1 Voodoo Island woman sitting next to him. 'Very nice,' he answered. 'Is this your first visit to Haiti?' the woman asked. 'Yes, but I'm not here as a visitor,' said. Oxford Bookworms Library Level 2: Voodoo Island e-book with audio. Oxford Bookworms Library Our discounted price list (PDF). Key features Read more. For a current list of titles, please refer to the Oxford English catalogue. Voodoo Island Michael Duckworth. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS photocopying.
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Voodoo Island. Michael Duckworth Haiti is the western part of an island in the Caribbean. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS PHOTOCOPIABLE. STAGE. 2. ress. OxFORD BOOKWORMS LIBRARy STAGE 2. VOODOO ISLAND. Voodoo Island. STAGE 2. Before Reading. BEFORE READING ACTIVITIES ( PAGE 44). OxFORD uNIVERSITY PRESS PHOTOCOPIABLE. C. O. M. P. R. E. H. E. N. S. I. O. N. T. E. S. T. Voodoo Island. Michael Duckworth. 4 Fill in the gaps in the.
He taught me about voodoo, about the spirit of the rain and the spirit of the wind. You see, nothing is really dead. There's a spirit in everything, in every tree, in the sun, in the sea.
If you understand voodoo, you can talk 'Some people say he was the houngan, Baron Samedi. And there's a spirit under this cold grey stone. Kee showed her the stone on his grandfather's grave Then Karen looked at her watch and said, 'What? Is and Karen read the words slowly. Born that the time? I'm sorry, Kee, but I must go now. I have Died Please stay if you want to. She looked at the old man. It was very 'I see you know more about voodoo than I thought,' nice to talk to you.
I'm just an old man 'Thank you for talking to me, too. I've learnt a lot who doesn't like the new world.
I hope we'll meet again. And then he saw two men. They were young, and they This is a graveyard. You can't build houses and shops were carrying lots of papers.
They walked around the in a graveyard. It's a very important place. Kee went over to them. Kee was angry. You're not going to 'We're building some shops here. Kee was very One of the men said, 'Yes, we are. This is Mr Conway's land. He bought it a few days ago. He's going to build shops here and we're going to help him. If you want to, you can go and see Mr Conway. You can talk to him. He'll tell you it's true. The men gave him a small piece of paper.
He looked at it. I want to see Conway first. I'll tell him that he can't build shops here. We'll 'My grandfather's grave is here. No, 1 don't know who he is. He's an old man. He bought a for you,' she said. During the journey he looked Kee walked to Conway's door and went in. Conway out of the window. There were new houses and offices smiled and said, 'Good afternoon, Kee. My name is all along the road from his village to Port au Prince. Please sit down. Can 1 help you? Then he said, 'Yes, Mr Conway.
My name is the address. It's very nice. We're building a new town there. Very important. Rich, too.
And they 'Yes, 1 know,' said Kee. But you must not build them on 'I know,' said Kee. He sat back in the taxi as it drove the graveyard. It is a very important place. After a long time, they arrived at the office of Conway Construction.
Kee paid the taxi driver, and went in. Conway's secretary, Marie, was sitting at a 7 desk. She looked at Kee. People will need shops, and perhaps I can build a hotel too, and some more houses. On the north side the land is no good. There is too much water in it.
So I can only build on the west side. I can only build on this hill. It was a photograph of a graveyard.
I want to build on the graveyard. If only a few people go there, perhaps you can download it. But if it is new and a lot of people go there, they will be angry, and it will be difficult to download it. Go and look at the stones. Find out how old the place is.
Perhaps they can help. It was going very fast and it made a lot of noise. There were only a few small cars. Now big lorries went past every five minutes, carrying things for the new buildings.
Kee was a very unhappy old man. He was sitting in his small house, looking out into the garden. Another big lorry went past the window.
He heard the sound of a car coming down the road. The car stopped near the house, and a woman got out. Kee saw her and went out of the house, down the wooden steps and into the garden. They all say you are the best houngan in Haiti. They say you are a very strong and good houngan, and that you always help people.
Let me get you a drink and we can talk. Karen told him about her life and her work, and why she was in Haiti. Kee told her about his life and talked for a long time about the old Haiti and the people he remembered.
We worked in the coffee fields. We helped each other. Friends were more important than money. People were good and kind. But everything is different now. Business people come from America and Europe and start banks and big companies.
All the young men go to Port au Prince.
They leave their villages and their families. They think about money all the time. But you can always find good people if you look for them. When they arrived, they walked slowly through the graveyard. At the top of the hill, they looked down at the fields below. They could see a lot of lorries, and a lot of men were working there, building the new town.
Already there were hundreds and hundreds of new houses in the field. What will happen to our village then? Once it was a quiet place and the people were friendly. But soon there will be a The Graveyard lot of new people and busy, noisy roads. What can I do? I remember the day when he died. I cried for a long time when I saw that big dark hole in the ground, and we put his body in the grave. It was raining. I was twelve years old. My mother and father were with me, and they were crying too.
After he died, they made a new graveyard on the other side of the village. Nobody remembers the old people here.
I could never forget my grandfather. He taught me about voodoo, about the spirit of the rain and the spirit of the wind. You see, nothing is really dead. If you understand voodoo, you can talk to these spirits. Born Died She looked at the old man. Is that the time? Please stay if you want to.
It was very nice to talk to you.
And then he saw two men. They were young, and they were carrying lots of papers. They walked around the graveyard for a short time, looking at the graves and then at the papers. Kee went over to them.
Kee was very The Graveyard surprised. This is a graveyard. Nobody comes here now. The people in this graveyard died a hundred years ago. He bought it a few days ago. If you want to, you can go and see Mr Conway. You can talk to him. The men gave him a small piece of paper.
He looked at it. The paper said: I want to see Conway first. He bought a ticket to Port au Prince. During the journey he looked out of the window. There were new houses and offices all along the road from his village to Port au Prince. When he arrived, he found a taxi and gave the driver the address.
Very important. Rich, too.
And they say he has a lot of friends. He sat back in the taxi as it drove away. After a long time, they arrived at the office of Conway Construction.
Kee paid the taxi driver, and went in. She looked at Kee. Then she picked up a telephone and talked to Conway. My name is Conway. Please sit down. Can I help you? My name is Kee. I live in the village of Bussy. But you must not build them on the graveyard. It is a very important place. I know you come from America, and you Americans do not believe in things like that. I will help you if you are good to me. But I really don t think your voodoo can give me all the things I want in life.
I hate housework. I want lots of people to clean the rooms and bring me food. I want to have a lot of money in the bank. I want a lot of things, you see. There is problem graveyard. Graveyard to search thoroughly. Kee was very unhappy man. He looking out in the garden. He heard the sound of a car coming down the road. The car stopped in front of the house and a woman got out. You here talks about. Kee and Karen speeches about the voodoo and peop They to go to went.
They walked slowly through the graveyard. They arrived the garveyard. We call Baron Samedi. They stayed on the hill and talked for a long time. Karen to go to the hospital. He saw two man. Kee was very surprised and angry. You can talk to him. Kee wrote the addre He bought a ticket to Por au Prince. When he arrived. He found taxi and gave the driver the address. After a long time,they arrived at the office of Conway Construction.
Kee, Conway describes a situation indicates that the cemetery should not be on the construction of new buildings. I want to sit in a place with a lot of the rooms in Conway, people want to get under my command, I want to get a lot of money in my bank account and I do not want to work he says.