18.8.1 Exercise 1: Werden expresses changes

unemployment = die Arbeitslosigkeit
  society = die Gesellschaft
  criminal = der Verbrecher
  thing = die Sache
  complicated = schwierig
  to hate = (sich) hassen
  in the beginning = am Anfang
  conscientious objector = der Kriegsdienstverweigerer
  to get fat = dick werden
  arrogant = arrogant
  to die = sterben
  world champion = der Weltmeister
  crazy = verrückt
  slowly = allmählich
  lie = die Lüge
  angry = wütend
  stubborn = stur
  because = weil
  honest = ehrlich

Translate these phrases
Exercise 1
  They became upset when they heard the news.
  The water turned into ice.
  The unemployment became the most important problem in the society.
  Al Capone became the most famous criminal in the US.
  The things became more difficult.
  In the beginning, they hated each other, and then they became friends.
  Muhammed Ali became
famous for being conscientious
  He got very old in the last few years.
  We got very fat during the Christmas holidays.
  He turned into an arrogant person.
  He became ill and died.
  He became world champion.
  He got crazy.
  Slowly he got blind.
  When we told him that it was a lie he became very angry.
  When we criticised him, he became even more stubborn.
  He became president of the republic because everyone thought he was an honest person.
  The inflation became a problem.

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