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Advanced Level Listening on Ballet

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Misty Copeland is a ballerina who is currently dancing for American Ballet Theatre (ABT). I was lucky to see her perform with the company earlier this year and witnessed her wonderful stage presence and beautiful dancing. I found this interview with her and think it is worth listening to, even if you are not interested in the dance world! Misty has overcome many obstacles to become a successful dancer and her story is very inspiring. Listen to the interview and then try and answer the true or false questions below. Are there any other professional or aspiring dancers out there? Let us know!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Watch the video and decide if the following sentences are true or false:

  • 1. Like most ballerinas, Misty started dancing at a very, very young age.

  • 2. Misty always dreamt of dancing with The Royal Ballet in London.

  • 3. Misty joined a professional ballet company before she was twenty years old.

  • 4. Misty finds being a black ballerina extremely challenging.

  • 5. Misty hated being in competition with her friend Ashley.

  • 6. Misty considers herself to be a very versatile dancer.