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THE SPRING WIND
A Maple was sleeping the whole winter. As a dream, he heard the howl of a snowstorm and alarming cry of a black raven. A cold wind swung brunches of the Maple and bent them. One sunny morning the Maple felt as if something warm and gentle touched him slightly. The Maple awoke. It was a warm spring wind moving about.
“Don’t sleep anymore”, - a spring wind whispered. “Awake, spring is drawing near”.
“Where is she –the spring?”–asked the Maple.
“The swallows are bringing her on their wings” - said the Wind. “I have flown from the far land, from the warm sea. The spring is coming along the fields. She has decorated herself with flowers – the Spring Beauty. The swallowsare bringing colored ribbons on their wings.”
Here is a story of a warm spring Wind told to the Maple. The Maple sighed, straightened shoulders. The buds turned green because the Spring-Beauty was coming.
Activity 1. Questions for discussion
1) Who was sleeping the whole winter?
2) What did the Maple hear through the sleep?
3) Who swung the branches of the Maple?
4) When did the Maple awake?
5) Who was bringing the spring?
6) Who decorated the Spring-Beauty?
7) Who were the friends of the Spring-Beauty?
Activity 2. Act out the talk between the Maple and the spring wind.
Pupil 1 (spring wind): Don’t sleep anymore. Awake, spring is drawing near.
Pupil 2 (the Maple): Where is she –the spring?
Pupil 1 (spring wind): The swallows are bringing her on their wings. I have flown from the far land, from the warm sea. The spring is coming along the fields. She has decorated herself with flowers – the Spring Beauty. The swallowsare bringing colored ribbons on their wings.
Activity 4. Crossword
1) The spring is coming along the _____.
2) The ______ are bringing colored ribbons on their wings.
3) The Maple felt as if something ____ and gentle touched him slightly.
4) The swallows are bringing her on their _____.
5) A cold ___swung brunches of the Maple.
6) It was a warm ____ wind moving about.
1) A ____was sleeping the whole winter.
2) Awake, spring is ______ near.
3) She has decorated herself with ______.
4) The Maple sighed, straightened _____.
Activity 5. Drawing the picture
One needs to paint a picture using the elements to display an object. Describe what is shown.
THE LARGE AND THE SMALL
A Calf has been born to a cow Liska. The Calf is too little yet but he can already kick. The Calf comes up to the cow, drinks milk enough and wants to go for a walk.
He walks about the yard and suddenly sees a little animal. The Calf touches a little animal. It is covered with a soft down, softer then the mother’s one.
A little animal looks at the huge one. The Calf has screwed up his eyes and is sitting quietly, quietly.
“Who are you?” - asks the Calf.
“I am an old Mother Rabbit,” - answers the little animal.
“Are you really old?” - wonders the Calf. - “Does it mean you have got children?”
“Oh, yes. I have got little Rabbits. And who are you?”
“I m a little Calf”, - he answers. - “I have just been born”.
“Can’t you have been born just now?” - wonders an old Rabbit. – “It is strange you are so little yet and at the same time so big”.
“And you are already the old mother Rabbit but so little at the same time”, - the Calf has been surprised again. – “Is everything in the world really so astonishing?”
Activity 1. Questions for discussion
1) What is a cow’s name?
2) What does a Calf see in the yard?
3) Who is bigger: a Calf or a Rabbit?
4) Who is older: a Rabbit or a Calf?
5) Who is little and big at the same time?
6) Why is world so astonishing?
7) Why the tale is cold “The large and the small?”
Activity 2. Find in the text.
1) Телятко народилось у корови Ліски.
2) Воно гуляло по дворі і раптом побачиломаленьку тваринку.
3) Маленька тваринка дивиться на велику.
4) Я стара Мама Кролиця.
5) Я маленьке Телятко, - воно відповіло. – Я тільки що народилось.
6) Чи все в світі таке дивне?
Activity 3. Who said?
1) “Who are you?”
2) “I am an old Mother Rabbit”
3) “Does it mean you have got children?”
4) “Oh, yes. I have got little Rabbits. And who are you?”
5) “I have just been born”.
6) “It is strange you are so little yet and at the same time so big”.
7) “And you are already the old mother Rabbit but so little at
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