coincidence - (here) by chance or accident cutting - ground cut for a railway or road gloomy - dark, unlighted interrupt - stop someone doing something (e.g. talking) sleeve - the arm of shirt or jacket . spirit - ghost troubled - worried, anxious You can find vocabulary activities here. Signalman Crossword * Print Version * Print Answers
1.You are the man telling the story. Write your two diary entries for a) the night you first meet the signal-man. You can use some of your description from question 1 but also write about his personality. Use some of the following adjectives: nervous, anxious, hard-working, serious, worried b) the night after the accident. Describe what happened. Write what you think happened? Was there really a ghost? Or is there another explanation?
What is your favourite ghost story? Which of these elements does the story contain: a ghost * an old building * night time * fear * mystery Talk with another student/s. Which elements are common to all ghost stories?Did you enjoy The Signalman? Write in the comment box below.
The Signalman first appeared in the Christmas edition of a magazine called ‘All The Year Round’ in 1866. You can read the original story here. You can also listen to a recording of the story (in two seven minute parts) here