I. Discuss the following questions In class.
SPEECH EXERCISES .
1. Do you agree with the author that he was specially chosen by Miss Bradley at Calais Maritime to get her through the customs? Was it a happy choice?
2. Do you think it was the first time Miss Bradley was doing that kind of thing?
3. What would you have done if you had found yourself in the author's place?
4. Why is the story called "A Custom House Inci dent”?
5. Have you read or heard of any similar incidents? Describe them.
II. Retell the text: a) as it is, b) as Miss Bradley (the customs officer, the boy from the crew, a police Inspector), c) give a brief summary of the text.
III. Dramatize the following episodes.
1. On the platform (Characters: Miss Bradley, the author, the porter.)
2. On board the Channel ferry (Characters: the author. Miss Bradley).
3. Getting through the customs (Characters: the customs inspector, Miss Bradley, the author).
4. The author talking to the boy from the crew before the departure of the Golden Arrow (Characters: the author, the boy).
IV. Characterize, using the words in brackets.
a) The author (intelligent, attractive, good manners, polite, good-natured, pleasant to deal with)
b) Miss Bradley (plain, shy, awkward, boring, to deceive, dishonest)
c) The custom house official (patient, exact, reliable, honest, ordinary, intelligent, experienced)
V. Make up stories, describing: a) Miss Bradley’s stay in Italy, b) the author’s business trip to Florence (see Lessons 8, 9 for vocabulary),
c) the weather during the Journey (see Lesson 12 for vocabulary).
VI. Speak on the following topics.