Prince is dead – level 1

25-04-2016 07:00

Prince is a musician. He becomes famous in the 1970s. He sells 100 million records. He wins 7 Grammys, an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

He is a creative musician. Some of his famous songs are “Purple Rain”, “Kiss” and “When Doves Cry”.

Prince is 57. He dies. People find his body at his home. His home is in Minnesota.

Prince’s death is another shock for the entertainment industry. Famous people talk about it on Twitter.

Difficult words: record (a CD or a tape or an actual record – a large plastic circle that holds recordings), dove (a bird which looks like a white, smaller pigeon), entertainment industry (show business).

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