Тексты для чтения с заданиями для 5-7 кл. по английскому языку.
Автор: Мосесова Элина Эрнестовна
Место работы: МОУ СОШ №5, г. Минеральные Воды
Должность: учитель английского языка
Read the text and do the exercises.
The Rich Man and the Gold
There was once a very rich man. He had three cars and two houses and many other things.
One day he said, «I am getting old. I’m going to sell everything and buy a big piece of gold. »
He sold his houses and his cars and everything and he bought a very big piece of gold. He dug a hole near a tree, and he put the piece of gold into the hole. «No one will find my gold here», he said.
Every day he went back and dug up the gold. He looked at it and said, «Good! My gold is there». Then he put the gold back into the hole and put the earth back on top of it.
But one day there was a man behind the tree. He was a thief and he was asleep. The rich man didn’t see the thief. He dug up the gold and looked at it. «Good! » he said, «My gold is there». The thief woke up and looked round the tree. «What is the man putting into the hole? » he thought. «I’m going to find out». The rich man put the gold back into the hole and went away. Then the thief went to the hole and dug up the gold. «A big piece of gold! » he said. «It’s my gold now. I am a rich man. » He ran off with the gold and never came back. The next day the first man came back and began to dig. He dug and he dug but he did not find the gold. «My gold is not here», he said. «I am not a rich man now. I have no gold! » and he began to cry. Then he went home and told one of his friends. His friend said, «Don’t cry. Here is a big stone. Take it and put it in the hole. Then every day you can go and dig it up and look at it». A piece of gold in a hole is no better than a stone.
Exercise 1. Choose the correct answer.
At the beginning of the story the rich man had.......( two cars, a bicycle, a horse, two houses, three cars, a boat , a cow)
The rich man decided to sell......( nothing, everything, only a cow, only a horse)
The man bought a big piece of gold and put it into........( his desk, his pocket, the hole in the ground , his suitcase)
One day the rich man became poor because......( he lost his gold, the thief took his gold, his friends took his gold and sold it)
One of his friends advised him...... (to put a big stone in the hole and look at it, to buy another piece of gold and put it in another place, to cry all day, to ask other people for help)
Read the text «How We Kept Mother’s Day». Some sentences are incomplete. Choose A,B,C to complete the text.
How We Kept Mother’s Day
I think celebrating «Mother’s Day» once a year is a very good idea. So we decided to have a special celebration of ........(1). We thought it a fine idea. We knew how much Mother did for us and so we decided that we should do everything we could to make Mother happy. We decided .......(2).We asked Mother to arrange the decoration because she always does it on holidays. My sisters got new hats for such an important day. We wanted to buy ........(3) for Mother too, but she said that she liked her old hat better and didn’t want a new one.
Well, after breakfast we decided to take Mother for a beautiful drive away into the country. Mother is never able to go to the country because she.........(4).
But then we changed the plan a little. Father decided to take Mother fishing. When everything was ready for the trip we asked Mother to prepare ......(5). Well, when the car came to the door, we saw that there was not enough room in it for us all. Father said that he could stay at home and work in the garden. Then the two girls, Anne and Mary, said that they could stay at home, but as they had new hats, it would be a pity if no one looked at them.
In the end it was decided that Mother could stay at home and make dinner. Mother doesn’t like fishing.
So we all drove away, and Mother stood and watched us from the verandah as long as she could see us.
Well, we had a very nice day .....(6). Father caught ......(7). The girls met some friends and they talked about hats. It was quite late when we got back.
At last everything was ready and we sat down to a wonderful dinner. Mother got up and down many times during dinner; she brought things from the kitchen and......(8). When the dinner was over all of us wanted to help Mother to wash the dishes. But .......(9) that she could do it herself, and so we let her because we wanted to make her happy.
It was quite late when it was all over, and when we all kissed Mother before going to bed, she said it had been the most..... (10).
A. ......Halloween B......Mother’s Day C.......Guy Fawkes Day
A......to decorate the house with flowers B......to go to Spain in summer C......to buy a new car
A......a little cat B......a new hat C......a nice dress
A......doesn’t like to go abroad B......didn’t drive any more C.....is busy in the house nearly all the time.
A.....some soup B......for the party C..... some sandwiches.
A..... in the country B.....in the village C.....at the seaside
A......a very large shark B...... a lot of big fish C.....his shirt on a nail
A.....wore her best dress B......laid the table C..... carried the dishes away
A..... Mother said B.....Father said C......the girls said
A..... happiest day in her life B.....best day in her life C...... wonderful day in her life
Read the text about Catherine and write if the statements below are true (T) or false (F).
Catherine was five years old. She often went to the shops with her mother. She liked toys very much, and she often stopped and looked at them in the shops, but her mother usually said,
« Don’t stop and look at the toys today, Catherine. It’s late».
Catherine’s mother did not usually go to the shops on Saturdays, because she always had a lot of work at home on that day, but last Friday evening her husband said, «Some of my friends are going to visit us on Sunday», and she didn’t have much food in the house.
She took Catherine at 10 o’clock on Saturday morning, and they went to the shops together. Catherine’s mother said to her, «Stay near me, Catherine, and don’t stop and look at the toys today».
Catherine said, «Yes, Mummy, » and she held her mother’s hand. But then her mother had a lot of parcels, and Catherine stopped holding her hand.
They came to the best shop in the town. There were quite a lot of men in front of it. There was a beautiful toy bear in one of the windows, and Catherine stopped for a few seconds and looked at it. Then she looked for her mother, but she was not there. There were only men round Catherine, and they were all much taller than she was.
Catherine was very young, but she was a clever girl. She did not cry. There was a policeman in the middle of the street near the shop. Catherine waited at the side of the road for a minute, and then the policeman stopped the cars and the buses. Catherine went to him and said, «Good morning. Have you seen any ladies in this street this morning? »
«Yes, I have», the policeman said. «A lot of ladies have passed me this morning».
«And has one passed you without a small girl? » Catherine said.
«Yes, » the policeman said.
Catherine said happily, «I’m the small girl. Where’s the lady? »
Catherine usually goes shopping with her mother on Saturdays. (T/F)
Catherine likes toys very much and she often stops and looks at them in the shops. (T/F)
Catherine went shopping in the evening after school (T/F)
Catherine suddenly stopped in front of the best shop in town because she saw a beautiful toy bear. (T/F)
She entered the shop because she decided to buy it. (T/F)
Catherine has lost her mother. (T/F)
Catherine began to cry. (T/F)
Catherine came up to the policeman in the street and asked him if he had seen her mother. (T/F)
The policeman asked her where she lived. (T/F)
Suddenly Catherine saw her mother buying a beautiful toy for her. (T/F)
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Автор: Мосесова Элина Эрнестовна
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