Alice in Wonderland Богданова Анастасия Сергеевна Учитель английского языка ГБОУ №544 Санкт-Петербург
We are going to visit Wonderland – an amazing world, created by Lewis Carroll. Have you read his world-famous book “Alice’s adventures in Wonderland”? Did you like it? If you close your eyes and try really hard, you can always visit Wonderland in your imagination. It’s the most magical place you can ever imagine. And its animals and creatures have special names and live in special houses and they have very special adventures every day of the week.
Lewis Carroll’s real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born in Daresbury Cheshire, England on 27th January 1832. He had three younger brothers and seven sisters. When he was eleven, the family moved to a small, lonely village in Yorkshire.
Charles enjoyed doing magic tricks, demonstrating puppet shows and writing poems and stories for his brothers and sisters. Charles Dodgson went to famous Rugby school from 1846 to 1850. After that, he went to Oxford University’s Christ Church college to study Classics and Mathematics at Christ Church, where he spent most of the rest of his life. He never married.
Most of all the mathematician Charles loved children. "I do not understand how anyone can not love their children, they make up three quarters of my life" - he wrote in his letter. Charles was a lonely man without a family. His friend Liddell had three children. An older girl’s name was Alice. Charles composed different tales for her and her sisters. The girls liked these fairy-tales.
Charles told the girls them for a long time, and when there was a pencil near, he drew his characters in strange situations. Lewis Carroll was a professor of mathematics, good artist, was a very good photographer, a good magician. His main business was also teaching mathematics at the college, as well as the creation of books about Alice. Lewis rewrote all the stories and gave thirty-seven illustrations for his text. In 1864 he gave Alice his handwritten notebook at the last page of which was glued a seven-year picture of Alice.
Charles loved to photograph children. One girl he often photographed was Alice Liddell, a daughter of his friend. He spent a lot of time with Alice and two of her sisters, Lorina and Edith.
His most famous books are Alice’s adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through The Looking Glass (1871),began as stories he told the Liddell girls. The Alice books were very popular, and Charles Dodgson wrote several other stories and different funny poems. Charles Dodgson died in Guildford in Surrey ,England On 14th January 1898.
Lewis Carroll slept badly at night and was coming up with "midnight exercises" and he answered them in the dark. Later, he published them under the name "Midnight exercises, invented during sleepless nights."
The novel “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” was written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. It tells about a girl whose name was Alice. She falls down a rabbit hole into a Wonderland where different unusual creatures live. The tale plays with logic, which is interesting for children. General
Alice appeared three years after Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Robinson Duckworth travelled in a boat, on 4 July 1862, with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell. During the trip Dodgson told the girls a story about a little girl Alice who was looking for adventures. The girls liked it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her. He began writing the story the next day. The girls and Dodgson took another boat trip a month later, after that he began working hard on the novel in November.
1.Who wrote Alice’ s Adventures in Wonderland? A)Steve Jobson B)Carroll Lewis C)Aleksander Pushkin 2.What was his real name? A)Charles Lutwidge Dodgson B)Charles Dickens C)Christian Lutwidge Dodgson 3.Where was he born? A)In Australia B)in England C)in France 4.How many children were there in his family? A)11 B)10 C)6 multi-part choice
5.Which school did he go to? A)Rugby School B)Christ Church School C)Comprehensive School 6.What was Charles’s hobby? hunting B) fishing C) making funny stories 7.Who was Alice Liddell? A)His friend’s daughter B)Lewis Carroll’s daughter C)Lewis Carroll’s classmate 8.When and where did Charles Dodgson die? A) London, England On 15th January 1789. B) Guildford in Surrey, England On 14th January 1898. C) Paris, France On 14th January 1988. multi-part choice
Thank you for your attention! Используемые источники 1.“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Lewis Carroll retold by Virginia Evans, Jenny Dooley. Express Publishing, 2006 2. L. Carroll. Alice’s Adventures in wonderland. M. 2000. 3. http://images.yandex.ru/yandsearch?text=%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%8E%D0%B8%D