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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #3823: A. Christie (1) ( past events ) - A short biography
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    A. Christie (1) ( past events ) - A short biography



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    ... During World War I, while she was working in a Red Cross Dispensary in her hometown, Christie gained knowledge of both medicines and poisons, and that inspired her to write her first mystery novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920).  It featured a Red Cross Hospital and--naturally--a poisoning.  It also introduced her famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, whose pompous and eccentric nature would make him one of the most enduring figures in mystery literature.  Poirot appeared in over thirty of Christie's books, including The Murder on the Orient Express (1934) and The A.B.C. Murders (1935). 


    • Do you like detective stories ?
    • Here's the 1st part of Agatha Christie's biography.
    • Be a detective ! Act as 'Hercule Poirot ' ! => Find the missing verbs .
    • Clue : They are 'simple past or continuous past' ...
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    •  Keep an eye open !
    • Find missing verbs (in the past tense).






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    1. Agatha Christie born on 15th September 1890.

    2. She to school because her mother wanted to teach her at home.

    3. She piano lessons and learnt singing in Paris.

    4. She in 1914 to a pilot and they had one daughter.

    5. During the first World War, when she as a nurse,

    6. she to write her first detective stories.

    7. In the hospital, she a lot about drugs and poisons,

    8. and she this information in her novels.

    9. Her first novel in 1920.

    10. The book soon a best-seller

    11. and her famous. The main character was Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective.

    12. In 1928, she mysteriously .

    13. The police her two weeks later suffering from amnesia.

    14. She remember anything. This was front-page news in all the papers in Britain.

    15. What happened to her during these two weeks ? Soon after that she ...









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