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Activity 4



Book club corner





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  • life changing (adj.)
  • take advantage of / benefit from (v.)
  • turning point (n.)

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PAIR WORK
MEDIATION

Share your findings with your classmates and learn about other US immigrants.

4
What are similarities and differences between them?


5
Which book would you like to read? Why?


Useful vocabulary: This is a book written by... in... about...
Originally he / she… but at the age of…
She / he is / was famous for... More specifi cally…
Her / his story is inspirational because...
I feel like immigrating to the US...
I seriously consider going to the US because...

My Unbelievably True Life Story, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2012
My Unbelievably True Life Story, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2012.

▬ Book selection ▬

  • I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action, Jackie Chan, 1998.
  • Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino, Emily W. Leider, 2003.
  • It’s Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock, A Personal Biography, Charlotte, Chandler, 2006.
  • Dear Cary, My Life with Cary Grant, Dyan Cannon, 2011.
  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2012.
  • Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, Terence Pepper and Helen Trompeteler, 2015.
  • Pichai: The Future of Google, Jagmohan S. Bhanver, 2016.

Over to you!

The life of an immigrant

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 3
and / or
Activity 4
!

You work for Time magazine and you have to write an article about a famous immigrant who made it in the US.

You can pick an immigrant mentioned on this page or a US immigrant you know about.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, Terence Pepper and Helen Trompeteler, 2015
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, Terence Pepper and Helen Trompeteler, 2015.
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You are in charge of one book.

1
Look up information on the Internet about it: author, date of publication, type of book, details about the celebrity (occupation, major achievements…).


2
Why did she or he immigrate to the US? When?


3
How is the concept of Brain Drain illustrated by her or his story? Be ready to present the book with just a few notes.

Pichai: The Future of Googlew, Jagmohan S. Bhanver, 2016
Pichai: The Future of Googlew, Jagmohan S. Bhanver, 2016.
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