Snow White 12
Pinocchio Goes to School 19
The Enormous Turnip 23
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse 31
Goldilocks and the Three Bears 36
The Wizard of Oz 44
Word List 53
Meet little Rapunzel. She is kind and nice. She has got big blue eyes. Her hair is fair. It is very, very long. Rapunzel lives in a tall tower, and she cannot go out. A witch has put2 her in there. Rapunzel’s parents are sad: they cannot see their daughter. They love her a lot, but they cannot help her.
The witch is very bad. She has got a big head with big ears and a big nose. Her eyes are small and angry. Her hair is long and dark. She has got short legs and arms, but her hands and feet are very big. She comes to the tower in the morning.
Witch: Good morning, Rapunzel. How are you?
Rapunzel: I am fine, thanks. And how are you?
Witch: Not bad. Can you help me?
Rapunzel: Yes, I can.
Witch: Let down your hair.
Rapunzel: Here you are.
Rapunzel lets down her hair, and the witch comes up. Then she lets down her hair and the witch goes down.
The girl can sing very well and she likes to do it. One morning a prince comes to the tower. He is young and nice. He has got big grey eyes and short dark hair. He can hear Rapunzel, but he cannot see her. Prince: Oh, who is that? Who is singing?
The witch comes to the tower, too. She cannot see the Prince.
Witch: Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. Rapunzel: Here you are.
Prince: Oh, what is that? Long fair hair! There is a girl there.
The witch goes up. Then she comes down and goes away.
• sentences with new words (предложения с новыми словами),
• sentences about Rapunzel’s hair,
• about Rapunzel’s hobby,
• a description of the witch,
• what the witch does in the morning,
• a description of the Prince.
b) Right or wrong? Read and say.
• Rapunzel lives in the tower with her parents.
• Her parents are very happy.
• The witch is kind and nice.
• The witch likes to sing.
• She comes to the tower in the evening.
• Rapunzel lets down her hair.
• The Prince comes to the tower.
5) Act out the talk between the witch and Rapunzel.
6) Find the meaning of these words in the Vocabulary List.
Read Part II of the fairy tale and answer the questions:
• Who is Rapunzel’s friend?
• How does she meet him?
• What does the witch do to Rapunzel?
• Where does the Prince run?
• Does he meet Rapunzel again?
The Prince runs to the tower. Prince: Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. Rapunzel: Here you are. Prince: Thank you. You are so kind. Rapunzel: Oh, no! Who are you?
Prince: I am a prince. I want to be your friend. Rapunzel: Really? It is great.
Rapunzel and the Prince are good friends now. The Prince comes to see her in the afternoon. They talk a lot. They sing and dance. They are very happy.
One morning the witch comes to the tower, and Rapunzel helps her come up.
Rapunzel: Oh, you are very big. The young Prince is not so big.
Witch: What? Does the Prince visit you?
Rapunzel: Yes, he does. I am sorry.
Witch: Naughty girl! Say good-bye to your hair.
The witch is angry. She cuts Rapunzel’s hair. Then she takes the girl to the forest.
In the afternoon the Prince comes to the tower. Prince: Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. Witch: Here you are. Prince: Oh, no. Who are you? Witch: I am a witch. Ha-ha-ha.
The Prince jumps out of the tower. He runs to the forest. His eyes are very bad now, he cannot see well. The Prince looks for Rapunzel, but she is not there. One evening he hears a nice song. Prince: Rapunzel, is that you? Rapunzel: Yes, it is me, my Prince.
Prince: Oh, my eyes are O.K. I can see you. It is magic!
Rapunzel: I am so happy!
The Prince takes Rapunzel to her parents. They are all very happy.
a) Whose words are these?
1. Oh, you are very big. The young Prince is not so big.
2. Naughty girl! Say ‘good-bye’ to your hair.
3. I want to be your friend.
4. I am so happy!
5. What? Does the Prince visit you?
6. Oh, my eyes are O.K. I can see you. It is magic!
b) Put the sentences in the correct order and read them out loud.
Act out the talks between Rapunzel and the Prince.
Think of (придумай) Rapunzel’s parents and draw them. Describe them.
Let’s read one more (ещё одну) fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers. Who are they? Can you name their fairy tales and characters (назвать сказки и персонажей)?
ys Read Part I of the fairy tale and name its characters. Say who is kind and who is angry.
This is a story about a lovely girl. Her hair is black. Her face is as white as snow1. Her name is Snow White. She lives with her father and her stepmother, the Queen. The Queen has got a magic mirror. She likes to look in it and talk to it.
Queen: Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who is the fairest of all2? Mirror: You are the fairest of all.
The Queen is happy. But one morning she goes to the mirror and asks:
Queen: Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who is the fairest of all? Mirror: Snow White’s the fairest of all. Queen: What? Oh, no! I am so angry! Hunter! Hunter: Yes, my Queen.
Queen: Take Snow White to the forest and kill her.
I don’t want to see her. Hunter: Yes, my Queen.
1 as white as snow — белый как снег
2 the fairest of all — самая красивая из всех