Mid Term ORAL EXAM

Benjamin Zephaniah (5'talk)
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A Family Supper by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Mid Term WRITTEN EXAM

Units 1-6


VOCABULARY

English in Mind 3, in alphabetical order, definitions in English and examples


Say and Tell

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/say_tell.htm

Make and do

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/make-do.html



GRAMMAR

General Revision

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_intermediatereview.htm

PresentPerfect

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz29bms.htm
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blpastorperfect1.htm?once=true&
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blpastorperfect2.htm?once=true&

Present Perfect Simple and Continous

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zy31maf.htm

Will vs Going to

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs18.htm
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs19.htm
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs20.htm

If or Unless

http://a4esl.org/q/j/vm/fb-iforunless.html

CONTENTS



Zephaniah

Two articles on Zephaniah with links:
http://takeitfurther.blogspot.com/2007/04/onegroove012jpg.html
http://takeitfurther.blogspot.com/2007/04/benjamin-zephaniah.html

Vocabulary on "White Comedy":
http://literatureglossaries.blogspot.com/search/label/Bejamin%20Zephaniah

About refugees:
United Nations: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
Amnesty: http://web.amnesty.org/pages/refugees-index-eng

About refugees inblogsI:
http://www.theirc.org/
The International Rescue Committee serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. Founded in 1933, the IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy.

http://talal-fromgazarefugeescamps.blogspot.com/
a teacher of English in the Gaza Strip

http://freekorea.us/
A web log focusing on North Korea and South Korea, particulary human rights, politics, law, diplomacy, the military, and regional security issues.




A Family Supper by Kazuo Ishiguro

1. Why is fugu so dangerous?
2. What was the cause of the death of the writer’s mother? Where was he? What was his relationship with his family like at that moment? When and in which circumstances did he get to know the details of his mother’s death?
3. What kind of person was his father? Describe him physically.
4. What was their conversation like? What did this show about their relationship?
5. What happened to his father’s company? What about his partner?
6. Why does his father want to retire? What does this tell us about his opinions and personality?
7. What do you imagine happened between the writer and his parents in the past? What were their opinions about that now that they met again?
8. What did the writer remember as he talked to his father?
9. Describe the attitude of the three characters when the sister arrived.
10. How did his sister change when the father left?
11. What factual information did the sister provide? What does this tell about her personality?
12. What did they remember about their childhood? What does this tell us about their mother?
13. What do we get to know about their father’s partner?
14. What did the writer notice as they looked around the house?
15. How did the father spend his time now that he was alone? What about the past?
16. In spite of having said he was ready to forget the past, did he seem to have forgotten it?
17. What did he say about the war? What war do you think it was?
18. What caught the writer’s attention as they were eating? Why was this strange?
19. What did they eat?
20. What did the writer mean when he asked if it was a mistake? What was his father’s answer?
21. What kind of fish had they eaten?