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Orlando: A Star in Bloom 明日的闪耀新星：奥兰多·布鲁
Did you see The Lord of the Rings? If so, you probably remember Orlando Bloom. He played Legolas, the elf whose skill with the bow and arrow terrified his orc enemies. Women worldwide fell hard for Bloom’s handsome face. Overnight, he became an international heartthrob.
But Orlando Bloom is more than just eye candy—he’s a dedicated actor. Back in high school, Orlando’s grades were nothing to write home about. When he was just sixteen, he moved to London by himself to study theater. By following his heart, he found his calling on stage.
It was in theater school that the clumsy Bloom fell three stories and broke his back. At first, doctors feared he would never walk again, but Orlando defied the odds. After just twelve days in the hospital, he walked out on crutches.
Not long after, Bloom auditioned for The Lord of the Rings. He didn’t expect anything to come of it. When his agent told him he had won the part of Legolas, Orlando was beside himself. It was the chance he’d been waiting for.
1.terrify v. to inspire great fear 使恐惧；吓坏
The horror movie really terrified my girlfriend; she was screaming the whole time.
2.dedicated adj. committed to hard work 专心致志的
You have to be a dedicated student to get into Harvard University.
3.calling n. the job that sb. is best suited for or that they were born to do 天职；使命
Mandy fell in love with the piano at age five, and knew it was her calling to be a musician.
4.defy v. to go against; to challenge 反抗；向 … 挑战
I know I’m right about this scientific fact, and I defy you to prove me wrong.
5.odds n. pl. the chance of sth. happening 可能性
The odds of winning the lottery are a million to one.
6.audition v. to try out for a role in a performance 试镜；试演
Every year, countless hopeful actors and actresses go to Hollywood to audition for movie roles.
1.orc n. 妖魔；怪兽
2.crutch n. 拐杖；只柱
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