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I like ………’s place, because ………………………..

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Biographies

A) Use the simple past tense and fill in the gaps with the following verbs:

Be (4X) – go (X4) – make (X3) – live – love – hear – sing – buy – become (X2) – return

Elvis Presley …………………in a very poor family,  he ……………….. music so he ………………… to church every Sunday and ………………. in the choir.
When he ……………….. 13, his mother ……………………him a guitar.
, in 1954, he ……………… to a recording Studio called Sun Records. He wanted to make a record for his mother’s birthday. The secretary at the studio ………………….. Elvis singing and she told her boss, Sam Phillips. Phillips ………………………..Elvis’ manager and Elvis ……………… his first single – That’s All Right Mama. People called him “The King of Rock and Roll Music”  he ……………………… very popular all over the world.
In 1955 Elvis appeared on TV in New York.
After that, in 1956, he ……………..to Hollywood and ………………..his first film ’Love me tender’. In the next two years, he …………………….many songs.
, in 1958 he joined the American army and ……………….to Germany to be a soldier. When he ………………………. to the United States in the 60s, pop music ………………. different. British groups like The Beatles  The Rolling Stones were the new stars.
, Elvis ………………… a millionaire, but he …………… a very lonely man. In his last years he became fat and very sad.

B) Add a link word each time you see the following symbol  :
And – then – to conclude – finally – because – but

 

  1. C) Use the simple past tense and fill in the gaps with the following verbs:

 

Be (2X) – earn – start (X2) – have – win – become – create – donate – write (2X) – criticized – suffer –send – conclude

 

He ………………..a solo career in 1971. His 1982 album called “Thriller” was the best-selling album of all times. He played famous dance moves such as the robot and the moonwalk. He ……………. hundreds of awards all around the world : 13 Grammy Awards J 26 American music awards (which is more than any other singer), he …………….. the first to win the International Artist Award, for his global performances and humanitarian concerns, etc.  Jhe ……………………. the most awarded artist in the history of music. He ………………….. millions of dollars and ………………………….. them to charities.

In the 1980s, his skin colour ………………………. to change J he ……………….. a disease called Vitiligo. It ………………. a shock for everyone.

In 1988, Jackson ………………………….. his first and only autobiography, Moonwalk and sold 200,000 copies. In his autobiography,  Jackson ………………….. about his childhood, his father’s strict discipline and the abuse he had ……………………….., his skin problems, his vegetarian diet, etc.

J, Jackson ………………………… the Heal the World Foundation in 1992. The foundation …………….. millions of dollars around the globe to help children threatened by war, poverty, and disease.

J Jackson was often …………………………….. by the press for many scandals J the justice always …………………………. that Jackson did nothing wrong..

 

  1. D) Add a link word each time you see the following symbol J :

And – then – so – to conclude – but – because

 

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Exercises for the entry test

1 Completa le frasi usando le parole nel riquadro.

è Hello! What’s _your_ name?

1 Holly and David are my friends. ___________ dad is a teacher at our school.

2 Kelly and ___________ brother are from Australia.

3 I’m French. ___________ family is from Marseilles.

4 This is Lenny’s cat. ___________ name is Tigger.

5 We are in class 10C. ___________ teacher is from Wales.

 

2 Completa le frasi con la forma negativa (û) o affermativa (ü) dei verbi nel riquadro.

 

èAlex _arrives_ at school at 8.30. (ü)

1 Nicky _________________ the piano. (û)

2 The teacher _________________ us homework. (ü)

3 We _________________ in France. (û)

4 Lucy _________________ a bike to school. (ü)

5 I _________________ at five o’clock. (û)

 

3  Completa le frasi con have o has.

1  I __________ got three dogs.

2  __________ you got a pen?

3  We __________ not got a DVD player.

4  __________ your brother got a computer?

5  My teacher __________ got a new car.

 

4 Metti le parole nell’ordine corretto.

1 day / I / school / at / start / eight / every.

2 always / book / She / nine / her / at / o’clock / reads.

3 music / go / We / lessons / usually / to.

4 homework / You / do / always / your.

5 concerts / in / never / sing / They.

5 Scrivi domande per queste risposte con What, Where, When,
What time o How often.

1 They watch TV in the evening.

2 She goes to bed at ten o’clock.

3 He studies French three times a week.

4 We play tennis in the park on Saturdays.

5 I go on holiday to France.

 

6 Completa il dialogo con il Present simple.

A (What / you / do) 1                         after school, Joe?

B I usually play computer games. I love them!

A (How often / you / play)  2              ?

B I (play)  3                          every night! My dad says they’re boring, but

I (not / listen)  4                          to him!

A (you / watch TV)  5                  , too?

B No,  6                        .

A (When / you / do)  7                          your homework?

B I usually (do)  8                         at breakfast time!