In 2003, 14-year-old Jenna spoke to a journalist of ours about moving to Spain.
'I have only been a Beckham fan for a couple of years but my dad always loved seeing him play at Manchester United. It took him ten hours to get there by car from Cornwall! Mum also follows Becks now. When she and I heard he was leaving to play in Spain, I said, 'Let's move to Spain!' Dad agreed to come but my older brother decided to stay in England. He is still living in our house there.
At first we didn't know if Becks would play for Barcelona or Madrid, so my parents bought a place in Alicante.it's only about three hours away from both cities. Our new home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms on one floor, and there is a flat with another two bedrooms and bathrooms under that. There is a pool, too.
My friends in England will come and visit for my birthday in February. They think I'm a bit mad but they are pleased for me too. I email them all the time. It's great to live in another country and learn a new language, but I am finding Spanish quite difficult. I learned French in England and I keep mixing the two. It will be easier when I start at my new school.
Becks is playing really well in Spain, which keeps my dad happy! What I love most about him is that he is a big family man. Being famous hasn't changed him. I am having a great time in Spain and I'd really like to meet Becks one day.
Who had the idea of moving to Spain?
Jenna's family bought the house in Alicante...
The house in Alicante has...
Jenna's friends in England...
Jenna is having problems learning Spanish because...
Jenna thinks the best thing about Beckham is how he...
Use of English
Gwyneth Paltrow is a Hollywood actress and also works as a model. She is one of my favourite actresses. Her most famous films are Emma and Shakespeare in Love.
Gwyneth was born in Los Angeles and is the daughter of a film director and an actress. She is in her early forties and of _______ height.
She has got long ______ blonde hair and blue eyes.
Gwyneth is a ____________ talented actress
and People Magazine say she is one of
the fifty most __________ people
She is a sensitive and ____________ woman but she is not always very friendly.
She likes children, travelling and music. She likes to eat healthy food.
All in all, I think Gwyneth Paltrow is an excellent actress and a very_________ person. I would like to be like her when I grow up.
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