ENGLISH LESSONS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
People
AUDIO, ACTIVITIES AND QUIZZES INCLUDED IN EVERY LESSON

Learn about influential people of the past and present

Grace Kelly Princess - Advanced

Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 12th, 1929. Her father was Irish-American John B. Kelly Sr. and known for his Olympic gold medals for rowing, and in later years for his brickwork company. Her mother had German origins and was the first   Read more...

Jackie Kennedy First Lady - Intermediate

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born in Southampton, New York on July 28th, 1929. Her father was a wealthy stockbroker whose family had come to the United States from France. Her mother’s family came from England and Ireland. As a girl Jackie was clever but disobedient, often getting into trouble   Read more...

Thich Nhat Hanh Spiritual Leader - Intermediate

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen Master and global spiritual leader who was born in Vietnam on October 11th, 1926.  He is known today for his work as an author and poet publishing over 100 titles. As of 2018 his followers practice in dozens of centers around the world as well   Read more...

Cleopatra Pharaoh Of Egypt- Advanced

Cleopatra VII was the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt and one of the most famous women in history. Cleopatra was born into royalty around 69 BC and her tragic life eventually became the inspiration of a Shakespeare play. Her family ruled Egypt for more than 100 years and at the age of 14,   Read more...

Plato Philosophy - Advanced

Philosophy in Greek means the “love of wisdom” and that’s a pretty good place to start talking about this famous man. Plato was born around 420 BC near Athens Greece into a wealthy family and a society full of modern-day luxuries. Plato is often confused   Read more...

Amelia Earhart Pilot - Advanced

Born on July 24th, 1879 in Atchison, Kansas, USA, Amelia Earhart was a pilot, pioneer and author. During her short life, Amelia set many records and had a great many achievements despite facing a great many challenges. As a child, she liked to read books, climb trees and hunt rats with her   Read more...

Michael Jackson Singer - Beginner

Michael Jackson was born on August 29th, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was a singer, dancer and songwriter who would eventually become known in the 1980’s as the “King of Pop”, one of the most famous musicians the world has ever seen. Michael’s was one of nine children to a father   Read more...

Buddha Spiritual Leader - Beginner

Buddha’s real name was Siddhartha Gautama and he was born a prince around 400 BCE in the area now known as Nepal. His father was a king and did not want Siddhartha to experience the pain and suffering of the world. His father did not   Read more...

Frida Kahlo Artist - Advanced

Frida Kahlo’s name at birth was Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo Calderon just outside Mexico City in La Casa Azul, which mean “The Blue House” in English. She was born on July 6th 1907 but she later told people she was born in 1910, the same   Read more...

Audrey Hepburn Actress - Advanced

Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4th 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. Her father’s family was of British descent and thus, Audrey was also a British citizen attending school in England until the British declared war on Germany in 1939. Her parents had   Read more...

Bruno Mars Musician - Intermediate

Bruno Mars was born on October 8th, 1985 on the island of Honolulu, Hawaii. His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez and he grew up in a family of musicians. Bruno has five siblings and has been performing on stage since the age of three.   Read more...

Elon Musk Businessman - Intermediate

Elon Musk is the real-life Iron Man with $11.5 billion in the bank and as of 2018 operating three very important tech companies. This engineer, businessman, and inventor was born in South Africa in 1971. He loved to read and play with computers when he   Read more...

Hayao Miyazaki Animator - Advanced

Hayao Miyazaki is most well-known for his work with Ghibli Studios as a director, producer, writer and animator. Miyazaki was born on January 5th 1941 in Tokyo, Japan. His father worked for a company that built airplane parts. This exposure to airplanes influenced Hayao greatly.   Read more...