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2 Module 1 Unit 2 Reading Great minds

3 An Italian scientist, used a telescope to observe space, said the Earth revolved round the Sun, dropped objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa Galileo Who is he?

4 An English scientist, discovered the laws of gravity Isaac Newton The biologist who wrote about evolution Charles Darwin Who is he?

5 The inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell A great German composer, wrote nine symphonies Ludwig van Beethoven Who is he?

6 The painter of the Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci A great Chinese poet, living in Tang Dynasty, fond of drinking Li Bai Who is he?

7 What do the words fiction and non-fiction mean? Fiction means a kind of literature about imaginary people and events. Non-fiction refers to a kind of literature about real people and events.

8 Fiction: poems, stories, plays, novels Nonfiction: newspaper stories, editorials, personal accounts, journal articles, textbooks, legal documents

9 Categorize the books below into fiction and non-fiction.

10 Non- equals opposite non-fiction n ( ) non-smoker n non-drinking adj non-stop adj

11 Which of these people are fictional characters and which are real people? Picture 1 and 2 are of real people. Picture 3 is of a real person (Chaplin) dressed as a fictional character from many of his films (the Tramp). In real life, Chaplin did not have a moustache or dress in such clothes. Picture 4 is of a fictional character. 1234

12 123 4 _____ patients, take care of, war, the Lady with the lamp--- Florence Nightingale _____ scientist, physicist, theory of relativity, German- American---Albert Einstein _____ A Journey to the West, Buddhist monk---the Monkey King _____ funny, tramp, great actor, British, silent films--- Charlie Chaplin

13 What do you know about Albert Einstein? What is his nationality? What are his achievements?


15 nationality Einstein (Albert Einstein), the world- famous German scientist in the United States, the pioneers and founders of modern physics.

16 Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in the German city of Ulm. His parents were Jewish. Einstein had a happy childhood. Einstein's parents had a positive impact on his family and education, home filled with the spirit of freedom and auspicious atmosphere.

17 Why did he achieve great success? If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. A, A=x+y+z x y z I don't have any special ability, but only like to dig for the roots of the problem.

18 Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Truth is what stands the test of experience. Sayings from Albert Einstein

19 Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

20 a What are the people doing in the pictures? b Who is delivering a speech in Picture Two? c Is there any difference between Picture One and Picture Three? d Why do you think they changed seats? Read the pictures in the text and try to answer the questions.

21 Read the pictures, title, and first and last paragraphs of the article. Then try to answer these questions. 1. Who are the two geniuses mentioned in the title? 2. What kind of story do you think it will be? Choose two. a crime b frightening c space travel d sad f sport h non-fiction Einstein and Hans. g funny e fiction

22 It is about how Einstein s driver made a speech at a university instead of Einstein, and how he solved a difficult problem by using his wit. What is the main idea of the story?

23 Scan the story and replace the italicized words below with words from the article. 1. Einstein tried to explain the working of this. ____________ 2. Einstein said this was his only gift. ___________ 3. He received many of these from universities. ___________ 4. His driver offered to give this for Einstein. ___________ the universe the lecture invitations curiosity

24 5. Hans was surrounded by these. ___________________ 6. Einstein took a seat in this. __________ 7. He asked a question. __________ 8. He answered the question. __________ 9. He drove the car from the university. __________ the audience a professor Einstein professors and students Einstein

25 For true statements circle T and for false statements circle F. 1 Many people believe that Einstein was the greatest genius of the 20th century. _________________________ 2 Einstein had the gift of curiosity. __________________________ 3 Einstein was a popular lecturer. __________________________ F T T Many people regard him as a genius. Einstein said that the only gift he had was curiosity. He received many invitations to go to universities to explain his theories.

26 4 Hans did not enjoy driving Einstein. __________________________ 5 Hans had a very good memory. _____________________________ 6 The audience did not enjoy the lecture given by Hans. __________________________ 7 Before they left the university, Einstein and Hans told the audience they had changed places. _____________________________________ T F F F He often said, Its a pleasure to drive a genius like you, Dr Einstein. He had learnt the lecture by heart. They applauded at the end. They left the university with Einstein driving.

27 Arrange the sentences in the correct order by numbering them from 1 to 9. a. The audience applauded. _______ b. Hans left the platform. _______ c. Hans offered to drive. _______ d. Hans offered to give the lecture. _______ e. A professor asked a complex question. _______ f. Einstein was invited to a distant university. _______ g. Einstein watched the lecture. _______ h. Hans and Einstein left the university. _______ i. Einstein felt very tired. _______

28 Synopsis 1 Albert Einstein was a genius. 2 Einstein had curiosity and a sense of humour. 3 Einstein used to give lectures, travelling around with his driver Hans. 4 One evening, Einstein felt tired. 5 Hans offered to give Einstein's lecture for him. 6 Einstein agreed, and Hans successfully delivered the lecture. 7 A professor asked Hans a question he could not understand or answer. 8 Hans told the professor the question was so easy that even his driver could answer it. 9 Einstein stood up and answered the question. 10 Einstein drove Hans home.

29 Act out the story in pairs, with one as Einstein, one as Hans and the other as the professor who raised the question.

30 Discussion Was Hans a genius? If yes, what gift did he have? If not, why?

31 Einstein said twice in the story, Its a pleasure to drive a genius like you. What do you think the sentence implies?


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