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Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in (where/be

born) ________________. His mother was Ann Dunham. She grew


up in (where/grow up) _________________. His father was from
Kenya. People called Barack Obama Barry when he was a child.
Barack Obama once lived in Jakarta, Indonesia for a few years. In
(when/move) ___________________, he moved back to Hawaii.
After high school, Obama studied at Occidental College in Los
Angeles for two years. He then transferred to (where/transfer)
______________________ in New York, graduating in 1983 with a
degree in political science. After working in the business sector for
two years, Obama (what/do) ______________ in 1985.
Obama met (who/meet) ____________________ in Chicago. They got married in 1992. They
had two daughters: Malia and Natasha (Sasha). He was a civil-rights lawyer and teacher
before pursuing a political career. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, serving
from 1997 to 2004. He was elected to the U.S. presidency in 2008 and on (when/become
president) ________________ , at the age of 47, Barack Obama became the president of
the United States. It was a historic day because it was the first time an African American has
ever become the leader of the United States. He won re-election in (when/win)
_________________________.

was born on (when/be born)


_______________, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother was (who/be/his
mother) _________________. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas. His
father was from Kenya. People called Barack Obama Barry when he
was a child. Barack Obama once lived in (where/live)
__________________ for a few years. At the age of ten, he moved
back to Hawaii. After high school, Obama studied at (where/study)
___________________ in Los Angeles for two years. He then
transferred to Columbia University in New York, graduating in
(when/graduate) ______________ with a degree in political science.
After working in the business sector for two years, Obama moved to
Barack

Hussein

Obama

Chicago in 1985.
Obama met Michelle in Chicago. They got married in 1992. They had (how many/have)
____________ daughters: Malia and Natasha (Sasha). He was a civil-rights lawyer and
teacher before pursuing a political career. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996,
serving from 1997 to 2004. He was elected to the U.S. presidency in (when/elect)
__________________ and on January 20, 2009 at the age of 47, Barack Obama became the
president of the United States. It was a historic day because it was the first time an African
American has ever become the leader of the United States. He won (what/win)
_____________ in 2012.

Vincent Van Gogh was born on (when/be) _______________ in the


southern Netherlands. In 1869, he (what/do) _______________,
working in the Hague branch of an international art dealing firm. The
job took him to London and Paris. Van Gogh was not interested in the
work, so he was dismissed in (when/dismiss) __________.
(when/become an artist)_____________, at the age of 27, he decided
to become an artist. He moved around, teaching himself to draw and
paint and receiving financial support from his brother Theo. In
(when/join Theo) __________, Van Gogh joined Theo in Paris and met many other
artists.
In 1888, Van Gogh moved to (where/move) __________ in southern France, where he
painted his famous series 'Sunflowers'. He invited Gauguin to join him but they soon
began to fight and one night, Van Gogh threatened Gauguin with a razor. Deeply
remorseful he then cut off part of his own ear.
This was the first serious sign of the mental health problems that affected Van Gogh for
the rest of his life. He spent time in (where/spend time) ____________________ and
had periods of inertia, depression and incredibly concentrated artistic activity. On 27
July 1890, again suffering from depression, Van Gogh shot himself and died two days
later.

Vincent Van Gogh was born on 30th March 1853 in (where/be)


_____________. In 1869, he took his first job, working in
(where/work) ____________________. The job took him to London
and Paris. Van Gogh was not interested in the work, so he was
dismissed in 1876.
In 1880, at the age of 27, he decided to (what/decide)
_____________. He moved around, teaching himself to draw and
paint and receiving financial support from his brother Theo. In
1886, Van Gogh joined Theo in Paris and met many other artists.
In 1888, Van Gogh moved to Provence in southern France, where he painted his
famous series 'Sunflowers'. He invited (who/invite) __________ to join him but they
soon began to fight and one night, Van Gogh threatened Gauguin with a razor. Deeply
remorseful he then cut off part of his own ear.
This was the first serious sign of the mental health problems that affected Van Gogh for
the rest of his life. He spent time in psychiatric hospitals and had periods of inertia,
depression and incredibly concentrated artistic activity. On 27 July 1890, again suffering
from depression, Van Gogh shot himself and died (when/die)
__________________________.

Katy Perry was born on October 25, 1984, in (where/be born)


__________________. She grew up in (where/grow up)
____________________. Both of her parents are religious pastors,
and they didnt let her listen to any rock or popular music. She and
her two siblings were also not permitted to watch such cable
channels as MTV and VH1.
Perry started taking singing lessons around the age of 9 and learned
to play guitar when she was (when/learn) ___________________.
Around this time, she began rebelling against her strict parents by
piercing her own nose. She soon became interested in a music career and moved to
(where/move) _____________________ to work with producer and songwriter Glen
Ballard. She was only 17 years old at time. Perry finally signed with Capitol in 2007.
Her song "I Kissed a Girl," reached the top of the charts during the summer of 2008.
The song earned Perry a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance. In (when/appear) ____________, Perry appeared in her own acoustic
special on MTV. On October 23, 2010, she married comedian Russell Brand in
(where/marry) ___________________ in a traditional Hindu ceremony but their union
did not last long. They divorced in (when/divorce) _____________________. Things
were much better on the professional front for Perry. With the success of Teenage
Dreams, she became one of the country's top pop stars.

Katy Perry was born on (when/be born) ______________, in Santa


Barbara, California. She grew up in a very conservative family. Both
of her parents are religious pastors, and they didnt let her listen to
any rock or popular music. She and her two siblings were also not
permitted to watch such cable channels as MTV and VH1.
Perry started taking singing lessons (when/start taking lessons)
____________________ and learned to play guitar when she was
13. Around this time, she began rebelling against her strict parents
by piercing her own nose. She soon became interested in a music
career and moved to Los Angeles to work with producer and
songwriter (who/work) ________________. She was only 17 years old at time. Perry
finally signed with Capitol in (when/sign) ______________.
Her song "I Kissed a Girl," reached the top of the charts during the summer of 2008.
The song gave Perry (what/give) ______________________ for Best Female Pop
Vocal Performance. In 2009, Perry appeared in her own acoustic special on MTV. On
October 23, 2010, she married comedian (who/marry) __________________ in India in
a traditional Hindu ceremony but their union did not last long. They divorced in
December 2011. Things were much better on the professional front for Perry. With the
success of Teenage Dreams, she became one of the country's top pop stars.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in (when/was born)


____________. He is considered one of the best players in the world.
The legendary Dutch genius Johan Cruyff said (what/say)
________________ . Ronaldo became a soccer superstar playing for
English team Manchester United, Spains Real Madrid and for Portugal.
He plays in midfield, from where he regularly scores spectacular goals.
Ronaldo started kicking a ball around (when/start kicking)
________________. His skill was obvious then and by ten years old,
two of Portugals top clubs wanted to sign him. He joined Sporting
Lisbon and became the only player in their history to play for the Under16, Under-17, Under-18, B team and first-team within one season. He
soon attracted Europes big teams.
Manchester United decided that (what/decide) _____________________________ and signed
him in 2003. He set the English Premier League alight in his time there with his silky skills, and
helped the team win nine trophies, including the UEFA Champions League. He also won
(what/win) _________________________________ in 2008.
In 2009, Ronaldo became (what/become) ______________________________. His transfer
fee was (how much/be/transfer) ______________________. He broke Real Madrids scoring
record in his second season, with 53 goals in all competitions. In 2012, (who/said)
________________________ said Ronaldo was the best player on the planet.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in 1985. He is


considered (what/consider) _____________________________. The
legendary Dutch genius Johan Cruyff said hes one of the best ever.
Ronaldo became (what/become) __________________________
playing for English team Manchester United, Spains Real Madrid and
for Portugal. He plays in midfield, from where he regularly scores
spectacular goals.
Ronaldo started kicking a ball around when he was three. His skill was
obvious
then
and
by
ten
years
old,
(who/want)
________________________ wanted to sign him. He joined Sporting
Lisbon and became the only player in their history to play for the Under16, Under-17, Under-18, B team and first-team within one season. He
soon attracted (who/attract) ___________________________.
Manchester United decided Ronaldo was the perfect replacement for David Beckham and
signed him in 2003. He set the English Premier League alight in his time there with his silky
skills, and helped the team win nine trophies, including the UEFA Champions League. He also
won the FIFA World Player of the Year award (when/win) ______________________.
In (when/become) _______________________, Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer
in history. His transfer fee was over $131 million. He broke Real Madrids scoring record in his
second season, with 53 goals in all competitions. He bettered that in 2011-12, netting 60 times
to help Real win Spains La Liga. In 2012, Diego Maradona said that (what/say)
______________________________________.