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B. Read the text. Match the headings to the correct paragraph.




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  1. A. Complete the sentences according to the information in the text.
  2. A. Match pictures 1-4 to a)-d).
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1. Childhood and tricks

2. Frank today

3. Wanted all over the world

4. The FBIs opinion of the Frank

5. Three top jobs and five happy years

 

(a) Three top jobs and five happy years

Frank Abagnale, a good-looking American boy with more dreams than money, pretended to be first a pilot, then a doctor and then a lawyer.

For five years he travelled the world for free, stayed in expensive hotels and had relationships with beautiful women. By the age of twenty-one he had tricked and cheated his way to $2.5 million.

 

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In the golden age of James Bond, Abagnale really was an international man of mystery. He was wanted by the FBI and Interpol (International Police) in twenty-six countries. His good looks and graying hair helped him, but his charm was his most important tool. He dressed well and everybody believed the stories he made up. Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Frank Abagnale in the film Catch me if you can said, Frank Abagnale is one of the greatest actors who has walked the earth.

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Abagnale was a lonely child. When his mother, who was French, broke up with his father, a New York shopkeeper, Abagnale had to choose which parent to live with. Instead, aged sixteen, he dropped out of school, ran away from home and began his life as an international trickster. He used magnetic ink to change bank code numbers illegally. He managed to steal $40,000 of other customers money before the banks worked out what he was doing. He also got a Pan Am pilots uniform by saying that his was lost at the dry cleaners and that he had an urgent flight. This allowed him to stay in any hotel he wanted; Pan Am always paid the bill. He even pretended to be a doctor and worked as a hospital administrator for a year. With no formal training, he picked up the skills by reading medical books and watching other doctors at work.

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Abagnale broke the law repeatedly. He ran out of the luck in France, where he spent time in prison, before the FBI finally caught up with him in the USA. Despite his crimes, Abagnale never had any enemies. Joseph Shea, the FBI man who arrested him and later became his friend, said, I think Frank is close to genius. What he did as a teenager is incredible. His crimes werent physical. There were no guns, no knives, he just used his brain. Hes charming and I adore him. I think hes a good man and a moral character, but like anybody he wants to better himself and in this country, money is the way to do it. He makes $3 million a year and thats a lot more than I ever made



 

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These days Abagnale doesnt need to trick anybody: he is a successful consultant. He advises companies and security, and he also lectures for free at the FBI Academy. It is ironic that he has ended up working for the people who were trying to catch him for so long! He wrote his autobiography in the 1970s and sold the film rights for $250,000. Abagnale says, When I was twenty-eight, like when I was sixteen, I was egotistical and self-centered. We all grow up. Thats true. But not many people grow up like Frank Abagnale.[65]

 

Answer the questions:

1. How old was Frank when he left home?

2. What did he look like?

3. How did he get his first $40,000?



4. How did he get a pilots uniform?

5. Who was Joseph Shea? What type of person do you think he was?

6. What does Frank do now?

7. How does Frank feel about his past?

 

Read the summary of Franks story and find eight differences between the text and the summary.

 

Frank Abagnale, a good-looking English boy, pretended to be first a pilot, then a doctor, and then a lawyer. For five years he travelled the world for free, stayed in expensive hotels and had relationships with beautiful women. Furthermore, by the age of twenty-one he had tricked and cheated his way to $250 million. In the golden age of James Bond, Abagnale really was an international man of mystery. He was wanted by the FBI and Interpol (International Police) in twenty-six cities. Abagnales charm was his most important tool. He dressed well and everybody believed everything he said. Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Frank Abagnale in the film Catch me if you can, says Frank Abagnale is one of the greatest actors who has ever walked the earth.

Abagnale was a lonely child. When his German mother divorced his father, Abagnale had to choose which parent to live with. Instead, he ran away from home and began his life as an international trickster. He got a Pan Am pilot uniform by saying that his was stolen and that he had an urgent flight. This allowed him to stay in any hotel he wanted: Pan Am always paid the bill. Whats more, he even pretended to be a footballer and played for a professional team for a year.

He broke the law constantly but he never went to prison until he was finally caught in the USA. Despite his crimes, Abagnale never had any enemies.

These days Abagnale does not need to trick anybody: he is a successful consultant. He advises companies how to cheat their customers, and he also lectures at the FBI Academy. He wrote his autobiography in the 1970s and sold the film for $250,000. [66]


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