Listening task&Reading and Writing taskWorkbook(P50-52)
Blinded by an accident in his early childhood, 15 year old Louis Braille (1809-1852) invented a system of reading and writing by touch.
A Braille cell consists of six raised dots. By arranging the dots in various combinations, 64 different patterns cam be formed.
Braille, a true alphabet, is read by moving the hand from left to right along each line. Readers average about 104-125 words per minute. Some can read 250 words by using both hands.
Listen to Paul’s talk about Louis Braille. Then answer the questions.
1. What country did Louis Braille come from?
He came from France.
2. What disability did he have?
He was completely blind.