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Task 4 (Letters 12-19)
1. Read the text and find in it the words and word combinations from this list, supply them with Russian equivalents.
Word List 4
to be free from conditions
to be worth doing smth
fear comes over me
to feel like turning back on lessons
would rather do smth than do
to do well in
to bubble over with
to remind of smb
2. Remember the context in which they were used.
3. Answer the following questions:
1) In what subjects did Judy have re-examinations and what were their results?
2) What made her write that dreadful letter? (L 13) Why did Judy write that Daddy-Long-Legs was “the horridest of those horrid Trustees”?
3) Why did Judy get in the infirmary?
4) What flowers were sent to the girl and why did she cry when she got them?
5) What made Judy hate the John Grier Home so much? (L 17)
6) Why did Judy think Daddy-Long-Legs “didn’t really belong among Trustees”? (L 19)
7) Why did Mr Pendleton come to the college?
8) Why was it Judy who walked Mr Jervis Pendleton about the campus? Was she glad to do it? What did she mean writing “she didn’t care much for Pendletons”?
9) Who did Mr Pendleton remind Judy of? Why?
10) What did Judy and Mr Pendleton do together?
11) What was Julia’s reaction when Mr Pendleton had no time to talk to her? Why was she furious?
12) Why did it relieve Judy’s mind to find he was rich?
4. Find sentences in the text to prove that:
– Judy learned French;
– she liked Mr Pendleton;
– Judy wanted Daddy-Long-Legs to answer her letters.
5. Speak on the part of:
…and tell one of your friends about the girl you had sent to college and her success there as a future writer and her problems at college.
b) Mr Pendleton
…and describe the day you spend in college with the girls.
6. Develop these ideas from Judy’s letters.
1. Education is a futile thing. (L 14)
2. Yesterday evening … I was … feeling awfully bored with life in a great institution. (L 15)
3. Sometimes a dreadful fear comes over me that I’m not a genius. (L 16)
4. It’s much more entertaining to live books that to write them. (L 16)
5. I’m developing a beautiful character! It droops a bit under cold and frost, but it does grow fast when the sun shines. (L 19)
6. He turned out to be a sweet lamb. He’s a real human being – not a Pendleton at all.
7. I begin to feel like a girl instead of a foundling. (L 19)
7. Comment on the following:
1. Education is a futile thing.
2. Adversity and sorrow and disappointment develop moral strength.
3. The happy people are the ones who are bubbling over with kindliness.
8. Write an essay on one of the topics from Ex. 7.
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