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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

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Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop star and actor. He was born on the 1st of March 1994. He wanted to be a musician for as long as he could remember. When he was a child, he taught himself to play the piano, guitar, trumpet and drums. In 2007, his mother posted many videos of him singing covers of blues and soul songs. A record company executive saw one and in 2008 Bieber signed for Island Records.

Bieber's first single, "One Time", reached number 17 on America’s Billboard Hot 100. His first album, “My World”, was released in November 2009. It went platinum in the U.S. He went on tour to promote the album. The 3D movie of the tour nearly broke the sales record for the biggest opening weekend for a concert movie. Bieber also appeared on many prime time TV shows in the US.

Bieber has become an international star in a very short period of time. In 2010 he won the Artist of the Year award at the American Music Awards. He was also nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy’s. Bieber appeared in several TV roles, including in the hit TV series CSI. He has also sung on records for charity to help victims of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes.

Justin Bieber is a modern-day star. He is highly popular on Internet sites. He has over six million followers on Twitter, which he uses to chat with his fans. Romantically, Bieber has been linked to reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez, although Bieber says this was just gossip. He is also often the target of criticism and pranks on the Internet.

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.

musician

a.

copies

2

posted

b.

got to

3.

covers

c.

smashed

4.

reached

d.

uploaded

5.

released

e.

singer

6.

broke

f.

made available

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

nominated

g.

jokes

8.

appeared

h.

put forward

9.

help

i.

very

10.

highly

j.

acted

11

followers

k

assist

12

pranks

l

fans

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

1.

for as long as

a.

just gossip

2

he taught himself to

b.

the album

3.

A record company

c.

TV roles

4.

He went on tour to promote

d.

prime time TV shows

5.

Bieber also appeared on many

e.

he could remember

6.

in a very short

f.

criticism

7.

appeared in several

g.

executive

8.

He has also sung on

h.

play the piano

9.

Bieber says this was

i.

period of time

10.

the target of

j.

records for charity


LISTENING GAP FILL

Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop star and actor. He was born on the 1st of March 1994. He wanted to be a musician _________________ could remember. When he was a child, he _________________ play the piano, guitar, trumpet and drums. In 2007, his mother posted many videos of _________________ of blues and soul songs. A record _________________ saw one and in 2008 Bieber signed for Island Records.

Bieber's first single, "One Time", _________________ 17 on America’s Billboard Hot 100. His first album, “My World”, was released in November 2009. It _________________ the U.S. He went on tour to promote the album. The 3D movie of the tour nearly _________________ record for the biggest opening weekend for a concert movie. Bieber also appeared on _________________ TV shows in the US.

Bieber has become an international star in a _________________ of time. In 2010 he won the Artist of the Year award at the American Music Awards. He was _________________ Best New Artist at the Grammy’s. Bieber _________________ TV roles, including in the hit TV series CSI. He has also sung on records _________________ victims of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes.

Justin Bieber is a modern-day star. He is _________________ Internet sites. He has over six million followers on Twitter, which he _________________ his fans. Romantically, Bieber _________________ reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez, although Bieber says this was just gossip. He is also often the _________________ and pranks on the Internet.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop star and actor. He was birth / born on the 1st of March 1994. He wanted to be a musician for as long / length as he could remember. When he was a children / child, he taught himself to play the piano, guitar, trumpet and drums. In 2007, his mother pasted / posted many videos of him singing covers / cover of blues and soul songs. A record company executive saw one and in 2008 Bieber signed / singed for Island Records.

Bieber's first single, "One Time", reaching / reached number 17 on America’s Billboard Hot 100. His first album, “My World”, was / did released in November 2009. It went / came platinum in the U.S. He went on tour to promotion / promote the album. The 3D movie of the tour nearly break / broke the sales record for the biggest opening weekend for a concert movie. Bieber also appeared on many prime time / timing TV shows in the US.

Bieber has become an international star in a very short periods / period of time. In 2010 he beat / won the Artist of the Year award at the American Music Awards. He was also nomination / nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy’s. Bieber appeared in numeral / several TV roles, including in the punch / hit TV series CSI. He has also sung on records for charity to help victims / victim of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes.

Justin Bieber is a modern-day star / moon. He is height / highly popular on Internet sites. He has over six million followers on Twitter, which he uses / use to chat with his fans. Romantically, Bieber has been linked / connects to reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez, although / so  Bieber says this was just gossip. He is also often the target / aim of criticism and pranks on the Internet.


SPELLING

These jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

be a siicnmua

2.

he tgutah himself

3.

his mother sopted many videos

4.

Bieber nesdig for Island Records

Paragraph 2

5.

Bieber's first nsegli

6.

His first bulma

7.

the biggest pgneoni weekend

8.

mierp time TV shows

Paragraph 3

9.

a very short epodir of time

10.

aelesvr TV roles

11.

the hit TV iseres

12.

vciimst of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes

Paragraph 4

13.

highly olruapp on Internet sites

14.

aeyrtil TV

15.

this was just igspso

16.

the rgeatt of criticism


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

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movie of the tour nearly broke the sales record for the biggest opening weekend

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Bieber's first single, "One Time", reached number 17 on America’s Billboard Hot 100. His first album, “My World”, was

(    )

the Artist of the Year award at the American Music Awards. He was also nominated

(    )

Justin Bieber is a modern-day star. He is highly popular on Internet sites. He has over

(    )

for a concert movie. Bieber also appeared on many prime time TV shows in the US.

(    )

gossip. He is also often the target of criticism and pranks on the Internet.

(    )

long as he could remember. When he was a child, he taught himself to play the piano, guitar, trumpet and drums. In 2007, his mother posted

(    )

in several TV roles, including in the hit TV series CSI. He has also sung on records for charity to help victims of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes.

(    )

Bieber has become an international star in a very short period of time. In 2010 he won

(    )

released in November 2009. It went platinum in the U.S. He went on tour to promote the album. The 3D

(    )

six million followers on Twitter, which he uses to chat with his fans. Romantically, Bieber has been linked to reality TV

(    )

for Best New Artist at the Grammy’s. Bieber appeared

(    )

star Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez, although Bieber says this was just

1  )

Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop star and actor. He was born on the 1st of March 1994. He wanted to be a musician for as

(    )

many videos of him singing covers of blues and soul songs. A record company executive saw one and in 2008 Bieber signed for Island Records.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

long     as     For     remember     could     he     as.    

2.

him     posted     singing     many     videos     His     of     mother.    

3.

to     He     promote     went     the     on     album     tour.    

4.

movie     weekend     for     The     a     biggest     concert     opening.    

5.

time    TV    shows    in    the    US    Appeared     on     many     prime.    

6.

time     of     period     short     very     a     In.    

7.

records     has     for     also     charity     sung     on     He.    

8.

Internet     on     popular     highly     is     He     sites.    

9.

gossip     Bieber     this     just     says     was.    

10.

often     the     He     target     is     of     also     criticism.    


DISCUSSION (Write your questions)

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

1.

What do you know about Justin Bieber?

2.

Would you like to meet Justin Bieber?

3.

What would you like to know about Justin Bieber 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 Justin Bieber?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Justin Bieber?

3.

What would his 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.

___________________________________________________


THE JUSTIN BIEBER SURVEY

Write five questions about Justin Bieber 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 Justin Bieber 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 other search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

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

3. JUSTIN BIEBER POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Justin Bieber. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article Justin Bieber. Include an imaginary interview with him. Write about what he does every day and what he 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 Justin Bieber. Ask him three questions about his life. Give him three suggestions on what he should do in his future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Justin Bieber expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

musician

a.

singer

2

posted

b.

uploaded

3.

covers

c.

copies

4.

reached

d.

got to

5.

released

e.

made available

6.

broke

f.

smashed

Paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

nominated

g.

put forward

8.

appeared

h.

acted

9.

help

i.

assist

10.

highly

j.

very

11

followers

k

fans

12

pranks

l

jokes

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

for as long as

a.

he could remember

2

he taught himself to

b.

play the piano

3.

A record company

c.

executive

4.

He went on tour to promote

d.

the album

5.

Bieber also appeared on many

e.

prime time TV shows

6.

in a very short

f.

period of time

7.

appeared in several

g.

TV roles

8.

He has also sung on

h.

records for charity

9.

Bieber says this was

i.

just gossip

10.

the target of

j.

criticism

ALL OTHER EXERCISES:

Look at the text on page 2.

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