B1/B2 Speaking Activity 1 

Directions: Name the inventor and explain what you know about that person and his/her invention 

#1 Who is this? What did he invent?                    #2 Who is this and what did he invent? 

#3 Who is this? What did he invent?                  #4 Who is this?                                                  #5 Who is this? 

Answer Key: 

1. Benjamin Franklin - Bifocal lenses, the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, the glass Harmonica and even urinary catheters were all invented by Benjamin Franklin

https://www.fi.edu/benjamin-franklin/inventions

2. Thomas Edison - The phonograph, Motion Picture, the light bulb 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison

3. Bill Gates - Microsoft (Windows)

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates

4. Elon Musk - Tesla (Electric Cars) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk

5. Jack Ma - Alibaba (Online Retailer) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ma

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