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Gabriel García Márquez, one of the greatest writers ever, died at his home. He was 87. The Colombian won the Nobel Prize in Literature. People in Colombia are very sad. Márquez's writing changed people's lives. His book ''Love in the Time of Cholera" is the best selling book in Spanish. He wrote in a style called "magical realism".



Barack Obama said the world just lost one of its greatest writers. Bill Clinton said he was amazed by Márquez's imagination. Márquez's family said he told stories when he was a little boy - ever since he could speak. Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa said: "His novels will survive and will continue to find new readers everywhere."

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Sources
  • http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/04/18/gabriel-garcia-marquez-to-be-cremated-novelist-honored-by-colombia-mexico/
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27076562
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Garc%C3%ADa_M%C3%A1rquez


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

one of the greatest

a.

of Cholera"

2.

He was

b.

very sad

3.

the Nobel Prize

c.

book in Spanish

4.

People in Colombia are

d.

in Literature

5.

Márquez's writing changed

e.

writers ever

6.

His book ''Love in the Time

f.

87

7.

the best selling

g.

realism"

8.

"magical

h.

people's lives



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the world just lost one

a.

stories

2.

amazed by Márquez's

b.

speak

3.

he told

c.

author

4.

when he was

d.

survive

5.

ever since he could

e.

of its greatest

6.

Peruvian

f.

readers everywhere

7.

His novels will

g.

a little boy

8.

continue to find new

h.

imagination

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Gabriel García Márquez, (1) ___________________ writers ever, died at his home. (2) ___________________. The Colombian won the Nobel (3) ___________________. People in Colombia are very sad. Márquez's (4) ___________________ people's lives. His book ''Love in the Time of Cholera" (5) ___________________ book in Spanish. He wrote in a style called " (6) ___________________ ".

Barack Obama said the (7) ___________________ one of its greatest writers. Bill Clinton said (8) ___________________ by Márquez's imagination. Márquez's family (9) ________________ when he was a little boy - ever since he could speak. (10) ___________________ Mario Vargas Llosa said: "His (11) ___________________ and will continue to find new (12) ___________________."





PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

GabrielGarcíaMárquez,oneofthegreatestwritersever,hasdiedathi
shomeinMexico.Hewas87.TheColombianwriterwontheNobelPriz
einLiterature.Colombia'sgovernmentannouncedthreedaysofnati
onalmourning.ItsaidMárquezwasawriterwhochangedlives.Hisbo
ok''LoveintheTimeofCholera"isthebestsellingbookinSpanish.He
wrotemanymoreclassics.Hewroteinastyleofwritingcalled"magica
lrealism".BarackObamasaid:"Theworldhaslostoneofitsgreatestvi
sionarywriters."BillClintonsaid:"Iwasalwaysamazedbyhisunique
giftsofimagination."GarcíaMárquezsaidhewasastorytellerfromay
oungageandthathisfamilytoldhimhetoldstorieseversincehecould
speak.PeruvianauthorMarioVargasLlosasaid:"Hisnovelswillsurvi
veandwillcontinuetofindnewreaderseverywhere."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about novelists for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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