Complete this conversation between James Vane and his mother, after his return from Australia. Use as many words as you like.
JAMES VANE. What really happened to Sybil, mother?
MRS VANE: I told you in my letter. _________.
JAMES VANE: But why did she kill herself? It was because of that man, wasn't it?
MRS VANE: Yes, _________.
JAMES VANE: When did this happen?
MRS VANE: _________.
JAMES VANE: So soon! What did he do to her? Do you know?
MRS VANE: Yes, I do. She left me a note. He _________.
JAMES VANE: I knew that he was dangerous, but why did he get tired of her so quickly?
MRS VANE: He said _________.
JAMES VANE. So she had nothing to live for! Well, I promise I won't rest until I've killed him. He is an evil man. What was his name?
MRS VANE: I don't know. But_________.
JAMES VANE-: Weil, I'll look for this 'Prince Charming' and make him sorry that he destroyed my sister.
MRS VANE: Oh, James, _________.
JAMES VANE: Don't worry, mother. I've got a gun.
2 Here is the story that Dorian's servants told the police. Fill in the gaps with these words.
angry, beautiful, door, floor, frightened, heard, knocked, locked, loud, old, portrait, reply, rings, roof, room, top, ugly, wall, window, woke.
We _woke_ up in the middle of the night because we ____heard____ a terrible cry and a __loud___ crash. The noise seemed to come from the ____locked____ room at the ____top____ of the house. We were very ____frightened____ and we didn't know what to do. Mr Gray never let us go into that ___room____ and we were afraid that he would be with us if we opened the door. So we ___knocked____ and called his name, but there was no ____reply___. Then we tried to open the ___door___, but it was locked, so we climbed out onto the ____roof___ and then got down into the locked room through the ____window___. It was terrible! There was a wonderful ____portrait___ of Mr Gray on the ___wall____; he looked so young and ____beautiful___. But there was a dead man lying on the ___floor___. We didn't recognize him at first; he was ___ugly____ and yellow, his mouth was heavy and his eyes were cruel; it was the face of an evil, ____angry___ man. But he had Mr Gray's ___rings____ on his fingers, so we knew that it was him.
3 Use the table to make as many sentences as you can about these people.
Dorian Gray / Basil Hallward / Henry Wotton / Sybil Vane / James Vane / Alan Campbell
was afraid of
was killed by
Example: James Vane was a young sailor who hated Dorian Gray.
Dorian gray was a beautiful man who was killed by knife.
Basil hallward was a good artist who painted Dorian grays portrait
Henry wotton was a rich gentleman who
Sybil vane was a beautiful actress who loved Dorian gray.
James vane was a poor man who hated Dorian gray.
Alan cambel was a clever scientist who killed himself.
4 What did you think about the people in this story? Were they nice or nasty, clever or stupid? Who did you feel most sorry for? Choose some names from Activity 4, and complete some of these sentences.
1 I feel sorry for ______ because _________.
2 I think _______ was right / wrong to __________.
3 I think _______ did a very bad / good thing when _________.
4 I think _______ did a very clever / stupid thing when __________.
5 I think _______ was stupider / nicer / nastier than _______ because _________.
5 Match these halves of sentences to make a paragraph about the portrait of Dorian Gray.
1 Later, Basil wanted to exhibit the picture in Paris...
2 Basil then tried to destroy the portrait ...
3 When Dorian first saw the portrait, ...
4 He became angry and afraid ...
5 Many years later, Basil finally saw the picture...
6 As time passed, Dorian became more evil, ...
7 The face in the picture began to change ...
8 after Dorian had been cruel to Sybil Vane.
9 because the picture would stay young while he grew old.
10 he remembered Lord Henry's words about youth.
11 and so Dorian killed him.
12 but Dorian didn't let him see it.
13 although he knew that it was his best work.
14 and the face in the picture grew more and more terrible.
1 Later, Basil wanted to exhibit the picture in Paris but Dorian didn't let him see it.
2 Basil then tried to destroy the portrait and so Dorian killed him.
3 When Dorian first saw the portrait, he remembered Lord Henry's words about youth.
4 He became angry and afraid, because the picture would stay young while he grew old.
5 Many years later, Basil finally saw the picture, although he knew that it was his best work.
6 As time passed, Dorian became more evil, and the face in the picture grew more and more terrible.
7 The face in the picture began to change, after Dorian had been cruel to Sybil Vane.
A Checking your understanding
Chapters 1-5 Find answers to these questions in the text. (Give full answers).
1 Why did Basil refuse to exhibit Dorian Gray's portrait in an art gallery? Because tapeworm fear gives that discovers its secret.
2 Why didn't Basil want Lord Henry to meet Dorian Gray? Because he like people a lot and he love secrets, that's all.
3 What did Lord Henry say is the most important thing in the world? Henry said, there is nothing more important, more valuable than beauty.
4 What did Dorian wish when he saw his portrait? Dorian says, he could always stay young and that the picture could grow old.
5 Why did Dorian want to go to the park with Lord Henry?
1 How old was Sybil Vane? She was about seventeen.
2 Where was James Vane going? He was going for many years to England.
3 Why didn't Dorian want to see Sybil again? Because she says, she doesn't like art.
4 How had the face in the portrait changed? There was something unkind, and cruel about the mouth. It was very strange.
5 How did Sybil Vane die? She killed herself at the theatre last night.
6 Who told Dorian not to cry for Sybil Vane? Harry.
7 Why did Dorian hide his portrait in a locked room? Because the face in the picture would grow old and ugly.
Chapters 11-13 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?(Justify your answer).
1 Every year the face in the portrait became older and uglier. T. The picture of Dorian gray grew older every year.
2 As the years passed, Dorian grew less afraid of the picture. F. As the months and years passed, Dorian grew more and more afraid of the picture.
3 Basil heard terrible stories about Dorian's evil life. T. He tells you that people in London are saying the most terrible things about you.
4 Dorian murdered Basil because Basil had seen the real Dorian Gray. T. Dorian killed basil.
5 Afterwards Dorian felt sorry about the murder. F.
6 Alan Campbell wanted to help Dorian. F.
Chapters 14-17 Write answers to these questions. (Give full answer).
1 Why did James Vane want to kill Dorian? Because Dorian destroyed the live of Sybil vane.
2 How did Dorian escape from James Vane?
3 Whose face did Dorian see at the window in his house in the country? Dorian teaches the face of a boy of twenty. It was the face of James vane.
4 How did James Vane die? Suddenly one of the men shot into the trees near the Dorian gray.
5 Why did Dorian want to change his life? Because he has done too many terrible thinks in his live and he's going to change.
6 What secret about Dorian did Lord Henry want to know? Lord Henry want to know the secret of the wonderful beauty.
7 Why did Dorian want to destroy the picture? Dorian destroys the picture because he could not sleep because of it. It had stolen every chance of peace or happiness from him.
8 What did Dorian's servants find when they got into the locked room? Against the wall they saw a fine portrait of the young Dorian gray, in all his wonderful youth and beauty. Lying on the floor was a dead man, with a knife in his heart. His face was old and ugly and yellow with disease.
B Working with language
1 Use these words to join the sentences together.
but while because if after and
1 I'm not happy. I don't see Dorian every day.
2 Your clever words are very amusing. You laugh at serious things.
3 Lord Henry talked to Dorian. Basil painted.
4 Every night I see her in different plays. She's always wonderful.
5 Dorian went to see Sybil. The play ended.
6 Sybil killed herself. She loved Dorian.
1 I'm not happy if I don't see Dorian every day.
2 Your clever words are very amusing but you laugh at serious things.
3 Lord Henry talked to Dorian while Basil painted.
4 Every night I see her in different plays and she's always wonderful.
5 Dorian went to see Sybil after the play ended.
6 Sybil killed herself because she loved Dorian.
2 Put these sentences in the right order. Check your order with chapter 12.
1 But Dorian was suddenly filled with hate for the artist.7
2 He told Dorian that he had heard terrible stories about him.3
3 One night Dorian Gray met Basil in the street outside his house.1
4 Then he locked the room and went downstairs.9
5 Basil was on his way to Paris but he wanted to speak to Dorian first.2
6 Before he went to bed, he looked for a name in a book.10
7 He took Basil to the locked room and showed him the picture.5
8 When Dorian heard these stories, he became angry.4
9 He picked up a knife and murdered Basil.8
10 When Basil saw the evil face in the picture, he told Dorian to ask God for his help.6
One night Dorian Gray met Basil in the street outside his house Basil was on his way to Paris but he wanted to speak to Dorian first he told Dorian that he had heard terrible stories about him when Dorian heard these stories, he became angry he took Basil to the locked room and showed him the picture when Basil saw the evil face in the picture, he told Dorian to ask God for his help but Dorian was suddenly filled with hate for the artist he picked up a knife and murdered Basil then he locked the room and went downstairs before he went to bed, he looked for a name in a book.