Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 21, 2017

THOMAS ALVA EDISON – Video Listening

THOMAS ALVA EDISON

 

  1. It was to Harper Magazine that Edison told that genius was 1% inspiration and 99% ________________.
  2. It is in ________________ that Edison was born.
  3. It was after saving a child from the path of a(n) _________________ that he started training as a telegraph operator.
  4. It was then that he developed a ________________ interest in electric communications.
  5. It was by ________________ that he started to be America’s leading inventor.
  6. It was in 1879 that he invented a carbon filament for the incandescent ________________.
  7. It was a ________________ coil [1]covering graphite that he used to create the filament.
  8. What his competitors were using was ________________ and other metals.
  9. Edison was a genius who foresaw the potential ________________ uses of his inventions.
  10. Edison suggested using the phonograph for ________________ writing and dictating as well as for the preservation of ________________.

 

[1] COIL: a series of spirals or rings into which something is wound. Rollo, bobina

 

 

KEY

 

  1. PERSPIRATION
  2. OHIO / 1847
  3. LOCOMOTIVE
  4. LIFELONG
  5. THE EARLY 1870S
  6. LIGHT BULB
  7. BAMBOO
  8. PLATINUM
  9. COMMERCIAL
  10. FAMILY VOICES
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