The day Amazon started – level 1


Jeff Bezos starts on July 5, 1994. It is a small online shop. It sells books. It starts in a garage in Washington.

Bezos likes finance and technology. He thinks that an online shop is better than a traditional shop. He can sell more books. He can have lower prices.

Bezos likes the name “Amazon” because it is the same as the Amazon River. Bezos wants to have a big company like the Amazon River is. becomes popular. It starts to sell more and more products.

Today, is a very big and successful company.

Difficult words: garage (a room for a car), successful (if something is successful, it makes a lot of money).

What is the significance of the Amazon River to Jeff Bezos's decision to name his online shop 'Amazon'?


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