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Gabriel García Márquez, one of the greatest writers ever, has died at his home in Mexico. He was 87. The Colombian writer won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Colombia's government announced three days of national mourning. It said Márquez was a writer who changed lives. His book ''Love in the Time of Cholera" is the best selling book in Spanish. He wrote many more classics. He wrote in a style of writing called "magical realism".



Barack Obama said: "The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers." Bill Clinton said: "I was always amazed by his unique gifts of imagination." García Márquez said he was a storyteller from a young age and that his family told him he told stories 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:

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one of the greatest

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book in Spanish

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the Nobel Prize

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Time of Cholera

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three days of national

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writers ever

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a writer who

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more classics

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Love in the

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mourning

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the best selling

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"magical realism"

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He wrote many

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in Literature

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a style of writing called

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changed lives



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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visionary

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of imagination

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I was always

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he could speak

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his unique gifts

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survive

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a storyteller from

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writers

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he told stories ever since

e.

readers everywhere

6.

Peruvian

f.

amazed

7.

His novels will

g.

a young age

8.

continue to find new

h.

author

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Gabriel García Márquez, (1) ___________________ writers ever, has died (2) ___________________ Mexico. He was 87. The Colombian writer (3) ___________________ in Literature. Colombia's government announced three days of national mourning. It said Márquez was a writer (4) ___________________. His book ''Love in the Time of Cholera" is the (5) ___________________ in Spanish. He wrote many more classics. He wrote in a (6) ___________________ called "magical realism".

Barack Obama said: "The world (7) ___________________ its greatest (8) ___________________." Bill Clinton said: "I was always amazed by (9) ___________________ of imagination." García Márquez said he was a storyteller (10) ___________________ and that his family told him he told stories (11) ___________________ speak. Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa said: "His novels will survive and will continue to find (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)

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WRITING

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