Thursday, 30 March 2017

Ray Bradbury 

Ray Bradbury

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in Waukegan, Illinois, The United States 
August 22, 1920

June 05, 2012





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"The Flying Machine"by Ray Bradbury

I. Explain why these statements are true or false:

1 Emperor Yuan acted on impulse.

2 The people in his dominion led an uneventful life.

3 Emperor Yuan and the Flyer were both awed by the splendour of their inventions.

4 When the Emperor asked himself" What is the life of one man against a million others ?" he was very pleased with himself.

5 The Emperor did not seem to appreciate the magnitude of flying.

II. Answer this question:

1 What did the Flyer and the Emperor have in common and why were they both bewildered and afraid ?

Friday, 24 March 2017

Read this poem by Charles Causley :

"What Has Happened To Lulu?"

What has happened to Lulu, mother?
What has happened to Lu?
There's nothing in her bed but an old rag-doll
And by its side a shoe.

Why is her window wide, mother,
The curtain flapping free,
And only a circle on the dusty shelf
Where her money-box used to be?

Why do you turn your head, mother,
And why do tear drops fall?
And why do you crumple that note on the fire
And say it is nothing at all?

I woke to voices late last night,
I heard an engine roar.
Why do you tell me the things I heard
Were a dream and nothing more?

I heard somebody cry, mother,
In anger or in pain,
But now I ask you why, mother,
You say it was a gust of rain.

Why do you wander about as though
You don't know what to do?
What has happened to Lulu, mother?
What has happened to Lu?

Charles Causley

II Writing Tasks:

1 Write the letter from Lulu to her mother explaining why she has gone away and how she feels.

2  Have you ever felt like running away? What are ther main causes of conflict between parents and children nowadays?

3 Write down some information about the poet.


"The Brave Little Parrot"  Rafe Martin

Listen to the story here:

 www.youtube.com/watch ?v=mhAorrx6fGs

After you have read and listened to "The Brave Little Parrot", write down in a few lines  what you think the message of the story is.