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Sherlock Holmes what do we know about him? Who is he? Where does he live? What is his job?

? Does he work alone? Is he a real person? How does he look like? Why is he so famous?

Sherlock worksheet script


Sherlock: Just tell me what happened from the beginning. Criminal: We had been to a bar, nice place, and, er, I got chatting with one of the waitresses, and
Karen weren't happy with that, so...when we get back to the hotel, we end up having a bit of a dingdong. She's always getting at me, saying I weren't a real man.

Sherlock: Wasn't a real man. Criminal: What? Sherlock: It's not "weren't", it's "wasn't". Criminal: Oh. Sherlock: Go on. Criminal: Well...then I don't know how it happened, but suddenly there's a knife in my hands.....and
me old man was a butcher, so I know how to handle knives. He learned us how to cut up a beast.

Sherlock: Taught. Criminal: What? Sherlock: Taught you how to cut up a beast. Criminal: Yeah, well, then I done it. Sherlock: Did it. Criminal: Did it! Stabbed her, over and over and over, and I looked down, and she
weren't.....wasn't.....moving no more. Any more. God help me, I dunno how it happened, but it was an accident, I swear. You've got to help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. Without you...I'll get hung for this..

Sherlock: No, no, Mr. Bewick, not at all.


Hanged, yes.

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Where is SH What is the man accused of? How did he murder the woman? Why is it important that the mans father was a butcher? Why did the man kill the woman? Do you think he is guilty? Why do you think SH is correcting the mans grammar? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Werent/wasnt Learn vs. teach Done/did No more/anymore Hung/hanged Who was Sherlock Holmes?

The author, (Sir) Arthur Conan-Doyle wrote his first Holmes story, A Study In Scarlet, in 1886. Sherlock Holmes, a fictitious character was based on a real man, Dr Joseph Bell, a renown forensic scientist at Edinburgh University whom Conan-Doyle studied under. Conan-Doyle wrote 56 short stories & 4 novels. The collection is known as The Cannon. The first Sherlock Holmes film was produced in 1900. In 1939 the novels were developed as a series of films starring Basil Rathbone, establishing the trademark deerstalker,

pipe & spyglass as a global visual icon.


Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that feature Holmes. The first two stories, short novels appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890 , respectively. Conan Doyle said that the character of Holmes was inspired by Dr Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Like Sherlock Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing large

conclusions from the smallest observations. Michael Harrison has argued in a 1971 article in Ellery Queen's
Mystery Magazine that the character was inspired by Wendell Scherer a "consulting detective" in a murder case that allegedly received a great deal of newspaper attention in England in 1882. Perhaps one of the quirkiest twenty first-century homages to Holmes belongs to the award-winning American TV series House, which began transmitting in 2004, starring the British actor, Hugh Laurie. Now into his fifth season, Dr Gregory House is in many respects a medical Sherlock Holmes, and series creator, David Shore, has admitted that even Dr House name is meant as a subtle homage. The show draws heavily upon Holmes archetypes, such as House reliance on psychology to solve a case, his reluctance to accept cases he does not find interesting, his drug addiction (Vicodin instead of cocaine), his home address (apartment 221B), a complete disregard for social customs, personal talents (playing piano and guitar, rather like Holmes violin), as well as Holmes characteristic ability to judge a situation correctly with almost no effort. Dr House confidant is Dr James Wilson.

Taken from www.sherlockholmes.com 1. Do you know any other book/movie characters with sharp mind? 2. Name 3 other book/movie companions.

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Fictious Fiction Renown forensic starring trademark deerstalker spyglass respectively to draw conclusions from allegedly quirky homage subtle somebody 15. draw heavily upon attention to 16. reluctance 17. disregard

f.e novels to play the main part in a movie a name or design belonging to a particular company someone said it, podobno scientific methods which solve crimes famous slightly strange take from not real, from a novel or short story hat with pieces that cover your ears delicate and complicated in an attractive way a certain degree of unwillingness in that order something someone says or does to show respect to to not consider something important, to not pay to reach conclusion a small reflective telescope

Sherlock: Just tell me what _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _from the beginning. Criminal: We had been to a bar, nice place, and, er, I got chatting with one of the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _,
and Karen weren't happy with that, so...when we _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to the hotel, we end up having a bit of a ding-dong. She's always getting at me, saying I weren't a real man.

Sherlock: Wasn't a real man. Criminal: What? Sherlock: It's not "weren't", it's "_ _ _ _ _". Criminal: Oh. Sherlock: Go on. Criminal: Well...then I don't know how it happened, but _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ there's a knife in my
hands.....and me old man was a _ _ _ _ _ _ , so I know how to handle knives. He learned us how to cut up a beast.

Sherlock: Taught. Criminal: What? Sherlock: Taught you how to cut up a beast. Criminal: Yeah, well, then I done it. Sherlock: D__ it. Criminal: Did it! _ _ _ _ _ _ her, over and over and over, and I looked down, and she
weren't.....wasn't.....moving no more. Any more. God help me, I dunno how it happened, but it was an _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, I swear. You've got to help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ you...I'll get hung for this..

Sherlock: No, no, Mr. Bewick, not at all.


Hanged, yes.

What language mistakes did Sherlock correct? Do you think he is a good teacher?