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Lady Gaga Makes Her Catwalk Debut (4th March, 2011)

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has made her catwalk debut. She joined other models walking down the fashion runway at the Paris Fashion Week. The 24-year-old singer showcased the autumn/winter 2011 collection of fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Gaga is normally very confident but before she went in front of the audience and cameras she said: "Seriously, I'm so nervous." Her new song, Government Hooker, played in the background as she made her entrance in a see-through black creation.

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Lady Gaga was born as Stefani Germanotta in 1986. She began singing in New York in 2003 and caught the attention of pop star Akon. She released her first album, The Fame, in 2008 and became an international success. Her second album, Born This Way, is due for release in May. She was won many awards in her short career, including five Grammys. Billboard magazine named her as Artist of the Year and the world’s top-selling artist of 2010. Forbes magazine said she was the world’s seventh most powerful woman.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

Lady Gaga has made her catwalk

a.

nervous

2

the autumn/winter 2011

b.

the audience

3.

she went in front of

c.

her entrance

4.

I'm so

d.

collection

5.

she made

e.

creation

6.

a see-through black

f.

debut

 

Paragraph 2

1.

caught the attention

a.

selling artist

2

She released her

b.

in May

3.

due for release

c.

powerful woman

4.

he was won many awards in

d.

first album

5.

the world’s top-

e.

of pop star Akon

6.

the world’s seventh most

f.

her short career


LISTENING GAP FILL

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has made _________________. She joined other models walking down the _________________ the Paris Fashion Week. The 24-year-old singer showcased _________________ 2011 collection of fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Gaga is normally very confident but _________________ front of the audience and cameras she said: "_________________ nervous." Her new song, Government Hooker, played in the background _________________ entrance in a see-through black creation.

Lady Gaga _________________ Stefani Germanotta in 1986. She began singing in New York in 2003 and _________________ of pop star Akon. She ___________________ album, The Fame, in 2008 and became an international success. Her second album, Born This Way, ___________________ in May. She was won many awards _________________, including five Grammys. Billboard magazine named her as Artist of the Year and the world’s top selling artist of 2010. Forbes magazine said she was ___________________ most powerful woman.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has (1) ____ her catwalk debut. She joined other models walking down the fashion (2) ____ at the Paris Fashion Week. The 24-year-old singer showcased the autumn/winter 2011 collection of fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Gaga is (3) ____ very confident but before she went in front of the audience and cameras she said: "(4) ____, I'm so nervous." Her new song, Government Hooker, played (5) ____ the background as she made her entrance in a see-through black (6) ____.

Lady Gaga was born (7) ____ Stefani Germanotta in 1986. She began singing in New York in 2003 and (8) ____ the attention of pop star Akon. She released her first album, The Fame, in 2008 and became an international (9) ____. Her second album, Born This Way, is due (10) ____ release in May. She was won many awards in her short career, including five Grammys. Billboard magazine named her (11) ____ Artist of the Year and the world’s top selling artist of 2010. Forbes magazine said she was the world’s seventh (12) ____ powerful woman.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

made

(b)

make

(c)

makes

2.

(a)

airport

(b)

runway

(c)

gate

3.

(a)

normal

(b)

normality

(c)

normally

4.

(a)

Seriously

(b)

Serious

(c)

Series

5.

(a)

on

(b)

with

(c)

in

6.

(a)

creative

(b)

creation

(c)

creatively

7.

(a)

as

(b)

was

(c)

has

8.

(a)

dropped

(b)

caught

(c)

threw

9.

(a)

successful

(b)

successes

(c)

success

10.

(a)

for

(b)

by

(c)

with

11.

(a)

has

(b)

as

(c)

was

12

(a)

more

(b)

much

(c)

most


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

Pop tpsaeurrs Lady Gaga

2.

fashion drgsniee

3.

normally very ntdcofien

4.

I'm so oenusvr

5.

she made her aetncenr

6.

a see-rtghuho black creation

 

Paragraph 2

7.

tcghua the attention of pop star Akon

8.

reaseeld her first album

9.

an international scscues

10.

She was won many wsaard

11.

in her short cerera

12.

the world’s top-slglein artist


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

Grammys. Billboard magazine named her as Artist of the Year and the world’s top-selling

(    )

background as she made her entrance in a see-through black creation.

(    )

the autumn/winter 2011 collection of fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Gaga is normally very

(    )

confident but before she went in front of the audience and cameras she said: "Seriously, I'm

(    )

singing in New York in 2003 and caught the attention of pop star Akon. She released her first

(    )

models walking down the fashion runway at the Paris Fashion Week. The 24-year-old singer showcased

1  )

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has made her catwalk debut. She joined other

(    )

album, The Fame, in 2008 and became an international success. Her second album, Born This Way, is due

(    )

Lady Gaga was born as Stefani Germanotta in 1986. She began

(    )

for release in May. She was won many awards in her short career, including five

(    )

artist of 2010. Forbes magazine said she was the world’s seventh most powerful woman.

(    )

so nervous." Her new song, Government Hooker, played in the


WORD JUMBLE

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

1.

catwalk     her     made     has     Gaga     Lady     Superstar     debut.

2.

walking     the     runway     Models     down     fashion.    

3.

very     normally     is     Gaga     confident.    

4.

front     Before     of     she     the     went     audience     in.    

5.

She   creation   black   through   -   see   a   in   entrance   her   made.  

6.

singing     2003     in     New     She     York     began     in.    

7.

in     career     was     awards     short     She     many     her     won.    

8.

of    named    Artist    Year    magazine    as    the    Billboard    her.   

9.

The     artist     world’s     of     2010     top-selling.    

10.

world’s     most     woman     The     seventh     powerful.    


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 Lady Gaga 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. LADY GAGA: Search the Internet and find more information about Lady Gaga. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Lady Gaga. Include imaginary interviews with her and her fans. 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.

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5. LETTER: Write a letter to Lady Gaga. Ask her three questions about her life. Give her three of your opinions on her songs, style, image, etc. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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