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Intermediate English
Lesson 13 - The City
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Key Words
best
worst
age
wisdom
foolishness      
epoch
belief
incredulity      
season
light
darkness
spring
hope
winter
despair
everything      
nothing
Heaven
noisiest
evil
degree

 

A Tale of Two Cities

ParisLondon
A Tale of Two Cities is a very famous historical novel that Charles Dickens wrote in 1859. In the book he describes life in two cities, London and Paris, at the time of the French Revolution. The following is the first paragraph in the novel. If you are interested in reading the entire novel, you can click HERE.

 

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

 

Instructions
Match the opposite words from the reading.

Click on the word

Then click on the opposite.

 

Writing

Describe and compare two cities from your country. Write on a paper or on our blog.

     

 

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