# How to Discuss a Story. Бунеева И.М - 12 стр.

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b. Talking points
1. How did Miss Conway attract Andys attention?
2. Why does OHenry give the description of the girls appearance and doesnt
describe Andy Donovan?
3. Why did Maggie think of a plan? Did her plan work? Why do you think she
chose that mans photo?
4. Why didnt Andy tell Maggie at once that he knew the man in the photo?
5. Do you think Maggie and Andy got married? Give reasons.
6. Comment on the title of the story.
c. Choose one of the talking points and sum up the discussion in pairs
d. Improve your listening / pronunciation skills
Listen to the following passage from the story; fill in the blanks;
intone the passage; learn it by heart.
Andy, Said Maggie at last, I have 1)_______ to you, and you will never marry
me, you will never love me any more. But I feel that I must tell you 2)_______.
Andy, there was 3)_______ count in my life. There was 4)_______ who loved me
in all my life. All the other girls always talked about 5)_______ and 6)_______ .
But nobody loved me. Nobody wanted to marry me. So at last I thought of a
7)_______ . I went to a 8)_______ and bought that big photo which I showed you.
He also made a small one for me. Then I 9)_______ that story about the Count, and
the gondola accident so that I could 10)_______ black. I look 11)_______ in black
and you know it. But nobody can love a 12) _______ . And you will now
13)_______ me and I shall die for 14)_______ . You are the 15)_______ man I
loved in my life. Thats all.
GIRL
I. BEFORE LISTENING TASKS
a. Read carefully the following proper names, words and expressions.
Make sure you know what they mean
Proper names
Robbins and Hartley, Brokers
Vivienne Arlington
East Tenth Street
Rafford Townsend
The Montgomerys
Helen
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b. Talking points
1.   How did Miss Conway attract Andy’s attention?
2.   Why does O’Henry give the description of the girl’s appearance and doesn’t
describe Andy Donovan?
3.   Why did Maggie think of a plan? Did her plan work? Why do you think she
chose that man’s photo?
4.   Why didn’t Andy tell Maggie at once that he knew the man in the photo?
5.   Do you think Maggie and Andy got married? Give reasons.
6.   Comment on the title of the story.

c. Choose one of the talking points and sum up the discussion in pairs

d. ►Improve your listening / pronunciation skills
Listen to the following passage from the story; fill in the blanks;
intone the passage; learn it by heart.
“Andy”, Said Maggie at last, “I have 1)_______ to you, and you will never marry
me, you will never love me any more. But I feel that I must tell you 2)_______.
Andy, there was 3)_______ count in my life. There was 4)_______ who loved me
in all my life. All the other girls always talked about 5)_______ and 6)_______ .
But nobody loved me. Nobody wanted to marry me. So at last I thought of a
7)_______ . I went to a 8)_______ and bought that big photo which I showed you.
He also made a small one for me. Then I 9)_______ that story about the Count, and
the gondola accident so that I could 10)_______ black. I look 11)_______ in black
and you know it. But nobody can love a 12) _______ . And you will now
13)_______ me and I shall die for 14)_______ . You are the 15)_______ man I
loved in my life. That’s all.

GIRL

I.      BEFORE LISTENING TASKS

a. Read carefully the following proper names, words and expressions.
Make sure you know what they mean

Proper names
Robbins and Hartley, Brokers
Vivienne Arlington
East Tenth Street
Rafford Townsend
The Montgomerys
Helen