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1. Read the text and answer the questions about the artist. Write complete sentences. Use full forms:
Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948), best known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British musician of Greek Cypriot and Swedish ancestry..
As Cat Stevens, he has sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s. His albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat got both a Triple Platinum certify in the United States; his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone. "The First Cut Is the Deepest," has been a hit single for four different artists, and has been instrumental for others in establishing their musical careers.
Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame in 1977. The following year, he adopted his Muslim name Yusuf Islam, sold all his instruments and awards for charity] and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has received several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award,the 2004 Man for Peace award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup.
He lives with his wife and children in London, and spends part of each year in Dubai.
a) How many different names has the artist got?
b) Where is he from?�
c) Was he famous when he adopted the name Yusuf Islam?�
d) Which award did he receive�in 2003?�
e) Why did he get it?�
1. Complete the text:
Mornig has
like the� morning
blackbird has like the first bird
Praise for the praise for the morning
�for them springing fresh from the ��
2. Put the sentences into their correct order:
Praise for the sweetness on the wet garden
like the first dew fall on the first grass
sprung in completeness where�His feet pass.
Sweet�the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven���

3. Choose the correct answer:
�is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden� play
Praise with election, praise� morning
God's recreation of the� day.
Morning has broken...