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The Reading / Tapescript Synonym Match and Phrase Match Listening Gap Fill Choose the Correct Word Spelling Put the Text Back Together Scrambled Sentences Discussion Student Survey Writing Homework Answers 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

She built up a reputation for her creative and dynamic performances in Russian operatic roles. In 1993. she became an Austrian citizen. Netrebko has sung at the great opera houses all around the world and has expanded her repertoire to include most of the opera classics. In 2002 Netrebko made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. she won the Glinka Vocal Competition in Moscow. including the Classical BRIT Award as Singer of the Year in 2004. Netrebko was born in Russia in 1971.com 2 . She auditioned for the Kirov Opera and impressed conductor Valery Gergiev. Netrebko graduated from St. Netrebko also won the prestigious People's Artist of Russia prize in 2008.ANNA NETREBKO THE READING / TAPESCRIPT Anna Netrebko is one of opera’s leading stars. He became her vocal mentor and guided her to her operatic stage debut in 1994.FamousPeopleLessons. She studied at the St. She has picked up dozens of awards.8 Copyright © www. 245 words Flesch Kinkaid 10. The magazine ‘Musical America’ said she is “a genuine superstar for the 21st century” and was named 'Musician of the Year' for 2008. In 2006. Petersburg Conservatory and made her sensational US debut at the San Francisco Opera. In 1995. while working there as a floor cleaner and doing odd jobs. Netrebko is also frequently seen on the cover of fashion magazines like ‘Vogue’. Petersburg Conservatory. She is a stunning soprano who sweeps audiences off their feet with her beauty and incredible voice. She had become an opera superstar.

Match the following phrases from the article. h. 9. 3 sweeps audiences won the prestigious She studied at the doing odd He became her vocal She built signed a expanded her She has picked frequently seen on the cover of St. f. 8.FamousPeopleLessons. i. 5. 2 3. e. f. tried out overawed top real trainer amazing Paragraphs 3 and 4 7. h. b. 7. Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. a. d. j. 8. e.com . k l collected range regularly stunning energetic name PHRASE MATCH: 1. 4. b. c. c. 2 3. Are your answers the same as other students’? leading incredible genuine auditioned impressed mentor a. 6. 9. 11 12 sensational reputation dynamic repertoire picked up frequently g. 6.ANNA NETREBKO SYNONYM MATCH: Paragraphs 1 and 2 1. d. Petersburg Conservatory up dozens of awards up a reputation off their feet fashion magazines mentor People's Artist of Russia prize jobs recording contract repertoire Copyright © www. 4. 10. i. g. j. 5. 10.

Netrebko ______________ prestigious People's Artist of Russia prize in 2008. while working there as a floor cleaner and ______________. she became an Austrian citizen. Petersburg Conservatory. Netrebko ______________ great opera houses all around the world and has expanded ______________ to include most of the opera classics. She has _________________ of awards. Netrebko ________________ seen on the cover of fashion magazines like ‘Vogue’. In 2006. In 1995. In 1993. ______________ reputation ______________ and dynamic performances in Russian operatic roles. Netrebko was born in Russia in 1971. She is a stunning soprano who sweeps audiences ______________ with her beauty and incredible voice. Copyright © www.FamousPeopleLessons. including the Classical BRIT Award as Singer of the Year in 2004. she won the Glinka Vocal Competition in Moscow. She studied at the St. In 2002 Netrebko made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York ______________ recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. She ______________ the Kirov Opera and impressed conductor Valery Gergiev. The magazine ‘Musical America’ said she is “a ______________ for the 21st century” and was named 'Musician of the Year' for 2008. Petersburg Conservatory and made her sensational US debut at the San Francisco Opera.com 4 .ANNA NETREBKO LISTENING GAP FILL: Anna Netrebko is ______________ leading stars. Netrebko graduated from St. He became her ______________ and guided her to her operatic ______________ 1994. She had become _________________.

Netrebko also won the prestigious / prestige People's Artist of Russia prize in 2008. Petersburg Conservatory and made / did her sensational US debut at the San Francisco Opera. She studied / studying at the St. Netrebko has sang / sung at the great opera houses all around the world and has inflated / expanded her repertoire to include most of the opera classics. In 2002 Netrebko made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and signed a recording contact / contract with Deutsche Grammophon.FamousPeopleLessons. Netrebko was born in Russia in 1971. Netrebko is also frequently / frequented seen on the cover of fashion magazines like ‘Vogue’. She had become an opera superstar. She auditioned for the Kirov Opera and impressed conductor Valery Gergiev. Anna Netrebko is one of opera’s / opera leading stars. She is a stunning soprano who brushes / sweeps audiences off their feet with her beauty and incredible voice. while working there as a floor cleaner and doing odd / even jobs. He became her vocalist / vocal mentor and guidance / guided her to her operatic stage debut in 1994. Copyright © www. In 2006.ANNA NETREBKO CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD: Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics. she became an Austrian citizen. She built in / up a reputation for her creative and dynamic performances in Russian operatic rolls/ roles. The magazine ‘Musical America’ said she is “a genuinely / genuine superstar for the 21st century” and was named 'Musician of the Year' for 2008. Netrebko graduated from St. In 1993. She has / was picked up dozens of awards. including the Classical BRIT Award as Singer of the Year in 2004. Petersburg Conservatory.com 5 . In 1995. she won the Glinka Vocal Competition in Moscow.

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Netrebko is also frequently seen on the cover of most of the opera classics. including the Classical BRIT Award as fashion magazines like ‘Vogue’. He became her vocal mentor and guided her to her operatic stage San Francisco Opera.ANNA NETREBKO PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER Number these lines in the correct order. she became an Austrian citizen. Netrebko graduated from St. She had become an opera superstar. In 1995. She built up a reputation for her creative and dynamic performances in Russian operatic debut in 1994. Petersburg Conservatory. while working there as a floor Netrebko has sung at the great opera houses all around the world and has expanded her repertoire to include Singer of the Year in 2004. In 2002 Netrebko made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and signed a recording Anna Netrebko is one of opera’s leading stars. ( ) contract with Deutsche Grammophon.FamousPeopleLessons. cleaner and doing odd jobs. The magazine ‘Musical America’ said she is “a genuine superstar for the 21st century” and was named 'Musician of the Year' for 2008. She studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and made her sensational US debut at the roles. She is a stunning soprano who sweeps audiences off their feet with her beauty 7 ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( 1 ) Copyright © www. Netrebko was born in Russia in 1971. She has picked up dozens of awards. and incredible voice. In 1993. She auditioned for the Kirov Opera and impressed conductor Valery Gergiev.com . Netrebko also won the prestigious People's Artist of Russia prize in 2008. In 2006. she won the Glinka Vocal Competition in Moscow.

put the words back into the correct order.ANNA NETREBKO SCRAMBLED SENTENCES With your partner.FamousPeopleLessons. became mentor her He vocal 6. the century genuine for 21st a superstar 4.com 8 . up of She picked dozens awards has 10. 1. sweeps beauty her with feet their off audiences 3. cleaner odd there floor doing working a and jobs as 5. world the around all houses opera great the 9. an became she . Opera sensational at Francisco her debut San made US the 7. 2006 In citizen Austrian Copyright © www. had She superstar opera an become 8. of leading Netrebko one opera’s stars is 2.

5. 8. 7.com . (Write your questions): STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B) What do you know about Anna Netrebko? Would you like to meet Anna Netrebko? What would you like to know about Anna Netrebko and why? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Copyright © www. 4. 2.ANNA NETREBKO DISCUSSION 1. 3. 4. 3. 7. (Write your questions): STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A) What did you learn from this text about Anna Netrebko? What questions would you like to ask Anna Netrebko? What would her answers be to those questions? ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ 9 Copyright © www.com -----------------------------------------------------------------------------ANNA NETREBKO DISCUSSION 1. 2. 5.FamousPeopleLessons. 6.FamousPeopleLessons. 8. 6.

1. Do this in pairs/groups. Without your partner. Q. Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out. interview other students. Copyright © www.2.com 10 .4.5. STUDENT 1 _____________ Q.ANNA NETREBKO THE ANNA NETREBKO SURVEY: Write five questions about Anna Netrebko in the table. STUDENT 2 _____________ STUDENT 3 _____________ Q. Write down their answers. Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings. Q.3.FamousPeopleLessons. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. Q.

FamousPeopleLessons. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Copyright © www. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.ANNA NETREBKO WRITING: Write about Anna Netrebko for 10 minutes.com 11 .

Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Ask her three questions about her life. ANNA NETREBKO POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Anna Netrebko. LETTER: Write a letter to Anna Netrebko. Include an imaginary interview with her. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Anna Netrebko. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word. 2. Write about what she does every day and what she thinks about. Give her three suggestions on what she should do in her future. Did you all find out similar things? 4.FamousPeopleLessons. 5.ANNA NETREBKO HOMEWORK 1. 3. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text.com 12 . Copyright © www. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Anna Netrebko. Give each other feedback on your articles. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Your “Anna Netrebko expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.

9. off their feet People's Artist of Russia prize St. c.FamousPeopleLessons. c. 7. 11 12 sensational reputation dynamic repertoire picked up frequently g. j.com 13 . b. h. 2 3. f. g. 8. d. top overawed real tried out excited trainer Paragraphs 3 and 4 7. 5. 6. 9. 6.ANNA NETREBKO ANSWERS SYNONYM MATCH: Paragraphs 1 and 2 1. 10. leading incredible genuine auditioned impressed mentor a. b. d. 2 3. h. j. 8. 4. i. f. i. e. k l stunning name energetic range collected regularly PHRASE MATCH: 1. sweeps audiences won the prestigious She studied at the doing odd He became her vocal She built signed a expanded her She has picked frequently seen on the cover of a. 5. Copyright © www. e. Petersburg Conservatory jobs mentor up a reputation recording contract repertoire up dozens of awards fashion magazines ALL OTHER EXERCISES Look at the text on page 2. 4. 10.

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