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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TWILIGHT - A WORLDWIDE SUCCESS


Twilight is a vampire-romance novel written by Stephenie Meyer. It was originally published in 2005. It is the first book of the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan who moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen.
Isabella "Bella" Swan moves from sunny Phoenix to rainy Forks to live with her father, Charlie, while HER mother, Renée, travels with HER new husband, Phil Dwyer, a baseball player. Bella attracts much attention at her new school and is quickly befriended by several students. Much to her dismay, several boys compete for shy Bella's attention.
When Bella is seated next to Edward Cullen in class on her first day of school, Edward seems utterly repulsed by her. However, over the next few days Edward warms up to her, and their relationship reaches a climax when Bella is nearly run over by a fellow classmate's van in the school parking lot. Seemingly defying the laws of physics, Edward saves her life when he instantaneously appears next to her and stops the van with his bare hands.
Over time, Edward and Bella fall in love. Their relationship becomes a chaos when another vampire arrives in Forks. James, a tracker vampire who is intrigued by the Cullens' relationship with a human, wants to hunt Bella for sport. The Cullens attempt to distract the tracker by splitting up Bella and Edward, and Bella is sent to hide in a hotel in Phoenix. There, Bella receives a phone call from James, who claims he is holding her mother captive. When Bella surrenders herself, James attacks her, but Edward, along with the other Cullens, rescues Bella and kills James. Once they realize that James has bitten Bella's hand, Edward sucks the venom from her system before it can spread and transform her into a vampire, and she is then sent to a hospital. When Bella and Edward return to Forks, they attend their school prom and Bella expresses her desire to become a vampire, which Edward refuses.
The novel is followed by New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and Midnight Sun.

From www.wikipedia.com – Adapted by Milton França

1. Choose the only question that the text does not answer:
a) Who fell in love with Bella?
b) Who are Bella´s parents?
c) What is Bella´s stepfather´s occupation?
d) Is Phil Dwyer a young person?
e) Where was Bella almost run over?

2. According to the text:
a) Phoenix and Forks are not similar cities in meteorological aspects.
b) Isabella´s parents still live together.
c) The Cullens are Isabella´s relatives.
d) The Cullens were the people who killed James.
e) Isabella was not a timid person.

3. Who wrote the Twilight series?
a) Stephenie Meyer does.
b) Stephenie Meyer was.
c) Stephenie Meyer did.
d) Stephenie Meyer is.
e) Stephenie Meyer does wrote.

4. Twilight was written :
a) more than ten years ago.
b) a few years ago.
c) exactly three years ago.
d) after New Moon.
e) together with Eclipse.

5. “Breaking Down” is ______________ book of the series.
a) the first
b) the second
c) the third
d) the fourth
e) the last

6. In “… a tracker vampire who is intrigued by the Cullens' relationship with a human, wants to hunt Bella for sport”, the relative pronoun who can be replaced by:
a) which
b) whom
c) that
d) whose
e) what

7. The possessive her which is (twice) in CAPITAL LETTERS refers to
a) the same person: Bella.
b) the same person: Renée.
c) Bella and her father.
d) Bella and her stepfather.
e) Bella and her mother.

8. A novel is:
a) a television series about the imaginary lives of a group of people.
b) a film with too much violence.
c) a written story about imaginary or partly imaginary characters and events.
d) a movie that is intended to frighten people, especially one about murders.
e) a very funny television program which is shown weekly.

9. “However” is the same as:
a) therefore
b) nevertheless
c) so
d) although
e) whether

10. “To realize” is an example of false cognate. _______ is a false cognate, as well.
a) To transform
b) To repulse
c) To return
d) To attend
e) To express
By Milton França/2009
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