Sezione LISTENING- Multiple Choice
La sezione include l'ascolto di tre-quattro lezioni universitarie e due-tre dialoghi tra studenti universitari
seguiti da una serie di  domande  che mirano a verificare la comprensione dell'inglese americano usato in
contesti  universitari da studenti e professori, dunque ricco di espressioni colloquiali (conversazioni tra
studenti) e di contenuto linguistico complesso, per la ricchezza di vocabolario e strutture espressive (lezioni

NOTA BENE : A partire dal 03/2013, nella sezione LISTENING  troverete non solo speaker con accenti
americani, ma anche qualche brano recitati da speakers con accenti britannici, australiani o della Nuova
Zelanda. Per  ascoltare  un brano recitato in
 accento britannico clicca qui

"In Jacob's Room, the novel preceding Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf works with many of the same
themes she later expands upon in Mrs. Dalloway. To Mrs. Dalloway, she added the theme of
insanity. As Woolf stated, "I adumbrate here a study of insanity and suicide; the world seen by the
sane and the insane side by side." However, even the theme that would lead Woolf to create a
double for Clarissa Dalloway can be viewed as a progression of other similar ideas cultivated in
Jacob's Room. Woolf's next novel, then, was a natural development from Jacob's Room, as well as
an expansion of the short stories she wrote before deciding to make Mrs. Dalloway into a full
novel. However, it should be stressed that  Woolf's statement "I want to criticize the social
system, and to show it at work, at its most intense" has been regularly been ignored by the  
critics since  it highlights an aspect of her literary interests very different from the traditional
picture of the "poetic" novelist concerned with examining states of day-dreaming and with
exploring the complex path of self-consciousness. But it shouldn't be ignored that Woolf was also
a realistic novelist and a social critic. Among Woolf's literary models were Checkov and Chaucer,
both very acute social observers..."

1 Where is this lecture probably taking place?

O At a Women's Right convention
O At a seminar on  S. Freud
O In a Modern Literature classroom
O In a Social Science classroom

2 What is the purpose of this lecture?
O To discuss the reverie of Woolf's novels
O To give a chronological history of Woolf's work
O To discuss different Woolf's involvement with civil rights movements
O To stress a little known  aspect of Woolf's literary work

1)  In a Modern Literature classroom; 2) to stress a little known  aspect of Woolf's literary work
   a Milano centro  -  Corso di Porta Vittoria 29