The Backstreet Boys, or BSB, is an American all-boy band. The band started with Howie Dorough, A] McLean and Nick Carter. He worked as a model when he was six. At that time, he also acted in school plays. When he was fourteen, he met Howie. Howie had had roles in ftlms and plays.
Brazilians don ‘t like eating alone. They like eating with their friends :tnd fa mily at home or In
reSlaurants. They never have lunch at the office and they eat very late at nigh t – at about ten
o’clock. Brazilians like strong coffee in small cups at any time of the day. They make many
different fruit drinks and also very good beer. They don’t eat on the Strf:ct or on the bus, and they
never eat with their hands. They eat pizza and sandwiches with a knife “od fo rk.
Many Filipinos have three meals a day with £wa snacks in between. RiC( is a part of every meaL
People make desserts with it. Filipinos like eating soup, meat, vegetablc.:s and a lot of di fferent
sauces. In some parts of the country, they make wine. Filipinos usually cat with their families.
They eat with a fork and a spoon, or with their hands. It’s polite to lean: a little food on the plate
at the end of a meal.
In Finland, there are a lot of different dishes. Smoked fish and hot soups are some examples of
(hese dishes. In Finland, fast food includes pizza and sausages, and they :lre very popular. On the
streets, there are stalls and they sell sausages, Finland’s favorite food. Finnish people drink a lot
of beer. You can buy excellen t Finnish beer in every shop in the coun try. During the week, mOSt
families don’t usually have dinner together. Sometimes, a( the weekends, they eat with their
friends. They cook meals together, or each person makes and brings a part of the meal.
A. What do the following refec to?
I . They
B. Mark the following statements True (T) or False (F).
T F 1. Filipinos eat only three times a day.
T F 2. Filipinos don’t mind eating wi th their hands.
T F 3. You should never leave any food on your plate in the Philippines.
T F 4. Tn Finland, family dinners are very common during the week.
C. Complete the following sentences according to the text.
1. Pinnish people love eating ____ _______ _________ _ _
2. A popular drink in Finland is _ _ ____ ____________ __ _
D. Answer the following questions.
1. When do Brazilians have dinner?
2. \’Vhich drinks are popular in Brazil?
TEENAGE VANDALISM The image of the teenage vandal as an isolated, lonely, anti-social figure has been shattered by a school survey which shows that most hooligans are regular attenders at youth clubs and enjoy going to an organised disco. The profile of a typical vandal built up by teachers and police in Blyth, Northumberland, paints a picture of a sociable youth who is likely to be an enthusiastic cyclist and a football fan.
BEING AN AU PAIR : SOME FACTS The idea of working ‘ au pair ‘, with full board and pocket money in return for help in the home, has been welcomed by thousands of girls coming from countries outside Britain.
UNDERSTANDING TEENAGE CULTS This is a British newspaper article which tries to explain why teenagers are attracted to certain teenage ‘cults’ – groups whose beliefs and behaviour are considered strange, unnatural, or harmful but which become very popular or fashionable for a short period of time.
One-fifth of the electricity used in the average U.S. home feeds the steel box that dominates the kitchen. America’s 110 million refrigerators tax utilities and they also release pollutants. Power plants would produce 115 billion pounds of carbon dioxide a 5year running those appliances and they would eat 77 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity – if all were 1993 models.
Sweet Dresses – Enjoy your sweet time with your partner
There are different fabrics that change the feel. The designs and the details can set a common element as a most attractive cloth. The little details can change the material totally. Stain, Chiffon or other can transform the presence through layers and glairs. The girl can serve her most vibrating look at parties or dinner with a partner.
LOOKING FOR A PARTNER? In India, parents have traditionally found husbands or wives for their sons and daughters. Today, the parents are using a new technique in their search: advertisements in the Sunday newspapers. Every Sunday morning millions of Indians settle down with a cup of tea and the special weekend issues of their newspapers, just as Americans do.
ILLEGAL TAPES British pop stars Phil Collins and Duran Duran are to join an international campaign in London this week to stop the production of illegal tapes of the Live Aid concert for famine relief, held last July in London and Philadelphia. Members of Duran Duran told The Sunday Times, “Producing illegal tapes of something like Live Aid is criminal.