quarta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2011


Roxette is a Swedish pop music duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. The group enjoyed worldwide success from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s, gaining nineteen UK Top 40 hits and four US #1 singles with, "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love" and "Joyride". Two further singles "Dangerous" and "Fading Like a Flower" hit #2. Finally, "Dressed for Success" was a modest hit in the US peaking at #14.
After a hiatus in the mid-1990s, their popularity continued in other territories such as Europe and South America, where they earned various Gold and Platinum awards until the beginning of the new millennium. The duo took a break from recording and touring, when in 2002, Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumor which was later successfully removed in surgery. Four months later, Swedish newspaper Expressen reported Fredriksson had been diagnosed with a second tumor. This turned out to be false and Fredriksson later sued the newspaper for 500,000 kronor.
Roxette took to the stage together again for the first time in 8 years, in 2009, during Gessle's European Party Crasher tour. Their songs continue to receive radio airplay, with "It Must Have Been Love" and "Listen to Your Heart" both recently receiving awards from BMI for achieving four million radio plays. They have sold an estimated 60 million records worldwide, with over 3.5 million record sales in the United States, achieving platinum for Joyride and Look Sharp! there.
It was during her recovery that she wrote and compiled songs for her first-ever English-language solo album, The Change, which was released October 2004. Inspired by Fredriksson's brush with mortality and made mostly in partnership with her husband, Mikael Bolyos.

1- Analise o texto e responda as questões seguintes em português:
a) Quando Roxette iniciou suas atividades?___________________________________________________
b) Quem é o marido de Marie Fredriksson? ___________________________________________________
c) Qual álbum cujas canções foram compostas juntamente com o marido de Marie? ____________________
d) Qual foi o período em que Roxette fez uma pausa na carreira? ___________________________________
e) Pela sua formação, como pode ser classificada Roxette? ________________________________________
f) Que canções alcançaram o 1º lugar nas paradas de sucessos? ____________________________________
g) Qual álbum rendeu a Roxette o disco de platina?______________________________________________
h) Como ficou a popularidade de Roxette durante a pausa? _______________________________________

2- Relacione os números com fatos:
a) 1990s ______________________________________________________________________________
b) 60 million __________________________________________________________________________
c) 2009 ______________________________________________________________________________
d) 3.5 million __________________________________________________________________________
e) 8 years _____________________________________________________________________________
f) 2004 ______________________________________________________________________________
g) 500,000 ___________________________________________________________________________

3- Encontre no texto as expressões correspondentes:
a) Mundo afora _______________________________________________________________________
b) Bem sucedido ______________________________________________________________________
c) Diagnosticada ______________________________________________________________________
d) Sueco (a)___________________________________________________________________________
e) Parceria ___________________________________________________________________________
f) Disco de ouro _______________________________________________________________________

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