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Sherlock Holmes: Short Stories

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Get your students to know more about Sherlock Holmes' main short stories. For advanced students!

Get your students to know more about Sherlock Holmes' main short stories. For advanced students!

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  • 1. Sherlock Holmes: Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle M. Carmen Romero Riera IES Pere Maria Orts Benidorm, Spain, June 2010
  • 2. Index
    • Who is Sherlock?
    • Who is Doyle?
    • The Five Orange Pips
        • 3a. Chapters 1 – 2
        • 3b. While reading: activity 1
        • 3c. Chapters 3 -4
        • 3d. While reading: activity 2
    • 4. Sum up
  • 3. 1. Who is Sherlock?
    • Features
    • The most famous detective ever
    • Real or invented?
    • Baker Street
    • Pictures
  • 4. 1. Who is Sherlock? Check
    • Features
    • The most famous detective ever
    • Real or invented?
    • Baker Street
    • Pictures
  • 5. 1. Who is Sherlock? Features He usually takes drugs to evade. He seldom uses martial arts. He unveils misteries by listening, watching and thinking carefully. His mate is Professor Moriarty. He plays the guitar. He draws large conclusions from the smallest observations. He was the creation of Scottish author and doctor Agatha Christie. He is a fictional character of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who first appeared in publication in 1887.
  • 6. 1. Who is Sherlock? Check He is a fictional character of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was the creation of Scottish author and doctor Agatha Christie. He draws large conclusions from the smallest observations. He plays the guitar He unveils misteries by listening, watching and thinking carefully. His mate is Professor Moriarty He seldom uses martial arts. He usually takes drugs to evade.
  • 7. 1. Who is Sherlock? Film Adaptations
    • Almost everybody could recognize Sherlock in the middle of a crowd.
    • Character:
      • Astute and patient
      • Bohemian lifestile: independent and eccentric
      • Polite: a gentleman.
      • Hardly never uses violence
      • At times borders on arrogant: He does not seek fame, however, and is usually content to allow the police to take public credit for his work.
    • Physical Description:
      • Personal cleanliness
      • Tall and thin
      • In his forties
  • 8. 1. Who is Sherlock? Film Adaptations Latest adaptation of Sherlock’s stories, by Guy Ritchie (2009) Previous adaptations of Sherlock Which version do you think is more faithful to the original?
  • 9. 2. Who is Doyle?
    • He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays, romances and poetry.
    • He was a physician who, in his free time, loved to write detective stories.
    • His works were influenced by Edgar Allan Poe, Stevenson and Jules Verne.
    • He was born in Edinburgh , Scotland. He is Scottish, but lived in London.
  • 10. 2. Who is Doyle? Doyle talking about his works.
  • 11. 3. The Five Orange Pips
    • The Five Orange Pips is one of the 56 short stories written by Doyle.
    • It is the fifth of the twelve stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
    • Doyle later ranked the story seventh in a list of his twelve favourite Sherlock Holmes stories.
  • 12. 3a. Chapters 1 - 2 Reading
    • Listen and follow
    • chapters 1- 2
    • of the story.
    Chapter 1: Uncle Elias Chapter 2: More Pips Then answer question 1.
  • 13. 3b. While reading: activity 1 Activity 1: Who said or wrote these in chapters 1-2?
  • 14. 3b. While reading: activities 1 - 2 a. ‘I’ve come to ask for help’ b. ‘I don’t know anyone in Pondicherry!’ c. ‘He killed himself’ d. ‘You must do something fast’ e. ‘Let’s just forget about it’
  • 15. 3b. While reading: activities 1 - 2 a. John Openshaw b. John Openshaw c. The police d. Sherlock Holmes e. His father
  • 16. 3b. While reading: activity 2
    • Listen and follow
    • chapters 3 - 4
    • of the story.
    Then answer question 2. Chapter 3: K.K.K. Chapter 4: The Last Deaths
  • 17. 3b. While Reading: Activity 2 Activity 2: What do you think is going to happen in chapters 3 and 4?
  • 18. 3b. While Reading: Activity 2 What do you think? How many people will die? Will they kill John Openshaw? Will Sherlock need Watson’s help?
  • 19. 4. Sum up
    • Which of these titles matches the story?
    a. The King’s Photograph b. Death in an Envelope c. Money isnt’ Everything d. All for love e. In the Wrong Hands f. A Clever Woman

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