Tag Archives: biography

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 »

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

By | January 26, 2015

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 »

The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Listening Practice 1 (biography)

By | December 16, 2014

The following questions are based on the short biography of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: Abraham Lincoln 1. When was Abraham Lincoln born? A. 1890 B. 1809 C. 1880 D. 1889 E. 1898 2. Which of the followings best describes the family he came… Read More »