By M. Somerset-Maugham
Getting Ready for The
By Ella Ben Emanuel
Basic understanding: The
• Learn about the appearance and personality
of the characters on board the ship:
• Mr. Kelada
• Mr Ramsay
• Mrs Ramsay
• The Narrator
• The Doctor
Learn the background to the characters and to
the events in the story:
Where are they from?
What do they do?
Why are they on board the ship?
What do you know about this period in
history? How does it affect the way you see
Basic Understanding: The Events of
Learn the following:
What is the bet between Mr Kelada and Mr
What do we infer from the bet?
Think about the following questions:
What decision does Mr. Kelada make following
the bet and what does this say about his
Why is it that the narrator dislikes Mr Kelada?
What sort of a person would he have liked to
share a cabin with
In this task you will be given some historical
information about the author or the time that
it was written and you must
a) Show how you understand that this
information is relevant to the story.
b) Show how it makes you understand the story
Grammar and expressing yourself
• Check your spelling – many of the words you
misspell are in the questions!
• Check your verbs- are they all in the same
tense? Did you put an ‘s’ on the third person?
In my opinion
I feel that
It seems that
Not only…..but also…
It is obvious that
It appears that
with this statement