Evelyn Glennie has already accomplished more than most people twice her age. She has brought percussion to the front of the orchestra, and demonstrated that it can be very moving. She has given inspiration to those who are handicapped, people who look to her and say, ‘If she can do it, I can.’ And, not the least, she has given enormous pleasure to millions.
Evelyn has completely achieved her goals quite early in her life. It usually takes double the years for most people to achieve what she has done. Percussion instruments were generally used in the back of the orchestra, but she proved it is as important as other instruments and brought it to the front. She has clearly shown that percussion can create strong influence on emotions. She has created an urge to win for people with physical challenges. She motivates that if she can do it, anyone can do it. Lastly, apart from all that she has done, she has given tremendous happiness through her music, to millions of people.
Meanings of difficult words:
accomplishedachieved completely
demonstratedclearly prove the truth
movingcreate a strong emotion/influence
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Beehive. Evelyn Glennie Listens to Sound without Hearing it- Deborah Cowley(pp. 17-20). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.