Stories written by our 3 A2+ students on our Teens Summer Course at International House Santa Clara in July 2014…
It happened about three years ago. I was having a picnic with a group of friends in Central Park, New York when I saw someone sitting on a towel who looked just like Barack Obama. I couldn’t see him very well but I was certain it was him. My friends weren’t so sure. They didn’t believe me and started laughing at me.
While I was waiting for the other people to finish eating, the person who I thought was Barack Obama stood up. I saw his face and it was really him. I stood up to ask him for his autograph. He was very friendly and chatted to me for a long time. When I said good bye, my friends ran to me to tell me they were sorry because they hadn’t believed me.
It happened two months ago. I was shopping when I saw Britney Spears. I couldn’t believe it!
I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to get her autograph so I went up to her and asked her for her signature. Unfortunately, she told me she didn’t give autographs but she said she would take a selfie with me.
When I arrived home, I explained why I was late to my parents and they said I was crazy. Finally, I showed them the selfie and they were very surprised.
It happened last year. I was having lunch with my cousin in an Italian pizzeria when I saw someone at the corner table who looked just like Jared Leto.
I couldn’t see him very well because there were some people between us. However, during the meal he turned around to talk to two other people and I saw they were Shannon and Tomo, the other members of Thirty Seconds to Mars. I saw his face and I knew it was Jared. Wonderful! I told my cousin but he asked me if I was feeling sick!
I went to the table and I asked if they could sign my T-shirt and I took a lot of photos of them. Even more incredibly, Jared gave me his necklace with the symbol of Thirty Seconds to Mars. When I showed my cousin, he was so surprised he fainted.