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    Questions

    I. Listen to the recording and fill in the gaps

    1. However, when Mozart 1 ( was born ) five of his siblings 2 ( had already died ) in infancy or early childhood
    2. Mozart's father, Leopold, 3 ( was ) a composer, and his grandfather 4 ( had so been ) a musician.
    3. In just 30 minutes Mozart 5 ( mastered ) the piece of music, which his father 6 ( just copied ) into Nannerl's notebook.
    4. By the time he 7 ( Was ) six, the little boy  8 ( had written ) a composition of his own
    5. They 9 ( hurried ) to Vienna and 10 ( spread ) sensational reports of Mozart’s talent
    6. His family 11 ( were ) richer than they 12 ( had ever been ) before.

    II. Complete the report with the past simple or past perfect simple of the verbs in brackets

    The chart shows the percentage of people aged 65 and over in the United States between 1900 and 2000. In the year l900 just over 4% of the population (13) ( was ) aged over 65. However, by 1960 this figure (14) ( had doubled ) (double).

    The number of people aged between 75 and 84 (15) ( remained ) ( remain) fairly steady between 1900 and l930 making up only 1-1.3% of the population. The figure (16) ( began ) (begin) to rise more significantly in l940 and by 1970 it (17) ( had tripled ) (triple) to reach 3% of the population

    Although there (18) ( was )  (be) no change in the number of people aged 65-74 between 1960 and l970, the number of people aged 75 and over (19) ( increased )  (increase) during this time. By the year 2000, 12.4% of the US population (20) ( had reached ) ( reach) the age of 65 or more. Although this was slightly lower than in 1990 when it (21) ( had peaked )  (peak) at 12.6%

    The chart shows that today people in the United States can expect to live longer than in 1900. By the year of 2000 more than 12% of the population (22) ( had managed ). (manage) to live to the age of 65 and over compared to only 4.1% in 1900

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