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THE CANTERVILLE GHOST AND OTHER STORIES A CLASS PROJECT

MARTA MARÍN SANTOS BT2B IES CRISTO DEL ROSARIO - ZAFRA 8/02/2012

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Information about the book: Title: The Canterville ghost and other stories Author: Oscar Wilde Publishing House: Richmond (secondary readers) Main characters: Mr. Otis: He is a rich American who comes to England with his family. He doesn’t afraid of ghost. Mrs. Otis: She is beautiful, of extraordinary vitality, of English costume, correct and quiet. Washington: He is the mayor son of the Otis family. He has got blond hair and he is handsome. Washington worked for Pinkerton’s Chemical Company. They invented new and wonderful medicines, and things to help with cleaning the house. Virginia: She was a lovely girl of fifteen with large blue eyes. Virginia was as energetic as her mother. She helps to ghost to save his soul. She loved horse riding. Twins: “Star and Striped”. They are the twins of Otis. They are very naughty children. Continually make fun of the ghost. Lord Canterville: He is the previous owner of the Canterville Chase. He warns Mr. Otis the presence of ghost in the house. Sir Simon the Canterville: He is the ghost of the mansion. He murdered his wife and nine years later disappeared mysteriously. Since then he has been scaring the owners of the house for generations but when the Otis family arrived to the mansion he suffered the joke of the new habitants. He found the peace of his soul.

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class BT2B Date 8/02/2012 Title Bloodstain on the Floor Chapter 1

WORD

MEANING

SENTENCE

quite

Completamente totalmente

You are quite silly.

lit

Encender iluminarse

I lit one candle.

loud

Fuerte energĂŠtico

She laughs loud.

housekeeper

Ama de llaves

Marta is my housekeeper.

noises

ruidos

What are that noises?

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class Bt2B Date 8/02/2012 Title A shock for the Ghost Chapter 2

WORD

MEANING

wrong

SENTENCE

You have got the wrong number.

Woken up

despertado

I was woken up by to dogs fighting in the street.

chains

encadenado

She is chains to the tree for three hours.

wooden

De madera

This ring is wooden.

Finger marks

Marcas de dedos

Miguel left the finger marks on the wall, because he had chocolate smeared.

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class BT2B Date 8/02/2012 Title The ghost gets upset Chapter 3

WORD

MEANING

SENTENCE

bright

brillante

This book has got bright letters.

joke

Broma/ chiste

Virginia tells a joke

gun

Pistola/revolver

I never have got a gun.

approaching

Que se acerca que se aproxima

He didn’t see the approaching motorbike.

hurt

Dolor/ pena lastimar/herid@

It wouldn’t hurt you to be friendly

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class BT2B Date8/02/2012 Title The ghostly plan Chapter 4

WORD

MEANING

awful

Horrible/espantoso She is ill. She feels awful. Atroz/fatal

frighten

austar

I don’t to frighten the baby, because she is very little.

softly

Suavemente Bajito silecisamente oscuridad

When you are in the hospital , I softly singing love songs

Cacarear/cuervo alardear

She crow a lot. But martgaret and me think that she is haughty.

darkness

crow

SENTENCE

The house was in complete darkness, because it was at night.

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class BT2B Date 8/02/2012 Title Headless Rupert Chapter 5

WORD

MEANING

SENTENCE

still

Todavia/ aún

Mónica still not seen a lion.

wallpaper

Papel pintado

She buys a new wallpaper for his bedroom.

Broken heart

The pain of a broken heart heals only the time.

wide

Corazón roto Corazón partido Ancho/ grande

worse

peor

Grandfather has got worse since he’s been in hospital.

This river is the widest in the world.

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos ClassBT2B Date8/02/2012 Title Terror in the library Chapter 6

WORD

MEANING

SENTENCE

reached

Alcanzó/llegar

The water reached up to our knees

appear

aparecer

The ghost appeared in the country.

successfully

Con éxito

She had got successfully in his work.

spending

gastos

I’ve had to cut back on my spending

tried

probado

I never tried these spaghettis because I’m very special with this.

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class BT2B Date 8/02/2012 Title A young girl’s tears Chapter 7

WORD

MEANING

SENTENCE

firmly

firmemente

I think firmly in this case.

behave

comportarse

You must behave well.

beyond

Más allá/ pasando

Don’t go beyond the white house.

burned

Arder/ quemarse I’ve burned the plum-cake.

tears

Lagrima/llorar Rasgar/dividir

He brought tears to my eyes.

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class BT2B Date 8/02/2012 Title The terrible secret Chapter 8

WORD

MEANING

SENTENCE

gypsies

Gitano/a

sure

seguro

Is very unfair that everyone thinks ill of the gypsies. Because they do not know if you remember our friend. It’s sure to rain.

rode

Ir en/ montar a caballo

I rode over to Zafra.

Lying down

Acostado/ tumbado

I spent the afternoon lying down on the couch watching television

silently

silenciosamente

You always enter in the house silently

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VOCABULARY CHART Name Marta Marin Santos Class BT2B Date 8/02/2012 Title The garden of death Chapter 9

WORD

MEANING

SENTENCE

carriage

Carruaje/ vagón

I have got a carriage with four black horses.

lonely

solo

I feel lonely when you come to your house.

politely

Cortésmente educadamente

He asked politely fore more water.

stone

Piedra lápida

Stood up

plantado

On that stone is written “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” My boyfriend had stood up me, in the restaurant.

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Summary:

An American family consisting of Mr. (American minister) and Mrs. Otis, his eldest son Washington, Virginia 15 and twins move to spend the summer in England, having bought Canterville Chase, despite warnings around the world including that of the Lord Canterville that it was a haunted property. A ghost inhabiting the house for 300 years, it was the guilty soul of Sir Simon de Canterville. He wandered through the house after disappearing in mysterious circumstances nine years after killing his own wife by the fireplace of the hall, on which site appeared again and again an odd blood stain. But a modern family Otis Republican will ignore these stories. However, upon arrival at the house in disgust My Otis discover the alleged spot of blood, which immediately sends clean (despite that the stain will appear repeatedly every morning) and that same night, the ghost makes an appearance, raising the their chains creaking of Sir Otis, he offers a bottle offends aggraded, and the twins who throw a pillow. The impassivity and the gall of the Otis are angry and feels compelled to flee. The ghost prepares his revenge, but fault and hits with the cold blood of Otis, the genius of Washington and the misdeeds of the twins. Virginia the daughter of the Otis decides to help to the ghost in order that this way it could rest in peace. Finally Virginia marries the duke and returns to the house spent a time. Personal opinion: In my opinion is a very good book that teaches us how we can change the end. Although I have to admit that at first I thought that I would have liked, but as they say my father did not get carried a way by the first impression. In conclusion is a book I will recommend to my friends.

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The canterville ghost  

this book is very beautiful because it tells about the life and the other life.

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