Presentation on theme: "The Landlady by Roald Dahl"— Presentation transcript:
1The Landlady by Roald Dahl This is a pre-reading activity to introduce you to some vocabulary, places, and events you’ll be reading about. Billy Weaver thinks he is going on a business trip but…
2What is a landlady?A woman who runs an inn or rents rooms to people. “Landlady” often refers to an older woman who is generally friendly.
3Where is Bath, England?Located in the south of England, Bath was a popular vacation spot, especially in the past. People often visited for the spas and to “take in the water.” The following slides show the city of Bath.
7The character Billy Weaver wears an overcoat and a trilby hat.
8The following quote from the story shows Billy’s first sight of the Bed and Breakfast, or inn / hotel.Suddenly, in a downstairs window that was brilliantly illuminated by a street lamp not six yards away, Billy caught sight of a printed notice propped up against the glass in one of the upper panes. It said BED AND BREAKFAST. There was a vase of yellow chrysanthemums, tall and beautiful, standing just underneath the notice. Yellow Chrysanthemums