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Gwyneth Paltrow Makes Glee Comeback (8th March, 2011)

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has made a surprise return to the U.S. television series Glee. The 38-year-old star played sex education teacher Holly Holiday. In her comeback show, she performed a sexy dance to Joan Jett’s song ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me’. Her character warned school kids about the dangers of casual sex. She gave advice about the importance of safe sex, warning: "Just remember, whenever you are having sex with someone you are having sex with everyone they've ever had sex with."

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Glee is an American musical comedy-drama TV series. It is about high school children taking part in show choir competitions. It started in 2009 and has become very popular with teenagers. The mix of music, dance and social issues has been a winning formula. The show has also produced many chart hits that are available on iTunes. It has sold over 21 million singles and nine million albums. In 2010, it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Appearances from Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow add to its popularity.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

made a surprise

a.

a sexy dance

2

The 38-year-old

b.

return

3.

she performed

c.

remember

4.

the dangers of casual

d.

of safe sex

5.

the importance

e.

sex

6.

Just

f.

star

 

Paragraph 2

1.

It is about

a.

iTunes

2

very popular

b.

high school children

3.

social

c.

many chart hits

4.

The show has also produced

d.

with teenagers

5.

available on

e.

its popularity

6.

add to

f.

issues


LISTENING GAP FILL

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow ____________________ return to the U.S. television series Glee. The 38-year-old star played sex education teacher Holly Holiday. In ____________________, she performed a sexy dance to Joan Jett’s song ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me’. ____________________ school kids about the dangers of casual sex. She gave ____________________ importance of safe sex, warning: "Just remember, ____________________ having sex with someone you are having sex with everyone ____________________ sex with."

Glee is an American musical comedy-drama TV series. It is about high school children ____________________ show choir competitions. It started in 2009 ____________________ very popular with teenagers. The mix of music, dance and social issues has been ____________________. The show has also produced many chart hits that ____________________ iTunes. It has sold over 21 million singles ____________________. In 2010, it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Appearances from Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow add ____________________.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has made a (1) ____ return to the U.S. television series Glee. The 38-year-old star played sex education teacher Holly Holiday. In her comeback (2) ____, she performed a sexy dance to Joan Jett’s song ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me’. Her character (3) ____ school kids about the dangers of casual sex. She (4) ____ advice about the importance (5) ____ safe sex, warning: "Just remember, whenever you are having sex with someone you are having sex with everyone they've (6) ____ had sex with."

Glee is an American musical comedy-drama TV (7) ____. It is about high school children taking (8) ____ in show choir competitions. It started in 2009 and has become very popular with teenagers. The mix of music, dance and social issues (9) ____ been a winning formula. The show has also produced many chart hits that are available (10) ____ iTunes. It has (11) ____ over 21 million singles and nine million albums. In 2010, it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Appearances from Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow add to its (12) ____.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

surprises

(b)

surprise

(c)

surprised

2.

(a)

show

(b)

showed

(c)

showing

3.

(a)

wanted

(b)

warmed

(c)

warned

4.

(a)

made

(b)

did

(c)

gave

5.

(a)

if

(b)

of

(c)

by

6.

(a)

ever

(b)

never

(c)

even

7.

(a)

serious

(b)

series

(c)

cereal

8.

(a)

apart

(b)

part

(c)

partner

9.

(a)

has

(b)

have

(c)

having

10.

(a)

by

(b)

to

(c)

on

11.

(a)

selling

(b)

sale

(c)

sold

12

(a)

popularity

(b)

popular

(c)

polar


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

made a russierp return

2.

sex duicaonte teacher

3.

mpedeforr a sexy dance

4.

the dangers of lcsaau sex

5.

She gave iadcve

6.

Just emrbemre

 

Paragraph 2

7.

an American mlucasi comedy-drama

8.

ngkati part

9.

very ularopp with teenagers

10.

social sssieu

11.

aaleivlab on iTunes

12.

add to its trpolayipu


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

star played sex education teacher Holly Holiday. In her comeback show, she performed

(    )

"Just remember, whenever you are having sex with someone you are having

(    )

Glee is an American musical comedy-drama TV series. It is about high school children taking

(    )

sex with everyone they've ever had sex with."

(    )

Series – Musical or Comedy. Appearances from Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow add to its popularity.

(    )

formula. The show has also produced many chart hits that are available on iTunes. It has sold over

1  )

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow has made a surprise return to the U.S. television series Glee. The 38-year-

(    )

21 million singles and nine million albums. In 2010, it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television

(    )

of casual sex. She gave advice about the importance of safe sex, warning:

(    )

part in show choir competitions. It started in 2009 and has become very popular with

(    )

teenagers. The mix of music, dance and social issues has been a winning

(    )

a sexy dance to Joan Jett’s song ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me’. Her character warned school kids about the dangers


WORD JUMBLE

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

1.

television    to    A    series    the    surprise    Glee    U.S.    return.   

2.

star     old     -     year     -     38     The.    

3.

kids     Her     about     character     the     warned    dangers     school.    

4.

importance     the     about     Advice     sex     safe     of.    

5.

Everyone     ever     sex     they've     had     with.    

6.

An     drama     American     TV     musical     series     comedy     -.    

7.

competitions     choir     show     in     part     taking     Children.    

8.

and     very     It     2009     become     in     has     popular     started.    

9.

has     It     singles     million     21     over     sold.    

10.

to     like     its     Gwyneth     popularity     Paltrow     add     Stars.    


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.

________________________________________________________

6.

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WRITING

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

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about TV shows. Include imaginary interviews with the stars of Glee. 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 a star from Glee. Ask him/her three questions about the show. Give him/her three of your opinions on TV shows for teenagers. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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