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Do you like reading? What kind of books do you usually read? Do you like detective stories? Do you know anything about Agatha Christie?
Agatha Christie was probably one of the most successful writers in history. She wrote seventy-eight crime novels, six other novels, one hundred short stories, four non-fiction books and nineteen plays. That represents two billion books sold: more than William Shakespeare!
Agatha Christie died in 1976, but her stories are still immensely popular. Many of them have been adapted for film or television.
2- Read the questions and answer in your own words:
Who was Agatha Christie?
How many novels did she write?
Why did she know a lot of things about poisons?
Why did she decide to write novels?
Why did she choose detective novel?
What was the title of her first novel?
Was it a success?
Did she write only detective novels?
Why did readers like her novels?
When did she die?
3- Are the following sentences true or false? Give the exact evidence from the text:
a) Agatha Christie worked very hard to become a writer.
b) Agatha Christie visited many places.
4- Look for words in the text with a similar meaning:
a) selected (line 6).
b) quick (line 7).
c) famous (line 13).
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