1. What kind of «plague» is the author of this story talking about?
Plague is an infectious disease.
2. Why was Irene Crane so popular in childhood?
Irene was a smart beautiful girl and they were afraid of her.
3. Why was Sister Irene Caroline always called outside of her house just Sister Irene?
Caroline was just a shadow after her popular sister.
4. Was Irina’s sister jealous of Irina’s popularity or was she only happy with the “pale reflection” of her more popular sister?
Irina’s sister, realizing her inability to compete with the beauty and manner of Irina, was completely pleased to be just a pale reflection of her yellow-haired commander.
5. Why do adults look at the party at Ginny Smith’s house with some doubt?
Sister Irene had childhood paralysis.
6. Why was Sister Irene not invited to this party?
She was not invited because she did not attend school.
7. What kind of sad message did Mrs. Smith receive on the phone when the girls left the party?
Ginny Smith’s mother that Sister Irene had childhood paralysis.
8. Why did the author write to her father asking her to be taken from this city?
She was very afraid of the disease.
9. When did she finally return to this city?
She was a woman when she returned to this city.
10. What changes did cranes girls have during this time?
Irene became a stupid girl, and Caroline became beautiful and very smart.
A. Match the word in the left column to its OPPOSITE in the right column:
2. happy garden
3. late early
5. up and down
6. true lie
8. hard software
Use the following expressions in your own sentences:
to be known as — She was known as the best guitar player in her band.
in the past — what happened to me, in the past.
to be ashamed — the child was ashamed of his actions.
for the good — This lie was for the good of the team.
hang up — please hang up and talk to me.
In the end — In the end, she was very upset.
play jokes — bad guys joked about their weak friends.
for a while — just shortly he realized his mistake.
all day — the school principal has a whole day of meeting.
C. Nouns can be formed from some verbs by adding the –ment ending.
For example: they came together to decide how to govern the country; the government they created lasted almost two hundred years.
Change the following verbs to nouns by adding –ment. Then use each of the resulting words in your own sentence:
The boss wanted to see the development of his plant
They had some snacks before the main meal.
human rights institution canceled rally
The improvement of this company goes forward
Management did not accept this proposal.
They offer him a good job.
For you, this is an early retirement.
All events were stolen
This was his perfect execution.
When she saw him, she felt a thrill.