Chapter 15

Words:
1) amusing – забавный
2) heavy – тяжелый
3) unconscious – бессознательный
4) to take care of something – заботиться
5) to recognize – узнавать
6) probably – вероятно
7) to join – присоединяться
8) shooting party – охота
9) edge – край
10) to fill – наполнять
11) bad luck – неудача
12) to add – добавлять
13) a leaf – лист
14) hope – надежда

Before you listen
Match the words with their definitions. Use a dictionary if necessary.
  • unconscious
  • shooting
  • edge
  • horror
  • murder
  • safe
  • uncover
  • - remove a cover from something.
  • - a state similar to sleep, as a result of shock, accident or injury.
  • - if you are not in any danger.
  • - the crime of deliberately (умышленно) killing a person.
  • - a strong feeling of alarm caused by something extremely unpleasant.
  • - the place or line where one thing stops and another thing begins.
  • - the sport of hunting birds or animals with a gun.
General listening
Listen to episode 15 and put the sentences in the chronological order.
  • Upstairs, in his room Dorian’s body shook with fear like a leaf in the wind.
  • On the third day a clear bright winter morning Dorian joined his friends on a shooting party.
  • Suddenly one of the men shot into the trees near them.
  • There were two cries in the morning air.
  • Lord Henry came over to tell Dorian that the man was dead.
  • Dorian turned away in horror.
  • He hurried to the house where the body lay.
  • His servant came to pack his clothes and while he was doing this he told Dorian the dead man was a sailor.
Detailed listening
Listen again and answer the questions.
1. Where was Dorian a week later?
2. What happened to Dorian Gray at the party?
3. Why did he stay in his room sick with fear the next day?
4. Where was he on the third day a clear bright winter morning?
5. What happened during the shooting party?
6. How did Lord Henry behave when he learnt that the man was dead?
7. What did Dorian decide to do after the accident?
8. Why did he want to see the body of the dead man?

Text

A week later Dorian Gray was at his house  in the country where he had invited Lord Henry and several other friends. Among them was a pretty Lady Monmouth and her much older husband. Lady Monmouth was amusing and clever, and seemed to like Dorian Gray very much. One afternoon as they laughed and talked together during tea, Dorian went out to fetch a flower for Lady Monmouth’s dress. Lord Henry smiled at Lady Monmouth.
"I hope you are not in love with Dorian, my dear. He’s very dangerous." She laughed. "Oh, men are much more interesting when they are dangerous."
Just then they heard a sound of a heavy fall. Lord Henry ran out of the room and found Dorian lying unconscious on the floor. When Dorian opened his eyes Lord Henry said, "My dear Dorian, you must take care of yourself. You’re not well."
Dorian stood up slowly. "I’m all right, Henry. I’m all right."
As he dressed for dinner in his room, Dorian remembered what he had seen and cold fear ran through him like a knife. He had seen a face watching him at the window and he had recognized it. It was the face of James Vane.
The next day he did not leave the house. In fact, for the most of the day he stayed in his room, sick with fear. Every time he closed his eyes he saw again the sailor’s face. He tried to tell himself that he had dreamt it. Yes, it was impossible. Sybil Vane’s brother did not know his name, and was probably on his ship at sea. No, of course, he had not seen James Vane’s face at the window.
But the fear stayed with him, dream or no dream.
Two days passed and Dorian grew less afraid. On the third day, a clear, bright winter morning, Dorian joined his friends on a shooting party. With Lady Monmouth by his side, he walked to the edge of the forest, where the men were shooting at birds and small animals. The cold air and the sounds and smells of the forest filled Dorian with happiness. Suddenly one of the men shot into the trees near them. There were two cries in the morning air – the cry of an animal and the cry of a man, both in pain.
There were shouts and calls from the men and then a man’s body was pulled from the trees. Dorian turned away in horror. Bad luck seemed to follow him everywhere.
People began to walk back towards the house. Lord Henry came over to tell Dorian that the man was dead
Dorian shook his head. "Oh, Harry," said he slowly, "I feel that something terrible is going to happen to some of us - to me, perhaps."
Lord Henry laughed at this idea. "What can happen to you, Dorian? You have everything in the world that a man can want. Forget about this accident. It was just an accident – not murder." Then he added with a smile, "But it would be very interesting to meet a person who had murdered somebody."
"What a terrible thing to say!" cried Lady Monmouth. "Don’t you agree, Mr. Gray! Mr. Gray, are you ill again? Your face is so white!"
Dorian smiled and tried to speak calmly. "It’s nothing," he said quietly, "But please excuse me. I think I must go and lie down."
Upstairs in his room Dorian’s body shook with fear like a leaf in the wind. He felt that he could not stay another night in the house. Death walked there in the sunlight. He decided to return immediately to London and to visit his doctor. His servant came to pack his clothes, and while he was doing this, he told Dorian that the dead man was a sailor, but no one knew his name.
"A sailor!" cried Dorian. He jumped to his feet. A wild hope filled him. "I must see the body at once."
He hurried to the house where the body lay, and when he uncovered the face of the dead man he saw that it was James Vane. He cried with happiness and knew that now he was safe.

Follow up
A. Focus on grammar
Translate the fragments from Russian into English.
1. Her husband was (гораздо старше) than she is.
2. Men are (гораздо интереснее) when they are dangerous.
3. The next day he felt (намного лучше).
4. Then he began to speak (гораздо медленнее).
5. Now his life was (гораздо опаснее).
6. This lady was (намного красивее) than her friend.

B. Write the words that are formed from the words in brackets and put them into the gaps to complete the sentences.
1. Lord Henry ran out of the room and found him(conscious).
2. Men are much more interesting when they are(danger).
3. He tried to tell himself that he had dreamt it. "Yes, it was" (possible).
4. The cold air and the sounds and smells of the forest filled Dorian with (happy).
5. (Sudden) one of the men shot into the trees near them.
6. Dorian turned away in(horrible).
7. "It’s nothing" – he said(quiet ).
8. When he(to cover) the face of the dead man, he saw that it was James Vane.
C. Discuss the following:
Do you agree that men are more interesting when they are dangerous?

D. Learn the following proverb. Try to explain it. Use the facts from the plot of the novel.
He that fears lives not. Кто боится, тот и не живет.