Biography

Biography

A biography is a text about a real person.

An autobiography is a text that someone has written about themselves. A biography is often written about well-known people, such as writers, singers, athletes etc.

1. Starts with a short introduction of the person: name and profession.

2. First paragraph: facts about the childhood and family of the person.

3. Next paragraph: what the person is known for.

4. More paragraphs: some other interesting facts about that person. Something important, exciting, dramatic that happened to him or her.

5. Ending: what the person does now, did after their career or will do in the future.

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Read this biography about the world renowned singer and dancer, Michael Jackson.

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Write a biography about an actor, an actress or a singer.

Suggestions: a member of a famous band, one of the actors or actresses in the Harry Potter films, the latest winner of Idol, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Jaden Smith, Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson.

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Read about the Australian tennis player, Evonne Goolagong.

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Write a biography about a famous athlete.

Suggestions: a dancer, a skater, a snowboarder like Shaun White, a famous football player, a very good swimmer like Allison Schmitt, a good alpinist, a fast runner, or a cross-country skier like Marit Bjørgen, Therese Johaug or Petter Northug.

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Read this biography about the author Tolkien and his fantastic works.

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Write a biography about an author that you really like. For example, choose the author of your favourite book, or the last really good book you read. Some suggestions are J.K Rowling, Bill Pullman, C.S. Lewis, Jon Ewo, William Shakespeare, Stephenie Meyer, Daniel Handler or Yann Martel.

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