Tag Archives: biography

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 »


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 »

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

By | December 5, 2017

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 »