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Sunday, April 10, 2011


Justin Bieber sings 
in Madrid and Barcelona.

Read the following text (adapted from Wikipedia):

Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994 in Ontario -Canada) is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter.

During his childhood, Bieber was interested in hockey, football and chess. He often kept his musical aspirations to himself. As he grew up, Bieber taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar and trumpet. In early 2007, when he was twelve, Bieber sang for a local singing competition in Stratford and was second. His mother posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see. Later, Bieber's popularity on the site grew.

Bieber was discovered in 2008 by Scooter Braun, who -while searching for videos- clicked on one of Bieber's videos on YouTube by accident. He got Impressed and later became his manager.

“The Observer” newspaper in the UK published a report indicating that Justin Bieber is more influential in the social networking sphere than Barack Obama or The Dalai Lama. On the other hand, according to “The New York Times”, part of Bieber's appeal stems from his YouTube channel.

The singer has been nominated and awarded numerous prizes over the past few years, winning “Artist of the Year” at the 2010 American Music Awards, and being nominated for “Best New Artist” and “Best Pop Vocal Album” at the 53rd Grammy Awards, among others. Bieber is considered a teen idol, and has been subject to acclaim from fans.

Recently, Justin Bieber confessed in Twitter that “He loves Spain”. This week he has offered two concerts in Spain. In Madrid more than 15.000 fans went to his concert. In Barcelona more than 18.000 fans enjoyed with his music. “Biebermania” is already in Spain.


TASK: Answer the following questions:

1.- How old is Justin Bieber?
2.- What is the name of his manager?
3.- When was he discovered?
4.- How was he discovered?
5.- How many people went to his concerts in Spain?

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Do you know his music?

If not, here you are one of his songs:

Listen to the previous song, and choose between
the two words in bold italic in each line:


Everyday I bring the sun / moon around
I sweep away the clouds / wind.
Smile for me / my.

I would take
every second / minute
every single time / prime
spend it like my last / first dime
step to the beat of my heart / part.

I don't need a whole lot
But coming from you I admit / permit
I'd rather give you the world / earth
Or we can share mine / yours.

I know I won't be the first / last one 
Given you all this attention / protection.
Baby listen!


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