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Michael Jackson's death - Advanced

Michael Jackson's death - Advanced

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Published by ncguerreiro
I made this a year ago when Jacko died, but I'm sure it can be adapted for now, exactly a year later. Works on reading, grammar (passive voice in the news) and the function of expressing uncertainty. For advanced students.
I made this a year ago when Jacko died, but I'm sure it can be adapted for now, exactly a year later. Works on reading, grammar (passive voice in the news) and the function of expressing uncertainty. For advanced students.

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What do you know about Michael Jackson’s life and death? Why was he such a controversialfigure?
 It is said that... / It is believed that... / He was thought to...
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Were you a fan? Why (not?) Were you shocked at the news of his death?
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Read this article from the Australian newspaper
The Age
and change the underlined phrases into amore elegant construction.
Michael Jackson dead at 50
Carly CrawfordJune 26, 2009 09:45am
Grammar in the News - Passive Voice
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MICHAEL Jackson has died after suffering what people believe to have been a cardiac arrest inLos Angeles.
Someone pronounced the singer, 50, dead soon after he arrived at an LA hospital.The LA Coroner has confirmed his death.Lieutenant Fred Corral told CNN someone pronounced Jackson dead at 2:26pm (7.26am) local timeafter reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest, but not a heart attack."I can tell you at this time that
 
we were notified by West Los Angeles Police Department detectives thatsome people transported Mr Jackson... to the hospital, and upon admitting, he was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at approximately 2:26 this afternoon," Corral told CNN.Corral said someone would “most likely” carry out an autopsy tomorrow but would not speculate on theexact cause of death."Everything is still ongoing. We will be responding to the hospital to move Mr Jackson to our facilitywhere someone will examine him to determine the cause of death," Corral said."At that point, as I said, there's no further medical history until we get and review the medical records."Some people rushed Jackson, who had been preparing for his comeback tour, to the UCLA MedicalCentre shortly before 12.30pm local time.Paramedics received a 911 call directing them to the Bel Air home, off Sunset Boulevard, which Jacksonrented for $100,000 a month.Fire Department Captain Steve Ruda told US media Jackson was not breathing when they arrived. Mr Ruda said they received him at about 12.21pm.When they arrived, they performed CPR and rushed Jackson to the medical centre, about a six-minutedrive away.Brian Oxman, a Jackson family attorney, said
 
he was told by brother Randy Jackson that MichaelJackson had collapsed at his home in west Los Angeles.Family members were told of the situation and were either at the hospital or en route, Oxman said.Someone saw his sister La Toya rushing to the medical centre in tears.The Los Angeles Times and CBS reported that Jackson arrived in a deep coma and was pronounceddead soon afterwards.His dad Joe Jackson was shocked and confused after learning someone had hospitalized his son.

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