Thursday, 16 January 2014

Speakout Advanced p 108. The Man Who Wrote Sherlock Holmes: an Inspiration. Extra Cloze

The man who wrote Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle (0) ...was... born in Edinburgh on 22nd May 1859. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University and as a student he (1) ................. up writing short stories. He became a doctor in the south of England, but at (2) ................. he did not have many patients. So in his free time he began writing stories about (3) ................. brilliant detective, Sherlock Holmes. While a medical student, Conan Doyle was deeply impressed by the skill of his professor, Dr. Joseph Bell, in observing the most minute detail regarding a patient’s condition. This master of diagnostic deduction became the model for Conan Doyle’s literary creation. Holmes, (4) ................. lives at 221B Baker street in London, is famous (5)................. solving difficult crimes and mysteries using his great intelligence. The Sherlock Holmes stories soon became very popular. (6) ................., in 1893 Conan Doyle became tired of his detective, and decided to get rid of him. In The Final Problem Sherlock Holmes and his enemy, Professor Moriarty, die when they fall off the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. But readers were (7) ................. happy about his disappearance and (8) ................. were letters in many newspapers asking for him to come back. Finally, in 1901 Conan Doyle brought him back in a new story, The Hound of the Baskervilles. He explained that Holmes had not died in the Reichenbach Falls, (9) ................. miraculously survived. Conan Doyle died on 7th july 1930, but Sherlock Holmes continues to live both in the stories and in many film versions. He may well be the most famous detective in literary history and recently he was the inspiration (10) ................. the character Dr Gregory House in the TV series House.


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The man who wrote Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle (0) ...was... born in Edinburgh on 22nd May 1859. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University and as a student he (1) took up writing short stories. He became a doctor in the south of England, but at (2) first he did not have many patients. So in his free time he began writing stories about (3) a brilliant detective, Sherlock Holmes. While a medical student, Conan Doyle was deeply impressed by the skill of his professor, Dr. Joseph Bell, in observing the most minute detail regarding a patient’s condition. This master of diagnostic deduction became the model for Conan Doyle’s literary creation. Holmes, (4) who lives at 221B Baker street in London, is famous  (5) for solving difficult crimes and mysteries using his great intelligence. The Sherlock Holmes stories soon became very popular. (6)Nevertheless, in 1893 Conan Doyle became tired of his detective, and decided to get rid of him. In The Final Problem Sherlock Holmes and his enemy, Professor Moriarty, die when they fall off the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. But readers were (7) not happy about his disappearance and (8) there were letters in many newspapers asking for him to come back. Finally, in 1901 Conan Doyle brought him back in a new story, The Hound of the Baskervilles. He explained that Holmes had not died in the Reichenbach Falls, (9) but miraculously survived. Conan Doyle died on 7th july 1930, but Sherlock Holmes continues to live both in the stories and in many film versions. He may well be the most famous detective in literary history and recently he was the inspiration (10) for the character Dr Gregory House in the TV series House.

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