Всего год или два назад вы узнали английский алфавит, потом прочитали первые английские слова, и вот наступил новый этап в овладении вами иностранным языком. Вы начинаете читать книги на английском! И это здорово!
Истории котёнка Рэдди написаны специально для вас. Главные герои книги — забавные котята: два брата и сестра. Я уверена, что вы полюбите умную, трогательную Пинки и доброго, озорного Рэдди. Может быть, не всем вам понравится Блэки. Но не забывайте, что он ещё совсем маленький котёнок, и у него вся жизнь впереди, чтобы стать мудрее и добрее.
Читайте и улыбайтесь! Проделав упражнения, предложенные после каждой главы, вы будете приятно удивлены, обнаружив, что стали чуть-чуть лучше говорить, чуть-чуть лучше разбираться в грамматике и научились отгадывать загадки на английском языке. Вы узнаете много новых слов и без труда запомните их, поскольку будете встречать их на протяжении всей книги то в одной, то в другой главе. И я точно знаю, что, прочитав эти истории, вы не остановитесь на достигнутом, а вооружившись новыми знаниями, возьмётесь за следующую, более трудную книгу и так далее.
Счастливого вам пути в прекрасный мир английского языка!
Перевод заданий к упражнениям
About you. — О тебе.
Answer the questions. — Ответь на вопросы.
Choose right. — Выбери правильно.
Circle the odd word. — Обведи не подходящее по смыслу слово.
Complete. — Дополни.
Fill in. — Вставь.
Match. — Подбери пару.
Match the opposites. — Соедини противоположные по смыслу слова.
Put the sentences in the correct order. — Расставь предложения в правильном порядке.
True or false? — Верно или неверно?
What is it? — Что это?
I. A Puzzle
Look! This is Pinky. She is white, but her ears and nose are pink. And that is Blackie. He has got a grey body and a black tail. They are very nice and they are my sister and brother. They are my friends, too. And this is me. I am Reddy. I am red, and red is my favorite color. We are kittens and we are little.
We have got a mother. But she is not with us now. She is with her sister. Mrs Paw visits and helps us. She is our mum's friend.
It is sunny today. We are in the garden now. Pinky is on the swing. She is swinging. Blackie is in an armchair. He is reading. And I am in a tree. I am watching the birds.
Pinky is very happy and she sings.
"Please, Pinky, don't sing!" says Blackie. "I can't read!"
"Don't read," says Pinky. "Listen to my song."
"But I want to read," says Blackie.
"And I want to sing!" says Pinky.
Pinky sings and Blackie is very angry. He takes his radio and turns it on.
Now Pinky is angry. She can't hear her song. She jumps down, comes up to Blackie and turns the radio off.
"Why are you doing that?" she asks. "Can you read when the radio is singing?"
Blackie looks at her and says:
"I can't read when the radio is singing. But you can sing when I am reading. That is not fair. But now I can't read and you can't sing. It is fair."
I, Reddy, don't like when my friends are not happy. I climb down the tree and go to them. I come up and say:
"Pinky, you can sing in the house. Then Blackie can't hear you and he can read. Or Blackie, you can read in the house. Then you can't hear Pinky and she can sing in the garden."
Blackie and Pinky are nice kittens.
"OK, I am going into the house," they say together.
1 Answer the questions.
1. Who has got pink ears?
2. What colour is Blackie's tail?
3. What is Reddy's favorite color?
4. Is their mum with them now?
5. Where is she?
6. Who helps the kittens?
7. Where are the kittens?
8. What is Pinky doing?
9. What is Blackie doing?
3 True or false?
1. Pinky has got a book.
2. Pinky has got a radio.
3. Reddy does not like when his friends are not happy.
4. Blackie and Pinky are in the house.
4 What is it?
1. It can sing. You can listen to it. You can turn it off.
2. It is big or small. You can read it.
3. It is in the garden. You can sit on it and swing.
4. It is long or short. You can sing it.
5. It is tall or short. You can climb it up and down.
II. A Nice Day
We are in the house today. It is raining.
Pinky likes the cupboard. Now she is sleeping in the cupboard. Blackie likes the sofa. Now he is sitting on the sofa. I like the chair. Now I am playing with my tail under the chair.
"Can I play with you?" asks Blackie.
"But I am playing with my tail," I say. "I can't play with my tail and with you."
Blackie is sad. He wants to play and he plays with his tail.
Pinky wakes up. She comes out of the cupboard and looks at us.
"What are you doing?" she asks.
"We are playing with our tails," we answer.
"But it is not good. Can't you play together?" asks Pinky.
"How can we? Reddy is playing with his tail and I am playing with mine," says Blackie.
Pinky thinks and thinks and she says:
"You can play together. You, Blackie, can play with Reddy's tail. And you, Reddy, can play with Blackie's tail."
"You are very clever," Blackie and I say.
Pinky is very happy. Blackie and I are happy, too. Now we are all playing together. Pinky is playing with my tail, I am playing with Blackie's tail and Blackie is playing with Pinky's.
What a nice day!
1 Answer the question.
1. Where are the kittens?
2. What is Pinky doing?
3. What is Blackie doing?
4. What is Reddy doing?
3 Fill in: am, is, are.
1. We _____ in the house today.
2. Blackie _____ sad.
3. I _____ playing with my tail.
4. You _____ clever.
5. Blackie and I _____ happy.
4 What is it?
1. There are cups and plates in it.
2. It has got four legs. You can sit on it.
3. It is big. You can sleep on it.
4. Animals have got it. It is long short.
III. An Apple Ball
It is autumn. It is September. It is Pinky's birthday today. She is eight months. She has got two presents: Blackie's present and my present. Blackie's present is a small red ball and my present is a box of chocolates. Mrs Paw visits us in the morning. She gives Pinky a big birthday cake and goes home because she has got a baby son there.
Pinky makes tea for us. We drink tea and eat chocolates together. Then we play with a small red ball. We play and play. Pinky catches the ball with her teeth. Oh no! There is a hole in the ball. We can't play with it now.
Pinky is very sad. She cries.
"I have not got any presents now," she says. "There are no chocolates and there is not a ball."
"Please, don't cry!" I say. "We can go and play in the garden. There are a lot of apples on the grass. We can play with the apples."
We go to the garden and we play with the apples. When there is a hole in the apple, we eat it up and play with another apple.
Pinky is happy now. She likes apples. They are red, you can play with them and you can eat them.
1 Answer the questions.
1. What season is it?
2. Whose birthday is it?
3. What presents has Pinky got?
4. Has Mrs Paw got children?
5. What do the kittens drink?
6. Is there a hole in the ball?
2 What is it?
1. You can play with it but you can't eat it.
2. You can play with it and you can eat it.
3. You can drink it. It is hot. It is brown. You put sugar in it.
3 True or false?
1. It is Reddy's birthday.
2. Blackie gives Pinky a box of chocolates.
3. Pinky catches the ball with her teeth.
4. There are a lot of balls on the grass.
5. Pinky likes lemons.
4 Fill in: have got, has got, is, are, am.
1. The apple _____ red.
2. The ball _____ a hole.
3. The kittens _____ happy.
4. They _____ a box of chocolates.
5. The chocolates _____ nice.
6. I _____ happy.
7. I _____ a present.
It is winter. It is cold and it is snowing. We are in the living room. We are looking at the snow through the window.
"Let's go and play in the snow," says Pinky.
"No, it is too cold," says Blackie. "We can put on our warm coats and boots," says Pinky.
"I can't run in my boots. They are too big," says Blackie and he looks at me.
"I can't run in my coat. It is too long," I say and I look at Blackie. It is so warm in the living room and so cold in the garden.
"I see," says Pinky. "Don't run. Stand and look at me. My clothes are nice. I can run in my boots and my coat."
"We can look at you through the window," say Blackie and I.
"OK," says Pinky. "Don't go. Sit down on the sofa and look at me through the window."
So Pinky puts on her warm clothes and boots and goes out. She runs in the snow and she makes a snowman. She jumps in the snow and dances in the snow. She makes a snowball and throws it at her snowman.
We are sitting on the sofa and looking at Pinky. Then I stand up, take my warm coat and boots and put them on.
"Blackie," I say. "Put on your warm clothes, and let's go out. It is fun in the snow."
"It is too cold," says Blackie. "I don't want."
So I go to Pinky. We run in the snow and we make two snowmen. We jump and dance in the snow. We make snow-balls and throw them at our snowmen. We are having fun!
Suddenly we see Blackie. He is standing in the garden.
"Look, my boots are not too big," he says. "I think, I can run. Let's play together."
Now we play together and we are very happy.
2 Fill in: they, I, me, them, us, we.
1. _____ stand up and put on my clothes.
2. He looks at _____, and I look at him.
3. We make snowballs and throw _____ at the snowmen.
4. _____ are our friends. _____ like them.
5. We are happy. Look at _____!
4 Answer the questions.
1. What is the weather like today?
2. Where are the kittens?
3. What does Pinky put on?
4. What does she do in the snow?
5 Put the sentences in the correct order.
1. Blackie goes out.
2. Reddy puts on his warm clothes.
3. They play together.
4. Pinky runs in the snow.
5. They are in the living room.
V. A Film or Lunch?
It is very cold today. We are in the house. We are watching a film. It is about a mouse. Its name is Stuart Little. The film is very interesting. But, when I see a mouse, I am very hungry.
So I say:
"Let's watch another film!" "What film?" asks Blackie.
"Another film. Not about mice," I say.
"OK," says Blackie. He takes another film and we watch it. It is about a clown fish. Its name is Nemo. The film is very interesting. But, when I see a fish, I am hungry. So I say:
"Let's watch another film."
"What film?" asks Blackie.
"Another film. Not about fish," I say.
Blackie takes another film and we watch it. It is about a bird. Its name is Valiant. The film is very interesting. But, when I see a bird, I am hungry.
"Let's watch another film!" I say.
"Again?" cries Blackie. He is very angry.