Arbeitsblatt: Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Lots of people change during their lives, but Arnold Schwarzenegger – ‘Arnie to his fans – is probably the only person who has been bodybuilder, Hollywood action movie star and politician. Born in Austria in 1947, Schwarzenegger discovered bodybuilding as teenager when his soccer1 coach made the team do some weight training2. Arnold realized he preferred weights to kicking ball, and soon he was hooked3. He even started breaking into his local gym4 at the weekends, when it was closed, so that he could do training. Arnold won his first important bodybuilding competition5 in 1965, aged eighteen. He was already incredibly6 , and two years later, aged only twenty, he won the biggest international competition for adult men, ‘Mister Universe. He moved to the United States in 1968, even though he had very little money and very little English, and over the next fifteen years he won many more international competitions. In the late 1960s he was already dreaming about becoming Hollywood star, but his first film didnt go very well: his Austrian was so strong that many people couldnt understand what he was saying. Eventually, however, Arnolds body made him famous when he in Pumping Iron, 1977 documentary about the world of professional bodybuilders. His first big Hollywood film was Conan the Barbarian (1982), and perhaps his most famous was The Terminator (1984). Arnold played heroes7 in most of his films, but in The Terminator he played the part8 of an android9 baddie10 who spoke some of the most famous words from any Hollywood action movie: ‘Ill back Schwarzenegger is extremely rich, having fortune11 of about 800 million $. However, unlike most Hollywood stars, he made lot of money before his film career, mostly from business selling bodybuilding . His first contact with American politics came in the early 1990s when he worked for the of President Bush, travelling around the United States promoting12 physical13 fitness for children. He soon became interested in running for office himself, and in October 2003 won an to become governor14 of the state15 of California. He has been married to his wife Maria since 1986. The have two sons and two daughters. 1. Fill the twelve gaps in the text with the correct words from the box below. accent16 18 spoke lifting muscular starred21 be 19 equipment17 extra jobs election20 government couple 2. The eight answers below are to questions about the text. Can you write the questions? 1. Answer: In 1965. 2. Answer: He probably has around 800 million $. 3. Answer: Because he was hooked on bodybuilding and wanted to do extra training. 4. Answer: He played the part of an android. 5. Answer: No, he spoke very little English. 6. Answer: He was only twenty. 7. Answer: In 1986. 8. Answer: He travelled around the United States promoting physical fitness for children. Arnold Schwarzenegger Lots of people change jobs during their lives, but Arnold Schwarzenegger – ‘Arnie to his fans – is probably the only person who has been bodybuilder, Hollywood action movie star and politician. Born in Austria in 1947, Schwarzenegger discovered bodybuilding as teenager when his soccer1 coach made the team do some weight training2. Arnold realized he preferred lifting weights to kicking ball, and soon he was hooked3. He even started breaking into his local gym4 at the weekends, when it was closed, so that he could do extra training. Arnold won his first important bodybuilding competition5 in 1965, aged eighteen. He was already incredibly6 muscular, and two years later, aged only twenty, he won the biggest international competition for adult men, ‘Mister Universe. He moved to the United States in 1968, even though he had very little money and spoke very little English, and over the next fifteen years he won many more international competitions. In the late 1960s he was already dreaming about becoming Hollywood star, but his first film didnt go very well: his Austrian accent was so strong that many people couldnt understand what he was saying. Eventually, however, Arnolds body made him famous when he starred in Pumping Iron, 1977 documentary about the world of professional bodybuilders. His first big Hollywood film was Conan the Barbarian (1982), and perhaps his most famous was The Terminator (1984). Arnold played heroes7 in most of his films, but in The Terminator he played the part8 of an android9 baddie10 who spoke some of the most famous words from any Hollywood action movie: ‘Ill be back Schwarzenegger is extremely rich, having fortune11 of about 800 million $. However, unlike most Hollywood stars, he made lot of money before his film career, mostly from business selling bodybuilding equipment. His first contact with American politics came in the early 1990s when he worked for the government of President Bush, travelling around the United States promoting12 physical13 fitness for children. He soon became interested in running for office himself, and in October 2003 won an election to become governor14 of the state15 of California. He has been married to his wife Maria since 1986. The couple have two sons and two daughters. Arnold Schwarzenegger 1. When did Arnold win his first important bodybuilding competition? 2. How much money does he have? 3. Why did he break into his local gym at the weekends? 4. What part did he play in The Terminator? 5. Did he speak English well when he moved to the United States? 6. How old was he when he won ‘Mister Universe? 7. When did he marry Maria? 8. What job did he do for the government of President Bush in the early 1990s? Vocabulary Arnold Schwarzenegger 1. soccer the game of football 2. weight training exercise that involves lifting weights 3. hooked (adjective) interested in something so much that you want to do it as much as possible 4. gym a room or club with equipment for doing physical exercises 5. competition an organized event in which people try to win prizes by being better than other people 6. incredibly (adverb) extremely 7. hero the main male character of book, film, or play 8. play the part to act out the character in book, film, or play 9. android a machine that looks and behaves like human (in stories) 10. baddie someone in film or book who does unkind ( not nice) or illegal things 11. fortune a lot of money 12. promote to support something, or to help something to develop (ex: campaign to promote recycling) 13. physical (adjective) relating to your body rather than to your mind (ex: hard physical work) 14. governor someone who is in charge of an area such as US state 15. state a region of country that has its own government (ex: the state of California) 16 accent a way of pronouncing words that shows what country, region, or social class you come from (ex: Tom hasnt lost his Swiss accent.) 17. equipment the tools, machines, or other things that you need for particular job or activity (ex: camping equipment) 18. lift (verb) to move something to higher position 19. muscular (adjective) having big muscles 20. election when people vote for someone to represent them, especially in government 21. star (verb) if you star in film, play, television programme etc, or if it stars you, you are the main actor or performer in it (ex: He starred in the school play.)