Lee Kuan Yew died – level 1

02-04-2015 15:00

This news is from Singapore. It is a small country. It was a poor British colony. Now, it is a rich country.

Lee Kuan Yew ruled Singapore from 1959 to 1990. He helped the country very much. He made the country rich. Many people liked him.

He died on 23rd March. He was 91 years old.

He has a funeral. Many people want to see him. They are sad. They say his name. They wear black and white clothes.

Difficult words: colony (a country which is controlled by a different country), rule (to be the most powerful person of a country), funeral (an event for somebody after he dies).

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

What do you think about Singapore?

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