Shakespeare's 400th anniversary – level 1
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was born on 23rd April, 1564. He died on 23rd April, 1616. It is the 400th anniversary of his death this year.
People in Stratford-upon-Avon celebrate. They go to the streets. They wear masks of Shakespeare or dress as people in Shakespeare’s plays.
A jazz band from New Orleans comes. They play a "New Orleans funeral”.
Difficult words: was (past of “is”), died (past of “die”), anniversary (the day when something important happened years ago).
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