# How to Discuss a Story. Бунеева И.М - 36 стр.

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2. Why do you think the boys look of disarming frankness put Gortsby on his
guard?
3. Why wasnt Gortsby convinced by the young mans story?
4. Is it possible in your view that the boy could have lost his piece of soap? Can
it be that he wanted to get some money and had made up that story?
5. Did Gortsby understand the boys feeling of relief after he had given him
6. In your opinion whose cake of soap did Gortsby find?
7. Do you think the young man was going to return Gortsbys money?
c. 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
With that 1)_______ Gortsby rose to 2)_______ ; as he did so an exclamation of
concern 3)_______.him. Lying on the 4)_______ by the 5)_______ of the bench
was a small oval 6)_______, wrapped and sealed with the solicitude of a chemists
counter. It could be 7)_______ else but a 8)_______ of soap, and it had evidently
9)_______ out of the youths overcoat pocket when he 10)_______ himself down
on the 11)_______ . In another 12) _______ Gortsby was scudding along the duck-
shrouded path in anxious quest for a 13)_______ figure in a 14)_______ overcoat.
He had nearly given up the 15)_______ when he caught 16)_______ of the object
of his pursuit.
THE PERFECT MURDER
by L. Mangum
I. BEFORE LISTENING TASKS
writer? (Use a dictionary)
b. Read carefully the following proper names, words and expressions.
Make sure you know what they mean
Proper names
Mark Melcher
Bob Barstow
Willowville
Andrew Fellows (Old Man Fellows)
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2. Why do you think the boy’s look of disarming frankness put Gortsby on his
guard?
3. Why wasn’t Gortsby convinced by the young man’s story?
4. Is it possible in your view that the boy could have lost his piece of soap? Can
it be that he wanted to get some money and had made up that story?
5. Did Gortsby understand the boy’s feeling of relief after he had given him
6. In your opinion whose cake of soap did Gortsby find?
7. Do you think the young man was going to return Gortsby’s money?

c. 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
With that 1)_______ Gortsby rose to 2)_______ ; as he did so an exclamation of
concern 3)_______.him. Lying on the 4)_______ by the 5)_______ of the bench
was a small oval 6)_______, wrapped and sealed with the solicitude of a chemist’s
counter. It could be 7)_______ else but a 8)_______ of soap, and it had evidently
9)_______ out of the youth’s overcoat pocket when he 10)_______ himself down
on the 11)_______ . In another 12) _______ Gortsby was scudding along the duck-
shrouded path in anxious quest for a 13)_______ figure in a 14)_______ overcoat.
He had nearly given up the 15)_______ when he caught 16)_______ of the object
of his pursuit.

THE PERFECT MURDER
by L. Mangum

I.     BEFORE LISTENING TASKS