The hungover star’s heart of gold – listening comprehension exercise


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Listen to the article and decide if the statements are TRUE or FALSE.

1)      Zach Galifianakis is romantically involved with a woman old enough to be his grandmother. T/F
2)      ‘Mimi’ Haist lived on the street while she was working at a Laundromat. T/F
3)      Renee Zellweger helped Zach pay for Mimi’s apartment. T/F
4)      ‘Mimi’ Haist became homeless because she couldn’t live on with a cheating husband. T/F
5)      Zach’s unlikely friend had used her workplace as a home for many years. T/F

Answers: 1) F, 2) F, 3) F, 4) T, 5) T

Zach Galifianakis saved an 87-year-old woman from homelessness and then invited her to be his date to The Hangover: Part III première in Los Angeles on Monday night. The actor met Elizabeth ‘Mimi’ Haist 18 years ago when she used to work at his local laundromat in Santa Monica, California. But when he heard that the woman was living on the street he promptly bought her an apartment. But the actor lost touch with her over the years only to learn that since he last saw her things had turned dire. The Campaign star quickly set up his old friend in a one-bedroom, one bathroom apartment, nearly two years ago. But the Between Two Ferns host was not alone in his commendable efforts. Zach employed fellow movie star Renee Zellweger to help Mimi with decorating the apartment. A source told Star: ‘[Renee] furnished the apartment and makes sure that Mimi always has food in her fridge.’ According to a documentary titled Queen Mimi – currently in production about the unlikely friendship between the movie star and the former vagrant –  she first became homeless at the age of 55 after leaving an adulterous husband. The courageous departure led to a financially unstable existence, which ultimately resulted in her working and sleeping in the laundromat for nearly 18 years. She scraped by on tips for folding the laundry of customers patronizing the Santa Monica shop. Without Zach she would still be pulling pennies together for a hot meal, as she is, according to her own testimony, the only surviving member of her family. But Monday night’s première was not her first invitation to attend a red carpet. Zach has taken Mimi to two previous industry events, including the première for The Hangover II and The Campaign.

source: Daily Mail

homelessness – hajléktalanság
laundromat – mosoda
promptly – azonnal
to lose touch – elveszíteni a kapcsolatot
dire – sanyarú
to set up –  (itt) elhelyezni
commendable – dicséretes
effort – erőfeszítés, igyekezet
to employ – alkalmazni
to furnish – berendezni, bebútorozni
to make sure – megbizonyosodni, meggyőződni
currently – jelenleg
unlikely – valószínűtlen
vagrant – csavargó
adulterous – házasságtörő
courageous – bátor, merész
departure – távozás
financially – anyagilag
unstable – ingatag
existence – lét
ultimately – végül
to scrape by – kuporgatva megélni
tip – borravaló
to fold – hajtogatni
to patronize – támogatni, rendszeresen vásárolni/látogatni
testimony – (tanú)vallomás
surviving – túlélő
to attend – jelen lenni, részt venni, látogatni


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