Amy’s Restaurant is an example of a good place to eat in Greenwich Village. It’s a perfect place for people to eat lunch and dinner.
– TRANSPORTATION IN TURKEY –
-> There are two important types of transportation in Turkey: Railway transportation and highway transportation. Highway vehicles (trucks, buses, cars, etc.) transport 90% of the passengers and 75% of the cargo in Turkey; but trains carry only 5% of the passengers and 25% of the cargo.
There are one hundred pence (lOOp) in a pound (£1). People sometimes say “p” instead of “pence”, for example, “eighty p”. Not all banks change foreign money, but you can usually find at least one bank in each town that will do it
-> Elvis Presley was born on January 8th, 1935, in East Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother died at birth. Elvis grew up in a poor home, but his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, were kind and loving.
Tom is a student at the Bailey School. This is his diary.
Charlie Chaplin was born in London in 1889. He first appeared in music halls and then acted on the London stage. In 1910 he went to the USA with Fred Karno’s company, but he didn’t stay with Karno very long.
– ALFRED HITCHCOCK –
-> Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in London on August 13, 1899. He went to school and university there and in 1920 he started to work with a British film company. In 1920 he also married Alma Revelle, his wife for the next sixty years.
– WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE –
-> William Shakespeare was born in Stratford on April 23rd, 1564. His father, John Shakespeare, was an important man in the town – William did not come from a poor family. When he was eighteen, William married Anne Hathaway in Stratford. But he didn’t want to stay there. He wanted to be an actor and the best theatres were in London. So, in 1587, William went to London, where he worked as an actor in a theatre called The Rose. He began to write plays for the actors. He wrote Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Richard II, Antony and Cleopatra and many more. Everyone liked his plays, and he became famous. When James I became King in 1603, Shakespeare worked for him, and performed his plays for the King and his friends. He also worked at the famous Globe Theatre. This theatre presented his last play, Henry VIII. There was a gun in this play, and fire from the gun burned the theatre down. In 1610 Shakespeare went back to Stratford. He wanted to live there with his family, but he died on April 23rd, 1610. He was only forty-six years old
– MAHATMA GANDHI –
-> Mahatma Gandhi was born in India in 1869. He became one of his country’s leaders. Life was difficult when he was young. He got married at the age of thirteen; a common custom in India at that time. He studied law at the university.
Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States. Fifteen million people visit the city every year.
Halima and Ahmed, her brother, left their home in Egypt and travelled to the United States last week. They are visiting Washington D.C. with their American friend, Tom. Here is the letter they wrote to their aunt.