Tag Archives: biography

Donald Trump: Listening Practice 7 (biography)

By | January 16, 2018

You will hear a life story about Donald Trump, the present U.S. President. Listen carefully to the story, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. Donald Trump is orginally from New York but he has Scotish and German ancestry. T/F He built… Read More »

George H.W. Bush: Listening Practice 6 (biography)

By | January 12, 2018

You will hear a life story of George Herbert Walker Bush, who was elected US President in 1989. Listen to the story carefully, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. Before he took office as president, George H.W. Bush was Ronald Reagen’s… Read More »

Bindi Irwin: Reading Practice 5 (biography)

By | December 6, 2017

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 »

Liz Taylor (Part 1): Listening Practice 4 (biography)

By | December 5, 2017

The following questions are based on the life story of Elizabeth Taylor, who is known as a famous film star and one of the most beautiful women in the world. You can download the Mp3 file or listen online by clicking this link Elizabeth Taylor (part 1) 1. How old was Liz Taylor when her parents moved to… Read More »

Agatha Christie: Reading Practice 4 (biography)

By | December 22, 2017

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 | December 22, 2017

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 | December 11, 2017

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 »

Biography

By | December 11, 2017

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 »

Remembering Whitney Houston (Part 1): Listening Practice 2 (biography)

By | December 8, 2017

The following questions are based on the life story of superstar Whitney Houston from the Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Whitney Houston (part 1) 1. Whitney was born in … . A. 1961 B. 1962 C. 1963 D. 1964 E. 1965 2. We know from the story that Whitney inherited… Read More »