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Exercises and materials used to teach "Matilda" by Roald Dahl at advanced level at the Official Language School

Exercises and materials used to teach "Matilda" by Roald Dahl at advanced level at the Official Language School

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  • 1. 1º AVANZADO By Encarni González Lara "MATILDA"
  • 2. WHILE-READING ACTIVITIES
    • These are some activities designed to work with while you’re reading this book by Roald Dahl
  • 3. MATILDA’S CHARACTERS
  • 4. CHAPTERS 1-3
    • Answer these questions.
    • a What can Matilda do at the age of one and a
    • half ?
    • ………………………………………………
    • b What can Matilda do at the age of three?
    • ………………………………………………
    • c What can Matilda do at the age of four?
    • ………………………………………………
    • d Why does Mrs Phelps watch Matilda with
    • surprise and excitement?
    • ………………………………………………
    • e Why doesn’t Mr Wormwood want Matilda to
    • read books?
    • ………………………………………………
  • 5. CHAPTERS 1-3 Part II
    • Are these sentences right (R) or wrong (W)?
    • a Matilda’s parents are busy doing things
    • that aren’t important.
    • b Matilda doesn’t look at the pictures in
    • the books.
    • c Matilda’s father buys and sells cars.
    • d Matilda’s father is an honest man.
    • e Matilda’s father drives cars backwards for
    • thousands of miles.
  • 6. CHAPTERS 1-3 Part II (bis)
    • f Matilda wants to watch TV with her
    • family.
    • g Matilda puts glue around the inside of
    • her father’s hat.
    • h Matilda cuts the hat off her father’s head.
    • i Fred lives very close to Matilda.
    • j Matilda borrows a parrot from Fred.
  • 7. CHAPTERS 1-3 Matilda Mr Wormwood Mr Wormwood Mrs Phelps Matilda Mrs Wormwood
  • 8. CHAPTERS 4-6 Part I
    • What is Matilda doing?
    • What happens?
    • How does this story end?
    • Is the situation funny? Why?
  • 9. TRIVIA QUIZ FOR CHAPTERS 4-5-6 Click for Question
  • 10. What has Mr Worwood done with the book Matilda is reading when he got home? He tore it into small pieces Click for: Answer and next Question
  • 11. What is the relationship between Matilda and Fred? Neighbours Click for: Answer and next Question
  • 12. Why are Matilda and her father discussing about arithmetics Matilda guessed answer for the game Click for: Answer and next Question
  • 13. CONGRATULATIONS! You won this game!
  • 14. MATCHING ACTIVITY BEGINNINGS ENDINGS 1. The only sensible thing to do when you’re attacked is, a. By rubbing into it every morning large quantities of a lotion called OIL OF VIOLETS HAIR TONIC 2. That evening while the mother, the father, the brother and Matilda were having supper, b. That she never had enough energy left to cook an evening meal 3. It seemed that bingo afternoons left her so exhausted c. as Napoleon once said, to counter-attack 4.Mr Wormwood kept his hair looking bright and strong d. If I were you, with soap and water 5. I’d give it a good wash, e. a voice came loud and clear from the dining-room
  • 15. FILL IN THE GAPS
    • Perhaps his ________ was intensified because he saw her getting pleasure
    • He has sold no less than five cars, each one at a tidy ______
    • 3. It took me less than ten minutes to ______ the whole thing ______
    • 4. Then she let out a ______ that seemed to lift her right up
  • 16. ROLE-PLAY
    • You’re hairdresser . You’re astonished by the hair’s colour of your customer
    • You’re Mr. Wormwood . You don’t want to recognise your mistake. So, you’re going to invent an excuse
  • 17. TEN QUESTIONS Subject: MATILDA
  • 18. Ten Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • 19. 1. Why does Matilda start going to school later than other children?
    • Her parents had forgotten to make arrangements for her to go to school.
  • 20. 2. Why does Miss Honey try to stay calm when Matilda multiplies twelve sevens?
    • Because she had never found such a brilliant girl.
  • 21. 3. Why does Miss Honey go to see Miss Trunchbull?
    • Because she is excited about having found a smart girl like Matilda.
  • 22. 4. Why does Miss Trunchbull like Mr Wormwood?
    • Because she thinks that he has sold her a new car.
  • 23. 5. Why does Miss Trunchbull think that Matilda is a bad girl?
    • Because she thinks it was Matilda who made a trick to her.
  • 24. 6. Give two synonyms for mild.
    • Good-tempered and quiet.
  • 25. 7. Can you explain the meaning of “set out”?
    • To start doing something in an energetic way.
  • 26. 8. Look for synonyms in chapters 7-8-9 for “bad people”.
    • Brat, wart, nasty little worm, gangster, beast.
  • 27. 9. Provide a definition for limerick.
    • Five-lines poems with humorous or witty intention.
  • 28. 10. Provide a list of the adjectives/expressions used by Miss Honey to describe Matilda’s parents.
    • Ratty-looking, plain plump person.
  • 29. CONGRATULATIONS GOOD WORK
  • 30. CHAPTERS 7-8-9
  • 31. WHAT AM I?
    • I’M A HARD STUFFED SHIRT. I DON’T LIKE CHILDREN. THEY MAKE ME NERVOUS. I CONSIDER DISCIPLINE AS THE BEST THING IN ENTIRE WORLD
    • MISS HONEY
    • MR WORMWOOD
    • MISS TRUNCHBULL
  • 32.  
  • 33.  
  • 34. WHAT AM I?
    • I’M SMALL. I CONSIDER MYSELF TALKATIVE. SOMETIMES I TELL NONSENSES BUT I’M HAPPY AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE FRIENDS
    • LAVENDER
    • HORTENSIA
    • MATILDA
  • 35.  
  • 36.  
  • 37. ROLE-PLAY
    • You’re going to be divided into groups of three:
    • Student A: Matilda
    • Student B: Lavender
    • Student C: Hortensia
    • Lavender and Hortensia should describe Miss Trunchbull to Matilda and tell her stories to support their descriptions
  • 38. CHAPTERS 7-9 Part I
    • Answer these questions:
    • 1- What question does Miss Trunchbull ask Rupert?
    • 2- What does Miss Trunchbull call Matilda’s father?
    • 3- How old was Miss Honey when her father died?
    • 4- What arrives at the office?
  • 39. CHAPTERS 7-9
    • Which book characters appear here?
    • What happens?
    • Which chapter of the book does this image refer to?
    • What is this about?
  • 40. WRITING TASK
    • “ What do Matilda and Miss Honey say to each other when they return to Miss Honey’s house”
    • Write the conversation and role-play it in pairs
  • 41. LISTENING ACTIVITY
    • 1- Who are talking? What are they doing?
    • 2- Which book characters are being described?
    • 3- Differences between Matilda’s parents and Cinderella’s stepmother
  • 42. MATILDA’S QUIZ
    • Visit the following link and try to do this on-line activity:
    • http://www.roalddahlfans.com/games/quiz.php?quiz_ID=16