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Super kid

Alexandra Nechita is 13 and she is


called "The New Picasso." She paints
large pictures in a cubist style and sells
them for between $10,000 and $80,000.
She was born in Romania. but now she
lives in Los Angeles with her family. She
could paint very well when she was only
four, but her parents couldn't understand
her pictures. Alexandra says. "I paint how
feel,
sometimes
I'm
happy
and
sometimes sad. I can't stop painting."
Every day after school she does her
homework, plays with her little brother,
then paints for two or three hours until bedtime.

Alexandra doesn't spend her money, she saves it: "We were
very poor when we were first in America. We couldn't buy many
things, but now I can buy a big house for my family and we can
travel the world. Last year we were in London, Paris, and Rome.
It was fantastic!"

Super kid

Eight-year-old Wesley Chu is a happy little


boy, but plays serious music. He is a worldfamous pianist. He can also write music.
Some people call him the "New Mozart,
Every year he travels the world and gives
concerts. Last year he was in London, Hong
Kong, and Rome. "It's fun," he says.
Wesley was born in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, where still lives with his parents
and his two sisters. He goes to school five
days a week and practices piano for two hours a day. Wesley
could play the piano when he was only three years old. He
could write music before he could write the alphabet. He wrote
his first piece of music when he was five.
Wesley isn't exactly like Mozart. He doesn't just play piano and
write music. He also likes watching TV, playing video games,
and playing with Legos. He says, "I want to do lots of thingsan
astronaut, a scientist, a cartoonist, and a pianist, of course!"

READING AND SPEAKING


Super kids
1 Look at the children in the photographs. How old are they? What can
they do?
2 Work in group of four students: Group A Read about "The New Picasso."
3 Answer the questions about Alexandra
1. How old is she?
2. Why is she special?
3. Where was she born?
4. Where does she live now?
5. Who does she live with?
6. Does she go to school?
7. What could she do when she/he was very young?
8. Does she have much free time?
9. Where was she last year?
4 NOW EACH STUDENT MUST TELL THE TEACHER WHAT THINGS
YOU CAN REMEMBER ABOUT HER (TALK FOR ONE MINUTE
ONLY)

READING AND SPEAKING


Super kids
1 Look at the children in the photographs. How old are they? What can
they do?
2 Work in group of four students: Group B Read about "The New Mozart."
3 Answer the questions about Wesley.
1. How old is he?
2. Why is he special?
3. Where was he born?
4. Where does he live now?
5. Who does he live with?
6. Does he go to school?
7. What could he do when she/he was very young?
8. Does he have much free time?
9. Where was he last year?
4 NOW EACH STUDENT MUST TELL THE TEACHER WHAT THINGS
YOU CAN REMEMBER ABOUT HIM (TALK FOR ONE MINUTE
ONLY)

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