English Listening Practice: Brief Biography of Bill Gates

Brief Biography of Bill Gates
Brief Biography of Bill Gates

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Learning English through the Brief Biography of famous people is an interesting way. Because we can explore their childhood, life, business and how they become a successful person.

We have created a video about the Brief Biography of Bill Gates to help you improve your English listening skill, besides, we will share with you the new words (phrasal verbs, academic words….) that are used in the brief.

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The mind of Bill Gates was cultivated from an ordinary family.  Born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955, William Henry Gates, III, was the middle child of an upper-middle-class family. Gates was the only son born between two sisters: Kristianne, the eldest, and Libby, the youngest.

Throughout childhood, the Gates children were urged to be ambitious and to aim beyond mediocrity.  From an early age, Gates showed signs of his motivated, competitive nature when he coordinated family athletic game nights…He also relished playing board games and excelled at Monopoly.  Gates’ self-driven temperament would serve him well in later years…

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A small portion of the purchased land is slated for office, commercial, and retail space, and an even smaller piece is set aside for public schools, leaving around 20,500 acres to be used for residential housing.  With no projected completion date, the city is still under active construction.

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New Words

  1. cultivated: a cultivated person is well educated and knows how to behave politely
  2. ordinary family: not different or special family
  3. mediocrity: the quality of being not very good
  4. self-driven temperament: someone who can do anything by themselves
  5. encyclopedia: a reference resource which provides information about many different subjects
  6. adolescence: the period of time in a person’s life when they are developing into an adult
  7. preparatory school: a private school for children over the age of eleven that prepares them to go to college
  8. blossom: to develop and become more successful
  9. thrall: strongly influenced by someone
  10. confrontational personality: behaving in a way that shows you want to have an argument or fight with someone
  11. amass: to collect a lot of something such as money
  12. exponential: increasing or growing very fast
  13. streak: a short period of good or bad luck
  14. compatible with: able to exist, live, or work successfully with something
  15. executive: someone in a high position, especially in business
  16. strikingly: attracting your interest
  17. palpable: obvious or very easily noticed
  18. inseparable: people who are inseparable have a very close relationship and spend all their time together
  19. physically: in a way that is related to your body or appearance
  20. intellectually: relating to the ability to think in an intelligent way
  21. step away: to stop being involved in something
  22. settle into: to become comfortable in a place
  23. passed along: To deliver something to an intended recipient
  24. acres : a unit for measuring area, equal to 4,047 square metres or 4,840 square yards
  25. autonomous: an autonomous machine or system is able to operate without being controlled directly by humans
  26. slated for: Scheduled or organized to happen or take place

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