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A Railway Accident - tasks

Vocabulary


Match the Norwegian and English words.

1. curiosity a. damp
2. excitement b. vogn
3. steam c. forholdsregel
4. experience d. skinnegang
5. carriage e. fare
6. track f. uhell
7. precaution g. nysjerrighet
8. danger h. kunnskap
9. accident i. spenning
10. knowledge j. opplevelse

In the text find opposites of the following words

 

  1. indifference
  2. confidence
  3. irregular
  4. unimportant
  5. unknown
  6. unafraid
  7. permanent
  8. fortunate
  9. fast
  10. gradual

 

Oral work

a) You are one of the passengers on the train and are being interviewed by the police after the accident. Work with a partner and carry out the interview.

b) You are a journalist for The Times and are travelling on the train. Imagine that television has been invented and you are making a report to the newsroom.

Writing

a) You were the driver of The Rocket. Write a report for your employer, describing the accident from your point of view.

b) You were a passenger on the train. Describe your experience of the journey from Liverpool to Manchester.

c) Write a newspaper report for The Times. You are a journalist on the train.

Links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_and_Manchester_Railway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Kemble
http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/3920534?n=492&s=4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Huskisson

Picture of The Rocket http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Stephenson%27s_Rocket_drawing.jpg

Demonstrations of models of The Rocket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU_KS8z6fJ8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzG2I8etR-8&feature=related
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_ani_rocket.shtml

 

Suggested answers

Vocabulary:
1g, 2i, 3a, 4j, 5b, 6d, 7c, 8e, 9f, 10h

Opposites:
indifference - curiosity
confidence - apprehension
irregular - regular
unimportant - important
unknown - famous
unafraid - terrified
permanent - temporary
fortunate - unfortunate
fast - slow gradual - rapid

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