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Build1 Read thetext carefully. Each line has a missingword.Use the words from the box tocomplete the
sentences.Usethewordonly once.Put a stroke (/ )in the place where a word is missing.Writethe
missing word next to the number of the line. The first has been done f oryou.
I envy peoplewho can say / they arein af ew simple words.
For me,not easy.Nationality? Well ... Ihavetwo passports.
Englishor American,or other way around -f or I was
bornin Alabama,but have livedmost mylif e in England.
Occupation? I'mex-everything.Adirector of alarge
advertising agency,a theatre pressof f icer,aporterin hospital,
a broadcaster,a cookerywriter.One summer Ievenworked a
cowboy.When thingsreally got desperate,I sank to a
teacherof Englishf oreignstudents.
Sincethat thejob Iactuallylik ed best,let's say I'manex-
teacher,nowaf reelance writer.I'mverysociable,perhaps
I'm happiestalone, reading abook.I astall as abasketball
player, butIhateallsportsswimming.Now, if I've confused
you,imagineit's likebeing me.
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2 Read the passage from Rachel's interview. If thelines are correct,puta tick (/ )nextto the number
of the line. If the line has a word that shouldn't bethere, underlinethe extra word andwrite itnext to
the number of the line,a~intheexample.
Igrewup inthenorthLondon andby the age of f ive I k new whatI
wanted todo andwas determined to doit.Inf act,I was a typicalgirlie
girl:I dressedupfor in my mum'shighheels,Iused to wear make-up,
I was goingto theballet classesand wasalready in lovewith my
Ihavef ond memories of my school days but I do remember coming in
home crying on occasions.I wasn't ma jorly popularat the school.I
never suf f eredphysical bullyingbut I put up withabout some bitchy,
catty comments.There aresomany dif f erent sides of bullyingand it's
all terrible,whether it's mental or physical. Itaf f ects to you no matter
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