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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

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Angelina was born in LA in 1976. She loved movies and started acting classes to follow her dream of movie stardom. She was rebellious and became a punk with dyed purple hair and tattoos. Her movie career took off in 1997 and within a few years she had won an Oscar. Her 2001 role as Lara Croft in the blockbuster “Tomb Raider” shot her to international fame.

Angelina hasn’t limited her career to acting. She became involved in humanitarian work while filming in Cambodia. She is now a UN Goodwill Ambassador, visiting refugee camps in poor countries. She donates large sums of money to help the plight of underprivileged people. She has effectively used her stardom to highlight world problems.

Unfortunately, Jolie’s personal life has come to overshadow her other pursuits. The tabloids are obsessed with her relationships, especially the current one with Brad Pitt. The couple is now referred to not as Brad and Angelina but as “Brangelina”. The media seem more caught up with what they eat and drink than the important humanitarian work Angelina continues to do.

Helping other people is what truly motivates Angelina. In 2001, she said: “We cannot close ourselves off…and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering.” In addition to acting awards, she has received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. She became the first winner of the UN’s Citizen of the World Award. It seems likely more accolades will follow.

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Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted biographies.


SYNONYM MATCH

Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Are your answers the same as other students’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

rebellious

a.

became successful

2

took off

b.

gives

3.

shot

c.

restricted

4.

limited

d.

wayward

5.

donates

e.

difficulty

6.

plight

f.

rocketed


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

overshadow

g.

awards

8.

obsessed

h.

inspires

9.

caught up

i.

pay no attention to

10.

motivates

j.

eclipse

11

ignore

k

gripped

12

accolades

l

involved

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article:

1.

started acting classes to follow her

a.

her career to acting

2

“Tomb Raider” shot her

b.

more accolades will follow

3.

Angelina hasn’t limited

c.

with her relationships

4.

help the plight of

d.

to international fame

5.

She has effectively used her stardom

e.

up with what they eat

6.

The tabloids are obsessed

f.

dream of movie stardom

7.

The media seem more caught

g.

to highlight world problems

8.

Helping other people is what

h.

underprivileged people

9.

millions of people are

i.

truly motivates Angelina

10.

It seems likely

j.

out there suffering


LISTENING GAP FILL

Angelina was born in LA in 1976. She loved movies and started acting classes ______________________ movie stardom. She was rebellious and became a punk with ______________________. Her movie career took off in 1997 and within a few years she had won an Oscar. Her 2001 role as Lara Croft in the blockbuster “Tomb Raider” ______________________ fame.

Angelina ______________________ to acting. She became involved in humanitarian work while filming in Cambodia. She is now a UN Goodwill Ambassador, visiting refugee ______________________. She donates large sums of money to help the plight of underprivileged people. She has _________________________ to highlight world problems.

Unfortunately, Jolie’s personal life ______________________ her other pursuits. The tabloids ______________________ relationships, especially the current one with Brad Pitt. The couple ______________________ Brad and Angelina but as “Brangelina”. The ______________________ with what they eat and drink than the important humanitarian work Angelina continues to do.

Helping other people ______________________ Angelina. In 2001, she said: “We cannot close ourselves off…and ignore the fact that millions of people ______________________.” In addition to acting awards, she has ________________________ her humanitarian work. She became the first winner of the UN’s Citizen of the World Award. It ______________________ accolades will follow.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics:

Angelina was born in LA in 1976. She loved movies and starred / started acting classes to follow her dream of movie starred / stardom. She was rebellious and became a punk / pink with dyed purple hair and tattoos. Her movie career took off in 1997 and within a few years she had won an Oscar. Her 2001 role as Lara Croft in the blockbuster “Tomb Raider” shot / shoot her to international fame.

Angelina hasn’t limiting / limited her career to acting. She became involved in humanitarian work while filming in Cambodia. She is now  a / an UN Goodwill Ambassador, visiting refugee camps in poor countries. She donations / donates large sums of money to help the plight of underprivileged people. She has effectively used to / used her stardom to highlight world problems.

Unfortunately, Jolie’s personal life has come to overshadow her other / another pursuits. The tabloids are obsessed with her relationships, especially the current / currant one with Brad Pitt. The couple is now referred to didn’t / not as Brad and Angelina but as “Brangelina”. The media seem more caught up / on with what they eat and drink than the important humanitarian work Angelina continues to do.

Helping other people is what truly / truth motivates Angelina. In 2001, she said: “We cannot close ourselves off / on…and ignore the fact that millions of people are in / out there suffering.” In addition to acting awards, she has received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. She became the first winner of the UN’s Citizen of the World Award. It seems likeable / likely more accolades will follow.


SPELLING

The underlined, jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1
 

1.

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2.

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3.

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Paragraph 2
 

5.

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6.

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7.

visiting efeugre camps in poor countries

8.

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Paragraph 3
 

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10.

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11.

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12.

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Paragraph 4
 

13.

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15.

she has rcieeedv wide recognition for her humanitarian work

16.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

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obsessed with her relationships, especially the current one with Brad Pitt. The couple is now referred to not as Brad and Angelina

(    )

 

Helping other people is what truly motivates Angelina. In 2001, she said: “We cannot close ourselves off…and ignore the

(    )

 

blockbuster “Tomb Raider” shot her to international fame.

(    )

 

tattoos. Her movie career took off in 1997 and within a few years she had won an Oscar. Her 2001 role as Lara Croft in the

(    )

 

plight of underprivileged people. She has effectively used her stardom to highlight world problems.

(    )

 

humanitarian work Angelina continues to do.

(    )

 

filming in Cambodia. She is now a UN Goodwill Ambassador, visiting refugee

(    )

 

fact that millions of people are out there suffering.” In addition to acting awards, she has received wide recognition for

(    )

 

camps in poor countries. She donates large sums of money to help the

(    )

 

but as “Brangelina”. The media seem more caught up with what they eat and drink than the important

(    )

 

her humanitarian work. She became the first winner of the UN’s Citizen of the World Award. It seems likely more accolades will follow.

(    )

 

Unfortunately, Jolie’s personal life has come to overshadow her other pursuits. The tabloids are

(    )

 

dream of movie stardom. She was rebellious and became a punk with dyed purple hair and

(    )

 

Angelina hasn’t limited her career to acting. She became involved in humanitarian work while

1  )

 

Angelina was born in LA in 1976. She loved movies and started acting classes to follow her


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With your partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

to   her   of   stardom   follow   dream   movie

2.

hair   a   with   purple   became   punk   dyed

3.

Angelina   limited   career   acting   hasn’t   her   to

4.

camps   refugee   visiting   countries   poor   in

5.

to   world   used   stardom   highlight   problems   her

6.

The   are   with   relationships   tabloids   obsessed   her

7.

with   eat   seem   up   they   media   caught   what   The   more

8.

Angelina   motivates   truly   what   is   people   other   Helping

9.

of   people  are   out   there   suffering  ignore  the   fact  that   millions

10.

accolades   follow   seems   more   will   It   likely


DISCUSSION (Write your questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

What do you know about Angelina Jolie?

2.

Would you like to meet Angelina Jolie?

3.

What would you like to know about Angelina Jolie and why?

4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

What did you learn from this text about Angelina Jolie?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Angelina Jolie?

3.

What would her answers be to those questions?

4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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THE ANGELINA JOLIE SURVEY

Write five questions about Angelina Jolie in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about Angelina Jolie for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Angelina Jolie. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. ANGELINA JOLIE POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Angelina Jolie. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Angelina Jolie. Include an imaginary interview with her. Write about what she does every day and what she thinks about.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to Angelina Jolie. Ask her three questions about her life. Give her three suggestions on what she should do in her future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Angelina Jolie expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

rebellious

a.

wayward

2

took off

b.

became successful

3.

shot

c.

rocketed

4.

limited

d.

restricted

5.

donates

e.

gives

6.

plight

f.

difficulty


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

overshadow

g.

eclipse

8.

obsessed

h.

gripped

9.

caught up

i.

involved

10.

motivates

j.

inspires

11

ignore

k

pay no attention to

12

accolades

l

awards

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

started acting classes to follow her

a.

dream of movie stardom

2

“Tomb Raider” shot her

b.

to international fame

3.

Angelina hasn’t limited

c.

her career to acting

4.

help the plight of

d.

underprivileged people

5.

She has effectively used her stardom

e.

to highlight world problems

6.

The tabloids are obsessed

f.

with her relationships

7.

The media seem more caught

g.

up with what they eat

8.

Helping other people is what

h.

truly motivates Angelina

9.

millions of people are

i.

out there suffering

10.

It seems likely

j.

more accolades will follow

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