health worker singer

The Health Worker-Singer



forever come out dream (2)
choir gospel break/broke/broken (2)
pub karaoke opportunity
full amused determination
royal variety performance
CD chart (2) follow (2)
weird honesty that kind of
wish spotlight sweetheart
guts amazing best of luck
sheer spot (3) stand/stood/stood
shy quiet are into it
bit (2) express energy (2)
crazy audience tremendous






To follow their dreams and change their lives forever.
And someone who has been dreaming of her big break is forty-nine year old health worker, Clare Morton.

Clare Morton: My name is Clare Morton. I’m forty-nine years old.

Clare works full-time. But singing is what she has been doing her whole life.

And nothing makes her happier.

Clare Morton: I’ve been singing since I was nine years old. And I used to sing in the church choir and gospel, and karaoke on holidays in pubs and whatever.

So she’s hoping that today will be her big opportunity to bring her dreams of singing to life.

Clare Morton: When I’m singing I feel full of energy and I enjoy singing. And I’d love to sing in the Royal Variety Performance and to have a CD come out. I think this could be the beginning of very good things to stay.


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Simon: Hello.
Clare Morton: Hello.
Simon: What’s your name?
Clare Morton: My name is Clare.
Simon: And why are you here?
Clare Morton: I’m here to sing a song.
Simon: Clare, your dream is to be . . . .
Clare Morton: I’d like to be Number One in the charts.
Simon: Good for you. Good for you. I love that kind of honesty. Alright, this is your chance in the spotlight, sweetheart. And I wish you the best of luck.


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Simon: Uh, Amanda.
Amanda Holden: Clare, what is amazing is just your sheer guts and determination, cause you stand there like . . . um . . . like a very quiet, shy person. And the minute you start singing, you’re really into it. And you really express yourself.

I just think it needs a bit of work.

Clare Morton: Right.
Amanda Holden: That’s honestly. Piers.
Piers Morgan: I think it needs a lot of work. Not a bit. When you started singing, the problem started.
Simon: I disagree. Actually, I think the problem started the minute the music started. It’s one of the weirdest, craziest things I’ve ever seen.

Clare Morton: Well, I did notice that the audience though it was tremendous, so . . .
Audience: Yey!!!
Simon: Clare, trust me when I say this is the most discerning audience we’ve ever had.
Audience: Booo. Booo.
Simon: Piers, yes or no?
Piers: No.
Amanda: Clare, it’s going to be a no, today.
Simon: Clare, this is going to be a final ‘no’.

Simon: She was not amused.


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1. Clare Morton is a full-time, professional singer. True or false?

2. Has she been singing since she was a teenager?

3. Did she only sing at home?

4. What is her goal or dream?

5. Clare performed magic tricks. Is this right or wrong?

6. Was Amada (the female judge) very harsh, blunt and critical?

7. Simon was very nice, polite and diplomatic. Is this right or wrong?


A. My friends love to sing at school, churches, clubs, karaoke bars. Yes or no?

B. Do you know of any “middle-aged” people who love to sing and dance?

C. I would like to record a CD and be a Pop Superstar!

D. Only young, talented people should sing and dance and perform. What do you think?

E. What will happen in the future?

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