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THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
CHAPTER 3

VOCABULARY

1. Explain the meaning of:
to make up a story; to take in; to burst into tears; to make up with sb; to be in the right; to play hide-and-seek; to set sb talking; wretched; to vanish; to tease sb about sth; to make up one’s mind to do sth

2. Find in the text the word that is defined. Some of them are here, the others are in Chapter 3.

batty; to rush; to fling; to rap; knuckles; a hoax; spiteful; to sneer; to jeer; to scatter; wretched; to vanish; crisp; a squirrel; to shiver; to sulk; a reindeer; a wand; stern; to frown

J

to treat with mock

R

to strike

B

insane; crazy; eccentric

R

to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly

F

to move with haste or violence; rush

K

a joint of a finger connecting the fingers to the hand.

H

deception, fraud, fake, imposture

S

full of spite or malice

S

to smile, laugh

S

to separate and drive off in various directions; disperse

C

hard but easily breakable

S

bushy-tailed rodents

S

to shake or tremble

S

to remain silent

R

large deer

W

stick or rod, esp. one used by a magician

S

firm, strict, or uncompromising

F

to contract the brow and to have an angry look.

H

any of various heaths

G

to search blindly or uncertainly

F

of the pine family

T

the main stem of a tree

G

to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance

T

a pendent ornament on the sledge 

C

to crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily

3. Write a summary of this chapter.

4. Find words in the text that describe winter.

5. What is the difference between tremble-quiver-shiver? Find out more synonyms. Make a synonymic chain.

6. Please, describe the dwarf and the witch as fully as you can.



DIFFERENCE: tremble - quiver - shiver

tremble: to shake with quick, short movements, as from fear, excitement, weakness, or cold
quiver: to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble
shiver: to shake or tremble with cold, fear, excitement, etc.



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