Home Reading Aid on the Book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4" by Sue Townsend. Костенко Н.В - 20 стр.

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27. a one-parent family/ child;
28. to get stuck;
29. to give an account of;
30. to be on ones last legs;
31. to consider smth;
32. to make a protest;
33. to give V signs to smb;
34. curator (museum attendant);
35. shoulder (in the meaning other than a body part);
36. to draft resignation;
37. leadership qualities;
38. to be on sick leave;
39. to cancel smth;
40. to drop charges against smb;
41. to be charged with smth;
42. to be on the news;
43. the last of smth;
44. to be guilt-ridden.
TASK 2
(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.
TASK 3
Study the next study box of phrasal verbs. Explain their meaning bringing out
the context:
to wear off; to pay off; to hand round.
TASK 4
Read phonetically and try to translate literally Adrians thoughts about
Scotland, which you can find on p. 107 108.
TASK 5
Dwell upon Adrians shopping list before going to school.
TASK 6
Be ready to discuss the following points: