El hombre elefante

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'El hombre elefante'

Activities

Before Reading

1. Read the story introduction on the first page of the book, and the back cover. How much do you know now about the Elephan Man?

Tick one box of each sentences

YES NO

People laugh him æ

He is very old æ

His mother love him æ

People put in a cage, like an animal æ

Children like him æ

A doctor wants to study him æ

His name is Joseph Merrick æ

2. What is going to happen story? Can you guess? Tick one box for each sentence.

YES NO PERHAPS

The doctor helps the Elephan Man æ

The Elephan Man kills somebody æ

The Elephan Man lives to be a very

old man æ

The Elephan Man find home æ

The Elephan Man finds a wife æ

The Elephan Man makes some

friends æ

Somebody kills the Elephan Man æ

Activities

While Reading

Read chapters 1 and 2, and answer the questions.

1.What did Dr. Treves see in the window of the shop?

He in the shop see a ugly and horrible picture

2.Who did Dr. Treves give twelve pence to?

At the shopkeeper because he is out of time

3.How did Dr. Treves feel when he saw the Elephan Man? He felt sad

4.Why couldn't the Elephan Man walk well?

Because his legs are very big and fat and he had a back

5.How did Dr. Treves and Merrick get to the hospital?

In a cab

6.What did Dr. Treves give Merrick? -

Dr.Treves wrote about Merrick in a little book. Use these words to complete his sentences (Use each word once.)Then draw a picture of the Elephan Man.

bag, big, enormous, fingers, hair, man's, nose, skin, tooth

1.His head is very big, an d it looks like an enormous bag with a lot of books in it.

2.Thereis not much hair or is head, and the skin on is face cannot move

3.An enormous red toth comes out of is mouth, under is nose

4.The right arm in enormous and the right hand like a man's food, but the fingers of the left hand are long and beautiful

Read chapters 3 and 4. Choose the best question-word for these questions, and then answer them.

Why/ who/ what

1.Why did the police bring Merrick to the hospital?

2.Who did Mr. Carr Gomm write to The Times newspaper?

3.What did the readers of The Times do?

4.Who did Merrick have picture of? Of his mother

5.What did the nurse do when she saw Merrick? She go out very screamed

6.Why did Merrick want to live in a lighthouse?

When the police found Merrick, tjey askedhis some questions. Comolete their combersation. (Use as many word as you like.)

POLICE: Now, Mr.Merrick. Where do you live, sir?

MERRICK: two years ago i live in a shop, near the London hospital

POLICE: Do you have any money, sir?

MERRICK: no, 50 £

POLICE: Whi not? Whay happened to you money?

MERRICK: because Silcock took Merrick's 50 £ and he don't have money also because not work

POLICE: You can't stay in prision. Where do you want to go now?

MERRICK:yes, but then I saw doctor Treves's card, and brought to me at the London hospital

POLICE: Why?Do you know somebody there?

MERRICK: because many people are afraid of him but others laugh at him.

POLICE: Ah, I see. All right, sir. Let's go and see im now

Before you read chapters 5, 6 and 7, think about Merrick's life. Is it going to be different now? Some of these things are going to happen. Can you guess which?

He never goes out No He visits lighthouse Yes

He reads a lot Yes He goes to a theatre Yes

His mother visits him No A nusse wants to marry him No

The Queen visits him Yes He is very happy Yes

He makes new friends Yes He gets very ill No

Read chapter 5. Who said or wrote this, and tho whom?

1.”A beautiful lady smiled at me and shook my hand!!” Merrick

2.”There is a new visitor to see today”

Dr.Trevs

3.”I often read about you in a newspapers”

Merrick

4.”I'm very happy every hour of the day!”

Merrick

5.”I do like visiting you very much”

Queen Alexandra

6.”It is the best thing in my room, the very best…”

Merrick

Read chapters 6 and 7. Here are some untrue sentences about them. Change them into true sentences.

  • Merrick often went out of the hospital by himself

  • Merrick live in the hospital

  • Merrick thought and played like a man

  • True

  • Merrick was very pleased with the bad man in the play

  • -

  • Merrick did not like stayin in the country

  • Merrick like stay in a country

  • Merrick usually slept on his back

  • Merry not usually slept on his back

  • Nobody was sorry when the Elephan Man died

  • Everybody was sorry when the Elephant Man died

    Activities

    After Reading

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    Now use ten of the words from the word search to complete this passage

    Joseph Merrick, the Elephan Man, lived in London hospital. He was very ugly man but most of the nurses liked him. Queen Alexandra was one of his friends. One summer he stayed in a house in the country. He saw fishs in a stream, and talked to birds and a dog. “He was very happy there,” Doctor Treves said.

    2. Here is a conversation betweet Dr. Treves and the new nurse. The conversation is in the wrong order. Write in out in the correct order and put in the speakers names. The nurse speaks first.(number 2)

    1. Nurse: Dr. Treves, Dr. Treves! Help!

    2. Treves: What's the matter, nurse? Why are you screaming?

    3. Nurse: Oh , docter, there's a horrible criature in a Mr. Merrick's room!

    4. Treves: What does this horrible creature look like?

    5. Nurse: It's got an enormous head with an elephan's tooth in its mouth, and a big horrible arm!

    6. Treves: That's Mr. Merrick, nurse! He looks like that. What did you do the room?

    7. Nurse: I drooped his food on the floor and ran out. I was afraid. Is he very ill?

    8. Treves: No, Mr. Merrick isn't ill, but he `s very ugly. Now sit down and listen to me, nurse. Is this your firs day here?

    9. Nurse: Yes, I stared work this morning

    10. Treves: Well, don't afraid of Mr.Merrick . He isn't horrible. He's a nice, kind man. Now go back in that room, and talk to him. All right?

    11. Nurse: All right, doctor. Thank you.

    3. Here a new illustration for the story. Find the best place in the story to put the picture, and answerthese questions

    The picture goes on page 33

    1.Where is the Elephan Man going in this picture?

    In a meadow

    2.Where was beforethis?

    He is with a lot of birds

    3.What happened to him when he arrived?

    Arrived more birds and he had a new friends

    Now write a capitor for the illustration:

    the elephant man is not alone he had more friends!!

    4.Here is a newspaper story about the Elephan Man. Use the linking words below to complete the story. (Use some of the words mor than once.)

    but/ and/ because/ so/ when

    Last night Joseph Merrick, the famous “Elephan Man” died. Merrick did not have an easy life. His mother gave him to a man called Silcock, so Silcock took him from town to town, to make money. When Silcock left him in Belgium, Merrick came back England. He was not ill, and he could not work, but the London Hospital gave him a home. There, people were kind to him for the first time in his life, but he had many friends.

    “He had a very ugly body” said his friend Dr. Treves ”But we all liked him because he was good, kind man.”

    5.The Elephan Man is a true story.. Which of these sentences do you agree(A) or disagree(D) with? Can you say why?

    1.It is a very sad story.

    D Also is a happy story because he is happy

    2.It is a sad story, but a happy one too.

    A Merrick was a happy man

    3.Joseph Merrick's mother was a bad woman, because she gave her son to Silcock.

    D don't was easy for he's mother

    4.Very ugly people, like Joseph Merrick, can have a very happy life.

    A Was ugly but happy

    5.Doctors and hospitals can do wonderful things now, so people like Joseph Merrick don't have unhappy lives.

    A In a hospitals cure a ill people. Or also took after when the people needs a nurse.