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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4833: Mark Twain
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    Mark Twain


     

    Steamboat painting

    Mississipi steamboat

    One of Mark Twain's famous quotations :  'Be good... You'll be lonesome'

    • About friendship : 'When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy--that it is builded upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.'
      ( Letter to Mary Mason Fairbanks )
    • => What do you think ? Isn't it beautiful ?
    • Test : trouver et crire le mot qui rend la phrase incorrecte.
    • Test : write the word that shouldn't be in the sentence.




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    1. M. Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Missouri in the November 1835.

    2. His family didn't settled in Hannibal, a small township on the Mississipi.

    3. He lived in Hannibal until he was ageing eighteen.

    4. After his father's death in 1847 Clemens has left school.

    5. He became a printer's apprentice, was working on the Missouri Courier.

    6. From in 1853 he travelled widely as a journeyman printer in the East and Middle West.

    7. He gave up in 1857 and in favour of becoming a steamboat pilot.

    8. After eighteen months's apprenticeship he became a licensed pilot.

    9. His time on the river down proved a rich source of inspiration for his later writing.

    10. While as he was there he met 'all the different types of

    11. human nature that are to be found of in fiction, biography or history'.

    12. The outbreak of Civil War in 1861's brought an end to all river traffic ...









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