FAMOUS PEOPLE'S

BIOGRAPHIES

By Mª José Ramos Calero

 

INTRODUCTION QUESTIONS RESOURCES THE BIG QUESTION EVALUATION
 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

You are going to learn about the lives of some very famous people: King Henry VIII, Pocahontas, and Edward Jenner. You should read their biographies and answer the questions. If you prefer to have the questions in a photocopy click hear.

 

 

QUESTIONS

 

HENRY VIII

  1. When was Henry VIII born?
  2. When was he crowned king?
  3. What was the name of Henry's first wife?
  4. How many wives did Henry VIII have?
  5. How many children did he have?
  6. What did he enjoy?
  7. What were only nobles allowed to wear then?
  8. What colours did poor people wear?
  9. What did rich people eat?
  10. How many courses might you have at your feast if you were really rich?
  11. When did Henry VIII die?

 

EDWARD JENNER

  1. When was Edward Jenner born?
  2. What did he do when he was 15 years old?
  3. When did he become a surgeon?
  4. What was the disease that people in those days were afraid of catching?
  5. What could happen if you had the disease and you did not die?
  6. What was “cowpox”?
  7. What did Jenner give to people to protect them from smallpox?
  8. Who was Sarah Nelmes?
  9. Who did Jenner do in his garden?
  10. When did he die?

 

POCAHONTAS

  1. When was Pocahontas born?
  2. Who was Pocahontas' father?
  3. When did she become Christian?
  4. What was her new name?
  5. Who did she marry?
  6. When did Rebecca and her family go to England ?
  7. Who did she meet in England ?
  8. Where did Pocahontas die?
  9. How old was Pocahontas when she died?

 

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RESOURCES

 

 

THE BIG QUESTION

 

In groups write eight questions about one of the other famous people that appears in this page.

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EVALUATION

 

Oral activity: Answer the questions of your classmates. The first person to answer a question gets a point for his or her team. The team who gets more points is the winner.

 

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