E-learning (1)

5. července 2016 v 11:56 |  For David
This is the 1st installment in the e-learning course


  1. Write down all verbs beginning with the letter F, you have one minute.
  2. Decide which of them are regular (R) and irregular (I), write down the Past simple and Past participle of the irregular verbs
  3. Create sentences using the verbs


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I didn't earn much money.
When I went shopping I only bought cheap things.
I never travelled by taxi, I walked everywhere.
I understood a little English.
I often read a newspaper and I watched television.
I loved London.


Read this article and answer the questions below

He was born in Ulm, in Würtemberg, Germany, on the 14th of March, 1879. His parents were Jewish. When he was six weeks old, his family moved to Munich where he grew up. As a child he had a larger head than other children and he didn't speak until he was three. later they moved to Italy and finally, in 1901, he finished his studies in Zurich in Switzerland. He couldn't find a job as a teacher and so he started working at the Patent Office. During this time he did most of his remarkable work. He became Professor Extraodrinary in 1909, Professor of Theoretical Physics in Prague in 1911 and Professor of the University of Berlin in 1914. He got the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. For political reasons he emigrated to the USA in 1933 where he took the postition of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. He was offered the Presidency of the State of Isreal after the World War II. but he refused. He married Mileva Maric in 1903 and they had a daughter and two sons. They got divorced in 1919 and in the same year he married his cousin, Elsa Löwenthal, who died in 1936.

He died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey.

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  1. Who is the article about? Albert Einstein
  2. Where did the person grow up? He grew up in Munich, Germany.
  3. Did he finish his studies in Italy? No, he didn't. He finished them in Switzerland.
  4. When did he start teaching in Prague? In 1911.
  5. How many children did he have? He had three children.
  6. Where and when did he die? He died in Princeton on 18th April 1955.

Source: POSLUŠNÁ, Lucie, John DEANE a Petr ŠPIRKO. Angličtina pro samouky a věčné začátečníky. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. ISBN 978-80-251-2799-5.

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