Listen to and read this news story from the The Sun
answer the questions.
Tom Cruise and Scientology leader were inseparable
are the THREE people in the marriage of Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise
— the actor, wife Katie Holmes and Scientology leader David Miscavige.
to Cruise and Katie last night said
their romance was
doomed from the start because of
the Hollywood hero’s intense friendship with Miscavige.
The pair are
so close that Miscavige, 52, is mocked as Scientologist Cruise’s “manwife”.
He was the star’s best man when he wed actress Katie five years ago. And
he has loomed large over their
relationship ever since.
Cruise and Miscavige — known to the actor as COB, standing for Chairman of
the Board — are both diminutive and have been known to wear matching black
cult chief is said to have showered Cruise with lavish gifts including an
AIRCRAFT HANGAR for his private jet and a custom-built luxury coach.
An insider said: “Miscavige and Tom are joined at the hip. Tom runs
every important decision in his life by him.
“Tom really values his
opinion and Katie often felt like she came in second place. When it became
clear how much influence he had over her husband she knew she had to get away.”
Katie, 33, fled the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion before filing for
divorce in New York on Thursday. She is seeking sole custody of
daughter Suri, six, to “save” her from Scientology.
She sprung a
surprise on Cruise, 50, yesterday, after she was given information about
Miscavige’s grip on her family by
disillusioned defectors from the
Q1) Find expressions
which are similar to:
a) Katie needed to escape
destined not to succeed
unhappy former members ??? d)
a very close relationship??? e)
had a strong influence
wants to look after her exclusively ???
Q2) True or False?
Tom Cruise doesn't like David Miscavige much.??? b)
Neither the Hollywood actor nor the Scientology leader are very tall.
Cruise often asks Miscavige for advice. ???
Katie left her home very quickly.
e) The two men don't like the same clothes.
f) The Scientology 'COB' has given Cruise a lot of presents.
Grammar & Vocabulary Challenge:
a) Which of these words from the article are past
were / close / said / mocked / wed / loomed / known /
showered built / joined / felt / came /
became / knew / fled / sprung / given / grip ???
b) Find four examples of
(e.g. was delivered).
What do COB, CEO and MD stand for in business?
An all time classic if ever there was one! Enjoy Blue Oyster Cult's
Don't Fear The Reaper and good luck with the task!
Watch the video, listen to the song, and do the exercises below...
Don't Fear The Reaper
(by Blue Oyster Cult)
I've changed all the verbs to the
Listen and try to hear (and then sing!) the correct verb forms...
(Click on the
??? to see if you're right!)
All our times (COME) Here but now they (GO) Seasons (NOT FEAR) the
reaper Nor (DO) the wind, the sun or the rain We can (BE) like they
(COME ON) baby...
the Reaper Baby (TAKE) my hand...
the Reaper We'll be able (FLY)...
the Reaper Baby I (BE) your man...
done Here but now they (GO) Romeo and Juliet (BE) together in
eternity... Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday... Like Romeo and
Juliet 40,000 men and women everyday... Redefine happiness Another
40,000 (COME) everyday...We can (BE) like they (BE)
(COME ON) baby... (NOT FEAR) the Reaper Baby (TAKE) my hand... (NOT FEAR)
the Reaper We'll be able (FLY)... (NOT FEAR) the Reaper Baby I (BE)
Love of two (BE)
one Here but now they (GO) (COME) the last night of sadness And it
(BE) clear she could (NOT GO ON) The door (BE) open and the wind (APPEAR)
The candles (BLOW) and then (DISAPPEAR) The curtains (FLY) and then he
(APPEAR) Saying (NOT BE) afraid
(COME ON) baby... And she
(HAVE) no fear And she (RUN) to him... Then they (START) to (FLY) They
looked backward and said goodbye She (BECOME) like they (BE) She (TAKE) his
hand She (BECOME) like they (BE)