martes, 26 de abril de 2011

Barbie biography

Self-study activity:
Watch this short clip with some basic information about the story of Barbie and complete the missing information in the transcript.

This doll has gone through many incarnations but she always remains recognizable. Hi, I’m Rebecca Britton and welcome to , and today we’ll be telling you the story of Barbie.

Barbara Millicent Roberts, otherwise known as Barbie, is a doll first sold in March (1) …. . The character hails from Willows, Wisconsin.

Barbie’s long-time male companion is Ken Parson, who first appeared in 1961. The couple split on (2) …. after 43 years together. The two remain good friends, and they don’t rule out a future reconciliation.

Barbie has held down over 100 careers over her lifetime, solidifying the belief that women can fill any job they like. These professions include Olympic gold medalist, (3) …. and various types of doctors.

Over the years, Barbie has lived in a number of glamourous abodes, usually referred to as Barbie’s (4) …. . One thing all these dream houses have in common is closet space.

Barbie is also a car connoisseur. She got her first ride in (5) …. with the Austin Healey convertible. Many of her later cars were also convertibles. However, she also got behind the wheel of a micro bus and a Volkswagen Beetle.

Throughout her lifetime, Barbie has helped honour historical events. She’s also observed different (6) …. . For example, donning traditional garb as Japanese Barbie, Irish Barbie and Spanish Barbie.

2009 marked Barbie’s (7) …. birthday, and she’s never looked better.

1 1959 2 Valentine’s Day of 2004 3 singer 4 dream house 5 1962 6 cultures 7 50th