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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - Cloze

Activity set by Steven Starry
Profesor en Alcorcón

First, do these activities: Vocabulary and Definitions. Then, listen to the MP3s from recording if necessary: MP3. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Primero, haz las actividades de vocabulario. Luego escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Luego haz el Cloze y el Quiz.

   alibi      deduction      disappointed      driven      engage      featuring      inimitable      perpetrator      plot      snowdrift      spoiling      stabbed      stumped      teaser      tracks      twist      whodunit (x3)      
Is there anyone who has never heard of the English crime novelist Agatha Christie? She’s listed in the Guinness book of World Records as the best-selling novelist of all time and her novels, which were written before she died in 1976, have sold about 2 billion copies. Even if this is the first time you’ve ever heard of her, you must certainly have seen some TV shows or films that were influenced by her fictional .
By the way, “” is short for "Who has done it?" or "Who did it?" A is a complex, - variation of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to in the same process of as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime. Basically, the reader or viewer is provided with the clues from which the identity of the may be deduced before the story provides the revelation itself at its climax. The investigation is usually conducted by an eccentric, amateur, or semi-professional detective. (Wikipedia)
The novel “Murder on the Orient Express”, the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, was published by Agatha Christie in 1934. The Publisher had this to offer upon its publication: “Just after midnight, a stopped the Orient Express in its . The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. A passenger lay dead in his compartment, a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.” I will add that because the train could not move, the murderer must have still been on the train. Though Hercule Poirot seemed to be from the very beginning because everyone had an , little by little he uncovered one little plot after another until he resolved the crime at the very end.
There’s not much else I can say about this story without the risk of it, so I’ll simply end with the suggestion that you just read it. You won’t be .

Murder on the Orient Express

Intermediate B1