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MADONNA

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CONTENTS:

The Reading / Tapescript

2

Synonym Match and Phrase Match

3

Listening Gap Fill

4

Choose the Correct Word

5

Spelling

6

Put the Text Back Together

7

Scrambled Sentences

8

Discussion

9

Student Survey

10

Writing

11

Homework

12

Answers

13



THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


Madonna is one of the most successful singers ever. She exploded onto the music scene in 1983 and has rarely been out of the headlines since. She looks like she’ll continue to wow the world with her songs and performances. This is good news for her millions of fans.

Madonna is in fact her real name. She was born in the US state of Michigan in 1958 and moved to New York City as a teenager to seek her fame and fortune. She began her career in entertainment singing with various New York groups. This opened doors for her to follow her solo career.

She never looked back following the spectacular success of her debut album. Hundreds of songs have followed. Her hit singles include rock and dance classics and timeless love songs. She is also famous for her sexy dance routines in her music videos.

Madonna has had a sparkling and varied career. She has acted in hit Hollywood movies and won a Golden Globe award for her role in Evita. She has also appeared on stage in London’s West End and published a children’s book.

Madonna has been married twice. First to actor Sean Penn. The couple had a child, Lourdes Maria Leon, in 1996. She married again in 2000, to British film director Guy Ritchie. In October 2006 she adopted a baby boy from Malawi. She now lives with her family in a British castle.

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Flesch Kinkaid 6.5

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 to 3







1.

exploded

a.

amaze

2

rarely

b.

search for

3.

wow

c.

burst

4.

seek

d.

different

5.

fortune

e.

hardly ever

6.

various

f.

riches

Paragraphs 4 and 5







7.

looked back

g.

acted

8.

spectacular

h.

movie

9.

award

i.

sensational

10.

appeared

j.

had regrets

11

film

k

took as her child

12

adopted

l

prize

PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article.

1.

She exploded

a.

had a child

2

she’ll continue to wow

b.

fact her real name

3.

Madonna is in

c.

for her sexy dance routines

4.

to seek her fame

d.

onto the music scene

5.

She never looked

e.

and varied career

6.

She is also famous

f.

a baby boy from Malawi

7.

Madonna has had a sparkling

g.

the world with her songs

8.

She has also appeared

h.

back

9.

The couple

i.

and fortune

10.

In October 2006 she adopted

j.

on stage

LISTENING GAP FILL:

Madonna __________________ successful singers ever. She exploded onto the music scene in 1983 and has __________________ the headlines since. She looks like she’ll continue to wow the world with her songs and performances. This is __________________ millions of fans.

Madonna __________________ name. She was born in the US state of Michigan in 1958 and moved to New York City __________________ seek her fame and fortune. She began her career in entertainment singing with various New York groups. This __________________ her to follow her solo career.

She __________________ following the spectacular success of her debut album. Hundreds of songs have followed. Her hit singles include rock and dance classics __________________ songs. She is also famous for her sexy dance __________________ music videos.

Madonna __________________ and varied career. She has acted in hit Hollywood movies and won a Golden Globe award __________________ Evita. She __________________ stage in London’s West End and published a children’s book.

Madonna has __________________. First to actor Sean Penn. The couple had a child, Lourdes Maria Leon, in 1996. She __________________ 2000, to British film director Guy Ritchie. In October 2006 she adopted a baby boy from Malawi. She __________________ family in a British castle.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD:


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

Madonna is one of the most successful singers never / ever. She exploded / explosion onto the music scene in 1983 and has rarely been out of the headlines since. She looks like she’ll continue to wow / wowed the world with her songs and performances. This is good news for her millions of fans.

Madonna is in real / fact her real name. She was born in the US state of Michigan in 1958 and moved to New York City as / was a teenager to seek her fame and fortune. She began her career in entertainment singing with various New York groups. This opened doors for her to following / follow her solo career.

She never looked back following / follow the spectacular success of her debut album. Hundreds of songs have followed. Her hit singles include rock and dance classics / classical and timeless love songs. She is also famous for her sexy dance habits / routines in her music videos.

Madonna has had a sparkling and various / varied career. She has acted in hit Hollywood movies and won a Golden Globe award for her role / roll in Evita. She has also appeared on stage in London’s West End and publishing / published a children’s book.

Madonna has been married / marriage twice. First to actor Sean Penn. The couple had a child, Lourdes Maria Leon, in 1996. She married again in 2000, to British film director Guy Ritchie. In October 2006 she adopted / adapted a baby boy from Malawi. She now / know lives with her family in a British castle.


SPELLING:


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

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

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8.

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9.

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Paragraph 4

10.

Madonna has had a sparkling and dieavr career


11.

won a Golden Globe radaw for her role in Evita


12.

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Paragraph 5

13.

Madonna has been married tciwe


14.

The elucop had a child


15.

In October 2006 she eatodpd a baby boy

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER


Number these lines in the correct order.

( )

and performances. This is good news for her millions of fans.

( )

Madonna has had a sparkling and varied career. She has acted in hit Hollywood movies and

( )

She never looked back following the spectacular success of her debut album. Hundreds of songs have

( )

to actor Sean Penn. The couple had a child, Lourdes Maria Leon, in 1996. She married again in 2000, to British film

( )

dance routines in her music videos.

( )

of the headlines since. She looks like she’ll continue to wow the world with her songs

( 1 )

Madonna is one of the most successful singers ever. She exploded onto the music scene in 1983 and has rarely been out

( )

director Guy Ritchie. In October 2006 she adopted a baby boy from Malawi. She

( )

won a Golden Globe award for her role in Evita. She has also appeared on stage in London’s West End and published a children’s book.

( )

New York groups. This opened doors for her to follow her solo career.

( )

Madonna is in fact her real name. She was born in the US state of Michigan in 1958 and moved

( )

followed. Her hit singles include rock and dance classics and timeless love songs. She is also famous for her sexy

( )

to New York City as a teenager to seek her fame and fortune. She began her career in entertainment singing with various

( )

Madonna has been married twice. First

( )

now lives with her family in a British castle.

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES


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

1.

successful ever of most singers one the

2.

she’ll world continue She to looks wow like the

3.

Madonna in her name is fact real

4.

fortune fame seek and her

5.

debut the success her album spectacular of

6.

her for famous routines dance sexy

7.

sparkling a had has Madonna career varied and

8.

stage on appeared also has She

9.

in married 2000 again She

10.

adopted baby from she a boy Malawi

DISCUSSION (Write your questions):


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

1.

What do you know about Madonna?

2.

Would you like to meet Madonna?

3.

What would you like to know about Madonna 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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MADONNA




DISCUSSION (Write your questions):


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

1.

What did you learn from this text about Madonna?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Madonna?

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 MADONNA SURVEY:


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

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

ANSWERS


SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 to 3







1.

exploded

a.

burst

2

rarely

b.

hardly ever

3.

wow

c.

amaze

4.

seek

d.

search for

5.

fortune

e.

riches

6.

various

f.

different

Paragraphs 4 and 5







7.

looked back

g.

had regrets

8.

spectacular

h.

sensational

9.

award

i.

prize

10.

appeared

j.

acted

11

film

k

movie

12

adopted

l

took as her child

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

She exploded

a.

onto the music scene

2

she’ll continue to wow

b.

the world with her songs

3.

Madonna is in

c.

fact her real name

4.

to seek her fame

d.

and fortune

5.

She never looked

e.

back

6.

She is also famous

f.

for her sexy dance routines

7.

Madonna has had a sparkling

g.

and varied career

8.

She has also appeared

h.

on stage

9.

The couple

i.

had a child

10.

In October 2006 she adopted

j.

a baby boy from Malawi

ALL OTHER EXERCISES

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