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WEEK 1. The old man and the sea

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Author of The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway was awarded with Nobel prize in
literature
skiff
small boat
catch a fish
Lines
a long and thin rope, string for fishing
gaff
hook used for lifting heavy fish
harpoon
a long weapon used especially for hunting large fish or whales
defeat
to win a victory over (someone or something) in a war, contest, game
Trait
a quality that makes one person or thing different from another
gaunt
very thin usually because of illness or suffering
wrinkles
small lines or folds that appears on your skin as you grow older
scar
A mark on the skin that is left after a cut or other wound has healed.
cheeks
the parts of the face that are below the eyes
cheerful
feeling or showing happiness
charcoal
It is burned for cooking food and is also made into sticks that are used for drawing pictures.
tuna
a large fish that lives in the ocean and is eaten as food
marlin
large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes
eel
a long, thin fish that looks like a snake
shack
a small house or building
buoy
an object that floats on water in a lake, bay, river, etc., to show areas that are safe or dangerous for boats
masculine
relating to, or suited to men or boys
femimine
relating to, or suited to women or girls
enemy
a person who hates or wants to harm another
favour
kind or helpful act that you do for someone
generation
a group of people born and living during the same time
attitude
the way you think and feel about someone or something
cruel
used to describe people who hurt others and do not feel sorry about it
harsh
extremely unkind or cruel
lover
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contestant
a person who takes part in a contest or competition
erosions
he gradual destruction of something by natural forces (such as water, wind, or ice)
resolution
the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem,
surface
an outside part or layer of something
scythe
a long-handled, bladed instrument used for harvesting crops
bulk
the largest part of something
dorsal fin
a flat thin part on the back of some fish (such as sharks)
Pectorals
chest muscles, fins
placid
calm, peaceful
fear
an unpleasant emotion caused by being aware of danger
quest
a long and difficult effort to find or do something
sword
a weapon with a long sharp metal blade and a handle
blade
the flat sharp part of a weapon or tool that is used for cutting
to wobble
to move with an unsteady side-to-side motion
to teeter
to move in an unsteady way back and forth or from side to side
improvise
to speak or perform without preparation
rapier
a straight sword that has a narrow blade with sharp edges
pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place

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