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French Model in Anti-Anorexia Posters Dies (3rd January, 2011)

A French model who suffered from anorexia and campaigned to raise awareness of it has died from it. Isabelle Caro, 28, appeared in an advertising campaign, showing her dangerously thin body. The posters of her showed her naked body, which was pretty much all skin and bone. The slogan beneath her read ‘No Anorexia’. She weighed just 27 kilograms. She gained worldwide media attention from the posters. This meant she could use TV interviews to warn women of the dangers of eating disorders, especially in the fashion industry.

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Ms Caro was sick for a long time before she passed away. She spent many years in and out of hospitals. She tried many times to beat anorexia but failed. Her acting teacher said her death was “an absolute waste". Caro wrote a book about how she suffered while trying to stay thin. It was called "The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Get Fat". Anorexia is a big problem in the fashion industry. The top magazines prefer size zero models to appear on their covers. This sends the message to girls and women worldwide that very thin is most beautiful.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

suffered

a.

raise awareness of it

2

campaigned to

b.

attention

3.

appeared in an

c.

eating disorders

4.

all skin

d.

from anorexia

5.

worldwide media

e.

and bone

6.

the dangers of

f.

advertising campaign

 

Paragraph 2

1.

she passed

a.

zero

2

many years in and out

b.

absolute waste

3.

her death was an

c.

their covers

4.

she suffered while trying

d.

away

5.

size

e.

to stay thin

6.

appear on

f.

of hospitals


LISTENING GAP FILL

A French model ____________________ anorexia and campaigned to raise awareness of ____________________. Isabelle Caro, 28, appeared in an advertising campaign, showing her dangerously thin body. The posters ____________________ naked body, which was pretty much ____________________. The slogan beneath her read ‘No Anorexia’. She weighed just 27 kilograms. She gained worldwide ____________________ the posters. This meant she could use TV interviews to warn women ____________________ eating disorders, especially in the fashion industry.

Ms Caro was sick for a long time ____________________ away. She spent many ____________________ hospitals. She tried many times to beat anorexia but failed. Her acting teacher said her death was “an absolute waste". Caro ____________________ how she suffered ____________________ thin. It was called "The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Get Fat". Anorexia is a big problem in the fashion industry. The top magazines ____________________ models to appear on their covers. This sends the message to girls and women worldwide ______________________ beautiful.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

A French model who (1) ____ from anorexia and campaigned to raise awareness of it has died from it. Isabelle Caro, 28, appeared (2) ____ an advertising campaign, showing her (3) ____ thin body. The posters of her showed her naked body, which was (4) ____ much all skin and bone. The slogan beneath her read ‘No Anorexia’. She weighed just 27 kilograms. She gained worldwide (5) ____ attention from the posters. This meant she could use TV interviews to (6) ____ women of the dangers of eating disorders, especially in the fashion industry.

Ms Caro was sick for a long time before she passed (7) ____. She spent many years in and out of hospitals. She tried many times to (8) ____ anorexia but failed. Her acting teacher said her death was “an absolute waste". Caro wrote a book about how she suffered (9) ____ trying to stay thin. It was called "The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Get Fat". Anorexia is a big problem in the fashion industry. The top magazines prefer (10) ____ zero models to appear on their (11) ____. This sends the message to girls and women (12) ____ that very thin is most beautiful.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

suffered

(b)

suffering

(c)

suffer

2.

(a)

to

(b)

up

(c)

in

3.

(a)

dangers

(b)

dangerously

(c)

danger

4.

(a)

cute

(b)

pretty

(c)

lovely

5.

(a)

media

(b)

meditate

(c)

medium

6.

(a)

warning

(b)

warn

(c)

warns

7.

(a)

away

(b)

under

(c)

up

8.

(a)

win

(b)

victory

(c)

beat

9.

(a)

during

(b)

for

(c)

while

10.

(a)

sizes

(b)

size

(c)

sized

11.

(a)

covers

(b)

backs

(c)

bottoms

12

(a)

worldly

(b)

worlds

(c)

worldwide


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

sdfreeuf from anorexia

2.

risae awareness

3.

advertising pacagmin

4.

worldwide diema attention

5.

warn women of the dgearns

6.

the fashion rdunyits

 

Paragraph 2

7.

she ssadep away

8.

in and out of isahsotlp

9.

an absolute atwse

10.

a big leomprb

11.

magazines fererp size zero

12.

sends the gmesase


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

out of hospitals. She tried many times to beat anorexia but failed. Her acting teacher said her death was “an

(    )

dangers of eating disorders, especially in the fashion industry.

(    )

Ms Caro was sick for a long time before she passed away. She spent many years in and

(    )

absolute waste". Caro wrote a book about how she suffered while trying to stay thin. It was called

(    )

from it. Isabelle Caro, 28, appeared in an advertising campaign, showing her dangerously thin

(    )

magazines prefer size zero models to appear on their covers. This sends

(    )

read ‘No Anorexia’. She weighed just 27 kilograms. She gained worldwide media

(    )

body. The posters of her showed her naked body, which was pretty much all skin and bone. The slogan beneath her

1  )

A French model who suffered from anorexia and campaigned to raise awareness of it has died

(    )

the message to girls and women worldwide that very thin is most beautiful.

(    )

"The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Get Fat". Anorexia is a big problem in the fashion industry. The top

(    )

attention from the posters. This meant she could use TV interviews to warn women of the


WORD JUMBLE

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

1.

French     A     anorexia     from     suffered     who     model.    

2.

Campaigned     raise     of     to     awareness     it.    

3.

her     showed     The     her     posters     naked     of     body.    

4.

worldwide     gained     She     attention     media.    

5.

disorders     the     dangers     Warn     of     women     eating     of.    

6.

passed   she   before   time    long   a    for   sick    was    Caro    away.

7.

tried     She     anorexia     beat     to     times     many.    

8.

a     suffered     book     about     Caro     how     wrote     she.    

9.

is     problem     fashion     Anorexia     big     the     a     in     industry.    

10.

models     zero     size     prefer     magazines     top     The.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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WRITING

Write about anorexia 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. ANOREXIA: Search the Internet and find more information about anorexia. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about anorexia. Include imaginary interviews with fashion models. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on anorexia. Ask him/her three questions about anorexia. Give him/her three of your opinions on it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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