Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Exercise
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- Did you read much when you were a kid? Were you read much?
- What was your favorite story? Writer? Genre?
I personally used to love tales, because tales refer to a world long forgotten which has much to teach. The language and content used then will always be valid.
Perrault didn’t really create the stories you learned about, but he compiled them and published what was popular at that time, that’s pobably what we owe him, he made them available to us centuries after his departure.
Let’s work out some meanings before digging in.
Match the words (1-8) with their definitions (a-h)
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Answers to Matching Exercise
1d, 2b, 3g, 4e, 5h, 6f, 7c, 8a
Before you read think of these questions
- Was Blue Beard handsome?
- Did the woman marry out of love?
- Were they happy together?
- Did she divorce him or widowed him?
Read the Story below
Answer these questions after reading again
- What was Bluebeard’s trade?
- How was his lifestyle?
- How did they first meet?
- What was behind the forbiden door?
- How did Bluebeard find out she had opened the door?
- Bluebeard courted the two daughters at the same time, so he just lay a net and waited for them to fall. What is your opinion on this?
- If she was alone in the house when Bluebeard came back, how come there was a sister to inform the brothers?
- The questions proposed in the PDF file aren’t mine, but raise very valid points, answer them!
- Describe the courting process
- In your own words, retell the rescue of the woman