Tell who they are according to the pictures and instructions and then discuss “Are they great women? Why?”
She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1948. Through it, she has devoted her life to helping the poor, the sick and the dying around the world, particular those in India. She founded the Kalighat Home for the Dying and a leper colony was established under her guidance. Her selfless work has brought her many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
She developed the science of radioactive elements-polonium and radium and as the only person to win two Nobel Prizes. she did not paten her discoveries but made them available to everyone. She encouraged the use of X-rays for medical treatment. But she was not sufficiently aware of the dangers of radium and died of leukemia brought on by too much contact with radium.
She was the longest serving British Prime Minister since 1927. She was the leader of the country from 1979 to 1990. Her conservative( 保守的） politics led to the implementation （执行） of such policies as the Poll tax （人头税）. The Falkland Islands war was fought while she was Prime Minister. Her introduction of Poll Tax caused a riot. She resigned, later also retiring from the House of Commons.
she was born in Florence, Italy, on 12 th May, 1820. Florence wanted to become a nurse but it was not considered a proper profession for a young lady at that time. In 1851 Florence’s father gave her permission to train as a nurse and in 1853 she went to the Crimea to help the soldiers during the war. There she became known as “ the lady with the lamp” for the concern she showed to the sick soldiers. Back in England, she started working to improve the training and status of nurses. She is considered a pioneer of nursing care.
It has often been said that life is difficult as it is. For women it sometimes seems twice as difficult. Is it more difficult for women to become famous or get jobs in high positions? What do you think?
What do you think is needed in order to be a successful woman?
Fill in the blanks with words and phrases from the text: On July 16, 1960, Jane Goodall, a 26-year-old former secretary from England, began to study _____________ of chimpanzees ______________. Until that time, scientists had mostly _________ and studied chimps in laboratories and zoos.