why was maddie sad when she heard Wanda's letter being read?
Coloursare used to describe feelings, moods and emotions. Match thefollowing ‘colour expressions’ with a suggestedparaphrase.
the Monday morning blues
feel embarrassed / angry / ashamed
go red in the face
feel very sick, as if about to vomit
sadness or depression after a weekend of fun
the red carpet
the sign or permission to begin an action
a sign of surrender or acceptance of defeat; a wish to stop fighting
a green belt
in an unlawful act; while doing something wrong
a photographic print of building plans; a detailed plan or scheme
a grey area
land around a town or city where construction is prohibited by law
a white flag
an area of a subject or a situation where matters are not very clear
a dishonest person with no sense of right or wrong
a special welcome
the green light
of noble birth or from a royal family
1.Find the sentences in the story withthe following phrasal verbs.
Whatadjectives can we use to describe Peggy, Wanda and Maddie? You canchoose adjectives from the list above. Youcan also add some of your own.
Hereare thirty adjectives describing human qualities. Discuss them withyour partner and put them in the two word webs (given below)according to whether you think they show positive or negativequalities. You can consult a dictionary if you are not sure of themeanings of some of the words. You may also add to the listthe positive or negative ‘pair’ of a given words.
kind, sarcastic, courteous, arrogant, insipid, timid, placid, cruel, haughty, proud, zealous, intrepid, sensitive, compassionate, introverted, stolid, cheerful, contented, thoughtless, vain, friendly, unforgiving, fashionable, generous, talented, lonely, determined, creative, miserable, complacent.
Doyou think Wanda really thought the girls were teasing her? Why or whynot?
Whydo you think Wanda gave Maddie and Peggy the drawings of the dresses?Why are they surprised?
Whatimportant decision did Maddie make? Why did she have to think hard todo so?
Peggysays, “I never thought she had the sense to know we were makingfun of her anyway. I thought she was too dumb. And gee, look how shecan draw!” What led Peggy to believe that Wanda was dumb? Didshe change her opinion later?
Maddiethought her silence was as bad as Peggy’steasing. Was she right?
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