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Albert Einstein


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  • 1. Albert Einstein
  • 2.
    • What did Einstein’s father do for a living?
    • What was his uncle’s (Jacob) specialty?
  • 3.
    • He was both an accountant and a businessman.
    • He was an inventor who created electrical equipment.
  • 4.
    • What troubled Einstein’s parents a lot when he was a child?
    • What was Einstein’s first utterance?
  • 5.
    • He did not speak.
    • “The soup is too hot.”
  • 6. Grammar
    • Present participle: Using Participial Phrases to Connect Ideas
  • 7.
    • Did Einstein explain why he had not spoken?
    • Did Einstein enjoy playing toys?
  • 8.
    • He replied: “Because up to now, everything was in order.”
    • Like many children, he took toys seriously.
  • 9. Grammar
    • He did not like to play with other children.
    • Nor did he like to play with other children.
  • 10.
    • Did he still remain shy when he grew to be an adult?
    • How did he deal with questions?
    • Did anybody help him answer questions?
  • 11.
    • Not really. He would be active if he wanted to know the answers to questions.
    • If he got a question, he would talk to someone for help.
    • He was fortunate to receive help from his parents and uncle.
  • 12. Grammar
    • Typical of these (questions) were questions about gravity.
    • Questions about gravity were typical of these .
  • 13.
    • What happened to Einstein when he fell sick at the age of five?
  • 14.
    • Given a magnetic compass as a present by his father, Einstein was curious about it.
  • 15.
    • Did Einstein love to go to school? Why? Or why not?
    • Do you think he was the best hope of the teachers at that time?
  • 16.
    • He did not like the way the teachers used in teaching: memorizing and repeating.
    • The teachers did not think he would excel in every subject.
  • 17.
    • In addition to science and mathematics, what appealed to Einstein? Why was he attracted?
    • Do you think Einstein could play music well with other people?
  • 18.
    • He found he loved sailing and music. He thought sailing was an easy sport because it requires little energy. He learned to play the violin because of his mother’s encouragement.
    • When Einstein played music, he had difficulty staying in time with the other player because he couldn’t count beats.
  • 19.
    • What was another turning point in Einstein’s education?
  • 20.
    • He received help from a young medical student name Max Talmey. Provided with many books on mathematics and science, he learned more and eventually knew much more than Max.
  • 21.
    • When did he start to take an interest in light and gravity?
  • 22.
    • By the time he was sixteen.