Martin Luther King

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
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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