Here is a short
story involving a murder mystery. You are going to use your powers
of deduction to try and solve the mystery. The solution is available
once you have done the various exercises.
are about to read a short story based on the character of Sherlock
Holmes. Try to understand the general meaning of the story by reading
the text through fairly quickly without using a dictionary. Once you
have a general idea, read the text more carefully, using the on-line
dictionary to help you. You can either discuss the characters, the
scenario and the suspects with the other students or try your powers
of deduction to find the murderer.
does the name Sherlock Holmes mean to you? What images does it evoke?
Does Sherlock Holmes work for the official police?
Look up these
words in the on-line dictionary before you begin to read:
blow (noun); to be tipped to win; twinge of conscience; hasty.