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  1. 1. THE OLD JEST @Asan Fizika @fizika_physics
  2. 2. Brief summary about the person who wrote the book: Born in Dublin, İreland, Jennifer Johnston is an award - winning novelist. She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. She has won a number of awards including the Costa novel award and the Whitbread book award, and a lifetime achievement from the İrish book awards. She has also been nominated for the booker prize.
  3. 3. He calls into question everything she’s been taught to believe: “After all,” he said gently, “Your grandfather was a killer too, and no one makes sarcastic remarks at him for that. Not at all. They gave him medals and a pension, He wasn’t even willing to defend his own fatherland, indeed the very opposite. He was taking other people’s land away from them. Creating an Empire for a little old lady with a thing like a tea cozy on her head.”
  4. 4. The young view the chasm as vast, whilst the old view the chasm as a mere dimple of years. It is also about changing, that which we create ourselves and that which is foisted upon us. “The old jest” puts a human face on Irish history. Written simply about a simpler time – turned tumultuous, “The old jest” is a thoughtful and ageless novel written by a master of prose.
  5. 5. 1) slightly – not considerably, to be a small degree 2) arrangement – a plan for how something will happen 3) insist – demand something forcefully 4) blush - to become pink in the face, usually from embarrassment 5) nod - a movement up and down with the head 6) pretend - to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not 7) disturb - to cause someone to be worried 8) persuade – to cause people to do something 9) cushion – pillow 10) desperate – hopeless 11) tidy – accurate
  6. 6. 12) lounge - a room in a hotel airport, theatre, etc. where people can relax or wait 13) traitor - a person who is not loyal to their own country, social class, beliefs... 14) inspect – to check 15) rebel - mutinous 16) lorry - truck 17) faith – a particular religion 18) odd – strange 19) informer - a person who gives information in secret, especially to the police 20) confident - being certain of your abilities 21) grin - a wide smile 22) tramp - vagrant 23) fellow – co-worker
  7. 7. REFERENCE: 1) https://translate.google.com/ 2) https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 3) https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/word 4) https://dictionary.cambridge.org/
  8. 8. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. “Aristotle”
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