Học tiếng Anh cùng người nổi tiếng: Britney spears

Học tiếng Anh cùng người nổi tiếng: Britney Spears

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Học tiếng Anh cùng người nổi tiếng: Ban Ki-moon

Học tiếng Anh cùng người nổi tiếng: Cristiano Ronaldo

Học tiếng Anh cùng người nổi tiếng: Jay Chou

Học tiếng Anh cùng người nổi tiếng

THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

Britney Spears was born in Mississippi, USA in 1981. She is one of the world's best-selling singers, having sold over 80 million records worldwide. She also writes songs and acts. She led a revival of teen pop in the late 1990s, which helped her become a star. She is also famous for her problems with drugs and alcohol.

Spears was a budding gymnast when she was a child and competed in many tournaments. She also sang and danced in her local church shows. She spent several summers developing her talent at a performing arts school in New York. When she was 11, she appeared in the Disney Channel's New Mickey Mouse Club. She signed a recording contract at the age of 16.

Spears released her debut single "Baby One More Time" in 1998. It was an instant international success and ranks as the 38th best song of all time. The album of the same name sold 28 million copies and is the best selling album for a teenager. Spears broke many records and won many awards. She had established herself as a pop phenomenon.

Spears was ranked the world's most powerful celebrity in 2002 by 'Forbes' magazine. She released four more albums, which cemented her status as a superstar. Her personal life has been less successful. Her four-year relationship with Justin Timberlake ended in 2002. She married dancer Kevin Federline in 2004 and divorced him in 2007. She is currently fighting for custody of their two sons.

247 words

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.

worldwide

a.

difficulties

2

revival

b.

competitions

3.

problems

c.

promising

4.

budding

d.

globally

5.

tournaments

e.

a number of

6.

several

f.

comeback

Paragraphs 3 and 4

7.

instant

g.

sensation

8.

of all time

h.

confirmed

9.

phenomenon

i.

ever

10.

cemented

j.

responsibility

11

relationship

k

immediate

12

custody

l

romance

PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article.

1.

She led a revival of teen

a.

her talent

2

famous for her problems

b.

less successful

3.

Spears was a budding gymnast

c.

with drugs and alcohol

4.

She spent several summers developing

d.

of all time

5.

She signed a recording contract at

e.

a pop phenomenon

6.

ranks as the 38th best song

f.

pop in the late 1990s

7.

She had established herself as

g.

of their two sons

8.

Spears was ranked the world's most

h.

when she was a child

9.

Her personal life has been

i.

the age of 16

10.

She is currently fighting for custody

j.

powerful celebrity

LISTENING GAP FILL:

Britney Spears was born in Mississippi, USA in 1981. _________________ world's best-selling singers, _________________ 80 million records worldwide. She also writes songs and acts. She _________________ pop in the late 1990s, which helped her become a star. She is also famous for her _________________ and alcohol.

Spears _________________ when she was a child and competed in many tournaments. She also sang and danced in her _________________. She spent several summers _________________ at a performing arts school in New York. When she was 11, she appeared in the Disney Channel's New Mickey Mouse Club. She _________________ contract at the age of 16.

Spears released _________________ "Baby One More Time" in 1998. It was an instant international success _________________ 38th best song of all time. The album of the same name sold 28 million copies and is the best _________________ teenager. Spears broke many records and won many awards. She had _________________ as a pop phenomenon.

Spears ___________________ most powerful celebrity in 2002 by 'Forbes' magazine. She released four more albums, which cemented _________________ superstar. Her personal life has _________________. Her four-year relationship with Justin Timberlake ended in 2002. She married dancer Kevin Federline in 2004 and divorced him in 2007. She is currently _________________ of their two sons.

SPELLING:

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

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

( 1 )

Britney Spears was born in Mississippi, USA in 1981. She is one of the world’s best-selling singers, having sold

( )

over 80 million records worldwide. She also writes songs and acts. She led a revival of teen pop in the late

( )

album for a teenager. Spears broke many records and won many awards. She

( )

dancer Kevin Federline in 2004 and divorced him in 2007. She is currently fighting for custody of their two sons.

( )

Spears was a budding gymnast when she was a child and competed in many tournaments. She also sang

( )

had established herself as a pop phenomenon.

( )

as the 38th best song of all time. The album of the same name sold 28 million copies and is the best selling

( )

Spears released her debut single "Baby One More Time” in 1998. It was an instant international success and ranks

( )

New Mickey Mouse Club. She signed a recording contract at the age of 16.

( )

successful. Her four-year relationship with Justin Timberlake ended in 2002. She married

( )

Spears was ranked as the world's most powerful celebrity in 2002 by ‘Forbes’ magazine. She released

( )

and danced in her local church shows. She spent several summers developing her talent at a performing

( )

arts school in New York. When she was 11, she appeared in the Disney Channel’s

( )

1990s, which helped her become a star. She is also famous for her problems with drugs and alcohol.

( )

four more albums, which cemented her status as a superstar. Her personal life has been less

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

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

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2.

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3.

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4.

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10.

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DISCUSSION (Write your questions):

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

1.

What do you know about Britney Spears?

2.

Would you like to meet Britney Spears?

3.

What would you like to know about Britney Spears and why?

4.

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