ANIMAL FARM' - WORKSHEET ON
A- Look up the translation of the following words in a dictionary. What can you notice?
a calf (calves)
a goose ( many geese)
B- Put these in the order they appear throughout chapter 1
C- Match in pairs
Mr Jones snoring in bed
Mrs Jones Willingdon Beauty
Old Major the root cause of hunger and overwork
Man the clever ones
Beasts of England a glass of beer
Pigs and dogs La Cucaracha
D- Draw the portraits of 4 'protagonists' using the following elements from the text
1- OLD MAJOR 2- BOXER 3- BENJAMIN 4- MOLLIE
a prize middle white boar
an enormous beast
as strong as two horses
cynical at times
dainty, refined and sophisticated
devoted to Boxer
eighteen hands high
has a hoarse voice
has a steady character
has had more than four hundred children
is tremendously powerful
not of first rate intelligence
not very talkative
the oldest on the farm
twelve years old
wise and benevolent
E- Old Major's speech: are the following statements true or false ?
The speech is simply a long list of precepts/commandments.
Animals have sad, hard-working and brief lives.
Animals are slaughtered because they is no food to feed them.
Animals live just as long as they are useful slaves to Man.
Animals are not concerned by the freedom Man enjoys.
England is too poor a land to support all her citizens.
Man only is to blame for what befalls on animals.
Man is responsible for all the evil animals fall victims to.
Man contents himself with consuming what animals and Nature produce.
Man is presented as the arch enemy.
Man decides when to put an end to an animal's life.
Boxer exhorts his fellow-creatures to start a rebellion.
Comradeship is the sine qua non condition to success.
Rats are not welcomed to the struggle.
All four-legged creatures are the enemies of the ones with two legs.
Animals should never replace Man to imitate his habits.
All animals are equal, no animal must ever kill a human.
'Beasts of England' describes the idyllic future that awaits animals if they rebel against Man.