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Martin Luther King Jr / Past Simple

1) Fill in the text with the Past Simple of the verbs in parentheses:

 

Martin (be born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He (believe) all people (have)   the right to

 freedom and  equality. Martin Luther  King (not) believe in violence. He (work) and (study) hard in
 
 school.  His goal (be)   to make the world a better  place to live. While at college, Martin (study about a man named
 
Gandhi. When Dr. King (become) the pastor, he became active in civil rights. In 1963, over  250,000 people (march)
 
in Washington, D.C. where Dr. King (give) his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” On the morning of April 4,
 
1968, Martin Luther King (be) (assassinate) . He (be) just thirty-nine years old.
 
 
2) Answer the questions: 
 
a) When was Martin Luther King born Question
 
b) Where was he born Question
 
c) What was his occupation Question
 
d) What did he believe in Question
 
e) How many people marched in Washington D.C in 1963 Question
 
f) Name his most famous speech.Ermm
 
g) When did he die Question  Cry
 
h) What was the cause of his death Question  
 
i) How old was he Question 

3) Find the past tense of the verbs from the text above:
 

 
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  be - believe - have - work - study - become - march - give - assassinate -name     

 

       


 

 

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