25 years of Mr Bean – level 1

10-09-2015 15:00

Rowan Atkinson is an actor. He played Mr Bean.

Mr Bean is a character. He is famous. Many people like him. He is funny.

Mr Bean is now 25 years old. He appears in London. He celebrates his birthday. People see him in his car. They are surprised.

Mr Bean is still popular. He has videos on YouTube. Around 1.5 billion people watch these videos. He also has 63 million fans on Facebook.

Difficult words: character (a person in a film or a book), appear (to come; to start to be somewhere), surprised (you are surprised when something unusual happens – you are shocked in a good or bad way).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you like Mr Bean?


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