Сетевая библиотекаСетевая библиотека
Mary Poppins / Мэри Поппинс. Книга для чтения на английском языке П. Л. Трэверс Ю. Б. Голицынский Автор-составитель Ю. Б. Голицынский подготовил для учеников средней школы пособие по чтению на основе популярной книги о Мэри Поппинс писательницы П.Л. Трэверс. Видеть необычное в привычных вещах и не бояться любых перемен – вот те главные умения, которым учила Мэри Поппинс своих воспитанников. Образ молодой загадочной дамы – ее внешний облик и решительный характер, взаимоотношения с детьми – наверняка будет интересен школьникам, а упражнения на отработку лексических и грамматических трудностей позволят им закрепить знания, полученные на уроках. Книга снабжена комментариями и словарем. Текст произведения записан на компакт-диск, прослушивание которого поможет учащимся освоить произношение и научиться воспринимать английскую речь на слух. 2-е издание. Мэри Поппинс Книга для чтения на английском языке 1. EAST WIND This is a book about a family who lives at Number Seventeen in Cherry-Tree Lane[1 - Cherry-Tree Lane ['tʃerı tri: leın] – переулок Вишневых деревьев (Вишневый переулок)]. The family consists of Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks and their four children: Jane, who is the eldest, Michael[2 - Michael [maıkl] – Майкл], who is the second, and the Twins John and Barbara[3 - Barbara ['bɑ:brə] – Барбара], who are the youngest. They have Mrs. Brill, who cooks for them, and Ellen, who lays the table[4 - lays the table ['leız ðə'teıbl] – накрывает на стол] for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. They also had a nurse, who took care of the children, but she has just left the house. “What shall I do without a nurse?” said Mrs. Banks. “Write into the newspaper,” said Mr. Banks, “and say that you want a very good nurse for Jane and Michael and John and Barbara Banks. And then wait, and the nurses will come. Oh, I must go to the City. How cold it is today! The East Wind is blowing. I must put on two overcoats.” And Mr. Banks kissed his wife on the side of her nose, waved his hand[5 - waved his hand ['weıvd hız'hænd] – помахал рукой] to the children, and went to the City. Mr. Banks went to the City every day except Sundays. In the City he sat on a large chair in front of a large desk and made money. Mrs. Banks went into the drawing-room and wrote letters to the newspapers. In the letters she asked to send her a nurse at once[6 - at once [ət'wʌns] – сейчас же] because she was waiting. Upstairs, in the Nursery, Jane and Michael stood at the window and looked into the street. They were waiting for the nurse. In the evening Jane and Michael stood at the window again. They were waiting for Mr. Banks to come from the City. The strong East Wind was blowing, and the trees were bending. It was already dark. “There he is![7 - There he is! ['ðɛə hi:'ız] – Вон он!]” said Michael. “That is not Daddy,” said Jane. “It is somebody else.” And really it was not Mr. Banks. It was a woman. She was holding her hat with one hand and was carrying a bag in the other. And then something curious happened. When the woman opened the gate of the garden, the East Wind caught her and carried her quickly to the door of the house. “How funny!” said Michael. “Let’s go and see who it is!” said Jane. The children went out of the Nursery to the landing. They looked down into the hall. The door of the drawing-room opened, and their Mother came out with the visitor. The woman had very black hair, large feet and hands and small blue eyes. “They are very good children,” said Mrs. Banks. The woman did not answer. She only sniffed.[8 - She only sniffed. [snıft] – Она только пренебрежительно хмыкнула (потянула носом).] “The Nursery is upstairs,” said Mrs. Banks. She went upstairs, and the woman followed her. And at that time Jane and Michael saw another curious thing. The woman did not go upstairs. She slid up the banisters![9 - She slid up the banisters! ['bænıstəz] – Она проехала вверх по перилам!] Jane and Michael could slide down the banisters and often did it, but slide upstairs – no! They could not do that! They were looking at their new nurse with great surprise. “Children,” said Mrs. Banks, “this is your new nurse, Mary Poppins. Jane, Michael, say how do you do!” Mrs. Banks turned to Mary Poppins. “And these are the Twins,” she said to her and pointed to the babies in their cots. Mary Poppins looked at the babies, then looked at Jane and Michael. Then she sniffed loudly. “All right,” she said, “I’ll stay with you.” Mrs. Banks left the Nursery. Mary Poppins was standing in the middle of the room. Jane and Michael went up to her. “How did you come?” asked Jane. “Did the Wind blow you here?[10 - Did the Wind blow you here? – Вас принес сюда ветер?]” “Yes, it did,” said Mary Poppins and took off her hat. Then she opened her bag. And again Jane and Michael were very surprised, because the bag was empty! “Why[11 - Why – Ой],” said Jane, “there is nothing in the bag!” Mary Poppins looked at her. “Did you say ‘nothing’?” And then she took out of the empty bag an apron and tied it round her waist[12 - round her waist [weıst] – вокруг талии]. Then she took out a piece of soap, a toothbrush, a bottle of scent, and a small folding armchair[13 - a small folding armchair ['fəuldıŋ'ɑ:mtʃɛə] – маленькое складно́е кресло]. “But I saw,” whispered Michael. “It was empty.” Mary Poppins turned to the children. “Now,” she said, “quick! Into bed!” In a minute she undressed them and put them into bed. Jane and Michael were sitting in their beds and watching how Mary Poppins was unpacking her bag. She took out of the bag ten night-shirts, a pair of boots, a box of dominoes, two caps. Then she took out a folding bed with pillows and blankets and put it on the floor between John’s and Barbara’s cots. “Mary Poppins,” said Michael, “will you never leave us?” Mary Poppins looked at him. “One more word from you,” she said, “and I’ll call the Policeman.” “I only want to ask,” said Michael, “we hope you won’t go away soon?” Mary Poppins sniffed. “I’ll stay till the Wind changes[14 - I’ll stay till the Wind changes ['tʃeındʒız] – Я поживу (у вас), пока не переменится ветер],” she said. Then she turned off the light[15 - turned off the light – выключила свет] and got into bed. And that is how Mary Poppins came to live at Number Seventeen, Cherry-Tree Lane. EXERCISES 1. Practice the pronunciation of the following words. 2. Agree or disagree. 1. The family consists of Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks and their three children. 2. Mr. Banks went to the City every day except Sundays. 3. Mrs. Banks went into the drawing-room and read a book. 4. Upstairs in the Nursery, Jane and Michael stood at the window and looked into the street. 5. When the woman opened the gate of the garden, she quickly walked to the door of the house. 6. The children went out of the Nursery to the corridor. 7. The woman had blond hair, small feet and hands, and large blue eyes. 8. Mrs. Banks went upstairs, and the woman followed her. 9. Jane and Michael could slide up the banisters and often did it. 10. She took out of the empty bag an apron and tied it round her waist. 3. Put the following sentences in the right order. 1. Mary Poppins took many things out of the empty bag. 2. Then she turned off the light and got into bed. 3. Mr. and Mrs. Banks and their four children lived at Number Seventeen in Cherry-Tree Lane. 4. In the evening a strong East Wind was blowing, and the trees were bending. 5. “Children,” said Mrs. Banks, “this is your new Nurse, Mary Poppins.” 6. One day their nurse left the house. 7. “I’ll stay till the Wind changes,” said Mary Poppins. 8. A woman came up to the gate of their house. 9. Mr. Banks went to the City every day except Sundays. 10. “Mary Poppins,” said Michael, “will you never leave us?” 11. When the woman opened the gate, the East Wind caught her and carried her quickly to the door of the house. 12. Mrs. Banks wrote letters to the newspapers, asking to send a nurse for the children. 13. The children went out of the Nursery to the landing and looked down into the hall. 14. The children remained at home with Mrs. Banks and the nurse. 15. Mrs. Banks went upstairs, and the woman followed her. 4. Fill in the blanks with the following words: consists, lays, care, blowing, money, drawing-room, waiting, bending, curious, surprise, unpacking 1. And then something ________ happened. 2. Jane and Michael were sitting in their beds and watching how Mary Poppins was ________ her bag. 3. They also had a nurse, who took ________ of the children, but she has just left the house. 4. In the City he sat on a large chair in front of a large desk, and made ________ . 5. The family ________ of Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks, and their four children. 6. They were ________ for Mr. Banks to come from the City. 7. They were looking at their new nurse with great ________ . 8. They have Mrs. Brill, who cooks for them, and Ellen, who ________ the table for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. 9. Mrs. Banks went into the ________ and wrote letters to the newspapers. 10. The strong East Wind was blowing, and the trees were ________ . 11. How cold it is today! The East Wind is ____. 5. Fill in the blanks with prepositions or adverbs where necessary. 1. This is a book ___ a family who lives ___ Number Seventeen in Cherry-Tree Lane. 2. The family consists ___ Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks, and their four children. 3. They have Mrs. Brill, who cooks ___ them, and Ellen, who lays the table ___ breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. 4. They also had a nurse, who took care ___ the children. 5. “What shall I do ___ a nurse?” said Mrs. Banks. 6. I must put ___ two overcoats. 7. Mr. Banks kissed his wife ___ the side ___ her nose, waved his hand ___ the children, and went ___ the City. 8. ___ the City Mr. Banks sat ___ a large chair ___ front ___ a large desk, and made money. 9. Upstairs, ___ the Nursery, Jane and Michael stood ___ the window and looked ___ the street. They were waiting ___ the nurse. 10. She was holding her hat ___ one hand and was carrying a bag ___ the other. 11. They were looking ___ their new nurse ___ great surprise. 12. And then she took ___ ___ the empty bag an apron and tied it ___ her waist. 13. Then she turned ___ the light and got ___ bed. 6. Find in the text the sentences in which the following word-combinations are used. Use them in sentences of your own. At once; with great surprise; lays the table; turned off the light; took care of; consists of; were waiting for. 7. Find in the text the English equivalents of the following word, word-combinations and sentences. Use them in sentences of your own. Самый старший; близнецы; накрывает стол к завтраку; что мне делать? как холодно сегодня! я должен надеть пальто; каждый день кроме воскресенья; наверху; детская; они ждали няню; кто-то другой; калитка; пойдем посмотрим! лестничная площадка; гостиная; прихожая; женщина последовала за ней; перила; с большим удивлением; я останусь у вас; сняла шляпу; кусок мыла; зубная щетка; ночная рубашка; пара сапог; подушки и одеяла. 8. Who said the following words? Under what circumstances? 1. One more word from you, and I’ll call the Policeman. 2. What shall I do without a nurse? 3. Let’s go and see who it is. 4. I’ll stay till the Wind changes. 5. They are very good children. 6. Why, there is nothing in the bag! 7. Write into the newspapers and say that you want a very good nurse. 8. That is not Daddy. It is somebody else. 9. How did you come? Did the Wind blow you here? 10. How cold it is today! I must put on two overcoats. 9. Act out the following conversations. 1. Mrs. Banks and Mr. Banks, about a nurse. 2. Michael and Jane, at the window, when they saw Mary Poppins. 3. Mrs. Banks and Mary Poppins. 4. Mary Poppins and the children. 10. Answer the following questions. 1. How many people did the family consist of? Who were these people? 2. What did Mrs. Brill and Ellen do for the family? 3. What did Mr. Banks advise his wife to do in order to find a nurse? 4. Where did Mr. Banks work? Did he go to the City every day? 5. What was the weather like that morning? How do we know that it was very cold? 6. When Mr. Banks went to the City, the children went upstairs to the Nursery, didn’t they? What did they do in the Nursery? 7. Why did Michael and Jane stand at the window in the evening? Whom were they waiting for? 8. Who came up to the gate of the garden when the chil-dren were looking out of the window? Why was the woman hoding her hat with one hand? 9. What curious thing happened when the woman opened the gate of the garden? 10. Why did the children go out of the Nursery to the land-ing? 11. Whom did the children see when the door of the draw-ing-room opened? Describe the visitor. 12. What did Mrs. Banks say to the woman about the chil-dren? Did the woman answer? What did she do? 13. What greatly surprised the children when the woman followed Mrs. Banks upstairs? 14. What did Jane ask Mary Poppins when Mrs. Banks left the Nursery? 15. What surprised Jane and Michael when Mary Poppins opened her bag? 16. What did Mary Poppins take out of her bag? 2. LAUGHING GAS Jane, Michael and Mary Poppins got off the Bus. “Are you sure your Uncle is at home?” said Jane. Mary Poppins sniffed. “My Uncle has asked me to bring you to tea today,” she said. “Do you think he is not at home?” “Why is your Uncle called Mr. Wigg?” asked Michael. “Is it because he has a wig[16 - he has a wig – у него парик] on his head?” “He has no wig,” said Mary Poppins. “And he is called Mr. Wigg because his name is Mr. Wigg. And if you ask any more questions, we will go Back Home.” Mary Poppins put her hat straight[17 - put her hat straight [streıt] – поправила шляпу] before a shop window. She liked to look at herself in shop windows[18 - She liked to look at herself in shop windows – Она любила смотреться в витрины магазинов]. Today she was wearing a blue coat with silver buttons and a blue hat. She thought that she looked very smart. “Come along[19 - Come along – Пошли],” she said. They turned the corner and went up to Number Three, Robertson Road. Mary Poppins rang the door bell. The door opened, and they saw a very thin lady. “Is he at home?” said Michael. “How do you do, Mrs. Wigg,” said Jane politely. “Mrs. Wigg!” said the thin lady angrily. Her voice was even thinner than she herself. “How can you call me Mrs. Wigg? No, thank you! I am Miss Persimmon[20 - Persimmon [pə'sımən] – Персиммон] and I am proud of it! Mrs. Wigg, indeed! Go upstairs and to the first door on the landing.” And she went away along the corridor. Jane, Michael and Mary Poppins went upstairs. Mary Poppins knocked at the door. “Come in! Come in! And welcome[21 - welcome ['welkəm] – добро пожаловать]!” said a loud and merry voice from the room. Mary Poppins opened the door, and they went in. They saw a large room. There was a bright fire in the fireplace, and in the centre of the room there was a very large table with four cups, bread and butter, biscuits, chocolates and a very large cake. “I am very glad to see you,” said a voice. Jane and Michael looked round the room, but saw nobody. Then they saw that Mary Poppins was looking at the ceiling. They looked at the ceiling, too, and to their surprise[22 - to their surprise [sə'praız] – к своему удивлению] they saw a round, fat man, who was hanging in the air. Mr. Wigg smiled at the children. “My dear,” he said to Mary Poppins, “it is my Birthday today.” “Oh,” said Mary Poppins. Mr. Wigg looked at the children again. “I see you are surprised,” he said. “I think I must explain to you why I am here. You see, I am a very merry man and like to laugh very much. Everything seems funny to me. And I can laugh at everything that I see.” And Mr. Wigg began to shake with laughter[23 - began to shake with laughter ['lɑ:ftə] – начал трястись от смеха]. “Uncle Albert!” said Mary Poppins, and Mr. Wigg stopped laughing. “Oh, I am sorry, my dear,” he said to Mary Poppins. “I won’t laugh – if I can.” He turned to the children. “You see,” he said, “when my birthday comes on Friday, it always happens to me.” “But why —” began Jane. “But how —” began Michael. “If my birthday comes on Friday and I laugh on that day, I become filled with Laughing Gas[24 - I become filled with Laughing Gas ['lɑ:fıŋ'ɡæs] – наполняюсь смешливым газом]. The Laughing Gas is very light, and when it fills me[25 - when it fills me – когда он наполняет меня] I simply cannot stand on the ground. As soon as[26 - As soon as – Как только] I begin laughing, or even smiling, I fly up like a balloon. And I can get down only if I think about something serious.” Mr. Wigg began laughing again, but then he looked at Mary Poppins and stopped. “It is strange, of course,” he said, “but very pleasant. Does it ever happen to you?[27 - Does it ever happen to you? – С вами это когда-нибудь случается?] ” he asked Jane and Michael. Jane and Michael shook their heads. “One day,” said Mr. Wigg, “I went to the Circus and I laughed so much that I flew up to the ceiling and could not get down until midnight, and then, of course, at twelve o’clock I suddenly fell down. Because, you see, it was already Saturday and not my birthday. It’s strange, isn’t it? And funny, isn’t it? And now it is Friday again and my birthday, and you two and Mary have come to visit me, and it is very nice. Oh, don’t make me laugh[28 - don’t make me laugh – не заставляйте меня смеяться], please, don’t make me laugh —” And Mr. Wigg began laughing and shaking under the ceiling again, and could not stop. He looked so funny, that Jane and Michael began laughing, too. They wanted to be polite and tried not to laugh, but they could do nothing. They laughed more and more, and soon they fell down and were rolling and rolling on the floor, and could not stop laughing. “Really!” said Mary Poppins. “Really, such behaviour!” “I can’t help it[29 - I can’t help it – Я ничего не могу поделать], I can’t help it,” cried Michael, and he was still rolling on the floor. “It is so funny. Oh, Jane, isn’t it funny?” Then a very strange thing happened. Jane and Michael became very light and flew up in the air! The next moment they were hanging under the ceiling near Mr. Wigg. “Hello!” said Mr. Wigg. “It’s very nice of you. You saw that I could not come down to you, so you came up to me! It’s really very, very nice of you.” And all the three of them began laughing again. “I say,” said Mr. Wigg to the children when they stopped laughing, “there are no chairs here, but I think you can sit on the air. Look at me, I am sitting.” And indeed, Mr. Wigg was sitting on the air. Jane and Michael tried to sit down, too, and found that they also could sit on the air and that it was very comfortable. Mr. Wigg looked down at Mary Poppins. “I see you don’t like it, my dear,” he said. “I am very sorry. But you see that I can’t help it.” Mary Poppins looked very serious. “Well, I must say,” she said, “I have never seen such a sight[30 - I have never seen such a sight [saıt] – Я никогда не видела такого зрелища]. And at your age[31 - at your age – в вашем возрасте], Uncle —” “Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins, come up here!” said Michael. “Think of something funny and come up here.” “Come, Mary Poppins, come up here,” said Jane. “Please come up here! Think of something funny!” “Oh, she can do it even if she does not think of funny things,” said Mr. Wigg. “Well, it is all very silly,” said Mary Poppins. “But I see that you cannot come down.” And to the great surprise of Jane and Michael, she put her hands down at her sides and without a laugh, without even a smile, she flew up through the air and sat down near Jane. “That’s right, Mary,” said Mr. Wigg. “Now we can have tea. Oh! I didn’t think of it! We are here and the table is down there on the floor. Quick! We must think of something serious. Something sad, very sad, and then we shall get down.” They began thinking. They thought and thought, but could not think of anything serious. “Mary,” said Mr. Wigg, “can’t you do something? We want our tea.” Jane and Michael could not believe their eyes. The table, with the cups, and bread and butter, and biscuits and chocolates and cake, flew up through the air and stopped near them. Now they were sitting round the table! “Good girl!” said Mr. Wigg. He smiled. “Usually people begin with bread and butter,” he said to Jane and Michael. “But it is my birthday today. Let’s begin with the Cake!” And he cut a large piece of cake for everybody. And they had very nice tea with cake, biscuits and chocolates, and talked and laughed all the time. “IT IS TIME TO GO HOME.” It was Mary Poppins’s voice. It was the first sad thought[32 - It was the first sad thought – Это была первая грустная мысль] of the afternoon, and suddenly the Laughing Gas went out of them, and they came down on the floor. “Well, it’s a pity that it is time for you to go home,” said Mr. Wigg. “It was a very pleasant afternoon, wasn’t it?” “Yes, very pleasant,” said Michael sadly. “Very, very pleasant,” said Jane and kissed Mr. Wigg’s cheek. “We shall never forget it.” EXERCISES 1. Practice the pronunciation of the following words. 2. Agree or disagree. 1. Mary Poppins put her hat straight before a shop window. 2. Today she was wearing a brown coat with black buttons and a grey hat. 3. The door opened, and they saw a very fat lady. 4. Jane, Michael and Mary Poppins went upstairs. 5. There was a bright fire in the fireplace, and in the centre of the room there was a small table with flowers in a beautiful vase. 6. Jane and Michael looked round the room and saw a round fat man in the corner. 7. They wanted to be polite and tried not to laugh, but they could do nothing. 8. Then a very strange thing happened. Jane and Michael became very heavy and fell on the floor. 9. Mary Poppins put her hands down at her sides and, laughing merrily, she flew up through the air and sat down near Jane. 10. And they had very nice dinner with soup, meat and fruits, and talked and laughed all the time. 3. Put the following sentences in the right order. 1. The table, with the cups and bread and butter, and biscuits and chocolates and cake, flew up through the air and stopped near them. 2. It was the first sad thought of the afternoon, and suddenly the Laughing Gas went out of them, and they came down on the floor. 3. Mr. Wigg smiled at the children. “My dear,” he said to Mary Poppins, “it’s my Birthday today.” 4. Jane, Michael and Mary Poppins went upstairs. Mary Poppins knocked at the door. 5. “It is time to go home.” It was Mary Poppins’s voice. 6. Jane and Michael became very light and flew up in the air. 7. He looked so funny, that Jane and Michael began laughing, too. 8. And they had very nice tea with cake, biscuits and chocolates, and talked and laughed all the time. 9. There was a bright fire in the fireplace, and in the centre of the room there was a very large table with four cups, bread and butter, biscuits, chocolates and a very large cake. 10. If my Birthday comes on Friday and I laugh on that day, I become filled with Laughing Gas. 11. “Come in! Come in! And welcome!” said a loud and merry voice from the room. 12. “Hullo,” said Mr. Wigg. “It’s very nice of you. You saw that I could not come down to you, so you came up to me.” 4. Fill in the blanks with the following words: bring, smart, thin, merry, serious, ceiling, hanging, air, surprise, laughed. 1. I can get down only if I think about something ______. 2. The next moment they were ________ under the ceiling near Mr. Wigg. 3. To the great ________ of Jane and Michael, she put her hands down at her sides and flew up through the air and sat down near Jane. 4. “My Uncle has asked me to ________ you to tea today,” she said. 5. The door opened, and they saw a very _____ lady. 6. They had very nice tea with cake, biscuits and chocolates, and talked and ________ all the time. 7. One day I went to the circus and I laughed so much that I flew up to the ________ and could not get down until midnight. 8. She thought that she looked very ________ . 9. “I say,” said Mr. Wigg to the children, “there are no chairs here, but I think you can sit on the ________ . 10. “Come in! Come in! And welcome!” said a loud and ________ voice from the room. 5. Fill in the blanks with prepositions or adverbs where necessary. 1. Jane, Michael and Mary Poppins got ___ the bus. 2. She liked to look ___ herself ___ shop windows. 3. Go upstairs and ___ the first door ___ the landing. 4. Mary Poppins knocked ___ the door. 5. There was a bright fire ___ the fireplace, and ___ the centre ___ the room there was a very large table ___ four cups, bread and butter, biscuits, chocolates and a very large cake. 6. They looked ___ the ceiling, and ___ their surprise they saw a round, fat man, who was hanging ___ the air. 7. I think I must explain ___ you why I am here. 8. Everything seems funny ___ me. 9. I can laugh ___ everything that I see. 10. And Mr. Wigg began to shake ___ laughter. 11. You see, when my Birthday comes ___ Friday, it always happens ___ me. 12. If my Birthday comes ___ Friday and I laugh ___ that day, I become filled ___ Laughing Gas. 13. And ___ the great surprise ___ Jane and Michael, she put her hands down ___ her sides, and ___ a laugh, ___ even a smile, she flew up ___ the air and sat down ___ Jane. 14. Usually people begin ___ bread and butter. 15. And he cut a large piece ___ cake ___ everybody. 6. Find in the text the sentences in which the following word-combinations are used. Use them in sentences of your own. As soon as; began to shake with laughter; come along; turned the corner; it’s very nice of you; don’t make me laugh; to their surprise; stopped laughing. 7. Find in the text the English equivalents of the following words, word-combinations and sentences. Use them in sentences of your own. Сошли с автобуса; вы уверены? привести вас к чаю; его зовут мистер Уигг; они повернули за угол; Мэри Поппинс позвонила в дверной звонок; вежливый; даже; я горжусь этим; в этот день; конечно; приятно; странно; поведение; я очень сожалею; пора идти домой. 8. Who said the following words? Under what circumstances? 1. Are you sure your Uncle is at home? 2. How can you call me Mrs. Wigg? 3. How do you do, Mrs. Wigg. 4. I have never seen such a sight. 5. We must think of something serious. 6. It was a very pleasant afternoon, wasn’t it? 7. I see you don’t like it. I am very sorry. But you see that I can’t help it. 8. Think of something funny and come up here. 9. Is it because he has a wig on his head? 10. It is time to go home. 9. Act out the following conversations. 1. Michael, Jane, Mary Poppins, Miss Persimmon, from the beginning of the episode up to “… Go upstairs and to the first door on the landing.” 2. Mr. Wigg and Mary Poppins, from the moment they entered the room, up to “… I won’t laugh – if I can.” 3. Mr. Wigg, Jane, Michael, Mary Poppins, when they asked Mary Poppins to come up to them, from “I see you don’t like it, my dear…” up to “… But I see that you cannot come down.” 10. Answer the following questions. 1. Whom did Michael, Jane and Mary Poppins go to see one day? 2. What question did Michael ask Mary Poppins about her Uncle’s name? What did Mary Poppins answer? 3. What did Mary Poppins use for a mirror to put her hat straight? What did she like to do when she was walking along the street? 4. What was Mary Poppins wearing that day? How did she think she looked? 5. Who opened the door when they rang the bell? How did Miss Persimmon look? What kind of voice did she have? Why was she angry? How did she show that she was angry? 6. What did the children see in Mr. Wigg’s room when they entered? 7. Was Mr. Wigg in the room when the children and Mary Poppins entered? Why couldn’t the children see him? 8. How did Mr. Wigg look? 9. Mr. Wigg was a merry man, wasn’t he? What did he like to do? What could he laugh at? 10. What always happened to Mr. Wigg if his birthday came on Friday and he laughed on that day? 11. What happened to Mr. Wigg one day when he was at the circus on his birthday? 12. Why did Jane and Michael begin laughing? 13. What strange thing happened to Michael and Jane when they were laughing and could not stop? 14. Did Mr. Wigg like it when the children flew up to the ceiling? What did he say to them? 15. What did Michael and Jane ask Mary Poppins to do? Did she fly up to them? 16. What did Mary Poppins do with the table? 17. Did they enjoy their tea? What was the first sad thought of the afternoon? Why did they all come down on the floor? 3. MISS LARK’S ANDREW Miss Lark lived in the next house. The house was very big and beautiful, and in the garden Miss Lark had two gates. One gate was for her friends and relations. And the other gate was for the Baker, the Butcher and the Milkman. One day the Baker made a mistake and came through the gate which was for Miss Lark’s friends and relations. And Miss Lark was very angry. All day long Jane and Michael could hear Miss Lark’s voice. Her voice was very loud. And the children always heard: “Andrew, where are you?” or “Andrew, you mustn’t go out without your overcoat!” or “Andrew, come to Mother!” And if you didn’t know, you could think that Andrew was a little boy. And Jane thought that Miss Lark thought that Andrew was a little boy. But Andrew wasn’t a little boy. He was a dog – a little dog which looked like a fur collar[33 - looked like a fur collar – был похож на меховой воротник]. Andrew lived like a king. He slept on a silk cushion in Miss Lark’s room; he ate cream every day; he had four overcoats in different colours. Every day he had things which people usually have only on birthdays. And when Andrew himself had a birthday, he had a big cake. People did not like Andrew and laughed at him. And when Miss Lark bought him two pairs of small boots, people came to their gates to look at him and laugh. “He is stupid,” said Michael one day when the children were looking at Andrew through the fence between their garden and Miss Lark’s garden. “How do you know?” asked Jane. “I know because Daddy called him stupid this morning,” said Michael. “He is not stupid,” said Mary Poppins. And Mary Poppins was right. Andrew wasn’t stupid, and you will very soon see it. You must not think that he did not love Miss Lark. He loved her, because she was always very kind to him and took good care of him. But he did not like his life. He did not want to wear overcoats and boots. He wanted to be a common dog[34 - a common dog – обыкновенная собака]. And he always chose common dogs for his friends[35 - And he always chose common dogs for his friends – И он всегда выбирал себе в друзья обыкновенных собак]. And so he often sat at the gate of the garden and looked out into the street. And when he saw a common dog, he always liked to talk to him. Miss Lark did not like it. And when she saw that Andrew was sitting at the gate and talking to a common dog, she called: “Andrew, Andrew, come home, my darling! Don’t talk to these terrible street dogs!” And Miss Lark never allowed Andrew to go out of the garden into the street. You could see him in the street or in the park only with Miss Lark. Imagine, then, the surprise of Jane and Michael, when they saw Andrew one day in the park without Miss Lark. He was running very quickly and looked very serious. “Hi, Andrew! Where is your overcoat?” cried Michael. Andrew stopped and looked at the children. Then he turned to Mary Poppins and barked. “Yap-yap!” said Andrew several times very quickly. “Let me see[36 - Let me see – Дай-ка мне подумать],” said Mary Poppins. “I think it’s the first turning on your right[37 - the first turning on your right – первый поворот направо] and the second house on the left.” “Yap-yap,” said Andrew several times very quickly again. “No – not a garden. Only a back yard,” said Mary Poppins. “The gate is usually open.” Andrew barked again. “I don’t know,” said Mary Poppins. “But I think so. He usually goes home at tea-time.” Andrew barked again and ran away. Jane’s and Michael’s eyes were round with surprise. “What did he say?” they asked together. “Nothing special,’’ said Mary Poppins. “No,” said Michael. “I think he asked you where somebody lived.” “Well, if you know, why do you ask me,” said Mary Poppins and sniffed. “Oh, Michael,” said Jane. “She will never tell us if you talk like that. Mary Poppins, please, tell us what Andrew was saying to you. Please!” “Ask him. He knows – Mr. Know-All!” said Mary Poppins and sniffed again. “Oh no, I don’t know, Mary Poppins,” said Michael. “Please tell us.” “It is half-past three. Tea-time,” said Mary Poppins. And they turned and went home. When they were near their house, they suddenly heard loud cries coming from Miss Lark’s house[38 - coming from Miss Lark’s house – доносящиеся от дома мисс Ларк]. They looked and saw that Miss Lark was running about in her garden and crying: “Andrew, Andrew! Where are you? Oh, he is lost[39 - he is lost – он потерялся]! I must send for the Police. I must see the Prime Minister! Andrew is lost! Dear me[40 - dear me – Боже мой!], dear me!” “Poor Miss Lark!” said Jane. At that moment Michael looked down the street and – saw Andrew! “Look, look, Miss Lark!” he cried. “There’s Andrew! Look, he is walking along the street!” “Where? Where? Show me!” cried Miss Lark and ran up to the gate. And indeed, she saw Andrew. He was walking slowly along the street. And near Andrew they saw a common dog. Andrew and the common dog were walking together. “Oh, how glad I am,” said Miss Lark. They were all standing and looking, and Andrew and the common dog were coming nearer and nearer the gate of Miss Lark’s garden. “Oh, that terrible dog,” said Miss Lark, looking at Andrew’s companion. “Shoo! Shoo! Go home!” she cried to the common dog. But the common dog came up to the gate and sat down on the ground. He scratched his right ear with his left leg[41 - with his left leg – левой ногой] and yawned. “Go away! Go home! Shoo!” said Miss Lark again in an angry voice. “And you, Andrew, go home this minute! For shame![42 - For shame! – Стыдись!] Went into the street alone, and without your overcoat! I am angry with you.” Andrew barked, but did not move. “Do you understand, Andrew?’’ said Miss Lark. “Go home at once!” Andrew barked again. “He says,” said Mary Poppins, “that he won’t go home.” Miss Lark turned and looked at her in great surprise. “How do you know what my dog says, may I ask,” she said. “Of course, he will go home.” Andrew shook his head[43 - shook his head – покачал головой] and barked. “He won’t,” said Mary Poppins. “He will go home only if his friend goes, too.” “Nonsense!” said Miss Lark. “This terrible dog will never go into my garden.” Andrew barked two or three times. “He says he is quite serious,” said Mary Poppins. “And he says that if you don’t allow his friend to go into your house and live with him, he will go away and live with his friend.” “Oh, Andrew, you can’t – you can’t, really! After all that I have done for you!’’ Miss Lark was ready to cry. Andrew barked and turned away. The other dog got up. “Oh, he is really going away!” cried Miss Lark. “I see it!” She cried a little into her handkerchief, then she said: “All right, Andrew. It will be as you say. This – this common dog can stay with us. But of course, he will sleep in the coal-cellar.” Andrew barked again. “He says, madam,” said Mary Poppins, “that he does not agree. His friend must have a silk cushion and sleep in you room, too. Or Andrew himself will sleep in the coal-cellar with his friend.” “Andrew, how can you?” cried Miss Lark. “I shall never agree to it.” Andrew got up and prepared to go. “Oh, he is leaving me!” cried Miss Lark. “All right, Andrew, very well. It will be as you wish. Oh, what a terrible dog! Oh, how can you, Andrew? What is he saying now?” she asked Mary Poppins, because Andrew was barking again. “He says that he will never wear overcoats or boots – that is his last word,” said Mary Poppins. “All right. Let’s go,” said Miss Lark with tears in her eyes. And she and the dogs went into the house. “So you see, he isn’t stupid at all[44 - at all – совсем],” said Jane, when they were going upstairs to Tea. “Yes,” said Michael, “that’s right. He isn’t stupid. But how did Mary Poppins know it? What do you think?” “I don’t know,” said Jane. “And I think she will never, never tell us…” EXERCISES 1. Practice the pronunciation of the following words. 2. Agree or disagree. 1. The house was very big and beautiful, and in the garden Miss Lark had two gates. 2. Andrew was a little boy. 3. People did not like Andrew and laughed at him. 4. When Miss Lark bought him two pairs of small boots, people went and bought boots for their dogs, too. Конец ознакомительного фрагмента. Текст предоставлен ООО «ЛитРес». Прочитайте эту книгу целиком, купив полную легальную версию (https://www.litres.ru/pages/biblio_book/?art=42575387&lfrom=334617187) на ЛитРес. Безопасно оплатить книгу можно банковской картой Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, со счета мобильного телефона, с платежного терминала, в салоне МТС или Связной, через PayPal, WebMoney, Яндекс.Деньги, QIWI Кошелек, бонусными картами или другим удобным Вам способом. notes 1 Cherry-Tree Lane ['tʃerı tri: leın] – переулок Вишневых деревьев (Вишневый переулок) 2 Michael [maıkl] – Майкл 3 Barbara ['bɑ:brə] – Барбара 4 lays the table ['leız ðə'teıbl] – накрывает на стол 5 waved his hand ['weıvd hız'hænd] – помахал рукой 6 at once [ət'wʌns] – сейчас же 7 There he is! ['ðɛə hi:'ız] – Вон он! 8 She only sniffed. [snıft] – Она только пренебрежительно хмыкнула (потянула носом). 9 She slid up the banisters! ['bænıstəz] – Она проехала вверх по перилам! 10 Did the Wind blow you here? – Вас принес сюда ветер? 11 Why – Ой 12 round her waist [weıst] – вокруг талии 13 a small folding armchair ['fəuldıŋ'ɑ:mtʃɛə] – маленькое складно́е кресло 14 I’ll stay till the Wind changes ['tʃeındʒız] – Я поживу (у вас), пока не переменится ветер 15 turned off the light – выключила свет 16 he has a wig – у него парик 17 put her hat straight [streıt] – поправила шляпу 18 She liked to look at herself in shop windows – Она любила смотреться в витрины магазинов 19 Come along – Пошли 20 Persimmon [pə'sımən] – Персиммон 21 welcome ['welkəm] – добро пожаловать 22 to their surprise [sə'praız] – к своему удивлению 23 began to shake with laughter ['lɑ:ftə] – начал трястись от смеха 24 I become filled with Laughing Gas ['lɑ:fıŋ'ɡæs] – наполняюсь смешливым газом 25 when it fills me – когда он наполняет меня 26 As soon as – Как только 27 Does it ever happen to you? – С вами это когда-нибудь случается? 28 don’t make me laugh – не заставляйте меня смеяться 29 I can’t help it – Я ничего не могу поделать 30 I have never seen such a sight [saıt] – Я никогда не видела такого зрелища 31 at your age – в вашем возрасте 32 It was the first sad thought – Это была первая грустная мысль 33 looked like a fur collar – был похож на меховой воротник 34 a common dog – обыкновенная собака 35 And he always chose common dogs for his friends – И он всегда выбирал себе в друзья обыкновенных собак 36 Let me see – Дай-ка мне подумать 37 the first turning on your right – первый поворот направо 38 coming from Miss Lark’s house – доносящиеся от дома мисс Ларк 39 he is lost – он потерялся 40 dear me – Боже мой! 41 with his left leg – левой ногой 42 For shame! – Стыдись! 43 shook his head – покачал головой 44 at all – совсем
КУПИТЬ И СКАЧАТЬ ЗА: 187.00 руб.