Betty is not a traditional American beauty. She is unfashionable, has thick red glasses, untidy hair and large metal braces (牙套) on her teeth. But this hasn’t stopped her from becoming one of America’s favorite TV characters. So how did she manage to do it?
The answer is that charm can be more attractive than beauty. Betty is the main character in a TV show Ugly Betty. The show is about her life as an office worker at a fashion magazine in New York.
The TV show has just started. Betty has many exciting experiences and romantic stories. Betty is often looked down on and laughed at by the people around. But she manages to do better than others with her hard work, charm and wisdom. The show tells us about how a girl goes from an ugly young duck into a beautiful swan.
Though you may know the ending of the show from the beginning and the story is familiar to many of us, it has still been a big success in the USA. It has attracted a large number of viewers and won two Golden Globes awards, one of the highest honors for a television program in the USA. “I think you can see a bit of Betty in all of us, and I mean men as well, because it’s about the underdog (弱者) ”, says Ashley Jensen, who plays one of the characters on the show.
The program is so popular because of the performance of the 23-year-old actress America Ferrera who plays the role of Betty. She brings the character alive on the screen.
( )1. Betty is popular because of
A. her clothes B. her charm C. her personality D. her appearance
( )2. In Paragraph 4, the underline word “it” refers to(指的是)
A. the beginning B. the ending C. the story D. the show
( )3. Which is the reason for the success of the show?
A. A large number of the viewers B. Her life as an office worker
C. The wonderful performance D. The Golden Globes awards,
( )4. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Betty is a girl of wisdom.
B. Betty acts as a beautiful swan on the show.
C. Betty is an American favourite TV character.
D. Betty is often looked down on by the people around.
( )5. What can be the best title for the passage?
A. Beauty from within. B. A romantic story.
C. An ugly girl. D. An exciting experience.
Step1 Useful expressions and sentences in writing a person.
1） Birthday and birth place:
Sb. was/ were born in …on…
2). Family background
a) Sb was/ were born in/into a poor/ rich family
b) his/her family was so poor that…
c) his/ her father was very strict with him…
d) the son of a poor family
e) when he was a small boy/ young
f) as a child/ as a boy of 15
g) during his/ her childhood
h) spend his childhood in…
i)live a happy/ hard life
3) Education background
be admitted to …college
graduate from…department of …university
when at college, he majored in…
go abroad for further studies
one of the best/ most important …
set a good example for…
a model teacher/worker
be respected by everyone
speak/ think highly of…
His hard work brought him great success.
He is the pride of China.
His heroic story spread all over the city.
good-looking, white-haired independent, patient, confident,
warm-hearted, kind-hearted, absent-minded , near-sighted, far-sighted , a strong will, tall , short , pretty , naughty , smart , wise, bright, diligent , lazy, healthy, humorous , charming（迷人的）, attractive, talkative ,
Step 2 Conclusion
1. 人物简介的写作步骤: 概, 貌, 育, 平, 评
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