‘You must be the best judge of your own happiness.’
Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, rich, intelligent and a snob. She says she will never marry, but loves matchmaking and is determined
to find a suitable husband for her friend Harriet Smith. However, her imagination often leads her to make mistakes, creating problems for both her and the people around her. Jane Austen describes the social values of her time and the novel is full of comical moments as Emma causes one disaster after another. Jane Austen once described Emma as a character ‘whom no one but myself will much like’.
Verb Tenses: Present Perfect Simple/
Continuous; Past Perfect Simple/Continuous.
Verb Forms and Patterns: Passive
forms with all tenses and modal verbs
Phrasal verbs, Reported speech, Modal
perfects (must have, could have, etc)
Clauses: Embedded relative clause;
Third conditional, wish; Complex sentences
with more than one subordinate clause.
In this Reader you will find:
Information about Jane Austen | CLIL History: Society and Social Customs
Classic Literature | Marriage and Social Status | The Power of Imagination | Romance