№27 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 27
older she always tried to baby us when we were around her. My grandmother was the kind, gentle, loving, caring grandmother every child dreams about.
My grandmother passed away two years ago and it has been a very rough two years trying to cope with such a big loss. After she died I moved out of her house because I was so overwhelmed by the thoughts of her not being there. It was almost like her ghost still moved about inside the house. She always said that when she died she would always be around to watch over us and to take care of us and I think that is exactly what happened.
I find it very difficult to go to my grandmother's house now that she has passed, but from time to time I will stop by. Even today, when I walk into the house I can still smell the Virginia Slim cigarettes she smoked and sometimes I swear I can hear her talking. When I walk into her kitchen I expect to see her sitting at the table drinking her coffee and smoking, but she is never there.
My grandmother was a very big influence on my life. She always instilled the finest qualities in me and always insisted that I be the best that I can be. She had a special knack for everything she did. She was always full of joy and tried to spread her happiness to everyone around her and I think that is what I miss most of all now that she is gone.
Discuss the questions and do the tasks in pairs.
a) Why did the family call the house the Grand Central Station? What is Grand Central Station like? Describe what one feels with all 5 senses there.
b) Guess what the other words in bold mean using the context. Discuss the meaning in pairs.
c) Pick out words from the text which convey the happiness that the author feels. Pick out words from the text which convey the sense of loss that the author feels.
What happened to the house after the grandmother passed away?
Read the excerpt again, then work in pairs. Find all the words and phrases that refer to the five senses in the text.