CAE :: Lesson 29

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Reading

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Reading: Part 1/3
Three themed texts followed by two 4-option
multiple-choice questions on each text.

ACTIVITY 118: You are going to read one extract which is concerned in some way with dance. For questions 1-2, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text. Then check the correct answers.

ABOUT CHILDREN'S BALLET

May saw the premiere of my first full-length narrative ballet – The Ballet Shoes – for the London Children's Ballet. I have to say, I was wondering if it was going to come off or not. In the studio the week before, I could see nothing exciting - no action. The dancing was coming along okay but the children's acting seemed stiff and contrived. Well, that's one lesson I've learned - don't worry about children performing. Or at least, not until they reach a shy/awkward adolescence where self-criticism overrides any fun. No, as soon as this lot set foot on the stage, the dance floor might as well have been a trampoline. They were well and truly stage-struck, jumping and whirling around like crazy.

Thanks to the efforts of too-many-people-to-mention, the premiere went according to plan. I wasn't really able to watch it objectively that night but when I came back to see the last show — the seventh performance in four days, I was actually smiling along with most of the audience. I have to admit to having watery eyes and after twenty-odd Sundays of losing my voice, all was forgotten and I was very proud of 'my children'!

Questions 1-2

1.

What does the writer suggest about the dancers in The Ballet Shoes?

 

A.    They were better actors than dancers.
B. 
  They were too young to be self-conscious.
C. 
  They lacked sufficient enthusiasm for ballet.
D. 
  They learnt ballet techniques amazingly quickly.

2.

When watching the last performance of The Ballet Shoes, the writer...

 

A.    believed her hard work had been worthwhile.
B. 
  was surprised by the reaction of the audience.
C. 
  thought that the show had got better each night.
D. 
  felt relieved that it was all over.

 

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