What A Life! is an exciting introduction to some of history's most amazing people. Did you know that... William Shakespeare earned almost no money from his writing?... Leonard da Vinci wrote backwards in his notebooks so that nobody could read them?... Eva Peron's body was missing for 16 years?... Pablo Picassos never threw anything away, not even empty cereal boxes?... Agatha Christie wrote a book that actually saved someone's life? These and other fascinating biographical facts can be found in What A Life!
This new three-book series takes a fresh approach to making reading both pleasurable and motivating! High-interest biographies focus on less-known facts about famous figures, rather than the chronology of events typical of most biographies.
The What A Life! Series Subjects range from historical and political figures to athletes, artists, entertainers, and humanitarians, including: Marie Curie, Eva Peron, Muhammad Ali, Leonardo da Vinci, Alfred Nobel, Maria
Key Benefit: What A Life! takes a truly fresh approach to making reading pleasurable and motivating. ESL students develop reading skills such as skimming and scanning, learn new vocabulary and enjoy reading about the lives of some of them most inspiration figures of all time. Key Topics: The biographies match all interest and cover subjects as diverse as history, politics, art and entertainment, athletics, and humanities. Some famous figures include Billie Holiday, Muhammad Ali, Gandhi, Princess Diana, and Shakespeare. Market: the first book in the series is for beginning ESL students.
- Pre-reading questions and activities.
- Vocabulary exercises'definition and usage.
- Main-Idea and reading-skills exercises.
- Questions on detail and inference.
- Discussion, comprehension, and writing activities
- Answer to exercises at the end of the book.
- Students and teachers can use their own knowledge to enhance and expand each reading.
Unit 1 William Shakespeare Writer
Unit 2 Louis XIV Royalty
Unit 3 Florence Nightingale Nurse
Unit 4 Emily Dickinson Poet
Unit 5 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Unit 6 Marie Curie Scientist
Unit 7 Madam C.J. Walker Entrepreneur
Unit 8 Albert Einstein Scientist
Unit 9 Pablo Picasso Artist
Unit 10 Jean Paul Getty Oil Executive
Unit 11 Oseola McCarty Philanthropist
Unit 12 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Athlete
Unit 13 Minoru Yamasaki Architect
Unit 14 Aiko Morita Entrepreneur
Unit 15 Maria Callas Opera Singer
Unit 16 César Chávez Activist
Unit 17 Anne Frank Diarist
Unit 18 Roberto Clemente Baseball Player
Unit 19 Jane Goodall Scientist
Unit 20 Pelé Soccer Player
Unit 21 Muhammad Ali Boxer
Unit 22 Anita Roddick Entrepreneur
Unit 23 Maya Lin Architect
Unit 24 Princess Diana Royalty
Unit 25 Wang Yani Artist
Milada Broukal has taught ESL/EFL for 25 years, in the U.S.A., Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to Pearson Education's All about the USA series, she has written over 20 ESL texts in the areas of reading, writing, idioms, and TOEFL.