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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #9853: Louis Braille (put into the preterite)
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    Louis Braille (put into the preterite)

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    Louis Braille (be) the son of a French leather worker. He (go) blind at the age of three, when he (fall) on a tool in his father's workshop. Louis was a brave and talented boy. He . (want) to be a musician. so he (learn) the cello, and when turning ten he (win) a scholarship to go to the blind children National Institute in Paris. He (can) play the cello, but (can not) read or write. In 1819 a French soldier,Charles Barbier, .(invent) 'night writing'. He (use) patterns of twelve raised dots on a paper so that the soldiers (to be) able to read it in the dark. Louis Braille (understand) the importance of this invention for blind people and when he was fifteen, he (begin) to develop it. He (make) it easier,with six dots instead of twelve. In 1829 he (introduce) it in the institute. Since 1932 'braille's code' has been used all over the world, translated in many languages,but unfortunately Louis (die) of tuberculosis in1852 and never (know) the importance of his invention.

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