Вивчення біографії та творчості Е.Хемінгуея

Getting to Know Hemingway.

Put the following paragraphs in the correct order.

  1. Hemingway took part in the Civil War in Spain as an antifascist correspondent. The writer described his war experience in the play ” The Fifth Column”(1938) and the novel “For Whom the Bell Tolls”(1940).
  2. In 1954, the novelist was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
  3. Hemingway’s childhood was quite happy; the boy studied well( even began writing poetry and prose at school), played football, was a member of a swimming team and enjoyed boxing.
  4. After the war Hemingway worked as a correspondent; his dream was always to become a writer and in 1923 his first work, ” Three Stories and Ten Poems”, was published.
  5. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois in the family of a doctor in 1899.
  6. During the 1920s such books as “The Sun Also Rises”(1926), ” A Farewell to Arms”(1929) and a lot of short stories were published.
  7. After WW II Hemingway settled in Cuba, spending his time fishing, travelling and writing. In 1952,” The Old Man and the Sea” appeared.
  8. During WW I Hemingway worked as an ambulance driver for American Red Cross in the Italian front; there he was badly wounded but after recovering returned to the Army.
  9. In 1961, after a long and exhausting disease Hemingway committed suicide.
  10. The writer hated war, considering  it being a ” murderous butchery”.


After reading

 Say how the following items are connected with the life of E. Hemingway:

1)      a  suburb of Chicago;

2)      to be keen on sport;

3)      an ambulance driver;

4)      striving to become a writer

5)      war as a murderous butchery;

6)      to spend time travelling;

7)      to be awarded;

8)      to commit suicide.


Comment on and preserve the literary translation of the epitaph inscribed on Hemingway’s memorial.

Best of all he loved the fall,

the leaves yellow on the cottonwoods,

Leaves floating on the trout streams.

And above the hills

The high blue windless skies.

Now he will be a part of them forever.


For questions 1-12 choose the correct answer( a, b, c or d)

This text is an extract from “The Snow of Kilimanjaro” (1936) that tells us about an American writer, Harry, whose intentions did not come true.


  He remembered long ago____(1) Williamson, the bombing officer, had been___(2) by a stick bomb some one in a German patrol had ___(3) as he was coming in through the wire that night and, screaming, had ___(4) every one to kill him. He was a fat man, very brave, and a good officer, ___(5)  addicted to fantastic shows. But that night he was ___(6) in the wire, with a flare lighting him up and his bowels spilled ___(7) into the wire, so when they brought him in, ___(8), they had to cut him loose.  Shoot me, Harry. For Christ ___(9) shoot me.. They had had an argument one time about our lord never ___(10)  you anything you could not ___(11) and so one’s theory had been that meant that at a ___(12) time the pain  passé you out automatically. But he had always remembered Williamson, that night. Nothing passed Williamson until he gave him all his morphine tablets that he had always saved to use himself and then they did not work right away.

1)      A) as   B) while  c) when  d) then

2)      A) hit  b) struck  c)knocked  d)beat

3)      A) tossed  b) pitched  c) projected  d) thrown

4)      A) begged  b) asked  c) proposed  d) inquired

5)      A) then  b) although  c) furthermore  d) moreover

6)      A) grasped  b) seized  c) caught  d) overtaken

7)      A) of   b) out  c) up  d) in

8)      A) lively  b) active  c) alive  d) brisk

9)      A) a favour  b) proposition  3) sake  d) bet

10)  A) transmitting  b) delegating  c) dispatching  d) sending

11)  A) carry  b) bear  c) support  d) suffer

12)  A) certain  b) sure  c) reliable  d) indisputable