorce at 40.

Maybe youll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.

What ever you do, dont congratulate yourself too much

or berate yourself either.

Your choices are half chance,

so are everybody elses.

Enjoy your body.

Use it every way you can.

Dont be afraid of it,

or what other people think of it.

Its the greatest instrument youll ever own.


even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you dont follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines!

They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents.

You never know when theyll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings.

They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go,

but with a precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle

because the older you get,

the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.

Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths:

Prices will rise, politicians will philander. You too will get old.

And when you do,

youll fantasize that when you were young

prices were reasonable, politicians were noble

and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Dont expect anyone else to support you.

Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.

But, you never know when either one might run out.

Dont mess too much with your hair;

or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy,

but be patient with those who supply it.


is a form of nostalgia,

dispensing it

is a way of fishing the past from the disposal,

wiping it off,

painting over the ugly parts

and recycling it for more than its worth.

But trust me

on the sunscreen.

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