Europe’s Oldest Person – level 2

16-02-2021 07:00

Lucile Randon was born in 1904 in a Protestant family. She had three brothers and one of them died in World War I.

When she was 26, she changed her religion and she became Catholic. In 1944, she changed her name to Sister Andre. She started to work in a hospital in Vichy, where she worked for 31 years. Then, she spent 30 years in a retirement home in the French Alps. Sister Andre is now living in a care home in Toulon, France, where the coronavirus killed 10 people.

Sister Andre had COVID-19, too, but she did not even know it. She felt well and she could celebrate her 117th birthday. She is Europe’s oldest person and the second-oldest person in the world. Her favorite food is lobster and she likes wine.

Difficult words: retirement home (an institution for elderly people who need care), care home (a small home where someone old or ill lives when he cannot live at home anymore), lobster (a sea animal with a hard shell and eight legs).

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