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Unit 1 - gap-fill

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abrasive
manner

An ........................ manner seems rude.

adopted a
child

Madonna and her husband


............................ from Malawi, called David
Banda.

annoys

It ...................Belinda that some people think


the royal family had something to do with
Diana's death.

as bright as
a button

Someone who is
as................as.....................is very
intelligent.

ascent

Someone's ....................to stardom is the way


in which they progress towards or achieve
fame.

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cowgirl

A ....................is a girl or woman whose job


is to look after cows on a ranch.

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criticism

...........................is a comment or comments


that you think something is wrong or bad.

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cuff

A ................. is the part of a sleeve that goes


around your wrist.

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date

To ........................ is an expression meaning


"until now".

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death

Belinda thinks that Diana's .....................


was a tragic accident.

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deep voice

A ............... voice s low.

designer
clothes

D....................... clothes are expensive and


fashionable.

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attracted
criticism

The adoption a......................


c...................from people who felt Madonna
had used her fame to fast-track it.

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distinctive

Something that is ................................... is


easy to recognize because it is different from
other things.

bangle

A ....................... is a big circular bracelet that


you wear around your wrist.

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dreadful

I'm sorry we're so late - the traffic was


d....................

be up to
your eyes in

If you are ......... ... ................ ............. in


work, you are extremely busy.

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earth mother

bears no
resemblance
to

If someone b............ no r....................... to


another person, they do not look like that
person at all.

An e..................... m........................ is
someone who prefers natural methods of
living and likes to look after people.

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ever-evolving

Something that is .......................................


changes all the time and stays fashionable.

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belt

A ..................... is a narrow piece of leather or


cloth that you wear around yourwaist.

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exceptionally

Madonna is an e............................ talented


singer.

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bleach

People who ......................... their hair use a


special product to make it blonde.

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exploded

At midnight, fireworks ............................


across the sky - it was spectacular.

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bright eyes

................ eyes look lively and intelligent.

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A .................... is a metal object used for


fastening a belt.

An ................... face shows what you are


feeling.

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buckle

expressive
face

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fake smile

A ........................... smile is not natural or


genuine.

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fame

Some people felt Madonna had used her


.............. to fast-track the adoption.

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feature film

A ....................... ....................is a film that


is made for the cinema.

firm/hearty
hanshake

A .......... .handshake .feells strong.

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fit in

Madonna was different and didn't ..............


............... with the popular group.

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forced smile

A ........................ smile is not natural or


genuine.

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geisha

A ...................... is a Japanese woman,


whose job is to entertain men.

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genius

A ............................. is someone who is


extremely clever or talented.

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global

S omething that is ........................... is well


known all over the world.

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buckle down
button
casual

When you ....................... ........................,


you start to work hard to achieve something.
A .......................... is a small round object
that you push through a hole to fasten clothes.
............................. clothes are comfortable
and suitable for informal situations.

charming
manner

A ....................... manner is friendly and


pleasant.

close-set
eyes

.............- ....................... eyes are very near


each other.

collar

A ............................. is the part of a shirt or


coat that goes around your neck.

controversy

cool

Madonna is no stranger to
.............................. and has shocked many
people over the years.
Clothes that are ...................... are
fashionable and attractive.

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45.

gracefully

If you do something g............................., you


do it in a quiet way without drawing attention
to yourself.

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hem

A ................... is the bottom edge of a dress,


skirt or coat.

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highlight

Seeing the Great Wall was the


............................ of Dana's trip to China.

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hitchhiked

Madonna ............................. to New York


with $35 in her pocket.

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hound

If journalists ......................... a famous


person, they do not leave them alone.

momentous

A .......................... event is extremely


important.

moon
landing

The first ...................... ........................ was


the occasion on which the first man walked on
the Moon.

70.

motherhood

Madonna has three children and enjoys


........................ .

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off stage

Off stage is an expression for describing what


an actor or singer is really like when they are
not performing.

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off-the-cuff

A n ..........-.........-............. remark is one that


you make without planning it or thinking
about.

oldfashioned
clothes

O.........- ............................. clothes are not


modern.

on stage

Madonna has known controversy both .......


............. and off stage.

pick up on
sth

If you p............... up on sth , you notice it and


react to it.

press

The ..................... is an expression meaning


newspapers and magazines, or the people who
work for them.

prides
herself on
sth

Madonna p..................... herself on her everevolving look, style and sound.

professional
(adj)

Someone who looks ........................ wears


smart clothes that are suitable for work.

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proud

The fireworks were spectacular - I felt


................. to be Australian.

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raised

Princess Diana .......................... a lot of


money for charity.

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re-examine

If you re......................... something, you look


at or think about it carefullyagain.

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rearrange

I f you re............................ people or things,


you put them in a different place.

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rebuild

I f you re.......................... something, you


build it again after it has been damaged or
destroyed.

84.

recall

You r.................... Madonna's career as a


series of images.

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reconsider

I f you re........................... a decision, you


think about it again in order to decide whether
you should change it.

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reconstruct

I f you re......................... something, you


build it again.

recording
artist

A r.................. a............ is a professional


singer.

rediscover

I f you rediscover something, you discover it


again.

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huge

Watching the first man land on the Moon


made a ....................... impression on Alec.

51.

husky voice

A .......................... voice is rough, low and


not clear, e.g. when you have sore throat.

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icon

Madonna is not just a celebrity - she's a real


pop ................. .

74.

How did Madonna achieve her .......................


status?

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imageconscious

Someone who is i............-................... cares


about their clothes and appearance.

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impassive

An .............................. face does not show


what you are feeling.

56.

kid

A ................ is an informal word meaning a


"child".

lacy gloves
(n pl)

.....................gloves are made of fine material


and have small holes in them.

leotard

A ................................. is a tight piece of


clothing that people wear when they dance or
exercise.

limp
handshake

A ,,,,.......hanshake feels weak.

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lingering

A ........................... kiss is one that lasts for


quite a long time.

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looked back

She had her first hit with Holiday in 1984 and


has never l.................. b................. .

made a
huge
impression

Watching the first man land on the Moon


m.................. a huge i......................on Alec.

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mainstream

Something that is ........................... is used,


liked, or accepted by most people.

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marketing

Madonna is brilliant at ...................... her


image.

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midriff

Your ...................... is the front part of your


body between your waist andyour chest.

mild
manner

A .................... manner is kind and gentle.

millennium
celebrations

The m..................... c ....................... took


place on 31st December1999.

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iconic

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redo

I f you ...............do something, you do it again


in a different way in order to improve it.

90.

redraft

I f you re................... something, you write it


again in order to make changes to it.

register sth
(as sth) (

In 1979 she ...................... "Madonna" as a


trademark.

reinvent

If you ....................... something, you change


something that already exists and give it a
different purpose.

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spectacular

At midnight, fireworks exploded across


the sky - it was s............................

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spiky

................... hair sticks up.

114.

sporty (adj)

...................... clothes are designed for


doing sport or for informal occasions.

115.

stand still

A situation that .s...................


s.............. stops developing.

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stardom

.......................... is the state of being


very famous.

reinvention

Madonna is known as the queen of


re......................... !

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staring eyes

.................. eyes seem to look at you in a


very fixed way.

relocate

I f you re................. ., you move to a different


place.

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status

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remake

I f you re..................... something, you make it


again in a different way.

Madonna achieved her iconic


........................ by constantly changing
and staying fashionable.

119.

step down

96.

reorganise

I f you re.................something, you organise


something in a different way.

I don't want to s............... down - I want


to carry on with my career.

120.

stepping

97.

repackage

I f you re........................ something, you


present it in a different way to make it look
more attractive.

S he is ................... up career-wise and


has no exit plan.

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struggle

A ......................... is a difficult period of


time during which you have to work very
hard.

122.

super-brand

The name Madonna is a global


..............- ........................ .

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reschedule

I f you re................... something, you, you


change the time when it was planned to
happen.

rethink

If you re,............. something, you think about


it again in order to improve it.

123.

the key to sth

She realised that marketing was the key to


her success.

reunite (v)

I f you re.......................... people, you bring


them together again.

124.

the queen of ...

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reword (v)

I f you re.................. something, you express it


using different words.

A woman who is known as the


...................... of an activity is very good
at that activity.

125.

the royal family

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rewrite (v)

I f you re................................. something,


you write it using different words in order to
improve it.

Belinda doesn't think the r................


f............ had anything to do with Diana's
death.

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round face

A .................... face has the shape of a circle.

the spitting
image of sb

104.

satin (n)

Satin is a smooth, shiny expensive material.

Someone who is the s....................


i...................of another person looks
exactly like them.

scruffy
clothes

S............... clothes are untidy and dirty.

think back (on)

................. .................... on her career it's not the songs you remember, it's the
images.

self-esteem

Clothes that are clean and neat say that you


care about yourself and have good .................................. ..

tighten your
belt

I f you tighten your ................., you


spend less money.

self-image

CHAPS magazine are doing a survey about


men's s......-..................... .

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tousled hair

.................... d hair looks untidy.

130.

trademark

In 1979 she registered "Madonna" as a


.................... .

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tragic

Diana's death was a .....................


accident.

132.

trendy (adj)

Someone who is ................ wears


fashionable and attractive clothes.

133.

understatement

An ...................... is something that you


say that makes something seem less
important than it is.

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sells out

If a concert ................. ..............., people buy


all the tickets and there are none left.

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shrill voice

A .....................voice high and unpleasant.

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sleek

....................... hair is smooth and shiny.

sleeves (n
pl)

The ..................... are the part of a piece of


clothing that covers your arms.

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warm smile

A........................smile is kind and friendly.

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wealth

S omeone's .................... is the amount of money they have..

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wear your heart on your sleeve

I f you wear your heart on your sleeve, you show your feelings to other people.

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weird

S omething that is ..................... is strange in an unexpected or slightly frightening way.

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wind up

If someone is easy to ................... up , it is easy to make them angry or upset.

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zip (n)

A ....................... is a long piece of metal or plastic used for opening or closing a piece of clothing.