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  • 1. What do you know about William Shakespeare?OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 2. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When _____ he born?2) How many plays _____ he write?3) Who _____ his wife?4) How many children _____ he have?5) What _____ his nickname?6) When _____ he die?OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 3. What do you know about William Shakespeare?William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely known as the greatest writer inthe English language. He is often called the ‘Bard of Avon’. In total, Shakespeare wrote about 38plays and 154 sonnets. He probably wrote more plays and sonnets but today we only know ofthese.Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. When he was 18 he married AnneHathaway and they had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. He moved to London aged19, without his family, and began a successful career as an actor, writer, poet and owner oftheatrical company.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays werecomedies and histories and his later plays were tragedies. Historians believe his work becamemore serious when his son Hamnet died aged 11 in 1596.After Shakespeare celebrated his 49th birthday he retired from theatre and returned to hishometown. He died three years later in 1616. In his will, Shakespeare left his house and land tohis eldest daughter, Susanna. Strangely, he only left his wife his second-best bed. Historianswonder and often argue what he meant by this. This is one of the many mysteries in his life thatare still argued today by historians and scholars. Other questions include . . .Did he write all of his plays or was he helped by others?Why didn’t he take his family to London?Where did his love for theatre and acting come from?. . . . . Do you have any questions of you own?OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 4. What do you know about William Shakespeare?William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely known as the greatest writer inthe English language. He is often called the ‘Bard of Avon’. In total, Shakespeare wrote about 38plays and 154 sonnets. He probably wrote more plays and sonnets but today we only know ofthese.Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. When he was 18 he married AnneHathaway and they had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. He moved to London aged19, without his family, and began a successful career as an actor, writer, poet and owner oftheatrical company.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays werecomedies and histories and his later plays were tragedies. Historians believe his work becamemore serious when his son Hamnet died aged 11 in 1596.After Shakespeare celebrated his 49th birthday he retired from theatre and returned to hishometown. He died three years later in 1616. In his will, Shakespeare left his house and land tohis eldest daughter, Susanna. Strangely, he only left his wife his second-best bed. Historianswonder and often argue what he meant by this. This is one of the many mysteries in his life thatare still argued today by historians and scholars. Other questions include . . .Did he write all of his plays or was he helped by others?Why didn’t he take his family to London?Where did his love for theatre and acting come from?. . . . . Do you have any questions of you own?OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous livesHighlight the verbsin the past
  • 5. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When was he born? He was born in 15642) How many plays did he write? He wrote about 38 plays3) Who was his wife? His wife was called Anne Hathaway4) How many children did he have? He had three children5) What was his nickname? His nickname was the Bard of Avon6) When did he die? He died in 1616OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 6. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When was he born? He was born in 15642) How many plays did he write? He wrote about 38 plays3) Who was his wife? His wife was called Anne Hathaway4) How many children did he have? He had three children5) What was his nickname? His nickname was the Bard of Avon6) When did he die? He died in 1616OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 7. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When was he born? He was born in 15642) How many plays did he write? He wrote about 38 plays3) Who was his wife? His wife was called Anne Hathaway4) How many children did he have? He had three children5) What was his nickname? His nickname was the Bard of Avon6) When did he die? He died in 1616OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 8. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When was he born? He was born in 15642) How many plays did he write? He wrote about 38 plays3) Who was his wife? His wife was called Anne Hathaway4) How many children did he have? He had three children5) What was his nickname? His nickname was the Bard of Avon6) When did he die? He died in 1616OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 9. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When was he born? He was born in 15642) How many plays did he write? He wrote about 38 plays3) Who was his wife? His wife was called Anne Hathaway4) How many children did he have? He had three children5) What was his nickname? His nickname was the Bard of Avon6) When did he die? He died in 1616OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 10. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When was he born? He was born in 15642) How many plays did he write? He wrote about 38 plays3) Who was his wife? His wife was called Anne Hathaway4) How many children did he have? He had three children5) What was his nickname? His nickname was the Bard of Avon6) When did he die? He died in 1616OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 11. What do you know about William Shakespeare?Complete the questions on his life1) When was he born? He was born in 15642) How many plays did he write? He wrote about 38 plays3) Who was his wife? His wife was called Anne Hathaway4) How many children did he have? He had three children5) What was his nickname? His nickname was the Bard of Avon6) When did he die? He died in 1616OnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives
  • 12. Now tell your teacher about a famous person’s lifeInclude . . . .When the person was bornWhat the person was famous forWhy you chose this personOnlineSchoolEnglishGRAMMAR Past simple VOCABULARY Famous lives