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Book key
1.1 1 Open answers (A beautiful, sad B handsome,
happy C thin, angry)

2 Open answers (a In 1789. b A lot of people
who were hungry and had no jobs. Because nobody
listened to their problems. Bread prices were high
and the country had no money. But rich people
had a very good life. c Rich and important
people were afraid for their lives. Many ran away,
to other countries.)
1.2 Open answers (1 The people are at a city wall, in
Paris. They are revolutionaries and they are watching
for aristocrats. They want to kill them. 2 He is a
revolutionary soldier. He is watching people when
they leave the city through the city wall. He is also
looking inside the carts. He is looking for aristocrats.
He wants to catch them.
2.1 1 3 2 3 3 7 4 7
2.2 1 a friends b disguise c name d woman
e son f the Scarlet Pimpernel g aristocrats

2 a Mr Jellyband b the Comtesse de Tournay
c the Vicomte d Suzanne
e Lord Antony Dewhurst, Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
2.3 A took B sat C drove D had E went

F spoke
2.4 Open answers (1 Lady Blakeney/Marguerite

2 No, because the Comtesse hates her. 3 Sir Percy
Blakeney/Marguerites husband)
3.1 1 e 2 a 3 f 4 d 5 b 6 c
3.2 1 a 2 b 7 c 5 d 1 e 8 f 6 g 4 h 3

2 Open answers
3.3 1 carefully 2 well 3 sadly 4 angrily 5 coldly

6 unhappily 7 quietly 8 suddenly
3.4 Open answers
4.1 1 a Sir Percy, at the theatre b Chauvelin, at the
theatre c Marguerite, at the party d Lord
Grenville, at the theatre e Sir Andrew, at the
party

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4.2 1 dislikes 2 like 3 knows 4 helps 5 thinks


4.3 1 so 2 because 3 so 4 so 5 because

6 because
4.4 12 Open answers
5.1 1 3 2 7 3 3 4 3 5 3 6 7 7 7 8 3
5.2 1 C 2 B 3 D 4 A
5.3 1 a Marguerite saw a letter when she opened her
bedroom door.
b When Marguerite opened her bedroom door,
she saw a letter.

2 a Marguerite found a ring when she went into
Sir Percys office.
b When Marguerite went into Sir Percys office,
she found a ring.

3 a Sir Andrew wore a disguise when he met
Marguerite in Dover.
b When Sir Andrew met Marguerite in Dover, he
wore a disguise.
5.4 Open answers
6.1 1 c 2 a 3 c
6.2 1 A 2 C 3 B 4 A 5 A
6.3 1 The people in Calais say that they hate English
aristocrats.

2 Marguerite knows that her husband is all right.

3 Sir Percy says to Chauvelin that his disguise is quite
good.

4 Desgas tells Chauvelin that they saw nothing.

5 The old man says that the Englishman gave him
some money.

6 Chauvelin thinks that they will find de Tournay
and St Just at the house.
6.4 Open answers
Talk about it Open answers
Write about it Open answers
Project 1 Open answers

2 Superman Clark Kent; Catwoman Selina
Kyle; Zorro Don Diego de la Vega; Batman
Bruce Wayne

35 Open answers

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Activity worksheets key

1 Open answers
2 Answers: six oclock. Birmingham. Sixty million. Red.
Big Ben. Cricket. Kate Winslet. Black. The Thames.
Spain.
3 Margurite: It is nice to see you Comtesse.
Comtesse: Its not nice to see you! Come on Suzanne,
we are going.
M: Dont go. What is the problem?
C: You know what the problem is. You betrayed a man
and the revolutionaries killed him and his family.
M: He was a bad man but I didnt want him to die.
C: You told the police and
4 8 Open answers
9 fat, tall, ugly, dirty, friendly, excited, cold, little, short,
thin, pretty, strange, happy, angry, old, afraid
10 Open answers
11 Chauvelin: What a nice surprise to see you
Marguerite. What are you doing here? Are you
thinking of going swimming?
Marguerite: You are not funny.
C: Are you looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel? If you
are, we can look for him together.
M: You are a horrible man. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a
brave and good man but you are a killer.
C: I will pay you a lot of money if you can tell me
where he is.
M: Money!
12 Open answers
13 Marguerite felt cold when she saw the young man and
the older man. The soldiers had to make the sound
of a bird when they saw the tall man. Hands threw
Marguerite to the ground/Sir Percy moved across the
ground to the house. The old man cried loudly when
the men hit him. Sir Percy says his wife is a brave
woman. Sir Andrew is an old friend.
14 Open answers

1 a Many people wanted to leave Paris.


b Bibot looked in each of the carts.
c Some important guests came to the hotel.
d Only the two quiet men werent interested.
e The Comtesses husband couldnt leave France.
f The Comtesse wanted a quiet life.
g The Comtesse didnt want to see Marguerite again.
2 a chair > box
b revolutionary > aristocrat
c aristocrats > soldiers
d happy > strongly
e woman > man
f hurt > killed
g angry > unhappy
3 a Mr Jellyband opened the door.
b She was twenty-five years old.
c Because her husband didnt fight.
d Sir Percys boat, the Day Dream.
e He wanted to help his country, France.
f The French police.
g In the bar of the hotel.
4 a money b bar c laugh d name e wine
f boat g floor
5 a 3 b 7 c 3 d 3 e 7 f 7 g 7
6 look bored
laugh quietly
turn away
open a door
close your eyes
read a note
fall heavily
hear a sound
7 a 3 b 2 c 5 d 6 e 1 f 4
8 a outside b office c France d the floor
e late f before g strong
9 a ugly b hungry c streets d stairs
e glass/bottle f money g late
10 a Brogard b Sir Andrew c Marguerite
d Sir Percy e Desgas f Old man g Chauvelin
11 a to b about c anybody d arrived e in
f loud g through

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12 a What did the soldiers see above the house?
b What did the soldiers find in the house?
c What was near Le Chat Gris?
d What did Sir Percy buy from Rueben?
e Where did Sir Percy put/leave the note?
f Why was Marguerite afraid?
g Why couldnt Marguerite walk?/Why did Sir Percy
carry his wife?

Progress test key


1 a 4 b 7 c 10 d 2 e 9 f 5 g 1 h 8
i 6 j 3
2 a 3 b 7 c 7 d 3 e 3 f 7 g 7 h 3
i 3 j 7
3 a Jellyband b Marquis de St Cyr
c The Comtesse d The Comtesses husband
e Armand f Chauvelin g Sir Percy
h Sir Andrew i Marguerite j Reuben

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4 a Because she betrayed an aristocrat.


b Marguerite.
c The Day Dream.
d To the theatre.
e A note.
f Some books and papers.
g Sir Andrew.
h Some pepper.
i He wanted to have some sport with him first.
j Ropes.
5 a on horses
b betrayed
c friendly
d brother
e he had Armands letter
f didnt ask his wife
g the weather was bad
h talked
i slow
j werent important

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