3.1 AND THE MORAL IS...

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Look at the picture and the title of the first story. What do you think the story is about?
A diva is a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, and by extension in theatre, cinema and popular music. The meaning of diva is closely related to that of prima donna. "Performance of a lifetime?
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A prima donna gave the performance of her life.

Look at the picture and the title of the second story. What do you think the story is about?
A flat tyre. "It pays to be honest"
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I wish to know. The picture shows a flat tyre. Somebody needs to change that tyre. The saying in the title is a mystery.

Read the stories. Think of an ending for each one.
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A little boy stood up and said: "Mummy, I heard you singing better in the shower!" and ... found her husband watching TV. He didn't believe it was a tip from an old lady, but being she so pregnant, he didn't think the worst.

Turn to page 158 and read the two possible endings for each story. Which one do you prefer?
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Ending 2: He shouted: "Mumy, what's for dinner?" Ending 2: He's Steve Hunt.

Match meanings
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with the words in bold in the stories.

did something better than ever
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gave the performance of her life

didn't give up
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persisted

expected to arrive
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due

dreads

got darker
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dimmed

shaking, usually from cold
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shivering

spread through
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pervaded

in a way that can be seen
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visibly

Which versions of the stories have a point of moral? Which story is more effective?
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a point of moral: ending 1 and ending 2. more effective: ending 2 and ending 1.

Match the sayings
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to their meanings

Every cloud has a silver lining.
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A bad situation always has something good in it.

What goes around comes around.
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If you do something good/bad, the same will happen to you.

Once bitten, twice shy.
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Get hurt once, never try again.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Take risks or you'll never achieve anything.

When in Rome do as Romans do.
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Follow the local customs wherever you go.

Did you eat snake in China?
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Yes, you know what they say: When in Rome do as Romans do.

You should buy your new phone online.
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No, last time I shopped online my card details were stolen. Once bitten, twice shy.

Since my accident, Pam's been so helpful.
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You were always there for her. What goes around comes around.

Shall I enter the talent show?
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Oh, go on! After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Joe was fired but now he's found an even better job!
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Really? Well, every cloud has a silver lining.

People often use the begining of a saying and expect the listener to understand the full idea, e.g. You know what they say, when in Rome...
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Which part could you leave out?

Every cloud
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has a silver lining.

What goes around
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comes around.

Once bitten,
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twice shy.

Nothing ventured,
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nothing gained.

When in Rome
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do as Romans do.

Read the story "Nothing ventured..."
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and answer the questions.

How does the writer link the introduction (under the title) and end of the story?
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He rewrote the saying: "Nothing ventured, nothing lost". Now is not so keen of the saying.

Which paragraph sets the scene? Which verb forms are used to do this?
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"Finally, ... when I went on, and the audience had already been sitting there three hours. My friends were there"

Which paragraphs develop the story? Which verb forms are used to do this'
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"I started... and eventually I finished.

Where does the writer include his feelings?
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He includes his feelings in the adverbs.

Where does he describe what he learnt from the incident?
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The last paragraph shows what he learnt from the incident.

Circle eight adverbs ending in -ly in the story.
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stupidly, naturally, finally, awkwardly, apparently, unfortunately, politely, eventually

Match meanings
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with the adverbs

not a very clever way to do something.
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stupidly.

normally and as expected.
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naturally.

unfortunately.

might be true but not completely certain.
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apparently.

in a clumsy and uncoordinated way.
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awkwardly.

after a long time.
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finally and eventually.

showing good manners.
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politely.

adverbs of manner (describing how an action happened)
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stupidly, awkwardly, politely.

attitude markers (expressing the writer's attitude to something in the story)
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naturally, apparently, unfortunately.

time markers (referring to time)
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finally, eventually.

Match the verbs
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with the pictures.







Rewrite the sentences from stories.
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Replace the underlined words with the correct form of a word from the list.

She would sit and look at photographs of exotic places for hours, and simply let out a long breath of sadness, knowing she would never leave her house.
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She would sit and look at photographs of exotic places for hours, and simply sigh, knowing she would never leave her house.

His conversation was so dull that after a while she opened her mouth wide in boredom and walked away.
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His conversation was so dull that after a while she yawn and walked away.

There was a small space at the bottom of the fence, so he went under on his hands and knees.
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There was a small space at the bottom of the fence, so he went under crawling.

She said her name softly, as if it were some sort of secret only I should know.
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She whispered her name, as if it were some sort of secret only I should know.

He walked through the city with no destination in mind, turning left or right at random.
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He wandered through the city, turning left or right at random.

When he reached the river, he looked out at the water without focusing, his mind lost in thought.
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When he reached the river, he gazed at the water without focusing, his mind lost in thought.


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