A play based on a short story
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
ssion If I had a million pounds, I would…
buy a villa
plan a trip
run a business
help the poor
Gregory Peck (1916~2003 )
? Audrey Hepburn
Background of Act I, Scene 3
Summer of 1903
Characters Four, (Henry, Roderick , Oliver and the servant James) event Henry met the two brothers who had made a bet
Careful reading 1. According to the narration, which of the following is wrong? A: Henry was penniless. B: Henry was wondering on the pavement when the two brothers found him. C: Henry was a American businessman. D: Roderick was positive towards the bet.
2. What can we learn from their conversation when they met Henry ? A: Henry came from San Diego. B: Henry knew much about London. C: Henry hoped to find a job.
D: Henry landed in Brittan on purpose.
3.Which is the correct order of the following events? 1). Henry wandered in London streets. 2). About a month ago Henry Adams was sailing out of the bay. 3). The next morning he was spotted by a ship. 4). Towards nightfall he found himself carried out to sea by a strong wind. 5). On the ship he earned his passage by working as an unpaid hand. A: 4 3 1 5 2 B: 2 4 5 3 1
C: 3 4 2 5 1
D: 2 4 3 5 1
4. Why did Oliver say “what luck” when Henry said he had no money? A: Because he was rich but Henry wasn’t. B: Because Oliver want to offer him a job. C: Because Henry could be the very person they were looking for. D: Because the rich were indifferent.
Discuss and find the supporting words
Q: Why do you think the brothers chose Henry for their bet?
1) It was his first visit to London so nobody knew him. 2) He had no money so he would have to rely on the bank note. 3) They thought he was hard-working because he would find a job rather than accept charity.
? Read the play in groups and underline difficult sentences. ? Finish period1 and 2. ? Recite 3 sentences.