Описание презентации по отдельным слайдам:
In 1857 he found a job on a boat and travelled up and down the Mississippi. On the boat he became a pilot. It was where he got his pen-name Mark Twain. It was taken from the term “mark twain,” meaning “two fathoms” (морская сажень), Clemens worked as a pilot for more than four years.
So the professions he tried gave Mark Twain knowledge of life and people and helped him to find his true profession– the profession of a writer. The profession of a writer did not bring much money to Mark Twain and he had to give lectures on literature and read his stories to the public. He visited many countries and for a long time lived in England.
Mark Twain's favourite game was billiards. He loved to talk, to make speeches at banquets or in theatres. He could talk on and on. One of his hobbies was fishing. He went fishing whenever he had a chance, even in the closed season, when fishing was not allowed anywhere in lakes and rivers.
In 1876 the book “ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” was published. As Mark Twain said later many of the events described in this book really took place and characters came from real life. Tom Sawyer was very often the portrait of the writer himself, aunt Polly was his mother, Tom’s brother Sid was like his own brother.
We want you to meet some of Mark Twain’s main characters. But first you should answer my questions: 1. What was Mark Twain's real name? A. Lawrence Smith B. Clem Samuels C. Harry Jefferson D. Samuel Langhorne Clemens 2. When and where was Mark Twain born? A. December 15, 1833 in Baltimore, Maryland B. March 7, 1847 in Princeton, New Jersey C. June 24, 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania D. November 30, 1835 in Hannibal, Missouri 3. How old was Twain when he had to leave school following the death of his father? A. 10 B. 12 C. 14 D. 16
4. What was Twain's first job? A. Journalist B. Carpenter C. Baker D. Printer 5. Which of these novels was written first? A. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn B. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer C. Tom Sawyer Abroad D. A Murder, a Mystery 6. Who did Twain marry in 1870? A. Olivia Langdon B. Diana Dell C. Olive Oak D. Helen Hunter 7. When did Twain publish ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’? A. 1889 B. 1894 C. 1879 D. 1882
8. What was the name of Mark Twain’s daughter who died in 1896? A. Polly B. Cindy C. Susy D. Miranda 9. What is the name of Mark Twain’s character who has adventures on the Mississippi with a runaway (беглый) slave? A. Slick Willy B. Dirty Harry C. Slim Pickens D. Huck Finn 10. What year did Mark Twain die? A. 1882 B. 1897 C. 1910 D. 1906
Across (по горизонтали): 1.What was Mark Twain's father? 2.What was his best friend's name? 3.What was Mark Twain after his father's death? Down (по вертикали): 3.What was Mark Twain's on a boat? 4.What was his real surname? 5.What did he like to do most of all in his life? 6.What did he like to play very much? 4 5 1 2 6 3
Номер материала: ДБ-297159
Вам будут интересны эти курсы: