sábado, 22 de enero de 2011

Activities 2

The following quote belongs to the book by the Welsh writer Roald Dahl "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". I have chosen it because it is an example of how if you wish something and work for making it become true, everything is possible (it has thirty four lines, but I hope it doesn't matter at all...).

Charlie entered the shop and laid the damp fifty pence on the counter.
'One Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight,' he said, remembering how much he had loved the one he had on his birthday.
The man behind the counter looked fat and well-fed. He had big lips and fat cheeks and a very fat neck. The fat around his neck bulged out all around the top of his collar like a rubber ring. He turned and reached behind him for the chocolate bar, then he turned back again an handed it to Charlie. Charlie grabbed it and quickly tore off the wrapper and took an enormous bite. Then he took another... and another... and oh, the joy of being able to cram large pieces of something sweet and solid into one's mouth! The sheer blissful joy of being able to fill one's mouth with rich solid food!
'You look like you wanted that one, sonny,' the shopkeeper said pleasantly.
Charlie nodded, his mouth bulging with chocolate.
The shopkeeper put Charlie's change on the counter. 'Take it easy,' he said. 'It'll give you a tummy-ache if you swallow it like that without chewing.'
Charlie went on wolfing the chocolate. He couldn't stop. And in less than half a minute, the whole thing had disappeared down his throat. He was quite out of breath, but he felt marvellously, extraordinarily happy. He reached out a hand to take the change. Then he paused. His eyes were just above the level of the counter. They were staring at the silver coins lying there. The coins were all five-penny pieces. There were nine of them altogether. Surely it wouldn't matter if he spent just one more...
'I think,' he said quietly, 'I think... I'll have just one more of those chocolate bars. The same kind as before, please.'
'Why not?' the fat shopkeeper said, reaching behind him again and taking another Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight from the shelf. He laid it on the counter.
Charlie picked it up and tore off the wrapper... and suddenly... from underneath the wrapper... there came a brilliant flash of gold.
Charlie's heart stood still.
'It's a Golden Ticket!' screamed the shopkeeper, leaping about a foot in the air. 'You've got a Golden Ticket! You've found the last Golden Ticket! Hey, would you believe it! Come and look at this, everybody! The kid's found Wonka's last Golden Ticket! There it is! It's right here in his hands!'.

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  1. (Activity 2)
    This quote belongs to the book "Round the World in Eighty Days". The author is Jules Verne and the kook was written in the year 1873.
    I've choosen it becauses it is full of emotion and excitement because everything ends well.
    Sometimes we think that we have done a mistake and we don't have any hope what we have done a bigger mistake, we haven't realized that we weren't wrong at all!(Ops, I've 40 lines)

    Passepartout ran out. At 8.35 he was back . He was red in the face, and he couldn't speak.
    'What is it ?' asked Philes Fogg.
    'Mr Fogg ... Please ... Mr Fogg, tomorrow ...You and Aouda. Not possible...'
    'Not possible? Why?' asked Philes Fogg.
    'Because tomorrow is Sunday...'
    'Monday,' said Fogg.
    'No... today is Saturday...'
    'No, it isn't.'
    'Yes, it is!' cried Passepartout.'We made a mistake.We arrived in England a day early.But you only have ten minutes.Let's go, Mr Fogg!.You will have to run to the Reform Club.You do it in twenty-five minutes every day,but today you have only ten minutes.Run,Mr Fogg,run!'
    He pulled Phileas Fogg to the door. Phileas Fogg ran, and he thought about his mistake.Of course!The time changes in every country.When you go round the world to the west, you lose one day.But when you go roun d the world to the east, you have one more day.But now, was he too late? Phileas Fogg ran through London.
    Phileas Fogg's friends were at the card table in the Reform Club that evening. When the clock said 8.25, Stuart said, 'In twenty minutes he'll be too late.The last train from Liverpool arrived at 7.23,and the next one arrives at 12.10. We're going to win our bet!'
    Nobody said anything.They weren't really happy. They didn't really want to win the bet.They liked Phileas Fogg. So they played cards and said nothing.
    'Eight forty-three,'said Stuart.
    Two more minutes. The five men looked sadder and sadder.They watched the door and waited.
    A moment -a very short moment- before 8.45, Phileas Fogg opened the door and said quietly,'Here I am, my friends.'

  2. Can you write the tittle of at least seven works by Charles Dickens?
    (You CAN'T include "Hard Times" XD )

  3. The last seven books of charles dickens are:
    David Copperfield (1849–1850).
    Casa desolada (1852–1853).
    La pequeña Dorrit (1855–1857).
    Historia de dos ciudades (1859).
    Grandes esperanzas (1860–1861).
    Nuestro común amigo (1864–1865).
    El guardavía (1866).

  4. Hi!
    I just wanted to point out that we don't have to answer the questions about Charles Dickens here, in the blog.

  5. Sorry but I wrote before blanca said that we can't answer :$

  6. Some questions about Charles Dickens:

    In what century did he lived?
    At what age did he went to school?
    What literary genre did he mainly used?
    What was his nickname?
    Did he began to work as a journalist at the age of twelve?
    Did he had a train accident which left him unharmed?
    Did he enter in his novels some facts of his own life things?
    Did he was a very popular writer in his time?
    Did some of his novels were published in books or chapters?
    Do you know some of his most famous novels?

    If you answer to these questions you would know more information about Charles Dickens.