Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Plate 1 1846 "Girl in the Presence of Death")
The aim of this lesson is to examine what the students think will happen in the story.
1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about Beryl Bainbridge and her novels? What can the students tell about the book by looking at its cover and reading the title? What do the students expect from the novel? Why do they expect these things to happen?
2. With the students look at the questions that Bainbridge asks in the opening chapter. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down five questions Bainbridge poses. After ten minutes, ask the students to swap their work with another pairs and provide solutions to the questions. After fifteen minutes compare the student's ideas and for each one ask what will have to happen in the story for these answers to come true.
3. Divide the class into groups and...
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