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Mouse Deer loved to eat the fruits and roots and shoots of the forest. But he loved something else even more.

He loved the vegetables in Farmers garden.

One day, Mouse Deer went to the edge of the forest. He looked out at row after row of vegetables.

Mmmm, said Mouse Deer. Juicy cucumbers! Yummy yams! He started into the garden.

Snap! Oh!

His leg was caught in a snare! Mouse Deer pulled and pulled. But he could not get away.

Oh, no! he said. Farmer will have me for dinner!

Then he saw Farmer coming. Mouse Deer thought fast. He lay on the ground and made his body stiff.

Well, well, said Farmer. Look what I caught. A mouse deer! But he looks dead.

Farmer pushed him with his foot. Mouse Deer didnt move.

Maybe hes been dead a long time, said Farmer. Too bad! I guess we cant eat him.

He pulled Mouse Deers leg out of the snare. Then he tossed Mouse Deer back into the forest.

Mouse Deer landed with a soft plop. Then he jumped up and ran. Behind him, he heard Farmer yell.

Hey! You tricked me!

Mouse Deer laughed. Farmer is smart. But Mouse Deer is smarter!

Vocabulary:

A root

A soft plop

Yell

To be smart

Tasks:

1. Listen to the sentences and put + if they are identical or − if they are different:

1). Mouse Deer loved to eat the fruits and roots and shoots of the forest. / Mouse Deer loved to eat roots, shoots, and fruits.

2). He looked out at row after row of vegetables. / He looked out at vegetables.

3). He lay on the ground and made his body stiff. / He made his body stiff when he lay on the ground.

2. Listen to the sentences and translate them:

1). He pulled Mouse Deers leg out of the snare.

2). Then he tossed Mouse Deer back into the forest.

3). Mouse Deer landed with a soft plop.

4). Mouse Deer laughed. Farmer is smart. But Mouse Deer is smarter!

3. Listen to the beginning of the story and predict what this story is about:

Mouse Deer loved to eat the fruits and roots and shoots of the forest. But he loved something else even more.

He loved the vegetables in Farmers garden.

One day, Mouse Deer went to the edge of the forest. He looked out at row after row of vegetables.

Mmmm, said Mouse Deer. Juicy cucumbers! Yummy yams! He started into the garden.

4. Read the sentences and put them in the order they were in the text.

1). He started into the garden.

2). He looked out at row after row of vegetables.

3). But he loved something else even more.

4). He loved the vegetables in Farmers garden.

5). Mouse Deer loved to eat the fruits and roots and shoots of the forest.

6). Mmmm, said Mouse Deer.

7). Juicy cucumbers! Yummy yams!

8). One day, Mouse Deer went to the edge of the forest.

5. Make a plan to the text. Divide the text into meaningful parts and entitle them.

6. Retell the text from the point of view of the main character.

7. Listen to the text and give the title:

Mouse Deer and Crocodile

Listen to the story and say what happened to Crocodile.

One day, Mouse Deer went down to the river. He wanted to take a drink. But he knew Crocodile might be waiting underwater to eat him.

Mouse Deer had an idea. He said out loud, I wonder if the waters warm. Ill put in my leg and find out. But Mouse Deer didnt put in his leg. Instead, he picked up a stick with his mouth and put in one end.

Chomp! Crocodile grabbed the stick and pulled it underwater.

Mouse Deer laughed. Stupid Crocodile! Dont you know a stick from a leg?And he ran off to drink somewhere else!

Another day, Mouse Deer wanted to cross the river. He wanted to eat tasty fruits and roots and shoots on the other side. But he didnt want Crocodile to eat him first!

Mouse Deer had an idea. He called out, Crocodile!

Crocodile rose from the water. Hello, Mouse Deer. Have you come to be my breakfast?

Not today, Crocodile. I have orders from the King. He wants me to count all the crocodiles.

The King! said Crocodile. Tell us what to do.

You must line up from this side of the river to the other side.

Crocodile got all his friends and family. They lined up across the river. Mouse Deer jumped onto Crocodiles back. One. He jumped onto the next crocodile. Two. And the next. Three.

Mouse Deer kept jumping till he jumped off on the other side of the river.

How many are there? called Crocodile.

Just enough! said Mouse Deer. And all stupid!

Then he went off singing his song.

4. Read the sentences and put them in the order they were in the text.

1). Chomp! Crocodile grabbed the stick and pulled it underwater.

2). He wanted to take a drink.

3). But he knew Crocodile might be waiting underwater to eat him.

4). Mouse Deer had an idea.

5). He said out loud, I wonder if the waters warm. Ill put in my leg and find out.

6). One day, Mouse Deer went down to the river.

7). But Mouse Deer didnt put in his leg.

8). Instead, he picked up a stick with his mouth and put in one end.

5. Make a plan to the text. Divide the text into meaningful parts and entitle them.

6. Retell the text from the point of view of the main character.

7. Listen to the text and give the title:

Dorando Pietree

Listen to the story and say who was a real winner at the fourth Olympic Games.

The fourth Olympic Games were held in 1908. People have build the White City Stadium in London. There was a swimming pool on the territory of the White City Stadium. Sportsmen from different countries came to London. Dorando Pietree came there, too. He was a cook from Italy. He didnt get any medals. But he became the hero of the Olympic Games.The sportsmen had to run from Windsor Castle to the White City Stadium. It was a long-distance race (42 kilometres long). The sportsmen started running in th morning. Dorando ran very well. But he was tired out. He fell many times. He came up to finish and fell. Two men helped him to cross the finish line.

Dorando Pietree didnt get any medals because he couldnt cross the finish line himself. Dorando didnt get a medal but he became a hero of the Olympic Games because the most important thing in Olympic Games is not win but to take part

Vocabulary:

Were held

Different countries

Was tired out

Himself

Important

Win won won

Tasks:

1. Choose the right variant and guess the word.

1. Where were the fourth Olympic Games held?

1) New York

2) London

3) Paris

2. Theyve built

1) the Blue City Stadium

2) the Red City Stadium

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