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British artists living abroad

Article by James Noble

Sally Campbell is a 32-year-old actress from London, but right now, shes living in
Paris in a flat that overlooks the Seine. Sallys mother is French, which means Sally
can speak the language perfectly. Sally is very talented. She likes acting in films,
but she can also sing and dance brilliantly and she currently has a leading part in a
French musical. She can also play the piano very well. In her spare time, Sally
prefer to relax at home by watching romantic films. She has no plans to return to
Britain. Tom Hammond is from Glasgow, but he lives in New York. Hes 18 and hes
a music student. Tom can play the piano and the guitar very well. He also writes
songs with his friend John. Tom writes the music and John writes the lyrics. When
theyre happy with a new song, they usually perform it to students at the college.
They prefer to have an audience and would really like to be in a band. When he isnt
composing, Tom downloads his favorite music from the Internet. Hannah Brown is a
writer. Shes from Manchester, but she lives in Italy. Hannah is 25 and likes writing
romantic novels. Her ambition, of course, is to be a published writer, so she writes
every day for at least four hours. Her favorite time to write is early in the morning,
but she sometimes works late at night too. In the afternoons, Hannah works as a
waitress in a caf. She doesnt really enjoy this part of her life, but she needs the
money to stay in Italy.
1. Read the notes and write about Susana.
like / buy / clothes / hate / go to
work / German company
always / go shopping / Saturday
quite tall / short hair / blue eyes
not smoke
can play / guitar / piano
favourite time / Sunday morning / drink /
love / romantic films
coffee / read / newspaper

Susana lives in Paris.

2. Now write about you and tell the class.
Saturday 18 July
We left home early in the morning, but our flight was delayed
and we didnt arrive at Heathrow until late in the afternoon. We
were really tired, but we took a bus to our hotel because taxis in
London are very expensive. When we got to the hotel, we had a
rest and then went out to explore the city. We had a quick
sandwich in a small caf and then headed for Oxford Street.
I bought a jacket and some T-shirts. I wanted to buy a bag as
well, but I couldnt find one that I liked. In the evening, we ate in
an Italian restaurant and went to a typical English pub in Covent
Garden. We met some really nice English people and had so
much fun that we didnt get back to the hotel until very late!
Sunday 19 July
We got up late and had breakfast in a caf. I had a full English
breakfast, and then I had some fruit. Anna just had toast. After
breakfast, we went for a walk around the city. We saw Nelsons
Column in Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and St Pauls
Cathedral. In the afternoon, we had a pizza and then took a bus
to the train station. Travelling by bus in London is a great way to
see the sights. We caught an evening train to Stratford-uponAvon and arrived at about nine oclock. We went to our hotel
and had an early night. We wanted to get up early the next day
and explore Shakespeares birthplace.

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