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Hi teachers,
According to this contex: (It is from a CD)
Well, sometimes we do, sir, yes. But it’s difficult, you see, sir, because of the police. The police don’t like us, you see, sir. So we can’t stay in a town very long. We usually move every week.
Yes, I see. Well, anyway, Mr …er?
Silcock, sir. Simon Silcock.
Yes, well, Mr Silcock, I’m a doctor at the London Hospital. My name is Dr Treves. I think this … er … this man Joseph Merrick is very interesting, and I would like to see him at the hospital. I want to look at him more carefully, you see.
Yes sir, I see. But how can he get to the hospital? It’s going to be difficult.
Why, man? The hospital’s not far from here.

Are these questions and answers suitable?
a) Did Merrick attract the doctor's attention?
b1) What did the doctor want to do with Merrick in the hospital? To look at him more carefully.
b2) What were the doctor's intentions? To look at him more carefully.
c) What seemed to be the problem? To get to the hospital.
d) Did the doctor undertand why? No, he didn't. Because the hospital wasn't far from there.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi teachers,
According to this contex: (It is from a CD)
That’s right, sir. Joseph Merrick. The best Elephant Man in England! I take him all over the country, you know. Lots of people want to see him.
Yes, I see. Do you get a lot of money?
Well, sometimes we do, sir, yes. But it’s difficult, you see, sir, because of the police. The police don’t like us, you see, sir. So we can’t stay in a town very long. We usually move every week.

Are these questions and answers suitable?
a) Did the shopkeeper obtain lots of profits with Merrick? No, he didn't. Only sometimes he did.
b) Why was difficult to get a lot of money for them? Because of the police.
c) Why can't they be in the same town for a long time? Because the police don't like them.
d) How often do they change from one town to another? Every week.

Thanks in advance.
a) Did the shopkeeper profit much with Merrick? No, he didn't. Only sometimes he did.
b) - There is no real answer to this question in the text, only the answer to C. 'Difficult' refers to the whole touring process.
c) Why can't they be in the same place for a long time? Because the police don't like them.
d) How often do they change towns? Every week.
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Mister Micawberb) - There is no real answer to this question in the text, only the answer to C. 'Difficult' refers to the whole touring process. Hmm, then I am wrong! I didn't see it that way.Emotion: embarrassed
Hi Mister Micwber,
Thank you so much for those ones too.

TS
Hi,

According to this contex: (It is from a CD)
Well, sometimes we do, sir, yes. But it’s difficult, you see, sir, because of the police. The police don’t like us, you see, sir. So we can’t stay in a town very long. We usually move every week.
Yes, I see. Well, anyway, Mr …er?
Silcock, sir. Simon Silcock.
Yes, well, Mr Silcock, I’m a doctor at the London Hospital. My name is Dr Treves. I think this … er … this man Joseph Merrick is very interesting, and I would like to see him at the hospital. I want to look at him more carefully, you see.
Yes sir, I see. But how can he get to the hospital? It’s going to be difficult.
Why, man? The hospital’s not far from here.
All this use of 'sir' is not how English is normally spoken today.

Are these questions and answers suitable?
a) Did Merrick attract the doctor's attention? Where's the answer?
b1) What did the doctor want to do with Merrick in the hospital? To look at him more carefully.
b2) What were the doctor's intentions? To look at him more carefully.
c) What seemed to be the problem? To get to the hospital. Or do you mean the medical problem?
d) Did the doctor understand why? Will the student understand your meaning, or will he ask 'Why what?' No, he didn't. Because the hospital wasn't far from there.

Clive
Sorry TS, I merged your threads. From the title, I thought they were duplicates. We get lots of duplicates!

Are these questions and answers suitable? Do you mean for an advanced ESL class?

b2) What were the doctor's intentions? To look at him more carefully. There may be some hidden intention in reading between the lines. Intentions are seldom so overt. all we know is that the doctor wanted Merrick to come into the hospital. Maybe his intentions were to capture him.

d) Did the doctor understand why? No, he didn't. Because the hospital wasn't far from there. But the man had just explained that they move every week, so the distance to the hospital would be changing. Seems to me that the doctor is not paying attention.
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CliveAll this use of 'sir' is not how English is normally spoken today.
Hi Clive,
Thank you for your reply.
Fist of all the story has ben taken from one of those Audio Books, the title is, 'The Elephant Man', so I can't change anything, can I? The students are doing that one, because they chose it among some other titles.

Having said that:
a) Did Merrick attract the doctor's attention? Where's the answer? 'Yes, he did', is the answer. where do I take it from?
This part: ' I think this … er … this man Joseph Merrick is very interesting, and I would like to see him at the hospital. I want to look at him more carefully, you see. Isn't that enough to show interest, attention? To me it does, but since it is not my language, I may be wrong!

c) What seemed to be the problem? To get to the hospital. Or do you mean the medical problem? Medical problem? Not at all. This seems to be the problem, his question and statement, 'But how can he get to the hospital? It’s going to be difficult.

d) Did the doctor understand why? Will the student understand your meaning, or will he ask 'Why what?' No, he didn't. Because the hospital wasn't far from there. The student will understand it, believe me. If not I'll let you know, but thank you for your concern.

TS

AlpheccaStarsAre these questions and answers suitable? Do you mean for an advanced ESL class? Just intermediate one.
Hi Alpheccastars,
Thank you for your reply. No problem. I usually write a number and a letter at the end. But yes, the name of the post is the same.
b2) What were the doctor's intentions? To look at him more carefully. There may be some hidden intention in reading between the lines. Intentions are seldom so overt. all we know is that the doctor wanted Merrick to come into the hospital. Maybe his intentions were to capture him. Hmm, then the word 'intentions' is very wrong, as Clive suggested, maybe 'plans' is a much better one.

d) Did the doctor understand why? No, he didn't. Because the hospital wasn't far from there. But the man had just explained that they move every week, (from one town to another) so the distance to the hospital would be changing. Seems to me that the doctor is not paying attention. No, not all. This is 'The Elephant Man' story. So Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, can't walk very well. He needs help. The students already know about that. This just a fragment. Right now, we are listening page 7.

TS