1. Read the text and mark the following statements «True» or «False».
1 The actor described in this passage appeared in his first role in the Star Wars trilogy. FALSE
2 He has wanted to be an actor since he was very young. TRUE
3 He left school rather early. TRUE
4 His parents were actors as well. FALSE
5' The actor got his role in Star Wars because he has a famous acting relative who was already in the cast of the movie. FALSE
6 Ewan McGregor won his role in the Star Wars movies by meeting the casting agent and talking to the director. TRUE
7 Ewan McGregor became successful surprisingly quickly. TRUE
8 He is described as an unusually serious and thoughtful person. FALSE
9 He can be sharply sarcastic. TRUE
10 He has a warm smile and a charming manner. TRUE
2. Complete the sentences with the correct words from the box.
We tend to magnify celebrities places in our lives (1) whether we love them or hate them.
The fact is, feeling closer (2) than we are to the stars is not unhealthy, at least for a (3) majority of us. It’s (4) easier than ever to keep up with celebs in real time (5) through the media, reality shows and social networking. The direct access that (6) many celebs, provide makes us privy to many details of (7) their lives. And many stars aren’t exactly shy about sharing what clothes they’re (8) wearing, (9) what food they are eating or what they are (10) doing. We no longer have to rely solely on information from a star’s publicist, but are given a virtual front-row seat to their fears, heartbreaks, successes and failures.