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Worksheet
Level 6
He Knows Too Much Alan Maley
Before reading
1. Read the back cover blurb. What do you know
about India? Do you know any other books or
films set there?
2. Look at the list of characters on page 4. Who do
you think the main characters are? What do you
think happens to them?
3. Look at the glossary on pages 110–112. Find any
words you know.
4. If you have therecording, listen to Chapter 1.

Check your reading
Chapter
Chapter 1
1. Put these events in the right order.
a Molly and Vish helped Dick to settle in to life
in India.
b Dick spoke to his boss Keith Lennox about
Vish’s behaviour.
c Dick became general manager of Trakton’s
factory in Madras.
d Dick promoted someone on Molly’s
recommendation.
e Dick worked for Trakton in Nigeria.
f Dickspoke to Vish about his behaviour
towards colleagues.
2. Choose ten words from the chapter which are
important.
Chapter 2
1. How much do you know about Dick? Make a
list.
2. Complete the summary.
Dick was worried about the way ............... were
given to other companies for building ............... .
Many of these companies were ............... by friends
of Vish. Dick thought that Vishagreed to give
the ............... a contract because they gave him
money. But at first Dick couldn’t ............... this.

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Then a company called Haridas Enterprises
............... that Vish had asked them to give him
more money. They ............... and Vish gave
the work to another company instead, who had
...............to pay him the extra money.
Chapter 3
1. Match the beginnings and endings.
1 Dick’s friends told a when he arrived at
their house.
him
b that he take early
2 Dick warned Vish
retirement.
3 Barbara welcomed c to ignore the
anonymous letters.
Dick
4 Keith suggested to d not to exploit staff
outside working
Dick
hours.
2. Who do you prefer – Keith or Barbara Lennox?
Why?
3. What doyou think Dick will decide to do next?
Chapter 4
1. Who did what? Dick or Sally?
a got up late every morning
b often went to the pub
c got a part-time job
d argued with Simon and Angie
e spent a lot of time out of the house
f came home late in the evening
g suggested they separate
h left the house in Cambridge
Chapter 5
1. True or false?
a Dick had been living in Hove for about sixmonths.
b Dick found it difficult to sleep at night.
c Dick wrote a book about his life.

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Worksheet
Level 6
He Knows Too Much Alan Maley
Dick often received letters.
Ramu knew that Dick and Sally had
separated.
f Dick was pleased to get Ramu’s letter.
2. What do you think Dick is going to do now?
d
e

Chapter 6
1. Put these eventsin the right order.
a Dick arranged to meet Ramu and Suresh.
b Molly visited the UK.
c Dick decided to return to India.
d Molly and Vish got married.
e Nagarajan left Trakton.
f Sally and Dick agreed to a divorce.
g Dick flew to Madras.
Chapter 7
1. Make a list of what you have learnt about India
so far. Compare it with what you knew about
India before you started reading.
2. Look atpages 42 and 48. Why do you think the
Nandi Hills become important in Dick’s life?
What is going to happen?
3. What does Dick find out about Molly and Vish
from Nagarajan?
4. Look at page 47. What other questions do you
think Dick wants to ask Lakshmi?
Chapter 8
1. True or false?
a Dick tells Percy that he’s writing a book
about India.
b Percy is suspicious of Dick.
c Percy hasforgotten a lot about his life in
India.
d Dick already knew that Molly had had a
child.
e Percy keeps trying to change the subject.

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Chapter 9
1. Look at the words in italics. Who is I, you, he,
she?
a He had told Dick just enough but no more.
b He would certainly remember John Verghese.
c He wondered how she was coping with...
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