Text 1 Read the text. Here is a story from the book “Mary Poppins” by P. L. Travers about Maia who’s come from the heaven on Christmas day to buy pres

Text 1 Read the text. Here is a story from the book “Mary Poppins” by P. L. Travers about Maia who’s come from the heaven on Christmas day to buy presents. “ Here we are!” said Maia, as she came into the Toy Department. “Now, what will we choose? I want something for my sisters – six of them. Can you help me, please?” said Maia, smiling at an assistant. “Certainly, madam,” said the assistant. “First – my eldest sister,” said Maia. “She’s very domestic (домашняя). What about that little stove with the silver saucepans (плита с серебряными кастрюлями)? Yes. And that broom (метла). There is so much dust (пыль) on the star, and she will love to sweep it up. Now for Taygete. She likes dancing. Don’t you think, Jane, a skipping-rope would be just thing for her? Then there’s Alcyone. She’s difficult. She’s so quiet and serious and never seems to want anything. A book? What is this “Family – the Swiss-Robinsons”? I think she would like that. And if she doesn’t she can look at the pictures. I know what Celano wants. A hoop (обруч). She’ll love that red and blue one. Michael, what would you advise for Sterope?” “What about a top (волчок)?” said Michael. “A top? What a good idea! She will love to watch it. And What do you think for Merope, the baby, Jane?” “John and Barbara,” said Jane, “have rubber ducks!” “Oh, Jane, how wise you are! A rubber duck for Merope, please, a blue one with yellow eyes. That’s right!” 1 Level – mark «3» 1.) Tranlate the words into Russian: a sister – serious – an idea – red – a duck – blue – 2.) Write the names of the presents: 1.___________________________ 5.____________________________ 2.___________________________ 6.____________________________ 3.___________________________ 7.____________________________ 4.___________________________ 3.) Write the names of those for whom Maia bought presents: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 2 Level – mark «4» 1.)Scan through the story and complete the sentences. a) “I want something for my sisters …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. . b) There is so much dust …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. . c) She can look ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. . 2.)Find the English equivalents for the following Russian phrases: a) моя самая старшая сестра – b) она любит танцевать – c) резиновая утка –

  • Level – mark «3» 

    1)a sister - сестра, serious – серъезный, an idea – идея, red – красный, a duck – утка, blue – синий.

    2) 1. the little stove with the silver saucepans and broom

    2. а skipping-rope

    3. a book

    4. a hoops

    5. a top

    6. a rubber duck

    3) Taygete, Alcyone, Celano, Sterope, Merope

    Level – mark «4» 

    1) a.  I want something for my sisters – six of them.

    b. There is so much dust on the star, and she will love to sweep it up.

    c. she can look at the pictures.

    2) a. моя самая старшая сестра - my eldest sister

    b. она любит танцевать - she likes dancing

    c. резиновая утка - rubber duck


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