B2 Film Stars and Music Celebrities

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being famousFilm 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.

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.

B2 Film Stars and Music Celebrities

Newspapers and magazines are full of stories about famous people and the fantastic (1) that they enjoy. I think it is something that we get used to. We expect to see them wearing costly clothes and, going to fabulous 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) . 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 and they re-marry very quickly, but the same thing happens again.

Ultimately, I think it (7) on the person. I don't believe that being unhappy is a consequence of fame, but I do think that it may be challenging 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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readingB2 First Use of English and Reading Section

You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students.

Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.

For this part, you practice vocabulary word-building by changing different words using a base word.

For this part, you practice how to understand the details of a text, including opinions and attitudes.

For this part, you practice how to understand the structure and follow the development of a text.

For this part, you practice how to find specific information in a text or texts.

writingB2 First Writing Section

You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a story) of 140-190 words.

B2 First Listening and Speaking Section

Requires being able to follow and understand a range of familiar spoken materials, such as news programmes, public announcements and other sources, but targeted at the interests of the learners.

In this part you talk to the examiner about yourself and your life, e.g. your name, school, interests and future plans.

In this part, you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare for about 1 minute. After you have finished, your partner will be asked a short question about your photo. When your partner has spoken about their photos for about 1 minute, you will be asked a question about their photos.

In this part you express ideas with your partner by looking at a discussion point that the examiner gives you.

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In this part, you focus on general aspects of a topic with the examiner or you may involve your partner.

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In this part, you will hear people talking in eight different situations.

In this part, you will hear someone being interviewed.

In this part, you will hear five people talking about different things.

In this part, you will hear an interview.

execisesEspecially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practise so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

 

Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

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