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Unit seven: Fame

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Reading

  • To entertain readers

  • To criticise celebrities for their extravagant spending

  • To encourage readers to spend more money

  • To point out that fame comes at a cost

The Beckams, who are currently based in Los Angeles...

Fashion icon Paris Hilton´s shopping sprees are legendary; take a peek inside her wardrobe and you´ll find it jam packed with designer labels

… many of whom choose to jet off to an exotic destination for a well-deserved holiday

With its luxurious hotels and secluded beaches

The island boasts a number of stunning beaches

Jhonny Depp have been spotted soaking up the Caribbean sun

In whatever way stars choose spend their money

Vocabulary & Grammar

ADJECTIVES DERIVING FROM VERBS AND NOUNS

Astronomy

astronomical

impress

impressive

differ

different

luxury

luxurious

legend

legendary

nature

natural

Speaking

Heroic

Selfless

Rescue

Fame

Private life

Ambitious

Reality TV show

Privacy

Intrusion

Protect

Invite

Media

Pose

In the limelight

Notorious

Risk one´s life

Brave

Set an example

Trend setting

Support a charity

Red carpet

Shameful secret

Paparazzi are taken tons of pictures

Preserve your personal life

They deal with a lot of money

It reminds me to ...

He has an undeniable talent

Stand-up comedian

Glossary

mingle |ˈmɪŋg(ə)l|

verb

mix or cause to mix together: [ no obj. ] : the sound of voices mingled with a scraping of chairs | [ with obj. ] : a smell which mingled disinfectant and soap.

[ no obj. ] move among and engage with others at a social function: a chance to mingle with celebs.

peek |piːk|

verb [ no obj., with adverbial ]

look quickly or furtively: faces peeked from behind twitched curtains.

secluded |sɪˈkluːdɪd|

adjective

(of a place) not seen or visited by many people; sheltered and private: the gardens are quiet and secluded.

visa |ˈviːzə|

noun

an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country. a tourist visa. the Home Office has extended her visa. an exit visa. [ as modifier ] : US visa restrictions.

boast 1 |bəʊst|

verb

1 [ reporting verb ] talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities: [ no obj. ] : she boasted about her many conquests | [ with clause ] : he boasted that he had taken part in the crime | [ with direct speech ] : Ted used to boast ‘I manage ten people.’.

onlooker |ˈɒnlʊkə|

noun

a non-participating observer; a spectator: a crowd of fascinated onlookers.

trial |ˈtrʌɪəl|

noun

1 a formal examination of evidence by a judge, typically before a jury, in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings: the newspaper accounts of the trial | [ mass noun ] : the editor was summoned to stand trial for libel.

2 a test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something: clinical trials must establish whether the new hip replacements are working.

a sports match to test the ability of players eligible for selection to a team. he cracked his ankle the week before the final trial.

a test of individual ability on a motorcycle over rough ground or on a road.

(trials) an event in which horses, dogs, or other animals compete or perform: horse trials.

delighted |dɪˈlʌɪtɪd|

adjective

feeling or showing great pleasure: a delighted smile | [ with infinitive ] : we were delighted to see her.

limelight |ˈlʌɪmlʌɪt|

noun

1 (the limelight) the focus of public attention: the shock win has thrust him into the limelight.

2 intense white light obtained by heating lime, formerly used in theatres.

notorious |nə(ʊ)ˈtɔːrɪəs|

adjective

famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed: Los Angeles is notorious for its smog | he was a notorious drinker and womanizer.

paparazzo |ˌpapəˈratsəʊ|

noun (pl.paparazzi |-tsi| ) (usu. paparazzi)

a freelance photographer who pursues celebrities to get photographs of them.

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