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1. Complete

Type of document

Source/origin

Author

First published

Type of narrative

Setting

Number of characters present

Their first names

Their surname/family name

How they relate to each other

2. Using the tool-box page 15, complete this summary

The scene ____________________ place in Joe Crown’s ____________________. Fritzi has just broken the ____________________ to her ____________________: she is going to ____________________ her family to become an ____________________ in ____________________. Her father disapproves of her ____________________. He thinks she’s running ____________________. In his opinion, her place should be at ____________________, looking after her husband and her ____________________.

3. In the following lines, circle 2 words which are synonyms. See the context for help

L.8      in a fine mood / in a good mood / in a bad mood

l.24      calm / angry / relaxed

l.24      friendly / antagonistic / unfriendly

l.28      dubious / risky / safe

l. 31     old-fashioned / conventional / unconventional

l.33      filthy / dirty / marvelous

l.33      steady / controlled / agitated

l.34      dangerous / safe / healthy

l.35      adamant / hesitant / determined

l.37      thoughtful / kind / selfish

l.44      a raving beauty / an ugly duckling / a top-model

l.45      underrate / overestimate / underestimate

4. Use a dictionary and look up these words

adamant

amazed

apprehensive

astonished

bold

brave

contemptuous

critical

defiant

determined

distrustful

fearless

independent

outraged

outspoken

paternalistic

pessimistic

prejudiced

rebellious

relaxed

resolute

scornful

shocked

single

speechless

straighforward

strong-minded

stunned

suspicious

taken aback

worried

5. Say whether these words apply to the male character (M) or the female character (F)

6. Find a sentence in the passage which shows that …

She had made her decision before this conversation:

He doesn’t think much of actors and actresses:

He has visited the Big Apple before:

She doesn’t want to feel remorse later:

She thinks she is not beautiful:

The place of women has changed since he was born:

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