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After Beatrix Potter
Once upon a time there was a very beautiful doll’s house: it was red with white windows, and it had real muslin curtains and a front door. Two dolls called Lucinda and Jane lived there. Jane was the cook; but she never did any cooking, because the dinner was bought1 ready-made. There were two red lobsters, some ham, a fish, a pudding, some pears and oranges. They were not real, but they were very beautiful.
One morning Lucinda and Jane went out. There was no one in the nursery. Tom Thumb put his head out of the hole near the fireplace. Tom Thumb was a mouse. A minute later, Hunca Munca, his wife, put her head out, too.
The doll’s house was not far from the fireplace. Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca came into the house and went upstairs to the living room. Such a lovely dinner was on the table! There were spoons, and knives and forks, and two dolly-chairs — all so comfortable! Tom Thumb wanted to cut the ham, but it was very hard. “Give me some fish, Hunca Munca!” said Tom. Hunca Munca tried every spoon but the fish didn’t come off the plate.
Then Tom Thumb lost his temper.1 He put the ham on the floor, and broke it with the shovel — bang, bang, smash, smash! The ham flew all into pieces, for under the paint there was nothing but plaster! Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca broke up the pudding, the lobsters, the pears and the oranges.
Then they went to the dolls’ bedroom. Tom Thumb took Jane’s clothes out of the chest of drawers and he threw them out of the window. With Tom Thumb’s help Hunca Munca brought a chair, a bookcase, a birdcage, and some other small things to the mouse hole. The bookcase and the birdcage didn’t go into it. Hunca Munca left them behind the house, and went to get a cradle. Suddenly the dolls came into the nursery. The mice ran back to their hole. Now Hunca Munca has got the cradle and some of Lucinda’s clothes.
So that is the story of the two Bad Mice, — but they were not so very, very naughty. Tom Thumb paid for everything he broke. He found a sixpence2 under the rug; and upon Christmas Eve, he and Hunca Munca put it into one of the stockings of Lucinda and Jane.
lost his temper ['tempo] — потерял терпение
sixpence ['sikspens] — шестипенсовая монета
Real (food, story, life, fruits, fish, meat
Cook – She was a cook. She’d like to be a cook. My aunt is a nice cook. Who is the cook?
Ready-made-fish, meat, cutlets, pie.
Nursery – The children were in the nursery. Their nursery was bid and nice. It’s warm in the nursery.
Fireplace – near the fireplace, not far from fireplace. We have no fireplace. Come and sit at the fireplace.
To try – try this knife. He tried every pen but they didn’t write. Can I try this pencil?
Break (broke) – I didn’t break this chair. We have breaks between lessons. He broke the window.
Hole – You have a hole in your sock. Mice live in holes. There are many holes in the wall.
A cradle – a cradle is a small bed for a baby. He’s cradle was in the corner of the room.
To pay (paid) – I shall pay for the broken vase. You must pay for it. When will you pay? I cannot pay.
To find (found) I cannot find my gloves. Help me to find this street. He found only one foot.
II. False or True:
III. Find and read:
IV. Say who did the following:
V. Answer the questions.
VI You are Hunca Munca (Tom Thumb). Look at the pictures and tell the story of the doll’s house.
VII Find in the text the verbs in Past Indefinite
was (be) came (come)
had (have) wanted (want)
called (call) tried (try)
did (do) lost (lose)
Were (be) flew (fly)
Went (go) broke (break)
Put (put) threw (throw)
Ran (run) brought (bring)