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The HARRY-MEGHAN WEDDING ABC - multiple choice feladat - angol középfok B2

2018. május 19. - EnglishOnline

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Perceken belül kezdődik a 21. század eleinte legvalószínűtlenebbnek tartott, most viszont kétségkívül leginkább várva várt nemzetközi esküvője! Harry brit herceg ma délben veszi el az amerikai, elvált, félvér ex-színésznő Meghan Markle-t! Ne maradj ki a mulatságból, ünnepelj egy angol középfokú nyelvvizsga jellegű, MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ feladattal! A WEDDING ABC betűihez találd meg a kontextusnak megfelelő szót a három megadott alternatíva közül! Opciók a cikk alján!

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A for __________(1)

The official announcement states that 'the wedding will take place in spring 2018', but reports have suggested it could be happening in April. Windsor Castle - the perfect reception venue - is to be closed on that day and its state apartments will be shut on the day before and the day after. However, a Betfair spokesperson has also said there has been a flurry of betting for a May date.

B for __________(2)

Popular Meghan has her pick of __________(2). As both her best friend and stylist, Jessica Mulroney is the main contender for matron of honour. Tennis champion Serena Williams is another possibility. She met the bride-to-be at a charity football game in 2014 and Meghan says they're connected by 'our endless ambition'. Star Wars actress Janina Gavankar recently shared a selfie with Meghan, her friend of 15 years, saying: 'Couldn't be prouder how far we've come'. Then there's her gym buddy, fitness guru Heather Dorak, and her old uni friend, TV producer Lindsay Roth, who enlisted 'selfless' Meghan as her maid of honour last August.

C for __________(3)

After behaving impeccably during the May wedding of her aunt Pippa Middleton to James Matthews, HRH Princess Charlotte, who turned three on May 2, could reprise her role as s flower girl for Uncle Harry's big day. Her four-year-old brother Prince George received a ticking off from his mother Kate at Berkshire nuptials, but is likely to join his little sister as a page boy. Harry is very fond of his niece and nephew, referring to them as the 'most amazing things ever'.

D for __________(4)

William famously presented Kate with their late mother's blue sapphire engagement ring and Harry has also paid tribute to the late __________(4) Princess of Wales by presenting Meghan with a ring that includes two diamonds from her private collection.

E for __________(5)

When asked about her dream wedding gown, Meghan once said: 'I personally prefer dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.' Step forward Canadian/Turkish fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu, a favourite of Meghan, who has been wearing the label for years. His penchant for giving antique lace and fancy frills a modern twist make him a likely go-to for the wedding gown. Other choices could include a classic look by English designer Jenny Packham, a floral dress by Elie Saab or a fairy-tale number - much like her character wore in legal drama Suits - by Oscar de la Renta.

F for __________(6)

Despite being blessed with a fresh, glowing, complexion, Meghan will go all out to look her best on her big day. A facial courtesy of Sarah Chapman is just the thing - and the beauty guru to the stars gave Meghan a treatment at her Chelsea clinic Skinesis after she flew into the UK just over a week ago. Meghan, whose mum Doria encouraged her to start getting facials when she was just 13, has previously spoken about practising facial massage at home, trying infra-red saunas, drinking two litres of water a day and using a clarins serum and moisturiser. 

G for __________(7)

The cute beagle and his canine companion Bogart, a Labrador-shepherd cross, are described as 'my loves' by Meghan. She's revealed that one is staying with close friends and the other has been in the UK for a while. They're used to posing for photos, featuring heavily in her past social media posts, but whether they'll play a part in her big day as doggie ring bearers is another matter.

H for __________(8)

Meghan's mum Doria Ragland is the only known family member to have met Harry. The yoga teacher, who has allegedly been offered a room at Anmer Hall when the royals celebrate Christmas in Sandringham, was by the couple's side at October's Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto. She is divorced from Meghan's father Thomas Markle, but the two remain friends. It's not known whether Meghan's half-brother Tom Markle Jnr will attend, or her half-sister Samantha Grant. She has previously criticised Meghan for not reaching out when she was diagnosed with MS.

I for __________(9)

Meghan is a keen calligrapher and may well address the __________(9) herself! Celebrities hoping to receive one include Victoria Beckham who attended the the 2011 royal wedding. She might even design Meghan's gown, as Meghan is a fan of her clothes. Actor Patrick J Adams, who plays Meghan's love interest on Suits, describes their relationship as like 'brother and sister' so he may be there. Their mutual pal Markus Anderson, a businessman, is a very likely attendee. Former Made in Chelsea star Millie Macintosh, American socialite Olivia Palermo and actresses Gem Pinkney and Priyanka Chopra could attend. The groom's gusets may include actor Dominic West, Barack and Michelle Obama, singer Joss Stine and Harry's old friend Guy Pelly.

J for __________(10)

The Archbishop of Canterbury __________(10) Welby will officiate their church wedding. Congratulating the couple on Twitter, he wrote: 'I'm absolutely delighted to hear the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now engaged. I wish them many years of love, happiness and fulfilment - and ask that God blesses them throughout their married life together.' He previously baptised TRH Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

K for __________(11)

Among the first to react to the news was the Prime Minister Theresa May. She tweeted  her 'warmest congratulations' to the pair, calling the announcement 'a time of huge celebration for two people in love'. Her predecessor David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Fearne Cotton and Paula Radcliffe were among other celebrity supporters tweeting their best.

L for __________(12)

During their first joint interview on Monday evening, Harry and Meghan described their __________(12) relationship. 'We knew we had to invest the time and the energy and whatever it took into making that happen,' said Meghan, adding that it was 'not the easiest' to juggle her filming commitments in Toronto with travelling to the UK. 'We never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other,' said Harry, adding: 'Two different time zones and five hours apart does have its challenges, but then we made it work - and now we're here.'

M for __________(13)

While William and Kate invited Ellie Goulding to perform at their big day, Meghan's choice of wedding band could be more obscure. The actress is close friends with Canadian singer Martina Sorbara and earlier this year, Martina's band Dragonette was included on a list of Meghan's favourites compiled on her blog, The Tig. Harry was spotted watching The Killers at Hyde Park this summer, so the Las Vegas band are hotly tipped to take to the stage for his big day. Meanwhile, opera singer Laura Wright has been a regular fixture at Harry's Invictus Games and even wrote the tournament's official song, Invincible.

N for __________(14)

The newly engaged couple will set up home in Harry's two-bedroom residence, Nottingham Cottage. Nestled in the grounds of Kensington Palace, it's a stone's throw from William and Kate's official residence, Apartment 1A. It's been Harry's home for the past four years, before which it was William and Kate's first marital abode. Meghan will no doubt put her own stamp on the property, as Kate once did. The smallest dwelling on the 17th century royal estate, it boasts two reception rooms, a small garden and rooms originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

O for __________(15)

At the time of going to print, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle were events for the wedding venue, according to Betway. The odds on the ceremony taking place after Kate gives birth to her third child, due in April, were 1/3 and Prince William was odds-on to be picked as his brother's best man, at 1/4. The odds on Harry and Meghan, who both want children, announcing they're expecting a baby next year are now at 4/7.

P for __________(16)

Removal vans were spotted outside Meghan's rented Toronto home at the end of November, with her furniture reportedly heading into storage. The property, owned by Kevin O'Neill and his wife Liz Cabral, was located in the quiet, middle class residential area of Seaton Village, with minimal security.

Q for __________(17)

It is thought that Harry sought his grandmother's permission to propose back in October. In what is believed to have been Meghan's first meeting with Her Majesty, the couple visited Buckingham Palace for an intimate, hour-long tea party with the Queen. He was obliged to seek permission from the monarch under the Succession of the Crown Act 2013, which states that the six persons next in line to the crown must obtain the consent of Her Majesty to marry.

R for __________(18)

Once married, Meghan will be expected to carry out a number of royal engagements each year and has made preparations for the new role. Just as Kate did before her, the actress is set to leave her job, having been written out of Suits during the show's seventh series. In 2016, William, Kate and Harry carried out 485 engagements and it's expected Meghan's __________(18) will begin soon after she and Harry tie the knot.

S for __________(19)

Though some have assumed that Meghan will automatically become a princess following her nuptials, that's not the case. That title is only bestowed upon those born into the royal family - instead, she will likely become a duchess. It's thought that the Queen will assign Harry and Meghan the dukedom of Sussex upon their marriage, just as she made William and Kate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their wedding. The title became extinct after its last holder, Prince Augustus Frederick, son of George III, died in 1843.

T is for __________(20)

She may be marrying into royalty, but it's unlikely Meghan is getting hitched to future King. Harry is currently fifth in line to the throne, but following the birth of William and Kate's third child in April 2018, he will drop to sixth in line.

 U for __________(21)

Harry acted as an usher for Tom 'Skippy' Inskip when he said 'I do' to Lara Hughes-Young in Jamaica earlier this year, accompanied by Meghan, so it's fair to assume he could return the favour. Harry has also acted as an usher for pals Thomas van Straubenzee, Jamie Murray Wells and Edward van Cutsem over the years. Of course the top role of best man will likely go to Harry's brother William, given that Harry acted as William's best man in 2011.

V for __________(22)

Meghan gave the biggest hint at her future life as a royal when she opened up abut her relationship in a cover story for Vanity Fair magazine. Referring to Harry as her 'boyfriend', she told the publication: 'We are two people who are really happy and in love.' Paving the way for this week's official announcement she said: 'I'm sure there will be time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell,' adding: 'Personally, I love a great love story.'

W for __________(23)

It has been the venue of choice for several royal weddings over the years, including Her Majesty the Queen's 1947 wedding to Prince Philip, and Kate and William's 2011 nuptials, so it's no wonder that many are speculating that Westminster Abbey will be the place that Harry and Meghan will tie the knot. Windsor Castle is another hotly-tipped option, or London's St Paul's Cathedral.

X for __________(24)

Harry might have dated a string of beauties over the years, including Cressida Bonas, Jenna Coleman and Ellie Goulding, but it was once assumed that long-time love Chelsy Davy would one day become his wife. The pair split in 2010, after almost seven years together, and remain close friends to this day, with Chelsy even attending William and Kate's wedding. But don't expect Meghan's former husband, film producer to make an appearance.

Y for __________(25)

Meghan is a big fan of hot yoga, and will no doubt be practising it more regularly in a bid to look her best ahead of her big day. 'My mom is a __________(25) instructor, and I started doing mommy-and-me yoga with her when I was seven.' she explained. 'In college, I started doing it more regularly.'

Z for __________(26)

As well as neighbouring nation Botswana, where the centre diamond on Meghan's ring comes from, the couple have special memories of __________(2) having taken a three-week trip there this summer to celebrate Meghan's 36th bithday, so it could be a contender as a honeymoon destination. Harry has previously revealed that the continent holds a special place in his heart, first visiting soon after his mum's death in 1997: 'My dad told my brother and me we were going to Africa to get away from it all. This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere in the world. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here'.

(Text adapted from a British magazine)

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Somerset
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Vanity Fair
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The Harry & Meghan Love Story Interview - ANGOL KÖZÉPFOK - nyelvvizsga szövegértés gyakorlat

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2018. a boldog ünneplés éve a brit királyi család számára. Még egy hete sincs, hogy II. Erzsébet királynő 92 életévébe lépett és hogy Vilmos herceg és Katalin hercegné harmadik gyermekük, Lajos Artúr Károly születését üdvözölhette.

De ez mind semmi ahhoz a csinnadrattához képest, ami Henrik herceg május 19-i lakodalma alkalmával ígérkezik a királyi udvar háza táján.

Tudod ki a menyasszony?

Ennek járhatsz utána, ha az angol nyelvvizsga (B2) szövegértés feladatát megoldod. A következő 6 mondatból 5 db-ot kell visszahelyezni az újságcikkbe.

Kellemes készülődést kívánok az írásbeli nyelvvizsgádra!

A) I wish them many years of love, happiness and fulfilment – and ask that God blesses them throughout their married life together.’

B) He added: ’Harry will be relieved that his badly kept secret is finally out there.’

C) He was obliged to seek permission from the monarch under the Succession of the Crown Act 2013, which states that the 6 persons next in line to the crown must obtain the consent of Her Majesty to marry.

D) Because if he wasn’t kind, it didn’t seem like it would make sense.

E) He added: ’It is days like today when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news.’

F) The couple were roasting chicken at his London residence, Notthingam Cottage, during a ’cosy night’ in.

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Theirs is the fairy-tale romance that has kept the world gripped since love first blossomed back in the spring of 2016. Now HRH Prince Harry has officially confirmed he will marry his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle. Their engagement was announced by Harry's father, HRH Prince Charles, last Monday. Clarence House said in a statement: 'His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle.'

The couple will wed in spring 2018, with May 19 widely tipped to be the date for their nuptials. Opening up during the engagement in their first joint interview, Harry, 33, and Meghan 36, revealed to the BBC's Mishal Husain how he proposed 'a few weeks ago', about 18 months after they first met. [_____1_____] 'It was just an amazing surprise,' said Meghan, who revealed it was 'an instant yes' from her. 'It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee.' she added.

Recalling the moment, Harry said: 'She didn't even let me finish, she said:"Can I say yes? Can I say yes?" and then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like: "Can I - can I give you the ring?" She goes: "Oh, yes, the ring!" He continued: 'It was a really nice moment, just the two of us.'

The ring was designed by Harry, with Meghan describing it as 'beautiful' and 'incredible'. The classic yellow gold band features three stones - the larger, central diamond is from Botswana, where the couple have spent time together in the past 18 months. In a fitting tribute to his mother, the two outside diamonds are from the late Diana, Princess of Wales's personal collection 'to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together', explained Harry.

The couple described how they had met on a blind date arranged by a mutual female friend. 'I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her and I thought, right, I need to up my game and make sure I've got good chat,' laughed Harry.

Meghan added: 'I didn't know much about him and so the only thing I had asked her when she wanted to set us up was: "Is he nice?" [_____2_____] And so we met for a drink and then very quickly we said: "What are we doing tomorrow?"

Harry, who admitted that he had never watched Meghan in Suits, continued: 'Then it was "Right, diaries! We need to see how we can make this work." Because I was off to Africa for a month, she was working.'

Their meeting led to two further dates in London, and the besotted prince then persuaded Meghan to join him on holiday in Botswana a few weeks later. 'We camped out with each other under the stars...She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic,' adding: 'It was absolutely amazing to get to know her as quickly as I did.'

On spending a lot of time at home together while dating instead of being seen in public, Harry said: 'We had to reverse the whole process. Cosy nights in front of the television, cooking dinner just the two of us by ourselves in our little cottage, rather than going out for dinner and being seen in public. It's made us a hell of a lot closer in a shorter space of time, without question.'

Meanwhile, Meghan confirmed she has already met Harry's grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, 'a couple of times' and revealed that 'she's an incredible woman'. Praising his grandparents, Harry said they had been 'wonderful throughout this whole process' and called it 'a miracle' that they hadn't told anyone about the secret romance.

The couple giggled as they revealed that the Queen's pet pooches took an instant liking to Meghan, laying on her feet during tea. 'The corgis took to you straight away,' Harry reminded his fiancée during the interview. 'I've spent the last 33 years being barked at - this one walks in, absolutely nothing, just wagging tails!'

Speaking about Meghan's meetings with other members of the royal family, Harry told his brother HRH Prince William 'was longing to meet her and so was [his wife[ Catherine'. He added that HRH the Duchess of Cambridge 'has been absolutely amazing, as has William as well'.

Harry also described 'a handful of teas and meetings' with his father Prince Charles, praising the wonderful support his family have shown them as a couple. The royal also spoke emotionally about how his late mother would have loved his future wife. 'They'd be thick as thieves, without question,' Harry said. 'I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down - you know, so excited for me...She would have probably been best friends, best friends with Meghan.' [_____3_____]

On a more uplifting note, Harry reflected on his powerful feelings for Meghan: 'The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect. This beautiful woman just tripped and fell into my life and I fell into her life.'

Crediting her with having the qualities to take on such a prominent royal role, he said: 'I know that she'll be really unbelievably good at the job part of it,' adding it's 'obviously a huge relief to me as she'll be able to deal with everything else that comes with it. We're a fantastic team, we know we are'.

Meghan added that their shared passion to strive for change in the world was one of the first things they 'connected on'.

Vowing always to put their relationship first, Harry confirmed: 'A couple of months in when I thought, I know that I'm in love with this girl and I hope she's in love with me.'

They glossed over the subject of children, merely saying that they're taking it 'one step at a time', with Harry saying: 'Hopefully we'll start a family in the near future.'

Earlier that day, on the dot of 2pm, Harry and Meghan greeted the waiting media at Kensington Palace for the highly -anticipated engagement photo call.

Holding hands, the besotted couple walked briskly through the formal sunken gardens, one of Diana's favourite places.

Meghan, who looked beautiful in a white belted £450 coat by Line The Label which she wore over a dark green dress by PAROSH, teamed with Aquazzura cream heels and gold and opal earrings from Les Plaisirs de Birks, gave Harry's arm a reassuring rub as the visibly nervous, but elated, prince prepared to announce the news.

Encouraged by Harry, who was dressed in a dark blue suit and tie, Meghan gave the cameras a flash of her stunning engagement ring, which was designed by Harry himself and crafted by British jewellers Cleave & Company, court jewellers and medallists to Her Majesty the Queen.

Adelle Thompson, head of buying at Beaverbrooks, explained: 'The three stones are said to represent a couple's past present and future together - a romantic and meaningful gesture from the prince.'

Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! of Harry's decision to pay tribute to his late mother: 'It's really sweet. Obviously Prince William was able to give his late mother's engagement ring to Kate, so this is a very nice touch from Harry and his version of making that gesture that nod to his mother, which would have been important to him.'

Asked by a reporter if the proposal was romantic, a grinning Harry remarked: 'Of course it was!' Harry also said he was 'over the moon' to be engaged, while Meghan said she was 'so very happy'. When asked when he knew Meghan was the one, he replied: 'The very first time we met'. Harry also jokingly added: 'I'm very glad it's not raining as well!'

Harry then pulled a giggling Meghan closer to him as she placed a perfectly manicured hand on his chest before retreating to the palace to record their interview.

As soon as the news was announced, Meghan's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland - who divorced when Meghan was six years old - publicly congratulated their daughter, saying in a statement: 'We are incredibly happy for Maghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.'

Harry's brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also revealed their delight at the impending royal wedding, commenting: 'We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.'

In accordance with royal protocol, Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne, sought the approval of his grandmother Her Majesty the Queen before making the news public.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were also quick to send their best wishes, saying they were 'delighted' for their grandson, adding that they 'wish them every happiness'.

Also commenting on their engagement, Duncan, who has worked closely with Harry as a royal correspondent, told OK!: 'Harry has never looked so happy. He's like the cat that got the cream. He's marrying for love. It doesn't matter all this discussion of whether Meghan is suitable or not, clearly the Queen and Prince Charles have allowed this to happen because they can see how serious and happy he is. He's had a long search for the right person.' [_____4_____] He'll be mostly relieved that she said yes! They'll be quite excited. He's followed his brother's blueprint."

While a wedding date has not officially been made public at the time of going to press, it was widely speculated that the event could take place on April 20, a Windsor Castle revealed they would be closed on that date, and the days before and afterwards, although a spokesperson said they could not comment on private events.

St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle would prove to be the perfect location for their big day - while it is smaller than Westminster Abbey, where Harry's brother William married Kate in April 2011, it is still grand enough to host a high-profile royal wedding.

Duncan, who is the author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, says he would be 'very surprised' if the wedding is not held at St George's Chapel, telling OK!: 'Windsor Castle is the most likely venue.' He adds: 'If Harry wanted to sort his wedding plans out, he would choose a country church and a local pub with very few close mates, but that's obviously not going to happen. That's about as likely as a Las Vegas stag do!'

While not believed to be on the same scale as William and Kate's big day, royal experts are still convinced it will be an impressive affair. Duncan says: 'I think Prince Harry will have a big wedding. I don't think he would want to disappoint the public. On the wedding day they will do a double reception like William and Kate did, which will involve a formal set-piece reception, followed by a slightly more intimate affair with family and friends.' As for the entertainment, Duncan says: 'We could have some American razzmatazz! The question is, how much will belong to royal protocol? Will they have Beyoncé there and have fireworks at midnight, or will it be much more traditional?'

It is believed that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will perform the wedding after his predecessor Rowan Williams conducted the marriage of Kate and William. The Queen and Prince Philip were also married by the Archbishop of Canterbury, while the religious leader also carried out the christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, proving he has a special relationship with the royals. 

Taking to Twitter following the news of the engagement, Justin wrote: 'I'm absolutely delighted to hear the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now engaged. [_____5_____] It is also assumed that, on the morning of his wedding, the Queen will give Harry the title the Duke of Sussex, meaning Meghan will become the Duchess of Sussex following their vows. The actress, who recently filmed her last series of US legal drama Suits, will automatically become Her Royal Highness and will become a full-time member of the royal family, who will be expected to carry out duties alongside her husband. 'I think what lies ahead is life as a full-time working royal, which comes at a crucial time when the Queen is in her nineties and in need for some of the burden, in particular her foreign overseas travel, to be lifted,' says Duncan, adding: 'She also now has a much bigger platform from which to make change with her charity work.'

As for what this means for the royal family, he adds: 'I think this is an absolute demonstration of how William and in particular Harry have transformed the relevance of the modern British royal family. Harry is so popular. They could have a Shrek-themed wedding and the public would love it. It wouldn't matter!'

The couple's exciting announcement follows months of mounting speculation about their intentions. Rumours of an engagement went into full throttle in mid-October when it was claimed that Meghan spent an afternoon with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, where they chatted and sipped tea.

Meanwhile, last month bookmakers suspended odds on a royal wedding taking place next year, amid claims the prime minister, Theresa may, had been primed for an 'imminent' announcement.

the news comes seven years after Harry's brother William announced his engagement to Kate. Their engagement became public on November 16, 2010, with their lavish wedding taking place just five months later.

With a big wedding to plan, Meghan recently finalised a permanent move from her home in Toronto, cnada, to London, where she now lives with Harry at his two-bedroom Kensignton Palace residence. So far one of her beloved dogs has been moved over to the UK.

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All you need to know about YOKO ONO - in a nutshell - ANGOL SZÖVEGÉRTÉS feladat

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Yoko Ono was born the daughter of a banker and a classical pianist in Japan, and on her father's side she has a long line of __________(1) warriors in her blood. The family was very well-off for her youngest years but then came World War II and the fire bombings of Tokyo. Twelve-year-old Yoko ran to safety and took shelter in a bunker underneath the streets of Tokyo. After the smoke had faded away, Japan's economy faded as well and the Ono family was no exception. The family escaped to a mountain town, all their belongings in a wheelbarrow and they had to beg for food on the streets. Yoko's mother even traded an old sewing machine for a bag of rice so that they wouldn't __________(2). Yoko says this is what helped her to understand what it's like to be an outsider and how she developed her aggressive attitude towards the things she wants. Eleven years later, Yoko now 22, married a composer called Toshi, but after a messy divorce she ended up suffering from clinical __________(3) which was so severe that she was placed in a mental institution. Yoko married again to an American jazz musician named Anthony Cox who was instrumental in her release from the asylum. They had a daughter named Kyoko but the marriage quickly fell apart and Anthony changed Kyoko's name to Ruth and ran away with her while they were having a __________(4) battle over her. Eventually, Anthony won custody of Kyoko stating that Yoko was an unfit parent due to drug use. Yoko wouldn't see her daughter for 27 years. Later on Yoko hosted an art exhibit and lo and behold John Lennon showed up. Initially he wasn't very impressed with the art, but then he saw a ladder in the middle of the room and climbed to the top of it and saw just a simple word 'YES' written on the ceiling. He said it resonated with him because all art at that time that he had seen was 'anti this' and 'anti that' and this was a refreshing positive take on art. John and Yoko's friendship grew slowly. Cynthia, his wife at the time, asked him: "Who is this woman calling our house phone?" to which he replied "Oh, she's just calling to obtain money for her __________(5) bullshit". But Yoko was on John's mind. Yoko roughly translated means __________(6) and while John was writing his song Julia he even referred to her in it saying "Ocean child calls me". While Cynthia was away on vacation, John invited Yoko over to his house to do some recording. They recorded all night and as John put it, they made love at dawn. When Cynthia arrived back from holiday, she saw Yoko Ono sitting at her table wearing only Cynthia's white robe, drinking tea with her husband, to which John only said "Oh, hey!". They divorced shortly after that. John and Yoko married and the news dragged her through the mud. There wasn't anything like it. They called her names like __________(7), a 'succubus', a 'gold digger'. Yoko and John's relationship began to shrink under the pressure of his looming deportation from the US and her inability to track down her daughter Kyoko. John travelled back and forth to New York and LA with his assistant and friend May Pang. While in California, he decided that he wanted to buy a house with May Pang and stopped picking up Yoko Ono's calls to him. Yoko eventually tracked John down and convinced him to come back to her stating that she had found a cure for her smoking __________(8). John returned to New York with Yoko and May Pang called "What the hell is going on, where are you?" and Yoko responded to her on the phone: "John is unavailable. He is too exhausted from his __________(9) sessions." Two days later May ran into John serendipitously at a dentist's office. She said he looked stupefied and confused to an extent that May Pang thought John Lennon had been brainwashed. John told her there that his separation from Yoko was now over but Yoko would allow her to see John as a mistress. People started to notice that Yoko was now sitting in on every Beatles recording giving her true sense to the boys who had been performing together for a decade at that point. And now a strange lady was telling them: "Oh, you need more yah, yah, yah or primal __________(10) in your songs". Tensions were so high at the time, they were being screwed out of their own money, Paul's in-laws were getting involved in managing the Beatles and they were working separately on so many songs that they were almost already solo artists. It's difficult to claim Yoko was to __________(11) for the break-up of the Beatles, but some events should be treated as facts. Certain things are just evident, like her treatment of Julian. Not only did she have Julian buy Lennon's letters back at auction like a nobody, but John's will left nothing to Cynthia and Julian. Yoko, instead of doing the right thing and acknowledging that Julian deserved to be part of his father's legacy, monetarily and otherwise, she fought him in court for years until she gradually settled. She even referred to Julian as the 'mistake child' and her son Sean as the 'planned one'. Furthermore, when Paul McCartney asked Yoko, who now controlled 90% of the publishing rights, if she could change the Lennon-McCartney credit on the music to McCartney-Lennon only for the songs he was the sole writer of, she rudely turned him down saying "Stop trying to rewrite history!" After Lennon had tragically passed away, Yoko decided it would be a great idea to take the __________(12) glasses of a recently murdered husband and put it on display as the cover for her first album. 

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BRIT KORONÁZÁSI ÉKSZEREK - 20+1 KORONÁZÁSI ANGOL kifejezés, bónusz szövegértés feladatok - the UK

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"Egy koronázást láttam életemben és a következő már az enyém volt, ami meglehetősen rendkívüli " mondja II. Erzsébet brit királynő, aki saját szavaival osztja meg a publikummal élete egyik legemlékezetesebb napjának féltve őrzött emlékeit , a BBC1 jóvoltából.

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Az alábbi 20+1 kifejezés közül 20 megfelelő helyre vár a koronázási ékszerekről szóló brit újságcikkben. Illeszd őket vissza a szöveglyukakba! Have fun!

KORONÁZÁSI KIFEJEZÉSEK

accession= trónra lépés

anniversary= évforduló

Archbishop= érsek

beaming= ragyogva

ceremony= ünnepség

Coronation= koronázás

crown= korona

crowned= megkoronázta

diamonds= gyémántok

gold= arany

Her Majesty= Őfelsége (királynőre)

investiture= beiktatás

Jewels= ékszerek

King= király

kingdom= királyság

monarch= uralkodó

precious stones= drágakövek

Queen= Királynő

royal= királyi

sapphires= zafírok

treasures= kincsek

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THE CORONATION on BBC1

__________(1) with delight, the __________(2) is reunited with the magnificent, bejewelled __________(3) she wore for her __________(4), as she is interviewed in a new BBC documentary marking the 65th __________(5) of her __________(6).

It is the first time the __________(7) has come face to face with the St Edward's Crown since the __________(8) of Canterbury placed it on her head on 2 June 1953, and formally __________(9) her Queen.

"I've seen one Coronation and been the recipient in the other, which is pretty remarkable," says Her Majesty, recalling her own __________(10) and that of her father George VI in 1937.

The hour-long documentary explores the history and role of the Crown __________(11) a priceless collection comprising 140 items and 23,000 __________(12).

The film is one of the rare occasions when __________(13) has agreed to appear in a documentary. She previously worked with the BBC in 1992 when she provided a voicover for a documentary Elisabeth R, which marked the 40th anniversary of her __________(14).

CENTURIES OF HISTORY

The St Edward's Crown was made for the Coronation of Charles II in 1661, replacing the medieval crown that had been melted down in 1649 by the Parliamentarians and which was thought to date back to __________(15) saint Edward the Confessor, the Anglo-Saxon __________(15)  whose death in 1066 led eventually to the Norman Conquest.

It comprises a solid __________(17) frame set with precious stones including __________(18) rubies, white and yellow topazes, amethysts and aquamarines and is topped with a velvet cap with an ermine band.

Stored in the Tower of London, it is only worn at Coronations. For the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen wears the much lighter Imperial State Crown, set with one of the world's largest __________(19), the Cullinan II.

The documentary also features memories from others present at the Coronation, including a maid who almost fainted and a choirboy who was left to sing solo when his fellow choristers lost their voices.

It is part of a series of programmes about the __________(20) of the Royal Collection, the art collection of the royal family. The BBC's director of content, Charlotte Moore, said: "In her own words, the Queen will bring to life the enduring symbolic importance of the Coronation ceremonies for modern audiences to enjoy."

(Adapted from the British Press)

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A FELADATOT A FENTI KÉPRE VAGY IDE KATTINTVA INTERAKTÍVAN IS MEGOLDHATOD ONLINE !!

1. When did the Queen last see her Coronation Crown?

a) She sees it every year on her anniversary.

b) She last saw it in 1965.

c) She hasn't seen it since her Coronation.

2. How often does the Queen appear in documentaries?

a) Very often.

b) Hardly ever.

c) Only on formal occasions.

3. The Crown collection consists of 140 __________.

a) jewels

b) precious stones

c) crowns & tiaras

4. The Queen has __________ worked with the BBC.

a) never

b) already

c) recently

5. The crown she wore at her Coronation was specially made for __________.

a) her

b) St Edward

c) Charles II

d) George VI

6. For parliamentary opening ceremonies the Queen wears __________.

a) the crown she wore at her Coronation

b) another crown

c) no crown, huge diamonds only

7. In the documentary the Queen is going to tell the viewers about __________.

a) the history of the Royal Collection

b) the stories of the Crown Jewels & personal memories of the Coronation

c) presents she received for her Coronation

8. The programme is __________.

a) a movie

b) a docuseries

c) a documentary film

 

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How to choose a DENTIST - ANGOL SZÖVEGÉRTÉS feladat KÖZÉPFOKÚ NYELVVIZSGÁRA

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A mai "FOGAS" kérdés pedig: HOGYAN VÁLASSZUNK FOGORVOST?

Újabb "LYUKAS" SZÖVEGET (gapfilling) hoztam Nektek, melynek harci feladata már jól ismert lesz: Helyezz vissza a cikk végén megadott 7 mondat közül 6-ot a szövegben hagyott GAPekbe (rés/szöveglyuk), tehát egy elem felesleges lesz, azt ki kell hagyni. Rajta!

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One problem that practically everyone faces is how to go about finding a "good" dentist. _____1_____ As a consumer, there are several aspects you should consider about your dentist and their office after you have decided on a particular dentist to care for your teeth.

The internet is filled with dentists who all have one thing in common: a license to practise dentistry in your country. However, they all have different personalities, different levels of experience, and different degrees of expertise. Before you begin looking for a dentist, you should ask yourself these questions:

Are you looking for a dentist near your home, or are you willing to travel a reasonable distance to be treated by a particular dentist you trust and like?

Are certain times of the day or week better for you? Some dentists have early or late office hours; some work on Saturdays. How important are these considerations?

Do you have a physical handicap that requires special attention? Some general dentists and certain specialists cater to specific problems. Also, handicapped patients may need to consider the physical layout of the dental office and its location in relation to parking.

What is your problem? Do you need your teeth cleaned and checked? Do you have an emergency? _____2_____

Do you need a general dentist or a specialist? General dentists are trained to do all types of treatment; however, if you have difficult or unusual problems, the general dentist may refer you to a specialist.

The most readily available sources of information about dentists are your friends, acquaintances, work associates, family physician, or pharmacist. Ask them how long they have gone to their dentist, and how they made their selection. You will primarily find out something about these dentists' personalities, but you should realize that you will rarely get much information about their technical abilities.

_____3_____ They can assist you by recommending several dentists in your area who seem to fit your needs. Then you can call these dentists and decide for yourself if you feel comfortable. You may also want to check on the credentials of a particular dentist. For example, you may want to know if the dentist providing orthodontic treatment is a specialist or a general dentist. Your local dental society can also help you find a dentist if you have an emergency situation. Most societies have rotating emergency lists of dentists who have volunteered to take dental emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.

If you are moving, your current dentist is an excellent person to ask for recommendation. Many times, if they do not know anyone, they will have a colleague who can give them a recommendation.

_____4_____ 

Is the dentist or their hygienist prevention oriented, pointing out things you can do yourself in order to maintain good dental health? The dentist and their hygienist should provide oral prophylaxis (tooth cleaning), fluoride treatments, sealants, replacements for missing teeth, and needed restorations (fillings). Home care is up to you.

Do they emphasize continued long-term care? In other words, is there a recall system that automatically notifies you when it's time for you periodic checkup?

Does the dentist use dental X rays, when needed, to assist in diagnosing your problem? On the initial visits to their office, they should request that you have X rays taken of all your teeth so they can determine the overall condition of your mouth. On subsequent visits X rays should be taken as needed. No dentist should restore a tooth without proper X rays. At the time of the X ray, note if the dentist is radiation conscious. They should place a lead apron over you to protect you from any "scatter radiation". He should even have a thyroid collar on the lead-lined apron.

Using the information from the X rays and other diagnostic parameters of evaluation, a dentist can suggest what treatment is needed to restore your mouth to good condition again. _____5_____ Dental problems are much less expensive to treat in their early stages. 

Does the dentist take a complete medical and dental history to be included as part of your permanent record? This gives the dentist insight into your particular needs. It can also help prevent possible complications. For instance, it would alert the dentist to allergies you might have to medicines, or to an illness that might require modification of the usual treatment. Even if you have gone to this particular dentist regularly for a period of time, you should be sure that they are aware of any changes in your medical status, medicines you might be using now, or allergies that might have been detected since your last visit. _____6_____ Let you dentist make this decision. For example, you might recently have found that you are a diabetic. This is significant to your dentist, even though the disease has no apparent direct involvement with your teeth. The reason is that diabetes causes a delay in the healing process. Diabetes also can cause gingivitis (gum inflammation). This may mean you need to make more frequent visits to their office to have your teeth cleaned.

Does the dentist or their staff openly discuss your treatment needs, fees, and payment plans in advance of treatment? This approach allows both parties' expectations to be met, and fosters a lasting relationship.

Is emergency care available? Though many dentists list their telephone numbers, others have answering services. Usually, an answering service takes calls and help you find either your own dentist or someone who has agreed to handle after-hours emergency calls. Some dental societies have a list of volunteer dentists who will meet your emergency needs on a 24-hour basis.

The most important step in finding a dentist, however, is to look before you need one, not after you have no choice but to take whoever is available.

/Better Dental Care by J.F. Taintor/

 

A) Do not make the decision on your own that any medical information is of no dental significance.

B) Like all things in nature, our teeth and their supportive structures tend to break down in time.

C) Most people make this crucial decision several times during their lives.

D) Another way to find a dentist is to call your local dental society.

E) These factors will determine whether you need to see someone immediately or whether you can wait for a regular scheduled appointment.

F) Several aspects of the dentist’s practice can give you useful information in making your choice.

G) This is a far better and less expensive route for you to take than just "taking care of what hurts".

 

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✈JET LAG BE GONE! ✈ nyelvvizsga típusú szövegértés feladat - ANGOL B2 - angol írásbeli nyelvvizsga

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Time Travelling

Jet lag can ruin your long-haul holiday, but our expert advice will leave you less spaced-out

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Repültél már egyik időzánából egy másikba? (No, it's not a sci-fi movie casting..) Akkor valószínűleg nem ismeretlen számodra a JET LAG jelenség. A következőkben egy olyan cikket alakítottam át TELC Language Elements feladattá, mely e közismert utazóbetegség élettani hátterét mutatja be és hasznos szakértői tippeket ad arra, hogyan minimalizálhatjuk a JET LAG kellemetlen tüneteit.

A feladat hagyományosan: az alábbi 15 kifejezés közül csak 10 illik a szövegben elhelyezett GAP-ekbe. Melyek ezek és hova kerülnek?

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Toddlers who refuse to sleep, adults cranky and hungry at the wrong time and a body clock that has gone haywire. Sound familiar? Yes, that's a long-haul holiday for many people. Jet lag is a physical inevitability for most of us when flying long distances, but there are ways to minimise its __________(1). It's all down to eating, sleeping and moving - we are loath to say exercise, because it isn't - so read on.

Your body has a natural clock set by the hours of sunlight you are exposed to daily. The light travels deep into your eyes and reaches the pineal gland, which in turn sends messages to __________(2) in your body that tell you when to wake up, when to feel tired, when to eat and even when to go to the toilet.

The trouble when you fly is that you are trying to reset this internal body clock quickly and it won't play game. It wants to, but it takes time - an estimated one day per one hour of time difference. In practice, that means it could take the entire two weeks of your holiday to __________(3) a 14-hour time difference, or a week to get over a typical flight to the US East Coast, say.

And guess what? Then you have to travel home and go through it all again.

We all know the symptoms of __________(4) - fuzzy head, tired during the day, wide awake at night, hungry but never at mealtimes and the sudden desire to go to the toilet at weird times. However, there are some simple things you can do to help reset your your body clock as quickly as possible to minimise these symptoms.

Lisa Artis of the Sleep Council stresses that diet, moving and getting out in the sunlight and fresh air are key.

✈THE DAY BEFORE

"Diet plays a large part in setting your body clock. The day before you fly, make sure you eat three balanced __________(5), including at least five servings of fruit or green vegetables and one portion of protein-rich food, such as white fish or tofu."

✈ON THE PLANE

"Drink plenty of water on your journey and while on holiday to keep your body hydrated and feeling refreshed. Once on the plane, set your watch to the local time of your __________(6). Pack an eye mask and ear plugs and use them if it's nighttime where you're going. Equally keep the light on and mask off if it's daytime in your destination. Whether on your journey there or on your way home, eat according to the mealtimes of the place you're going, avoid alcohol and take regular walks up and down the __________(7)."

✈WHEN YOU LAND

"Try to get out and about as soon as you can if you land in daylight. Enjoy the sunlight and let it help reset you pineal gland. Also, try to eat at the time of your destination's mealtimes, even if it's only a snack to help reset your digestive tract. Stay active and avoid __________(8) until bedtime - get out and walk in the fresh air. If you arrive and it's nighttime, have a carbohydrate-rich meal, pop two magnesium citrate tablets to help your body rest - magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant - and try to sleep. Don't stress if you can't - simply lie quietly in the dark and gather your thoughts; try to relax and enjoy the quiet."

✈ON HOLIDAY

"During your break away, __________(9) a healthy diet to help control your wakefulness: high protein meals increase your alertness while lots of carbohydrates make you feel sleepier. If you can, take your pillow with you for some familiarity and comfort. For less exotic destinations, the problems are more likely to be about comfort than jet lag. An eye mask and ear plugs will help you sleep if noise or light outside is an __________(10). Keep your bed as a sleep zone and check the temperature. Ensure you keep the bedroom cool -the ideal sleeping environment is 16-18 °C."

/Adapted from the British Press/

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ESKÜVŐI ABC ANGOLUL! - THE ESSENTIAL WEDDING GLOSSARY with PIPPA Middleton

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Több mint 40 ESKÜVŐVEL KAPCSOLATOS KIFEJEZÉS ANGOLUL!!

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Ezen a csodás, napsütötte hétvégén ment férjhez William brit herceg feleségének Kate-nek húga, Pippa Middleton. Ez az esküvő volt az év leginkább várva várt nemzetközi romantikus eseménye, mellyel kapcsolatosan rengeteg sajtócikk megjelent. Az egyik brit magazin beharangozó Pippa-lagzi kalauzát dolgoztam fel, melyből több mint 40 násszal kapcsolatos kifejezést ismerhetsz meg, mégpedig úgy, hogy ezeket Neked kell visszahelyezni az újságcikkbe. Csak egy kifejezés van, amelynek nem akad helye. Melyik az?

Induljon is a móka! :)

WEDDING GLOSSARY

accepted – igent mondott (elfogadta a házassági ajánlatot)

aisle – a templomi oltárhoz vezető út (templomhajó)

attending – jelen van, részt vesz, elmegy eseményre

band – karikagyűrű

best man – a vőlegény tanúja

big day – nagy nap

blessing – áldás

bride – menyasszony

bridesmaids – koszorúslányok

bunch – virágcsokor

catering – vendéglátás

ceremony – szertartás

church – templom

countdown – visszaszámlálás  

engagement ring – eljegyzési gyűrű

flowergirl – virágszóró koszorúslány

gown – esküvői ruha

groom – vőlegény

guests – vendégek

honeymoon – nászút

invitations – meghívók

lily of the valley – gyöngyvirág

mother-of-the-bride dress – örömanya ruha

newlyweds – friss házasok

nuptials – nász

page boy – koszorús fiú

peonies – pünközsdi rózsák

popped the question – megkérte a kezét

priest – pap

Prince Charming – szőke herceg

proposal – leánykérés (házassági ajánlat)

proposed to – megkérte vkinek a kezét (házassági ajánlatot tett)

reception – lagzi, esküvői fogadás

Rev. XY – XY Tiszteletes

ring-bearer – gyűrűhordó

service – istentisztelet

tiara – menyasszonyi fejdísz

train – uszály

vows – házassági eskük

wedding – esküvő

weds – megházasodik

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YOUR COMPLETE

A-Z GUIDE

TO THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR

PIPPA MIDDLETON

COUNTS DOWN TO HER BIG DAY

With less than two months to go until she __________(1) her __________(2), financier James Matthews, Pippa Middleton is busily finalising plans for her __________(3) - and it is certain to be the royal and society event of the year.

Pippa's ceremony in Berkshire on 20 May will se crowds turn out to witness the arrival of famous __________(4), foremost among them the bride's elder sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, with her husband the Duke and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte - who will have starring roles on the day. And the question on everyone's lips is: will Harry bring his girlfriend of eight months, actress Meghan Markle, as his plus one?

As the final __________(5) begins, Hello! can reveal that the bride has enlisted respected PR guru Jo Milloy, whose glittering client list includes Victoria Beckham, to help in the run-up to her greatest day, prompting speculation that Victoria may design Pippa's wedding dress, as she did for her close friend actress Eva Longoria.

Here, in our fun A-Z, we present your guide to Pippa and James's utterly perfect English spring wedding...

A - ASSCHER-CUT DIAMOND

When a delighted Pippa __________(6) James's __________(7) last July, the hedge-fund manager presented her with a breathtaking __________(8). The art deco-style diamond __________(9), costing a reported £200,000, features a two-carat Asscher-cut diamond at its centre, surrounded by a cluster of baguette diamonds. It is thought that James, 41, chose the ring at Chelsea jewellers Robinson Pelham, who made Kate's diamond wedding earrings.

B - __________(10)

Pippa, of course, shot to worldwide fame when she was maid of honour at big sister Kate's wedding day in 2011. The smart money is on Pippa's royal niece Princess Charlotte accompanying her up the __________(11)...and effortlessly stealing attention away from the bridesmaids. Charlotte turns two just days before the wedding - an adorable age to make her debut as a __________(12). pippawedding2.jpg

C - __________(13)

The happy couple have chosen the grade I-listed St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, to exchange their vows. Relatively small - at least compared to the grand Westminster Abbey where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married - it fits with the intimate feel that Pippa and James are striving for at their __________(14). The country church dates back to the 13th century but was restored in 1857 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

D - DRESS

There are few decisions bigger for a brige than what to wear on her wedding day. Pippa, 33, has consulted some of London's top designers, with Giles Deacon thought to be the favourite after he was seen meeting the bride-to-be and her mother Carole last year. Last year, sketching exclusively for Hello!, A-list couturier Jacques Azagury suggested a __________(15) that elegantly shows off Pippa's figure. Other names in the frame include Jenny Packham, a favourite of Pippa's sister Kate. And given Pippa's link to Victoria Beckham, could the ex-Spice Girl be the surprise choice?

E - ENGLEFIELD HOUSE

St Mark's Church is situated in the shadow of Englefield House, a vast Elisabethan country house used as a location for a huge number of TV series and films, including the Oscar-winning The King's Speech. Most recently, Englefield was used to shoot hit Netflix drama The Crown, about the Queen's early reign. The estate is owned by the House of Commons' richest MP Richard Benyon and his family.

F - FLOWERS

In her party-planning book Celebrate, Pippa writes that "flowers add the finishing touch to any celebration". She will be spoilt for choice in May when the English countryside will be in full bloom. Pippa has been spotted at Lavender Green Flowers in Chelsea and will certainly have the pick of the __________(16) including __________(17), __________(18) and roses.

G - GEORGE

His Royal Cuteness will be nearly four years old by the time his Aunty Pippa walks down the aisle - definitely grown up enough to play the role of __________(19) or __________(20). The eldest child of the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been brought up to behave impeccably at royal occasions - remember how well he handled the pomp and pageantry of last year's Trooping the Colour - which will surely stand him in good stead. pippawedding.jpg

H - HARRY

After they teamed up in the key roles of maid of honour and best man at William and Kate's wedding in 2011, Prince Harry was always going to be on Pippa's guest list. But will the eligible 32-year-old bring his American girlfriend Meghan Markle to the celebrations? The lovebirds have been dating for about eight months and attended their first wedding together as a couple in Jamaica last month. This could be the encore.

I - __________(21)

Lucky invited guests were sent Save the Date notes inside their Christmas cards over the festive season, and discreet invitations are due to be sent out shortly. Pippa has been spotted at the elegant Mount Street printers with her mum Carole. The Mayfair-based, family-run firm - which was awarded a Royal Warrant by the Prince of Wales in 2011 - is popular with the Chelsea and fashion sets. Discretion and quality are assured.

J - JO MILLOY

The woman who has masterminded Victoria Beckham's PR strategy for the past 12 years is working with the bride in the run-up to 20 May. Jo was responsible for overseeing Victoria's successful transition from popstar to respected fashion designer and is considered one of the best operators in the business.

K - KATE

Pippa's older sister Kate will, of course, play a pivotal part on the day itself, although it's doubtful the Duchess of Cambridge will take on the role of maid of honour for fear of stealing the spotlight from the __________(22). But she will most definitely be offering support and help to her little sister behind the scenes. Used to public speaking, Kate could also do a reading during the __________(23).

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L - LAKE DISTRICT

James __________(24) Pippa during a romantic holiday in the scenic Lake District in July last year. Pippa was reportedly surprised when James __________(25) during a walk, though he had secured the __________(26) of her parents Carole and Michael beforehand in top secret. A stunned Pippa said yes to her beau without hesitation.

M - MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Extremely close to her daughters Kate and Pippa, Carole Middleton is known for being incredibly organised. She is sure to have been indispensible to the bride-to-be, especially planning the reception, which will take place in the ground of her and husband Michael's Bucklebury home in Berkshire. Carole will also be on the lookout for the perfect __________(27), hoping to follow her sartorial hit in a pastel-blue Catherine Walker outfit when Kate married William.

N - __________(28)

The world may be their oyster when it comes to selecting a luxury __________(29) destination, but the bride and __________(30) will be anxious to pick a destination that offers absolute discretion and privacy. They could well consider, the groom's family's St Barts hotel, Eden Rock, where Ultraluxe Villas have direct access to the beach. It would be a slice of paradise in which to recharge after the hectic __________(31) and to enjoy their first days together as the new Mr and Mrs Matthews.

O - OFFICIANT

The __________(32) Nick Wynne-Jones is the resident __________(33) at St Mark's and a hugely respected figure in the community. He was seen warmly greeting Pippa and James after they joined the Middleton family and the Cambridges with George and Charlotte - at last year's Christmas Day service.

P - PARTY PLANNER

Pippa started her career as a party planner and published a book, Celebrate, in 2012. She has since written about etiquette and __________(34) tips for a variety of publications as well as helping out at the successful company founded by her parents, Party Pieces. She hinted at her tastes in Celebrate, featuring recipes including gravadlax and beef Wellington - neither dish out of place at a spring wedding.

Q - THE QUEEN

Her Majesty took centre stage at the 2011 wedding of her grandson Prince William to the then Catherine Middleton. But with no direct link to the bride and groom, the Queen will not be __________(35) the nuptials of Pippa and James.

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R - __________(36)

The beautiful 18 acres of the Middleton family home are the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding reception. Michael and Carole Middleton's estimated £5.6 million, seven-bedroom Berkshire property has ample grounds to accommodate a luxurious marquee, screened by surrounding woodland and fields. This is the same property where Kate sought privacy after giving birth to Prince George in 2013 and where the first official photos of the royal baby were taken, in the Bucklebury garden, by grandfather Michael.

S - SPENCER MATTHEWS

James's younger brother made his name as quite the lothario in hit reality show Made in Chelsea but the socialite appears to have been on his best behaviour of late. Extremely close to his brother, Spencer is tipped to take on the role of __________(37). Though recently linked to Vogue Williams, a fellow contestant on Channel 4 show The Jump, which Spencer won last month, he is currently believed to be single and likely to attend the wedding solo.

T - TITLE

Pippa's future father-in-law David Matthews is the Laird of Glen Afric, a title he has enjoyed since he bought the 10,000-acre Highland estate in 2008. When David dies, James will inherit the lairdship and wife Pippa will be described as Lady Glen Afric. T could also be for __________(38) favoured headgear for many brides on their big day.

U - USHERS

Pippa's younger brother James, 29, and the groom's hedge-fund business partner Edward Horner are likely to lead the team of ushers, helping direct the guests to their pews.

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V - __________(39)

Pippa and James's wedding will be a classic English country affair and when Philippa Charlotte Middleton takes James Spencer Matthews to be her husband, the vows they exchange will no doubt be equally traditional.

W - WILLIAM

Since Pippa is a favourite aunt to his children, the Duke of Cambridge will surely play a pivotal part in his sister-in-law's wedding. As a hands-on father he will also keep a watchful eye on Prince George and Princess Charlotte during the __________(40).

X - EXES

Pretty, popular and sporty, Pippa has never lacked admirers. She has remained friends with her exes including retired cricketer Alex Loudon and banker Nico Jackson.

Y - YEARS TOGETHER

James reportedly met his bride-to-be for the first time ten years ago on the idyllic Caribbean island of St Barts. The spark was there but in the intervening years each pursued their paths in life - and shared a love of sport - before their romance took off in summer 2015.

Z - ZIMBABWE

James's mother Jane, 69, was born in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa to study fine art. She left for London at the age of 21, initially working for Christian Dior before meeting and marrying David. Slender and chic, she is sure to give Carole a run for her money in the glamour stakes at the wedding.

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BETEGSÉGEK, KEZELÉSEK, INTERNET - Illnesses, Treatments & the Internet - Don't Diagnose with a Click! B2 NYELVVIZSGA SZÓKINCSFEJLESZTÉS

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Hajlamos vagy a hipochondriára? Van interneted? Innen már csak egy lépés a netochondria vagy kiberchondria! Olvasd el angolul, milyen veszélyeket rejt magában az, ha megbetegedéseid alkalmával inkább kigooglizod a tüneteidet és orvosi vélemény nélkül öndiagnózisokat állítasz fel. A hasznos olvasmány mellé méghasznosabb feladat társul: helyezd vissza a cikk végén felsorolt egészség/betegség szókincs elemeit (20 db) a szövegbe!

Short on time, or just don't want to bother your GP? It's tempting to turn to the internet to see what might be wrong with you - but that can have negative results...

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With GP __________(1) busier than ever, many people are choosing to search the internet for answers to a health worry, or to try to self-diagnose. Evern Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested parents search online to determine the severity of their children's rash. But, as Dr Ellie Cannon explains, googling __________(2) has its dangers.

THE WHOLE PICTURE

When we make a __________(3), it is about a lot more than your list of symptoms. You'll notice a GP often asks about your job, your relationships or even what you have been eating. You need that whole story to make a proper __________(4) assessment, and Google just can't see that big picture. This often leads to a wrong answer which can be dangerous if a serious diagnosis is missed.

COULD IT BE __________(5)?

Google gives you all the weird and sinister possible diagnoses, as well as the most likely common ones that I see every day in my __________(6). It is human nature to look at those strange possibilities and start to worry you have some very rare, serious illness. Symtom checkers tend to provide vast unrealistic lists of __________(7), most often including the word 'cancer' which, of course, gives people huge amounts of unneccesary worry.

INAPPROPRIATE TREATMENT

As well as worry, googling medical complaints can lead to disappointment. Many websites suggest __________(8) that is not appropriate: US-based sites may recommend pricey experimental treatments that are not available or recommended in the UK. Alternative medicine sites can offer __________(9) that are unproven and come with a heavy price tag. Even genuine medical sites may offer out-of-date advice.

FACE-TO-FACE

It's good to see someone. Whether it's a __________(10) or a GP, there is no substitute for interaction with a real-life healthcare professional. You can't diagnose a __________(11) by trying to match a picture on Google - when  doctors __________(12) you they're looking for your general well-being and appearance, and how distressed you are. A quick online check cannot match that universal view.

FEAR THE FAKES

The online world, as we know, can be different to reality, and this is very true for health information, which can be fake or inaccurate. Many sites appear to be written or endorsed by a __________(13) when they aren't - anyone can put a picture of a __________(14) on their blog and fool people into believing it is a genuine medical site. This can be misleading and unsafe.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

But it's not all bad. There are some fabulous __________(15) resources online if you look at the right sites. NHS Choices and NetDoctor offer up-to-date medical information written by UK doctors whose advice you know you can trust. They are good places to read about your diagnosis once you have been to your __________(16) to give you a broader view of your __________(17) and treatment.

ONLINE SUPPORT

If you suffer with a __________(18) or something slightly unusual, an online community can be really valuable. Charities such as the National Eczema Society provide online support and fantastic information, with tips from other sufferers - a great __________(19) of advice and comfort. For rarer __________(20), online communities offer support and information that would not otherwise be readily available.

Adapted from the British Press

 

GLOSSARY

 

CANCER= rák

CHRONIC ILLNESS= krónikus betegség

CLINIC= klinika, szakrendelő

CONDITIONS= állapotok, betegségek, nyavalyák

’CURES’= gyógymódok, kúrák

DIAGNOSIS= kórmegállapítás, diagnózis

DISEASES= betegségek, kórok

DOCTOR= orvos

EXAMINE= megvizsgál

GP= general practitioner= háziorvos, körzeti orvos

HEALTH= egészség

ISSUE= probléma

MEDICAL= orvosi

PHARMACIST= patikus, gyógyszerész

RASH= kiütés

SOURCE= forrás (állításé)

STETHOSCOPE= hallgatócső, sztetoszkóp

SURGERIES= rendelők

SYMPTOMS= tünetek, szimptómák

TREATMENT= kezelés

 

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DUCHESS PREGNANT, PALACE SAYS - Angol KÖZÉPFOKÚ NYELVVIZSGA (B2) szövegértés feladat

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A- announcement, B- ceremony, C- congratulations, D- delighted,

E- duchess, F- engagement, G- expecting, H- gynaecologist, I- legislation,  

J- marriage, K- monarch, L- prince, M- pregnancy, N- sickness, O- throne      

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The Duchess of Cambridge is __________(1) a baby, St James's Palace has announced. Members of the Royal Family and the duchess's family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted. A spokesman said the duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, has been admitted to a London hospital with acute morning __________(2) and is likely to stay for several days. The baby - the couple's first - will be born third in line to the __________(3), after Prince Charles and Prince William. Catherine and William, who are both 30, were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.
BBC's royal correspondent Peter Hunt said William and Kate were staying at her parents in Berkshire at the weekend and travelled to the private London hospital from there by car. William spent several hours with his wife but left the King Edward VII hospital shortly after 20:00 GMT. It is understood that Kate is being cared for by __________(4) Marcus Setchell, who delivered the Countess of Wessex's two children. The duchess was last seen in public on Friday when she visited her old school, St Andrew's, in Pangbourne in Berkshire. In a statement, St James's Palace said: "Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. "The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are __________(5) with the news." It said the duchess was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients. "As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter," it added. St James's Palace refused to be drawn on when the royal couple became aware of the pregnancy, only saying "recently". But it is understood the palace __________(6) was prompted by the Duchess's medical condition. The Queen, Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family were only told about the pregnancy earlier in the day, our royal correspondent said. Prince William's brother Prince Harry, who is serving with the Army in Afghanistan, is thought to have been told about pregnancy in an e-mail. Daghni Rajasingham, a consultant obstetrician, told BBC Radio 4's PM programme the sickness will continue throughout the pregnancy in a "very small" number of cases and may result in future re-admission to hospital "But in terms of any particular complications, if it's treated well and they're kept well hydrated it's something that is relatively easy and well treated."
Asked about having children in an interview after their __________(7) in November 2010, William said: "I think we'll take it one step at a time. We'll get over the marriage thing first and then maybe look at the kids, but obviously we want a family."
Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter that he was "delighted by the news...They will make wonderful parents." Labour leader Ed Miliband tweeted: "Fantastic news for Kate, William and the country. A royal baby is something the whole nation will celebrate." A spokesman for the Royal Air Force, with which William serves as a search-and-rescue pilot, said: "The RAF is delighted with the news and wishes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all the best for the future." William's uncle Earl Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana, said the __________(8) was "wonderful news and I am thrilled for them both". The Archbishop of Canterbury, who married the couple, said: "The whole nation will want to join in celebrating this wonderful news. We wish the Duchess the best of health and happiness in the months ahead." The White House also paid tribute. President Barack Obama's press secretary Jay Carney said: "On behalf of everyone here...beginning with the president and first lady we extend our __________(9) to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news we received from London that they are expecting their first child." Royal journalist Ingrid Seward said the royal pair were likely to have wanted to start a family "sooner rather than later", but delayed so that they could play their part in honouring the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. She told the BBC: "Kate will be 31 in January and I think by royal standards that is relatively old."
In October 2011, Commonwealth leaders agreed to change succession laws so that the daughter of any future UK monarch will have equal right to the throne as a son. The law has not yet been altered but a Cabinet Office spokesman says formal consent is expected "very shortly" and ministers have indicated that the __________(10) will apply to any royal births from the date of the leaders' decision. The monarch is also head of the armed forces, supreme governor of the Church of England, head of state of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth countries.

 Analysis

As with William and Kate's wedding, this pregnancy will be played out both on a private and a very public stage. It was the great unsaid. As one historian put it, the first "duty and ambition" of someone in the duchess' position was to produce an heir. Marriages and births are crucial to the very survival of the ancient institution. When the baby is born, Prince Harry's importance reduces and he relinquishes the position of third-in-line to the throne. Even if it's a girl, the government is insistent she will be head of state of Britain and, as things stand, 15 other countries where the Queen still reigns. The law will be changed, they say, to ensure she would not be overtaken by any younger brother. The hope in royal circles will be that the future of the monarchy has now been secured for another generation.


/Adapted from BBC News/ 

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The American Dream Called BRANGELINA IS OVER! - Breaking News és ANGOL SZÖVEGÉRTÉS FELADAT - angol középfokú nyelvvizsga (B2) feladat SZÓSZEDETTEL

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 SHOCKING SPLIT

After 12 years and six kids together, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reveal the unraveling of their marriage just months after their two-year anniversary

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ÍME, A KIHAGYOTT MONDATOK:

A) It seems she has been looking for a new life for a while and that Brad just doesn't fit in.

B) That was especially true in 2013 when Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy , and again in 2015 when a high cancer risk led her to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.

C) His approach is: 'I'm gonna do what's best for my family.'

D) "A few months in I realized, 'God, I can't wait to get to work,'" Jolie said of filming Mr. & Mrs Smith with Pitt in Rome.

E) A few days ago, after months of mounting  tensions, Jolie told her husband of two years - and a partner of 12 - that she wanted a divorce.

F) Irreconcilable differences: check. Joint legal custody of their children: check.

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This is not how either Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie wanted their marriage to end. [___1___] "She sat down , talked to Brad and offered to file [for divorce] together," says a source close to the actress. "She said, 'This is what I'd like to do.' She explained everything. Angelina did what she felt she needed to do." For his part Pitt knew his marriage was in trouble, and he'd been in counseling "to try to figure out how to make things better" for the couple's six kids, says a source in Pitt's circle. He "begged her to press pause" - not so they could reconcile, but so they could prepare their children for the massive upheaval to come, says the Pitt source: "He was willing to do anything, change any habit, change any lifestyle, to do what had to be done to make this work.  And by 'make this work,' that means doing what  has to be done to make even a split one that is amicable and in the best interests of the children."

But time was up. On Sept. 19 the 12-year Hollywood fairy tale known around the world as Brad & Angelina - both stars privately chafed at their popular Brangelina nickname - ended with 28 checked boxes in a divorce petition filed in Los Angeles by Jolie. [___2___] In the box beside "physical custody," Jolie checked only herself, with "visitation" for Pitt, and she did not request spousal support. She signed her name in two places - including the "Pitt" she took after the couple's wedding in 2014 - and the court clerk stamped the document case No. BD646058. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," Pitt, 52, said in a statement to Magazine*, while Jolie, 41, said, "This decision was made for the health of the family." Of course, "both Brad and Angelina care very much about their kids," says the source in Pitt's circle, " and there is sadness on both sides."

Sadness, yes, and also shock. The split marks a sudden unhappy-ever-after for a couple who had ranked as the 21st century version of Bogie and Bacall, Taylor and Burton, Hepburn and Tracy: two wildly glamorous Oscar winners at the top of their game, showing off their sex appeal and chemistry with effortless ease  on hundreds of red carpets. Theirs was an on-set romance that blossomed into the robust real life with their six kids: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. "If you ask any of the kids about us, I feel like they'd say, 'Let's talk about how Mommy and Daddy are so uncool. That Daddy makes better pancakes than Mommy," Jolie told Magazine* in 2014. "We spend so much time at home that the film aspect is a fun part of our lives, but it's a small part."

In recent months that home life had become increasingly fraught. Sources on both sides acknowledge that the two stars can be challenging to live with. "Brad is not a saint," says the Pitt source and "Angelina is absolutely no angel," says the insider. "She has a complicated pesonality and can be difficult to deal with - she has always been very extreme." Things took a turn for the worse, sources say, sometime after the couple's 2014 wedding - during which "we committed our lives to the children," Jolie said. "Since they got married, Angelina has changed a lot," says the insider. "She wants something more than being an actress and director. She wants to be more involved with the United Nations and her missions." Earlier this year, adds the insider, "she seemed troubled and almost depressed. Angelina said she was just bored. [___3___] 

Although they had long gone to painstaking lenghts to ensure they balanced their family and work lives, lately the pair had been pulled in separate directions. Pitt filmed Allied and War Machine overseas, while Jolie wrapped her latest directoral effort, First They Killed My Father, in Cambodia and continued her work for the United Nations' refugee agency. The insider who knows both stars says that Pitt made multiple solo trips to the couple's home in France, Chateau Miraval, following disagreements between the spouses: "They definitely spent more time apart this year, but it's still a shock."

Pitt himself was among those caught off guard by the timing, according to multiple people in their circle. "He got a heads-up [about the filing] two days before, and he was appealing to her to do this quietly - not to save the marriage but to consider the well-being of the children - and it was ignored," contends the Pitt source. "He is just wrecked by this." Pointing to other high-profile breakups, the source says that Jolie's divorce filing could have been handled less abruptly.  "Look at Gwyeneth [Paltrow  and Chris Martin], look at Ben [Affleck] and Jen [Garner], " says the Pitt source. "You go to that godforsaken island, you hunker down together, you grit your teeth, and you get through it. You don't do it this way." Pitt, the source adds, "is not going to go head-to-head with her. [___4___]

So what prompted Jolie to make the final break? Both sides quickly shot down rumours that Pitt was in any way involved with French actress Marion Cotillard, his costar in the upcoming drama Allied. "It's unfortunate if anybody tries to introduce negativity into what is already a very difficult and painful situation," says a Pitt source.

Even as the relationship hit rough patches - from the everyday stresses of raising a large family to the life-changing challenges of Jolie's two cancer-preventing surgeries - the pair appeared committed to working through their issues. "It was more like their was over and they entered a real marriage," says the insider. "The differences and arguments they had all seemed very normal." That included diverging parenting styles, with Brad taking a "stricter approach" to Angelina's "more relaxed attitude," says the source. "It never seemed it was a big deal. Brad and Angelina are both great, great parents. And their differences seemed to make them a great parent team."

But behind closed doors the relationship was quietly unraveling. "Things built and built over time - it wasn't any one thing," says the Jolie source. "She's loved this man for several years, and [divorce] is not something you do impulsively." The Pitt source concurs, citing "a series off issues and a cycle of disagreements," but says there was a final straw. "There was clearly a breaking point, where she'd just had enough," says the source. "He may have been broken himself and said he couldn't go on, and she reacted. This has been difficult for a while. Marriages are difficult especially when you're those two people, with those schedules and six children."

It's a far different life from the one each star had when they met in 2004 on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. At the time, Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston and Jolie was twice divorced, from actors Tommy Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. She was also a single mother to son Maddox, whom she adopted from Cambodia in 2003. They quickly bonded, and she later told Vogue that when the shoot wrapped in 2004 - Pitt and Aniston split early the next year - the pair realized that their connection "might mean something more than we'd earlier allowed ourselves to beleive."

Throughout the next decade the two A-listers grew their careers, their family and their fortune. (It's estimated at a combined $500 million.) With their time-zone-hopping adventures and their children's diverse backgrounds, they embodied both Hollywood fantasy and spirited sense of the modern American family. They gushed about the custom bed they built for all the kids to pile into, joked about Angelina's terrible cooking and embraced what they repeatedly described as the happy "chaos" of it all. "Brad's an extraordinary father," she told Magazine* in 2010. "We have each other's backs."

[___5___] (Pitt also supported her through the 2007 ovarian cancer death of her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, at age 56.) When they shot their 2015 drama By the Sea, which Jolie wrote and directed, about a couple whose marraiage was coming undone, she said that their own only strengthened them and that they both "appreciate the beauty in each other's changes...and look forward to even more years together." A year before, she had told Magazine*, "We've been through so much. We've gotten a lot closer, which I think naturally happens with raising a family together. You have history."

Now that history includes a heartbreaking final chapter - one both sides say is still being written. "They ultimately will try to find a dignified way to move forward," says the Pitt source. "He will always love her and wants to find a way to resolve this amicably, for the sake of their kids." Jolie feels the same. "She desperately cares about Brad," says a source close to her. "He's the father of her children." Adds a mutual friend of both stars: "She'll always love him. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, it doesn't work out, and it's so sad."

GLOSSARY:

split= szakítás, válás

unraveling= tisztázás, megold(ód)ás

doesn't fit in= nem illik bele/oda/a képbe

to undergo= átesni valamin

double mastectomy= lásd ANGELINA JOLIE PREVENCIÓS MŰTÉTEK

ovaries and fallopian tubes= lásd ANGELINA JOLIE PREVENCIÓS MŰTÉTEK

approach= megközelítés

divorce= válás

irreconcilable differences= összeegyeztethetetlen, feloldhatatlan ellentétek

check= pipa

joint legal custody= közös jogi gyámság

to file for divorce= válókeresetet bead

counseling= tanácsadás

to beg= könyörög

to reconcile= kibékít, kibékül

upheaval= felfordulás, megbolydulás

to be willing to do sg= hajlandó valamit megtenni

amicable= barátságos, baráti, szeretetteljes

chafed= ingerült, bosszús

divorce petition= válókereset

physical custody= fizikai gyámság, gyermekfelügyelet

visitation= láthatási jog

spousal support= házastársi támogatás

case= ügy

I am very saddened by this= ez nagyon elszomorít

well-being= jólét

unhappy-ever-after= a happily-ever-after ('és boldogan éltek, míg meg nem haltak') ellentéte

to show off= büszkélkedik, henceg, 'megvillant'

with effortless ease= erőlködésmentes könnyedséggel

on-set romance= forgatás alatt szövődött szerelem

to blossom= virágzik

fraught= terhes, megterhelő

acknowledge= elismer

insider= bennfentes

had long gone to painstaking lenghts= korábban messzire mentek a gondosságban

to wrap= itt: befejezte  a forgatást

was caught off guard= felkészületlenül/váratlanul érte, megdöbbentette

to appeal= kér, esdekel, könyörög

to ignore= figyelmen kívül hagy

wrecked= belerokkan, romokban hever(ő)

godforsaken= istenverte

to hunker down= lenyugszik, leül, összehúzza magát

to grit your teeth= összeszorítja a fogát

costar= sztár kolléga közös produkcióban

upcoming= közelgő, soron következő, nemsokára aktuálissá váló

to raise a large family= sok gyereket nevelni

cancer-preventing surgeries= rák-megelőző műtétek

committed= elkötelezett

diverging= eltérő

impulsively= fellobbanásból, hirtelenszerűen

a final straw= utolsó csepp a pohárban

schedule= munkarend, menetrend, időbeosztás

connection= vonzalom, kötődés LÁSD: SZERELMES ANGOL!

decade= évtized

to estimate= felbecsül, megbecsül

to embody= megtestesít

to gush about= áradozik vmiről

to pile= halomban hever, púposodva magasodik

extraordinary= rendkívüli

to come undone= szétesik, összeomlik, tönkremegy

heartbreaking final chapter= szívszorító utolsó fejezet

a dignified way= méltóságteljes módon

a mutual friend= közös barát

no matter how= nem számít, mennyire

 

(Article adapted from the American Press)

 

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