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Szalai Nóri | 2012. 11. 09.

Odd Jobs of the Rich and Famous


The rich and famous usually don’t start out that way. Before they hit the big time, they often start out in jobs very different from those we know them for. So if you aren’t in your dream job, don’t despair … you have some rich and famous company.

1. Before making it big as The King, Elvis Presley was a
a) fisherman
b) truck driver
c) piano tuner

2. Artist Henri Matisse didn’t plan to become a painter. He started out as a
a) clown
b) lawyer
c) plumber

3. Before she became a huge star and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean Mortenson worked in

a) an ice cream parlor
b) a gas station
c) a defense factory

4. Before she became a superstar, Madonna worked at
a) the Gap
b) Sturbucks
c) Dunkin’ Donuts

5. Samuel Morse, inventor of Morse code, didn’t start out inventing systems of telegraphic alphabets. What was his original occupation?
a) goat farmer
b) art professor
c) ballet dancer

6. Prior to her career as an actor and comedian, Whoopi Goldberg worked at a number of different jobs,including
a) funeral home makeup artist
b) emergency medical technician
c) computer programmer

7. What was Danny DeVito’s profession before he became a Hollywood mogul?
a) hairdresser
b) taxi dispatcher
c) electrician

8. Prior to entering politics and becoming the 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford worked as a
a) model
b) astronaut
c) doctor

9. Sean Connery held a variety of jobs before he became famous as 007, including
a) eyeglass salesman
b) ice cream man
c) coffin polisher

coffin polisher– koporsó fényező
defense factory– fegyvergyár
eyeglass salesman– szemüveg árus (eyeglass szó régies a szemüvegre)
funeral home makeup artist – temetkezési sminkes
goat farmer– kecsketenyésztő
ice cream parlor – fagylaltozó szalon
including– beleértve, megába foglalva
original occupation– eredeti foglalkozás
piano tuner– zingorahangoló
plumber – vízvezetékszerelő
prior to …– …-t megelőzően
taxi dispatcher – taxi diszpécser
to despair– felhagy minden reménnyel, lemond vmiről
variety of … – változatosság, választék

Answers: 1b, 2b, 3c, 4c, 5b, 6a, 7a, 8a, 9c

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