Sweet smell of success

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Lessons 7-8   Sweet smell of success


1  What do you think is most important for achieving success in life?

. Explain your point of view.


2 A. A famous British actress Emily Watson talks about her path to success.

Look at the picture and guess.

. What she might be speaking about.
. What things from ex, 1 she might mention.

B. Listen to the interview and check whether your guesses were correct.

C. Usten to the interview again and decide whether these statements are True (T) or False (F).

 1 Emily can't still really believe that she achieved a great success,
 2 She got into drama school as soon as she graduated from university,
 3 Emily became a professional actress at a very early age,
 4 She had to do two screen tests before she got her first main part in the film,
 5 Emily is a rather persistent person,
 6 Emily's mother is more enthusiastic about her career than her father.

Language work

3 A. In pairs read this brief report and answer the questions alongside the text.



B. Read the report once more and answer these questions.

1 How do the interview and the report differ?
2 Why is the report so short in comparison to the interview?
3 What is the funetion of the first sentence of the report?
4 How does the language of the report differ from the
languageof the interview?
5 Why isn't direct speech used all the time?
6 What are the reporting words? Why does the Journalist choose these words?


4 A. Match the following verbs to their meanings.

   Reporting verb   

  admit (to) doing something (that)

      1 to say that something somebody has said about you is  not true
   persuade   somebody to do something       2 to say firmly that something is true, especially when  other   people think it may not be true 
   remind     somebody to do something  
      3 to tell somebody that you will definitely do something
  reply (that)  
      4 to say that you are annoyed, dissatisfied or unhappy
   deny (that) doing something
      5 to accept or agree unwillingly that something is true or  something is right
   promise    to do something
      6 to make somebody decide to do something
  insist (that)
      7 to answer somebody by saying or writing
  complain (that)
      8 to make somebody remember something that they must do

B. Look at these cartoons and report the following remarks (A-H) using the verbs from the table in ex. 4A.



5 Read these quotations from the interview with the famous singer Mariah Carey and write a brief report of the interview like the one in ex. 3.

· Remember to use reporting verbs in it.


"Being a mixed-race kid was difficull."

"I looked absolutely dreadful... and was known as 'the bad girl' in school."
"I was really jealous of the leaders and tough older girls... and became really angry when I was 13 because you're insecure about how you look and where you fit in."

"Since I started writing songs at 13, I have worked like dog."

"When my older f,iends left school I was forced to face up to the other kids my gang had rejected."

"People can do anything that's physically possible if they have talent and determination. "

"It's not that I want to be a role model, because I'm not perfect."

"I feel like I can make someone feel more acceptable and will always connect with teenage outsiders."

O. Л. Гроза, О. Б. Дворецкая, Н. Ю. Казырбаева, В. В. Клименко, М. Л. Мичурина, Н. В. Новикова, Т. Н. Рыжкова, Е. Ю. Шалимова, Английский язык нового тысячелентия, Учебник английского языка для 10 класса общеобразовательных учреждений. — 2-е изд. — М. Титул, 2004. — 175 с, ; ил.

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