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Ian McEwan: life
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Ian McEwan was born in 1948 in Bombay, India.
B: He spent much of his childhood at military bases in different countries, as his father was an army officer.
C: He moved to England when he was 12.
D: He started writing in the late 1980s.
E: He studied at the University of Sussex and at the University of East Anglia.
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Violence
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Jeremy's ________ is pervaded by violence because of the sadistic-masochistic relationship between his sister and her husband, and the treatment of their daughter.
2. There is also violence in ________ and Bernard's visit to the Berlin Wall and in the concentration camp of Majdanek.
3. Violence is connected with a rejection of ________.
4. The only antidote to violence is ________, like that of Jeremy for his wife and their children.
5. The powerful ________ of the black dogs at the end of the novel leaves the reader with a sense of discomfort.
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Ian McEwan: works
Complete the titles of McEwan's works.

1. The novel ________Dogs shows considerable social and political awareness.
2. Concerned with degenerate behaviours, First Love, Last ________ is McEwan's first collection of short stories.
3. The ________ Game is a play for television about the difficult life of a young woman in wartime England.
4. In the novel The Child in ________ McEwan first reveals his humanity and ability to feel emotion.
5. The ________ Garden is a menacing novel of psychological penetration.
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Ian McEwan: works
The following features refer either to The Child in Time or to The Daydreamer. Choose the correct alternative.
A: This book was published in 1987.
B: This is a book of short stories.
C: This book is set in the England of the near future.
D: This book describes a country where poverty is seen as the dark side of affluence.
E: The protagonist of this book is a boy called Peter Fortune.
F: This book is a celebration of the imagination within every child and every writer.
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Ian McEwan: works
Match McEwan's works with their correct description.

1. A novel that follows one character during a single day: ________
2. McEwan's masterpiece: ________
3. A novel about climate change: ________
4. A thriller that explores contemporary neurosis and 'New Age' spirituality: ________
5. A novel about a couple's worries before their wedding night: ________
6. A novel whose narrator is an unborn baby boy: ________
7. A story of hate and revenge: ________
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Black Dogs: plot
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

The story is narrated by Jack, a middle-aged man who lost his parents in a ski accident when he was a boy. He has always tried to find their substitutes first in his friends' parents and then in his parents-in-law, June and Bernard Tremaine. The novel's title refers to an incident involving June, after which she parted from her daughter. During a hike in southern Spain in 1946, June was attacked by two black dogs that she saw as the embodiment of evil in the universe. This episode gave her a sense of the divine inside her, which helped her to kill the dogs.
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Black Dogs: settings
Tick the words or phrases related to the novel's settings.
A: Nursing home.
B: The Rhine.
C: Normandy.
D: Southern France.
E: Poland.
F: Madrid.
G: Berlin Wall.
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Black Dogs: main characters
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Bernard and June embody ________ visions of the world.
2. Bernard is a rationalist who believes in science and social ________.
3. June is attracted to the existence of magic and of a divine plan, and becomes a sort of ________.
4. Jeremy shows all his ________.
5. He wonders which of the two approaches to life is ________.
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Black Dogs: themes and motifs
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The novel explores the ________ of science and mysticism.
2. It is a meditation on the existence of ________ and the possibility to defeat it with rational action.
3. Some of the major events of late 20th-century are mentioned and discussed, like the ________ of WWII, the Holocaust, Soviet ________ and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
4. The black dogs are the dogs the ________ had brought to the French village and then left behind after the landing of the Allies in Normandy.
5. The book ends with Jeremy's visionary ________ that the black dogs will come back to Europe in the future.
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Black Dogs: narrative technique
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The novel is narrated in the third person by an omniscient narrator.
B: It is presented as a memoir written in a notebook.
C: Jeremy never participates in the events narrated.
D: He tries to look critically into the key events of the past.
E: In McEwan's view, trying to predict the future is what the intellectuals should do in the contemporary world.
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