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How these women changed science forever

This video honours the great women of science who have changed the world forever! How many of these famous female scientists do you know about?

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.



Language level

Advanced: C1


I reckon that all the scientists are really important, because their finding are essential for future experiments and the thinks that we have today, In the other hand, when Lisa Meitner discovered protactinium I think in the result "Manhattan Project" and I remember the best comic Watchmen. I did connection with these two names and I think that she have to be part of these piece of art.

I hope I can see a video for dr.berg

.... unless we have to imply things, by knowing in detail, when and where the particular scientists Meitner and Hann acted [i.e. in Nazi Germany], while Einstein was an anti-Nazi and had already escaped to the US, worried about this discovery and informed the Americans of the danger of exploiting it by the Nazis.That is correct but a long far away from this specific text we rely on to answer the questions we are asked...
Thankful in advance,

Dear Team,
about Task 2, 2nd sentence,[''Some people were worried about Lisa Meitner's findings''], there is nothing referred about ''people worries'' in the text, or I couldn't find anything related to this.So, I chose ''false'', but it considered as a wrong answer.
What do you think?

Hello nikoslado

This question is true because the text mentions that Einstein wrote a warning letter to Roosevelt. If Einstein wrote a warning letter, it's fair to assume he was worried.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Particularly, I think that the most important scientist in the video is Jane Goodall. I think it because she helps us to understand what our place in nature.