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Louis Braille (1) _______________the son of a French leather worker. He (2)


_______________ blind at the age of three when he (3) _______________ in his
fathers workroom. But Louis was very clever. He (4) _______________ to be a
musician, so he (5) _______________ to play the cello, and at the age of ten he
(6) _______________ a scholarship to the National Institute for Blind Children in
Paris. He (7) _______________ play the cello, but he (8) _______________ read
or write. In 1819 a French soldier, Charles Barbier, (9) _______________ night
writing. He (10) _______________ (use) special dots on paper so that soldiers
_______________ read at night. Louis Braille (12) _______________ the
importance of this invention for blind people and when he was fifteen, he (13) _______________ to
develop it. In 1829 he (14) _______________ to use it at the Institute. By 1932 Braille was in use all over
the world, but Louis (15) _______________ in 1852 and he never (16) _______________ of the
importance of his invention.
EXERCISE 1
Read the text and put the verbs into the Past Simple:
EXERCISE 2
Correct these sentences about Louis Braille:
1. Louis Braille was American.
2. He wanted to be an artist.
3. His father was a teacher.
4. He went blind when he was six.
5. He learned to play the piano.
6. He won a scholarship to the Institute of Music.
7. He invented night writing.
8. He died when he was fifty-three.
EXERCISE 3
Make questions in the past tense:
1. He went blind at the age of three.

2. He fell in his father` s workroom


3. He wanted to be a musician.
4. He learned to play the cello.
5. He won a scholarship.
6. Barbier invented the writing in 1819.
7. Braille understood the importance of the invention.
8. In 1829 Braille started to use the new invention.
9. Louis died in 1852.
10. He used special dots on paper.

1. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE VERBS IN


THE BOX. USE THE PRESENT SIMPLE AND THE PAST SIMPLE.
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Example: William Shakespeare _____________ born in Stratford on the 23 th
April 1564.
1) He __________________ on the same day, 23th April, fifty-two years later.
2) Over 500,000 tourists ___________________ Stratford every year.
3) Shakespeare _____________________ in Stratford all his life. He
__________________ to London in 1585.
4) In London, he ____________________ as an actor and he
____________________ plays.
5) People __________________ Shakespeares plays and he _________________ a rich man.
6) Shakespeares plays ______________________ still very popular today.

2. COMPLETE THE TEXT WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE VERBS. USE THE PAST SIMPLE OR THE PAST
CONTINUOUS.

The first Globe Theatre ______________ (burn) to the ground in 1613. Actors

1.

__________________ (perform) the play Henry VII at the time. They

2.

_____________________ (use) a real cannon on the stage when suddenly a fire

3.

_____________________ (start) in the roof. The fire

4.

___________________

(move) quickly through the wooden building and

5.

___________________ (destroy) it completely. A year

later they 6. _________________ (open) the Globe theatre again.


3. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE VERBS. USE THE PRESENT
PERFECT.
Example: The students are excited because they _______________ (not be) to the theatre before.
1) _____________________ (you / see) the film of Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio?
2) Shakespeares plays _______________________ (be) popular for centuries.
3) She _______________________ (work) in the theatre, but she _________________________ (not
appear) in any films.
4) We _________________________ (just study) some of Shakespeares poetry; its difficult to
understand because English ______________________ (change) a lot since the 16th century.
5) How long ____________________________ (he / know) the drama teacher?
4. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT RELATIVE PRONOUN, WHO, WHERE OR
WHICH.
Example: The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet is the part
__________________ people know best.
1) Verona is the city in Italy _________________ Romeo and Juliet
lived.
2) Friar Lawrence is the character ___________________ helped
Romeo and Juliet to marry secretly.
3) Were studying Love de Vega, ___________________ lived at the
same time as Shakespeare.
4) A sonnet is a poem _________________ has fourteen lines with ten syllables in each line.
5) The gallery in the Globe theatre is the place _________________ the rich people sat.