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

Utada moved back to New York to record an English- language album.com 2 . Her father was a record producer. She is well-known among video game players for her songs on Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts games.FamousPeopleLessons. In 2007. Two songs from it. Her next album ‘Heart Station’ was released in 2008 and is her fifth consecutive number one. A year later she returned to Japan and made her fourth album ‘Ultra Blue’. "You Make Me Want to Be a Man" and "Devil Inside" topped the US dance chart. Utada was the best-selling artist in the world in terms of digital sales. and her grandmother a shamisen player. However. In 1988. HIKARU UTADA THE READING / TAPESCRIPT Hikaru Utada is one of Japan’s top singer-songwriters. Utada signed a recording contract and her debut Japanese singles were huge hits. In mid-2004. She is also a talented music arranger and record producer. her mother an enka singer. Utada had music in her blood and so carried on in her parents’ footsteps. selling over 10 million copies to date worldwide. 245 words Flesch Kinkaid 8. It is the best-selling Japanese album of all time. Utada was born in New York in 1983 into a musical family. She has three albums in Japan’s top ten all-time list. They led to the phenomenal success of her debut album ‘First Love’ in 1999. Utada was ranked number five on a Tokyo radio station’s top 100 artists of the 20th Century.6 Copyright © www. her first album in the States failed to be released. so she moved back to Japan.

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However.FamousPeopleLessons. Utada was born in New York in 1983 ________________. In 2007. Utada ________________ five on a Tokyo radio station’s top 100 artists of the 20th Century. "You Make Me Want to Be a Man" and "Devil Inside" __________________ chart. Copyright © www. A year later she returned to Japan and ________________ ‘Ultra Blue’. It is the best-selling Japanese album of all time. her first album in the States ____________________. Her father was a record producer. Her next album ‘Heart Station’ was released in 2008 and is her ________________ number one. She has three albums in Japan’s ___________________. In 1988. Utada moved back to New York to record an English-language album. She ______________ music arranger and record producer. They led to the phenomenal ________________ album ‘First Love’ in 1999. selling over 10 million ________________ worldwide. In mid-2004.com 4 . HIKARU UTADA LISTENING GAP FILL: Hikaru Utada is one of Japan’s top singer-songwriters. She is ________________ video game players for her songs on Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts games. so she moved back to Japan. Utada was the best-selling artist in the world ________________ sales. her mother an enka singer. Utada had ________________ and so carried on in her ________________. Utada signed a recording ________________ debut Japanese singles were huge hits. ________________. and her grandmother a shamisen player.

Copyright © www. In 1988. selling over 10 million copies to day / date worldwide. "You Make Me Want to Be a Man" and "Devil Inside" topped the US dance graph / chart. Her father was a record product / producer.com 5 . It is the best-selling Japanese album of all time. Utada signed a recording contract and her debut Japanese singles were huge hits. A year later she returned to Japan and made her fourth album ‘Ultra Blue’. Hikaru Utada is one of Japan’s top singer-songwriters. Two songs from / for it. In mid-2004. Utada moved back to New York to / and record an English-language album. She is well- known among video game players for / with her songs on Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts games. HIKARU UTADA CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD: Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics. She is also a talented / talentless music arranger and record producer. Utada was born in New York in 1983 into a musical / musician family. In 2007. However. her first album in the States failed / lost to be released.FamousPeopleLessons. so she moved back to Japan. and her grandmother a shamisen player. Utada had music in her blood and to / so carried on in her parents’ footsteps. They led to the phenomenal successful / success of her debut album ‘First Love’ in 1999. Utada was the best-selling artist in the world in term / terms of digital sales. Her next album ‘Heart Station’ was released in 2008 and is her fifth / five consecutive number one. her mother an enka singer. Utada was ranked / ranking number five on a Tokyo radio station’s top 100 artists of the 20th / 19th Century. She has three albums in / at Japan’s top ten all-time list.

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

Q. HIKARU UTADA THE HIKARU UTADA SURVEY: Write five questions about Hikaru Utada in the table. Without your partner. Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings. Q. STUDENT 1 STUDENT 2 STUDENT 3 _____________ _____________ _____________ Q.3.1. Q. Write down their answers. interview other students.com 10 .5. Q.2. Do this in pairs/groups.FamousPeopleLessons. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.4. Copyright © www. Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.

FamousPeopleLessons. Correct each other’s work.com 11 . ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Copyright © www. HIKARU UTADA WRITING: Write about Hikaru Utada for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper.

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

She is well-known a. talented a. HIKARU UTADA ANSWERS SYNONYM MATCH: Paragraphs 1 and 2 1. top 100 artists h. released e. enormous 8. her debut Japanese singles were f. her fifth consecutive j. put on sale 6. listed 10. gifted 2 well-known b. among video game players 2 the best-selling artist in the world in b. carried on in her e. moved back f. ranked i. artist c. carried on d. of her debut album 8. continued 5. singer 4. huge hits 7. famous 3. record j. number one ALL OTHER EXERCISES Look at the text on page 2. incredible 9. terms of digital sales 3. "Devil Inside" topped i. into a musical family 4. phenomenal h. Copyright © www. make 11 topped k headed 12 consecutive l successive PHRASE MATCH: 1. the US dance chart 10. Utada had music d. parents’ footsteps 6. Utada was born in New York in 1983 c. huge g. in her blood 5.FamousPeopleLessons. the phenomenal success g. of the 20th Century 9. returned Paragraphs 3 and 4 7.com 13 .