are going to read a story about a famous Australian. When you finish reading, answer these questions.
What field was Bradman famous in - sport, film,
TV, music, science? 2.
When was he famous? 3. Why was Bradman a hero? 4. What did little boys do? 5.
What did he win?
Bradman is a famous Australian. He was a cricketer
who played for Australia from 1928 to 1948.
was loved by Australians because he brought hope at
time of great economic difficulty. There was a Depression
in Australia and in much of the world in the late
1920s and early 1930s. Many people were out of work.
Families had no money. The future did not look good.
looked for heroes. Don Bradman scored more runs in
cricket than any other player. He scored them in record
time. Don Bradman became an Australian hero. Little
boys all started playing cricket. They wanted to be
just like Don Bradman. The English cricket team developed
strategies to try to stop Bradman scoring runs. Bradman
became a legend. He won many international games for
Australia. He provided entertainment and hope at a
time when Australians needed it. Bradman died in 2001.
Today there are songs about him.
Look at the structure of the writing. paragraph 1 - who the person is and what they do
paragraph 2 - background
paragraph 3 - why they are a hero
2.Look at the use of tense.
The story is about someone who is no longer alive. Most
of it is written in the past simple tense (was a cricketer,
brought hope, scored, became ...).
person was still alive and was still performing now, how
would the tenses be different?
Some of it would be in the simple past, some of it may be
in the present perfect and some of it may be in the present
at the tenses used here:
Brad Pitt is an American actor. (simple
He has starred in movies like Troy
and Seven Years in Tibet. (present perfect)
His current movie isOcean's Twelve.
He has recently split up
from his wife, Jennifer Aniston. (present perfect)
His next movie will beMr and Mrs Smith.
Now think about a famous person in your country. Why do they do (or what did
they do)? Why are they famous? What is the background? Why
are they popular?
about a famous person from your country.
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