Biography of Martin Luther King Jr

Biography of Martin Luther king Jr

Martin Luther King Jr / Past Simple

1) Fill in the text with the Past Simple of the verbs in parentheses:

Martin was(be) born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He believed(believe) all people had(have) the right to

freedom and equality. Martin Luther King (not) believe in violence. He worked(work) and studied(study) hard in

school. His goal (be) to make the world a better place to live. While at college, Martin studied(study) about a man named

Gandhi. When Dr. King became(become) the pastor, he became active in civil rights. In 1963, over 250,000 people marched(march)

in Washington, D.C. where Dr. King gave(give) his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” On the morning of April 4,

1968, Martin Luther King was(be) assassinated (assassinate) . He was(be) just thirty-nine years old.

2) Answer the questions:

a) When was Martin Luther King born He born on the January 15, 1929

b) Where was he born? He born in Atalanta, Georgia

c) What was his occupation? he was a students

d) What did he believe in? In wasn't violence

e) How many people marched in Washington D.C in 1963? Over 250,000 people

f) Name his most famous speech. "I Have a dream"

g) When did he die? On the morning of April 4, 1968

h) What was the cause of his death? Was a assessination

i) How old was he? He was thirty-nine years old

3) Find the past tense of the verbs from the text above:
be was- believe believed- have had- work worked- study studied- become became- march marched- give gave- assassinate assassinated-name named



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