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Pre-Intermediate Level >> Conversation Materials/Surveys/Pairwork Activities >> All about John the 'famous' musician. Information gap for student to student pairwork. Mainly level 1A and 1B tenses practiced.

John Carpenter - Student A

John Carpenter is a ___________ who lives in the centre of London. His address is _____________ and his telephone number is 090-445-2324. John is _____ years old and he started working as a musician when he was 17 years old.

John's day begins when he gets up very late at _________ and then he reads the newspapers in the kitchen while he eats _________ for breakfast. For the rest of the day, John either writes music or writes books. At the moment, John is ________________________, "That's my Turkey", and he is also writing his autobiography which will be called 'Just a Piano Man.'

He is married to the famous __________ Fiona Appleby and they have four daughters. Fiona doesn't live in London though because ________________________ so she lives with their daughters in the north of Wales where her parents live.

John told the press last week that he wanted to stop touring with his band because ____________________. His last tour was six months ago when he and his band, the Rancheros, were in ______________. While they were touring there, someone stole all their money from the hotel. And, worse, while they were in the police station reporting this, someone stole ______________ from the concert hall!

John started in the famous group The Bubbles in 1974 and they had _____ hit records both in the UK and in the US. The Bubbles stayed together for only three years and John started the Rancheros in 1990 after __________ suggested the idea. At the moment his mother is helping the group with their Christmas record. His greatest fan is ____________! The Rancheros' biggest ever hit was at Christmas, 1991 with the ballad that John personally wrote, 'My mother, my life.'

John Carpenter - Student B

John Carpenter is a famous musician who lives in _____________. His address is 73, Denmark Street and his telephone number is ____________. John is 46 years old and he started working as a musician ____________________.

John's day begins when he gets up very late at 11 o'clock and then he ____________ in the kitchen while he eats 6 oranges for breakfast. For the rest of the day, John either writes music or __________. At the moment, John is making a new record for Christmas, "That's my Turkey", and he is also ________________ which will be called 'Just a Piano Man.'

He is married to the famous actress Fiona Appleby and they have ______ daughters. Fiona doesn't live in London though because she is allergic to traffic pollution so she lives with their daughters in _______________ where her parents live.

John told the press last week that he wanted to stop touring with his band because it was too stressful. His last tour was ____________ ago when he and his band, the Rancheros, were in South Africa. While they were touring there, someone stole _______________ from the hotel. And, worse, while they were in the police station reporting this, someone stole all their guitars from the concert hall!

John started in the famous group The Bubbles in _______ and they had six hit records both in the UK and in the US. The Bubbles stayed together for __________ years and John started the Rancheros in 1990 after his mother suggested the idea. At the moment his mother is _________________________________. His greatest fan is his mother! The Rancheros' biggest ever hit was at Christmas, 1991 with the ballad that John personally wrote, '__________________.'

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