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Growing up in Los Angeles In Hollywood, everybody wants to be rich, famous, and beautiful.

Nobody wants to be old, unknown, and poor. For Hollywood kids, life can be difficult because they grow up in such an unreal atmosphere. Their parents are ambitious, and the children are part of the parents ambitions. Parents pay for extravagant parties, expensive cars, and designer clothes. When every dream can come true, kids learn the value of nothing because they have everything. A 13-year-old boy, Trent Maguire, has a driver, credit cards, and unlimited cash to do what he wants when he wants. One day, Ill earn more money than my Dad, he boasts. Parents buy care and attention for their children because they have no time to give it themselves. Amandas mother employs a personal trainer, a nutritionist, a bodyguard/chauffeur, a singing coach, and a counselor to look after all her 15-year-old daughters needs. Often there is not parent at home most days, so children decide whether to make their own meals or go out to restaurants, when to watch television or do homework. They organize their own social lives. They play no childhood games. They become adults before they are ready. Hollywood has always been the city of dreams. The kids in L.A live unreal lives where money, beauty, and pleasure are the only gods. Will children around the world soon start to think the same? Or do they already?
New Headway Pre-Intermediate Oxford University Press

A. Read the following statements and write true, false, or not mentioned.
1/ In Hollywood, everyone has a palace. ________ 2/ The parents dont buy enough things to their children. _________ 3/ Amanda has a counselor. _________

B. In which paragraph is it mentioned that children in Hollywood grow up too quickly? _________________________________________________________________________________ ______ C. Fill in the gaps with the appropriate words from the list below. well excited depressed nervous better tired

Today Trent feels .. because he has got an exam. His parents are not at home to support him, so he is . . But his younger brother, Mike is very . today. He is celebrating his birthday. He is turning five this year. Mike is really cute but he does not do at school.

We can see words.


in stories, novels, newspapers, etc. But sometimes we use other

In a wedding dress shop.

1. 2. 3. 4.

"What do you think?" said Mary. "Oh, it looks lovely," her friends said. "I think its old fashioned," said Beth. Oh, you be quiet! said Mary.

"What do you think?" asked Mary. "Oh, it looks lovely," her friends answered. "I think its old fashioned," whispered Beth. Oh, you be quiet! shouted Mary.

We also use


in indirect speech:


Karen: Im going out. me) Bob: I cant come. Mari: I dont know.

Karen said [that] she was going out. (Not: Karen said Bob said [that] he couldnt come. She said [that] she didnt know.

TELL has the same meaning as say, but different form: tell + me, you, him, her,
For example, look at the same conversation, with tell.

Karen: Im going out. Bob: I cant come. Mari: I dont know.

Karen told me/us/etc. [that] she was going out. Bob told me/us/etc. [that] he couldnt come. She told me/us/etc. [that] she didnt know.

We can also use requests**.

TELL /ASK + me, you, him, her, etc. + infinitive for orders /

For example:

The policeman told her to stay in the car. / The policeman asked her to stay in the car. I told them to come at 6. / I asked them to come at 6.

** Told can sound MUCH stronger than ask. For example: Im telling you, not asking you. And we can use other words, too, with the same pattern as ask/tell:
For example:

It was dark and dangerous. Of course we warned Julie not to go.

Her mother advised her to drink warm milk.

Put the following sentences into indirect speech (reported speech): 1) My mother said, "Don't shout at your sister!" My mother ordered me __________________________________________________________ 2) Omar said, "Leila is coming this week. Omar said __________________________________________________________ 3) John asked, what is the problem?" John asked __________________________________________________________ 4) She whispered, My father died a year ago. She whispered __________________________________________________________ 5) Tom said, I have been waiting for too long Tom said __________________________________________________________ 6) Did you see the accident? the policeman asked. The policeman asked __________________________________________________________ 7) Dont forget to do the homework! the teachers reminded the students The teachers reminded the students

__________________________________________________________ 8) She said, "I went to the cinema yesterday." She said __________________________________________________________ 9) Did you sleep well? asked my sister. My sister asked __________________________________________________________ 10) Where have you been? the mother asked her daughter.

The mother asked her daughter __________________________________________________________