New Yorkers

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#NEW YORKERS#

ACTIVITIES

Before Reading

1 Read the introduction on the first page of the book, and the back cover. Are these sentences true? Tick one box for each sentence.

1 These stories are about famous people. false
2 These stories are about people in New York. true
3 New York today is very different from the
New York in these stories. true
4 The people in these stories have unusual jobs and strange lives. false

2 Here are the five story titles, with a character from each story. Which of the five things below
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I was only eighteen when my father gave it to me, and before that it belonged to my grandfather. But what could I do? I had no money, and Della have a present Christmas without presents is terrible! 1 couldn 't - the watch very often beca use I don 't have a - for it. And Della is more beautiful than a gold watch - 1 wanted to buy her something really love, something to show how much 1- her. 1 know she wants these -, and they 'lllook - in her - brown hair. 1 can 't wait to see her face when she opens my presento Ah, here 's my front long now . . .

ACTIVITIES: After Reading

2 At the end of Soapy 's Choice, the policeman asks Soapy questions in the police station. Put their conversation in the correct order and write in the speakers ' names. The policeman speaks first (number 6).

1 - 'It 's a nice story, Soapy, but I don 't believe it. Now go and sit over there. '

2 - 'Nothing! I was thinking, that 's all. '

3 - 'Your mother! I don 't think so, Soapy. I think you wanted to go into the church and look for money. '

4 - 'So what was your plan, Soapy? Drinking andfighting? T aking somebody 's coat and selling it? '

5 - 'Huh! Policemen! When you 're bad, they leave you alone, and when you 're good, they take you away!

6 - 'OK, Soapy, what were you doing outside that church? '

7 - 'Thinking about what? '

8 - 'Look, 1 know I 've done some bad things in the past, but today I

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