See aboveHi teachers,
According to this contex: It is from a CD. (The Elephant Man)
Yes sir, I see. But how can he get to the hospital? It’s going to be difficult.’
‘Why, man? The hospital’s not far from here.’
‘Well, yes, sir. I know. But, you see, Merrick can’t walk very well. He needs help.’
‘You can come with him. Do you want more money? Is that it?’
‘Well, yes, sir, I do. But, you see, people are afraid of him too … in the road, little boys always run after him and hit him. Then the police get angry because people are afraid. Sometimes they take us to prison.’
‘I see,’ I said. ‘Well, how can he come to the hospital, then?’
‘Bring a cab, sir,’ said Silcock. ‘You can take him to the hospital in a cab.’
Are these questions and answers suitable?
a) Why did the shopkeeper think it woud be difficult for Merrick to get to the hospital?
Because Merrick couldn’t walk very well. He needed help.
b) What was the real shopkeeper's reason?
He wanted more money. I don't see that. He did want more money, but he gave valid reasons for making walking a bad idea. You could say "What did the doctor think the shopkeeper wanted?"
c) How did people
and little kidsreact when they saw Merrick? Kids are people too.
People were afraid and little kids ran after him and hit him.
d) How do the police react?
They got angry and sometimes they took them to prison.
e) What was the shopkeeper's solution then?
To take Merrick to the hospital in a cab.
Thanks in advance.