Stories for Reproduction # 2

Новая порция забавных историй  на английском! Напоминаю задание:

  • а) слушаете историю несколько раз → уточняете незнакомые слова → НЕ смотрите в текст и отвечаете на вопросы → пересказываете;
  • б) читаете историю → отвечаете на вопросы → закрываете текст → пересказываете;
  • в) слушаете (либо читаете) → отвечаете на вопросы → пишите изложение письменно;

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Итак первая история ELEMENTARY:

(9) An artist went to a beautiful part of the country for a holiday, and stayed with a farmer. Every day he went out with his paints and his brushes and painted from morning to evening, and then when it got dark, he went back to the farm and had a good dinner before he went to bed.

At the end of his holiday he wanted to pay the farmer, but the farmer said, ‘No, I do not want money—but give me one of your pictures. What is money? In a week it will all be finished, but your painting will still be here.’

The artist was very pleased and thanked the farmer for saying such kind things about his paintings.

The farmer smiled and answered, ‘I t is not that. I have a son in London. He wants to become an artist. When he comes here next month, I will show him your picture, and then he will not want to be an artist any more, I think.’

Where did the artist go for his holiday ?
Where did he stay ?
What did he do every day ?
What did he do when it got dark ?
What did the farmer say when the artist wanted to pay him ?
What did the painter thank the farmer for ?
Why did the farmer want the  artist’s painting ?
Did the farmer want his son to become an artist ?

Аудио запись истории. 


(2) An old man died and left his son a lot of money.  But the son was a foolish young man and he quickly spent all the money so that soon he had nothing left. Of course when that happened all his friends left him. When he was quite poor and alone, he went to see Nasreddin who was a kind clever old man and often helped people when they had troubles.
‘My money has finished and my friends have gone ‘ said the young man ‘What will happen to me now?’
‘Don’t worry young man ‘ answered Nasreddin ‘Everything will soon be all right again. Wait and you will soon feel much happier’

The young man was very glad ‘Am I going to get rich again then?’ he asked Nasreddin.
‘No I didn’t mean that ‘said the old man ‘I meant that you would soon get used to being poor and to having no friends’.
How did the young man get his money?
What kind of man was he?
What happened to the money?
What did the young man’s friends then do?
What did the young man do after that?
Why did he go to Nasreddin?
What did the young man say to Nasreddin?
What did Nasreddin answer?
How did the young man feel then?
What did he ask Nasreddin?
What was Nasreddin’s answer?


(3) Mr and Mrs Williams had always spent their summer holidays in England in the past, in a small boarding-house at the seaside. One year, however, Mr Williams (to make) a lot of money in his business, so they decided to go toRome and stay at a really good hotel while they went around and sew the sights of that famous city.

They flew to Rome, and  arrived at their hotel late one evening. They expected that they would have to go to bed hungry, because in the boarding houses they had been used to in the past, no meals were served after seven o’clock in the evening. They were therefore surprised when the clerk who  received them in the hall of the hotel  asked them whether they would be taking dinner there that night.

«Are you still serving dinner then?” asked Mrs Williams.

«Yes, certainly, madam,”  answered the clerk. «We serve it until half-past nine.”

«What are the times of meals then,”  asked Mr Williams.

«Well, sir,”  answered the clerk, «we serve breakfast from seven to half-past eleven in the morning, lunch from twelve to three in the afternoon, tea from four to five, and dinner from six to half-past nine.”

«But that hardly leaves any time for us to see the sights of Rome!”  sayed Mrs Williams in a disappointed voice.


Where had the Willians spent their holidays before?

Where did they decide to go one year?

Why did they decide to do this?

What were they going to do in Rome?

When did they arrive at the hotel?

What did they expect?

Why were they surprised?

What did Mrs Willams ask the clerk?

What did he answer?

What did she ask him then?

What was the answer?

Why was Mrs Williams dissapointed?

Аудио запись истории.

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