She clapped her hands admiringly, while Isadore Rubinstein, the elderly son of the proprietor, who was standing somewhat out of the range of her gaze2 at the moment, noted the gesture and her enthusiasm and decided immediately that the coat must be worth at least twenty-five or fifty dollars more to her, any how, in case she asked for it. The firm had been offering it at one hundred. He thought to himself about the probable trading value of such a coat. What would such a poor, vain and pretty girl pay for this coat?
Meanwhile, however, Hortense, having stared as long as her lunch-hour would permit, had gone away still dreaming how she would look in such a coat. But she had not stopped to ask the price. The next day, feeling that she must look at it once more, she returned, only this time alone, and yet with no idea of being able to purchase it herself. But seeing the coat once more, she finally came in.
"You like the coat, eh?" were Rubinstein's words as she opened the door. "Well, that shows you have good taste, I'll say. That's one of the nobbiest little coats we've ever had to show in this store yet. A real beauty, that. And how it would look on such a beautiful girl as you!" He took it out of the window and held it up.
Theodore [ ] - Теодор Doris [ ] - Доріс
Dreiser [ ] - Драйзер Isadore [ ] - Ізадор
Hortense [ ] - Гортензія Rubinstein [ ] -
Baltimore [ ] - Балтімор Рубинштейн
1Oh, isn't that just too sweet for words? - О, хіба можна його описати словами?
2 who was standing somewhat out of the range of her gaze - який стояв трохи осторонь і не потрапляв у її поле зору.
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1. Being rich and famous.
2. The necessity of looking perfect.
3. Celebrities' sacrifice.
4. They have nobody to trust.
5. Danger of the wrong kind of attention.
Rich and famous; disadvantages; to look perfect; sacrifice; personal problems; worry constantly; worry about; sell their stories; the popular press.
The Price Of Fame
Have you ever dreamed of being rich and famous? You might change your mind if you considered all the disadvantages of being famous.
For one thing, celebrities have to look perfect all the time. There's always a photographer ready to take an unflattering1 picture of a famous person.
Celebrities also sacrifice2 their private lives. They are followed by the paparazzi wherever they go. Their personal problems, divorces, or family tragedies all end up as front-page news.
They worry constantly about their reputation. Actors may lose their popularity, singers may lose their voices, athletes may be injured3...
Do you think it's fair?
The rich and famous worry about money too. Sometimes they don't know what to do with it.
It's difficult for famous people to know who to trust. Ex-lovers may sell their stories to the newspapers. Their accountants or impresarios may be secretly cheating4 them... The paparazzi sell photos of the rich and famous to the popular press. And paparazzi can make a fortune on those pictures. But for the celebrities these photos are an invasion of privacy.
Do you think a special law should be introduced to protect the celebrities?
Famous people can never be sure whether people like them for themselves or because they are famous. It's difficult for them to make true friends.
Furthermore5, celebrities are in constant danger of the wrong kind of attention. Threatening letters and even physical attacks from crazy fans are not unusual things in their lives. So many of them suffer nervous breakdowns or drug and alcohol problems.
Many celebrities say that their lives are far from being happy. As Fred Alan once said, "A celebrity6 is someone who works hard all his life to be known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized".
1 unflattering - невиграшний
4 to cheat - обдурювати, дурити,
2 to sacrifice - жертвувати обманювати
3 to be injured - отримати травму, каліцтво
5 furthermore - більш того
6 celebrity - знаменитість
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2. Body art in Indian tribes.
3. Tattooing in non-Western-cultures.
4. The reasons to use body art.
5. The ways to alter the body appearance.
Vary dramatically; example of tattooing; elaborate patterns; a decline in this custom; practice is found; saucer-like discs; common; on the contrary; to rebel against society; tattoos in foreign languages; fashionable with men; a mark of social status; on the contrary; to rebel against society; tattoos in foreign languages; fashionable with men; a mark of social status; a means of; decoration; to stand out from the crowd; appearance; under the skin.
By Rosie Miner
Tattooing can be found all over the world, though its style and its meaning vary dramatically. Tattooing has long featured in the cultures of the Japanese, Polynesians and Native Americans. The practices of the Maoris of New Zealand provide striking example of tattooing. They are well-known for the elaborate patterns with which they traditionally decorated their faces. Integration with white settlers led to a decline1 in this custom, but it is now regaining popularity amongst young Maoris.
Native American Indians are known to have pierced the lower lip, and today this practice is found in tribes across Africa and South America. The Sam tribe of central Africa, for example, traditionally pierce and then stretch their lips with saucer-like discs. Nose piercing is common in India, South America and Africa, as is ear piercing.
In non-Western-cultures, tattooing and piercing have recently declined, as these societies try to "catch up" with the West. On the contrary, in the West their popularity is ever increasing. Until recently, body art in our culture was mainly found in groups such as sailors and convicts, or those wanting to rebel against society, like the punks of the 1970s. Over the last decade body art has moved into the mainstream and it is increasingly socially acceptable.
Almost every part of the body can be pierced or tattooed. In the West facial piercing is popular (especially through the eyebrow, lip, and tongue), as are navel piercing. David Beckham, the famous British footballer, recently sparked craze for tattoos in foreign languages when he had hiswife's name, Victoria, tattooed on his forearm2 in Hindi Polynesia style. Tattoos of large swirling blocks of colour are currently fashionable with men; while women still tend to favour smaller, less visible tattoos.
People use body art for a range of reasons. In the past tattoos have been used as a mark of social status, to ward off3 demons and ill health. They have also been used as a means of identifying and punishing convicts, slaves