This book is Level 2 in the Amazing People Readers series. Level 2 is equivalent to CEF level A2-B1. Each book includes a free CD with a full recording of each story.
Galileo who wanted to show that the earth went around the sun
René Descartes, the Frenchman who famously said ‘I think, therefore I am'
Sir Isaac Newton who proved how gravity works
Carl Friedrich Gauss, ‘the Prince of Mathematicians'
Charles Babbage who invented computers
Ada Lovelace who wrote the first computer program
Word count: 8,351 / Headword count: 790
About the Amazing People series:
A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen.
Each book contains five or six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure.
After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research.
PLUS: visit www.collinselt.com/readers for videos, teacher resources and self-study materials.