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Naomi Campbell was one of the most beautiful supermodels of the 1990s. Born in 1970, she hails from London, England. Her mother was a Jamaican dancer. Her father left when she was just two months old. She gets her exotic looks from her Jamaican-Chinese grandmother. Naomi said: "My features are completely ethnic, and I'm proud of them.” 

Success came early for the young Naomi. Her first job was at the age of seven in a Bob Marley video. At 15, a modelling agency spotted her shopping in London and within a year she was on the front cover of ‘Elle’ magazine. The rest is history. She has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines over 500 times.

Campbell has led the life of a celebrity. She was the first black cover girl for ‘Vogue’ magazine and appeared nude for Playboy. She has been linked romantically to Mike Tyson and Robert de Niro. She released a music album which sold over a million copies and was number one in Japan. Her ambitions have also resulted in her own fashion and perfume brands.

Since 1997, Campbell has been involved in charity work. She says one of her greatest joys was working with Nelson Mandela, helping children in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005, she helped create the event Fashion Relief, which raised millions for Hurricane Katrina victims. Campbell also has a less enviable side to her character. She has a history of arrests for physically and verbally abusing others.

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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.

hails

a.

totally

2

looks

b.

seen

3.

completely

c.

comes

4.

success

d.

front

5.

spotted

e.

achievement

6.

cover

f.

appearance


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

nude

g.

delights

8.

linked

h.

record

9.

ambitions

i.

connected

10.

joys

j.

goals

11

impressive

k

naked

12

history

l

extraordinary

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article:

1.

she hails

a.

abusing others

2

She gets her exotic looks from her

b.

the young Naomi

3.

Success came early for

c.

is history

4.

a modelling agency spotted

d.

romantically to Mike Tyson

5.

The rest

e.

from London

6.

the first black cover

f.

her shopping in London

7.

She has been linked

g.

girl for ‘Vogue’ magazine

8.

Campbell has been involved

h.

Jamaican-Chinese grandmother

9.

a less impressive

i.

in charity work

10.

physically and verbally

j.

side to her character


LISTENING GAP FILL

Naomi Campbell __________________ beautiful supermodels of the 1990s. Born in 1970, __________________ London, England. Her mother was a Jamaican dancer. Her father left when she was just two months old. She __________________ from her Jamaican-Chinese grandmother. Naomi said: "My features __________________, and I'm proud of them.”

Success __________________ young Naomi. Her first job was at the age of seven in a Bob Marley video. At 15, a modelling agency spotted her shopping in London and __________________ on the front cover of ‘Elle’ magazine. __________________. She has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines over 500 times.

Campbell __________________ celebrity. She was the first black cover girl for ‘Vogue’ magazine and appeared nude for Playboy. She ______________ romantically to Mike Tyson and Robert de Niro. She __________________ album which sold over a million copies and was number one in Japan. Her ambitions have __________________ own fashion and perfume brands.

Since 1997, Campbell __________________ charity work. She says one of __________________ working with Nelson Mandela, helping children in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005, she helped create the event Fashion Relief, __________________ Hurricane Katrina victims. Campbell also has a less impressive side to her character. She has a history of arrests for physically and __________________.


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

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

Naomi Campbell was one of / for the most beautiful supermodels of the 1990s. Born in 1970, she rains / hails from London, England. Her mother was a Jamaican dancer. Her father left when she was just two months old. She gets her exotically / exotic looks from her Jamaican-Chinese grandmother. Naomi said: "My features are completely ethnic, and I'm proud / pride of them.”

Success came early for the young Naomi. Her first job was at the old / age of seven in a Bob Marley video. At / In 15, a modelling agency spotted her shopping in London and within / without a year she was on the front cover of ‘Elle’ magazine. The rest is history. She has appeared / appearing on the cover of fashion magazines over 500 times.

Campbell has led the life / live of a celebrity. She was the first black cover girl for ‘Vogue’ magazine and appeared nude for / by Playboy. She has been linked romantically to Mike Tyson and Robert de Niro. She released a music album which sold / sales over a million copies and was number one in Japan. Her ambitions have also resulted in her owned / own fashion and perfume brands.

Since 1997, Campbell has been involved in charity work. She says one of her greatest joys / joy was working with Nelson Mandela, helping children in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005, she helped crate / create the event Fashion Relief, which raised millions for Hurricane Katrina victims. Campbell also has a loss / less impressive side to her character. She has a history of arrested / arrests for physically and verbally abusing others.


SPELLING

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

Paragraph 1
 

1.

one of the most bealftiuu supermodels

2.

she iahsl from London

3.

her xotcie looks

4.

My features are completely hientc


Paragraph 2
 

5.

cSeucss came early for the young Naomi

6.

a modelling agency tsodpte her shopping in London

7.

The rest is rtsihyo

8.

She has peadepra on the cover of fashion magazines


Paragraph 3
 

9.

Campbell has led the life of a tblricyee

10.

She has been lkdine romantically to Mike Tyson

11.

She eeelsadr a music album

12.

her own shinaof and perfume brands


Paragraph 4
 

13.

Campbell has been venivlod in charity work

14.

one of her grtaeste joys

15.

eaidsr millions for Hurricane Katrina victims

16.

She has a history of sesrart


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

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Campbell has led the life of a celebrity. She was the first black cover

(    )

 

her exotic looks from her Jamaican-Chinese grandmother. Naomi said: "My features

(    )

 

cover of ‘Elle’ magazine. The rest is history. She has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines over 500 times.

(    )

 

event Fashion Relief, which raised millions for Hurricane Katrina victims. Campbell also has a less impressive

(    )

 

girl for ‘Vogue’ magazine and appeared nude for Playboy. She has been linked romantically to

(    )

 

side to her character. She has a history of arrests for physically and verbally abusing others.

(    )

 

have also resulted in her own fashion and perfume brands.

(    )

 

Success came early for the young Naomi. Her first job was at the age of seven

1  )

 

Naomi Campbell was one of the most beautiful supermodels of the 1990s. Born in 1970, she hails

(    )

 

from London, England. Her mother was a Jamaican dancer. Her father left when she was just two months old. She gets

(    )

Since 1997, Campbell has been involved in charity work. She says one of her greatest joys was

(    )

 

in a Bob Marley video. At 15, a modelling agency spotted her shopping in London and within a year she was on the front

(    )

 

Mike Tyson and Robert de Niro. She released a music album which sold over a million copies and was number one Japan. Her ambitions

(    )

 

working with Nelson Mandela, helping children in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2005, she helped create the

(    )

 

are completely ethnic, and I'm proud of them.”


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

1.

one   supermodels   beautiful   most   the   of

2.

two   Her   when   just   old   left   was   months   father   she

3.

features   ethnic   are   My   completely

4.

Success   early   the   Naomi   came   for   young

5.

was   front   she   the   of   magazine   on   cover   ‘Elle’

6.

the   led   has   Campbell   celebrity   a   of   life

7.

She   has   been   linked   romantically   to   Mike   Tyson

8.

in   work   has   involved   charity   Campbell   been

9.

a   impressive   to   character   less   side   her

10.

has   She   arrests   of   history   a


NAOMI CAMPBELL DISCUSSION (Write your questions)

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

1.

What do you know about Naomi Campbell?

2.

Would you like to meet Naomi Campbell?

3.

What would you like to know about Naomi Campbell and why?

4.

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

1.

What did you learn from this text about Naomi Campbell?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Naomi Campbell?

3.

What would her answers be to those questions?

4.

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THE NAOMI CAMPBELL SURVEY

Write five questions about Naomi Campbell 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.

 

 

 

 

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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 Naomi Campbell 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 Naomi Campbell. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. NAOMI CAMPBELL POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Naomi Campbell. 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 Naomi Campbell. 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 Naomi Campbell. 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 “Naomi Campbell expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

hails

a.

comes

2

looks

b.

appearance

3.

completely

c.

totally

4.

success

d.

achievement

5.

spotted

e.

seen

6.

cover

f.

front


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

nude

g.

naked

8.

linked

h.

connected

9.

ambitions

i.

goals

10.

joys

j.

delights

11

impressive

k

extraordinary

12

history

l

record

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

she hails

a.

from London

2

She gets her exotic looks from her

b.

Jamaican-Chinese grandmother

3.

Success came early for

c.

the young Naomi

4.

a modelling agency spotted

d.

her shopping in London

5.

The rest

e.

is history

6.

the first black cover

f.

girl for ‘Vogue’ magazine

7.

She has been linked

g.

romantically to Mike Tyson

8.

Campbell has been involved

h.

in charity work

9.

a less impressive

i.

side to her character

10.

physically and verbally

j.

abusing others

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