WS1, wk7, May 30th 2014

What did you think of today’s class? Is it useful for you to hear me read the text?  What about the chapter summaries?  Let me know your opinions in the comments or send me a private email.

I plan to have more discussions in the 2nd semester. This semester, we are focusing on understanding the story.

The course outline is here: 2014 WS1_Handout


  1. Answer the multiple-choice questions for chapter 7
  2. Write a (short) summary of chapter 6 – about half a page of B5 will be enough. Key points of the action only.
  3. Presenters, prepare your presentation for next week (chapter 7)

Today’s class:

  1. Presentations on the vocabulary and meaning of chapter 6.
    1. a “cab” is short for cabriolet and is the name of a horse-drawn carriage used as a taxi in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Later, when horses were replaced by cars, the name “cab” was kept and is still used today to refer to a taxi. A taxi-driver is called a “cabby”, as was the driver of the horse-drawn carriages.
    2. Here’s a picture of a cabriolet from Wikipediacabriolet
    3. Here’s a photo (1877!) of a hansom cab, also used as a “taxi”:London_Cabmen