ED011 - Marie Curie

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Read the text about the life of Marie Curie.  Some of the lines are correct; some have a word, which should not be there.  Write this word in the box next to the line. If the line is correct write OK into the box. You have two examples at the beginning.


1 Marie Sklodowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, in OK
2 1867. She was one of his five children. Marie's his
3 nickname as a child was "Manya". When her parents
4 were both school teachers, but the family together
5 was being very poor.
6 Marie was a clever child but she couldn't have
7 study in Poland so she moved to Paris where
8 she has lived with her sister. At Sorbonne University
9 she started to studying physics and mathematics.
10 At the university she should worked together with
11 another scientist, Pierre Curie. They married in 1895
12 and Marie changed her other name. The two scientists
13 discovered such a new element, radium in 1898.
14 When Pierre died in 1906 Marie started teaching at
15 the university, if where she became the first female
16 professor. After she was also the first woman to
17 win two Nobel Prizes.