Friday, 9 October 2009

2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Incredible? Surprising? President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people."



First, President of the US and now Nobel Peace Prize, but what do you know about Barack Obama? Read these facts about him and answer the questions. They are really easy:

1) Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States and the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He’s married to Michelle Obama and they have got two daughters: Malia and Sasha.
2) He and his wife bought a house in Chicago in 2005. There are 4 fireplaces in there.
3) He doesn’t like ice-cream. He worked in Baskin-Robbins as a teenager.
4) He loves playing Scrabble and poker.
5) His favorite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars. His specialty as a cook is chilli.
6) He has got a Ford Escape Hybrid.
7) He smokes but wants to quit. After all, there is a non-smoking policy in the White House.
8) He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but went to live in Indonesia. There he was introduced to dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper.
9) According to his wife Michelle he is very romantic. He remembers every anniversary and brings her flowers all the time.
10) Every night when he is at home he reads the Harry Potter books to his daughter Malia.
11) He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.
12) He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball.
13) He is left-handed.
14) He can speak Spanish.
15) His favorite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
16) His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees.
17) His daughters’ ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an actress (Malia) and to sing and dance (Sasha).
18) He has got four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes.
19) He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds.
20) His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso

http://obama-zone.com/interesting-facts/

QUESTIONS
1-Who’s Barack Obama?
2-When´s his birthday?
3-Who’s Michelle?
4-Can he speak Spanish?
5-Does he like ice-cream?
6-What’s his favourite book?
7-How many fireplaces are there in Obama’s house?
8-Has he got a Mercedes-benz?

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