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Reading Answer the following questions and discuss with a partner. 1 Why was Jamie not good at school? 2 Who do you think are the young people in the photo with Jamie at the top? 3 Who is the woman with him in the second photo? 4 Are you interested in cooking shows? Why?/Why not? 12 H 15Ó listening qv3976 Jamie Oliver makes cooking cool. He’s famous now and he’s often on TV – and not just in Britain but around the world. But Jamie wasn’t a good pupil at school! Here’s his success story. . . . . 5 . . . . 10 . . . . 15 . . . . 20 . Jamie was born in the southeast of England in 1975. His mum and dad had a pub and Jamie started helping in the kitchen there when he was eight. School was hard for Jamie – he’s dyslexic1 – but after school, when he was 16, he went to a college2 in London and trained to be3 a cook. Jamie was a brilliant college student. He left college in 1992. He worked in some famous restaurants in France, and then in London. In 1998, a British TV company made a film about one of the London restaurants. Everybody saw Jamie on TV and soon he was the star of the show. Jamie Oliver, the unsuccessful pupil, was famous! Jamie opened his first restaurant in London in 2002 – but it wasn’t a normal restaurant. He found 15 unemployed4 young people and trained them. The young people had lots of problems and it was hard work, but they were successful. They are now cooks. The restaurant was called Fifteen because there were 15 young cooks. Then Jamie trained more young people in a town in the south-west of England, in the Netherlands and in Australia. Jamie is married and has five children. He first met his wife Juliette (Jamie calls her “Jools”) at school. They married in 2000. Their daughters are called Poppy, Daisy and Petal, their sons Buddy and River. 1 to be dyslexic: Legastheniker/in sein 2 college: hier: Berufschule 3 to train to be a …: eine Ausbildung zum … machen 4 unemployed: arbeitslos NO GOOD AT SCHOOL BUT GREAT AT HIS JOB 52 Unit 5 · Success stories Ó worksheet hf74f7 Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv