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Reading and Listening: A New Day Has Come by Celine Dion

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Reading and Listening:

A New Day Has Come

by Celine Dion

Read the following text about Celine Dion


and do the crossword.

Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980s after she had won the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Following a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed on to Sony Records in 1986. During the 1990s, with the help of Angélil, she achieved worldwide success with several English and French albums, becoming one of the most successful artists in pop music.  However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a temporary retirement from entertainment in order to start a family and spend time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She returned to the music scene in 2002 and signed a three-year (later extended to almost five years) contract to perform nightly in a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

Dion's music has been influenced by genres ranging from pop, soul and rock to gospel and classical, and while her releases have often received mixed critical reception, she is renowned for her technically skilled and powerful, five-octave vocals. In 2004 she was presented with the rare Chopard Diamond award from the World Music Awards show for selling over 100 million albums. The award has only been awarded 6 times with Dion being the 3rd overall recipient and 2nd female to receive the award. In April 2007 Sony BMG announced that Celine Dion had sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.

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Write the missing words in the crossword:
  1. Celine Dion won her first award in __________ in 1982.
  2. She has made albums in English and _________.
  3. She did not perform at the beginning of the 21st century because she started a ____________.
  4. After a three-year break, she sang in _____________ every night for more than three years.
  5. Dion’s albums have always been followed by _________ critics.
  6. Her voice is special because she can sing five _________.
  7. The Chopard Diamond Award is given to very _________ artists.
  8. Over two ____________ Dion albums have been sold.


Watch the video and do the following exercises.



Which words can you hear?


I was waiting  waited for so long

For a miracle to came  come

Everyone called  told me to be strong

Hold on and don't shed  sad a tear


Threw  Through the darkness and good times

I knew know I'd make it through

And the world thought  taught I had it all

But I was  has  waiting for you


Hush, love


Unscramble the lines of the Chorus


I can't believe

Let it fill my soul and drown my fears

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears

Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun

Oh, it's almost blinding me

I've been touched by an angel with love

I see a light in the sky

A new day has...come


Write in the missing words.


Where it was now there's

Where there was now there's

Where there was , I found my

All in the eyes of a boy


Hush, love



A new day has...come
Ohhh, a light... OOh