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Assignment for 2011-12-06 (PM1)

Reading

Read Flat in Ringsand pp 34-43 and answer the following.

Look through the text and answer the questions

  1. "She put on her black dress and her big earrings, then she took them off." Why?
  2. Did Jo like the party?
  3. What did the nurses know about Nessa and Pauline?
  4. Why was the party stopped? Who was to blame?
  5. How did Jo get acquainted with Mickey and Sean?
  6. What did they advise Jo to do?

Agree or disagree using the following phrases

certainly, of course, sure, you are right, quite correct; I'm afraid that's wrong, on the contrary, surely not, you are mistaken... etc.

  1. Then the door of the downstairs flat opened and the heat and noise flooded out into the hall. There were about fifty people squashed into the rooms.
  2. She was packed into a group of bright-faced, laughing people, and she felt as green as her sweater and skirt.
  3. Nessa and Pauline were dead, murdered by drunks, and here she was talking about telephones to some fool.
  4. 'Burned to death, both of them. Both of them burned to bloody death.'
  5. It had been a room full of smoke and drink and music and people dancing and people talking about everything.
  6. The two men thought that everybody in the party was firing things at them so they threw one stone before leaving.
  7. Some of the men helped to pick the last bit of broken glass out, and a sheet of thin metal was found to put over the hole.

Find Russian equivalents. Describe the situations where they are used. Make 3 sentences using each.

  1. Wide awake
  2. disaster
  3. to bleed
  4. admittance
  5. residential area
  6. to faint
  7. evidence
  8. reception
  9. to burst into
  10. self-centered
  11. grand

Answer the following questions

  1. What is this story about?
  2. Did you like the main character or not? Why?
  3. Which character did you like more? Why?
  4. What pictures could you imagine while reading the story? What helped you to see them?
  5. What is your attitude towards the story? Did you like it or not? Why?
  6. Make a prediction on the topic "In a year/decade Jo ..."