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Дом Reread the description of the girls in the chapter and present each of them
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Explain the words in bold type.

Find in the text and translate the following passages:

1. “We shouldn't enjoy ourselves half so much as we do now.” - So Meg went down, wearing an injured look, and wasn't at all agreeable at breakfast time.

2. Jo gave her sister an encouraging pat on the shoulder… - Other friends told the Marches that they had lost all chance of being remembered in the rich old lady's will, but the unworldly Marches only said…

3. The old lady wouldn't speak to them for a time… - “Josy-phine! Josy-phine!” and she had to leave her paradise to wind yarn, wash the poodle, or read Belsham's Essays by the hour together.

4. Beth was too bashful to go to school. - There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed…

5. If anybody had asked Amy what the greatest trial of her life was, she would have answered at once, "My nose." - Everything was good, well made, and little worn, but Amy's artistic eyes were much afflicted, especially this winter, when her school dress was a dull purple with yellow dots and no trimming.

6.“Once upon a time, there were four girls…” - "Now, Marmee, that is very cunning of you to turn our own stories against us, and give us a sermon instead of a romance!" cried Meg.

Recall the situations from the story suggested by the following sentences:

1. “I wish it was Christmas or New Year’s all the time”

2. “There never was such a cross family!”

3. “If Marmee shook her fist instead of kissing her hand to us, it would serve us right…”

4. “We can't give up our girls for a dozen fortunes. Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another.”

  1. “I saw something I liked this morning, and I meant to tell it at dinner, but I forgot...”

Speak on the following:

1. Why did Jo wish it were Christmas all the time?

2. Describe the mood of each of the girls.

3. Who broke a momentary lull?

4. What was Meg’s chief trouble?

5. Why did she find it harder to bear than the others did?

6. Why did Aunt March want to adopt Jo?

7. Why did her parents refuse to let her adopt their daughter?

8. What way did Beth treat her infirm dolls?

9. What was Beth’s great passion?

10. What was Amy’s great problem?

11. Comment on the episode in the fish shop.

12.What story did the mother tell her daughters?

Make up the situation round the following sentences:

1. “Oh, dear, how hard it does seem to take up our packs and go on…”

2. “Don't use such dreadful expressions…”

3. “We can't give up our girls for a dozen fortunes. Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another.”

  1. “I had a queer time with Aunt today, and, as I got the best of it, I'll tell you about it…”
  2. “Have you sons in the army?”
  3. “Now, Marmee, that is very cunning of you to turn our own stories against us, and give us a sermon instead of a romance!”


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