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Published on April 27, 2014

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Wi t h d e s p a i r -c o l d , s h a r p d e s p a i r -b u r i e d i n h e r h e a r t l i k e a w i c k e d k n i f e , M i s s M e a d o w s , i n c a p a n d g o w n a n d c a r r y i n g a l i t t l e b a t o n , t r o d t h e c o l d c o r r i d o r s t h a t l e d t o t h e m u s i c h a l l . A n d M i s s M e a d o w s c a m e a c r o s s t h e S c i e n c e M i s t r e s s . S h e g r e e t e d w i t h h e r a n d t h e y s t a r t e d t o t a l k e a c h o t h e r i r o n i c a l l y . Y o u l o o k f r o z e n s a i d T h e S c i e n c e M i s t r e s s a n d M i s s M e a d o w s ’ b l u e e y e s o p e n e d w i d e t h e n s h e w o r r i e d a b o u t w h e t h e r s h e n o t i c e d a n y t h i n g o r n o t . S h e l e f t T h e S c i e n c e M i s t r e s s . S h e

S o s h e t o s s e d h e r h e a d , d e f y i n g t h e m . S h e t h o u g h t a b o u t t h e l e t t e r w h i c h w a s s e n t b y h e r l o v e r . T h e l e t t e r w a s f a r e w e l l l e t t e r . M i s s M e a d o w s s t a l k e d o v e r t h e p i a n o , M a r y B e a z l e y w h o w a s w a i t i n g f o r t h i s m o m e n t , s a i d “ G o o d m o r n i n g , M i s s M e a d o w s ” s h e i g n o r e d h e r g r e e t i n g b u t s a i d i n a v o i c e o f i c e , “P a g e f o u t e e n ,p l e a s e ,a n d m a r k t h e a c c e n t s w e l l .” T h i s s i t u a t i o n m a d e M a r y s a d . T h e y s a n g a s o n g a l t o g e t h e r w i t h M i s s M e a d o w s ’ b e a t i n g t i m e . Wh e n s h e w a s s i n g i n g s h e r e m e m b e r e d t h e w o r d s i n t h e l e t t e r p e r p e t u a l l y . S h e

T h e S c i e n c e M i s t r e s s w o u l d n ’t b e l i e v e i t a t f i r s t . B e c a u s e B a s i l w a s 25, M i s s M e a d o w s w a s 30. A n d s h e w e n t o n s i n g i n g a s o n g .S u d d e n l y t h e d o o r w a s o p e n e d . A l i t t l e g i r l c a m e a n d s a i d t h a t “M i s s Wh y a t t w a n t s t o s e e y o u i n t h e M i s t r e s s e s ’ r o o m .” a n d s h e w e n t t h e r e , M i s s Wh y a t t s a i d t h a t t h i s t e l e g r a m h a s c o m e f o r y o u , M i s s M e a d o w s w a s s u p r i s e d a n d s h e t h o u g h t b a d t h i n g s a b o u t B a s i l . B u t t h e r e w e r e n ’t a n y b a d t h i n g t o b e w o r r i e d . S h e r e a d t h e t e l e g r a m . A n d M i s s Wh y a t t s a i d h e r “I h o p e i t i s n ’t b a d

K A T H E R I N E M A N S F I E L D K a t h e r i n e M a n s f i e l d (1888-1923) w a s b o r n i n N e w Z e a l a n d . S h e c a m e t o E n g l a n d t o f i n i s h h e r e d u c a t i o n a n d m a r r i e d J . M i d d l e t o n M u r r y , a w e l l - k n o w n w r i t e r o n l i t e r a r y t o p i c s . S h e d i e d i n F r a n c e a f t e r a l o n g i l l n e s s . A l t h o u g h h e r l i f e s h o r t , s h e s o o n b e c a m e w e l l k n o w n , b o t h i n B r i t a i n a n d o n t h e C o n t i n e n t o f E u r o p e , f o r h e r s h o r t s t o r i e s . H e r s p e c i a l q u a l i t i e s a r e , i n

EXERCıSES

EXERCISE A 1) Because everything about her was sweet, pale, like honey. 2) Miss. Meadows thought that The Science Mistress might have noticed her engagement which was broken off. 3) Miss. Meadows totally ignored the chrysanthemum, made no reply to her greeting but said in a voice of ice, “Page fourteen, please, and work the accents well. 4) She expected that she would take chrysanrhemum up, tuck it into her belt while she learnt over Mary and said “Thank you, Mary.How very nice.” 5) Her behaviour affected girls negatively. The older girls were crimson, some of the younger began to cry.

6) According to passages, Basil was 25. He was handsome. He had moustache. 7) Because, she didn‟t approve of her teachers having telegrams sent to them in school hours, unless in case of very bad news, such as death. 8) On the wings of hope, of love, of joy Miss Meadows sped back to the music hall. She found song dreadful and changed it. And this time Miss Meadows‟ voice sounded over all the other.

EXERCISE B 1) With pink cheeks (from the air outside) ROSY 2) Looked fixedly and with dislike STARED IN HATRED 3) She looked from side to side of the class LOOKING AT NOBODY 4) Getting married and setting up house SETTLING DOWN 5) (She) walked stiffly STALKED

6) What strange motive had he for writing? WHAT COULD HAVE PASSED HİM 7) As if he had said AS GOOD AS TO SAY 8) They were no longer engaged BROKEN OFF 9) (I) behaved as if I were mad IT DOESN‟T DO 10) Good news never urgent GOOD NEWS ALWAYS KEEP

EXERCISE C 1) Sharply 2) Perfectly well 3) More and more strongly 4) Positively 5) Fusilly 6) Grimly 7) Lightly 8) Awfully 9) Definetely 10) Quietly

EXERCİSE D 1) Their voices bubbled ….. excitement. OVER WİTH 2) Girls of all ages hurried ….. BY 3) The idea ….. Settling down fills me …… disgust. OF/ WITH 4) The word „disgust‟ was scratched …… OUT 5) Instead …… taking ……. the flowers, she ignored it. OF/ UP

6) It came out ….. nothing. OF 7) What could have led …… to it? UP 8) You can slow …. as much as you like on the last line. DOWN 9) …… came Marry‟s hands on the opening chord. DOWN 10) Her hand flew ….. to take the telegram. OUT

EXERCISE E  Miss Wyatt said Miss Meadows to sit down and had sent for her because a telegram had come for her.  Miss Meadows asked Miss Wyatt had a telegram for her.  Miss Wyatt answered yes, she hoped it was not bad news. I did hope it was nothing very serious.  Miss Meadows said it was not anything serious. It was nothing bad at all. It was from her fiance.  Miss Wyatt said she didn‟t approve of her teachers having telegrams had sent to them in school hours, unless there was bad news. Good news would keep.

1) Grimace 2) Break off 3) Fleetly 4) Quiver 5) Natty 6) Trod 7) Gleeful 8) Gloom 9) Lament 10) Staggering 11) Grimly a) Quickly b) Walked along c) Sway d) End e) Scowl, frown f) Smart g) Sadness, mournful sound h) Delighted, joyful i) Shake, quake j) Regret, sorrow

1) Fleetly 2) Wall 3) Crescendo 4) Stagger 5) Disentagle 6) Drawl 7) Nuisance 8) Horror 9) Fiance a) A great fear or dislike b) A gradual and continuous increase in loudness especially in music c) A slow, lazy manner of speaking d) To sway, move or walk unsteadily e) Quickly f) A person or thing that is annoying or troublesome g) A long cry h) To free from being tangled, to unravel

3) While he was walking, he fell from the stairs. He went ___________ with emberrasment. 2) She damaged her________ when she fell. 4) The drunk man __________ along the road. 5) After months of fighting the rebels___________. 6) I couldn‟t tell the colour of the car in the____________. 7) He waited for the audince to___________ before he spoke. 8) She held on_________to the hope that there would be survivors. 1) The child________________ because he lost his best toys. straggered Settle down fleetly grimly Were subdued gloom crimson grimace Was sobbing defy spine

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