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Unit 12 Fact and fantasy Jules Verne : The father of science fiction
Picture 1: The first electric railway was built by the German Werner von Siemens in 1879.
Picture 2: The electric light bulb was invented in 1879 by Thomas Edison in the United States.
Picture 3: in 1769 James Watt built a steam-powered boat.
When was electricity discovered? in 1600 by Gilbert.
Do you know the scientist and the application of electricity : year scientist invention
year scientist 1844 – Morse: invention the radio 1876 – Bell: the electric battery 1821 – Faraday: the electric motor 1752 - Franklin: the telegraph 1904 – Tesla: the television 1928 – Farnsworth: the lightening rod 1800 – Volta: the telephone
Layers beneath the earth’s surface
READING JULES VERNE: THE FATHER OF SCIENCE FICTION
Round the Moon From the earth to the moon 80 Days around the Earth
Can you answer: 1. Is he the first person who wrote sci-fi? 2. Why is he the father of sci-fi?
Can you guess 1 Jule Vern’s major? 2 the year he lived in? 3 Did readers in his year love his story?
Jules Verne Born in: 1828 Died in: 1905 Nationality: French Interested in: botany and applied science Remembered as: the father of science fiction Famous novel: 20000 leagues under the sea Journey to the center of the earth
20, 000 Leagues under the Sea 1. Why do Dr Aronnax and his followers set out to find the monster? 2. What does the monster turn out to be? 3. . What does Nautilus look like? precious furniture ; huge glass windows protected with thick iron plates electricity is used for light, heating, power, etc.
Ships are disappearing An extraordinary ship Set out to find the monster submarine Precious furniture Huge glass windows Protected with thick iron plates Electricity is used for light, heating , power , etc. All that is need for life comes from the ocean
All my career is inspired by Jules Verne —— Simon Lake
List what the two men do in the adventure of going to the centre of the earth. • • • Travel to Iceland Through a chimney in a dead volcano Through a narrow passage Through layers of coal and marble Reach a huge lake or underground ocean Through forests of mushrooms and plants Cross the sea in a raft Drawn into a fast stream Shot out of a volcano in southern Italy
Think and explain • Why would there be a huge underground ocean? • Why do the characters find plants and animals that lived on the earth millions of years ago? • Why would there be a boiling river inside the earth?
Post-reading 1. What do your think of the character of Captain Nemo? Captain Nemo is the kind of person of whom it is difficult to say whether you like him or not. You may think he is hard and cruel, but he also has a soft and gentle side.
Do you think it is science fiction?
What has come true • • Submarine Helicopters modern weapons New broadcasting • movies with sound, • television • rockets “A Day in the Life of an American Journalist in 2890”
scientific development is predicted, often based on present-day results that seem to make such developments possible in the future.