Personal Lives of Famous People

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities. Use specific reasons and details to explain your opinion.
    • In what ways does the media pay too much attention to famous people?
    • Would you be comfortable or uncomfortable with the amount of attention you would receive if you were a celebrity?
    • Is such attention a good thing or a bad thing?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
paparazzi (n) photographers who pursue celebrities
She was always alert of paparazzi around.
fame (n) condition of being known or talked about
She wasn’t excited about the fame at first but later learned to enjoy it.
prominent (adj) important, famous
He loved being a prominent member of the organization.
annoying (adj) causing irritation
She found it annoying that she couldn’t even go out in public anymore.
conceal (v) hide, put out of sight
Not wanting attention, she tried to conceal her identity.
embrace (v) accept or support willingly
She finally learned to just embrace all the attention.
gear up (expression) get ready for a busy season
He was excited to gear up for another movie premiere.
get away from (expression) go to a different location
There was no way she could get away from the photographers.
pan out (expression) the way a situation develops
With no disguise, she wondered how her presence would pan out.
give the cold shoulder (expression) ignore
She didn’t want to talk so she gave them the cold shoulder.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.”
― Nicki Minaj

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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