Mohamed al-Fayed dies – level 2

05-09-2023 15:00

Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al-Fayed has died at the age of 94.

Al-Fayed began as a salesman and made money in real estate and construction in the Middle East and Europe. He owned British symbols like Harrods and Fulham FC, he was always considered an outsider in the UK. He had a long-lasting argument with the British government over citizenship and he often talked about moving to France, where he received a top award.

Al-Fayed spent ten years trying to prove that Diana and his son died in a car crash in 1997 and that the crash was a murder. He accused the British royal family that they caused the accident. Al-Fayed died a day before the 26th anniversary of their deaths.

Difficult words: real estate (land and buildings), citizenship (when someone is a member of a group or country), anniversary (the date on which an event took place in the past).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think motivated al-Fayed to work so hard to prove that Diana and his son died in a car crash and that it was a murder?


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