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Writing Assignment:

At first, Axel isn’t carried away with the idea of a trip to the center of the earth. But as Professor Lidenbrock talks on, Axel catches his uncle’s excitement. Have you ever thought you would not enjoy something, then changed your mind once you tried it? Write a paragraph telling about your experience. Your paragraph should be in first person. This means you will use the pronoun “I” to tell your story:

Once when I was a small child…    etc.

Chapters 7-9

Synopsis:

The Professor and Axel travel to Iceland.

Vocabulary:

1.  The Word:speculation

In Context:“Had I been listening to the mad speculations of a lunatic or to the scientific conclusions of a genius?” (p.42)

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2.  The Word:contradictory

In Context:“I drifted about among a thousand contradictory hypotheses, without succeeding in grasping a single one.” (p.42)

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