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1. Form a group
- Work in groups of 4 to 5.
2. Read a sample biography
- Read the biography of Yip Wing Sze 
   - Each one read a part of the story 
   - Answer the questions one by one
- Finish the comprehension questions
- Complete the mind map of Yip Wing Sze
3. What is a biography
   - Rearrange the story of ‘A successful computer animator
4. Select a famous Chinese athlete
- Liu Xiang: a Chinese hurdle athlete

- Yau Ming: a basketball player 
- Lee Lai Shan: won a gold medal for Hong Kong 
- Ko Lai Chak: a famous table tennis player
5. Find the basic information
- Each group member read a piece of information about the chosen athlete. Then find the basic information about him / her and fill in the mind map. The following questions may help you.
  • Find out the basic facts of the person’s life:
    • When was this person born?
    • What is this person’s birthplace?
    • What is this person best know?
    • What is this person’s height?
    • How old is this person now?
    • What does he / she attract you?
6. Mind Map
- Use the template of the mind map to gather the information
- Put the information in the suitable boxes
7. Plan to write the biography
- Think about what else you would like to know about the person, and what parts of life you want to write about. Some questions you might want to think about:
  • What makes this person special or interesting?
  • What are the adjectives you would most use to describe the person?
  • What examples from their life illustrate those qualities?
  • What events shaped or changed this person’s life?
  • What are the important achievements in the early years of his or her life?
  • Did he or she overcome obstacles? Take risks? Get lucky?
  • How does he / she affect you?
- Read the articles, gather the information and fill in the rest parts the mind map
- Make use of the mind map to organize the information into different paragraph of the biography
8. Write the biography
- Use the template to start
- Each member can be responsible to write one part of the biography

- The following questions may help you:
  • What is the title of the biography?
  • What should be included in the introduction?
  • Have I written his / her basic information?
  • What should be included in his / her story of success?
  • What should be included in the conclusion?
9. Proof Reading and Editing
Proof read your work