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понедельник, 6 декабря 2010 г.

70. Intermediate Listening: Audrey Hepburn (1)

This post is a part of a three-part program on Audrey Hepburn. The story is beautiful because it is shared by Audrey's son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer who was asked to relate the story of Audrey, an actress, a mother, and the "best friend." Audrey Hepburn's story has touched a great number of people, and I hope that it will touch you as well. Her life was beautiful because she chose to live a part of it not for her own sake, but for the sake of others. We can truly live when we are willing to give what is most precious to us in this life to those who need it most...

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  1. Pre-viewing assignments:
    Read and translate the following words:

    to recall
    as far back as I can go
    to envelop
    film-buff family
    to pass away
    to what an extent
    to be graced with good choices
    to do something to the fullest extent
    to take something for granted
    open-air market
    to stay in touch with reality
    "a bonnet" of the car
    cherry trees in bloom
    butterflies in her stomach
    a milestone
    a yearning
    to be trapped within
    to track smb down
    to be emotionally scarred
    a British subject
    the first country to be invaded
    the last one to be freed
    to be settled smth.
    to make contribution
    sacred monster
    to get on with smth

    Grammar points:

    1. Watch the video and write out two examples of unreal actions that could have happened to Audrey.

    2. Give some examples of passive forms as they were used in this clip.

    Discussion questions:

    1. Why did Sean say his mother was "graced with good choices?"

    2. Where did Audrey spend about the half of her life?

    3. What was Audrey's children's perception of her as they were growing up? Why?

    4. What were the "two milestones" that Sean was talking about that had shaped Audrey's life?

    5. How did Audrey begin to perform? Some of the information is in Audrey's own interview incorporated into this video.