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In the Shadow of the Mountain Helen Naylor


Before reading c Marjorie would have to make all the funeral
arrangements.
1. Read the book in two minutes! Read the front
d Clare had always been good at organising
cover, the contents page and the back cover. What
things.
sort of story do you think this is going to be?
2. Look at the map on page 5. What do you know
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about Switzerland?
3. Read the information about the characters on 1. Clare is worried about the future. Make a list
page 4. Imagine what they look like. of her worries under these headings:
4. If you have the recording, listen to Chapter 1.
Personal
Professional
Check your reading
Chapter 5
Chapter 1 1. What is fact or opinion about Edward Crowe?
1. Who ... a He left his wife.
a had been frozen for many years? b He provided money for his wife and child.
b needed time to think about the future? c He left England because of a business
c was glad that some things had remained the scandal.
same? d He didn’t intend to see his wife again.
d had never talked about dying before? e He met another woman.

Chapter 2 Chapter 6
1. Match the beginnings and endings. 1. Match the sentences with places in the story.
1 Clare’s grandfather, a she was going a Here spring was well advanced and the sun
Edward Crowe, to collect her had real warmth.
grandfather’s b The setting sun had bathed the whole thing in
body. a pinky-orange light.
2 Clare phoned her editor, b had died in a c There was just enough light and warmth left
Kevin, to tell him climbing for her to sit on the balcony ...
accident. d ... Wonderful old wooden buildings
3 Her editor thought Clare c the chance to standing on what looked like stone
should definitely interview a mushrooms.
football star’s
wife. Chapter 7
4 Clare was anxious not to d write up the 1. Put the events in the right order.
miss story for the a Clare didn’t know there had to be a post
newspaper. mortem.
b Clare didn’t like people talking about her
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grandfather.
1. True or false? c Clare realised an old guide may have met her
a Marjorie found living alone difficult at first. grandfather.
b The news about Edward Crowe was a d Clare didn’t want another journalist to write
surprise to Marjorie. the story.

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Worksheet
Level 5

In the Shadow of the Mountain Helen Naylor

Chapter 8 2 Andrew was b more information


annoyed about the
1. Match the beginnings and endings.
Grunwalder family.
1 Clare waited until a was still alive and
3 Clare explained to c his memories of
after lunch well.
Andrew that Edward Crowe.
2 Clare insisted that b when she asked
4 Ulrich Grunwalder d about what he
her grandfather’s if he had met her
wanted to forget had read in the
story grandfather.
newspaper.
3 Clare found c was a private family
out that Ulrich matter.
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Grunwalder
4 Ulrich Grunwalder d before she returned 1. Who said what?
said he couldn’t Kevin’s call. a ‘I’m afraid there seems to be nothing for 1924
remember for the Matterhorn.’
b ‘Surely someone in such a small community
Chapter 9 would have known ... ?’
c ‘... the only thing I can suggest is that you
1. Complete the summary.
talk to Ulrich Grunwalder.’
In 1923, Ulrich was ............... years old. He
d ‘Are you in Zermatt for long, Clare?’
had started ............... with his father, who had
e ‘Just a short break to get away from
been killed on the .............. . He now had to
everything at home.’
............... for the family. Ulrich was ...............
f ‘But would you like to meet for a drink
when his sister Marianne went down to the
later?’
village with him to ............... some work.
At the ............... ............... hotel, where
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the .............................. climbers stayed,
they learned they would be working for the 1. What things do Bruno and Clare have and not
............... family. have in common?

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1. True or false? 1. Complete the summary.
a Marianne could speak some English. At the police station, Clare received the result
b Edward Crowe already knew Ulrich and of the ............... ............... and was given a
Marianne were brother and sister. ............... which was found on the body. Inside
c Ulrich wanted to find out more about the it was a photo of her ................ . She learnt the
Crowe family. answer to one of her questions: her grandfather
d Ulrich and Crowe had a disagreement on the had a climbing partner, ............... ................ ,
mountain. who also ............... . Clare phoned Kevin, her
............... , to tell him she would write the story.
Chapter 11 She hoped ............... would help her to set up a
meeting with Ulrich.
1. Match the beginnings and endings.
1 At the hotel a she might have
reception, Clare to write her
discovered grandfather’s story.

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In the Shadow of the Mountain Helen Naylor


Chapter 15 Chapter 18
1. Match Clare’s questions with Bruno’s answers. 1. Look at the words in italics. Who is she, we, etc.?
1 ‘I’d like to ski on a ‘I don’t know if a ‘Maybe she actually wanted people to find out
that run that goes he’ll remember after her death.’
near the bottom of very much, he’s a b ‘Anyway, do you think we should tell
the Matterhorn. very old man now.’ Mum?’
We did it yesterday, c ‘I wonder if the name Gordon Younger
d’you remember?’ means anything to her?’
2 ‘Did you know that b ‘Possibly, it was d ‘... it had everything: love, jealousy, danger,
the man they got certainly there secrets, death ...’
out of the glacier then.’
this week was my Chapter 19
grandfather?’ 1. Complete the summary.
3 ‘Do you think you c ‘Fine, but we’ll have On the walk, Clare decided it was the ...............
could arrange for to go now. We have she was in love with, not Bruno. She got to
me to talk to him?’ to go up on the know Bruno better and learnt that he rarely saw
cable car in order to his ............... . Bruno suggested that they had
get over to it. a ............... relationship, but Clare was still not
4 ‘D’you think d Yes, of course. ............... . She said they should think about it,
Grandpa Edward Everybody knows.’ and invited Bruno to stay in ............... . After
stayed in that hut in a long goodbye ............... at the hotel, he left.
1924?’ Clare’s editor, Kevin, was ............... for her to
finish the story and he promised not to ...............
Chapter 16 a word.
1. Put the events in the right order.
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a Ulrich Grunwalder agreed to talk to Clare.
b Bruno told Clare he was Ulrich Grunwalder’s 1. Put the events in the right order.
grandson. a Clare realised that there was something
c Bruno thought something strange happened important between Bruno and herself.
on Edward Crowe’s last expedition. b Clare apologised to her mother about the
d Bruno talked to Ulrich Grunwalder about article.
Clare. c Clare resigned from her job.
d Clare was furious when she read her article in
Chapter 17 the Daily News.
1. True or false?
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a Bruno knew about Edward Crowe’s
relationship with Marianne. 1. Who said what?
b Some people thought Edward Crowe’s death a ‘Why can’t they leave us alone?’
was a good thing. b ‘Remember, you’re a writer not a
c Gordon Younger asked Edward Crowe to journalist.’
return to his wife. c ‘... I was just going to ring you.’
d Gordon Younger wanted Edward Crowe to d ‘I thought I might come and visit you
return to his wife. soon.’
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Worksheet
Level 5

In the Shadow of the Mountain Helen Naylor

After reading 4. Either: write the article that Clare wrote for the
Daily News. Or: write the article that actually
Choose some of these activities.
appeared in the Daily News.
1. Do you think Edward Crowe’s death was an 5. What happens to Clare and Bruno after the end
accident? of the story? Write another chapter.
2. Imagine you are making a film of In the Shadow 6. Make your own activities for other students to
of the Mountain. Which actors would you choose do, e.g. write some True/False questions.
to play Clare and Bruno? Would you make any 7. Imagine Bruno wrote to Clare instead of
changes to the story? phoning (pages 95–96). Write Bruno’s letter or
3. Do you think In the Shadow of the Mountain is a Clare’s reply.
good title? Make up an alternative.

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