William Shakespeare was the (1)______ writer in the English language. He was born in 1564 in Stratford- upon- Avon. (2)_______ the age of eighteen he
William Shakespeare was the (1)______ writer in the English language. He was born in 1564 in
Stratford- upon- Avon. (2)_______ the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway, (3) ________
was eight years older than himself. A few years later he moved to London, where he worked as a
actor and a playwright. Shakespeare (4)_______ thirty seven plays and 154 sonnets (a kind of poem).
His most famous plays are the four great tragedies – Othelo, Macbeth, Hamlet, and King Lear.
Shakespeare died in Stratford on 23 April 1616, (5)_______ his plays are still very popular today.
They have been translated into different languages, and many of them have been (6) ________ into
films, both in English and other languages. Shakespeare’s plays are about the great issues of life –
love, hatred, jealousy, power, ambition, death and so on. So, his plays are just relevant today as they
were in the sixteenth century.
1. A. great B. greater C. greatest D. greatly
2. A. At B. In C. On D. By
3. A. whom B. who C. whose D. which
4. A. write B. writes C. has written D. wrote
5. A. so B. but C. because D. therefore
6. A. did B. done C. made D. make