Read this adapted extract from a newspaper report published soon after the death of David Bowie in January 1916
David Bowie left an estate of around $100m to his wife, Iman, and his two children, according to his will.
He also left $2m to his long-standing assistant Corinne Schwab and $1m to Marion Skene, a friend of Bowie’s and the nanny to his eldest child.
As well as a 25% share in the estate, Bowie left a property on Little Tonshi Mountain, near Woodstock, to his and Iman’s 15-year-old daughter Alexandria. Duncan Jones, Bowie’s 44-year-old son from his previous marriage to Angela Barnett, inherits 25%.
The remaining 50% of the estate goes to his wife, Iman, as well as all his other properties.
Find the words in bold that mean the following
Works for family looking after children e.g Mary Poppins
All the money property and possession you own.
Something passed on from a member of family
Person who helps someone complete work/task
A document stating what you want to happen when you die.
A house or building.
Now watch/listen to the first part of a true story about two sisters who inherit their father’s estate.
A ‘shedload’ is British slang for a large amount of something, often cash.
Look at the pictures. What do you think will happen next?