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Film Stars and Music Celebrities is an exercise for the B2 First Use of English set at an Upper Intermediate Level of English. This exercise discusses how these stars cope with their lifestyle.

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B2 First Use of English Part 1 Set 4 (Film and Music Celebrities)

This exercise consists of an article about films stars and music celebrities in which there are 8 gaps. Each gap represents a missing word or phrase.

Newspapers and magazines are full of stories about famous people and the wonderful (1) that they enjoy. I think it is something that we get used to. We expect to see them wearing very expensive clothes and, going to amazing parties. It seems (2) that if you have a lot of money, you will spend it in these ways.

Some people who are rich and famous do manage to have a happy life as well. They get married and have children and, although they have to work hard, they still have time to give to their family. Victoria and David Beckham are just one example of a happy celebrity (3) .

However, money doesn't always bring (4) . In fact, sometimes the opposite is true. Celebrities often talk to the press about the (5) of being rich and famous. Some of them end up drinking too much or taking drugs. The actress Elizabeth Taylor, for example, visited clinics many times for these (6) . The divorce rate is also very high among celebrities. As often their marriages last only a short period of time and they re-marry very quickly but the same thing happens again.

Ultimately, I think it (7) on the person. I don't really believe that being unhappy is a consequence of fame but I do think that it may be very difficult to cope with having a lot of money and fame. Celebrities are ordinary people (8) it all and perhaps some of them are not strong enough to deal with their fame.


 

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