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Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding. Right-click on the link, and save the file. Presenter: Next on the programme we have an interview with someone who has been writing a book about high-achieving teenagers.
Louise: Hi, it’s lovely to be here. Presenter: Louise, many of these teenagers who have achieved success and fame early on, have done so through using new technology, haven’t they? Louise: Absolutely, and the greatest example of this is Justin Bieber. After that he very rapidly became a worldwide sensation.
Presenter: I heard that last year he was said to be more influential than Obama! Yes, that was because he is number one on Twitter. He has over 35 million followers. There’s a new one every two seconds. A company that analyses social media called Klout said that he is the most influential person in the world because of that. All this exposure has negative consequences for young people too, doesn’t it?
Although millions adore Justin, a lot of people don’t. One of his videos was the most disliked ever. And he has a big problem with privacy. He’s followed everywhere by the paparazzi, and that’s bad for anyone, never mind a teenager. Presenter: OK, let’s turn to a very different teenager. Tavi Gevinson was even younger when she began, wasn’t she?