CAE :: Lesson 31

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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American Short Stories
THE PURLOINED LETTER - Edgar Allan Poe

ACTIVITY 130: You are going to listen to THE PURLOINED LETTER by Edgar Allan Poe. Listen carefully and for questions 1-6, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think best completes each question. Then check the audio transcription together with the correct answers.

Questions

1.

After being told of how the apartment had been searched, Dupin recommended...

4.

The police could not find the letter because...

 

A.  to freeze the thief's assets.
B.
 to apprehend the thief.
C.
 to search the premises again.
D.
 to increase the amount of the reward for the letter's retrieval.

 

A.  it was not a simple case of robbery.
B.
 they had not examined the furniture.
C.
 they did not take the tops off the tables.
D.
 they did not understand the thief's mind.

2.

How much of a reward did the prefect offer?

5.

Where was the purloined letter finally found?

 

A.  Five million lira
B.
 Five thousand pounds
C.
 Fifty thousand francs
D.
 Fifty thousand dollars

 

A.  On an old and dirty postcard
B.
 On the cover of a book
C.
 On a shelf over the fireplace
D.
 Rolled up inside a chair leg

3.

Who was involved in the street incident?

6.

The purloined letter was replaced because...

 

A.  One of Mr Dupin's servants
B.
 One of Mr Germont's servants
C.
 One of Mr D'Arcy's servants
D.
 One of the narrator's servants

 

A.  of the trouble in the street.
B.
 D'Arcy's servants were very loyal.
C.
 D'Arcy was looking through the window.
D.
 Mr Germont was a dangerous man.

 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 31  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you have learnt here.

 

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