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.
TASK 2
Keep picking up abbreviations and allusions to different notions, people, things.
Try to explain them.
TASK 3
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.
TASK 4
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.
TASK 5
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?
TASK 6
Adrian compares himself to a character from a Russian novel (p. 145). What
does he mean by that?
TASK 7
Points to be discussed:
1. Bert Baxter.
2. Adrians stay in the hospital.
3. The bonfire party.