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ESL Intermediate Celebrities

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1. + Can you name some famous people? + Why are they famous? 2. + John Lennon is one of the most + + + + + famous musical artists ever. He shot to fame as one of The Beatles. He co-wrote most of the bands songs, the majority of which are now rock classics. He also helped shape the social revolution of the 1960s. Lennon also achieved fame as a peace activist. On 8th December 1980, Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York apartment by a deranged fan. 3. + Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one 4. + Would you like to be famous? Why? + Are famous people happy? 5. + Forbes Magazine released its Celebrity 100 ranking of the 100 wealthiest and most powerful celebrities in the world. + And with an estimated net worth of roughly $77 million dollars, TV host Oprah Winfrey reclaims her spot at first place. + The Celebrity 100 measures money and fame, including estimated earnings over the last 12 months, and how often each celebrity is mentioned in print, on TV and in social media, 6. NO. 1: OPRAH, $77 MILLION Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.[1] Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was on the air from 1986 to 2011.[4] She is currently North America's only black billionaire.[8] 7. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta , better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop-singer, songwriter, activist, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, philanthropist, and actress. Born and raised in New York City As of November 2013, she had sold an estimated 24 million albums and 125 million singles worldwide 8. Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[4] is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and business man. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. 9. + Which celebrity do you most admire and why ? + Which celebrity would you like to meet? What would you do if you could spend a day with this person? 10. photographers who take pictures of athletes,entertainers, politicians, and other celebrities, usually while they are going about normal life routines. 11. + Would you like to be famous ? Why or why not ? + What are the pros and cons of being a celebrity? + Do you think famous people have the right to have a private life? + What do you think of the paparazzi? 12. + A talk show (American and Australian English) or chat show (British) is a television programming or radio programming genre in which one person (or group of people) discusses various topics put forth by a talk show host.[1] 13. + Role-play: + One person is a celebrity + One person is a talk show host + Ask and answer questions

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