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Chapter VII - Belarusian state university nizhneva n. N. Kuprina r. N. Mezena L. S sokolova y. V. George orwell

Chapter VII

Task 1. Find the English equivalents for the following words and expressions


Быть явным; в злобе; падать духом, отчаиваться; взглянуть; нехватка еды ; в присутствии кого-либо; выразить протест; действовать безжалостно; доставлять вовремя; тревожное известие; вредить; быть в союзе с кем-либо; следовать на почтительном расстоянии; замышлять что-либо; тщеславие и честолюбие; это объясняет многое; обрекать на гибель; измениться в лице; признаться в преступлении; подстрекать; возмездие; по нашей вине; иметь смелость высказать мысли; внутренний и внешний враг.

Task 2. Reproduce the situations in which the following phrases are used


The dignity of labour; to spread a contrary impression; to make a determined effort; to be on better terms with smb.; a full investigation into smb.’ Activities; to charge ahead of smb.; to shriek for mercy; the tale of confessions went on; to lack the words to express thoughts.

Task 3. Agree or disagree with the following sentences.


  1. A severe winter made the animals stop the rebuilding of the windmill.

  2. The animals had corn supplies in abundance.

  3. In the days of food shortage Napoleon was always with the animals working out the best strategy.

  4. The hens’ outcry was a failure.

  5. Everybody was unanimous blaming Snowball of all kinds of mischief.

  6. Boxer was convinced that Snowball wasn’t a traitor.

  7. Napoleon was ruthless demanding the animals to confess their crimes.

  8. All the animals were shocked by executions.

Task 4. Answer the questions.


  1. Why did the animals decide to build the walls of the windmill thicker than they had been?

  2. What were Napoleon’s orders to conceal the food situation?

  3. What measures did Napoleon take to get enough grain and food?

  4. What disturbed the animals?

  5. Why did Squealer call the animals together after Napoleon had made a tour of inspection of the farm?

  6. Did the animals believe Squealer?

  7. What did Squealer warn the animals about?

  8. Did Napoleon make the animals confess their crimes?

  9. How did the animals react to executions?

  10. What future did the animals look forward to?

  11. Why was ‘Beasts of England’ forbidden?

Task 5. Express the same idea using different words and grammar.


  1. Emboldened by the collapse of the windmill, the human beings were inventing fresh lies about Animal Farm.

  2. It was necessary to procure some more grain from somewhere.

  3. The hens made a determined effort to thwart Napoleon’s wishes.

  4. The dogs saw to it that the orders were carried out.

  5. Whenever anything went wrong it became usual to attribute it to Snowball.

  6. This was a wickedness far outdoing Snowball’s destruction of the windmill.

  7. Boxer was still a little uneasy.

  8. Napoleon stood sternly surveying his audience.

Task 6. Use prepositions where necessary.


…some suitable pretext; to appear…public; to attribute…smb.; to be…league…smb.; to detect…the smell; to pause…an instant; …the critical moment; to cast a look…smb.; to work according…one’s capacity; to put an end…the discussion.

Task 7. Give synonyms to the following words and expressions from the text.


To rejoice; edible; to conceal; famine; to deceive; to carry on; to emerge; to perform mischief; to menace; to collaborate; to be taken aback.

Task 8. Say who and under what circumstances made these utterances.


  1. ‘I believe that at the Battle of the Cowshed Snowball was a good comrade’.

  2. ‘He had been here! I can smell him distinctly’.

  3. ‘I warn every animal on the farm to keep his eyes very wide open.’

  4. ‘It must be due to some fault in ourselves. The solution is to work harder.’

  5. ‘In “Beasts of England” we expressed our longing for a better society in days to come’.

Task 9. Discussion points (Assignments, Ch. VII)

Task 10. Role play the conversation between :


the hens; Squealer and Boxer; the animals after the execution

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