Hazudnia kellett az életkoráról a 113 éves hölgynek

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113-year-old woman lies about her age to get Facebook account When silver surfer Anna Stoehr decided to join Facebook on the eve of her 114th birthday, she came across an oversight which Mark Zuckerberg and pals may not have anticipated. Anna noticed 1900, the year she was born, was not listed as an option when

113-year-old woman lies about her age to get Facebook account

When silver surfer Anna Stoehr decided to join Facebook on the eve of her 114th birthday, she came across an oversight which Mark Zuckerberg and pals may not have anticipated.

Anna noticed 1900, the year she was born, was not listed as an option when she registered her date of birth to the site – that only stretches as far back as 1905.

So she was forced to do what countless other youngsters do every day to join the site, and lie about her her age.

She got around the problem by knocking 15 years off her age and becoming, in the eyes of Facebook at least, a sprightly 99-year-old.

The supercentenarian’s interest in technology was piqued when she befriended Joseph Ramireza, a sales rep who had sold a phone to Anna’s 85-year-old son Harlan.

What followed was an unlikely friendship which saw Joseph visit Anna at her residential home in Minnesota, and teach her about the internet.

Now a tech-savvy whizz, Anna can be found whiling her time away FaceTiming friends and family from her new iPad and connecting with friends on the social networking site.

With the help of Joseph, she has also drawn the problem to the attention of Mr Zuckerberg, writing a letter to the Facebook founder (on a typewriter) in which she says: ‘I’m still here.’

Anna, who is unsurprisingly the oldest living person in Minnesota, celebrates her 114th birthday on Wednesday.

source: Metro

Fill in the sentences with the right words. Be careful, there is an extra word.

anticipate

founder

unlikely

sales rep

supercentenarian

unsurprisingly

1. He is a …………….., we just celebrated his 112th birthday.

2. The …………. of your company did not offer anything that would be suitable for me.

3. It’s highly ……….. that I will go on a date with your friend.

4. John didn’t …………… the market going down.

 

5. The ……….. of our company is a 21-year-old university student.

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answer key:

1-supercentenarian, 2-sales rep, 3-unlikely, 4-anticipate, 5-founder

Vocabulary

silver surfer  idős internethasználó
eve előeste
to come across  belebotlani
oversight elnézés, tévedés
pal haver
to anticipate  előre látni
to notice  észrevenni
option lehetőség
to stretch  tartani, visszanyúlni valameddig
youngsters ifjak
countless számtalan
to knock off  levenni
sprightly fürge
supercentenarian több, mint 110 éves
piqued felkeltett, felcsigázott
sales rep  üzletkötő
unlikely  valószínűtlen
tech-savvy  technológiát értő, jártas
whizz tehetség
to while away  eltölteni az időt
to draw to the attention of  valaki figyelmébe ajánlani
founder alapító
unsurprisingly  nem meglepően

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