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Penguin Readers Answer Key. l e v e l. PRE-INTERMEDIATE. The Horse Whisperer. 1 Open answers. 2 a rope b clinic c horn d ranch e needle. 3 a trailer b trust ...

Penguin Readers Answer Key

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Open answers a rope b clinic c horn d ranch e needle a trailer b trust c truck d stable a Pilgrim b Grace c Robert d Judith e Gulliver f Annie g Mrs Dyer h Logan i Tom Booker a She is badly hurt and loses part of one leg. b She dies c He is badly hurt and goes wild and crazy. d He dies Open answers Annie telephones Tom to ask him to help Pilgrim. He works with difficult and frightened horses. She needs someone to calm Pilgrim because he is crazy. She believes that Grace will not get better without Pilgrim. Open answers a open b burned c cows a Annie is talking to Grace. Grace is not speaking to her mother. Annie wants to know if the bad feelings between them are going to continue. b Tom is talking to Annie. Annie is visiting the ranch. She is asking him again for help with Pilgrim. c Grace is talking to Tom at the house that Annie has rented. She is telling him that her mother is acting alone. She, Grace, has different ideas about the right thing to do with Pilgrim. d Tom is talking to Grace at the ranch. He is showing her the way to brand cattle. He is also trying to make her feel happy. e Frank is talking to Tom. He thinks that the river house is a good place for Annie and Grace. Then they won’t need to travel to the ranch from their house in town. f Tom is talking to Annie at the river house. He is asking her to go riding with him. g Grace is talking to Tom. She is telling him about the accident and about Judith’s death. Tom thinks that Pilgrim cannot trust anybody. He trusted people and then was hurt in the accident. Perhaps he feels bad about his own part in the accident. He didn’t protect Grace from the truck. Perhaps he thinks his sufferings are a punishment. a Tom likes Annie very much. He thinks about her a lot and he wants to help Pilgrim for her. Annie trusts and likes Tom. She trusts him to help Pilgrim. He makes fun of her which she enjoys. b Annie feels hurt by Grace’s silence and anger. She feels sad that Grace doesn’t look at her or talk to her. Grace loves her mother but is very angry with her. Annie decides everything for Grace. She isn’t interested in what Grace wants. She doesn’t listen to her. Grace likes hurting her. c We know that Grace trusts Tom because she tells him about the accident. Tom feels sorry for her and is kind to her. He agrees to help Pilgrim. He shows her how to brand cattle. He says she has done the best brand of the day. When she cries he puts his arm around her.

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13 Annie has red hair and green eyes. She was born in Jamaica. Her father died when she was a child. She misses him very much. Her mother and grandparents thought she wasn’t good at anything. She worked hard to show them that they were wrong. She has an important job with a top magazine. She loves her work but now Grace is more important. She loves her daughter but doesn’t listen to her. She doesn’t understand herself or Grace. She solves problems with actions because she cannot accept her feelings. She tried to have another child but failed. She works hard to get what she wants. She doesn’t feel she belongs in America or England. 14 1 trick 2 loop 15 a True b True c False. Grace does not tell her mother about riding Gonzo. Annie learns about it with the Booker adults, from Joe’ s brother Scott. d False. Annie’s job is not going well. It is difficult to work just by telephone and computer. Her boss is also being difficult. e False. Annie cannot do the rope trick but she wants to learn. f True g False. Tom wants to dislike Robert because he loves Annie. But he likes him. h True 16 Open answers 17 Open answers 18 1b 2a 19 a New York. b Disneyland in Los Angeles, California. c return to the ranch. d she can do the trick now. e Tom makes her stand on Pilgrim’s body. f she knows about Tom and Annie. g kill herself. h the white stallion. i he is killed. 20 Tom ties one of Pilgrim’s feet to his leg, so he can’t walk. Pilgrim tries to run and becomes tired and frightened. Tom and Smoky hold tightly to the rope around his neck. They make him stop. Tom puts another rope around Pilgrim’s neck and pulls it down hard. He pushes him away from the stallion. 21 Tom steps into the running horses and moves his hat around in front of him. This makes the horses turn away from him. Tom makes them move away from Pilgrim and the stallion. Then he walks towards the two horses and pulls Pilgrim down by his neck. He pushes him away from the stallion. 22 Open answers 23 Tom. He has clear blue eyes like Tom. 24 Tom knew he was going to die. He left a note and the rope in an envelope for Annie. The note said ‘Never forget’. 25 Open answers 26-31 Open answers

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Answers to Factsheet activities ■ Communicative activities Open answers ■ Student’s activities Activities before reading the book 1 (a) England, the United States and the Middle East (b) Robert Redford and Hollywood Pictures (c) Montana, USA (d) a friend told him about a man in Dartmoor who could talk to a wild horse and calm it (e) America 2 (b) Activities while reading the book Chapter 1 1 (a) crazy, horn (b) horses (c) father (d) right, accident (e) shoot 2 Open answers Chapter 2 1 (a) Annie and Robert put the tree up before Grace comes home from hospital. (b) Grace never wants to ride Pilgrim again. (c) Grace only likes her present from Annie and Robert. (d) Grace wants to send Pilgrim back to Kentucky. (e) Annie is very frightened when she sees Pilgrim. 2 Open answers Chapter 3 1 Open answers 2 (a) The horses were never the problem, he thought. The problem was their less intelligent owners. (b) Annie could see that something inside her daughter was slowly dying. (c) ‘I don’t do it for the people. I do it for the horses.’ (d) The chance of seeing his son made Tom decide to go to New York. (e) He saw Pilgrim through the darkness, his ears flat and his yellow teeth showing. Chapter 4 1 (a) because he thinks the horse is suffering too much and it should die. (b) by staying silent. (c) because America is not her home, and now England does not feel like home either. She feels she has had no home since her father died. (d) because she can not live with her feelings, she needs action. 2 Open answers Chapter 5 1 (a) nervous (b) angry (c) surprised (d) close 2 Open answers

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Penguin Readers Answer Key The Horse Whisperer Chapter 6 1 (a) - (iv) (b) - (iii) (c) - (v) (d) - (ii) (e) - (i) 2 Open answers Chapter 7 1 He is talking about Pilgrim, Annie and Grace. 2 (a) Joe, Grace (b) Annie, Robert (c) Scott (d) Tom, Annie (e) Annie, Grace Chapter 8 1 Open answers 2 (a) Grace asks the question. The answer = ‘Only if he asks me to.’ (b) Annie asks the question. The answer = ‘No, I’m not saying that.’ (c) Annie asks the question. The answer = ‘No, just until you learn how to do the trick.’ (d) Tom asks the question. The answer = ‘Beautiful. Try it.’ Chapter 9 1 (a) = 5 (b) = 1 (c) = 3 (d) = 6 (e) = 4 (f) = 7 (g) = 2 2 Open answers Chapter 10 1 (a) ‘Would you like some coffee?’ (b) ‘When will you be back?’ (c) ‘And what do you feel?’ (d) ‘Did you want more children?’ (e) ‘Can I keep the rope?’ 2 Open answers Chapter 11 1 (a) failing (b) stand (c) light (d) fight (e) Tom, Robert 2 Open answers 3 Open answers Chapter 12 1 (a) Grace rides Pilgrim fast. (b) Pilgrim and the white stallion fight. (c) Tom opens his arms to the horse. (d) Tom falls to the ground. 2 Open answers Chapter 13 1 (a) Bronty’s baby (b) In August. The horses arriving from Montana. (c) Chatham (d) New York 2 Open answers Activities after reading the book Open answers

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