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مُساهمةموضوع: Quick thinking   الأحد مايو 23, 2010 10:59 pm

1. The Main Characters أهم الشخصيات
A) Jack Benting:
He is the storyteller. He had finished Police College.
He believed that the ability القدرة to decide and act is the most important of a policeman’s qualities صفات]
B) Van Lutjens:
1. He is a Dutchman هولندي. He was small plump ممتلئ الجسم His face was round and had small bright eyes.
He was one of Amsterdam’s leading diamond merchants أحد تجار الماس الرئيسين
C) Michael Woodward:
He was a policeman who served in China.
D) Andy Mckeown.
He was a policeman who had worked in Malaya.
His work in the police had been done by meeting people.
Brief Summary ملخص موجز
Three friends, Jack Benting, Michael Woodward and Andy Mckewon, were sitting in Singapore’s Raffels hotel.
Benting thought that the ability to make a quick decision قرار سريعwas the most important quality of a policeman.
Woodward thought that thoroughness الدقة and methodطريقةin the solution حل of a crime الجريمة were more helpful than any quick decision.
Benting started to tell his story:
He worked for a Dutch diamond merchant named Van Lutjens.
Van Lutjens had got two famous Rozelles earrings. He employed Benting to watch over them.
They were travelling together to New York at the request of بناءا علي طلب an American group of diamond buyers. They were travelling on a ship called Berengaria.
Van Lutjens had obtained the earrings from a member of one of Central Europe’s royal families أسر ملكه
On the ship Van put the precious diamonds in the ship’s safe خزنة السفينة .The first two days of the journey were quiet. But on the third day Van grew more restless.
He and Benting used to sit at a table by the side of the ship.
Every now and then من حين لأخر Van Lutjens went down and brought case containing the box of diamond. He used to open the box and look at the diamonds because he loved the beauty of his jewels. مجوهرات
Benting was afraid that people on the ship might see the diamonds. Van justifiedبرر his behavior by saying that he couldn’t preventلا يستطيع منع himself from looking at the diamonds.
Van told Benting that the two diamonds were perfect and were cut by the greatest diamond cutter أعظم قاطع ماسof all times Frans Van Meulen. His stones were not for ordinary people.
Benting discovered that his job is to watch Van Lutjens himself and not any possible thief.
On the fourth day the sky was cloudy and the sea was rough. Van was more restless. أكثر قلقا . He brought the case to their table by the side of the ship. Before he could open the lock القفل the ship gave a sudden and violent roll تمايل شديد. Van was nearly thrown out of his chair. He couldn’t seize يمسك the railing السور .
The box shot towards the railing and fell into the sea.
Benting threw the table and two chairs after the box to mark the place يعلم المكان. They floatedطفت on the water.
Then Benting persuaded أقنع the captain to stop the ship
Meanwhile في أثناء ذلك, Van died of heart failure.أزمة قلبية
Questions And Answersأسئلة وإجابات
What is the most important quality of a policeman according to طبقا لـ Benting?
According to Benting, taking quick decisions and the ability to act تتصرف quickly is the most important quality.’
What was the opinion of his two friends about quick decisions?
Woodard didn’t agree saying that thoroughness and method are much more important. Mckeown said that he seldomنادرا made quick decisions in his work.
What was the job Benting applied for according to the advertisement طبقا للإعلان
A man with a cool head was wanted for unusual work.
What was Van Lutjens’ job?
He was one of the leading diamond merchants in Amsterdam.
Where was the employer Van Lutjens going ? Why?
He was going to New York to show his two precious diamond “ The Rozelles” to an American group of diamond buyers.
Why did Van employ Benting?
To watch over his two diamonds.
Why did Van want a man with a cool headهادئ to watch overيراقب his diamonds?
Van knew that he was restless قلق concerning بخصوص the diamonds and wanted someone to watch over him.ليراقبه
Describe صف the two diamond.
They were the famous “ Rozelles” earrings. They were perfectly matched. They were cut by a great diamond cutter whose stones wee owned by royal families. They were of unreal pink colour. لون احمر وردي غير حقيقي
How did Van feel towards the two diamond?
He loved the beauty of his jewels. He called them his children. Since he bought them, they had never left him. He believed they were the greatest discovery of his life as a jeweler.
Where were the” Rozelles” kept?
They were put a small black box put in a leather case. On the ship, it is kept in its safe. خزنة السفينة
What did Van do on the third day?
He brought the leather case and opened the little box to look at the two diamonds.
What did Benting do when Van looked at the diamonds on the third day?
He watched the people around them, but nobody cared for the Dutchman looking at his little box.
How was the sea on the fourth day?
The sea was rough هائج because a strong wind was blowingتهب and it was cloudy. مليئة بالسحب
What did Van do on the fourth day?
He brought the leather case and went to a table at the side of the ship to look at the diamonds.
How did the little box fall into the sea?
When the ship gave a sudden and violent roll تمايل مفاجئ شديد , he seized the iron railing السور الحديدي , but dropped the black little box. It fell into the sea.
What did Woodward suggest to get the little box back?
He suggested to tell the captain to stop the ship.
Why was Woodward’s suggestion not practical?غير عملي
As the ship was travelling fast, the ship would have been two miles away. Also, the captain would refuse because of the rough sea.
What did Mckeown suggest to get the little box back?
He suggested swimming into the sea to get it back.
Why was Mckewon’s suggestion not practical?
He would never find the box as the ship was very fast and the sea was rough.
What was Benting’s quick decision when the box fell?
Benting threw the table and two chairs after the box to mark the place يعلم المكان. They floatedطفت on the water. Then Benting persuaded أقنع the captain to stop the ship
What happened to Van when the little box fell into the sea?
Van had a heart failure and died. أزمة قلبية
Why didn’t Benting get an extra pay for getting the diamonds back?
Van died مات and didn’t have the chance to know that his diamonds had got back. ماسة عاد ثانية

1 – " Young man wanted for unusual work. Must have cool head "
A – Where did Benting see this advertisement ?
** Benting saw this advertisement in " The Times " .
B – Why did he want to employ a man with a cool head ?
** Because he was restless concerning the tow diamonds .
C – What was that unusual work ?
** Was looking for after the Rozelles earrings .

2 – "Yes, he actually called these lifeless two stones his children!"
A – Who was the speaker talking about ?
** The speaker was talking about Van Lutjens .
B – What were the lifeless tow stones ?
** The lifeless two stones were the two Rozelles diamonds .
C – Why did he call them his children ?
** Because he had never left them since he bought them four
month ago .

3 – " I know it is foolish,……. But I just can't help it "
A – Who made this statement ? (( Van Lutjens ))
B – What did he mean by it ?
** He meant that it was foolish to take the diamond out of the safe
C – How did he show this foolishness ?
** By taking them out of the safe .

4 – " One day an advertisement in" The Times " attracted my attention" .
A – Who advertised for the job ? (( Van Lutjens ))
B – Who applied for the job ? (( Jack Benting ))
C – Why was the speaker astonished by the advertisement ?
** Benting was astonished because Van Lutjens wanted a young
man for unusual work and must have a cool head .

5 – " Well done !! I hope the old Dutch man paid you extra " .
A – Who said this ? To whom ?
** Woodward said this to Benting .
B – Why did the speaker praise the addressed person ?
** Woodward said this when Benting threw the table and the two
chairs to save the box of diamonds when they fell into the sea.
C – Did Van Lutjens pay him ? Why ?
Van Lutjens didn't pay Benting extra money because he died a heart failure
The questions of the set book أسئلة الكتاب المدرسي
What had Mr. Benting just completed when he was attracted to the advertisement in the “Times”
He had just finished police college in England.
Mr. Benting thought the job that was being offered sounded rather dull, so why did he accept it?
Because the money was generous.
What did Benting concludeاستنتج on the fourth day?
He concluded that his job was to watch over Van Lutjens himself and not to watch over any possible thief.
Mr. Benting criticized Van Lutjens for taking the diamonds out of the safe to look at them, why was he so worried about this?
This is because he thought that they may be stolen.
When Mr. Benting told his friends about the diamonds falling into the sea, why did Mckeown ask him how much he was being paid?
This is because he wanted to know if Mr. Benting was paid enough money to dive into the sea to recover the diamonds himself.
Why did Benting throw a table and two chairs into the sea after the diamonds had been lost overboard?
This is because if the box of diamonds was floatingيطفو on the surface of the waterسطح الماء, the furniture would mark the place where they had been lost.
Do you think Van Lutjens was an old or a young man?
Van Lutjens was an old man because he refers to the fact that he started to learn the diamond trade تجارة الماس from his father forty years ago.
Do you think that Mr. Benting shares any responsibility المسئولية for the loss of the diamond Earrings?
If you think that Mr. Benting cold have prevented Van form taking the earrings out of the safe, then he does share some responsibility for the loss of the earrings.
Quotations
“ But I remember one or two cases where no courage, knowledge or determinations would have helped, and where the ability to make a quick decision brought the only hope of success.”
Who says this?
At which point in the story does he say it; at the beginning the middle or the end?
How does this quotation relate to the story?
Mr. Benting said so.
He said it at the beginning of the story.
It relates to the quick decision that Mr. Benting made when the diamonds were lost overboard.
Complete
Woodward claimed that thoroughness and method in the solution of a crime had helped him more than in the solution of a crime had helped him better than any quick decisions.
Before Van Lutjens was able to unlock the little box containing the diamonds, the ship gave a sudden and violent roll. Van Lutjens thrown out of his chair and dropped the black box and it fell into the sea.
Mr. Benting never left Van Lutjen’s side because he suddenly realized that his work was to watch the owner of the Rozelles diamonds, and not any possible thief.



A) Answer the following questions:
Where had Benting and his two friends worked?
What was Benting’s opinion about the most important quality of a policeman?
What was Van Lutjens?
What was marvelous about the Rozelles earrings?
Why did Van consider the two diamonds his children?
What did Benting do when Van opened the little box on the third day?
What was Benting’s real job on board the ship?
What quick decision did Benting take to get the little box back?
Why were the suggestions of the two friends not practical?
What happened to Van when the little box fell into the sea?
2-qutation
1. “ Young man wanted for unusual work. Must have cool head”
By whom was that advertisement placed?
What was that unusual work?
Why did the employer insist on having a cool head?
2. I was beginning to ask myself why Van Lutjens was paying so much money”
What made Benting ask himself that question?
Why was Van Lutjens paying Benting so much money?
When did Benting know this fact?
3. “ I know its foolish, but I just cant’ help it”
By whom and to whom was this statement said?
What did the speaker think to be foolish?
Why couldn’t he help it?
Best of Luck
ملخص سريع
It’s about the ability to think quickly “ mental quickness” سرعة البديهة which is vital ضرورية to any policeman. Mr. Van, the Dutchman, one of the leading diamond merchants in Amsterdam wanted Jack Benting to watch hi valuable diamonds during travelling to New York by sea. During the voyage, the two earrings fell into the sea. Jack was so clever that he managed to restore the earrings, but Mr Van had died of a heart attack.
Vocabulary

الكلمة معناهل الكلمة معناها
Formerly سابقا Attract يجذب
Ability قدرة Attention انتباه
Probably من المحتمل Unusual غير عادي
Qualities صفات- خصائص Cool head هادئ
Cases قضايا-حالات note مذكرة
Plenty وفير Call at يزور
Solution حل Knock يطرق
Courage شجاعة Pleasant ودود
Knowledge معرفة Dutchman رجل هولندي
Determination تصميم Plump ممتلئ الجسم
Decision قرار Talk business يتحدث عن العمل
The East بلاد المشرق At once في الحال
Thoroughness الدقة Leading رائد
Method طريقة Merchants تجار
Crime جريمة Diamond ماسة
Admit يعترف بــ Buyer مشتري
Police college كلية الشرطه Earring حلق
Rarely نادرا Royal family اسرة ملكية
Mostly غالبا – اساسا It sounded dull بدت كئيبة
Had not placed لم يحصل علي Generous كريم
Very high in the list تقدير جيد Perfectly matched متطابق تماما
Advertisement اعلان A leather case حقيبة جلديه
Sign علامة Criticism نقد
Corner ركن – ناصية Crowd حشد - جمهور
Reflect يعكس Can’t help it لا مفر منه
Pink لون احمر وردي Admire يعجب بــ
Stones احجار كريمة Handle يتاجر – يتعامل
Unreal غير حقيقي Trade يتاجر- تجارة
Rays اشعة Cutter قاطع(الماس)
Setting sun غروب الشمس Discovery اكتشاف
Veil حجاب Antwerp اسم مدينه هولنديه
Sail شراع(سفينة) Ordinary عادي
Safe خزينه Part ينفصل-يتخلي عن
Precious ثمين
مجوهراتالتاج
البريطاني
Duty واجب- عمل
Share يشارك Attention اهتمام
Increasingly بطريقة متزايدة Bend over ينحني
Chess شطرنج Unwillingly غلي غير رغبته
Restless قلق rough عالي الموج
Go on يستمر In spite of بالرغم من
In order بطريقة مرتبه Determined to مصمم علي
Companion رفيق Restlessness القلق
Particular خاص Rush تهور – اندفاع
Lifeless فاقد الوعي(الحس) Apology اعتذار
Worth a fortune تساوي ثروة Sharply بحدة – بعنف
Plainly من الواضح Roll تهتز بشدة
Beauty الجمال Lock قفل – يقفل
Seize يتشبث Inch بوصة(وحدة قياس)
Railing حاجز – سور Thoughtfully يتمعن- باهتمام
Violent عنيف Entirely تماما- كلية
Slight طفيف – هزيل Float يطفو
It’s your turn جاء دوركم
واجهتقليلامن
المتاعب
a bit mad مجنون بعض الشئ
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مُساهمةموضوع: رد: Quick thinking   الأحد مايو 23, 2010 11:05 pm

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