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Nadine Gordimer Interview: Question and Answer Match

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Some of you may be studying at our English school in Cape Town, and I'm sure you've become fascinated by the country's history.

Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and an Anti-Apartheid activist. Her political writing won her the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature. Here is a question and answer interview with her; can you match the questions to the answers? What else do you know about Apartheid?

Lesson by Caroline


Fascinated - very interested.
Anti- - opposed to something or someone "I'm anti-smoking"
Literature - written work like books, novels, plays and poems.
Apartheid - a former social system in South Africa in which black people and people from other racial groups did not have the same political and economic rights as white people and were forced to live separately from white people.

Choose the correct answer for each question:

  • 1. What is your earliest memory?

  • 2. Which living person do you most admire, and why?

  • 3. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

  • 4. What is your most treasured possession?

  • 5. What do you most dislike about your appearance?

  • 6. When did you last cry, and why?

  • 7. How would you like to be remembered?