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Tasks: A Mixed Marriage

Tasks to the text "A Mixed Marriage" by Patricia Grace.
Åpne bilde i et nytt vindu


  1. How did Linda's parents react to the growing attachment between Linda and Graeme? What were the reasons for their attitudes?
  2. How did Nanny Ripeka try to persuade Linda not to marry a Pakeha?
  3. Linda and her cousin found a stone with a pattern when they were children. Why did this episode make such a strong impression on Linda? Why did she never tell Graeme about this important experience in her past?
  4. Linda and Graeme moved to a different town after they were married. What spoilt things for Linda and what did they do to solve it?
  5. Why did Linda decide to leave their baby with her mother?


  1. When Linda was nine years old, she and her cousin Toki found a patterned stone. Linda finds it impossible to tell Graeme about this episode. However, she decides to write him a letter. Write the letter.
  2. Linda was having bad dreams in her new home and she wrote her mother a letter. Write the letter.

Relatert innhold

This radio play is an adaptation of a novel by Patricia Grace. It gives you an idea of some the challenges that might arise in a mixed marriage.

CC BY-SASkrevet av Åse Elin Langeland.
Sist faglig oppdatert 01.03.2018


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