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UNIT 6. WORKBOOK Listening Section|
What People Do in Their Free Time
Chaille Stovall made his first film when he was seven. One day he was told that boys mustn't do ballet. Chaille didn't like that. He interviewed male ballet dancers, psychologists and basketball players. He wore ballet clothes in the street and watched the reactions of other children. In 1998 his film "Boys in Tights" won first prize at the Children's Film Festival in Miami. In 2003, when he was 13, he was directing his first Hollywood movie.
Jason lives in the USA. He is a schoolboy. At the end of a long school day, after eight hours of high school he wants to have some fun. He spends a lot of time with his friends. Most of them spend six and a half hours every week on their hobbies. All Jason's friends have at least five hobbies. Jason's hobby is music. He often listens to pop songs and sings free style himself. His favourite singer is Duncan James. Jason thinks Duncan is very talented. He sings with the boy band Blue. Now he also presents TV programmes and sings in musicals. Jason knows all about Duncan. He knows that Duncan's favourite colour is red and that he likes seafood.
When people are on holiday they often like to have fun in the sun. One of the favourite destinations for holidaymakers in the USA is Florida. Not only is it home to Disney world, but also Universal Studios where you can go on rides that link with films. Florida is known in the US for its good weather all year round and many older people go there to live when they have stopped working. In the spring many college and university students go to cities near the beaches to Florida for a short holiday.
Julia Roberts' Niece
Emma Roberts comes from a famous family. Her aunt is the world-famous film star Julia Roberts. Emma was born on the 10th of February 1991. She played in some movies and in 2005 began working for television. She played Addie, a 13-year-old girl who liked to write songs. Emma says, "I have always wanted to do something on TV. I'm so excited."
Emma understands that she has become rather famous. "I don't think I'll be on any magazine cover for a long time. And I know that not everybody is going to say good things about me,' she says.
Emma's hobby is fashion. She loves purses. She always buys a purse when she gets some money. Her mother doesn't like it at all.
Emma says that when she sees Aunt Julia they don't really talk about movies or the business. They cook or talk about clothes and things like that. Julia's advice to her niece is, "Have fun, be yourself and enjoy it."
An Unusual Painter
Jimmy started painting when he was three years old, and when he was five, he was already very good at it. He painted many beautiful and interesting pictures. They were rather expensive but people were ready to pay a lot of money for them. They said, "The boy's pictures are very unusual. They make a good impression on everyone who looks at them. This boy is going to be really famous when he gets a little older. Then we are going to sell his pictures for a lot more money."
Jimmy's pictures seemed different from other people's, because he never painted on all of the paper. He painted on half of it, and the other half was always empty. "That's very clever, everybody said. Nobody else does it."
One day some dramatist bought one of Jimmy's pictures and then asked him, "Please, Jimmy, why do you never paint anything on the top half of the picture?"
"Because I'm small," answered Jimmy, "I can't reach the top half."
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1) John is 16 years old. He likes to visit places he has never been before. Last summer he went to Ireland, a beautiful country of stories and music. He made a tour of Dublin. Next summer John is going to Austria.
2) Some people like to "go to work on an egg" — they eat an egg for breakfast before going to work. But my children have a more traditional cooked breakfast. I make tasty breakfasts, lunch and dinners and enjoy doing that. All my friends know that I also love when they come to me and try the things I have prepared and enjoy their meals.
3) I love buying things and know the most famous shops in London — Harrods, Selfridges, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and others. My friends call me a shopaholic. I don't think I am. I love buying things but I don't often have money to spend on them. So I do window shopping instead.
4) Rose had always loved music. She often visited the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and the Royal Albert Hall. There she could hear wonderful music and singing from all over the world. She always tried to get cheap tickets and bought them an hour or two before her favourite performances, concerts or ballets began.