Sean Connery Dies – level 3

06-11-2020 07:00

Scottish movie legend Sean Connery died aged 90.

Connery was raised in poverty in the slums of Edinburgh, Scotland, and he worked as a coffin polisher and a milkman before his bodybuilding hobby helped launch his acting career that made him one of the world´s biggest stars.

Connery shot to international stardom as the charming and sophisticated British agent James Bond which drew worldwide attention. Bond´s confident manners and dry humor crafted a depth of character that set the standard for those who followed Connery in the role, such as the British actor Daniel Craig.

Connery played a series of noteworthy roles besides James Bond. He won an academy award for his role in the 1987 movie ´The Untouchables´. In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, although he was an ardent supporter of Scotland´s independence.

Difficult words: dry humor (calm, unenthusiastic humor), noteworthy (interesting or significant), knight (to award a man with the title of knight), ardent (very enthusiastic).

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