FIRST CERTIFICATE TEST # 1
ANSWERS ACTIVITY # 6
A FAMOUS FLAMENCO DANCER
famous flamenco dancers, is a romantic.
Over thirty years spent travelling
place and living out of a suitcase has
not affected her love
she calls 'the life
of an artist'.
But in fact she feels she has had
choice, because her
desire to dance
is so strong.
a child, she would
dance to music on the radio. No one
else in her family danced flamenco
professionally, and neither
many other people in the central Seville
she grew up.
from taking up her parents' offer of
sending her to a special dance school,
but they finally
to persuade her.
At twenty, she moved to Madrid, where
she set out on a dance career which has
the Olympic Games were
held in Barcelona, she
to perform at the opening and closing
ceremonies. Both of these were broadcast live
worldwide, giving many sports fans their
first taste of real flamenco dancing.
everyone in Spain
thinks that she is
example of the style. Her critics say
that her dancing is far
professional, but they are in the
minority. For millions of dance-lovers around the world,
now come to represent
the grace, energy and nobility of flamenco.
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