New vocabulary: birthplace – место рождения, родина to be associated with – ассоциироваться с… to be well known – быть известным, знаменитым to inspire – вдохновлять рoetry - поэзия novel - роман tragedy – трагедия sonnet – сонет playwright – драматург
William Shakespeare He was born in Stratford- upon – Avon, there he received an excellent classical education. Shakespeare was playwright and poet. He wrote three types of plays: comedies, tragedies and histories. He also wrote poems, sonnets and lyric poetry. He is famous for such great works as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Liar.
Charles Dickens He was born in London in He was a novelist. Dickens used his novels to identify and address many problems of the nineteenth century, such as child abuse, unfair labor practice and many others problems of childhood. Some of his most popular novels are Oliver Twist, David Copperfield.
Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling was an English novelist, short story writer and poet. He is well known for his works for children, especially the Jungle Book. Kipling was born in Bombay, India, but attended school in England. Many of Kipling s stories and novels reflect his experience in India. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907.
Charlotte Bronte The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, who wrote famous novels, lived in England, Yorkshire. A lonely childhood had influenced their imaginative power. They wrote long stories about imaginary countries, about lives of kings, dukes and princesses, love and palace intrigues. They are most famous for novel Jane Eyre.
Robert Burns Robert Burns, Scotlands national poet, was born in an old cottage at Alloway. There was 7 children in the family and Robert was the eldest. Robert began to work very early. At thirteen he was helping his father on a field and farm. He became a famer too. In his poems Burns glorified a healthy, joyous and clever peasant.
What famous British writers do you know? British writers Ch. Dickens Charlotte Bronte R. Kipling W. Shakespeare R. Burns
Complete short dialogues: e.g. : - Do you know what writer Stratford - on - Avon is associated with? - Stratford -on -Avon is associated with the name of W. Shakespeare. or - Do you know why Stratford - on - Avon is well known? - Stratford -on -Avon is well known because it is W. Shakespeares birthplace. What places in Great Britain, connected with the names of famous British writers? Who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature ? Have you ever read something by W. Shakespeare? Have you ever read something by Rudyard Kipling ?