OC026 - James Bond - A Licence To Kill - Open Cloze

Read the text about James Bond, the most famous British spy. Choose ONE word that fits into each blank.

XXXl James Bond is an English secret agent created by the British novelist Ian Fleming, started out as a journalist and later worked in the Foreign Office. The character of Bond became not only in Fleming’s books but through many movies well. "007" was first introduced in the novel Casino Royale in 1953.

James Bond is probably one of the famous and longest running characters in film history. his first appearance in Dr. No (1962) the Queen’s number one spy has to more places, romanced more women, escaped from more dangerous situations and saved the world more times {1:SA:=than} .

After the war he entered the British Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, where he became a “double-0” agent with a license to kill. His assignments have him to volcanic islands, India, Las Vegas and even a space station in orbit. He has charm, loves beautiful women, likes martinis - shaken, not stirred- fine suits and fast . Most of Bond’s missions bring him into contact with shadowy figures of the underworld.

Starting in 1962, Fleming’s novels have been into successful films. All 22 of them have made a net profit of over $4 billion. Sean Connery was the first, and for many true followers of the series the best, Bond. He played the in six movies from 1962 to 1971. Daniel Craig is the present Bond, starring in 5 movies since 2006.

Bond films always have the same ingredients: a of action, car chases, leaps from high mountains, gunfights and narrow escapes. The selection of a Bond girl is almost as important as the choice of the main character himself. She is only beautiful but also a woman that causes Bond great trouble when he finds himself attracted her.

James Bond always drives in extravagant cars that have included an Aston Martin, a BMW Z3 and a Lotus Esprit. He also is the first to test Q's latest - deadly darts, watches that explode and special guns.

Bond reports to M, head of MI6, who finds the agent's habits frustrating but respects his many talents and him on missions where all other agents have failed.


James Bond

Aston Martin from the film "Goldfinger"

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