Listening and reading comprehension

In this section, you are going to watch the TED-Ed video about Socrates and do a listening comprehension task.

Socrates - Life & Philosophy - HISTORY

But first think of what you already know about his famous philosopher. And try to answer the questions below.

What is Socrates famous for?

Which of the following statements about this philosopher are true?

  1. He is considered to be a founder of Western philosophy.
  2. He lived in Athens.
  3. He encouraged people to question their own beliefs.
  4. He wrote books about morality.
  5. He gave lectures to large audiences.
  6. He had no interest in politics.
  7. He was accused of corrupting young people.
  8. He was executed.