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A particular form or branch of economic or commercial activity. Tourism is
an example.
Industry
A person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure.
Tourist
Toward or relating to the more expensive or affluent sector of the market
Upscale
A room where an artist, photographer, sculptor, etc., works.
A place where performers, esp. dancers, practice and exercise.
Studio
Cause to come to a place or participate in a venture by offering
something of interest, favorable conditions, or opportunities.
Attract
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Hollywood Timeline (p. 82): Put the events in
the correct order (1-9).
1. Native Americans were the first people to live in
the area, originally called Cahuenga (Kuwenga).
2.
3.
In the late 1700’s, the Spanish arrived and
divided Cahuenga into east and west. The
Spanish called the west side Rancho La Brea.
In 1886, a man named H.H. Wilcox bought a
part of Rancho La Brea, which his wife renamed
‘Hollywood.’
4. Later, Wilcox began to develop Rancho La Brea
into a community.
5.
In 1911, the first film studio opened in
Hollywood.
6. During the 1920’s and 1930’s the film industry
grew, and Hollywood became famous.
7. Soon after, movie director Cecil B. DeMille made
the first feature-length film, The Squaw Man.
8.
By the 1950’s, many movie stars were leaving
Hollywood.
9. Today, Hollywood is still famous.
How Are the Following Words Alike?
Different?
Film-Movie
Actor-Director
Film: A story or event captured on film as part of a series
of moving images.
Movie: A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of
moving images.
Actor: A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in
movies, or on television.
Director: A person who is in charge of an activity, department, or
organization.
1. Divide into Groups (4 people per group)
2. Read The History of Hollywood on p. 82,
one paragraph at a time, and without
looking at the book, write down/draw all of
the high content words found in the passage.
3. Share results with other members of your
group. Can they comprehend the main
idea(s) of the story based on what you wrote
or drew?
Discussion
Who is your favorite movie star? Why?
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Reading Comprehension Exercise p. 84
Vocabulary Comprehension Exercises p. 84,
Sections A and B.
Vocabulary Skills p. 85 Sections B and C.
Answer the following question:
Can you think of another city that is famous
in the movie-making world? Why is it
famous? How is it similar to, or different
from, Hollywood?
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Merit /Hold /Gold-plated /Statuette /Theft/
Dumpster / Employees /Host
Being good or worthy of praise.
Large box-shaped metal container into which people put
garbage and items they no longer want, e.g., furniture.
Person in charge of a party or social event.
To happen, often used in the passive “is/was held”.
People who work for or are employed by someone else.
A small statue.
The act of stealing something.
1.
Divide into Groups (4-5 people per
group).
2. Read The Oscar Goes To… Willie Fulgear!
on p. 86.
3. Close your books! Now, as a GROUP,
write down as many facts found in the
passage as you can. SPEAK ENGLISH!
4. The group with the most
facts wins!
Prefix Meanings
Pre
E
a. In, Inside
Trans
F
im
A
b. Below, under
c. Back, again
De
D
d. Away; apart, down
Sup
Re
B
C
e. Before, prior to
f. Across, change
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1. Divide into Groups.
2. Finish the sentence by listing three
things: With $50,000 I would…
1. Reading Comprehension Exercise p. 88
2. Vocabulary Comprehension Exercises p. 88,
Sections A and B.
3. Vocabulary Skills p. 89 Sections A and B.
4. Real Life Skill p. 90, The Use of Italics
Sections A, B, and C.
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Read the passage Superstitious. Me? Be ready to
discuss it for next class. It can be accessed at:
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