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PC2 - Assignment for 19th of March

A story nobody told

You have already read this article for the past lesson. Keeping it in mind write a letter from Bridget's lawyer to the newspaper raising the following questions: Why didn't it cover Bridget's story? and Why it covered Ruth's story? Give your opinion on the importance of Bridget's story and the treatment of ethnic minorities in the media.

Note: This is not in any way a legal document, it is a simple letter to the editor. There is no reason to make it more complicated than it really is.

I love my electronic ball and chain

Read this article and understand what it is talking about. Be ready to answer the following questions:

  • Where on her body does Mino wear her tag?
  • how many prisoners are being monitored?
  • Is Mina positive about the scheme?
  • What is Mina worried about and why?
  • How does the Home Office say the system will manage violations?
You will get a written assignment on this article for the following week.

PC2 - Assignment for 13th of March 2012

You were given an article titled "A story nobody told" during the last lesson. For the next one you need to read and understand it, and to think of the issues involved in it.

Be ready to answer the following questions during the lesson:

  1. Where did Bridget go for a weekend break?
  2. Where did she stay?
  3. What did Stephen Jakobi think would help her plight?
  4. Why weren't the newspapers interested in her story?
  5. HOw was the case of Ruth Sandberg different?
Find the meaning of the following terms and be ready to use them during the discussion:
  • Tabloid
  • Broadsheet
  • Discrimination
  • Prejudice

Assignment for 2011-12-06


Please read Mr Known-All by Somerset Maugham and answer the questions below.

Complete the following sentences

  1. The narrator was prepared to dislike Max Kelada even before he knew him because ___
  2. The narrator found it hard to believe that Kelada was 'British to the backbone' because ___
  3. The narrator was annoyed at Mr Kelada's manners such as ___
  4. Mr Kelada was the best-hated man in the ship because ___
  5. Mr Kelada claimed that he was an expert on ___
  6. Mr Kelada told a lie about Mrs Ramsay's necklace because ___
  7. At the end of the story the narrator thought that Mr Kelada ___

Complete the following word combinations. Translate them into Russian. Give their context.

trunk, visitor, paid, argument, smile, build, sight, vanity, airs, pearl, backbone, mixer, teeth, ice

  1. wardrobe ___ (p67)
  2. a row of ___ (p67)
  3. British to the ___ (p68)
  4. a sturdy ___ (p68)
  5. flash a ___ (p68)
  6. a tumbler of ___ (p68)
  7. to put on ___ (p69)
  8. a welcome ___ (p69)
  9. a good ___ (p70)
  10. overweening ___ (p70)
  11. ill ___ (p70)
  12. culture ___ (p71)
  13. a heated ___ (p71)
  14. to catch ___ (p73)

Assignment for 2011-11-22


For this assignment you will need to read The Coward by V.S. Naipaul.


Which statements are true, and which are false? Provide proof from the text.

  1. People feared Big Foot because he was big and black.

  2. Big Foot was a well-known character in Port of Spain.

  3. Big Foot changed a few jobs but he was not successful at an of them.

  4. According to Hat, Big Foot beat his parents three times a day after meals.

  5. There were very few Americans in Port of Spain at the time.

  6. When Big Foot was a child he was bullied by other boys because he was very thin and couldn't run at all.

  7. The incident with the dog showed the author some secret traits of Big Foot's personality.

  8. People grew more afraid of Big Foot when he took up boxing.

  9. Hat was glad that Big Foot has lost the boxing fight with the Englishman.

  10. The Englishman was a boxing champion.


Rewrite the text section that starts on the page 57 in such a way that characters speak English proper (no Trinidadian and other slang).

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