Home Reading Aid on the Book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4" by Sue Townsend. Костенко Н.В - 26 стр.

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to rip up; to boss about; to nip round smth; to stick out; to clean smth out; to shoot
out.
TASK 4
Explain what is meant by:
1. I am an intellectual but at the same time I am not very clever (January 18
th
, p.
158).
2. Miss Elf said that school-leavers are despairing all over the country (February
17
th
, p.164).
3. Yes! And I am Nancy Reagan, Dad! (March 6
th
, p.168).
4. I asked her if it was an April Fools joke, she said no and pointed out that it
was after 12 a.m. (April 1
st
, p. 174).
TASK 5
Points to be discussed:
1. Adrians progress at school.
2. Adrians parents work.
3. Love affairs.
4. The sunshine people.
5. The creative essay.
6. Mothering Sunday.
TASK 6
Make up short dialogues or conversations using the following everyday phrases:
to have a massive row; to be a nervous wreck; knick-knacks; to have got a crush on
smb; to have got the sack; to be in a no-win situation; to be (not) swayed by smbs
arguments; to blab smth all over (e.g., the school).
TASK 7
Please discuss the following issues:
1. Review Adrians New Year resolutions on p. 155 and compare them with
previous similar resolutions appearing earlier in the book. Please discuss any
changes, possible signs of Adrians maturity or anything else of interest you
can identify as a result of such comparison.