• Inspiring with Inventions: Ann Makosinski
  • Katja Breitegger
  • 07.03.2021
  • Englisch
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  • Pre Listening

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    1
    What do you think is the best invention in the world?
    2
    What do these words mean?

    Englisch

    Deutsch

    inventor

    invent

    hot glue gun

    garbage

    resources

    piece something together

    inspiring

    flashlight

    attention

    genius

    tinker

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    3
    Look at these screenshots and make
    a guess: What will the video be about?
  • While Listening

    Answer the following questions with the help of the video!

    1
    Ann Makosinksi is from ...
    • the USA
    • the Philippines
    • Canada
    2
    The flashlight is so special because ...
    • it doesn't need batteries.
    • it uses energy from the sun (=solar energy).
    3
    Ann started inventing ...
    • six years ago
    • because they didn't have many toys
    • because she had so many toys.
    4
    Ann calls herself a science genius.
    • False
    • True
    5
    Ann came up with her invention ...
    • because of her boyfriend living on the Philippines who had no light to study in the evening.
    • when she saw a documentary about Filipino students who had no light to study in the evening.
    • because of a friend living on the Philippines who had no light to study in the evening.

    After Listening

    After listening to and watching the video, answer the following questions!

    1
    If you could ask Ann one question, what would it be?
    2
    What was the most interesting part of the video for you?