Martin Luther King Jr / Past Simple

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

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

freedom and equality. Martin Luther King didn´t believe in violence. He worked and studied hard in

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

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

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

1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated . He was just thirty-nine years old.

2) Answer the questions:

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

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

c) What was his occupation? He became a pastor

d) What did he believe in ? He believed all people had the right to freedom and equality

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 ? He died in 1968

h) What was the cause of his death ? he was assassinated

i) How old was he? He was just 39 years old.



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