Lead- in: Questions
Who are they?
What do you know about them?
For what are they famous?
They all devoted themselves to their fields
and contributed a lot to the world. They are
• Some amazing people have changed
our world for the better through
their thoughts and actions.
• Look at the pictures below and
discuss the achievements of the
following amazing people .
• Then say more that you know about
Mother Teresa won a Nobel Peace Prize
for her work among the poor people of India.
She is one of the
greatest women in
world, who made
the peace of the
.She was born on 27 August, 1910 in what
is now Skopje, Macedonia, and was loved
and worshipped (崇拜)in India. She was
given the highest honor as Gandi by the
government of India.
It is reported that after she died, about 400
important figures including queen ,
presidents, prime ministers and the former
First Lady Hillary Clinton came to pay
Final tribute(尊敬 )to her.
Bill Gates started Microsoft, the biggest
technology company in the world.
He is chairman of
Corporation and the
in software, services and
help people and businesses
He offers many jobs for
people. It is said that he employs more
than 55000 people in 85 countries and
regions. He and his wife set up a
foundation(基金会) focusing on improving
global health. He is also the richest man
in the world-worth and estimated(估
价)$40 billion in 1997 according to
Beethoven was one of the greatest
composers of all time.
He was born on 17
Bonn. He carried on
the tradition and
became one of the
During his life he created many beautiful
famous works. But there are hundreds
of Beethoven works which, until now,
have been available only to scholars (学
者)and specialists. Though he couldn’t
hear anything any more at the age of
45, he still continued to work for his
music, and he successfully finished the
ninth and tenth symphony at last.
Zhang Heng invented the first tool in history for reporting
Zhang Heng was a famous
man of letters and scientist
in the East Han Dynasty in
the Chinese history. He
invented the armillary
sphere and the
seismograph, or Di Dong Yi
(Earth Motion Instrument)
for measuring earthquakes.
• 1.Do you think these people have made useful
changes to the way we live today?
• 2.Which of these people’s achievements have the
largest effect on our lives today?
• 3.Do you have a hero/heroine? What are things he or
she has done that make you feel that this person is
• What are the common characteristics these
four people share?
• What can we learn from them? Are they
• Write a short passage about your hero or
heroine. (100 words or so)
Read the passage B in the Workbook. (Page