Answer Key: Tolkien, The Hobbit
I. Pre-Reading Tasks
II. While Reading Tasks
A. Word Inference
- scribbled verb [ trans. ]write or draw (something) carelessly or hurriedly : he took the clipboard and scribbled something illegible
- initially adverb [usu. sentence adverb ]at first : initially, he thought the new concept was nonsense.
- entailed verb |enˈtāl| [ trans. ]involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence : a situation that entails considerable risks.
- flourished verb[ intrans. ] (of a person, animal, or other living organism) grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, esp. as the result of a particularly favorable environment : wild plants flourish on the banks of the lake.
- inventive adjective(of a person) having the ability to create or design new things or to think originally : she is the most inventive painter around.
- endure verb [ intrans. ] remain in existence; last : these cities have endured through time.
- debuted [debut] verb [ intrans. ] • (of a new product) be launched : the model is expected to debut at $19,000.
- illustrate verb [ trans.] provide (a book, newspaper, etc.) with pictures : the guide is illustrated with full-color photographs.
- seminal adjective (of a work, event, moment, or figure) strongly influencing later developments : his seminal work on chaos theory.
- commemorates verb [ trans. ] recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony : a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the war dead.
- prolific adjective (of an artist, author, or composer) producing many works : he was a prolific composer of operas.
- lexicon noun ( pl. -cons or -ca) the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge : the size of the English lexicon.
- posthumous adjective occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator : he was awarded a posthumous Military Cross | a posthumous collection of his articles.
- apportioned verb [ trans. ] divide and allocate : voting power will be apportioned according to contribution.
B. Word Recognition
On a blank sheet of paper, for reasons he couldn’t explain, one of the world’s most beloved authors scribbled the words…
J.R.R. Tolkien may not have initially known what the word “hobbit” entailed , but with any great story, it began with a simple idea.
…an idea that flourished into one of the most celebrated pieces of literature…
Nearly seventy-five years later, Tolkien’s inventive world has continued to endure.
When The Hobbit debuted in 1937…
Throughout the years, additional Tolkien illustrations have been published in various editions.
“I’m delighted that people can be reminded that Professor Tolkien was more than a craftsman with words.
“I love that this publication commemorates Tolkien’s artistic design for The Hobbit.”
A lot of fans have already seen many of Tolkien’s art…
The artwork ranges from an assortment of ink drawings, maps, sketches and watercolors sumptuous with color.
C. Reading Comprehension- True / False
F – J.R.R. Tolkien may not have initially known what the word “hobbit”
F- Nearly seventy-five years later, Tolkien’s inventive world has continued to endure.
F- “I’m delighted that people can be reminded that Professor Tolkien was more than a craftsman with words.
F- When The Hobbit debuted in 1937, it featured about twenty original drawings…
F- As for how the book is laid out, the editing duo tells CNN that they arranged the artwork in the order of the events in The Hobbit, and to the best order that Tolkien made them…
F-We can all identify with little Bilbo, who discovers a world outside his comfortable home and hidden abilities within himself.
III. Post Reading Tasks
IV. Listening Activity
A. Pre-listening Tasks: Vocabulary Prediction
B. While Listening Tasks
Chapter 1- An Unexpected Party
Listen to the story then choose the correct answer for the fill-ins.
1. A hobbit hole means____a. comfort
2. The house had a___door painted___c. round, green
3. The door opened onto a tube shaped hall like a ______ b. tunnel
4. It was a very comfortable tunnel without___a. smoke.
5. Inside there were panel walls, polished chairs, and lots___ for hats and coats. b. pegs
6. . The hobbit was___of visitors. c. fond
7. The tunnel wound on into the side of the___. c. hill
8. Many little, round ___opened out of the hill. a. doors
9. The hobbit name was_____ b. Baggins
10. People considered the Baggins to be very ____ c. respectable
11. List some physical descriptions for a hobbit.
They are little people, smaller than bearded dwarfs, with no beards, they can disappear, they are inclined to be fat in the stomach, dress in bright colors ( chiefly green and yellow) wear no shoes because their feet grew natural leathery soles and brown hair, , long clever brown fingers, and they like to laugh.
12. Who was Belladonna Took?
The mother of Billbo Baggins
C. Post-Listening Tasks