People Who Stand Out

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People Who Stand Out

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People who stand out

There are many outstanding people in Great Britain who are well known around the world.Isaac Newton one of the greatest men in the history of science was born in a little village in the middle of the 17th century. He studded math at Cambridge University. Newton's contribution to physics astronomy and maths is so great that, he may be considered the founder of the mordent mathematics and physics. He discovered the law of motion and the universal law of gravitation. He died when he was 84 and was burred at Westminster Abbey.Charles Darwin was a great biologist. He created a new theory of evolution. Michael Faraday was born at the end of the 17th century. He was interested in electricity very much and spent long months studying its strange force. So he opened many laws of electricity and magnetism.Lord Rutherford the great pioneer of nuclear physics received the Nobel Prize in 1908 for his investigations into decay of elements chemistry of radiated substances.Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1929.

1) Look at the pictures and say who:- changed the course of history in one of the biggest countries in the world;- was famous for his great paintings;- was one of the greatest heroes in the battle for Russia;- has been pop-star since the Seventies?What do you know about them?

(for the 8th grade students)Author: Petrova E.A.

Who do you think should be in this empty frame? Why?

2) Who is who?Match the person with his\her occupation.

3) Look at the portraits of famous British people and match the stories with the portraits.

6) Read the text and answer the questions:1. Where did Isaac Newton study?2. What did C. Darwin create?3. What was M. Faraday interested in?

7) Watch the video about the Queen Elizabeth II and say if the sentences are true or false.1. During World War II, the Royal Queen was a mechanic and driver of a military vehicle.2. She has responded to over 3 and a half thousand letters.3. She has not had 129 portraits done during the last six decades.4. Scottish country dancing is one of her hobbies.5. Her office is Buckingham Palace.


4) Find the synonyms to the word FAMOUS.Make up sentences with these words.


BrainstormingGive your associations with the word OUTSTANDING.IS IT DIFFICULT TO BE FAMOUS?

8) Divide into two groups “for” and “against” being famous and say your ideas.

5) Listen to the interviews and complete the sentences.








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