# Home Reading Aid on the Book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4" by Sue Townsend. Костенко Н.В - 23 стр.

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64. this is the final straw that broke the donkeys back;
65. Break a leg! ;
66. Boxing Day;
67. to defrost smth;
68. to blame smb on smth;
69. to see the New Year in.
Keep picking up abbreviations and allusions to different notions, people, things.
Try to explain them.
Review the study box of phrasal verbs in this part of the text. Explain their
meaning relying on the context:
to cool off; to turn up; mess about; to cut off; to cough up; to fuss about; to wipe off;
to thaw out; to clutter up.
Adrian Mole has a good sense of humour, which is evident from the earlier parts
of the book and is sometimes expressed through word play or pun. Find such
instances and explain them.
Adrians class put on a play called Manger to Star. What is it about? What is a
Nativity scene and what does it consist of? How does Adrians class present it
and how do you understand the meaning and the message of their version?
Adrian compares himself to a character from a Russian novel (p. 145). What
does he mean by that?
Points to be discussed:
1. Bert Baxter.
2. Adrians stay in the hospital.
3. The bonfire party.
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64. this is the final straw that broke the donkey’s back;
65. “Break a leg!”;
66. Boxing Day;
67. to defrost smth;
68. to blame smb on smth;
69. to see the New Year in.

Keep picking up abbreviations and allusions to different notions, people, things.
Try to explain them.

Review the “study box of phrasal verbs” in this part of the text. Explain their
meaning relying on the context:

to cool off; to turn up; mess about; to cut off; to cough up; to fuss about; to wipe off;
to thaw out; to clutter up.

Adrian Mole has a good sense of humour, which is evident from the earlier parts
of the book and is sometimes expressed through word play or pun. Find such
instances and explain them.

Adrian’s class put on a play called Manger to Star. What is it about? What is a
Nativity scene and what does it consist of? How does Adrian’s class present it
and how do you understand the meaning and the message of their version?

Adrian compares himself to a character from a Russian novel (p. 145). What
does he mean by that?