Famous People

1. Warming up. Look at the pictures and try to guess the topic of our discussion. (teacher shows the pictures of famous people one by one).

2.Questions for discussion (the whole group)

1.Who are famous people to you mind?

2.What makes people famous?

3.What are the differences between a famous person and an ordinary person?

4.Tell about one internationally famous person in your country.

5.Is there any difference between a famous person and a great person?

6.Do you think celebrities have right to keep their family and personal lives private?

7.If you could be a famous film star, pop star, painter, writer, sports star or political leader, which could you choose to be and why?

3.Work in threes

Make a list of 5 people that to your mind change the history of the world. Give your arguments.

4. Discuss in pairs and than share with the group.

What person alive today will be the greatest icon in 100 years time?

If you had an opportunity to spend time with a world’s legend, who it would be? Why?

5. Who am I? (a teacher sticks a piece of paper with a name of famous person. The student should ask Yes/ no questions and guess who he is.)

6. Explain to your group. Students are divided into two teams. They come up to the board one by one and have to explain the person (written on a paper) that a teacher shows to him to the team. There is time limitation. The team that guesses the most names wins.

  • Bill Gates
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Sviatoslav Vakarchuk
  • Hans Christian Andersen (Danish writer)
  • Ivan Franko
  • Andrii Shevchenko
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Alexander the Great
  • Tutankhamun
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Marie Curie
  • Mykola Amosov
  • Steve Jobs
  • Brad Pitt
  • Princess Diana
  • Elvis Presley
  • Ruslana

Role playing

1.British royal family.

Harry decides to get married. Every family member wants to give a piece of advice.

Role A (The Queen) She is very clever and experienced woman. But Her Majesty doesn’t like the choice of her grandson.

Role B (Charles Prince of Wales) He supports his son but is afraid to go against his mother’s will. He doesn’t want to lose his priority to the throne.

Role C (William Duke of Cambridge) Heabsolutely takes his brother’s side and advises him never give up if he loves the girl.

Role D (Kate Duchess of Cambridge) She is a very sympathetic and sensitive woman. She reminds her “love story” and difficulties that they have overcame together with William.

Role E (Harry) Proves that his brideis the best.

Role F (A bride) She is an ordinary girl who does her best to introduce herself to the Royal Family and to please the Queen.

Prince Harry trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and went on to become a lieutenant in the Army, serving as a helicopter pilot. He has been a Counsellor of State since his 21st birthday, standing in for the Queen on official duties. During his 10 years in the Armed Forces, Capt Wales, as he became known, saw active service in Afghanistan twice, in 2012 to 2013 as an Apache helicopter co-pilot and gunner. He left the Army in 2015 and now focuses on charitable work, including conservation in Africa and organising the Invictus Games for injured members of the armed forces.

2. Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth’s first meeting.

Role A (Queen) asks everything about Kate’slife and family in order to get to know if she is a good person for William to get merried.

Role B (Kate)

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born in Reading, United Kingdom. She is the oldest of three children with a younger sister, Philippa ("Pippa") Charlotte and a younger brother, James William. Her mother Carole worked as a flight attendant while her father Michael worked as a flight dispatcher, both for the British Airways. They founded Party Pieces, a successful mail order company that sells party supplies and decorations in 1987. Catherine and her family moved to Amman in Jordan in 1984 where her father worked for the British Airways for two and a half years. Catherine and her sister, Philippa, attended a nursery school in Jordan. In 1986, Catherine and her family returned to their home in West Berkshire, United Kingdom, where she started St. Andrew's School in Pangbourne and remained there until 1995. She also took part in sporty activities such as tennis, hockey, netball and athletics.
At the age of 18, Catherine undertook a gap year, where she studied at the British Institute in Florence, Italy and participated in a Raleigh International programme in Chile. In 2001, Catherine enrolled at the University of Saint Andrews in Fife, Scotland and graduated in 2005 with a degree in History of Art. During her time at university, she continued her interest in sport by playing hockey for the university team. It was also at university where Catherine met her future husband, Prince William of Wales.

3. American family is going to have a rest, but they haven’t decided where to go yet. Everyone insists on visiting his/her place.

Role A (President Donald Trump) wants to visit Kyiv.

Role B (Melania Trump) wants to visit Paris.

Roles C (son) wants to visit Disneyland Park.

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