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Pre-Reading I was born in Florida, Missouri, in 1835. My real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. I was married and had four children. I had a thick grey moustache. I worked as a river pilot, a silver prospector, a reporter. I was a famous writer. I published “The adventures of Tom Sawyer” in 1873.
Post-reading Decide whether the following sentences are true or false, give your reasons. Mark Twain wasn’t a lecturer. He told sad stories. The club member laughed at his jokes. The club member’s uncle didn’t laugh at his jokes. The old man didn’t laugh because he couldn’t speak.
Post-reading Put the sentences in the correct order. All the members of the club laughed at his jokes. Once a club member asked him to make his uncle laugh. But the club member's uncle didn’t even smile. Literary clubs often invited Mark Twain to speak. The matter was that he was deaf. Mark Twain tried hard and told a lot of funny stories.
Post-reading What was Mark Twain? What did literary clubs often do? What did one the club member ask Mark Twain to do? What did the writer tell at the lecture? How did people react? Did Mark Twain keep his promise to the club member? Why? Retell the text using these questions. You can start with “This is a story about Mark Twain”.
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