jueves, 7 de marzo de 2013

Charles Dickens Activity

In 2012 we  celebrated  the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens ( Portsmouth, February 7th, 1812) , one of the greatest storytellers of all time. Most of us have read books such as " Oliver Twist", "David Copperfield" etc in our childhood.
A lot of his novels have been adapted for the theatre and made into films or series, How many times have you seen " A Christmas Carol" ? and many of them, including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby were originally published in a serial format, with a new part of the book being published each month. Dickens often wrote the episodes without knowing what would happen next.
Most of his characters and stories were based on people and events in his own life which was really interesting.
His works reflected real life in Victorian times, different social classes, hard times, romance, adventure, mystery etc, everyting you can think about.
So I encourage you to get into his world and read some of his novels or even know more about him clicking in the following links:
Charles Dickens
More about Dickens and works
Click on the following link and watch a cartoon about his life.
Go Ahead and answer the following questions about Dickens and send the answers to your teacher who would be really pleased.

1.What was his birthdate?
2. What was his birthplace
3. What was his father's name?
4. What was Charles Dickens' first job?
5. How old was he when he started working?
6. How long did he work in the factory?
7. Where did he return to study after working in the factory?
8. What was 'Boz'?
9. Whom did he marry?
10. How many children did Dickens and Catherine have?
11. What novel was published in 1837-38?
12. In which other country was Dickens very popular?
13. Which famous novel did he write in 1843?
14. Which novel is considered to be largely autobiographical?
15. Where is Dickens buried?

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