Robin Williams is dead – level 1

19-08-2014 15:00

Robin Williams was an actor. He was famous. A lot of people liked him. He was 63 when he died. He hanged himself.

His family and friends are shocked. His daughter does not understand this. Why did he kill himself? People say that he was depressed. Maybe he had money problems, too.

Police are doing toxicology tests.

Difficult words: hang (Hang has two different meanings. The first is “to attach (or hang) something in a high position” (e.g. on the wall or on a hook). In this case we use the irregular verb Hang-Hung-Hung. BUT when Hang means “to kill someone by putting a rope around someone’s neck and leaving them in a high position without any support”, we use the regular verb: Hang-Hanged-hanged. This verb is typical of public executions in the past. (e.g. They hanged him in the main square.)), depressed (very, very sad), toxicology tests (tests which can tell if you have alcohol or drugs in your body).

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