1-Why does Paul compare writing Misery returns to The Thousand and One nights?
2- Who is the visitor? What is it that Annie has forgotten to do?
3- On page 33 Paul describes 2 different types of madness. Can you mention them? What type has Annie now, according to Paul?
4-There are a lot of italicized words in the text. When do they occur/happen? What is their function?
5-What is Paul’s brilliant idea? (page 33)
6-Are there any changes as regards weather, seasons?
7-According to what Paul has read, what do mad people when become seriuosly depressed?
8-What does Annie do to the rat in the rat trap (page 38)?
9-What can you say of Annie’s Laughing Place (page 39, 40)?
10- Why do you think Annie’s sitting-room is not as tidy as it used to be? What does it say about Annie? What does she eat/drink? And the kitchen is it tidy?
11-What does Paul want to do in this chapter? What kind of thoughts does he have by the end of this chapter?
12- What do we get know about Annie in chapter 14? (personal information, family life, her past)
Misery by Stephen King
How did Paul learn to use hairpins to open doors?
Explain why knowing how to use hairpins to open doors comes in handy/is useful in Paul’s situation.
Describe Annie’s bathroom. What is Paul searching for in the bathroom? Does he find what he is looking for?
What has Annie done with the phone? Why?
Write a short summary about this chapter (write at least 50 words)
Is Paul alone? What kind of problem does Paul face? Does he hear noises? What kind? Who comes at the end of the chapter?
Paul’s starts writing Misery’s return and Annie reads the first pages. Does she like it? Yes/No
What’s Can you? (write at least 40 words)
Pick and Mix 2
A Brief History (pages 194, 195, 196, 197 and 198)
Wednesday, 10th of October
Read chapter 8, 9 and 10
You will write an assignment on those 3 chapters
-Both characters, Paul and Annie, want to kill each other. Find quotes in the book that express this desire ( clues pages 12, 14 and 16)
-Annie is insane. Find quotes that tell us that she is insane.
-Fast Cars, Misery’s Child and Misery’s return- what are they? How are they connected to the main characters? Who is Misery Chastain?
-Paul develops different strategies in order to get along with Annie and not make her mad. What does he do?
-Find a quote which shows in which season the story take place.
Pick and Mix 2
The Fallen Youth (short texts page 32)
Homework: Vocabulary list on page 33
Diagnostic test (week 35-next week)
Pick and Mix 2: Chapters 1 and 2
Misery, Stephen King (novel) (examination: writing an essay: digiexmans)
Week 44 (fall/autumn break)
Presentation: presenting/describing a product (weeks 45, 46 and 47)