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Barbara Hadrill, who is so upset by our wrecking of the planet that (0) instead of
flying to Brisbane for her friend’s wedding, quit her job and set off (1) __on_______ land
She left (2) ____on____ September 1 and arrived seven weeks later, a few days
before the wedding, (3) ____which_____ was held on a beach. What did guests think of her
travel methods? ‘Most people were quite intrigued. A lot of them thought I was mad –
they couldn’t believe I’d done (4) _____that____’.
Pressed for time on the way out, she had to use (5) ____what_____ she calls ‘more
normal methods’: a coach from London to Moscow, (6) ______a___ Trans-Siberian
railway through Mongolia and into China; buses, trains, boats through Vietnam,
Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore (7) ____and_____ finally, via Melbourne, to Brisbane.
Hadrill, staying (8) _____at____ a friend’s in Brisbane, is defensive, but resolute. ‘I
think I’m even more concerned about the state of our planet, having done the trip. All the
more in love with it but all the more concerned for (9) _____it___. I’m just so aware
there are billions of people on this planet, and everyone’s just living their lives
using energy (10) ____from____ here, there and everywhere. No one seems to be
stopping and thinking about what they're doing at all.’
And other one.
Howie Mandel, who is releasing ‘Bobby’s World’ on DVD, takes a look
back at what (0) made (to make) the cartoon so special.
Reporter: It seems that between releasing the ‘Bobby’s World’ DVDs, your touring
and the ‘Tonight Show’, you’re pretty busy.
Howie: It’s really not that hard. If I go and do a ‘Tonight Show’, it’s six or seven
minutes. If I do a concert, it’s 90 minutes. If I do an interview for
‘Bobby’s World’ about the release, that’s only another 15 minutes. So by
the end of the day I 1) ___have done_____________________ (to do) three hours
worth of work.
Reporter: How did you choose to release the first ‘Bobby’s World’ episodes?
Howie: These were the ones that I remembered and the ones that I looked back on
and made me laugh. When I went into ‘Bobby’s World’ I had no idea it
2) _______would be_________________ (to be) a success. I had been doing the
Bobby voice in one of the clubs for years. I couldn’t imagine it to be
appropriate as it was.
Reporter: Why did ‘Bobby’s World’ end?
Howie: Well, we did it for nine years, No.1, and the Fox Children’s Network
moved it into a different direction. When we ended we were still No.3 and
we 3) _______had told_________________ (to tell) a lot of stories that
happened in our life. At that time my kids were getting older and we
also 4) _______were running _________________ (to run) out of stories to tell.
Reporter: Do you hope that the series will come back?
Howie: Now I do. Now I 5) ___________have_____________ (to have) new stories
and I feel refreshed and there is a talk of ‘Bobby’s World’ eventually
coming back and I am happy to do that. The situation around us
6) ___________has changed_____________ (to change) a lot since then.