Level A2 – PRE- INTERMEDIATE – THE MODELLING AUDITION
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- A much longer day
- Than he expected
- To hand out
- To start heading home
- We are currently looking for
- Do you have a minute?
- I can spare you a few minutes
- You have the look
- We are searching for
- You look rugged
- A natural cool and calm
- Not too much to ask
- A modelling audition
- I’ve heard that before
- The chances of me getting the job
- They are very slim
- I’m not sure
- That is a little conceited
- A lot of candidates
- Very few fit the profile
- Michael feels flattered
- To contemplate
- He has nothing to lose
- He might as well
- The CEO
- Show us a pose
- To pose
- In alignment with the brand
- Tilts his head
- His best gaze
- I am bored
- He has so much charisma
- Remotely acceptable
LESSON 43 DIALOGUE
-The Modelling Audition-
Lesson 43 – The Modelling Audition
Michael is tired and has had a much longer day than he expected, handing in his CV to different shops and companies. He is just about to start heading home when a young girl stops him on the street.
Mila: Hey, my name is Mila and I work for a very well-known clothing brand. We are currently looking for models for our new collection. Do you have minute?
Michael: I don’t have a lot of time, but I can spare you a few minutes!
Mla: Perfect! You have the exact look that we are searching for in our new campaign. You look rugged and like you don’t care about your appearance, yet you have a natural cool and calm about you. If it’s not too much to ask, I really want you to come to a modelling audition we are having a little further down the street?
Michael: Modelling? You would be surprised how many times I’ve heard that before. But I know the chances of me getting the job are very slim. I’m not sure I want to…
Mila: Hahaha, that is a little conceited of you to say, but you are right. There are a lot of candidates, but very few fit the profile as perfectly as you do!
Michael feels flattered and a little embarrassed. He contemplates for a couple of minutes and then decides that he has nothing to lose and might as well go to the audition. He follows Mila into a building a little further down the street and enters a big room where the audition is being held. There are a few people sitting along a table and Mila explains that they work for the clothing brand and are the ‘judges’ of the audition. Suddenly, a woman at the table introduces herself to Michael as the CEO of the brand.
Tanya: My name is Tanya. You look much better than many of our earlier candidates. Could you please show us a pose that you think is in alignment with the brand?
Michael tilts his head a little and puts one hand on his hip and gives the judges his best gaze. Tanya turns to her colleagues and seems very excited.
Tanya: We have seen SO many models today. I am bored. So few of them have been even remotely acceptable. However, this man is perfect, just perfect! He has so much charisma and the right face! Michael, will you take the job?
Facts: Modelling as a profession was first established in 1853 by Charles Frederick Worth, who has been named the “father of haute couture”.
COMPREHENSION QUIZZES (3 to complete)
Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1:
Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2:
Drag and Drop Quiz 3:
GRAMMAR PRACTICE: QUANTIFIERS
As the word points out, quantifiers are terms that are used to refer to the number of elements. Many times they do it in a vague and imprecise way. We have already seen some and any.
DIFFERENCE MUCH AND MANY
The main difference is this one:
|MUCH + UNCOUNTABLE NOUN|
|MANY + PLURAL NOUNS|
How much money do you have?
There isn’t much food in the fridge.
How many books did you buy?
- a) Much appears in question forms and negative forms.
I don’t drink much alcohol.
- b) Much it can be used without a noun:
I don’t like skiing much.
Do you dance much?
A LOT (OF)
Is another quantifier that expresses a high quantity but imprecise.
It can be used as well in affirmative sentences as in negative sentences.
|A LOT (OF) = ALL KIND OF SENTENCES|
I don’t drink much alcohol = I don’t drink a lot of alcohol.
There isn’t a lot of food in the fridge = There isn’t much food in the fridge.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN (A) LITTLE AND (A) FEW
If we want to refer to a small quantity of something, we use little and few.
|(A) LITTLE + UNCOUNTABLE NOUN|
|(A) FEW + PLURAL NOUN|
A little wine A few pens
A little money A few days
A LITLLE ~ A FEW
She’s going to Berlin for a few days.
LITTLE ~ FEW
I have little money.
I have few coins.
Recuerda, por tanto, la diferencia:
|LITTLE / FEW = INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT|
|A LITLLE / A FEW= JUST SOMETHING|
We have little food. We can’t cook.
We have few vegetables. We can’t make a salad.
We have a little of food. We can cook something good.
We have a few of vegetables. We can make a salad.
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