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Match the words and their descriptions:

An event where a prize is given a ceremony
an award a prize
Television, radio, news- papers and magazines media
audience viewers
To say that someone has not done something well to criticize
with gold only on the outside gold-plated
To stop an event that has been planned to cancel
To give money that is needed to make something to finance
To suggest someone for a prize or an honour to nominate

Put in words of the same word family

direction Steven Spielberg is a famous director().
move His first movie() was "Duel" in which a man driving home
speech is follwed by a truck. He never speaks() with the driver who
- tries to ram him off the road.
fame In the 80ies he became famous() with E.T., Indiana Jones and later "Jurassic Park".
produce One of his productions() was Schindler's List. It was filmed in black and white to look more realistic.


Complete the text using the words in brackets in the correct form. Sometimes you have to add a word.

Oscar winners are not always the young, attractive superstars you would expect. The oldest (old) award winner was Jessica Tandy who(???) in 1990 was eighty when she won(win) an Oscar for her performance in the film Driving Miss Daisy. The youngest(???) winner ever was Shirley Temple. She was still five when in 1934 she got(get) a special award for her role in It Happened One Night.
Some award winners never come|never came (never, come) to the ceremony. Woody Allen, for example, was awarded (award) three Oscars although he has never received them officially(official). In 1972 Marlon Brando refused (refuse) the Oscar for best cctor in the film The Godfather. It was his way of protesting against how American Indians were shown|showed(show) in Hollywood productions.


Complete these sentences using the correct form of the verb in brackets.

Aaron: Hey, that’s a Boyzone T-shirt, isn’t it? Are you a fan?
Becky: Yes, I am. I wouldn’t wear (not, wear) the T-shirt if I didn't like|did not like (not, like) their music.
Aaron: Oh, I see. Er, are you doing anything tomorrow evening?
Becky: Well, if it is(be) sunny, I will go|'ll go(go) riding my horse in the afternoon. But I haven’t got any plans for the evening.

Aaron: Hey, if I had known (know) you have an own horse, I would have asked (ask) you to go for a ride with me yesterday! Anyway, what about tomorrow?

(Thinks: If I don't ask (not, ask) her now, I ‘ll never manage (never, manage) to do it.)
Er, I might go to the cinema in the evening. Would you like to come?
Becky: Mmm, cinema. Well, I’ll have to think about it. Maybe you could call me tonight.
Aaron: OK, I will phone|'ll phone (phone) you later – er, if you give (give) me your mobile phone number.


Gwyneth Paltrow became famous as an actress but even more spectacular than her acting was her speech when she received the Oscar in 1999.


Image that you’ve also won the Oscar.
Prepare a speech in about 100 words about:

  • your feelings
  • who helped you to be so successful and how they did it
  • your future plan(s)