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My family and other animals (1)[1]

  1. 1. Extract 6<br />My Family and Other Animals<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary<br />Smooth: soft<br />As dark as velvet: very dark<br />Ripple: small wave<br />Dimly: not very brightly or clearly<br />Outlined: to show or mark the edge of something.<br />Wine-red<br />Bloody-red<br />Fretted battlement: a short wall decorated with patterns<br />Flakes of soot: little pieces of a black powder made mainly of carbon which is produced when coal, wood, etc. is burnt<br />Hooting : to make a load noise.<br />
  3. 3. Expressions:<br />As dark as velvet<br />Was dimly outlined by a faint reddish glow in the sky<br />Nest of stars<br />A silver bubble <br />The moon rose higher and higher<br />Hooting in astonishment<br />As silently as flakes of soot<br />
  4. 4. Analysis:<br />Tone: relaxing<br />Atmosphere: calmed<br />Theme: the rising of the moon<br />Vocabulary: it is very descriptive. It uses compound adjectives to describe colours. It also uses images and it appeals to the senses. In addition, uses metaphors to describe images.<br />
  5. 5. Summary:<br />This extract starts with the sea being very calmed and suddenly a little glow appears, it was the moon. And then describes how the moon rises and reflects in the sea. The owls appeared flying above the sea in astonishment, watching the moon while rised. In the end, the stars appeared and created an amizing effect.<br />
  6. 6. Corfu Island<br />Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. Itisthesecondlargest of the IonianIslands. <br />
  7. 7. The old town, having grown within fortifications, where every metre of ground was precious, is a labyrinth of narrow streets paved with cobblestones, sometimes tortuous but colourful and clean. <br />
  8. 8. Corfucontains a fewveryimportantremains of antiquity. <br />Corfu Town isfamousforitsItalianatearchitecture. Also notable are theVenetian-Romanstyle City Hall, theOld and New castles.<br />
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  10. 10. Characters<br />GerryDurrell: author and narrator of the novel. In thestory he is a kidwholikesallfromnature, and insects.<br />Margo Durrell: sheisthegirl of thefourkids. She, as a tipicaladolescent, likesmake up, clothes, diets, having a goodskin. <br />LeslyDurrell: he likesguns, and huntinganimals, and alsolikesreadingbooksaboutguns.<br />Larry Durrell: he istheoldest of allthekids. He lovesliterature, and readinglots of books. <br />Mom: sheistheonlyadult in thefamily. Shelovesallaboutcooking and gardening.<br />
  11. 11. Gerald Durrell<br />Gerald "Gerry" Malcolm Durrell, OBE (January 7, 1925 – January 30, 1995) was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and televisionpresenter. He foundedwhatisnowcalledthe Durrell WildlifeConservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo (nowrenamed Durrell Wildlife) onthe Channel Island of Jersey in 1958, butisperhapsbestrememberedforwriting a number of booksbasedonhislife as an animal collector and enthusiast. He wasthebrother of thenovelist Lawrence Durrell. <br />
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  13. 13. This project was done by:<br />Greta Matienzo <br />Maria Paula Tear <br />Agustina Subirá<br />Lucila Lafuente<br />Victoria Nielsen<br />Pilar Olaizola<br />

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