• Astonish – to surprise someone very much.
E.g. Beth astonished her by refusing to help.
V. Listening to the text “Famous people of Canada”
Canada is one of the laregest countries in the world. It’s population over 27
million people. Area 9,976,185 km. The capital is Ottawa. The head of the country
is the British Queen. There are a lot of famous people which known all over the
Alexander Graham Bell , he is a inventor.Since he was born and raised in
Scotland and didn’t move to Canada until he was in his twenties (along with the
fact that he became a naturalized American citizen in 1882), he’s not technically a
Canadian, but since he first began working on the telephone while living in Canada
and lived there-on and off-until his death in 1922. Pierre Trudeau .
He is a PoliticiaThis man somehow managed to hold onto the post of
Prime Minister for an astonishing fifteen years, longer than any Prime Minister
before or since.Something of an intellectual, he was both praised and vilified
during his tenure. James Cameron. He is a director. When the average person is
asked to name the most famous directors, three names are usually mentioned:
Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Canadian-born James Cameron, director of
the blockbusters Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, and the two top-grossing movies
ever, Titanic and Avatar. Not bad for a college dropout and one-time truck driver
who basically taught himself cinematography Though he has lived in the United
States since 1971and somewhat cavalier when it comes to ensuring safe working
conditions for his cast and crew.Wayne Gretzky , Athlete. He only holds forty
regular-season records, fifteen playoff records, and six All-Star records, was the
leading point-scorer in NHL history, as well as being the only NHL player to total
over 200 points in one season–a feat he accomplished four times–and to tally over
100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. Other than that, he
didn’t do much.
Answer to these questions:
1.What text is about?
2.What famous people’s name have you heard from the text?
3. Who are they?
Find the right answer:
1. This famous people relocated to Los Angeles to pursue comedy? – J. Carrey
2. This person recorded her first English album? – C. Dion