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Reading Fiction: A Christmas Carol (Scrooge Visits Poverty)

In this worksheet, students read an extract from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and analyse how the author presents ideas about poverty in this text.

'Reading Fiction: A Christmas Carol (Scrooge Visits Poverty)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Meaning

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Read the following extract from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Scrooge is lead by a ghost to a poor part of town.

 

 

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They left the busy scene, and went into an obscure part of the town, where Scrooge had never penetrated before, although he recognised its situation, and its bad repute. The ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched; the people half-naked, drunken, slipshod, ugly. Alleys and archways, like so many cesspools, disgorged their offences of smell, and dirt, and life, upon the straggling streets; and the whole quarter reeked with crime, with filth, and misery.

 

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