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INTENSI\IE PROGRAM
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Questions 1 - 5 A
Is the information in these sentences true (T), false (F) or not given (NG)?

In the last twenty years or so a new kind of novel has appeared on the shelves of many bookshops.
Now known as'Chic Lif this new genre is extremely popular, as can be seen by the number of books
that appear on the bestseller lists. The books are usually aimed at young womenr often single, irt
their mid-twenties to early thirties. The success of the books can also be seen by the number that
have been turned into films or TV programmes such as Bridget lones's Diary and Sex and the City.
Most of the books have a similar theme. The main character is a woman in her early twenties to
thirties. The plot revolves around her personal life, her struggle in her professional life (she is often a
moderately successful woman working in publishing, advertising or the fashion industry) and her
obsession with her appearance. Most of the women seem to spend a lot of time shopping and
talking about men!
It has been suggested that such books are popular as they are a safe substitute for spending time
on real relationships and the demands of modern living. Whatever the reason, it looks as if Chic Lit is
here to stay, at least for the time beingl

1. Many Chic Lit novels are bestsellers. Üt f I Ne
2, Chic Lit books are written by young women. f ¡6 fUC
3" Chic Lit novels are often based on films. T /e NG
4. In the novels the maín characters think a lot about their looks. el f I ft¡C
5. Chic Lit helps unsuccessful women fuel happier. @ f ¡ fVC
Questions 6 - 10
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