Adapted from a story by Lewis Carroll I
lice sat next to her sister under some trees. She had nothing to ihc looked at her sister’s book but it had no pictures in it. Alice ght it wasn’t very interesting to look at a book with no pic- s. The sun was hot and Alice felt a little sleepy. Suddenly a c rabbit with pink eyes ran by. Well that wasn’t so strange, c also didn’t think it curious when she heard the rabbit say, dear, oh dear, I shall be late.”
iut then the rabbit took a watch out of its pocket. Alice thought was very strange. She stood up and ran after the white rabbit was just in time to see it go down a large rabbit hole. Alice went r the rabbit. She did not think how dangerous this was. The (it hole was just like a long passage. Suddenly Alice fell. She and fell. She had a lot of time to look around her as she went n. She saw that on the walls of the hole there were cupboards and bookshelves. There were also some maps and pictures. Down, down, down she fell. “How many miles have I fallen?” thought Alice.
At last she stopped. She didn’t break anything when she fell. She felt fine. It was dark but she could just see the white rabbit. The rabbit ran down a long passage. Alice heard the rabbit say, “Oh, how late it’s getting.” Alice was just behind the rabbit. Suddenly it went round a corner and disappeared.
Alice was now in a long hall with many lamps. There were many doors but they were all closed. Alice did not know how to get out. On a table by one of the doors was a golden key but Alice couldn’t open the doors with the key. Then she found a low curtain and behind it a little door only fifteen inches1 high. Yes, the key opened this door. But Alice couldn’t even get her head through the door. What could she do?
She went back to the table to look for another key but there were no other keys. This time she found a little bottle. “Drink me,” said the words on the bottle. “Oh, but what if it is poison?” thought Alice. Alice tried it and it was so nice that she drank it all. “How curious,” thought Alice. “I’m getting smaller.” Now she was only ten inches tall. But the key was on the table and now she was too short. This was too much and Alice sat down and cried. But then she saw a little glass box under the table. She opened it and found a small cake with the words “Eat me” on it.
“Well, I’ll eat it,” thought Alice. “I have nothing to lose. If I am bigger I can get the key. If I am smaller then I can go under the door.” She ate the cake and was big again.
To have nothing to – I have nothing to do, say, remember, lose, read, eat, drink. She saw nothing (heard, did, said). It’s not interesting to look at. Not tasty to eat. Not difficult to do, not funny to watch.
Curious – to be curious = to want. I am curious to know, curios people. He is a curious looking (strange) little man. What a curious thing (question, neighbor, woman). I am curious to know why.
Dangerous – man, step, work, game, road, place. It may be dangerous. It will be dangerous for you.
Passage – a long (short) passage, (narrow). To look for a passage. A park (ill-lighted) passage. There was a door at the end of the passage. A long (interesting, difficult) passage. To read (learn by heart) a passage, a passage from the book.
Break – to break a door, a box, a wall, a roof, a fence, an arm, a leg, a pencil, a watch. Who broke the chair? To break into 2 parts. To break to pieces – вдребезги – the chair? To break ice, eye-glasses, a plate, a cup. She broke down.
Behind – She was walking a little behind. He came up from behind. She was walking a little behind. He came up from behind. There was a pretty little garden behind the house. It was done behind by back. The sun came out from behind the clouds.
High - 2 meters high, 15 inches high. A high wall, tree, hill, mountain, ceiling, bank (if the river), position, speed. High in the sky, high in the mountains, high school. It’s high time, to fly high, to jump high.
To try – He didn’t even try. It’s not good to try. I shall try to help you. Try not to forget. Try your best! Try the door! Try the cake (попробуй). Try on (the dress, shoes, suit, coat, jacket).
Pink – rosy Strange – usual
Strange – unusual To be in time – to be ate
Curious – strange Go down – go up
A lot of time – much time To break – to build
At last – finally Dangerous – safe
Again – once more Behind – in front of
To go round the corner – to turn All – part
With no pictures – without To lose – to find
Smaller - bigger