Amy Winehouse’s road to ruin

Fehér Sára | 2013. 05. 13.

Hallás utáni értést ellenőrző feladat Amy Winehouse tragikus sorsú énekesnőről. Hanganyaggal, cikkel és szószedettel.


Listen to the article and choose the right answer.

1)      Amy Winehouse
a)      wrote a book when she was 10-years old
b)      attempted suicide more than once
c)       tried to kill herself a year after her father had left her mother

2)      Mitch Winehouse
a)      was a polygamist and had two wives for some time
b)      was ‘married to his work’
c)       had left Amy and her mother before she was ten

3)      Amy’s drug abuse started
a)      in her childhood
b)      when she began taking medication for stomach pains
c)       because she had trouble sleeping

4)      The friend who saved Amy’s life when she first attempted suicide
a)      said many believed Amy was on the road to ruin by age 10.
b)      found the 10-year-old Amy peacefully sleeping overdosed on pills.
c)       said Amy wanted to die by her 27th birthday like some other musicians.

a) Amy Winehouse had her hair treated with honey from beehives.

b)  Amy Winehouse was a member of the 27 Club until her death.
c) Camden visitors will soon be able to see a statue of Amy Winehouse.

Answers: 1) b, 2) c, 3) a, 4) a, 5) c

Amy Winehouse first attempted suicide when she was 10-years-old, according to a new book

The book, Amy Winehouse: The Untold Story, claims the singer tried to kill herself less than a year after her dad Mitch Winehouse left her mother Janis for another woman known as “daddy’s work wife”. Author Chloe Govan reveals that the star was so devastated by her parents’ separation that she fell into a spiral of self-harming and took an overdose of pills. The friend who reportedly found her said: “By ten she’d had her first spliff and, in some people’s eyes, was already on a road to ruin. I found Amy clutching her stomach in agony. She’d started foaming at the mouth and her eyes were rolling. She’d overdosed on pills because she didn’t want to live. She told me she’d wanted to go for a long sleep.” The book also suggests that Winehouse was infatuated with the infamous ’27 Club’, and wanted to be immortalized like Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Alex Foden, the hairdresser responsible for Winehouse’s iconic beehive, said that the singer would often talk about dying young. “Amy always told me she thought she’d die young and that she knew she’d be a member of the 27 Club. I think she almost needed to die a legend,” he said.  Meanwhile, Camden Council have given the go-ahead to the plans to install an Amy Winehouse statue in the borough. Local councilors approved artist Scott Easton’s sculpture last week. The statue will now be installed at a balcony at Camden’s Roundhouse venue this September.

to attempt suicide– öngyilkosságot kísérelni
according to – (valami/valaki) szerint
to claim – állítani
to reveal – felfedni, feltárni
devastated – letört, feldúlt
separation – elválás, különélés
self-harming – önbántalmazás
overdose – túladagolás
spliff – kábítószeres cigaretta
ruin – pusztulás, romlás
to clutch – markolni
agony – gyötrelem, gyötrődés, kín
to foam – habzani
to suggest – sugallni, felvetni
infatuated – megszállott, elfogult
infamous – rossz hírű
to immortalize – halhatatlanná tenni
beehive – méhkas
meanwhile – időközben
statue – szobor
borough – város, választókerület
to approve – helyeselni, jóváhagyni
sculpture – szobor, szobrászat
venue – helyszín, találkozóhely


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