The following ESL resources are available for Biography:
Jerry Yang - co-founder of Yahoo! - gap fillShort biography of Jerry Yang (c 300 words / 14 gaps) adapted from Wikipedia (November 2011). Gapped for verb tenses (past simple, past continuous) and other biography-related words.
General English course books (adults)
Peter Moore Sarah Cunningham
Module 1 Past and present Pages 6 - 7 past and present Listening and speaking: life circles. Listening and speaking about 10 important dates, places, people etc. in your / someone's life.
1C Growing Up Pages 10 - 11 Growing up on television Longer piece on Granada Television's 7-up programme following the lives of 14 seven-year-olds from 1964 to the present.
Photocopiable resource books
35 - Life stories Pages 95 - 96Ss in pairs each have a short biography. They ask and answer questions to find 12 differences.
Speaking / listening skills books
Jeremy Harmer Carol Lethaby
Listening 18 - In an art museum Pages 47 - 48Soundtrack for self-guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Includes (1) short biography of Van Gogh and
(2) descriptions of two exhibits - self portraits.