Getting to Know Hemingway.
following paragraphs in the correct order.
Hemingway took part in the Civil War
in Spain as an antifascist correspondent. The writer described his war
experience in the play " The Fifth Column”(1938) and the novel "For Whom the
In 1954, the novelist was awarded the
Nobel Prize for literature.
Hemingway’s childhood was quite
happy; the boy studied well( even began writing poetry and prose at school),
played football, was a member of a swimming team and enjoyed boxing.
After the war Hemingway worked as a
correspondent; his dream was always to become a writer and in 1923 his first
work, " Three Stories and Ten Poems”, was published.
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park,
Illinois in the family of a doctor in 1899.
During the 1920s such books as "The
Sun Also Rises”(1926), " A Farewell to Arms”(1929) and a lot of short stories
After WW II Hemingway settled in
Cuba, spending his time fishing, travelling and writing. In 1952,” The Old Man
and the Sea” appeared.
During WW I Hemingway worked as an
ambulance driver for American Red Cross in the Italian front; there he was
badly wounded but after recovering returned to the Army.
In 1961, after a long and exhausting
disease Hemingway committed suicide.
The writer hated war,
considering it being a " murderous
Say how the following items are connected with
the life of E. Hemingway:
suburb of Chicago;
to be keen on sport;
an ambulance driver;
striving to become a writer
war as a murderous butchery;
to spend time travelling;
to be awarded;
to commit suicide.
Comment on and preserve the
literary translation of the epitaph inscribed on Hemingway’s memorial.
Best of all he loved the fall,
the leaves yellow on the cottonwoods,
Leaves floating on the trout streams.
And above the hills
The high blue windless skies.
Now he will be a part of them forever.
questions 1-12 choose the correct answer( a, b, c or d)
text is an extract from "The Snow of Kilimanjaro” (1936) that tells us about an
American writer, Harry, whose intentions did not come
He remembered long ago____(1) Williamson, the bombing officer, had
been___(2) by a stick bomb some one in a German patrol had ___(3) as he was
coming in through the wire that night and, screaming, had ___(4) every one to
kill him. He was a fat man, very brave, and a good officer, ___(5) addicted to fantastic shows. But that night
he was ___(6) in the wire, with a flare lighting him up and his bowels spilled
___(7) into the wire, so when they brought him in, ___(8), they had to cut him
loose. Shoot me, Harry. For Christ
___(9) shoot me.. They had had an argument one time about our lord never
___(10) you anything you could not
___(11) and so one’s theory had been that meant that at a ___(12) time the
pain passé you out automatically. But he
had always remembered Williamson, that night. Nothing passed Williamson until
he gave him all his morphine tablets that he had always saved to use himself
and then they did not work right away.
A) as B) while
c) when d) then
A) hit b) struck
A) tossed b) pitched
c) projected d) thrown
A) begged b) asked
c) proposed d) inquired
A) then b) although
c) furthermore d) moreover
A) grasped b) seized
c) caught d) overtaken
A) of b) out
c) up d) in
A) lively b) active
c) alive d) brisk
A) a favour b) proposition 3) sake
transmitting b) delegating c) dispatching d) sending
carry b) bear c) support
certain b) sure c) reliable