Roald Dahl - The Landlady


Reading Comprehension
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Reading Comprehension

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Reading at your internship

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‘Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...’ – Matilda

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Roald Dahl 1916-1990

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The story 
'The Landlady' is a short
story about a young man
who arrives in an
unfamiliar city one
evening and is looking for
a place to stay. He seems
irresistibly attracted to a
private house with yellow
flowers in the window
next to a notice: BED & BREAKFAST

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The characters 
  • Billy Weaver
  • The Landlady
  • Pre-reading 

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Time to read 'The Landlady'
Remember: underline or write down words that you don't know
 ( and that cannot be found in the glossary) 

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It it time to answer some questions (in English!) about 'The Landlady'

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What was Billy doing in the city of Bath?

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Why didn't Billy go to the Bell and Dragon Pub?

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How many other guests were there before Billy?

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What did Billy find disturbing about the guestbook?

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What do you think happened to Mr. Mulholland and Mr. Temple?

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Thank you for staying... 

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Let's read some more! 

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