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The Necklace by  Guy de  Maupassant

We had a discussion about story. It went very well, we all managed to express our opinion. We learned a lot of new words from this story. But I didn’t really like it, because it was simple. As you read the story, it was clear how it would go on and how it would end. But it’s a very instructive story.

Answer the questions
1. What was this  story  about?
This story was about Mathilde who was born into a family of clerks. She had no dowry, no expectations, no way of being known, understood, loved, married by any rich and distinguished man. And she suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born to enjoy all delicacies and all luxuries.

2. What was  Madame Loisel dreaming  about?
She was dreaming about of silent antechambers hung with Oriental tapestry, illumined by tall bronze candelabra, and of two great footmen in knee breeches who sleep in the big armchairs, made drowsy by the oppressive heat of the stove.

3.What happened one day?
One evening her husband reached home with invitation letter.

4. Was she happy after receiving the invitation letter?
No. Becouse she had’t a suitable gown, therefore, she could’t go to that ball.

5. How did she manage with the gown?
Her husband gave her four hundred franc and she bought the gown.

6.What  did she loan from her friend?
A superb diamond necklace.

7.How  many years  did  it take  to pay for all the debts?
It took ten years to pay for all the debts.

8.What  did  she find out when she met  her  friend?
Her friend told that the necklace was paste and it was worth at most only five hundred francs.


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