World’s oldest person dies – level 1

15-04-2015 15:00

It is 1898 in Japan. A baby girl is born. She grows up and helps her family. She gets married. Now, in 1919, she is 21.
She has three children. The children give her three grandchildren. The grandchildren give her six great-grandchildren. She never gets major illnesses.
Now, in 2015, she is an old woman. She is 117 years old! The Guinness World Records recognises her. She is the oldest person on earth. Sadly, she dies not much later.

The last oldest person was also from Japan. He was 117. The next oldest person is from the United States. She is 116.

Difficult words: major (bad or serious), illness (a very bad sickness – something that makes you feel bad), recognise (to tell many people about you).

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