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A1/A1 Open Cloze ‘A person I admire’

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I admire many, many people. Some for their bravery, some for their talent, honesty and intelligence… A long list of names comes to my mind when I think of them. It’s so difficult to choose. As I asked my students to write a short composition about a person they admire, here’s an example. Why Chris Cornell? Well…why not? I listen to his music very often; when I drive to work or when I go running… Chris Cornell is no longer among us physically, but his music will always be there.

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Open cloze A person I admire

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He 0) was (be) an American rock singer and guitarist and he  was born in Seattle on the 24th of July 1964. At the age of seven he 1)... (start) piano lessons. He loved groups like Alice Cooper and the Beatles. At the age of 14 his parents 2)... (divorce). He was very sad and  he 3) ... ( negative leave) his family house for more than a year. He also quit his piano lessons and 4) ....(learn) to play the drums.

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In 1984  along with with other musicians, he 5)... (become) lead vocals in a group called Soundgarden. Their first record was Screaming Life (1987) with the famous song Hunted down. In 1994 the group  was a top hit in the US with the  very famous  LP,  Superunknown. Superunknown 6) ... (have) the songs Spoonman and Black Hole Sun. This record  7) ... (win)  a Grammy as the best rock album of the year.

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Chris Cornall  8) .... (sing) and played the guitar in many other groups after Soundgarden, but he frequently suffered from  deep depression and on the 18th of May 2017, he 9) ... (take)  his life.

Chris Cornell’s incredible music and his amazing voice 10) ... always be with us.

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2 thoughts on “A1/A1 Open Cloze ‘A person I admire’


  1. Yes, indeed. The learning of Chester Bennington’s suicide was shocking. I remember then that in about two years many of my favourite musicians left us Scott Weiland and Layne Staley were among them. This makes you wonder about the workings of human mind, so capable of creating beautiful and poignant music, but can also push a person to the abyss of destruction. So, so sad!
    Hugs to you Óscar! Keep well and safe.


  2. I remember all that, when the singer of ‘Linkin Park’ made the same as his friend (the singer of ‘Soundgarden’) had made two months before. It was terrible! My best regards for you, Serena. A hug! Óscar

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