Monday, February 9, 2015

THE SIGN OF FOUR (Cinema)


A classical detective story with the legendary detective and his companion. A beautiful young lady, Mary Morstan, visits Sherlock Holmes and asks for his help in finding her father and to discover who has been sending her pearls, one a year for the past six years. Holmes and Dr. Watson soon start their investigation.


THE SIGN OF FOUR

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Vocabulary:

Word
Meaning / Example
Picture Illustration

apartment

a suite of rooms, usually there are a lot of apartments in a building

tray

something to put something (food, drink, letters,) on to serve politely

notebook

a book for taking notes

luggage

everything you take with you when you go somewhere far

ornament

you use ornament to decorate, to make something look better

magnifying glass

if you look through this, you see things bigger

hoove

the hard part at the end of the legs of cattle

turban

a kind of clothes that wear on the head

bald

without hair

treasure

something very valuable

rub

to move something with pressure together

keyhole

the hole for putting the key in to lock or unlock the door

prisoner

someone who is kept against their will

thorn

the pointy part of some plants and flowers that can hurt you if you touch it

chest

a big sturdy box with a lid to cover it

window-will

the flat surface under the window

dwarf /drɔ:f/

a person who is remarkably small

tar

the black, heavy, dirty substance, usually used to cover on the road

pygmy

pygmy is a small person in Africa

cab

an old word for taxi

cage

a closure made by wire or wood to keep animals and birds inside

drain-pipe

a pipe to carry the rain water away

barrel

a big box to store food or liquid

stripe

The aroma has two red stripes.

funnel

the shaft of the train that let out smoke when it runs

report

a writing in the newspaper is called a report.

ragged

old and torn

arrested

Inspector Jones arrested Sholto.

curly

The man has dark curly hair.

fortress

a fortified defense structure

plan

a map
Ex: The paper was the plan of the fortress.

jetty

the bridge that is used to get on or off a boat.

bar

a hard piece of metal or wood

lamplight

The room was lit by a lamplight.

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  1. what a great work really Thank you is not enough to say

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