Презентация "The pleasure of reading"


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  • 1. Choose the author…
  • 2. A book is one of the…
  • 3. I am indebted to book…
  • 5. There are no dull subjects…
  • 4. The pen is mightier…
  • a) there are only dull writers.
  • b) than the sword.
  • d) greatest wonders in the world.
  • e) as you choose a friend.
  • f) for all that is good in me.
  • Match two parts of sayings

  • Adventure stories
  • Identify the kinds of stories in drawings
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Detective stories
  • Fairy tales
  • Fantasies
  • Historical stories
  • Horror stories
  • Humorous stories
  • Ghost stories
  • Love stories
  • Legends
  • Myths
  • Science fiction
  • Travel stories
  • True stories

  • 1. Entertaining
  • 2. Boring
  • 3. Frightening
  • 4. Exciting
  • Match the reasons
  • with the adjectives which can be used
  • to describe stories
  • Scary characters
  • Tragic end
  • Too much violence
  • Funny incidents
  • Predictable characters
  • Clever plot
  • Story too long
  • Thrilling plot
  • Original ideas
  • Unhappy situations
  • Lots of action
  • Repetition
  • Realistic

  • Why do people read?

  • Questionnaire

  • Questionnaire

  • Questionnaire

  • Questionnaire

  • “King Charles’ Hiding Place”

  • Number the events in the order they happened
  • Charles begged Penderel to hide him.
  • The servant thought it wouldn’t be safe to hide the King in the house.
  • The servant helped Charles to disguise himself by cutting his hair and moustache.
  • Charles II lost the battle at Worcester in 1651.
  • A servant named Penderel answered the door.
  • Penderel and Charles set off to Boscobel House.
  • It was dark when he reached his friends’ house.
  • Charles II escaped to avoid being caught by his enemies.

  • Complete the summary
  • They walked all night long and reached Boscobel House which was hidden 1) ___________ trees. Penderel’s mother warned them about the 2) ___________ that were searching for Charles so Charles hid in the 3) ___________ of an 4) ___________ tree until the soldiers left. Penderel then told Charles that he could return to the house. He had found a very small and 5) ___________ place for him to hide. At the top of the house, under a 6) ___________ there was a 7) ___________ floor with a small 8) ___________ in it. The floor could be lifted and it was in fact a hidden 9) ___________ door with a tiny room underneath. Charles hid there with his 10) ___________ touching his 11) ___________.

  • Suggest a title for each
  • of the book covers below,
  • its type and plot

  • Reading is to the mind
  • what exercise is to the body.
  • R.Steele