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Three Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes
Introduction

1. What did Holmes notice at the beginning of the introduction?

2. What kind of man was Sherlock Holmes?

3. What could (can) Holmes do that other people not?

4. Who is Arthur Conan Doyle? Describe him…

Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Mr. Angel A. Warm up Use your own experience to answer the following questions. There is no rightor wrong answer. Be ready to talk about your answers in class.
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What is a detective? Do you like detective stories? Can you touch type? Do you write letters? e-mail? Text message (SMS)? Do you often get visitors to your home?

Before you read 1. Discuss these questions. a What do you know about Sherlock Holmes? Where does he live? What does he do? What is the name of his friend andhelper? b Why do people like reading detective stories? 2. Look at the Word List at the back of the book. Which words are these? a b c d e You can buy a house here. You can open a lock with this. This person usually works in a house. A horse pulls this. Running shoes have these on the bottom. © Steven Mondy 2009 Penguin Readers

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B. Vocabulary Look at thefollowing words from the story. Do you know what they mean? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Flat Difficult Understand Weak Forget Visitors Laugh Strange (a) not strong (b) giggle (c) guests (d) weird (e) apartment (f) be aware of (g) hard (h) not remember

B. Comprehension Look at the following 1. What problem does the woman have?

2. What does she want Sherlock Holmes to do?

3. How will she payhim?

4. What do we learn about her father (father in law)?

5. Where does the 100 pounds come from?

6. Where does the money go?

7. Where did she meet Mr. Hosmer Angel?

8. Where did Mr. Angel live?

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9. Why did Mr. Angel type his letters?

10. Describe Mr. Hosmer Angel…

11. What does her mother thinkabout Mr. Angel? How about her father?

Cloze Activity Use the words in the box to complete this paragraph. The first one has been done. happened always 'What (1) happened ask house met went happy

after Mr. Windibank (2)

back to France" again: Miss Sutherland

Holmes asked. 'Mr. Hosmer Angel came to the (3) said. 'He (4)

my mother. Then one day he said, "Strange things happen in loveme." He wanted to

this life. But I want to know that you will (5)

marry me on the Friday of that week.' 'What did your mother say?' 'My mother was (6) about that because she liked him, too,' Miss Sutherland said. Father?"

'I said, "But aren't we going to (7)

She said, "No, we can tell him later." But I didn't want to do that. So I wrote to Father in Bordeaux.' 'Bordeaux?'

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Three Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Mr. Angel (Pages 7-12) A. WARM UP Use your own experience to answer the following questions. There is no right or wrong answer. Be ready to talk about your answers in class.
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Do you and your family members have the same writing style? Do you always tell the truth? Can you keep a secret?B. COMPREHENSION Look at the following 1. What is the name of Mr. Windibank’s company?

2. What did the advertisement say about Mr. Angel?

3. What did Holmes notice (become aware of) about Mr. Windibank’s letter?

4. What did Mr. Windibank do? Why?

5. How did Mr. Holmes know that Mr. Windibank and Mr. Angel were the same man?

6. Will Mr. Holmes tell Miss Sutherland?

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C. WHILE YOU READ Are these sentences right (√) or wrong (X)? a b c d e f g h Mr. Windibanks is Miss Sutherland's uncle. Miss Sutherland gives her parents £100 every year. Miss Sutherland met Mr. Angel at a dance. Mr. Angel wears dark glasses. Miss Sutherland and Mr. Angel marry. Mr. Windibanks works for a wine company. Mr. Angel...
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