We are here to READ
biographies of inventors, an
and TALK about
Deadalus and Icarus and
and LISTEN TO
the myth of Deadalus and
a biography and a poem
and LEARN about
the technology of aeroplanes
A. Do you remember the story of Daedalus and Icarus? Put the pictures A-F in the right order. Write 1-6 in the boxes.
A. Jim and Mary received an e-mail message from their pen friends Joan and Joe from London, UK. Read the e-mail and answer the following questions:
1. What did Joan and Joe see in the Fleet Air Museum?
2. Did they enjoy the visit?
3. What did they learn?
4. What else did they send Jim and Mary?
5. Is there a similar museum in Greece? Organise a visit with your class.
Dear Jim and Mary,
Yesterday, our class visited the Fleet Arm Museum outside London near Yeovilton. We saw over 40 historic planes there and we heard a lot about the history of planes and the Wright brothers, the first fliers. We also saw modern aeroplanes and then we flew on a helicopter in a simulator! It was exciting! We learnt about the four forces of flight, too.
Open the attached files: These are the worksheets we worked on in the museum. Do you want to try them, too?
Joan and Joe
The Wright Brothers
Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first aeroplane in the United States of America in 1903. The Wright brothers thought of the flight when one day their father returned from a trip and surprised the boys with a small toy. ...................... (1) The boys admired the toy very much and they said that they wanted to fly. While the boys were growing up, they were always repairing and fixing things. ...................... (2) and sold them to classmates.
Later, ...................... (3) and repaired bicycles. They used the money from the bicycle shop for their first flight experiments. The historic flight lasted for just 12 seconds and covered about 120 feet. This changed the world forever.
C. Attached File: (Worksheet 2)
Can you label the missing parts of the aeroplane?
A.TALKING ABOUT THE PAST TIME
1. Complete the sentences in the Grammar Boxes:
The Wright Brothers invented the first plane in 1903.
We saw historic planes and we heard about the first flyers, the Wright brothers.
We _______________ the Fleet Arm Museum, we _______________ modern aeroplanes
and then we _______________ on a helicopter, in a simulator.
While the boys were growing up,
While Mary _______________
2. Now underline the correct tense to form the rule:
a. We use the Past Simple / Continuous Tense for actions that continued for some time in the past.
b. We use the Past Simple / Continuous Tense for a series of actions that took place at a certain time in the past.
A. ROLE PLAY: TALKING ABOUT ICARUS
B. Jim is telling you the story of the Wright Brothers. He doesn't remember it well and makes a few mistakes. Correct him.