EINSTEIN

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someone is a genius, as in the phrase, “She’s a real Einstein”. He
must have been pretty brainy to discover

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heart. He said it destroyed learning and creativity. He had already
done many experiments, but failed the

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the Theory of Relativity and the equation E=mc2.

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Einstein is the only scientist to become a cult figure, a household
name, and part of everyday

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happen when he was at school. He was extremely interested in
science but hated the system of learning by

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mistaken for Professor Einstein.” Today, he is seen as the typical
mad, absent-minded professor, who just

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He didn’t let this setback stop him. When he was 16, he performed
his famous experiment of imagining

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culture. He once joked that when people stopped him in the street,
he always replied: "Pardon me, sorry! Always I am

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physics. Twelve years later he was a university professor and in
1921, he won the Nobel Prize for Physics. He went on to publish
over 300 scientific papers.

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entrance exams to a technical college.

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happened to change our world.

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In 1999, ‘Time’ magazine named Einstein as the Person of the
Century. No one could have guessed this would

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the most intelligent person who ever lived. His name has become
part of many languages when we want to say

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traveling alongside a beam of light. He eventually graduated from
university, in 1900, with a degree in

Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist, although most people
probably know him as

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___________________________________________________ Copyright © www. What questions would you like to have asked Einstein? 3. Would you like to have met Einstein? 3. What do you know about Einstein? 2.EINSTEIN EINSTEIN DISCUSSION: STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B) 1. ___________________________________________________ 5.FamousPeopleLessons. What would his answers have been to those questions? 4. ___________________________________________________ 7. ___________________________________________________ 6. What would you like to know about Einstein and why? 4.FamousPeopleLessons. What did you learn from this text about Einstein? 2. ___________________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________________ 7. ___________________________________________________ 8. ___________________________________________________ Copyright © www.com 9 . ___________________________________________________ 8. ___________________________________________________ 6.com -----------------------------------------------------------------------------EINSTEIN EINSTEIN DISCUSSION: STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A) 1.

Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings. Q.EINSTEIN EINSTEIN SURVEY: Write five questions about Einstein in the table.3.com 10 . Q. Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out. interview other students.5. Q. Copyright © www.FamousPeopleLessons. Do this in pairs/groups.1.2. STUDENT 1 STUDENT 2 STUDENT 3 _____________ _____________ _____________ Q. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.4. Q. Write down their answers. Without your partner.

FamousPeopleLessons. Show your partner your paper.EINSTEIN WRITING: Write about Einstein for 10 minutes. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Copyright © www. Correct each other’s work.com 11 .

EINSTEIN POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Einstein. Give each other feedback on your articles. Ask him three questions about his life. Did you all find out similar things? 4. 3. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.com 12 .FamousPeopleLessons. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text.EINSTEIN HOMEWORK 1. Your “Einstein expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions. LETTER: Write a letter to Einstein. Tell him how important he is in today’s world. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Einstein. 2. Copyright © www. 5. Write about what he did every day and what he thought about. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Einstein. Include an imaginary interview with him.

sorry! Always I am ( ) physics. “She’s a real Einstein”. ( ) In 1999. in 1900. a household name.” Today. he is seen as the typical mad. he always replied: "Pardon me. but failed the ( ) the Theory of Relativity and the equation E=mc2. He said it destroyed learning and creativity. He must have been pretty brainy to discover ( ) heart. He went on to publish over 300 scientific papers. ( 1) ( ) happened to change our world. ‘Time’ magazine named Einstein as the Person of the Century. ( ) someone is a genius. although most people probably know him as Copyright © www. who just ( ) He didn’t let this setback stop him.FamousPeopleLessons. When he was 16. absent-minded professor. ( ) Einstein is the only scientist to become a cult figure. as in the phrase.EINSTEIN PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER Number these lines in the correct order. He was extremely interested in science but hated the system of learning by ( ) mistaken for Professor Einstein. and part of everyday ( ) happen when he was at school. No one could have guessed this would ( ) the most intelligent person who ever lived. ( ) entrance exams to a technical college. with a degree in Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist. He had already done many experiments. he performed his famous experiment of imagining ( ) culture. Twelve years later he was a university professor and in 1921. His name has become part of many languages when we want to say ( ) traveling alongside a beam of light. He eventually graduated from university. he won the Nobel Prize for Physics.com 7 . He once joked that when people stopped him in the street.

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EINSTEIN EINSTEIN DISCUSSION: STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B) 1.com 9 . What do you know about Einstein? 2. What did you learn from this text about Einstein? 2.FamousPeopleLessons. ___________________________________________________ 8. ___________________________________________________ 6. Would you like to have met Einstein? 3. ___________________________________________________ Copyright © www. ___________________________________________________ Copyright © www. ___________________________________________________ 7.FamousPeopleLessons. What would you like to know about Einstein and why? 4. ___________________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________________ 6. What would his answers have been to those questions? 4. What questions would you like to have asked Einstein? 3. ___________________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________________ 7.com -----------------------------------------------------------------------------EINSTEIN EINSTEIN DISCUSSION: STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A) 1. ___________________________________________________ 8.

Write down their answers. STUDENT 1 STUDENT 2 STUDENT 3 _____________ _____________ _____________ Q. Q.2. Copyright © www.FamousPeopleLessons. Q.com 10 .3. Without your partner. Do this in pairs/groups. Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.5. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. Q. interview other students. Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.4. Q.1.EINSTEIN EINSTEIN SURVEY: Write five questions about Einstein in the table.

com 11 .FamousPeopleLessons. Correct each other’s work.EINSTEIN WRITING: Write about Einstein for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Copyright © www.

Include an imaginary interview with him. 5. Ask him three questions about his life. 2. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.com 12 . EINSTEIN POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Einstein. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.EINSTEIN HOMEWORK 1. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Einstein. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Tell him how important he is in today’s world. 3. Copyright © www. Your “Einstein expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions. LETTER: Write a letter to Einstein. Give each other feedback on your articles. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Einstein.FamousPeopleLessons. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Write about what he did every day and what he thought about. Did you all find out similar things? 4.

figure j. next to 9. ruined Paragraphs 3 and 4 7. j. failed the entrance exams e. destroyed f. extremely e. mastermind 3. He went on to publish h. personality 11 replied k answered 12 absent-minded l forgetful PHRASE MATCH: 1. stop him 7. very 6. alongside h. a household i. this would happen 4. probably a. of light 8. the system of learning d. No one could have guessed c.FamousPeopleLessons. brainy c. problem 8. guessed d. predicted 5. the typical mad. setback g. who ever lived 2 He must have been pretty b. brainy 3. Copyright © www.EINSTEIN ANSWERS SYNONYM MATCH: Paragraphs 1 and 2 1. over 300 scientific papers 9. the most intelligent person a. papers i. name 10. traveling alongside a beam g. to a technical college 6. by heart 5. absent-minded professor ALL OTHER EXERCISES Look at the text on page 2. intelligent 4.com 13 . reports 10. He didn’t let this setback f. most likely 2 genius b.

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