World’s oldest woman dies – level 2

03-05-2022 07:00

The oldest woman in the world died on April 19 at the age of 119.

Kane Tanaka was born in Japan in 1903. When she was 19, she married an owner of a rice shop. She worked there until she was 103. For the past few years, Tanaka lived in a nursing home in the city of Fukoka.

Many historical events happened during her life. The woman lived through both world wars, the 1918 Spanish flu, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, she survived cancer twice.

In 2020, one in every 1,565 people in Japan was more than 100 years old, and 88% of them were women. Women’s life expectancy was 87.45 years, and men’s life expectancy was 81.4 years.

Difficult words: nursing home (a place where elderly people live), cancer (a disease when a part of the body starts to grow without control), life expectacy (the number of years which a person can expect to live).

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