Category Archives: Biography

Bindi Irwin: Reading Practice 5 (biography)

By | June 18, 2015

Her father, Steve Irwin, was very well known as the star of The Crocodile Hunter, a very popular wildlife television series aired in Australia. It seems that Bindi Sue Irwin followed in the footsteps of her father. She appeared for the first time in front of the cameras when she was only a few weeks old. Growing up… Read More »

Agatha Christie: Reading Practice 4 (biography)

By | April 18, 2015

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, the Mousetrap. Born into a wealthy… Read More »

Michael Faraday: Reading Practice 3 (biography)

By | February 13, 2015

Michael Faraday was born on 22 September 1791 in south London. His family was not well off and Faraday received only a basic formal education. When he was 14, he was apprenticed to a local bookbinder and during the next seven years, educated himself by reading books on a wide range of scientific subjects. In 1812, Faraday attended… Read More »

Alexander Graham Bell: Reading Practice 2 (biography)

By | February 12, 2015

Alexander Graham Bell was born on 3 March 1847 in Edinburgh and educated there and in London. His father and grandfather were both authorities on elocution and at the age of 16 Bell himself began researching the mechanics of speech. In 1870, Bell emigrated with his family to Canada, and the following year he moved to the United… Read More »

Alexander the Great: Reading Practice 1 (biography)

By | February 12, 2015

Alexander was born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia in July 356 BC. His parents were Philip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias. Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Philip was assassinated in 336 BC and Alexander inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom. He quickly dealt with his enemies at home and reasserted Macedonian power… Read More »

Biography

By | February 12, 2015

What is a biography? Biography – simply called bio – is a piece of writing that tells about a person’s life, written by someone else. So, it is simply the story of a life. This kind of writing is based on facts, and therefore, is considered nonfictional. A biography usually includes these things: date and place of birth… Read More »