1. The famous building mentioned in this story was a:
c. Community centre
d. Party house
2. How many bedrooms did this detached property have?
3. Who did the author state had an on and off love affair with this building?
4. What was the name of the building mentioned in this story?
5. How did this building meet it's demise?
6. How did the author describe the condition of this building today?
7. In which year did the author state that this building was known as a party house?
8. What is this building being considered for?
a. Community centre
b. Old peoples home
c. A drug rehabilitation clinic
9. Describe how this article made reference to the word irony.
1. Do you think that media coverage is always fair?
2. Can you detail an example of a media love hate relationship with a celebrity in your country?
3. Do you think that buildings like the one mentioned in this story exist?
4. Compare the year 1956 to 2015. In your opinion, how have lifestyles changed?
Drug fueled parties
Your teacher will spell the following words, do not look at the answers as the objective is to help you with identifying with pronunciation.
In 1956 Kraybourne house was known as a party house for the rich and famous. A sprawling 17 bedroom detached property located in one of London's leafy suburbs.
A preferred venue for celebrities of both the stage and screen, it was common to see luxury cars forming a queue as they disembarked quickly to avoid being snapped by the paparazzi.
An on and off relationship with the British media eventually saw it's demise in 1962, the British media growing tired of the controversy surrounding drug fueled parties.
Today, little more than an abandoned building that is now being considered for use as a community centre. Neglected for decades it's windowless frames, graffiti, and overgrown garden reduces this once famed structure to little more than a playground for squatters.
The only irony is that this one famous British landmark is now back in the limelight and making headlines once again.
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