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МИНИСТЕРСТВО ОБРАЗОВАНИЯ И НАУКИ РОССИЙСКОЙ

ФЕДЕРАЦИИ
ГОУ ВПО «КАЗАНСКИЙ (ПРИВОЛЖСКИЙ) ФЕДЕРАЛЬНЫЙ
УНИВЕРСИТЕТ»
ЕЛАБУЖСКИЙ ИНСТИТУТ
Кафедра основ межкультурных коммуникаций

А.К. Гараева
Ю.К. Казакова

УЧЕБНО-МЕТОДИЧЕСКОЕ ПОСОБИЕ
ПО РОМАНУ Э. ХЕМИНГУЭЯ
“ПРОЩАЙ, ОРУЖИЕ”

Пособие для преподавателей и студентов

Елабуга 2013

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Печатается по решению редакционно-издательского совета ЕИ КФУ
Протокол № 32 от 26 сентября 2013. УДК 821.111

РЕЦЕНЗЕНТЫ:
Муртазина Д. А., к. ф.н., доцент кафедры иностранных языков МАОУ
ВПО "Нижнекамский муниципальный институт".
Поспелова Н.В., к.ф.н., доцент кафедры ОМК, К(П) ФУ

Учебно-методическое пособие по роману Э.Хемингуэя “Прощай,


оружие”
для студентов II курса факультета иностранных языков.
Настоящее учебно-методическое пособие предназначено обеспечить
руководство самостоятельной (внеаудиторной) и аудиторной
деятельностью студентов, направленной на глубокое освоение
произведения и его обсуждение, обогащение словарного запаса и
расширение речевых возможностей студентов. Каждое целевое задание
состоит из трёх частей: вокабуляра, предназначенного для
активизации, языковых и речевых упражнений и проблемных
вопросов для обсуждения в аудитории. Заключительные задания
обобщают проделанную работу.

СОСТАВИТЕЛИ:
Гараева А.К. к.ф.н., доцент кафедры Романо-германских языков и
международной коммуникации. Института Международных
Отношений КФ(П)У.
Казакова Ю.К. ст.преп. кафедры ОМК, КФ (П)У в г. Елабуга
Принято на заседании кафедры основ межкультурных коммуникаций
Протокол № 1 от 11.09.2013
© Казанский федеральный университет

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Contents:

Life and Career. ………..………………………………………………....p.3


Сhapters I-IV (pp. 31-45)……………………………………..……….…p.5
Chapters V-VIII (pp. 45-63)…………………………………………….p.10
Chapters IX-XII (pp. 63-90)…………………………………….............p.19
Chapters XIII-XVI (pp. 91-109)……………………………….………..p.23
Chapters XVII-XX (pp.109-129)…….………………………………….p.29
Chapters XXI-XXIV (pp. 129-150)…………………………….…….…p.33
Chapters XXV-XXVII (pp. 153-177) …………………………………..p.41
Chapters XXIX-XXX (pp. 177-203)……………………………………..p.48
Chapters XXXI - XXXIV (pp. 203-223)…….……………………….. p.55
Chapters XXXV-XXXVI (pp. 223-249) ……………………………….p.63
Chapters XXXVIII-XL (pp. 253-269)……………………………….…p.68
Assignment for discussion…………………………………………….....p.74
Appendix 1. Medical terms……………………………………………..p.78
Appendix 2. Phrases and word-combinations to be used for analysis of the
text……………………………………………………………………..….p.81
Appendix 3. Ways of characterization. Talking about characters….p.85
Bibliography………………………………………………..………….....p.88

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A Farewell to Arms.

by Ernest Hemingway

Read information about the author. Speak about some facts of his biography
and be ready to talk about his most famous works.

Life and Career.

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an


American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a
strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his
public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his
work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in
Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and
two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories, and
three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of these are
considered classics of American literature. Hemingway was raised in Oak
Park, Illinois. After high school he reported for a few months for The Kansas
City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I
ambulance drivers.
In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime
experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms. In 1921, he
married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives. The couple moved to
Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent and fell under the
influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s "Lost Generation"
expatriate community. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway's first novel, was
published in 1926.
After his 1927 divorce from Hadley Richardson, Hemingway married
Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War
where he had been a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell
Tolls. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when
he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. He was present at the
Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.
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Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in 1952,
Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two
successive plane crashes that left him in pain or ill health for much of the rest
of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida
(1930s) and Cuba (1940s and 1950s), and in 1959, he bought a house in
Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Hemingway left behind an impressive body of work and an iconic style that
still influences writers today. His personality and constant pursuit of
adventure loomed almost as large as his creative talent.
When asked once about the function of his art, Hemingway proved
once again to be a master of the "one true sentence": "From things that have
happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and
all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that
is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and
alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it
immortality."

Works:
The Torrents of Spring (1926)
The Sun Also Rises (1926)
A Farewell to Arms (1929)
To Have and Have Not (1937)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
Across the River and into the Trees (1950)
The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
Islands in the Stream (1970, posthumous)
The Garden of Eden (1986, posthumous)
True at First Light (1999, posthumous)

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Сhapters I-IV (pp. 31-45)

I. Find the following word-combinations in the text, use your


dictionary to give their English definitions and reproduce the
situations in which they are used:
 to be captured by_________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to attract smb’s attention___________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to shake smb’s faith_______________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to have a great success_____________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to be in good condition____________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to make a good impression on somebody______________________
_______________________________________________________

II. Make up your own sentences with the above given word-
combinations.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
III. What is the opposite of:
 bare___________________________________________________

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 a mountain_____________________________________________
 permanent______________________________________________
 to commence____________________________________________

IV. Give the English equivalents of the following words and learn them:
 пушки_________________________________________________
 тягачи_________________________________________________
 военные грузовики______________________________________
 стволы орудий__________________________________________
 артиллерийский обстрел_________________________________
 окопы________________________________________________
 столовая_______________________________________________
 наступление____________________________________________
 майор_________________________________________________
 лейтенант_____________________________________________
 санитарные машины_____________________________________
 противогаз_____________________________________________
 каска__________________________________________________
 оптический прицел снайперской винтовки__________________
 доложить______________________________________________
 осколки________________________________________________

V. Prepare the following passage for expressive reading and literary


translation: (p. 36) “When I came back to the front… I decided to go
on upstairs.”

VI. Find the passage where Henry, Rinaldi and Catherine speak about
England and Scotland. Comment on it.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
___________________________________________________

VII. Discuss the following points:


a. Where and when was the scene laid?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
b. Pick up the following geographical names and comment on them: Gorizia,
Carso, Amalfi, Palermo, Rome, Naples, Abruzzi, Florence.
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
c. Talk about the personalities of: Frederick, Catherine, the priest and the
captain.
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
d. Why did some officers at the mess like to make fun of the priest?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
e. What did Frederick Henry and the nurse talk about?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
f. Do you think to lose seven thousand in the army because of cholera was a
slight loss?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

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g. What made that fall very different from the previous one?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
h. Why does the author pay so much attention to the description of nature?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
i. Explain in your own words the meaning of the phrase “This is the
picturesque front.” (p.44)
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________

VIII. Skim through the text to find sentences with “rain”. What are their
implications?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Retell the contents of all the chapters.

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Chapters V-VIII (pp. 45-63)

I. Find these word-combinations in the text; give their English


definitions from the dictionary:
 to call on smb________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 ridiculous___________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to aim at____________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to get/become involved with smb/ in smth_________________
_______________________________________________________
 to make progress with smth_____________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to avoid smth________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

II. Use your imagination to complete the sentences:


 It’s ridiculous…
_______________________________________________________
 If you get involved with these people, it will lead to…
_______________________________________________________
 When she said it I understood that she aimed at…
_______________________________________________________
 At the moment she is making much progress with…
_______________________________________________________
 We were going to call on him, but…
_______________________________________________________
 I recommend you to avoid…
______________________________________________________

III. Give the English equivalents of the following words and learn them:
 батарея________________________________________________

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 перевязочный пункт_____________________________________
 пехота_________________________________________________
 понтонный мост_________________________________________
 фугасный снаряд________________________________________
 автомат________________________________________________

IV. Prepare to read the following passage aloud and translate it into
Russian: (pp. 45-46) “The day had been hot…because it was in plain
sight.”

V. Recall the situations:


 “We work very hard but no one trusts us.”
 “It’s better to wear him. That’s what it’s for.”
 This was a game, like bridge, in which you said things instead of
playing cards.

VI. Translate the following sentences with modal constructions, find


them in the text to help you translate:
 Could I join now? ___________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 I… and could feel her heart beating. ______________________
______________________________________________________
 Isn’t there anywhere we can go? _________________________
_______________________________________________________
 We might sit there just for a little while. ___________________
______________________________________________________
 Somebody said you should be able to learn it in two weeks. ___
_______________________________________________________
 You don’t need to say a lot of nonsense.___________________
_______________________________________________________

VII. Answer the following questions:


a. Why was it impossible to start the offensive and advance?

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________________________________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
b. Whom did Frederick intend to call on in the evening?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
c. How did Catherine become a V.A.D. in the British hospital?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
d. What was Catherine Barkley’s reaction to Frederick’s attempt to kiss her?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
e. What do you think about Henry’s life before he met Catherine Barkley?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
______________________________________________
f. How do you account for the fact there were British and American
soldiers and hospitals in Italy at that time?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
g. Who was required to wear weapon?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________

II. Give a summary of all the chapters.

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Chapters IX-XII (pp. 63-90)

I. Find the following word-combinations in the text. Explain their meaning


in English using your dictionary:
 to draw attention (away) from smth________________
___________________________________________________
 to protect smb_________________________________
___________________________________________________
 to make money out of smth______________________
___________________________________________________
 to make sure__________________________________
___________________________________________________
 to be moved__________________________________
___________________________________________________
 to get wounded________________________________
___________________________________________________
III. Practise using this vocabulary in the dialogue based on the events of
the chapters you have read. (see I)

IV. Find the English equivalents for these words and word
combinations. Learn them:
 разгромленный мост_____________________________________
 блиндаж_______________________________________________
 гражданские права_______________________________________
 вход___________________________________________________
 кашель_________________________________________________
 болезненный____________________________________________
 машина скорой помощи__________________________________
 боготворить____________________________________________
 отделение______________________________________________
 капрал_________________________________________________
 нашивки за ранение______________________________________
 быть награжденным орденом (медалью)___________________
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 звание________________________________________________
 корпус________________________________________________
 офицер связи__________________________________________
 ружейный патрон_______________________________________
 объявить войну_________________________________________
 союзник_______________________________________________

V. Give synonyms to the following underlined word-combinations:


 The road was crowded.
___________________________________________________
 We won’t get a chance to eat after this thing starts.
___________________________________________________
 It was because we were scared.
___________________________________________________
 Are you hit badly?
___________________________________________________
 Underneath we are the same.
___________________________________________________

VI. Find the passage where Passini and Henry speak about war and defeat.
Comment on it.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VII. Find the passage where Henry and the priest speak about war.
Comment on it.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VIII. Find the passage where the priest speaks about love. Comment on it.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Discuss the following quotations. Who do they belong to? What
common theme unites them?
 I believe we should get the war over. (p.66)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Let everybody defend his home. (p.66)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 No. But I hate the war. (p.82)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

X. Make up 5 general, 5 alternative, 5 disjunctive and 10 special


questions to the chapters so as to cover the main ideas. Ask your
group-mates to answer them.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

X. Talk over the following points:


 What did most people think about war?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
 Do you think Henry took the war seriously?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
 How did the officers pass their time?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
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 Were all the Italians patriotic enough to be eager to take part
in the war?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
 Do you think Henry was brave or just indifferent?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
 Do you think Henry really deserved a decoration?
____________________________________________
____________________________________________
____________________________________________
 Why were the Italians very excited about any Americans
coming down?
____________________________________________
____________________________________________
____________________________________________
 Do you agree that war is not won by victory?
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
XI. Retell the happenings of the chapters as if you were:
-Frederick
-one of the captains

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Chapters XIII-XVI (pp. 91-109)

I. Find the following word-combinations in the text, explain them in


English, and give the context:
 suspicious______________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 disgraceful______________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to communicate with______________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to be frightened of_______________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to be disturbed by________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 to be anxious for / about smth / to do smth____________________
_______________________________________________________

II. Fill the gaps in the sentences using suitable words from the
vocabulary list (see I):
 It was somewhat… ________that I was in company with those
beggars, though my clothes weren’t shabby and I looked decent.
 A little girl …________a large dog that kept on barking through the
whole afternoon in the neighboring garden.
 As the guests came he … ________to please everybody, so that his
party was said to be the best one they had ever had.
 Earlier people used…__________ each other by means of letters,
now internet and mobile telephones have made things much easier.
 Their afternoon rest… __________a sudden appearance of Mr.
Smith, who rushed into the room, as if he knew something that could
change the history of the world.

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 “You shouldn’t be so…__________when I come home late. Much
as I like you, I don’t feel you have the right to poke your nose in my
life”- said she to her aunt.

III. Say in which of these sentences from the text can, could, be able to
refer to:
- ability
- possibility
- permission.
 I can’t understand Italian. (p.92)_____________________________
 “I can’t put on sheets,” the woman said. (p.92)_________________
 Can I have the barber before breakfast? (p. 98)_________________
 A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will
recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your
tonsils with success. (p. 101)________________________________
 You understand, doctor, I couldn’t stay in bed six months.( p
104)___________________________________________________
 Then you could have light exercise. (p.104)____________________
 Could another surgeon see it? (p. 104)________________________

IV. The author uses a historical allusion: Cleopatra. Say what you know
about her. (p.101)

V. Make a list of medical terms from these chapters.


Consult your dictionary to find out their meaning and learn them.
Refer to the writer’s use of them and the effect produced.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VI. Give the English equivalents of the following words and phrases
and learn them:
 луч прожектора_________________________________________
 зенитная пушка_________________________________________
 шрапнельно-фугасный снаряд____________________________
 дистанционная трубка___________________________________
 ручная граната________________________________________
 командовать ротой_____________________________________
 получить повышение__________________________________
 дивизия_______________________________________________
 отпуск по болезни_______________________________________
 трибунал______________________________________________
 пулеметчик_____________________________________________
 оттянуть затвор_________________________________________
 заполнить обойму_______________________________________

XI. Give the character sketch of Dr. Valentini.

VIII. Answer the following questions:


a. Where did the ambulance take Frederick to?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
b. What kind of hosital was Henry brought to?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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c. Who met Frederick at the hospital?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
d. Was Miss Van Campen kind to Frederick?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
e. Did Catherine find her beloved in Milan?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
f. What do you think about the episode with the Italian barber at
the hospital?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
g. Is it right that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have
a tendency to seek one another’s company and aid in consultation?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
h. What verdict did the doctors return after the examination?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
i. Why did Henry not want to wait for six months for the
operation? Was he eager to return to the front?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
j. Whom did Frederick decide to apply to after such a medical
verdict?

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
k. How did the relationship between Frederick and Catherine
develop? Find evidence in the text to prove that they both were
beginning to fall in love with each other.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

XII. Retell the chapters using the vocabulary acquired from the previous
chapters.

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Chapters XVII-XX (pp.109-129)

I. Transcribe and translate the words. What parts of speech are they?
chemical________________________________________________
afterward_______________________________________________
sensitive________________________________________________
formality_______________________________________________
experience______________________________________________
perhaps_________________________________________________
marsh__________________________________________________
successful_______________________________________________
conceit_________________________________________________
disgusting_______________________________________________
whiskey________________________________________________

II. Find the words or phrases in the text that mean the following:
 v, to blow up or burst or cause (especially a bomb or other
explosive) (p.110)____________________________________
 v, to get or give smth by stretching out a hand or arm (p. 111)
___________________________________________________
 v, to give an appearance (of smth that is not true), with the
intention of deceiving (p.115)___________________________
 adj, full of or showing loyalty (p.118)
___________________________________________________
 phr, to try to escape smth that causes difficulties, worry,
annoyance, or suffering (p.122)
___________________________________________________
 v, to be given a higher position or rank (p.122)
___________________________________________________
 v, to calm down, to set smb free from anxiety, pain, suffering
(p.124)
___________________________________________________

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III. Give antonyms of the following words:
 quiet_____________________________________________
 silly______________________________________________
 sensitive__________________________________________
 tired_____________________________________________
 to reach__________________________________________
 to respect_________________________________________
 satisfied__________________________________________
 separate__________________________________________

IV. a) Prepare the following passage for expressive reading and literary
translation: “We had a lovely time that summer…about wines like
fresa”.( p.113)
b) What does the reader actually find out from this description of their
life in Milan?
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________

V. The author uses a historical allusion: Hundred Years War.


Say what you know about it. (p.118)
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________

VI. The author mentions the Scala. Say what you know about it. (p.119)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VII. Find sentences with words used metaphorically. E.g. All I wanted
was to see Catherine. The rest of the time I was glad to kill.

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VIII. How many sentences with as if / as though can you find? What is
their effect? E.g. When she came upstairs it was as though she had
been away on a long trip…
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Explain what the author means by:


 May be it was another Hundred Years War. (p.118)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 He was a legitimate hero who bored everyone he met. (p.122)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

X. Talk over the following points:


 Did Frederick feel better after the operation?
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
 How was Catherine Barkley treated at the hospital?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Did they have a lovely time that summer? Find evidence in the
chapter to support your view.

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Why couldn’t they get married?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 What did they speak so often about?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 What was the situation like at the front? What did Frederick think
about it?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Why did Simmons say about Ettore “he’s the boy they’re running
the war for”.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Was Ettore a militarist?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Who went to the races with Frederick and Catherine one day?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Why did the men at the gate let their carriage into the race track
without cards? What does it tell you about?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
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 Did they manage to win anything?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 Frederick wanted to marry Catherine, didn’t he? Find evidence in
the text to support this idea.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
 What does the phrase “…did not worry much and I suppose I
enjoyed not being married, really” tell you about Frederick’s state of
mind and personality? (p.115)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

XIII. Retell the contents of the chapters on behalf of (or as if you were):
-Frederick
-Catherine

Chapters XXI-XXIV (pp. 129-150)

I. Find the English equivalents of the following word-combinations:

 беспокоиться_____________________________________________
________________________________________________________
 заслужить (~вать)_________________________________________
________________________________________________________
 преувеличивать___________________________________________
________________________________________________________
 обвинять кого-либо_______________________________________
________________________________________________________
 устроить что-либо________________________________________

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________________________________________________________
 различаться______________________________________________
________________________________________________________

II. Make up your own situation based on the events of the book using
the word -combinations from the task I.

III. Comment on the following passage: (pp.129-130) “In September the


first cool nights came…. There was a great contrast between his
world pessimism and his personal cheeriness.”
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
a. Tell of the British major’s thoughts about the war.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
b. What do you understand by the words: “…the Italians had
bitten off more than they could chew.”? (p.129)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
c. Refer to the use of the phrase to be cooked and the effect
produced. (p.130)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
d. Does this passage characterize the state of mind of a single
person only?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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IV. Which words and phrases show that Frederick didn’t want to go
back to the front? Don’t you think there was something true in what
Miss Van Camen said about self-inflicted jaundice?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

V. Decide how far you agree with the statement “The coward dies a
thousand deaths, the brave but one.” (W. Shakespeare, Julius
Caesar) (p.135)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VI. Comment on the meaning of the modal verbs in the following


sentences:

 I should think it might be hard to manage. _______________________


__________________________________________________________
 …and I believe she must have seen them going out. ________________
__________________________________________________________
 We may have several babies before the war is over. _________________
__________________________________________________________
 We might as well say good bye. ________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 He could have had it all. _____________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 I could have given him that anyway. _____________________________
__________________________________________________________
 They must have got some troops along the road. ___________________
__________________________________________________________
 What must it have been like before there were anesthetics? __________
__________________________________________________________

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VII. Explain what the author means by:
 But I should think you would try something more intelligent than
producing jaundice with alcoholism.(p.137)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 I don’t believe self-inflicted jaundice entitles you to a convalescent
leave.(p.138)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 … because she had disliked me for a long time and she was now cashing
in.(p.138)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

VIII. Make up 15 questions to the chapters so as to cover all the main


points.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Give a summary of the chapters.

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Chapters XXV-XXVII (pp. 153-177)

I. Find the following word-combinations in the text. Explain them in


English:
 to be through with smth_______________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to be depressed by___________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to feel like hell_____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to be cheerful______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
 to lead a quiet life__________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to remind smb of smth_____________________________________
____________________________________________________________
 to tease smb_______________________________________________
______________________________________________________________

II. Use them in a situation of your own based on war and your attitude to it.

III. Prepare the following passage for good reading and literary translation:
(pp. 169 -170) “I did not say anything…in the car to go back to Gorizia.”

III. What do these words mean: sacred, glorious, sacrifice. Note down your
personal definition and examples to explain the meaning.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IV. What’s the English for:


 неудачная__________________________________________________
 промокнуть до костей________________________________________
 нагрузить_________________________________________________
 отступление_______________________________________________
 смущаться_________________________________________________
 голодать__________________________________________________
 сонный___________________________________________________
 траектория_________________________________________________
 звук выстрела______________________________________________
 оборона___________________________________________________
 укреплять фланги___________________________________________
 отступать_________________________________________________
 батальон_________________________________________________
 передовая________________________________________________
 шрапнель_________________________________________________
 контрнаступление__________________________________________
 прорыв___________________________________________________
 персона___________________________________________________
 штабная машина____________________________________________

V. Recall the situations:


I’ve often thought you were lucky to be hit when you were. (p.154)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
This war is killing me. I’m very depressed by it. (p.156)

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
The dogfish are selling it somewhere else. (p.169)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
I like a retreat better than an advance. (p.175)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VI. Agree or disagree with.


 Frederick and Rinaldi wanted to get drunk just to be cheerful.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 The soldiers were glad to have the retreat started.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

VII. Skim the chapters to find sentences about rain. What do you feel while
reading them?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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VIII. What are the main emotions conveyed by these sentences (loss, fear,
anger, sadness, joy)?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

IX. Explain what the author means by:


 He has had a summer and a fall of it. (p.154)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Every time I see that glass I think of you trying to clean your conscience
with a toothbrush. (p.157)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 “That saint Paul,” said Rinaldi. “He’s the one who makes all the
trouble”. The priest looked at me and smiled. I could see that the baiting
didn’t touch him now. (p.161)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 It is in defeat that we become Christian. (p.165)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 The Russians did, to trap Napoleon. (p.168)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 “Yes,” I said “It can’t win a war, but it can lose one”. (p.169)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

X. Answer the following questions;


a. What did Frederick feel when he returned to the front?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
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b. What made him say it didn’t feel like homecoming when he
returned to Gorizia?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
c. What did the major mean by saying “it’s all over”?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
d. Was Rinaldi glad to see his old friend? What did they talk
about?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
e. Why did Rinaldi say he was becoming a lovely surgeon?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
f. What did the major and Rinaldi say about the war?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
g. Why did Rinaldi drink so much though he was fully aware it
was self destruction day by day?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
h. Did Frederick enjoy the talk with the priest? Why?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
i. What did the priest think about the war and life? Why did he
think the war couldn’t go on much longer?

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_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
j. Do you agree with Henry that the side which is winning, will
never stop fighting?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
k. Why did Gino think neither side would attack?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
l. Had anything been done about organizing fine positions for
defence in the Bainsizza?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
m. What did Frederick see when he watched Austrian guns fire?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
n. Were the attacks of the Croatians and the Austrians successful?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
o. What did Frederick do the next few days?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
p. Why and where did the retreat start?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

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q. Was the retreat well planned or was it chaotic?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

VII. Retell the contents of the chapters.

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Chapters XXIX-XXX (pp. 177-203)

I. Find these word-combinations in the text, explain them in English and


give the context.
 to make difference?__________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to be out of sight_____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to save smth for_____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to be in danger______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to resist smth________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to deal with_______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to realize___________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

II. Use them in your own situation based on the events of the book.

III. Prepare the following passage for expressive reading and literary
translation.(pp. 196-197 )“ That was a very strange night… I
wondered where Bonello was”.
IV. Find the English equivalents of the following words and learn them:
сержант________________________________________________
инженерная часть_______________________________________
пехота_________________________________________________
взять в плен___________________________________________
подполковник___________________________________________

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V. Clarify the following quotes:
 The whole country was moving, as well as the army. (p.196)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 If the war is over it makes no difference. (p.197)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Italy should never retreat. (p.201)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

VI. Find the English equivalents of the following:


 Как солдата накормишь, так он и сражаться будет.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Матерь Божья!
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Долой офицеров!
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Даже если война закончилась, уже все равно.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Берег теперь был не виден.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

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VII. Make up 15 special and 5 disjunctive questions to the contents of the
chapters to cover the main points. Ask your group-mates to answer
them.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VIII. Explain what the author means by: “The questioners had all the
efficiency, coldness and command of themselves of Italians who are
firing and are not being fired on.” (p.201)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

XI. Henry says “The questioners (The Battle Police) had that beautiful
detachment and devotion to stern justice of men dealing in death
without being in any danger of it”. Comment on it. (p.202)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

XII. Be ready to answer the following questions:


a. Why does the author show so much rain during the trip? Can it
be a symbol of coming disaster and grief?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
b. Why did Henry shoot one of the sergeants when Aymo’s car
stuck in a muddy road?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
c. Do you think Piani and Bonello were really socialists?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
d. How did Frederick and his men come on the Germans?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
e. Why did Bonello go away from Piani and Henry?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
f. What did Piani ask Henry in connection with Bonello’s flight
and why?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
g. Who did Piani and Henry come on in crossing the bridge?

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
h. What were the functions of the Battle police?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
i. Why was the encounter with the Battle police so dangerous?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
j. How did Henry manage to escape?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
k. Was Frederick’s attitude to the war influenced by the Battle
police? Why?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
l. Do you think that Frederick would really escape from them?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

m. Do you think such a punishing body as the Battle police is


necessary in war time?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
n. What is your attitude to those executing officers who had to
question and moreover to shoot soldiers who had abandoned their
troops?

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

XIII. Give a summary of the chapters.

Chapters XXXI - XXXIV (pp. 203-223)

I. Transcribe and translate the following words. What parts of speech are
they?
 engine
_______________________________________________________
 uncomfortable
_______________________________________________________
 conspicuous
_______________________________________________________
 obligation
_______________________________________________________
 to cease
______________________________________________________
 employment
_______________________________________________________
 to appreciate
_______________________________________________________
 tobacco
______________________________________________________

II. Find these word-combinations in the text; give their English definitions
and the context they are used in.
 to get crazy ______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

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 insurance __________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to depend on smth ___________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to embrace smb ____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to comfort smb _____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

III. Translate the following sentences into Russian:


 Должно быть, она сошла с ума. Все время твердит одно и то же.
__________________________________________________________
 К концу года вам, возможно, выплатят страховку, но только если вы
предъявите необходимые документы.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Я пыталась успокоить ее, а сама все думала, как он мог так
поступить.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Чтобы обнять девочку, отцу пришлось встать на колени.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Тебе давно пора ни от кого не зависеть. Я в твоем возрасте уже
жила отдельно от родителей, и сама могла обеспечить себе кров и
пищу.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

IV. Prepare the following passage for good reading and literary translation:
(pp. 220-221)”That night at the hotel… there will be no special
hurry.”

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V. Rephrase these sentences using modal verbs:
 I did not have strength to pull myself up but I knew I wouldn’t drown
now.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 You were out of it now. You had no more obligation.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 And Rinaldi. He was probably at Pordenone.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 I lay and thought where we would go. There were many places.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Probably we have to go damned quickly.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 It’s hard now to leave the country but in no way impossible.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Take anything you want.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 But I didn’t have the feeling that it was really over.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 I nearly sent him some pipe-tobacco once.
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

VI. Find sentences with words used metaphorically. E.g. Anger was washed
away in the river along with any obligation
___________________________________________________________

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__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

VII. Find sentences in the text, which focus on Frederick’s leaving the front.
Find words that give a dramatic effect to these sentences. What are
the pros and cons of his escape?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VIII. Describe how the writer conveys his feelings and emotions.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Find evidence in the text to support or disprove the following:


 Frederic couldn’t get out of the river, so he got drowned.
 When he was safe, he found no money in his pocket.
 Frederic didn’t manage to catch the passing train, that’s why he was
noticed by the guards.
 All the time he was half-starved.
 He didn’t think about Catherine at all.
 The proprietor of a wine shop in Milan was friendly and anxious to help
Frederic.
 When Frederic came to Milan, it turned out that Catherine was there at
the hospital.

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 Frederic visited one of his old friends Sim to get to know the procedure
for going to Switzerland.
 When Frederick came to Stresa, the hotel season was in full swing; so
all the rooms were booked.
 Catherine and Ferguson were having breakfast when Frederick came to
their hotel.
 They both were very glad to see him.
 Ferguson didn’t want Frederick and Catherine to be happy, as she really
hated Frederic.
 Ferguson was envious of Catherine.
 Henry was liable to be arrested any time in Stresa.
 Catherine liked living like criminals very much.

X. Explain what the author means by:


 They avoided looking at me and were very scornful of a civilian my
age.(p.216)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 I had made a separate peace. (p.216)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 “What are you doing in mufti?” Ferguson asked “I’m in the Cabinet”.
(p.218)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

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XI. Make up a plan to each chapter in writing and retell the contents using
this plan.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

XII. Give your personal idea of the phrase “to live like criminals”. What do
you understand by this phrase?
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

XIII. Make up a situation explaining this idea. Practise using the


vocabulary acquired from the previous chapters.

Chapters XXXV-XXXVI (pp. 223-249)

I. Transcribe and translate the following words. What parts of speech are
they?
 billiards
______________________________________________________
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 island
______________________________________________________
 weight
______________________________________________________
 civilian
______________________________________________________
 fragile
______________________________________________________
 discipline
______________________________________________________
 handicap
______________________________________________________
 fortunate
______________________________________________________
 wisdom
______________________________________________________
 doubtfully
______________________________________________________
 giant
______________________________________________________
 straight
______________________________________________________

II. Find the following word-combinations in the text; explain them in


English and reproduce the context they are used in:
 to take a walk
______________________________________________________
 to have a strike
______________________________________________________
 to keep from doing smth
______________________________________________________
 to be jealous of smb to smb
______________________________________________________

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 to be impressed by smth
______________________________________________________
 to practise smth
______________________________________________________
 to pray for smb
______________________________________________________

III. Practise this vocabulary in the dialogue based on the events of the book.

IV. Find the English equivalents of the following words and word-
combinations. Read and translate the sentences with them:
 играть в бильярд
______________________________________________________
 победить
______________________________________________________
 наилучший способ
______________________________________________________
 прилечь (полежать)
______________________________________________________
 гражданская одежда
______________________________________________________
 большая слабость
______________________________________________________
 арестовать
______________________________________________________
 сонный
______________________________________________________
 грести
______________________________________________________

V. Recall the situations:


 Tell me how goes the war.
 Do you value life?

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 It’s rough but you will be all right.
 It’s a great country.

VI. Which is the correct word in the context?


 We rowed along the shore/ the bank/ the coast, the barman holding the
line in his hand…
 Should we talk Italian? It’s my great weak point/ weakness/ fault now.
 I had always expected to become blessed/ sincere/ devout.
 Finally my hands were so sore/ painful/ aching I could hardly close them
over the oars.
 Rowing in moderation/ reduction is very good for the pregnant lady.

VII. Find the passage where Henry and Count Greffi speak about older and
younger nations, wisdom and cynicism. Comment on it.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VIII. Explain what the author means by:


 You did not want something reasonable, you wanted something technical
and then stick to it without explanations. (p.246)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

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IX. Answer the following questions:
a. What was Frederick informed about by the barman?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
b. What was Count Greffi? Describe his appearance and his way of living?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
c. Where did Frederick and the barman go after their talk to? Did they have
a strike there?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
d. What did Fred and Count Greffi talk about? What language did they
speak? Why?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
e. Was Count Greffi wise or cynical or both?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
f. Was Count Greffi a V.I.P.?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
g. What happened at night?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
h. Why did Frederic and Catherine go to Switzerland and not to any other
country?

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_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
i. Who helped them to arrange the escape?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
j. Was it an easy thing to reach Switzerland?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
k. Why didn’t the authorities in Locarno bring Henry to court-martial for
desertion?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
l. Where did Frederic and Catherine go and why?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
m. How does the author try to make the events “come alive” to the reader?
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________

X. Retell the chapters as if you were:


 Frederick
 Catherine
 Ferguson
 The barman

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Chapters XXXVIII-XL (pp. 253-269)

I. Find the following words and word-combinations; give their English


definitions; reproduce the context they are used in:
 the rest of smth______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to make very little trouble______________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to be through with smth_______________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to send a cable_______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to ruin smb/smth____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 to make a face______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

II. Find words or phrases in the text, which fit these definitions from the
English dictionary:
 n, a person who hates and opposes another person (p.255)
__________________________________________________________
 n, sudden serious misfortune causing great suffering and damage ( p.255)
__________________________________________________________
 adj, correct or allowable according to the law (p.257)
__________________________________________________________
 adj, angry, violent and likely to attack (p.264)
__________________________________________________________
 v, to destroy or spoil completely (p.265)
__________________________________________________________
 adj, reasonable; having or showing good sense (p.268)
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III. Prepare the following passage for expressive reading and literary
translation: p.265 “We had a fine life…Outside we could hear the
rain.”

IV. Discuss the motives of the speaker and the moral implication of each
utterance:
 I’m not going to be married in this splendid matronly state. (p.257)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 It’s rotten not to be able to ski. (p.259)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Are you worried because you haven’t anything to do? (p.260)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Yes. I want to ruin you. (p.265)
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

V. What’s the English for:


господствовать, властвовать, иметь влияние__________________
предотвращать, препятствовать_____________________________
отнимать время_________________________________________
восхищаться___________________________________________
указывать на, показывать___________________________________
пробежаться пальцами по_________________________________
расставить фигуры (шахм.)_________________________________
вдыхать__________________________________________________
по причине, из-за __________________________________________

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VI. Discuss the following questions:
a. What kind of place did they live in?
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
b. What things did they enjoy doing there?
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
c. What worried Catherine so much? Why couldn’t she get married right
away?
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
d. How did the doctor comment upon Catherine’s state?
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
e. How long did they stay at the hotel?
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
f. What was the place where Frederick amused himself?
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________

VII. Make a list of words and phrases proving that they had fun living in
Switzerland. Be ready to translate them and refer to the writer’s use
of language.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VIII. Think and say what role descriptions of nature play in these
chapters.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Give a summary of these chapters.

Chapter XLI (pp. 269-286)

I. Transcribe and translate the following words. What parts of speech are
they?
 to stir
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 regularly
______________________________________________________
 an elevator
______________________________________________________
 self-conscious
______________________________________________________
 an interval
______________________________________________________
 a wrist
______________________________________________________
 to breathe
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______________________________________________________
 breath
______________________________________________________
 unconscious
______________________________________________________
 a statue
______________________________________________________

II. Prepare any passage you like for expressive reading and literary
translation.(no less than 20 lines)

III. Find 9 words or word-combinations in the chapter to explain them in


English and reproduce the context.
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

IV. Note down a synonym, definition and example to explain the meaning
of:
 to stir
______________________________________________________
 a watchman
______________________________________________________
 brave
______________________________________________________
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 rough
______________________________________________________
 protracted
______________________________________________________
 to moan
______________________________________________________
 to slacken
______________________________________________________

V. Find words and phrases that give a dramatic effect to this chapter.
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

VI. Pick up evaluative adjectives characterizing a person.


_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

VII. Say who and under what circumstances made the utterances:

 I’m so glad it’s started. (p.270)


______________________________________________________
 Things are going very well. (p.273)
______________________________________________________
 You would have to do something eventually. (p.277)
______________________________________________________
 I’m going to die. (p.285)
______________________________________________________
 There is nothing to do. (p.286)
______________________________________________________

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VIII. Comment on the following passage: pp. 276-277 “Poor, poor dear
Cat… What if she should die?”
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Discuss the following questions:


a. What happened one morning?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
b. How did the doctors relieve Catherine’s pains?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
c. What ways out did the doctor suggest? Were they dangerous?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
d. Did Frederick have any feeling for the child?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
e. What was the matter with the baby?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
f. How did Catherine stand her last hours?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

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g. What did Catherine die of?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
h. What did Frederick feel after her death?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
i. Is it the end you have expected?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
j. How would you have reacted in Henry’s position?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
k. What advice would you give him?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
X. Make up sentences in the past to speak about the things that Frederick
Henry:
 Should/ shouldn’t have done or said
__________________________________________________________
 Could have done /would /may have done or said in different
circumstances
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

XI. Give a summary of this chapter.

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Assignment for discussion.

I. Give a character sketch of:


 Frederick Henry
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Catherine Barkley
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Doctor Rinaldi
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
 Count Greffi
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

II. Say what role descriptions of nature and weather play in the book. Pay
special attention to the symbolic usage of rain and the effect
achieved.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

III. Tell your group mates the new facts you have learned about World War I.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IV. Think about the title and explain it.

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_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

V. Refer to the writer’s use of language, the style and composition of the
book. Say whether you like it or not. Justify your choice.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VI. Comment on the problem of war as shown in the book. Which writer’s
ideas are closest to yours.
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

VII. Discuss the way Hemingway treats the same subjects (war, love,
treachery, death, etc.) in his other books. (For Whom the Bell Tolls
for example)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________

VIII. Discuss the way other American or British writers treat the subject
of war. (Death of a Hero by R. Aldington for example)
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________

IX. Write an essay on the subject of war. Compare the essays in your group
to find out which is the best.

X. Make up a situation to express your attitude towards this book. Use the
vocabulary acquired from all the chapters.
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Appendix 1. Medical terms.

1. anaesthetic (US anes-) —n. substance producing anaesthesia. —adj.


producing.anaesthesia.
2. appendix n. (pl. -dices) 1 tissue forming a tube-shaped sac attached to the
large intestine.
3. bandage —n. strip of material used to bind a wound etc. —v. (-ging)
bind with a bandage. [French: related to *band]
4. bedpan n. portable toilet for use in bed.
5. bloody —adj. (-ier, -iest) of, like, running with, or smeared with blood.
6. coagulate v. (-ting) 1 change from a fluid to a semisolid. 2 clot, curdle.
coagulant n. coagulation n. [Latin coagulum rennet]
7. crutch n. 1 usu. T-shaped support for a lame person fitting under the
armpit. 2 support, prop. 3 crotch. [Old English]
8. cyst n. sac formed in the body, containing liquid matter. [Greek kustis
bladder]
9. dressing n. bandage, ointment, etc., for a wound.
10. fever —n. 1 a abnormally high temperature, often with delirium etc. b
disease characterized by this (scarlet fever).
11. flesh n. a soft, esp. muscular, substance between the skin and bones of
an animal or a human. b plumpness; fat.
12. forceps n. (pl. same) surgical pincers. [Latin]
13. fracture —n. breakage, esp. of a bone or cartilage. —v. (-ring) cause a
fracture in; suffer fracture. [Latin: related to *fraction
14. gonorrhea n. (Brit. gonorrhoea) venereal disease with inflammatory
discharge from the urethra or vagina. [Greek, = semen-flux]
15. hemorrhage (Brit. haem-) —n. 1 profuse loss of blood from a ruptured
blood-vessel. 2 damaging loss, esp. of people or assets. —v. (-ging)
suffer a haemorrhage. [Greek haima blood, rhegnumi burst]
16. hernia n. protrusion of part of an organ through the wall of the body
cavity containing it. [Latin]
17. inflammation n. 1 inflaming. 2 bodily condition with heat, swelling,
redness, and usu. pain.

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18. itch —n. 1 irritation in the skin. 2 impatient desire. 3 (prec. by the) (in
general use) scabies. —v. 1 feel an irritation in the skin.
19. jaundice —n. 1 yellowing of the skin etc. caused by liver disease, bile
disorder, etc. 2 disordered (esp. mental) vision
20. nausea n. 1 inclination to vomit. 2 revulsion. [Greek naus ship]
21. operate v. (-ting) a perform a surgical operation. [Latin operor work:
related to *opus]
22. patch —n. shield protecting an injured eye.
23. prescribe - v. (-bing) advise the use of (a medicine etc.). b recommend,
esp. as a benefit.
24. probe —n. 1 penetrating investigation. 2 small device, esp. an electrode,
for measuring, testing, etc. 3 blunt-ended surgical instrument for
exploring a wound etc.
25. rupture —n. 1 breaking; breach. 2 breach in a relationship; disagreement
and parting. 3 abdominal hernia. —v. (-ring) 1 burst (a cell or membrane
etc.). 2 sever (a connection). 3 affect with or suffer a hernia. [Latin
rumpo rupt- break]
26. scalpel n. surgeon's small sharp knife. [Latin scalpo scratch]
27. self-inflicted adj. inflicted by and on oneself.
28. stretcher n. two poles with canvas etc. between, for carrying a person in
a lying position.
29. synovia n. Physiol. viscous fluid lubricating joints etc. • synovial adj.
[medieval Latin]
30. syphilis n. contagious venereal disease. • syphilitic adj. [Syphilus, name
of a character in a poem of 1530]
31. tissue n. any of the coherent collections of specialized cells of which
animals or plants are made (muscular tissue).
32. treatment n. 1 process or manner of behaving towards or dealing with a
person or thing. 2 medical care or attention.
33. X-ray —n. 1 (in pl.) electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength, able
to pass through opaque bodies. 2 photograph made by X-rays, esp.
showing the position of bones etc. by their greater absorption of the rays.
—v. photograph, examine, or treat with X-rays. [X, originally with ref. to
the unknown nature of the rays]
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Appendix 2. Phrases and word-combinations to be used for analysis of
the text:

Story

1. The general slant of the text is satirical (humorous, pathetic,


unemotional)…
2. The story presents a serious (mocking)… account of…
3. The story abounds in…
4. The present chapter (story)… opens with…
5. The description is so complete, real, one seems almost able to
visualize…
6. The story (passage) conveys the most vivid description of…
7. in the passage under discussion…
8. The text is permitted with allusions, quotations…
9. particularly prominent
10. gives a mock-serious portrait of…
11. The emotional quality of the passage (story) is conveyed to the reader
through…
12. What really matters is…
13. …is of secondary importance
14. …is a true-to-life description of…
15. By way of conclusion…
16. I want to make it a special point that…
17. I feel strongly that…
18. …gives a deeper insight into…
19. the present passage is very typical of… in its peculiar blend of minute
psychological analysis and abstract reasoning both intricate and
individual.

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Structure

1. …parts, however different in form, possess great intrinsic unity


2. We get the possibility to see the character gradually, bit by bit.
3. The syntactical structure of the first part helps to create a mood of
enraptured contemplation.
4. The final part brings a marked change from the mood of tender delight to
that of sadness and tension.
5. A parallel arrangement of sentences and a definite rhythmical pattern of
the sentence are meant to accentuate…
6. exposition
7. complication
8. climax
9. denouement
10. digression

Author

1. The author’s sympathy lies with...


2. The author employs (resorts to) some stylistic devices
3. The author is at his best as a satirical observer of human nature.
4. His presentation of things is always tinged with irony, romantic
exaggeration.
5. The author is always concerned with…
6. The author handles…portrait in a subtle and convincing way.
7. Due to a simple and clear-cut syntax, his style is lucid.
8. The author makes ample use of…
9. The most obvious feature of the author’s style is its objective, impersonal
character.
10. The author lets the reader judge for himself.
11. The author fully possesses the art of making a few pages go very far in
enabling the reader to enter into the most intimate feelings of his heroes.
12. Conveying much while saying little is on of the most essential principles
of the author’s art.
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13. …the author’s skill at impressing with the unsaid, the implied, the
suggested.
14. It is characteristic of the author’s art that the pettiest (smallest) details
should grow in importance.
15. The author’s style is clear-cut and elegant.
16. The author’s ridicule is directed against…
17. The author pointedly stresses…
18. The author’s greatest art is that of suspense (humour)…
19. The leading characteristics of the author’s style are simplicity, reticence
and detachment.
20. The author further conveys the tense atmosphere…
21. The author lauds…

Ways of characterization

1. That inner monologue is a very fine piece of characterization.


2. She lays bare her inner soul.
3. The same is true of…
4. His personality looms above all the characters.
5. The reader can’t help falling captive to the character’s charm.
6. The dialogue is an effective means to let the characters speak for
themselves without the author’s interference.
7. The author makes his character part and parcel of his surroundings.
8. …to render the feelings of…by means of…
9. little touches significant in themselves but brimful of meaning.
10. The author reveals his character’s mentality by allowing the reader a
glimpse into the inner processes of his thoughts and feelings.
11. restrained and objective irony
12. fierce mockery
13. The author reproduces the endless flow of talk.
14. to cloak one’s insincerity and mercenary motives
15. We get the possibility to see the character gradually, bit by bit.
16. …add a good deal to that tone of…
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17. …gives a mock serious portrait of…
18. A play upon contrasts and contradictions and affirming the very opposite
of the obvious truth lies at the basis of the author’s sarcastic method in
portraying his characters.
19. …to reveal in a few tiny, but significant touches.
20. Credit must be given to the author for being extremely resourceful in
moulding the portrait of…
21. …is manifest in…(the choice of…)
22. The author creates a life-size character making smb speak himself.
23. The author describes…with his tongue in his cheek.
24. in depth review
25. protagonist
26. antagonist

Stylistic Devices

1. The use of… contributes to the atmosphere of growing suspense.


2. The metaphor (simile) is in perfect keeping (association) with…
3. The use of…helps us to realize…
4. His attractiveness is brought home to the reader in the epithets…
5. The emotional quality of the passage is conveyed to the reader through…
6. A whole cluster of metaphors is devoted to…
7. The richness of imagery is further developed in effective similes.
8. The emotional colouring is made definite by words naming emotions…
9. The effect is further enhanced…
10. …effect is achieved primarily by…
11. touch of humour

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Appendix 3. Ways of characterization. Talking about characters.
.

Positive feelings: Negative feelings:

admiration anger
enthusiasm annoyance
excitement irritation
elation anxiety
joy despair
love humiliation
pride embarrassment
zest tension
happiness envy
hate
jealousy
fear
shame
guilt
rage
terror

Emotional conditions:

be bright and happy feel low


be in a good mood feel guilty
feel uneasy be upset
feel anxious be tense and jumpy
feel lonely be furious
feel scared be in a bad temper
feel miserable be in high spirits
Display of emotions:

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express one’s feelings scream and yell at smb
hide one’s feelings lose one’s temper
disguise one’s feelings fly into a rage
control one’s feelings outlet for one’s feelings
reveal one’s feelings let off steam
cope with one’s feelings throw tantrums

Virtuous characteristics:

affable amiable
good-natured good-humoured
kind kind-hearted
communicative sociable
modest discreet
generous magnanimous
considerate attentive
thoughtful earnest
calm quiet
composed self-possessed
honest merciful
impartial just
patient forbearing
sympathetic respectable
cordial broad-minded
witty dignified
capable benevolent
philanthropic scrupulous
consistent easy-going
affectionate devoted
loyal courageous
persevering sweet
gentle proud

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Evil characteristics:

ill-natured unkind
hard-hearted reserved
uncommunicative hostile
naughty arrogant
dashing showy
indiscreet unscrupulous
greedy inconsistent
tactless insincere
hypocritical false
vulgar double-faced
indifferent fussy
dispassionate dishonest
unrestrained cruel
bottled-up partial
intolerant conceited
self-willed willful
capricious perverse
insensible inconsiderate
servile presumptuous
deceitful harsh
sulky sullen
obstinate coarse
rude vain
impertinent revengeful

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