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Thomas Edison

In his lifetime, Edison took out over 1,000 patents. How did he do it all? He slept only four hours a night. In this lesson, students read a short biography of the inventor of the light bulb. They review new vocabulary and discuss other important inventions.

Vocabulary
  • invent
  • former
  • hire
  • partner
  • improve
  • wealthy
  • contribute
  • patent
  • a grew deal of
  • preserve
PDF Content
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)