11. Sınıf Meb Yayınları İngilizce Çalışma Kitabı Sayfa 16 Cevabı 2017 – 2018 Yeni Müfredat
11. Sınıf Meb Yayınları İngilizce Çalışma Kitabı Sayfa 16 Cevabı
Guess and tick the correct information about Stephen King.
n 1. He is one of the most successful horror writers. n 2. The film or TV adaptations of his books are not successful. n 3. He has the fear of number 13.
n 4. He published his early novels using the name Richard Bachman. n 5. He got retired after years of hard work.
WHAT A SUCCESS!
Stephen King is a best-selling novelist who writes supernatural fiction and horror books. His works are so admired by millions of people that most of his books are adapted into films and television shows. Before he became a well known writer, King was a poor man who couldn’t even afford his own type-writer. While his wife was working at two jobs to make ends meet, Stephen was writing in the laundry room of their small apartment all day long. When publishers rejected his best seller book Carrie 30 times, he felt like he hit rock bottom and threw his book into the trash. His wife, Tabby, found the manuscript by accident and talked him into finishing the book. She believed that Stephen was a very good writer and he would succeed one day. King never gave up writing and his ambition has continued to bear fruit since then. When all of his books are piled up, they are taller than the writer himself! Stephen King’s books are worldwide famous with 350 million copies due to more than 40 years of hard work. ..
3 Read the text and write true (T), false (F) or not stated (NS).
n 1. King and his wife were having financially hard times before he became famous. n 2. He met his wife at university. n 3. He wrote for long hours in poor conditions.
n 4. Stephen felt depressed when the publishers did not accept his works. n 5. He never finished writing Carrie.
n 6. Stephen King has published 54 novels and nearly 200 short stories. n 7. His wife has always supported him in hard times. n 8. His books are bought by only American readers.
[7) Read the text again and answer the following questions.
1. What kind of books does King write?
2. How did King family use to earn money to live on?
3. Which book became a turning point in Stephen King’s life?
4. Why did Tabby want her husband to go on writing?
5. How did Stephen King become a best-seller writer?