Then she says: "I am clean. Now it is time to wash your bodies, paws and heads."
We like our tub because it is magic. Pinky jumps into the tub first. Then Blackie and I jump in.
Our mum washes our heads, bodies and paws. We are very funny now. We are wet and very thin. I look at Blackie and see a white spot on his nose.
"Blackie," I say. "Here is your white spot."
"Oh great!" cries Blackie. "I have got my beautiful white spot again."
"Oh Reddy!" cries Pinky. "Your ears are yellow again. You are handsome with these ears."
I run to the mirror and look in it. I can see my yellow ears again. They are very nice.
"But Pinky," we say, "you are always white."
"Yes," says Pinky. "I am always white. And my ears and nose are always pink. It is because I clean my ears, nose and body every day."
"But it is not interesting," we say. "You are white every day, your nose is pink every day."
"Why? What is interesting?" asks Pinky.
"It is interesting to lose the white spot on your nose," says Blackie, "or your yellow ears," I say, "and then suddenly find them in the magic tub."
"And then you meet your friends and they say…" starts Pinky.
Suddenly we hear a noise at the door. It is Ted. He often visits us now. He comes in, looks at us and says: "Hello, Pinky! Hello, everyone! And where are your brothers?"
We look at Ted and cry: "But we are here! You are looking at us!"
"No, you are not Pinky's brothers. Blackie hasn't got a white spot on his nose, and Reddy hasn't got yellow ears," says Ted. "OK, I can come in the evening. Are your brothers at home in the evening?"
Pinky looks at us. "I don't know," she says.
Ted is sad. He goes away.
We look at Pinky and say: "What can we do?"
"Go to the garden and jump into a magic puddle," she says.
1 Answer the questions.
1. Who is coming today?
2. Where does mummy go?
3. Why do the kittens like their tub?
4. What colour is Pinky?
5. Who visits the kittens?
2 Put the sentences in the correct order.
1. Pinky jumps into the tub.
2. Reddy can see his yellow ears again.
3. Blackie has got a white spot on his nose.
4. Mum comes.
5. Ted comes.
6. Ted is sad.
3 Match the opposites.
4 What is it?
1. You can sit and wash in it.
2. When you put on your new clothes, you look in it.
3. There are a lot of them when it is raining.
4. They are an animal's hands.
XI. An Escape
Mummy is at Mrs Paw's house today. Ted is ill. And we are playing in the garden. Suddenly we see a woman. She is coming to us.
She comes up and looks at us. She looks at Blackie and me, then she looks at Pinky.
Suddenly she takes Pinky in her arms. She goes out of our garden with Pinky.
"Help!" cries Pinky.
"Bite her!" cries Blackie.
But Pinky can't bite. She is very kind.
The woman walks and walks and we run after her.
She comes to a house, opens the door and goes in. Then she closes the door.
Blackie and I are sitting at the door now. We are sad and afraid.
Suddenly I see an open window. I jump into the window. Then Blackie jumps into the window, too. Now we are in a very big room. But where is Pinky?
We hear a noise at the door and we hide under the sofa.
The woman comes in. She is holding Pinky in her hands. She goes to the window and closes it.
"Oh no," Blackie and I say. We are looking at her from under the sofa.
The woman puts Pinky on the sofa and says: "This is your home, little kitten. You are my little Pussy. Pussy, you are my pet now. You can sleep on the sofa. You can walk on the floor, but don't jump on the table, cupboard or bookcases. I don't like it."
The woman goes out and closes the door. We climb out.
'"Pinky," we say, "we are here."
"Oh," she cries, "thank you. I am afraid. I don't want a new home. What can I do?"
"We can jump on the cupboard, bookcases, shelves and table."
"Why?" asks Pinky.
"Look!" I say. I jump onto the bookcase. There is a big beautiful vase there. I push the vase and it is on the floor. Then I jump onto the shelf and all the books are on the floor. Blackie jumps onto the cupboard. Now there are a lot of cups, plates and glasses on the floor.
Pinky is looking at us.
"What are you doing?" she cries.
Now we can hear a noise at the door. The woman is coming back.
"Where is my little Pussy?" she says behind the door. She opens the door and looks around.
"Oh!" she cries and sits down on the floor.
She is sitting and looking at the broken vase, cups and plates.
Then she comes up to Pinky. She takes her with one hand, opens the window and throws Pinky out.
Blackie and I jump out of the window together.
"Run, Pinky!" we cry and we run away.
Now we are in our garden again.
"Thank you, brothers," says Pinky. She is very happy and we are happy, too.
1 Answer the questions.
1. Where is mummy?
2. Where are the kittens?
3. Can Pinky bite?
4. Does the woman take Pinky to her home?
5. How do the brothers help Pinky?
6. Does the woman throw Pinky out?
2 Circle the odd word.
1. bookcase, cupboard, table, window
2. afraid, happy, big, sad
3. children, woman, man, girl
4. bite, look, eat, drink
5. arms, hands, fingers, feet
3 Fill in: don't, doesn't, isn't, aren't.
1. I _____ like it.
2. Pinky _____ jump onto the cupboard.
3. Pinky _____ happy.
4. Blackie and Reddy _____ on the sofa.
4 Fill in: on, to, out, into, in.
1. The woman throws Pinky _____.
2. The vase is _____ the floor.
3. We are _____ our garden again.
4. We jump _____ the window.
5. She goes _____ the window.
XII. Helping Mummy
Today we are helping mum in the garden. We are planting flowers and vegetables. Mum is planting roses. Blackie is planting tomatoes. I am planting potatoes. And Pinky is planting carrots.
"Mum, when can we eat the vegetables?" we ask.
"When they grow big," she says.
Every day Pinky and I go to the garden and water our seeds. Blackie doesn't water his seeds every day. He is lazy.
Then we can see very small leaves. They are our vegetables. The leaves grow and grow. Now they are very big. But there aren't any carrots or potatoes. There is only a small tomato in the leaves.
"Mummy," cries Pinky, "why is it so? Reddy and I water our plants every day, but there aren't any carrots or potatoes. And Blackie waters his plants on Mondays and he has got a tomato."
"My dear," says mum, "come here and let's dig."
Pinky, mum and I go to our plants. We dig and dig. Hooray! Our carrots and potatoes are funny.
They hide in the ground. We dig them out. There are a lot of them.
"Now," says mum, "Pinky and Reddy can have a lot of carrots and potatoes for lunch."
"And me?" asks Blackie. He wants carrots and potatoes, too.
"You can have your green tomato," says mum.
We look at Blackie. He is crying. We are sad.
"Mum," we say. "Can we give him some carrots and potatoes? We have got a lot of them."
Mum looks at Blackie. He is still crying. Our mum is kind and she says: "OK, but don't eat his green tomato. You can eat it when it is red."
"Mummy," says Blackie, "I can water the tomatoes every day."
Now he works in the garden every day and there are a lot of tomatoes in the leaves. They are red, and we eat them together.
1 Circle the odd word.
1. carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, roses
2. funny, yellow, green, red
3. Monday, Sunday, day, Tuesday
4. flowers, seeds, grass, trees
5. look, cry, see, listen
2 True or false?
1. They are planting fruit.
2. There are carrots and potatoes in the leaves.
3. Blackie waters his plants on Tuesdays.
4. Reddy and Pinky can have carrots and potatoes for lunch.
5. The kittens can eat the green tomato.
3 Choose right.
1. Blackie is planting potatoes/tomatoes.
2. Blackie doesn't water his seeds/ carrots every day.
3. Our carrots and potatoes are fine/ funny.
4. Pinky can have carrots for dinner/lunch.
5. Blackie is crying/happy.
6. Our mum is kind/angry.
7. Blackie works/walks in the garden every day.
4 Answer the questions.
1. What is mum planting?
2. What do Reddy and Pinky do every day?
3. Does Blackie water his seeds every day?
4. Why do they dig and dig?
5. Does Blackie want to eat his green tomato?
Today we are going to mum's sister, aunt Fatty. We are taking our toys with us. I am taking my toy cars, aeroplanes and helicopters. Pinky is taking her dolls and their clothes. She has got a lot of clothes for dolls. There are skirts and trousers, shirts and shorts, dresses and jackets, shoes and boots.
"Pinky, why have you got many clothes for dolls?" I ask.
"Because I have not got my clothes, and I like clothes. They are so beautiful. They are long or short, big or small. They are colourful, too. What is your favourite colour?"
"Red," I say, "it is a very beautiful colour. I like it. And what is yours?"
"I don't know. I like yellow and green, red and blue, pink and white."
Mum comes into the room.
"Are you ready?" she asks.
"Yes, we are," we say.
"Where is Blackie?" asks mum.
"He is in the garden. He is taking his toys," we say.
"Are his toys in the garden?" asks mum.
"Yes, there are a lot of Blackie's toys in the garden," we say.
"What are they?" mum asks.
"They are stones and sticks, frogs and toads," we say. "He likes them. They are his favourite toys."
Mum looks through the window. She can see Blackie in the garden. He is walking in the puddle.
"And he is taking the puddles with him, too," she says.
Now we are in the garden. We have got a lot of bags. We are ready to go and we say:
"Goodbye, our house! Goodbye, everyone!"
1 Answer the questions.
1. Where are the kittens going?
2. What is Pinky taking?
3. Why does Pinky like clothes?
4. What is Pinky's favourite colour?
5. Where is Blackie?
6. What are Blackie's favourite toys?
7. Is Blackie taking the puddles with him?
2 What is it?
1. It can fly very fast and very high.
2. It can fly fast but it can't fly high.
3. People drive it.
4. Girls play with them.
5. People wear them on their body, arms and legs.
3 Circle the odd word.
1. trousers, jacket, shorts, skirt
2. shirt, coat, boots, jacket
3. car, aeroplane, doll, helicopter
4. frogs, sticks, lizards, toads
5. gloves, boots, shoes, socks
4 Put the sentences in the correct order.
1. We are taking our toys with us.
2. Pinky likes clothes.
3. Blackie is walking in the puddle.
4. We are going to aunt Fatty.
5. Mum looks through the window.
about [ə’baʋt] prep o, по
aeroplane [ˈɛərəpleɪn] аэроплан, самолёт
afraid [əˈfreɪd] испуганный
after [ˈɑːftər] после, за
again [əˈgen] снова, опять
all [ɔːl] все
always [ˈɔːlweɪz] adv всегда
angry [ˈæŋgrɪ] а сердитый, злой
animal [ˈænɪməl] n животное
another [ə’nʌðər] а еще один, другой такой же
answer [ˈɑːnsəʳ] отвечать
apple [ˈæpl] яблоко
arm [ɑːm] рука
armchair [ˈɑːmtʃɛəʳ] кресло
around [əˈraʊnd] prep вокруг
ask [ɑːsk] v спрашивать
at [æt] у, возле, около
aunt [a: nt] тётя
autumn [ˈɔːtəm] осень
away [əˈweɪ] прочь
baby [ˈbeɪbɪ] малыш
back [bæk] назад, обратно
bag [bæg] сумка
ball [bɔːl] мяч
bath [bɑːðz] см. have a bath
bathroom [ˈbɑːθrʊm] ванная комната
beautiful [ˈbjuːtɪfʊl] красивый
because [bɪˈkɒz] потому что
bedroom [ˈbedrʊm] спальня
behind [bɪˈhaɪnd] за, позади