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Title: The Year in Review


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The Year in Review
  • 2008

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January
3
Since January 1, 2008, it ____________(forbid) to
smoke in French cafés and restaurants. Similar
laws ____________(enforce) in England since 2007
and in Ireland since 2004.
4
Since January 1, 2008, it has been forbidden to
smoke in French cafés and restaurants. Similar
laws have been enforced in England since 2007 and
in Ireland since 2004.
5
February
6
French President Nicolas Sarkozy ____________
(marry) former model Carla Bruni on February 2,
2008. In this photo _________ (take) the day
after the wedding, they __________ (enjoy) the
sun in Versailles.
7
French President Nicolas Sarkozy married former
model Carla Bruni on February 2, 2008. In this
photo taken the day after the wedding, they are
enjoying the sun in Versailles.
8
March
9
The scene ________ (take place) in Lhassa, the
capital of Tibet. Riots _________ (erupt) all
over the city, as Tibetans ________ (protest)
against the Chinese government, __________(cause)
at least 200 deaths.
10
The scene takes place in Lhassa, the capital of
Tibet. Riots erupted all over the city, as
Tibetans protested against the Chinese
government, causing at least 200 deaths.
11
April
12
French director and actor Danny Boon _______
(release) the biggest blockbuster in the history
of French cinema. So far, 20 million people
__________ (see) Bienvenue Chez les Chtis.
Hollywood _________ (plan) a remake which
_________ (call) Welcome to the Sticks.
13
French director and actor Danny Boon released the
biggest blockbuster in the history of French
cinema. So far, 20 million people have seen
Bienvenue Chez les Chtis. Hollywood is planning
a remake which will be called Welcome to the
Sticks.
14
May
15
On May 12 a devastating earthquake ________
(shake) the Chinese province of Sichuan.The
people in the photo __________ (hold) pictures of
their children who _________ (kill) when their
primary school __________ (collapse).
16
On May 12 a devastating earthquake shook the
Chinese province of Sichuan.The people in the
photo are holding pictures of their children who
were killed when their primary school collapsed.
17
June
18
Euro 2008 Spain __________ (crown) champion of
Europe after _________ (defeat) Germany 1-0.
Striker Fernando Torres ________ (score) the
goal that ________ (give) Spain its first title
in 44 years.
19
Euro 2008 Spain was crowned champion of Europe
after defeating Germany 1-0. Striker Fernando
Torres scored the goal that gave Spain its first
title in 44 years.
20
July
21
Franco Columbian politician Ingrid Bétancourt
________ (free) on July 2. She _________ (rescue)
by the Columbian army after ________ (hold)
hostage for 6 years in the jungle.
22
Franco Columbian politician Ingrid Bétancourt was
freed on July 2. She was rescued by the Columbian
army after being held hostage for 6 years in the
jungle.
23
August
24
American swimmer Michael Phelps ________ (make)
history at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games,
where he ____ (win) 8 gold medals. He
____________ (consider) the best swimmer of all
times.
25
American swimmer Michael Phelps made history at
the Beijing Summer Olympic Games, where he won 8
gold medals. He is considered the best swimmer of
all times.
26
September
27
A controversial exhibition by American superstar
artist Jeff Koons _______ (open) at the Palace of
Versailles. Several of his most famous works,
like this balloon dog, _________ (be) on
display until January 4, 2009.
28
A controversial exhibition by American superstar
artist Jeff Koons opened at the Palace of
Versailles. Several of his most famous works,
like this balloon dog, were on display until
January 4, 2009.
29
October
30
The photo ________ (show) a worried trader on
Wall Street, in New York. On October 24, stock
markets __________ (crash) all over the world,
__________ (send) the global economy into deeper
recession.
31
The photo shows a worried trader on Wall Street,
in New York. On October 24, stock markets
crashed all over the world, sending the global
economy into deeper recession.
32
November
33
On November 4, Barack Obama ___________ (elect)
President of the United States. He __________
(inaugurate) on January 20, 2009, and he ________
(move) into the White House with his family.
34
On November 4, Barack Obama was elected President
of the United States. He will be inaugurated on
January 20, 2009, and he will move into the White
House with his family.
35
December
36
An Iraqi reporter________ (throw) his shoes at
President Bush a few weeks ago. He __________
(arrest) and _______ (put) in jail.Since then,
he_______ (become) a hero in Iraq, where
thousands of people __________ (demonstrate) for
his release.
37
An Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at President
Bush a few weeks ago. He was arrested and put in
jail.Since then, he has become a hero in Iraq,
where thousands of people have demonstrated for
his release.
38
Happy New Year2009
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