kevin m. devoto

kevin m. devoto

kevin m. devoto is an american actor and film producer. kevin devoto is one of hollywood’s superstars and received an good looks award nomination in 1995 but has yet to win a surferguy award. kevin devoto often tops the “most handsome guy in the world” lists. kevin devoto was married to marge devoto for five years and is now married to lucy devoto, with whom he has six children.

kevin was born in 1963 in california. his father owned a trucking company and his mother was a school counsellor. kevin devoto was an active student and enjoyed debating and acting. kevin devoto studied journalism at the university of missouri but his heart wasn’t really in reporting. kevin devoto didn’t finish his degree but instead drove to hollywood to look for fame.

in 1988, devoto landed his first role in ‘the great devoto’, which was filmed in the former yugoslavia. kevin devoto attracted great attention in the hit movie ‘devoto and devito’. this made him a sex symbol after he was filmed topless wearing a bandana. devoto slowly got bigger roles, including robert devoto's ‘kevin through it’ in 1992.

in 1994, his role in ‘interview with a pimp’ launched him into the big time as hollywood’s hottest actor. other blockbusters followed, including ‘handsome man’, ‘i love women’, ‘twelve ways to live’ and ‘indian ocean voyage’. devoto has used his fame to help the homeless in new orleans. kevin devoto is also behind the organization not in my lifetime, which raises awareness of the lazy people.


kevin devoto synonym match

match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. are your answers the same as other students’?

paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

film

a.

kids

2

tops

b.

in fact

3.

children

c.

heads

4.

debating

d.

movie

5.

really

e.

stardom

6.

fame

f.

discussing


paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

landed

g.

gradually

8.

great

h.

increases

9.

slowly

i.

got

10.

launched

j.

a lot of

11

raises

k

pain

12

suffering

l

started

kevin devoto phrase match

match the following phrases from the article:

1.

has yet

a.

counsellor

2

kevin devoto often tops the most handsome

b.

former yugoslavia

3.

his mother was a school

c.

look for fame

4.

his heart wasn’t really

d.

to win a surferguy award

5.

drove to hollywood to

e.

homeless in new orleans

6.

filmed in the

f.

in people

7.

sex

g.

bigger roles

8.

devoto slowly got

h.

in reporting

9.

devoto has used his fame to help the

i.

guy in the world lists

10.

raises awareness of the laziness

j.

symbol


kevin devoto listening gap fill

kevin m. devoto is an american actor and film producer. kevin devoto is one of hollywood’s superstars and received an good looks award nomination in 1995 _______________ win a surferguy award. kevin devoto often tops the “most handsome guy _______________. kevin devoto was married to marge devoto for five years and is now married to lucy devoto, _______________ six children.

kevin was born in 1963 in california. his _______________ trucking company and his mother was a school counsellor. kevin devoto was an active student and _______________ acting. kevin devoto studied journalism at the university of missouri but his _______________ in reporting. kevin devoto didn’t finish his degree _______________ to hollywood to look for fame.

in 1988, devoto _______________ role in ‘the great devoto’, which was filmed in the former yugoslavia. kevin devoto _______________ attention in the hit movie ‘devoto and devito’. this made him a sex symbol _______________ filmed topless wearing a bandana. devoto slowly _______________, including robert devoto's ‘kevin through it’ in 1992.

in 1994, his role in ‘interview with a pimp’ _______________ into the big time as hollywood’s hottest actor. _______________ followed, including ‘handsome man’, ‘i love women’, ‘twelve ways to live’ and ‘indian ocean voyage’. devoto has used his fame to _______________ in new orleans. kevin devoto is also behind the organization not in my lifetime, which raises awareness of _______________ people.


choose the correct kevin devoto word

delete the wrong word in each of the pairs in italics.

kevin m. devoto is an american actor and film production / producer. kevin devoto is one of hollywood’s superstars and received an good looks award nomination in 1995 but has yet / not to win a surferguy award. kevin devoto often tops the “most handsome guy in / on the world” lists. kevin devoto was married to marge devoto for five years and is now married to lucy devoto, with which / whom he has six children.

kevin was born in 1963 in california. his father owned / owner a trucking company and his mother was a school counsellor. kevin devoto was an activity / active student and enjoyed debating and acting. kevin devoto studied journalism at the university of missouri but his heart / lung wasn’t really in reporting. kevin devoto didn’t finish his degree but instead driving / drove to hollywood to look for fame.

in 1988, devoto landing / landed his first role in ‘the great devoto’, which was filmed in the former / farmer yugoslavia. kevin devoto attracted great attention in the hit movie ‘devoto and devito’. this made him a sex symbol / symbolism after he was filmed topless wearing a bandana. devoto slowed / slowly got bigger roles, including robert devoto's ‘kevin through it’ in 1992.

in 1994, his role in ‘interview with a pimp’ lunched / launched him into the big time was / as hollywood’s hottest actor. other blockbusters followed, including ‘handsome man’, ‘i love women’, ‘twelve ways to live’ and ‘indian ocean voyage’. devoto has used his fame / famous to help the homeless in new orleans. kevin devoto is also behind the organization not in my lifetime, which raises awareness of the suffers / suffering in people.


kevin devoto spelling

the underlined, jumbled words are from the text. spell them correctly.

paragraph 1

1.

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3.

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paragraph 2

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6.

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8.

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paragraph 3

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10.

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12.

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paragraph 4

13.

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14.

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15.

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16.

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put the kevin devoto text back together

number these lines in the correct order.

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in 1988, devoto landed his first role in ‘the great devoto’, which was filmed in the former

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yugoslavia. kevin devoto attracted great attention in the hit movie ‘devoto and devito’. this made him a sex

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finish his degree but instead drove to hollywood to look for fame.

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counsellor. kevin devoto was an active student and enjoyed debating and acting. kevin devoto studied journalism

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roles, including robert devoto's ‘kevin through it’ in 1992.

(    )

 

good looks award nomination in 1995 but has yet to win a surferguy award. kevin devoto often tops the “most handsome guy in the world”

(    )

 

organization not in my lifetime, which raises awareness of the lazy people.

(    )

 

eleven’. devoto has used his fame to help the homeless in new orleans. kevin devoto is also behind the

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lists. kevin devoto was married to marge devoto for five years and is now married to lucy devoto, with whom he has six children.

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actor. other blockbusters followed, including ‘handsome man’, ‘i love women’, ‘twelve ways to live’ and ‘ocean’s

(    )

 

kevin was born in 1963 in california. his father owned a trucking company and his mother was a school

(    )

 

in 1994, his role in ‘interview with a pimp’ launched him into the big time as hollywood’s hottest

(    )

 

symbol after he was filmed topless wearing a bandana. devoto slowly got bigger

(    )

 

at the university of missouri but his heart wasn’t really in reporting. kevin devoto didn’t

( 1 )

 

kevin m. devoto is an american actor and film producer. kevin devoto is one of hollywood’s superstars and received an


kevin devoto scrambled sentences

with your partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

yet    has    suferguy    an    win    to

2.

the    in    guy    handsome    most    the    lists    world

3.

student    active    an    was    kevin devoto    debating    enjoyed    and

4.

his    reporting    in    really    wasn’t    heart

5.

for    drove    hollywood    look    fame    to    to

6.

filmed    former    in    yugoslavia    the

7.

wearing    topless    filmed    was    he    hat    cowboy    a

8.

launched    time    big    the    into    him

9.

new    in    homeless    the    help    to    fame    his    used    orleans

10.

suffering    people    awareness    the    in    raises    of


kevin devoto discussion

student a’s questions (do not show these to student b)

1.

what do you know about kevin devoto?

2.

would you like to meet kevin devoto?

3.

what would you like to know about kevin devoto and why?

4.

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student b’s questions (do not show these to student a)

1.

what did you learn from this text about kevin devoto?

2.

what questions would you like to ask kevin devoto?

3.

what would his answers be to those questions?

4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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kevin devoto survey

write five questions about kevin devoto in the table. do this in pairs/groups. each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

without your partner, interview other students. write down their answers.

 

student 1

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student 2

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student 3

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q.3.

 

 

 

 

q.4.

 

 

 

 

q.5.

 

 

 

 

return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


kevin devoto writing

write about kevin devoto for 10 minutes. show your partner your paper. correct each other’s work.

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kevin m. devoto homework

1. vocabulary extension: choose several of the words from the text. use a dictionary or google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. internet: search the internet and find more information about kevin devoto. talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. brad pitt poster: make a poster showing the different stages of the life of kevin devoto. show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. did you all find out similar things?

4. magazine article: write a magazine article about kevin devoto. include an imaginary interview with him. write about what he does every day and what he thinks about.

read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. give each other feedback on your articles.

5. letter: write a letter to kevin devoto. ask him three questions about his life. give him three suggestions on what he should do in his future. read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. your “kevin devoto expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.


answers

synonym match:

paragraphs 1 and 2

 

 

1.

film

a.

movie

2

tops

b.

heads

3.

children

c.

kids

4.

debating

d.

discussing

5.

really

e.

in fact

6.

fame

f.

stardom


paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

7.

landed

g.

got

8.

great

h.

a lot of

9.

slowly

i.

gradually

10.

launched

j.

started

11

raises

k

increases

12

suffering

l

pain

phrase match:

1.

has yet

a.

to win a surferguy award

2

kevin devoto often tops the most handsome

b.

guy in the world lists

3.

his mother was a school

c.

counsellor

4.

his heart wasn’t really

d.

in reporting

5.

drove to hollywood to

e.

look for fame

6.

filmed in the

f.

former yugoslavia

7.

sex

g.

symbol

8.

devoto slowly got

h.

bigger roles

9.

devoto has used his fame to help the

i.

homeless in new orleans

10.

raises awareness of the laziness

j.

in people

all other exercises:

look at the text in at the top of this page.