# Home Reading Aid on the Book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4" by Sue Townsend. Костенко Н.В - 11 стр.

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(a) Search for allusions in the text to different notions, people, things. Try to
explain them.
(b)Search for abbreviations used in this portion of the text. Try to explain
them as well.
Study the next study box of phrasal verbs. Explain their meaning relying on
their context. You are also welcome to come up with some kind of exercise to
practice these verbs.
to cheer up, to sit up, to pass on, to fall out, to crack up, to chop up, to split up, not to
hold with smth, to set off, to come off, to be off smth.
Explain what is meant by the following context:
1. My father said he had not had a bite to eat or a bite on his fishing line all day
( February 22
nd
, p.36).
2. It is dead posh (February 24
th
, p. 37).
3. Took the leftover Sunday People Home as a present to my mother but she said
it was only fit for lining the dustbin (March 1
st ,
p.38).
4. From now on I shall treat pigs with the contempt they deserve. I am boycotting
pork of all kinds (March 2
nd
, p.39).
5. I will be a tug-of-love child (March 18
th ,
p.48).
6. Come off it, dad! I was not born yesterday! (March 25
th
, p.51).
7. I will try to get athletes foot so that I dont have to go next week (March 28
th
,
p.51).
8. I felt like crossing wonderful out and putting wanton in its place, but I
didnt (March 29
th
, p.52).
9. I dont know how much more worry I can take (March 23
rd
, p.50).
Dwell upon the following points:
4. Adrians reflection on the issue of bullying teenagers.
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(a) Search for allusions in the text to different notions, people, things. Try to
explain them.
(b)Search for abbreviations used in this portion of the text. Try to explain
them as well.

Study the next “study box of phrasal verbs”. Explain their meaning relying on
their context. You are also welcome to come up with some kind of exercise to
practice these verbs.

to cheer up, to sit up, to pass on, to fall out, to crack up, to chop up, to split up, not to
hold with smth, to set off, to come off, to be off smth.

Explain what is meant by the following context:

1. My father said he had not had a bite to eat or a bite on his fishing line all day
( February 22nd , p.36).
2. It is dead posh (February 24th, p. 37).
3. Took the leftover Sunday People Home as a present to my mother but she said
it was only fit for lining the dustbin (March 1st , p.38).
4. From now on I shall treat pigs with the contempt they deserve. I am boycotting
pork of all kinds (March 2nd , p.39).
5. I will be a tug-of-love child (March 18th , p.48).
6. Come off it, dad! I was not born yesterday! (March 25th , p.51).
7. I will try to get athlete’s foot so that I don’t have to go next week (March 28th ,
p.51).
8. I felt like crossing “wonderful” out and putting “wanton” in its place, but I
didn’t (March 29th , p.52).
9. I don’t know how much more worry I can take (March 23rd , p.50).