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Robin Williams was an actor. He was famous. A lot of people liked him. He was 63 when he died. He hanged himself.

His family and friends are shocked. His daughter does not understand this. Why did he kill himself? People say that he was depressed. Maybe he had money problems, too.

Police are doing toxicology tests.

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1) Actor-noun /ˈæk.tɚ/- someone who pretends to be someone else while performing in a filmplay, or television or radio programme:

“Who’s your favourite actor?” “Robert de Niro.”

2) Famous-/ˈfeɪ.məs/-known and recognized by many people:

a famous actress/building

Marie Curie is famous for her contribution to science.

city famous for its nightlife

3) Like-verb/laɪk/- to enjoy or approve of something or someone:

I like your new haircut.

Do you like fish?

I like it when a book is so good that you can’t put it down.

quite like wine but I could live without it.

He’s very well-liked (= popular) at work.

I like the way he just assumes we’ll listen to him when he doesn’t take in a word anyone else says! (= I don’t like it and it annoys me.)

I don’t like upsetting people.

He likes to spend his evenings in front of the television.

He likes his steak well-done.

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4) When-adverb, conjunction /wen/- at what time; at the time at which:

“I did tell you about it.” “When? I don’t remember.”

When are you going?

When’s the baby due?

We’ll go when you’re ready.

Tell me when to start.

Ask him when he’s next coming home.

When do you expect to have the project completed (by)?

She was only 20 when she had her first baby.

hate it when there’s no one in the office.

He was shocked when I told him.

I went there when I was a child.

I was just getting into the bath when the phone rang

So when did you start collecting antique glass?

She was 74 years of age when she wrote her first novel.

rang them yesterday to check when they were arriving.

What did you miss most about England when you were living in France?

Who will be in charge of the department when Sophie leaves?

5) Die-verb /daɪ/- to stop living or existing, either suddenly or slowly:

Twelve people died in the accident.

She died of/from hunger/cancer/a heart attack/her injuries.

It is a brave person who will die for their beliefs.

I would like to die in my sleep (= while I am sleeping).

Many people have a fear of dying.

Our love will never die.

She will not tell anyone – the secret will die with her.

6) Hang-verb /hæŋ /- to fasten or support something at the top leaving the other parts free to move, or to be held in this way:

heavy gold necklace hung around her neck.

Party decorations hung (down) from the ceiling.

The curtains hung in thick folds.

Hang your coat and hat (up) on the rack over there.

Many of his finest pictures hang/are hung (= are attached to the wall so that they can be seen) in the National Gallery.

Hang the pheasant/Let the pheasant hang for a few days for the flavour to improve before you cook it. 

If I were you, I’d hang that sweater on the line and let it drip-dry.

We could hang this picture on the wall next to the door.

string of onions hung from a beam in the kitchen.

The shirts hanging on the line billowed in the breeze.

Stand the paintings against the wall while we decide where to hang them.

7) Himself-pronoun /hɪmˈself/- used to refer to a male object of a verb that is the same person or animal as the subject of the verb:

He’d cut himself shaving.

Most nights he would cry himself to sleep.

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8) Himself-pronoun/hɪmˈself/- used to refer to a male object of a verb that is the same person or animal as the subject of the verb:

He’d cut himself shaving.

Most nights he would cry himself to sleep.

9) Understand-verb /ˌʌn.dɚˈstænd/- to know the meaning of something that someone says:

She explained the whole idea again, but I still didn’t understand.

Is there anyone here who understands Arabic?

think he was calling from a club – it was so noisy, I couldn’t understand a word he said.

10) Kill-verb /kɪl/ – to cause someone or something to die:

Her parents were killed in a plane crash.

Smoking can kill.

Food must be heated to a high temperature to kill harmful bacteria.

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11) Say-verb /seɪ/- to pronounce words or sounds, to express a thoughtopinion, or suggestion, or to state a fact or instruction:

Small children find it difficult to say long words.

She said goodbye to all her friends and left.

Ben never forgets to say “Please” and “Thank you”.

How do you say “goodbye” in French?

I’m sorry, what did you say?

Do you know what she said to him?

What did they say about the house?

“I’m going out this evening,” she said.

He said to himself (= thought), “This will never work.”

The doctors say (that) it will take him a few weeks to recover.

 She didn’t say whether she was coming.

Did she say (= tell you) why she wasn’t coming?

informal He said (= told me) to meet him here.

I’ve got something to say to you.

The offer was so good that I couldn’t say no (= couldn’t refuse).

12) Depressed-adjective /dɪˈprest/- unhappy and without hope:

He seemed a bit depressed about his work situation.

She became deeply depressed when her husband died.

13) Toxicology-noun /ˌtɑːk.sɪˈkɑː.lə.dʒi/- the scientific study of the characteristics and effects of poisons

He hanged himself-level 2

He hanged himself-level 2

Robin Williams was a famous actor and comedian. He was 63 years old when he died. Police confirmed he killed himself by hanging.

His death shocked his family and fans. His daughter said that she doesn’t understand why he could not stay. People think that Robin Williams was depressed. Maybe he had money troubles too.

Police now carry out toxicology tests. We will know if he had alcohol or drugs in his body.

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He hanged himself-level 3

He hanged himself-level 3

Californian police has confirmed that Hollywood actor and comedian Robin Williams died from suicide by hanging.

The 63-year-old was found dead in his home by his personal assistant on Monday.

The Oscar-winning actor was last seen alive by his wife at 10.30pm on Sunday and his death has come as a shock to his family and the world.

“I think everybody is going to be missing him very much, especially me. I was a fan – just remember the good times not his death.”

In a statement posted on her blog Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda, said she will never, ever understand how he could not find it in his heart to stay.

It’s thought he was suffering from severe depression and may have had money troubles.

Further toxicology tests to see if Williams was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol will now be carried out, the results of which could take up to six weeks to come back.

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