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Unit 2 Heroes. History Makers. Do you know these people? What do you know about them?. A Sun Yat-sen. B Mother Teresa. C Thomas Edison. D Martin Luther King. Dr Sun Yat-sen. led the 1911 revolution and founded the first republic of China.

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History makers

Unit 2 Heroes

History Makers

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Do you know these people?

What do you know about them?

A Sun Yat-sen

B Mother Teresa

C Thomas Edison

D Martin Luther King

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Dr Sun Yat-sen

led the 1911 revolution and founded the first republic of China

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Mother Teresa --- worked to help the poor in India

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Tomas Edison

invented the light bulb, moving picture camera and many other thing

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Martin Luther King

fought for the rights of black people in the USA

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Ex. 2: Listen to students talking about the people in the photos. Complete the Function File with these words.

agree, think, you’re right, don’t agree, in my opinion, personally

Check the answers:

(1) (5)

(2) (6)





don’t agree


In my opinion

you’re right

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3 You are going to listen to a radio programme photos. Complete the Function File with these words.

about Martin Luther King.

  • Key Words

  • experience, racism, equal, influence, struggle, victory, protest, march

  • Read the sentences below and try to guess the meaning of the key words.

    1) Mr. Wang has been teaching for 20 years. So he has much experience.

    2) Martin Luther King thought the black people and the white people are equal. He fought against racism.




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3) I didn’t want him to photos. Complete the Function File with these words.influence me in my choice. I would like to make a decision by myself.


4) We should give more help to them as they are struggling for equal rights.


7) All the workers marched down the street for higher pay.

5) We beat Japan at 2: 0 and we won the victoryat last.


6) He didn’t agree to the action. He protested it in the phone call to the president.



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Ex. 5: Listen again and decide if the sentences below are true (T) or false (F):

( ) 1. Martin Luther King was from the United States.

( ) 2. Martin’s first experience of racism was with a bus driver.

( ) 3. His first victory was to win the equal rights for the blacks to sit on buses.

( ) 4. He went to prison sixteen times for organizing protests.





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( ) 5. He organized a march to Washington in 1963. true (T) or false (F):

( ) 6.He made a famous speech there beginning with the words: “I have a dream that…”

( ) 7. He received the Nobel Prize in 1965.

( ) 8. A white man killed him in 1968.





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Pronunciation: Stress true (T) or false (F):

Ex 6 Listen to the sentences and underline the stressed words.

2. Martin like Gandhi’s ideas about peaceful protest.

3. He organized a march to Washington.

4. A white extremist killed him.

Expand your vocabulary
Expand your vocabulary true (T) or false (F):








organize- organization

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More information true (T) or false (F):

about Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great man who worked for true (T) or false (F):racial equality and civil rights in the United States of America. He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin had a brother, Alfred, and a sister, Christine. Both his father and grandfather were ministers. His mother was a school teacher who taught him how to read before he went to school.

Young Martin was an excellent student in school; he skipped grades in both elementary school and high school . He enjoyed reading books, singing, riding a bicycle, and playing football and baseball.

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Martin entered Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was only 15 years old.Martin experienced racism early in life. He decided to do to something to make the world a better and fairer place.

After graduating from college and getting married, Dr. King became a minister and moved to Alabama.

During the 1950's, Dr. King became active in the movement for civil rights and racial equality.

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He he was only 15 years old.participated in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott and many other peaceful demonstrations that protested the unfair treatment of African-Americans. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Commemorating the life of a tremendously important leader, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day each year in January, the month in which he was born.

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Speaking he was only 15 years old.



Elizabeth Blackwell

Jane Goodall

assignment he was only 15 years old.

  • Write down your views about the heroes introduced in this unit.