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Oliver Twist

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Patrícia Molina

on 24 May 2011

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Transcript of Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist workhouse:
a building where very poor people in Britain used to work, in the past, in exchange for food and shelter. homeless: without a home. beggar: a poor person who lives by asking others for money or food orphan: a child whose parents are dead starvation: the state of having no food for a long period, often causing death undertaker: a person whose job is to prepare dead bodies that are going to be buried or cremated (= burned) and to organize funerals coffin: a long box in which a dead person is buried or burnt blanket: a flat cover made of wool or similar warm material, usually used on a bed cellar: a room under
the ground floor of
a building, usually used
for storage. handkerchief: a square piece of cloth used for cleaning the nose or drying the eyes when they are wet with tears penny: in Britain before 1971, a large coin. There were twelve pennies in a shilling. thief: a person who steals beadle: like a policeman. master: a person who has control over or responsibility for someone or something, or who is the most important or influential (= having most influence) person in a situation or organization burial: the act of putting a dead body into the ground, or the ceremony connected with this to burst into tears: to start crying magistrate:
a person who
acts as a judge
in a law court
that deals with
crimes that
are not serious. housekeeper: a person,
whose job is to organize
another person's house
and deal with cooking,
cleaning, etc. to bow:
to agree
to obey
someone servant: a person
who is employed
in another person's
house, doing jobs,
especially in the past gang: a group
of young people,
especially young
men, who spend
time together,
often fighting
with other groups
and behaving badly. mad: mentally ill, or unable to behave in a reasonable way; to kidnap: to take
a person away
illegally by force,
usually in order
to demand money
in exchange for
releasing them. coach: a large
four-wheeled carriage pulled by horses. gentleman: a man
of good family,
usually wealthy. poverty: the state
of beeing poor workhouse: a building where very poor people in Britain used to work, in the past, in exchange for food and shelter
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