Thursday, May 21, 2015

3C - Into the Wild - Chapter 1

Chapter 1 - The Alaska Interior

Read the epigram (postcard written by Chris McCandless) and answer this question in your journal:

JOURNAL ENTRY QUESTION:  Why is the epigram at the beginning of Chapter One important?

VOCABULARY:  Pick out at least one phrase (and it's meaning!) on each page that expands your English vocabulary.  Keep a list of 5-10 words (and their meanings!) that you learn from this chapter.

to protrude - "A rifle protruded from the young man's backpack"
misfit - "dreamers and misfits"
exceedingly "His gear seemed exceedingly minimal"
to lurch - "the truck lurched over a bridge"
foolhardy - "the hitchhiker's scheme was foolhardy"
gung ho - "He was determined. Real gung ho"
to insist - "Alex insisted on giving Gallien his watch"

 to fish for something (information) - "fishing for a last name"
to reject the bait - "rejecting the bait"
no picnic "Livin' in the bush isn't no picnic"
to be up to - "Gallien asked if his parents or a friend knew what he was up to"
to deal with - "I won't run into anything I can't deal with on my own"

muskeg (it's a plant)

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