Fun Facts about Thomas Edison (B2)

Short listening activity about the great inventor, Thomas Edison - ESOL level (B1/2)

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Mystery Inventor

Language Level: CEF B1   Skills: Listening/Vocabulary 


Can you guess the name of this famous inventor? 

1. He was born in 1847 and died in 1931.

2. His middle name was Alva.

3. He grew up Ohio but worked in New York.

4. He saved a boy from an oncoming train. The boy's father then trained him to be a telegraph operator.

5. You use his inventions every day.

 Watch this short presentation

From the Fred & Rita (see below) & True Stories teaching packs

2.50 5.99

ESOL resources to help develop English language skills. Short reading & listening materials with accompanying activities.

Aimed at teenagers & young adults but suitable for all ages.

Skills Practice: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking & Use of English

Resources: presentations, reading & worksheets, quizzes, teaching notes & extension materials.

Sample Materials

Language Level: Intermediate/Upper Intermediate:  CEFr B1/B2

Exam LevelPreliminary (PET)PET for Schools - Preliminary English Test (B1) First (FCE) B2

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