İngilizce öğrenmek! Türklere online dersler
In our İngilizce Dersleri series we provide online video learning lessons. These video learning lessons are designed to compliment our online conversation classes. We encourage our Turkish students learning English to use these videos between conversation classes. They are designed to develop a student’s reading and listening skills.
This video learning lesson is designed for our intermediate students. It is also a good lesson for anyone practicing for their IELTS test. Typically, in our İngilizce Dersleri lessons we focus on subject matter and current events that are highly relevant for our Turkish students learning English. For this lesson, we decided to pick something different, a story about the world’s oldest man passing away at 116 years old!
The article was originally posted on The Guardian’s website on June 12th 2013. Please take a look at the original article here. In addition, there is a Turkish version of the article on the BBC Turkish service’s website: Dünyanın gelmiş geçmiş en yaşlı adamı öldü.
İngilizce Dersleri: Article Synopsis
The world’s oldest man has recently died in Japan, aged 116. This article from the Guardian offers some vocabulary for English students to describe life and death in a world where we are living longer and longer.
Kimura – who was born on 19 April 1897, died of natural causes early on Wednesday, Japanese media said. The Kyoto prefecture resident became the oldest man in recorded history in late December 2012 at the age of 115 years and 253 days, following the death of Dina Manfredini, an Italian-American who lived in Iowa. The longest-living person in history was Jeanne Calment, a French woman who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Kimura died in hospital in his hometown of Kyotango, local government officials said. He had been receiving treatment for pneumonia since late last month.
As always, let us know what you think of the article and exercise!