# Home Reading Aid on the Book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4" by Sue Townsend. Костенко Н.В - 15 стр.

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Study the next study box of phrasal verbs. Explain their meaning bringing out
the context.
Any exercise to practice these verbs in classroom is welcome:
to block up; to clean up; to ramble on; to tell smb off; to break up; to end up;
to run out of smth; to calm smb down; to moon about (or round); to call round.
Explain the implications of the following contexts:
1. and five pounds from Mr. Lucas. (Conscience money) (April 2
nd
, p.57).
2. Inside the card there was a book token for ten shillings. It expired in December
1958, but it was a kind thought (April 2
nd
, p. 57).
3. I made him write an IOU on the back of the till roll (April 4
th
, p.58).
4. Looked at Big and Bouncy. It is Passion Sunday after all! (April 5
th
, p. 59).
5. If it was in a medicine bottle they would pour it down the sink! (April 11
th
,
p.62).
6. Poor Jesus, it must have been dead awful for him. I wouldnt have had the guts
to do it myself (April 15
th
, p.63).
7. Us intellectuals keep anti-social hours (April 19
th
, p.64).
8. I am pleased to report that Barry Kent and his gang have been banned from the
Off The Street youth club (But this means that they are now on the streets,
worse luck (May 1
st
, p.69).
9. Father hasnt lifted a finger to help (May 26
th
, p.77).
Please explain the meaning of the following expressions. Attempt to apply them
to your own life experience and describe what, if anything, they mean to you:
1. It is better to be safe than sorry (April 26
th
, p. 67).
2. What a homecoming! (April 26
th
, p. 68).
3. Their loss is my gain (May 4
th
, p. 70).
4. I am at the Crossroads in my life (May 12
th
, p. 73).
Dwell upon the following points making use of the appropriate active
vocabulary:
1. April fools day.
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Study the next “study box of phrasal verbs”. Explain their meaning bringing out
the context.
Any exercise to practice these verbs in classroom is welcome:

to block up; to clean up; to ramble on; to tell smb off; to break up; to end up;
to run out of smth; to calm smb down; to moon about (or round); to call round.

Explain the implications of the following contexts:

1. … and five pounds from Mr. Lucas. (Conscience money) (April 2nd, p.57).
2. Inside the card there was a book token for ten shillings. It expired in December
1958, but it was a kind thought (April 2nd, p. 57).
3. I made him write an IOU on the back of the till roll (April 4th, p.58).
4. Looked at Big and Bouncy. It is Passion Sunday after all! (April 5th, p. 59).
5. If it was in a medicine bottle they would pour it down the sink! (April 11th,
p.62).
6. Poor Jesus, it must have been dead awful for him. I wouldn’t have had the guts
to do it myself (April 15th , p.63).
7. Us intellectuals keep anti-social hours (April 19th, p.64).
8. I am pleased to report that Barry Kent and his gang have been banned from the
“Off The Street” youth club (But this means that they are now on the streets,
worse luck (May 1st, p.69).
9. Father hasn’t lifted a finger to help (May 26th, p.77).

Please explain the meaning of the following expressions. Attempt to apply them
to your own life experience and describe what, if anything, they mean to you:

1.   It is better to be safe than sorry (April 26th, p. 67).
2.   What a homecoming! (April 26th, p. 68).
3.   Their loss is my gain (May 4th, p. 70).
4.   I am at the Crossroads in my life (May 12th, p. 73).