Terry Pratchett died – level 3
Renowned fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. He’s best known for his Discworld series and wrote more than 70 books over his lengthy career. His first novel “The Carpet People” was published in 1971 and after this he wrote on average two books a year.
Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s and has sold over 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. He’s the second most-read writer in the UK and was awarded an OBE in 1998 and knighted in 2009. He was diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer’s in 2007 but continued to write. In an interview before his death, he spoke about the disease.
“It’s a terrible disease, but I can and will still have some fun out of life on the way, I think.”
Pratchett’s publicist confirmed the author’s death in a statement which said that he passed away in his home with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family.
Difficult words: renowned (famous), OBE (he became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire), knight (to be given an honorary title as a knight — it shows the country respects you), pass away (to die).
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When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand. The same has to be in English. When you learn English, you have to learn the whole sentences in context.
Students, who translate English texts, do exercises and do tests are very good at translating, doing exercises and doing tests, but they have problems with understanding English in real life. In real life, nobody waits for your translation. People usually use simple English when they speak but they use it fast. You have to understand with no translation to your native language. If you translate, you cannot be part of communication because you are thinking about the language too much. These words are maybe hard to read but they are true.
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