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ÂŤFighting against poverty and social exclusionÂť


How does the story begin?


Where did he live until he was 9?


What can you explain about the food he ate in the workhouse?


He also lived in a special shop. What was the shop of?

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Complete the sentences: • Oliver met «Dodger» on his way to ... • He took Oliver to Fagin’s place, ... • Oliver discovered that Fagin ...

• The boys played a game with Fagin about ... • When Oliver and the boys went to the market ... • Oliver was rescued by Mr Brownlow and took him to ...

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right afraid steal foggy outside thought away ran after saw night put window were shot

Fagin wanted to .1. ___ precious things from a house.2. ___ London. Sikes .3. ___ the plan was difficult so they decided Oliver was the .4. ___ person. Oliver was .5. ___ of him. They went to the big house on a cold, .6. ___ night. Sikes .7. ___ a pistol on Oliver’s head and forced him to enter the house through a small .8. ___. There .9. ___ two men inside the house. One of them .10. ___ Oliver. Sikes took him to the garden and left him there. Sikes ran .11. ___ with Toby Crackit. The servants of the house .12. ___ them but nobody .13. ___ Oliver’s body. He lied on the wet ground all .14. ___

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Bring order to the following sentences:  The people in the room thought that Oliver didn’t look like a thief.  Oliver saw Fagin and a strange man called Monks outside the window.  Rose Maylie played the piano and read books to Oliver – he couldn’t read, he had never been in a school.  Oliver woke up outside a house near London.  Oliver and the Maylie family went back to the country house after three months.  Doctor Losberne examined Oliver.  A kind teacher gave lessons to Oliver.

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Nancy’s Secret

Old Friends and Monks

Complete the names: a. M____ went to the workhouse where O_____ was born because he wanted to take the wedding ring of Oliver’s mother, A_____. N_____ was very sad and decided to meet R____ Maylie to tell her about O______ and that he was in danger because F_____ and M______ wanted to kidnap him.

b. c.

d. e.

f. g.

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TRUE or FALSE Nancy met Rose and Mr Brownlow at London Bridge. Sikes followed Nancy and heard everything. Mr. Brownlow wanted to know about Oliver’s origins. Monks had a red mark in his back. Fagin was happy because Nancy wanted to help Oliver. Monks was Oliver’s father. He signed a paper to give Oliver’s money back.


EXPLAIN THE END OF ... Fagin: Sikes: Monks: Mr. Bumble: Oliver:

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This book was written more than two hundred years ago. What was the situation of the society at that time?


Poor Housing – Lack of Health – No Access to Education – Scarce Drinkable water – Not enough Food – No Family ties – War – Natural disasters – Violence – Social exclusion - ... Identify the factors that affect Oliver at the beginning of his life.


In this story, how does Oliver get out of the POVERTY CIRCLE?

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Oliver Twist  

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