About a boy by Nick Hornby Reading Journal Content 1. Book summary 2. Book recommendation in a letter to a friend 3. Write a vocabulary list for each chapter 4. Summerize the most important facts of 4 Chapters: The w” questions 5. Choose two or more Characters to write Characterisations 6. Write a newspaper
About A Boy by Nick Hornby: Analysis Chapter 5
Analysis Chapter 5 02.11.11
fifth chapter of the novel About A Boy” from Nick Hornby
published in 1998 is about Marcus, a 12-year-old boy, and his
problems at home and in school.
doesn't know what to do. His mother starts crying and
Intercultural Competence - Negotiation: Interactions of members, intercultural Ruels
1. The strengths and weaknesses of how members of the negotiation
intera­cted with each other. Body
Language: Bence, in my opinion kept good eye contact. You can tell
from his posture that he was relaxed
Nick Hornby – Slam
The maincharacter, 15-year-old Sam, is introduced. He likes skating (his idol is Tony Hawk), his parents don’t live together anymore and he’s in love with a girl named Alicia.
• Sam really adores Tony Hawk
• Sam is a little bit weird (he talks with a poster of Tony Hawk)
weak, not successful
• to own up to sth.: to admit, to confess
• to duct tape sb.:
to tie sb up with strong adhesive tape
• to screw sth. up:
to make a mistake
Sam talks about his friends and family and how he got to know Alicia at the birthday party of her mum. They slept together the second day they knew each other.
• Rabbit is really weird and unintelligent (wants to go out with Sam’s mum)
• Sam feels cool, anyhow he’s unconfident in some situations
• thick: stupid
• dunno: don’t know
• to twig: to understand
• to dump sb.: to suddenly end a relationship
• to sulk: to show anger by being silent
• bloke: man
• bollocks: nonsense
Sam reports about his relationship with Alicia and about the night Alicia probably conceived. (“sth. half-happened”) Sam’s Mum thinks that they see each other too often and wants to go in for sth. with her son.