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In Good Company
Music: Muzio Clementi
Anne Elliot resents being expected to court the society of anyone simply because of social status.

LADY Dalrymple had acquired the name of ‘a charming woman,’ because she had a smile and a civil answer for everybody. Miss Carteret, with still less to say, was so plain and so awkward, that she would never have been tolerated in Camden Place but for her birth.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Civil. Civilian.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Smile. Value. Answer.

Use together in one sentence: Never. Charming. Collect.

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One False Step
Music: William Crotch
Louisa Musgrove thought she had hit on a sure method of winning Captain Wentworth’s affections.

THERE was too much wind to make the high part of the new Cobb pleasant for the ladies, and they agreed to get down the steps to the lower, and all were contented to pass quietly and carefully down the steep flight, excepting Louisa; she must be jumped down them by Captain Wentworth.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Novel. New.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Hand. Run. Show.

Use together in one sentence: Down. Run. Pavement.

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Well Out Of It
Music: Muzio Clementi
Anne Elliot is mortified to hear Frederick Wentworth’s opinion of her, but manages to find comfort in his words.

“CAPTAIN Wentworth is not very gallant by you, Anne, though he was so attentive to me. Henrietta asked him what he thought of you, when they went away, and he said, ‘You were so altered he should not have known you again.’”

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Shine. Polish. Glow.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Respect. Make. Know.

Use together in one sentence: Manly. When. Revenge.

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Are Women more faithful than Men?
A touchy subject, especially when your lover is listening in.

“Oh!” cried Anne eagerly, “I hope I do justice to all that is felt by you, and by those who resemble you. God forbid that I should undervalue the warm and faithful feelings of any of my fellow-creatures! I should deserve utter contempt if I dared to suppose that true attachment and constancy were known only by woman.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Dare. Risk.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Mean. Hope. Claim.

Use together in one sentence: Longest. Sex. Exertion.

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