The last week of September 2023 saw the release of a new short film. It is called The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. It is a film based on a short story.
You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Name 5 or more English-language writers.
b Name 3 or more forms of prose writing.
Rachel has seen the film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.
Here you can read what she thinks of it.
Read the text. Find (and mark) the following words in the text:
review – kind – vibrant – to tackle – hue – hilarious – the wit – breathless – a study – blackjack – greed – folly – on the verge of tears – mashup – poignant
a almost crying
b a card game
c a colour
d the desire to have more of something, such as food or money, than is necessary
f friendly and helpful to others
g mix of two or more things
h out of breath
i a report that gives someone’s opinion about the quality of a book, film, concert, etc.
j a room for learning and reading and writing
k to take on, to get to work with
l a talent for being funny and making clever and amusing remarks
m very bright and strong
n very emotional and moving
o very funny
a Who wrote the The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar?
1 Imdad Khan
2 Rachel Leishman
3 Roald Dahl
4 Wes Anderson
b Choose the best summary of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.
1 A blind man discovers a small book that describes how to see without using your eyes.
2 A collector of books dedicates three years of his life to learning how to play cards.
3 A gambler learns to see without using his eyes so that he can win at card games.
4 A greedy, foolish man turns his life around and tries to be the best person possible.
c What is the main message of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar?
1 Eating too much sugar is bad for you.
2 Having everything only matters if you do good with it.
3 When you have everything, it can leave you breathless.
4 You can have everything, but life is still meaningless.
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