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Angelo Romero and Camilo Sanabria
Bill Gates developed software programs that make computers easier to use. Bill Gates was born on October 28th, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He always had a great passion for computers. He met Paul Allen when he was working as a computer technician. Paul Allen is now Bill Gates’ business partner. They would later start a small company called Traf-O-Data. This company used software that Allen and Gates developed to monitor the amount of traffic that went through a city.
When going to school, Bill Gates was more knowledgeable about computers than his teachers. Later on, Bill Gates developed a software program that arranged class schedules at his school. After high school, Gates went to Harvard University where he developed more software programs.
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He dreamed of being a millionaire by the age of 30. He actually became a billionaire by the age of 31, thanks to the success of his company Microsoft. Now, Gates is recognized as one of the wealthiest men in the world and also one of the smartest.
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1. What is the writer’s main idea?
2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?
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3. How does the example help the writer’s argument?
4. What do you think about the story?
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