sexta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2010



Every one has heard of Bill Gates , one of the richest and most successful people in the world. Microsoft , the business he started with a friend in 1975 , has become the world's largest computer software company. At school Bill soon showed that he was very intelligent, and especially good at Maths and Science, His parents decided to send him to Lakeside , the private school where he first began to use computers. 13-year-old Bill and his school friend Paul Alien were soon spending all their time writing programs and learning about computers instead of doing their schoolwork ! After finishing school in 1973 , Bill went to Harvard , America's most famous university . The next year , he and Paul Alien wrote an operating program for the Altair , one of the world's first micro computers. The two friends started Microsoft in 1975 . Since then , the company has continued to grow , producing most of the world's leading PC software. One reason for his success is that Gates has always been very ambitious , and hardworking. When he does find  time to relax , he likes puzzles , golf and reading about science . He has already given huge amounts of money to charity and says that he plans to give away almost all of his wealth when he retires

*Questions on the text

 Answer the following questions:

1- Why has Gates been so successful?
 2-- What does he do in his free time?
 3-- What does he plan to do with all his money?
Choose the right answer :

4- After school Gates went to the most (unknown -ordinary -well known ) university in America.

5- Gates and his (pen friend - colleague - classmate) Paul Alien started Microsoft in 1975

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