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Zac Efron’s biography
Efron was born on 18th October, 1987 , in San Luis Obispo, California to David Efron, an electrical engineer, and Starla Baskett, a former secretary. He is of Jewish descent. Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a 'B' and not an 'A' in school; he has also said that he was a class clown in school as well. Starting at the age of eleven, he performed in plays such as Gypsy, Peter Pan, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man and Mame. In 2002, Efron began to have guest roles on several television series, including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian. Efron portrayed Cameron Bale on the now-cancelled WB series Summerland. Originally introduced as a recurring character, Efron became a regular cast member on the show in the second season in 2004 starring opposite the likes of Kay Panabaker and Lori Loughlin. Since appearing in Summerland, he has also had guest roles on the shows CSI: Miami, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Replacements. In 2003, Efron starred in the Lifetime original television movie Miracle Run. He played Steven Morgan, one of two autistic twins. For his performance, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actor. In 2005, Efron was a main character in Hope Partlow's music video for "Sick Inside". In 2006, Efron starred in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical as Troy Bolton, alongside actresses Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Monique Coleman, who, like Efron, have all appeared on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and actors Lucas Grabeel and Corbin Bleu. The role helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences as both an actor and a singer. Combined with his simultaneous appearances on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and NCIS, Efron placed as high as #4 on the IMDBPro's STARMeter for the week of January 29, 2006.Efron's singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that Andrew Seeley's voice was blended with Efron's voice on the soundtrack of High School Musical.In August 2006, Efron won a Teen Choice Award in the Breakout Star and the TV - Choice Chemistry categories, shared with Hudgens. The film's cast, along with Efron, toured Sydney, Australia, London, England, and other locations to promote the film, although Efron did not participate in the High School Musical Concert that toured the U.S. and Canada throughout fall and winter 2006. Efron debuted with two simultaneous charted songs on February 4, 2006, Billboard Hot 100, with "Get'cha Head in the Game" and "Breaking Free", a duet with Vanessa Anne Hudgens from High School Musical. On the following week's chart, Efron had five simultaneous song credits, all from High School Musical, including, once more, "Get'cha Head in the Game", "Start of Something New", "What I've Been Looking For: Reprise", "We're All in This Together" (which was credited to the whole High School Musical cast) and "Breaking Free". "Breaking Free", at the time, made the fastest climb in the history of the Billboard charts, from #86 to #4 between the two weeks; the record has since been beaten by Eminem and Akon's "Smack That".Efron also appeared in the 2006 Disney Channel Games as captain of the Red Team. In June of 2006, Efron was cast as Link Larkin in a film version of Hairspray, also starring Amanda Bynes, Queen Latifah and John Travolta and scheduled for release on July 20, 2007. Efron performed all of his own vocals in the role,which was filmed in Toronto, Ontario from September 5 to December 2, 2006. Efron cut and dyed his hair dark brown and gained about 15 lbs. for the role. Efron's next films include the made-for-television High School Musical 2, scheduled to begin filming in March 2007 for an August 2007 air date. Efron has also been cast in an untitled high school-set comedy produced by Adam Shankman and based on a pitch by Jason Filardi. Efron appeared in Vanessa Hudgens new music video for her single 'Say OK', where he played her love interest. The video aired on 16th March, 2007 on Disney Channel. Wikipedia (adapted)

I A (11%) After reading the text, say whether these statements are true or false and correct the false ones without putting them in the negative form.
1-Zac Efron is no longer a teen. 2-Zac is a well-behaved student. 3-Cameron Bale and Troy Bolton are two of the roles Zac Efron has already played. 4-He is known as a singer and an actor. 5-He has played guest roles during all his life.

I B (7%) By what you see in the pictures, try to describe Zac Efron physically. You don’t need to be very precise, you might make up some facts but you must give as many details as possible. I C (10%) Find synonyms or explain the meaning of the following words taken from the text.
1-“a class clown” 2-“talents” 3-“although” 4-“throughout” 5-“fall”

I D (16%) Rephrase starting as shown.
1-Rumors say Zac Efron has been dating Ashley Tisdale. That’s a little surprising to me. Rumours say Zac Efron has been dating Ashley Tisdale,... 2-Zac Efron asked her out. She... 3-“Yesterday, I met Zac Efron. We shook hands and then we talked a bit. It was like a dream, he even gave me an autograph. I had never met anyone as famous as him and he is really nice for a celebrity.” Lucas was very excited. He told everyone what had happened. He told us... 4-Zac Efron started acting at a very young age. He had lots of success. If Zac Efron hadn’t started acting at such a young age...

I E (10%) In about 150 words: a-Ask Zac Efron out (you must be really persuasive) b-Imagine a day you’ve spent with Zac Efron and report everything that happened. c-Write your own biography. (don’t forget to describe yourself)


Kay Panabaker’s biography
Panabaker was born on May 2, 1990, in Orange, Texas. She started out acting at various community theatres in Chicago, Illinois, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlanta, Georgia. Among her earlier credits include leads in The Herbal Bed, Once Upon A Time and Winnie-the-Pooh as Roo. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. Panabaker graduated from high school at the age of 13 as a valedictorian and then received an Associate's degree at the age of 15 from Glendale Community College. She is currently a junior history major at UCLA. After completing a teaching degree, she plans to work as a fourth and fifth grade elementary school educator. When she is not acting, she enjoys travelling and has visited all fifty of the U.S. states. Panabaker has guest-starred in several television dramas and soap operas. She portrayed "Alice Brand" in 7th Heaven; "Melissa Rue" in ER; "Sara" in Port Charles; "Carrie Bauer" in The Brothers Garcia; Ellisha in Medium; "Lindsey Willows" in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; to name a few. In film, she appeared in Dead Heat as "Sam LaRoche"; American Girls: Kit's World as Kit Kittrege; and did some voice work in the Disney/Pixar film, Monsters, Inc.. Panabaker's breakout role came when she starred in The WB's Summerland as "Nikki Westerly", in the 2004-2005 season. She will also appear as George in the upcoming 2007 film Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills alongside Emma Roberts and Amy Bruckner. Her first kiss on TV was to Zac Efron in Summerland. Panabaker had a recurring role in Phil of the Future as strait-laced Debbie Berwick, a friend of, and foil to, Pim Diffy (played by Amy Bruckner). She starred in Life Is Ruff as Emily Watson alongside Kyle Massey and Mitchel Musso. She starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Read It and Weep in July 2006 (based on the book How My Private Personal Journal Became a Bestseller), in which her sister Danielle also stars. Panabaker is in the first ever Disney Channel Games, on the Red Team, with Zac Efron, Anneliese Van Der Pol, Moises Arias, Dylan Sprouse, and Shin Koyamada. She also appeared in Jordan Pruitt's music video for "Outside Looking In". She’s cool. Wikipedia (adapted)

II A (21%) Answer the following questions about the text in complete answers and by using your own words as much as possible.
1-Is Kay Panabaker the only actress in her family? Account your answer. 2-What’s the most important role Kay Panabaker has already played up to date? 3-Who was Kay Panabaker’s first kiss on TV to? 4-What role does Kay Panabaker play in Phil of the Future? Who is she addicted to? 5-Who was Kay Panabaker’s team composed by in the first Disney Channel games? 6-What does she like doing during her free time? Quote your answer. 7-Can you affirm that Kay Panabaker already has a very extense career for someone her age? Explain your answer.

II B (25%) Kay Panabaker is a very young and beautiful girl. She’s 16 and she is a bit younger than Zac Efron, who is 19. These two have both acted in Summerland and even kissed each other. Could this love relation be adapted to the real life? Imagine a dialog where both Zac and Kay express their love feelings for each other. The story must have an end (which can be positive or negative, they can start dating or not) and each one of them must talk at least 10 times.

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