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Robin Williams

Famous People

Int – High Int

Students read a short biography about the world-famous American comedian, Robin Williams. They learn new vocabulary and expressions related to laughter. This lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions.

This lesson includes sensitive content about mental health and suicide. Teacher discretion is advised.

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Vocabulary
  • sitcom
  • impersonation
  • stand-up show
  • in stitches
  • prestigious
  • spin-off
  • ad-lib
  • gig
  • lift one’s spirits
  • pay a visit
  • substance abuse
  • depression
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(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Guessing Game(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion (Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)