What Makes People Great?

A research and reflection on famous people.

1. Do you have idles? Who is your idle? 2. How will you describe your idles? Awesome? Famous? or great? 3. Which word is more powerful to you? Awesome? Famous? or great?

• What does ‘great’ mean exactly? • What is the difference between ordinary
people and great ones?


• What makes people great? • What makes ordinary people great? Or, what makes a famous person great?

What is what?

we can explore this word in another way. .Perhaps.

A Brainstorm! .

you lose and fail. I’ll show you a picture of a celebrity. 3. .How to play this brainstorm? 1. Don’t think! If you think. Cry out the first thing that pops into your mind as fast and aloud as you can. 2.

Sample: .

Ready? Go! .


whom can be respected and remembered by us? .What makes people great? What does it take to make people great? Let’s look at these things: What features can make great people.

California. who was born in Beijing in 1979. . the top Hollywood actress in current. 1975. the U.#1 Beauty? Angelina Jolie. Los Angeles. was born in June 4. She has been at the top of some lists of great people.S. She has starred in many movies that have been worldwide hits and has won a string of awards. Is it because of her beauty? It is said that the most beautiful Chinese woman is Ziyi Zhang.

what has beauty brought to her? Wait. From a cashier works in Carrefour. from nobody to somebody." ‘Sister Feng’. An international survey ranked her as the "most admired person of the 20th Century.#1 Beauty? Mother Teresa was born in Albania in 1910. and died in 1997. the name got popular on the internet for quite a while. is she beautiful? .

#1 Beauty? Beautiful? Famous? Great? .

What makes people great? What does it take to make people great? X .

1955. He plays basketball for the China national team and for the Houston Rockets in America.29 metres. ‘Time’ magazine voted Gates as one of the biggest influences of the 20th Century. Yao has been China’s richest celebrity for over five years. Scientists named the Bill Gates flower fly after him. Yao Ming is probably China’s most famous sports star. measuring 2. . He is one of the world's richest people and perhaps the most successful businessman ever. He is currently the tallest player in the NBA.#2 Wealth? Bill Gates was born on October 28.

How rich can a priest be? You tell me! Brother Sharp was a beggar hanging around the Central Business District of Ningbo. King was a priest. The day is now a national holiday in the USA.#2 Wealth? Dr. His efforts to end racial discrimination earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He suddenly became extremely popular on the Internet. Martin Luther King Jr. . He was named the "Prince of Beggars" and "Brother Sharp" by netizens and became a hot target pursued by many online media groups. was the most important leader of the American civil rights movement. He was assassinated on March 29. 1968.

#2 wealth? Wealthy? Famous? Great? .

What makes people great? What does it take to make people great? X X .

. He died in 2009 at the age of 50.#3 Position? Michael Joseph Jackson was born in 1958.

#3 Position? .

#3 position? Any conclusions? Position? Famous? Great? .

What makes people great? What does it take to make people great? X X X .

She was also a magnificent humanitarian. Hepburn was born in 1929. and continues to be so today. . She also became a fashion and cultural icon." Audrey Hepburn was an award-winning actress.. and died in 1993 but remains a much-loved legend. she served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for several decades. you'll find one at the end of your arm . if you ever need a helping hand. One for helping yourself.. and was considered to be the third greatest actress of all time. the other for helping others."Remember. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.

In addition to acting awards. She has effectively used her stardom to highlight world problems. she began work with the U. When she was 31. She donates one-third of her income to charity. High Commissioner for Refugees in Sierra Leone in 2001. the year she became a goodwill ambassador. disaster victims.N.” Angelina Jolie helps refugees.“We cannot close ourselves off…and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering. She became the first winner of the UN’s Citizen of the World Award. and orphans. and her three children adopted. she has received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. .

she looked after the poor. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. After she died. the Pope started the process that might one day make her a saint! . At the time of her death. She was an international symbol of charity. orphaned. her organization was operating in 123 countries.Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. sick. and dying. Mother Teresa began the humanitarian work in 1950 and for over forty years. visiting many countries to help poor children. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act. Melinda. He now spends his time with his wife. Bill Gates had a vision that computers could change everyone’s life. Gates stepped left the position of Microsoft CEO in June 2008. He helped make this vision come true and developed many products that are now part of modern life. focusing on their charitable foundation. . They provide funds for global problems that are ignored by governments and other organizations.


If you agree that they are great people in the world. can you tell what makes them great? Or what makes you think so? .

From our discussion. and to the world. It’s about what’s inside you and what you can give. . or position. wealth. I can see that the feature that is most important in making a person great is not beauty. The inside is what can make people great. to contribute to the people.

the person you consider great did something unexpectedly disgusting. Would you still think that he/she is great? • Is it possible for a nobody to be a great person? . talking rudely and spitting on the street.• Is a great person perfect? • Suppose that someday. such as picking their nose in public.

• The End .

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