The Stranger; Norman Whitney

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THE STRANGER Por: SANTIAGO ISAZA FERNÃNDEZ Grado: 11º3 Trabajo presentado al área de: INGLÉS Institución Educativa José MarÃ-a Bravo Márquez MedellÃ-n Abril 29 de 2008 Points for understanding Chapter 1 • Why was the stranger looking for a hotel? • What was the date? • What was the most beautiful building in Woodend? Did the stranger go to see it? • What did the villagers ladies thing about the stranger? • The stranger came back to Woodend a few weeks later. What was he looking for? • What surprised the villagers on the morning of Monday, 21st December? Answers • Because he needs to spend the night. • He was in October 31st, 1964. • The most beautiful building in Woodend was Church and he didn`t see it. • The ladies thought that he was very good looking man. • He was looking for a house for buying. • The villagers were surprised on the morning of Monday, 21st December for a sign this said: THE CORNER SHOP Proprietor: Dave Slatin. Chapter 2 • Why did the villagers have a meeting? • Why did Mrs. Harrison think that a village shop was a good idea? • Why did Mr. Hart think the shop was a bad idea? • What did Dave Slatin mean by villagers products? • But what about the money? said Mr. Hart. What was Dave Slatin`s reply? 1

• Why did Dave Slatin need an assistant? Who was the new assistant? Answers • Because all they wanted to talk about the new shop. • Because she thought that Woodend was very quiet and this one needs it. • Because he thought that the shop could cause big problems among the villagers. • He wanted to mean that all villagers could sell their own products. Products that they made with their hands. • They were pleased because they were going to earn much money. • He replied: You`ll bring your things to me and I`ll sell them for you, I`ll keep some of the profit. You`ll have the rest. Chapter 3 • Mr. Harrison said: I never go to Lidney now. Why did she go to Lidney? • Who sometimes helped Anna at the Corner Shop? • Lots of visitors came to Woodend. Why were the villagers pleased? • Where did Dave Slatin live? • One door in the Corner Shop was always locked. What was written on the notice on this door? Did Anna ever go into this room? Answers • Because at the Corner Shop sold everything good and cheap. • Her friend Peter. • Because they were making a lot of money. • He lived in a flat above the shop. • Especial Orders only: Keep out. Anna never went there. Chapter 4 • Who was Greta Gordon? What did she want? • Anna noticed that Greta Gordon had beautiful hands. What did Anna see on Greta Gordon`s fingers? • What did Dave Slatin take Greta Gordon? • Why did Anna want to speak to Peter? • When Greta Gordon came back to the front of the shop, Anna asked her, What`s wrong? Why did Anna ask this question? • Greta Gordon asked Anna to do something. What did she ask Anna and why was Anna disappointment? • Greta Gordon held Anna`s hands. What did Anna notice about Greta Gordon`s fingers? Answers • Greta Gordon was a very beautiful film star. She wanted to talk with Dave. • Anna saw a diamond's ring. • Dave took Greta Gordon to the special order's room. • Because she wanted to tell him about Greta Gordon. • Because she noticed that Greta Gordon was crying, she had her eyes red and with some tears. • Greta asked Anna no say nothing abut her visit to the corner shop. Anna was disappointed because she wanted to tell about this one. • Anna noticed that Greta Gordon doesn't have her ring anymore.


Chapter 5 • Anna asked Dave Slatin about Greta Gordon. What was his reply? • Anna kept her promise. Who had Anna made the promise to? What was the promise? • Why did Anna and Peter need money? • Anna and Peter did not go out together on Saturdays. What did each of them do? • Who was Joanna Leigh and what had happened to her? • Why was Greta Gordon lucky? Answers • His replied was: I don't want to talk about her. • Anna had promised to Greta Gordon no talk about her. • Because they wanted to get married. • On Saturday Peter played football and Anna often went to the cinema. • Joanna Leigh was a star of beautiful woman, and she had broken her arm. • Because she will now be the star of Beautiful Woman. Chapter 6 • Anna often thought about Greta Gordon`s visit to the Corner Shop. What did she ask herself? • Anna was living two lives. What does this sentence mean? • Anna wanted to go with Dave Slatin, but she was worried about Peter. • Where had Dave asked her to go? • Why was Anna worried about Peter? • What was Dave`s reply to Anna`s worry about Peter? • Why did Peter not know about Anna`s day with Dave? • Dave thanked Anna and kissed her. Was Anna pleased or not? Answers • She asked herself Why had Greta Gordon come to the corner shop? • This sentence means that Anna lived one live in the day and another at night, she loved peter, but she likes Dave too. • a) He asked her to go anywhere maybe to Lidney. b) Because she thought that maybe peter wouldn`t like it. c) He replied that peter was always busy on Saturday. • Because he was playing cricked. • She was very pleased, for her that kiss was wonderful. Chapter 7 • Anna liked Dave, and Peter was her fiancé. What were the differences between the two men in: • Age? • Money? • Taking Anna out? • Why had Mr. Hart invited some people to his house? • One evening the bell rang after Anna locked the shop • Who was outside? 3

• What did he have in his hand? • What did he want? • Why did Anna wait until half past five? • Anna left the shop. Where did she go and what did she do? • Anna stopped the young man and said: You`ve forgotten something • What did the young man forgotten? • Why was Anna frightened when she saw the young man`s face? • What did the young man do? • What three questions did Anna ask herself about the young man`s visit? Answers • a) Peter was younger than Dave b) Dave had more money than Peter. c) Dave took out Anna and Peter didn`t do it. • Because he wanted that some of them watched the soccer match. • a) A young man. b) A small case. c) He wanted to talk with Dave. • Because she wanted to know what was happening. • She turned around the shop and she wanted until half past five. • a) He had forgotten his case. b) Because he had his face white. c) He asked her that left alone him • −Why had the young man come to the Corner Shop? −What was his special order? −Why he had left his small case with Dave Slatin? Chapter 8 • Mr. Hart and his friends were watching TV. What was Anna doing? • What was the name of the player who scored three goals? • What happened to Brian Thomas, the goalkeeper? • Anna left the room during the TV interview. She was frightened. Why was she frightened? Answers • She was helping in the kitchen making tea. • Mike Bailey. • Brian Thomas injured his neck. • Because she was met to Mike Bailey the day before in the Corner Shop. 4

Chapter 9 • Dave Slatin invited Anna to go away with him for the weekend. Where to? • Before Anna agreed to go with Dave Slatin, she wanted to known about something. • What question did Anna ask Dave Slatin? • What was his reply? • Anna wanted to ask Dave Slatin More questions. What did he say? Answers • He invited to Anna to London. • a) Why do people come to see you? b) They need help. And I give no, I sell help to them. That`s all! • One question! I`ve answered your question. Chapter 10 • Where was Peter on Saturday? • Anna wanted to speak to Peter. • What did she want to tell him? • Why was she not able to speak to him? Answers • He was in Woodend • a) She wanted to tell him about Greta Gordon and Mike Bailey. b) Because she left alone. Chapter 11 • Anna was unhappy, but she wanted to the shop every day. Why? • A man came into the shop carrying a briefcase. • What letters were printed on the briefcase? • Who did the man want to see? • The man told Anna his name. • What did the man say his name was? • How did Anna find out that he was lying? • What the man`s name? • You can go home now, Dave Slatin told Anna. What did Anna do? • I`ll go and get it for you Anna said to the man • What was Anna going to get? • What did the man do? Answers • Because she was waiting for another special customer. • a) It had the letters A.R.I.C.S. b) He wanted to see Mr. Slatin. 5

• a) He said Arthur Roberts. b) He knew that he was lying because Dave said: Good morning Mr. Riseman. c) The man's name was Mr. Riseman. • Anna waited, she didn't leave the shop. • a) Anna was going to get the briefcase. b) The man held her wrists. Chapter 12 • After Mr. Riseman visited the shop, Anna was waiting for something. What was she waiting for? • All the three Special Customers left something. What did each one leave? • Anna still wanted to find out what the other three letters on Riseman`s briefcase stood for. • What were these three letters? • What did Anna decide to do? • Anna found the answers to her problem at Paddington Station. • Where did she the answer? • What was the answer? • Anna tried to speak to Mr. Riseman on the telephone. • Where was Mr. Riseman? • Where was he going in an hour`s time? • How was he going to travel? • Later the afternoon, Anna read about a plane crash in her newspaper. • Who had been killed in the plane crash? • Why was Mr. Riseman lucky? Answers • Anna was waiting for some news about Mr. Riseman. • Greta Gordon had left the diamonds ring, Mike Bailey Had left his case and Mr. Riseman had left his briefcase. • a) The three letters were: I.C.S. b) She decided to go to London and find Arthur Riseman. • a) She saw the answer on a huge advertisement. b) The answer was: International computer services. • a) He was in a meeting. b) He was flying to Switzerland. c) He was going to travel by plane. • a) Mr. Alfred Gluck the chairman. • Because he was the vice chairman, so he will be the new Chairman, and in other way he was alive because he didn't get on the plane.


Chapter 13 • Who was the new Chairman of I.C.S.? • Why did Anna not sleep that night? • Why was Anna able to go into the Special Orders room? • In one of the boxes, Anna found some old clothes. What did she find under the clothes? • In the Special Orders room, Anna found a beautiful doll, a model aeroplane and a football book with pictures in it. What was wrong with these three things? Answers • Mr. Riseman was the new Chairman of I.C.S. • Because she was thinking about Dave Slatin and the Special Orders. • Because Dave Slatin got in his car and drove off, she was alone and the room wasn`t locked. • She did find lots of British, French and American money. • The doll had a broken arm. In the football book, some pictures of footballers were all torn. The model aeroplane and the little cars were broken. Chapter 14 • Why had the door to the Special Orders room been left unlocked? • Who had given Dave Slatin the money and the diamonds? • This is Joanna Leigh, said Dave Slatin, holding the beautiful doll. • Who was Joanna Leigh? • What happened to her? • Dave Slatin pointed to the photograph in the football book. • Who was the footballer in the photograph? • What did happen to the photograph? • What did happen to the footballer? • Anna knew the answer, but she was too afraid to speak. • What was Dave Slatin holding in his hand? • What question did he ask Anna? • What was the answer to his question? • Dave Slatin offered Anna money and diamonds. • What did he ask Anna to give him? • What was his reply? Answers • Because Dave Slatin wanted Anna did go there. • His Special Customers. • a) She was an actress. b) She broken his arm. • a) The footballer in the photograph was Brian Thomas. b) It was torn. c) He broken his neck. • a) He held Anna`s arm. 7

b) Marry me, Anna. Don`t marry Peter, marry me. c) She said: No, no. • a) He told that Anna what going to given him children. b) She was telling Let me go. Let me go. Chapter 15 • Why was Peter not able to speak to Anna? • The flames reached Dave Slatin. What did the villagers see he was doing? • What happened to Anna? Answers • Because Anna want too ill in bed. • When the flames reached, Dave Slatin was laughing. • Anna was dead. •


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