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Haifa Wehbe was born in Southern Lebanon in 1976. She became a model when she was very young and became Miss South Lebanon when she was sixteen. She also married very young and had a daughter named Zeinab. In 1995, Wehbe was runner-up at the Miss Lebanon beauty contest, but was disqualified for not telling the judges about her marriage.

Wehbe and her beauty became famous all around the Arab world and appeared on over 100 magazine covers in 1996. She continued modelling but she loved singing and decided to use her fame to become a singer. In 2002, she released her debut album, titled ‘Huwa az-Zaman’, which was a huge hit across the Middle East. Other successful albums followed in 2005 and 2008.

Wehbe has become one of the most famous Arab singers. She has been on CNN and in 2006 became the first Arab artist to perform with rapper 50 Cent. She is also a TV star and has appeared on countless shows. In June 2005, she launched her own jewellery brand, which is popular throughout the Middle East.

Wehbe is also known for speaking her mind on political issues. Her brother was killed in the 1982 Lebanon War. During the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, she congratulated Hezbollah for its fight against Israel. She does raise eyebrows in more conservative Arab countries with her sexy image. In April 2008, Bahrain’s government banned her from performing in concert in Manama.

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


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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.

runner-up

a.

adored

2

disqualified

b.

stardom

3.

telling

c.

came

4.

loved

d.

second place

5.

fame

e.

informing

6.

followed

f.

banned


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

singers

g.

talking honestly

8.

launched

h.

well-liked

9.

popular

i.

traditional

10.

speaking her mind

j.

artists

11

conservative

k

stopped

12

banned

l

started

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article:

1.

runner-up at the

a.

followed in 2005 and 2008

2

disqualified for not telling the

b.

eyebrows

3.

appeared on over 100

c.

countless shows

4.

use her fame

d.

Miss Lebanon beauty contest

5.

Other successful albums

e.

the Middle East

6.

has appeared on

f.

her mind on political issues

7.

popular throughout

g.

judges about her marriage

8.

Wehbe is also known for speaking

h.

banned her from performing

9.

She does raise

i.

magazine covers

10.

Bahrain’s government

j.

to become a singer


LISTENING GAP FILL

Haifa Wehbe was ________________ Lebanon in 1976. She became a model when she was very young and became Miss South Lebanon when she was sixteen. She ________________ young and had a daughter named Zeinab. In 1995, Wehbe ________________ the Miss Lebanon beauty contest, but was disqualified ________________ judges about her marriage.

Wehbe and her beauty became famous all around the Arab world and ________________ 100 magazine covers in 1996. She continued modelling but she loved singing and decided ________________ to become a singer. In 2002, she released her debut album, titled ‘Huwa az-Zaman’, which was ________________ the Middle East. Other successful ________________ 2005 and 2008.

Wehbe has become one of the most famous Arab singers. She has ________________ 2006 became the first Arab ________________ rapper 50 Cent. She is also a TV star and has appeared ________________. In June 2005, she launched her own jewellery brand, which is ________________ the Middle East.

Wehbe is also known for ________________ on political issues. Her brother was killed in the 1982 Lebanon War. ________________ Israel-Lebanon conflict, she congratulated Hezbollah for its fight against Israel. She ________________ in more conservative Arab countries with her sexy image. In April 2008, Bahrain’s government banned her ________________ concert in Manama.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Haifa Wehbe was born in Southern / southerly Lebanon in 1976. She became a model when she was very younger / young and became Miss South Lebanon when she was sixteen. She also married very young and had a daughter named / name’s Zeinab. In 1995, Wehbe was runner-up at the Miss Lebanon beauty contest, but was disqualified for not telling the judges about her married / marriage.

Wehbe and her beauty became famous every / all around the Arab world and appeared on / in over 100 magazine covers in 1996. She continued modelling but she loved singing and decided to use her famous /  fame to become a singer. In 2002, she released her debut album, titled ‘Huwa az-Zaman’, which was a huge hit / hits across the Middle East. Other successful albums followed in 2005 and 2008.

Wehbe has become one of the most famous / fame Arab singers. She has been on CNN and in 2006 became the first Arab artists / artist to perform with rapper 50 Cent. She is also a TV star and has appeared on countless / counting shows. In June 2005, she launched her own jewellery bland / brand, which is popular throughout the Middle East.

Wehbe is also known for speaking her head / mind on political issues. Her brother was died / killed in the 1982 Lebanon War. During the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, she congratulated Hezbollah for its fight against Israel. She does raise / rise eyebrows in more conservative Arab countries with her sexy image. In April 2008, Bahrain’s government banned her from / by performing in concert in Manama.


SPELLING

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

Paragraph 1
 

1.

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2.

had a auhgrtde named Zeinab

3.

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4.

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Paragraph 2
 

5.

Wehbe and her eyabut

6.

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7.

her etdbu album

8.

Other successful albums owoelfdl


Paragraph 3
 

9.

the first Arab artist to fmrepro with rapper 50 Cent

10.

appeared on uoscentls shows

11.

she udaclnhe her own jewellery brand

12.

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Paragraph 4
 

13.

speaking her mind on political suessi

14.

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15.

She does raise oerswbye

16.

Bahrain’s government nabnde her


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

 

artist to perform with rapper 50 Cent. She is also a TV star and has appeared on countless shows. In June 2005, she

(    )

 

she released her debut album, titled ‘Huwa az-Zaman’, which was a huge

(    )

 

Wehbe and her beauty became famous all around the Arab world and appeared on over 100 magazine

(    )

 

launched her own jewellery brand, which is popular throughout the Middle East.

(    )

 

Zeinab. In 1995, Wehbe was runner-up at the Miss Lebanon beauty contest, but was disqualified

(    )

 

for not telling the judges about her marriage.

(    )

 

hit across the Middle East. Other successful albums followed in 2005 and 2008.

(    )

 

Wehbe has become one of the most famous Arab singers. She has been on CNN and in 2006 became the first Arab

(    )

 

War. During the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, she congratulated Hezbollah for its fight against

( 1 )

 

Haifa Wehbe was born in Southern Lebanon in 1976. She became a model when she was very young and

(    )

 

covers in 1996. She continued modelling but she loved singing and decided to use her fame to become a singer. In 2002,

(    )

 

Israel. She does raise eyebrows in more conservative Arab countries with her sexy

(    )

 

image. In April 2008, Bahrain’s government banned her from performing in concert in Manama.

(    )

 

became Miss South Lebanon when she was sixteen. She also married very young and had a daughter named

(    )

 

Wehbe is also known for speaking her mind on political issues. Her brother was killed in the 1982 Lebanon


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

She   she   became   was   a   very   model   young   when

2.

Lebanon   beauty   contest   Wehbe   was   runner  -  up   at   the   Miss

3.

about   not   her   telling   marriage   the   disqualified   judges   for

4.

on   appeared   covers   magazine   100   over

5.

a   her   singer   fame   decided   to   to   become   use

6.

2005   in   followed   albums   successful   Other   2008   and

7.

In   ,   her   brand   2005   launched   jewellery   June   she   own

8.

her   speaking   for   known   also   is   Wehbe   mind

9.

She  more   does   conservative   raise   Arab   eyebrows   countries   in

10.

from   her   banned   government   Bahrain’s   performing


HAIFA WEHBE DISCUSSION

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

1.

What do you know about Haifa Wehbe?

2.

Would you like to have met Haifa Wehbe?

3.

What would you like to know about Haifa Wehbe 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 Haifa Wehbe?

2.

What questions would you like to have asked Haifa Wehbe?

3.

What would her answers have been 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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HAIFA WEHBE SURVEY

Write five questions about Haifa Wehbe 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 Haifa Wehbe 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 Haifa Wehbe. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. HAIFA WEHBE POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Haifa Wehbe. 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 Haifa Wehbe. Include an imaginary interview with her. Write about what she did every day and what she thought 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 Haifa Wehbe. Ask her three questions about her life. Tell her how important she is in today’s world and how she is missed. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Haifa Wehbe expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

runner-up

a.

second place

2

disqualified

b.

banned

3.

telling

c.

informing

4.

loved

d.

adored

5.

fame

e.

stardom

6.

followed

f.

came


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

singers

g.

artists

8.

launched

h.

started

9.

popular

i.

well-liked

10.

speaking her mind

j.

talking honestly

11

conservative

k

traditional

12

banned

l

stopped

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

runner-up at the

a.

Miss Lebanon beauty contest

2

disqualified for not telling the

b.

judges about her marriage

3.

appeared on over 100

c.

magazine covers

4.

use her fame

d.

to become a singer

5.

Other successful albums

e.

followed in 2005 and 2008

6.

has appeared on

f.

countless shows

7.

popular throughout

g.

the Middle East

8.

Wehbe is also known for speaking

h.

her mind on political issues

9.

She does raise

i.

eyebrows

10.

Bahrain’s government

j.

banned her from performing

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