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LOWER INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 1B - READING 3 (page 1)

DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS?

Dave was cooking dinner when the phone rang. It was his sister Alice.

Alice: Did you hear the news? I was washing the dog when I heard.
Dave: No, what news?
Alice: Oh, it's terrible. I was listening to the radio. They just said it. Where's Sue? She'll be upset.
Dave: Sue's taking the children to their swimming lessons. What's wrong?
Alice: Oh, it's terrible. John Lennon was walking into his apartment building and it just happened.
Dave:

What happened?

Alice: A man was following him and the man shot Lennon. I can't believe it. John Lennon is dead. He was going home ... and now he is dead.

John Lennon was a guitarist, singer and songwriter with The Beatles. The Beatles started around 1960 and had many number one hits around the world. They disbanded in 1970. John Lennon was shot dead on December 8, 1980.

 

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