P1, P2: Daniel Defoe was a famous English writer of the eighteenth century. He
wrote his world famous novel “The life and Strange Surprising Adventures of
Robinson Crusoe” when he was nearly 60 years old.
The story of Robinson Crusoe was based on the real adventures of a sailor called
Alexander Selkirk, who had lived alone for four years on a desert island. The book,
however, also contains a lot of incidents from the author’s imagination.
When the book was published in 1719, it immediately became popular. Defoe
made his story so realistic that everyone believed it.
Defoe didn’t write his book for children. But every child now knows “Robinson
Crusoe’, how he learned to catch goats and to make pots, how he made an umbrella
and had hundreds of adventures.
Daniel Defoe wrote many books, but for “Robinson Crusoe” he is called “the
father of English prose”
T: Decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F):
1. D.Defoe wrote his novels in the 19
2. D.Defoe wrote his novel about R.Crusoe when he was 30.
3. The story of R.Crusoe is the author’s imagination.
4. The novel wasn’t popular in the 18
century, it became popular later.
5. D.Defoe didn’t write his books for children.
6. D.Defoe is called “the father of English prose” for “Robinson Crusoe”.
Keys: 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F, 6T.
P3: Charlie Chaplin was an English actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He became
famous when there was no sound in films. The famous actor was born in a poor
family. He didn’t have a father and his mother worked very hard. So Chaplin