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A few notes for people who would like to try life modelling – Reading and speaking

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1 Read the article and complete the gaps with appropriate expressions:

There's a common perception, sometimes encouraged by the media, of life modelling as an easy 1 …............. of earning a little extra cash. You often hear it said that anyone 2 …................ do it - after all, you only have to take your clothes off and lie around doing absolutely nothing. What could be easier?

In the past this 3 …................ has led to some people coming into the job who shouldn't have been doing it at all. They have in fact been partly 4 …................... for the image of art modelling as a lowly occupation for the desperate.

The truth about life modelling is somewhat different 5 …................. the stock view. When done satisfactorily the job is by no means a soft option, which is why RAM does not ordinarily admit people to membership 6 …................ they can demonstrate basic aptitude for the work to a Bare Facts workshop leader or a Regional Rep. We strive to ensure that registered models, as a section of working society, maintain a reputation for competence, reliability and good conduct.

SOME BASIC QUESTIONS

1. 7 …................ you feel at ease being naked in front of groups of people who would not only be clothed (and would never dream of taking their clothes off in public), but would be staring intently at your body? We have heard of several 8 …................ of people who assumed that this would be no problem, only to break down in tears or walk out when the reality hit them. Even experienced models can sometimes 9 …................ something of a personality change once their clothes are off, becoming edgy and fractious. They need to ask themselves if they are in the right job.

2. Would it bother you to hear your bodily defects (rarely your good bits) being mentioned over and over again 10 ….............. tutors? Unfortunately, they don't usually see you 11 …............... you see yourself.

3. 12 …................ you the patience and stamina required to keep very still for up to 45 minutes at a time, regardless of whatever discomfort (sometimes pain) you may be in? Sometimes you will be required to 13 …................. to the same awful pose after a short break. Indeed, the same pose may 14 …................ for several weeks. In time you learn what to avoid, to some extent, and you also 15 …................. a bit tougher, but you will never avoid pain and discomfort entirely in this job.

4. Are you able, possibly after a bit of practice in front of a mirror, to 16 ….................. with interesting and dynamic gestures, one after another, when asked to do short poses? The tutor may require poses as short as one minute, and will usually 17 …................. them to be pretty wild. Most models love doing very short or moving poses. This work borders on 'performance art', but you have to be fairly fit and able to keep the ideas going. In general tutors are not prepared to make allowances for age. However, models over 50 sometimes 18 …................ to have more energy and stamina than colleagues in their twenties!

5. Would you 19 …................ posing with another model, sometimes of the opposite sex? Having two models is becoming quite common. We are not talking about 'erotic art'. That is a separate field, which you can 20 …................ to go into, but we know little about it! With the normal run of work, two models together are not required to touch (although nobody 21 …................. if they freely choose to do so).

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(http://www.modelreg.co.uk/begin.htm)

 

2 Discussion:

  • Why do a lot of young women want to become a model?

  • Is it an easy job?

  • What do they have to be prepared for?

  • Do you know any famous models? What do you know about them? Where have you learnt about them?

  • How long career do models usually have?

  • What can they do after they finish their career?

  • Would you like to be a model? Why?

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