You are going to read an article about one of the famous singers among young people, Joey Mclntyre. Look at the statements below and indicate which of them are TRUE and which of them are FALSE.
NEW BABY ON THE BLOCK, THE RIGHT STUFF HANGIN' TOUGH
This blue-eyed baby boy was born to parents Tom and Kay Mclntyre on December 31, 1972 in the small town of Needham, Massachusetts. Excitedly awaiting the arrival of future phenom Joseph (a.k.a. Joey) Mulrey Mclntyre were his seven older sisters — Judy, Alice, Susan, Patricia, Carol, Jean and Kate — and older brother Tom.
Always the eager entertainer, Joey grew up performing for the family and pretending to be a pop star with his sister Carol and his trusty air guitar.
Tom, a union official, and Kay, a homemaker with experience as a community-theatre actress, had a sneaking suspicion that their darling young son wasn't just your average Joe, so to speak, so they enrolled the then-6-year-old boy in the Neighbourhood Children's Theatre in Boston, where they relocated. With tons of natural talent under his belt, the boy showed superstar potential from the minute he stepped foot on stage in the musical productions of Oliver and The Sound of Music and he awed audiences night after night.That same knack for captivating crowds is what caught the eye of talent agents recruiting boys for a music group they hoped would hit it big. Little did they know how big they would be!
The New Kids On The Block — which teamed Joey with Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and brothers Jon and Jordan Knight — soon dominated the globe with stellar hits like "Please Don't Go Girl," "Hangin' Tough" and "The Right Stuff" between the years of 1988 and 1994, setting the stage for many future boy bands and establishing sweetie Joey as the resident heart-throb of the talented troupe.
Joey admits that after the globe-trotting guys called it quits, it was a difficult adjustment to make. 'You are like the biggest group in the world," the now 26-year-old expresses, "and then you are not doing anything!" But that didn't discourage him from jumping back onto the stage — he did theatre acting for a while — and eventually back into the recording studio, where he wrote and recorded his recently released solo CD, Stay the Same.This energetic entertainer still ranks golf and working out as his fave hobbies, and his musical tastes remain the same, too. "I still like Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie," he remarks about the love-song legends who influenced his album full of beauteous ballads. "I mean, I love the stuff that's out right now that you can dance to," clarifies the cutie, who lives in an eight-bedroom house he bought in Boston back in 1990, "but that's just not me."
1. It is mentioned in the article that one of Joey's parents was involved in show business. True False
2. It is stressed there that Joey's skills in acting and singing came from his early childhood. True False
3. It is said there that Joey is not only a singer, he is quite capable of writing his own songs. True False
4. The article draws the reader's attention to the fact that since his childhood Joey's parents have tried hard to prevent him from becoming a professional singer. True False
5. It is written that the band in which he played was extremely popular at the end of the 1980s and at the beginning of 1990s. True False
6. It is said that Joey's musical tastes haven't changed a great lot since his early youth. True False
7. It is mentioned in the article that only once in his life this talented singer did theatre acting. True False
8. Joey is from the USA. True False
9. As the only child, he often feels lonely. True False