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A DRESS FOR CINDERELLA

1. Read the text and do the tasks (pril 1)

50 YEARS AGO, in 1952, a young Italian girl was dreaming about marrying a young man she was in love with, but she knew they would have to wait for a long time because they had no money.

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In 1952, a young actress Audrey Hepburn was planning her wedding to a London playboy called James Hanson... She had already played the leading part in a Hollywood musical and was making her film debut in Roman Holiday. While filming in Rome the actress ordered her wedding dress in a famous Fontana fashion house. It was a perfect wedding dress - made of white lace, with a flowing train.

At last it was practically ready and Audrey had to go to the designers for the final fitting ... but two weeks before the wedding Audrey called it off.

She could just keep the dress or sell it, but instead


she phoned Fontana and said; "I want my dress to be worn by another girl, someone who couldn't ever afford a dress like mine, the most beautiful poor Italian girl you can find."

Now the three Fontana sisters who owned the house had to find a girl, poor, young, beautiful and pencil-slim like Audrey. They thought of a poor new town of Latina, not far away from Rome. The mayor of Latina gave them the name of Amabile Altobello. Amabile met all the requirements, and she got the dress. The people of Latina were so exited that the town gave Amabile kitchen furniture and organized a honeymoon in Paris. "It was a dream come true," -she said.

The story was soon forgotten. But this year the Fontana fashion house was planning an exhibition of dresses made for film stars and other celebrities, so the last of the Fontana sisters decided to find out what had happened to Hepburn's dress and the girl who had got it.

Amabile Altobello still lives in the same town of Latina. She has three children and five grandchildren. She and her husband haven't become rich, but they have had a happy marriage, and Amabile says that the dress brought her luck, so she has kept it, carefully wrapped in tissue paper, all these years.


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Audrey Hepburn was married twice —

in 1954 and in 1969, but neither of her

wedding dresses can be compared to the

one she gave to an unknown girl.

The wed­ding dress will be dis­played during the town of Latina's 70th anniversary celebrations in December. The mayor promises a huge party and in memo­ry of Audrey Hepburn. He also promises to give a new wedding dress to the first girl to get married in the town after the anniversary.


hello_html_mae87cb1.gifCinderella Золушка

wedding свадьба

Audrey Hepburn Одри Хепберн

debut дебют

Roman Holiday «Римские каникулы»

lace [leis] кружево

flowing широкий, ниспадающий

train шлейф

fitting примерка

to call off отменить

to afford позволить себе

suitable подходящий

pencil-slim тонкий как тростинка

mayor мэр

to meet the requirements

соответствовать требованиям

honeymoon медовый месяц

celebrity [si'lebnti] знаменитость

to wrap завертывать

tissue paper папиросная

бумага

to be displayed [dis'pleid] быть

выставленным


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Работа с текстом A DRESS FOR CINDERELLA

1. There are 8 paragraphs in the text. Match the paragraph with the title (one is extra).

1. Ordering a wedding dress in Fontana fashion house.

2. Calling the wedding off.

3. Dreaming about marring a young man.

4. Audrey Hepburn in a perfect wedding dress - made of white lace, with a flowing train.

5. Audrey’s decision about the dress.

6. Latina’s celebrations.

7. Getting a perfect dress.

8. How the story was recalled.

9. The happy life of Amabile Altobello.


2. True or False?


1. A young Italian girl was dreaming about having a new house.

2. Audrey Hepburn was planning her wedding to a London playboy.

3. Audrey Hepburn was a famous film star.

4. She ordered her wedding dress in a famous Gucci fashion house.

5. Audrey Hepburn did not take the dress because she didn’t like it.

6. She sold it to Amabile Altobello.

7. Amabile Altobello has had a happy marriage.

8. Amabile Altobello has kept the wedding dress.



1. There are 8 paragraphs in the text. Match the paragraph with the title (one is extra).

1. Ordering a wedding dress in Fontana fashion house.

2. Calling the wedding off.

3. Dreaming about marring a young man.

4. Audrey Hepburn in a perfect wedding dress - made of white lace, with a flowing train.

5. Audrey’s decision about the dress.

6. Latina’s celebrations.

7. Getting a perfect dress.

8. How the story was recalled.

9. The happy life of Amabile Altobello.


2. True or False?


1. A young Italian girl was dreaming about having a new house.

2. Audrey Hepburn was planning her wedding to a London playboy.

3. Audrey Hepburn was a famous film star.

4. She ordered her wedding dress in a famous Gucci fashion house.

5. Audrey Hepburn did not take the dress because she didn’t like it.

6. She sold it to Amabile Altobello.

7. Amabile Altobello has had a happy marriage.

8. Amabile Altobello has kept the wedding dress.



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