70 percent of Turks have never participated in any arts or culture event: Report
Around 70 percent of Turkish citizens have never participated in any culture or arts event in their lives, according to a new report from the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) based on data from research firms GfK and Ipsos.
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Natalie Imbruglia was born in 1975 in a small town two hours from Sydney, Australia. She is the second daughter of a family with four girls. Her father is Italian and her mother is Australian. She took tap dancing and ballet lessons when she was a child. She danced 6 days a week, mainly after school. When she was fifteen, she went to a drama school. She became famous when she started acting in the Australian TV series Neighbours. Two years later, she got bored with it and left.
My name is Tiku. I am an Aborigine from Alice Springs in the center of Australia. That is where many Aborigines live. We are different from the other people in Australia because we have brown skin .. We are actually the original people of Australia. The white people came here in 1788 and took our land. After that, we learned to live with them.
Buddy Holly was born in the small town of Lubbock, in the state of Texas, on 7’h September, 1936. His name then was Charles Hardin Holly, not ‘Buddy Holly’. In his short life, he became one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll musicians of the 1950s.
The Backstreet Boys
AN ALL-Boy BAND
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.
A NEW ARTIST IN NEW YORK
A new show of paintings opened in New York last week. The name of the artist is Maria Arroyo. People in New York don’t know her, but she is quite famous in some other countries. She grew up in Mexico.
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
The ·Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, is on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States.
THE MAN WITH THE GLOVES
Michael Greenberg is a popular man. He is· not famous in sports or 10 the arts, but people, especially poor people, on the streets of New York know about him.
For these poor people, he is not. Michael or even Mr. Greenberg. For them, he is “Gloves”. “Here comes Gloves,” they say when ·they see him walking down the street. How did he get that name?
Mr. Greenberg looks like any other businessman. He wears a suit and carries a briefcase, but he is different. In his briefcase there are not only papers and books but also several pairs of gloves. On cold winter” days, Mr. Greenberg does not walk quickly down the street like other New Yorkers. He looks around at people; he looks for poor people with cold hands.
That is why he carries gloves in his briefcase. He stops when he sees someone poor with no gloves and gives him or her a pair of gloves.
Every day during the winter, Mr. Greenberg gives away gloves. During the rest of the year, he buys gloves. Also, people who know about him send him gloves. He has a mountain of gloves in his apartment. There are gloves of all colors and sizes: children’s gloves, work gloves, and evening gloves for ladies.
Why does Mr. Greenberg help these people? When he was a child, his family was poor. However,
his father always gave things to other people. He thought it made everyone happier. Michael
Greenberg feels the same way. He feels very happy when helping the poor.
A. Mark the following statements True (T) or False (F).
T F 1. Mr. Greenberg is a famous actor.
T F 2. Mr. Greenberg is called “Gloves” because he always wears gloves.
T F 3. Mr. Greenberg gets all his gloves at shops.
T F 4. In his apartment, Mr. Greenberg has a lot of gloves.
T F 5. Mr. Greenberg comes from a rich family.
B. Answer the following questions.
1. What does Mr. Greenberg have in his briefcase?
2. Why does Mr. Greenberg not walk very quickly on cold days?
The Amish are a special group of Americans: There are about 85,000 Amish people in the United States. The largest groups live in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. The Amish people keep apart from the rest of the world. They live in their own groups; they have their own language and they don’t have any relationship with the outside world.