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Comprehension STOP Use your dictionary to find out the meaning of the bold words below. Helen Keller Biography


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Helen Keller was born on 27 June 1880 in Alabama, USA. When she was a toddler, Helen became very sick. When Helen recovered, her parents soon realised that she had lost both her sight and her hearing. Helen found it extremely difficult to communicate.


Helen’s parents found a woman named Annie Sullivan who had been blind, but had her eyesight restored by surgery. Annie came to work with Helen on 3 March 1887 and would be her helper and companion for the next 50 years. Annie began to teach Helen words. She would press the letters of words into Helen’s hand. For example, she would put a doll in one of Helen’s


hands and then press the letters of the word D-O-L-L into the other hand. Helen would repeat the words into Annie’s hand. However, Helen still didn’t understand that the hand signs had meaning. Then, one day, Annie put Helen’s hand into water coming from a pump. Then she spelled out W-A-T-E-R into Helen’s other hand. Something clicked. Helen finally understood what Annie was doing.


An entire new world opened up for Helen. Next, Annie taught Helen how to read and soon Helen could read entire books in Braille. At the age of ten, Helen could use a typewriter. Next, she wanted to learn how to talk. Sarah Fuller was a teacher for the deaf. By resting her hand on Sarah’s lips, Helen learned how to feel sound vibrations and how the lips moved to make sounds.


Helen went to college and began to write about her experiences of being deaf and blind. These were later published in a book called ‘The Story of My Life’. As Helen grew older, she wanted to help other people like herself. She wanted to inspire them and give them hope. She travelled the country giving speeches and raising money. Later, during the Second World War, Helen visited wounded army soldiers encouraging them not to give up. She met many presidents of the USA and became friends with famous people such as the inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell and the author Mark Twain. Helen died on 1 June 1968 at the age of 87.


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