1. The Mis! and All (a poem by Dixie Wilson) 3
Back at the Desks Again 4
Now the Day Is Over (a song) 8
2. Exercises 9
Steve Comes to See Nick. Part I (a dialogue) 16
Steve Comes to See Nick. Part II (text to be read without the help of a dictionary) 21
3. The Plane Lands, on a Rye Field 24
Wednesday, April 12 (adapted from “Road to the Stars” by K. Gagarin; text to be read without the help of a dictionary) 34
4. Big Ben (text to be translated in written form) 37
Revision Lesson I 39
List of New Words (Lessons 1 — 4) 41
6. Exercises 42
Laura Comes to See Ann (a dialogue) 49
The Dog and Myself (after W. Dyer; text to be read without the
i help of a dictionary) 53
All Through the Night (a song) 56
6. Ballet Shoes. Part I 57
f Ballet Shoes. Part II (text to be read without the help of a dietionary) 67
Bridges (a poem by Edith Segal) 63
7. Racing in England (text to be translated orally) 69
Revision Lesson II 71
Peace and Friendship (text to be translated orally) —
The More We Get Together (a song) 74
To Further SuccessI (a poem by В. Z.) —
List of New Words (Lessons 5 — 7) lb
8. A Branch of Mistletoe (text to be translated in written form) 76
9. Exercises 81
Vadim's Letter to Gopal 87
10. The Cherry Tree. Part I (retold from Alfred Coppard) 90
The Cherry Tree. Part II (text to be read without the help of a dictionary) 100
11. Text to be translated in written form 103
Revision Lesson III 104
A Trip to Canada. Part I 106
A Trip to Canada. Part II (text to be translated orally) Ill
List of New Words (Lessons 8 — 11) 114
12. Bingo Comes to My Help. Parti (adapted from “Bingo, the Story
of My Dog” by Ernest Seton-Thompson) 115
Bingo Comes to My Help. Part II (text to be read without the help of a dictionary) 125
13. At the Meeting of the School Sports Club 127
14. A Present (by Boris Korotkov) 134
15. Lenin in London (text to be translated orally) 140
Lives of great men (a poem by H. №. Longfellow) 142
Revision Lesson IV 143
List of New Words (Lessons 12 — 15) 150
1. The Past Continuous (Lesson 3) 151
2. The Past Perfect (Lesson 6) 152
3. The Future-in-the Past (Lesson 10) —
4. The Sequence of Tenses (Lesson 12) 153
5. Таблица, «неправильных» глаголов, встречающихся в учебниках
V — IX классов 154
6. Таблица временных форм английского глагола 156
Англо-русский словарь 157
BACK AT THE DESKS AGAIN
The summer is over, and we are back at our desks again.
It was a beautiful summer, I must say. We often went on excursions to interesting places. We also went in for sport. We could travel and go sightseeing. We learned many interesting things about the towns in whicli we stopped and through which we passed. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy travelling.
When the weather was warm, we went to swim in the river and spent almost the whole day there. But when it rained and the weather was cold, we stayed at home or went to the cinema to see a new film.
Many of my friends who live in the country, were happy to help the collective farmers to gather in the crops.1 They say the crops were very good this year.
This summer my brother Misha and some of his classmates have become quite famous in our town. And this is how it happened. One hot summer day they went on an excursion to the mountains. When they got tired and hungry, they decided to put up a tent which they had with them. But as they could not drive the tent pole’ into the ground — they tried very hard, but yet they couldn’t — they began digging.
“Look,” Misha cried out, “what’s that there?”
The boys began digging again even harder. Soon they found something like a box in the ground. They opened the box and saw a collection of old coins.* They took the collection to the museum and showed it ' to the scientists there. “What the boys have found,” the scientists said, “will help us to learn more about the early history of our town.”
I hear Steve and Nick, our old school friends, are planning to meet this evening. I am sure they will talk about the wonderful time they had this summer. Nick and his family have
been to many interesting places on the Volga. But I think we had belter listen to Nick’s own4 story when he meets Steve.
Nick, as you know, likes good jokes and people say he enjoys
1 to gather in the crops — собирать урожай
2 a pole — кол (для установки палатки)
1 a coin — монета
* own [oun] — собственный
telling them, and his friends enjoy listening to him. 1 am sure
he will tell Steve a few new ones.
Well, the bell is going, and our English lesson will soon begin. 1 shall leave you till we meet again at Nick’s:1
And now try to answer the questions which I am going to ask my schoolmates at the first English lesson this year. Here they are:
1. Did you have a good time this summer?
2. Did you have any adventures?
3. Did you go to a pioneer camp, if not, when did you last
go to a camp?
4. What did you do in July and what did you do in August?
5. Did you always have fine weather this summer?
6. Was it as hot at night as it was in the daytime?
7. Can you explain in English why the days are longer in summer than they are in winter?
8. How far is your summer cottage2 from the town?
9. How did you get to your summer cottage, by car or by train?
10. Have you got a bicycle? Did you take it along with you to the country?
11. Can you describe the place where you lived this summer?
12. Have you a vegetable garden or a flower garden? Who planted the flowers?
13. What vegetables and fruit can you buy in August?
14. Did your grandfather or grandmother always live in the country?
15. Did you invite any of your friends.to come to see you at your summer cottage?
16. Which game do you like better, football or volley-ball?
17. When the weather was fine, did you sometimes go out in a boat?
18. Which animals can you find in the country that you cannot find in town?
19. Were you ever ill and was there a doctor near?
1 at Nick’s = at Nick’s house
2 a cottage — дача
20. How many books did you read this summer? By what authors were they? (Who were the authors?)
cry V also adv a few pron
get (tired, quite adv through prep
hungry, etc.) v
Proverbs. The work shows the workman.
They must hunger (голодать) in winter that will not work in summer.
He who knows how to work, knows how to rest.
The busiest man finds the most leisure ([Тезэ] — досуг).
I. Tell the following picture stories. The questions may help you.
A. 1. What has the boy lost?
2. Can you help the boy to find it?
3. Will the dog show the boy where the shoe is? (The dog likes to play with the boy’s shoes!)
1. What are the collective farmers building?
2. Who is helping them?
3. Why can’t the car get across the river at this place?
4. What is the collective farmer trying to explain to the man?
С. 1. Do cats and dogs like to fight?
2. Can the dog get at the cat now?
3. Why does the dog look unhappy?
4. Will the dog ever catch that cat? What do you think?
a key — ключ
to feel — чувствовать
1. Why is the boy trying to get into the room through the window? Is it difficult for him to do this?
2. Is the window high up from the ground?
3. What is lying on the floor?
4. Does the boy feel unhappy about it?
II. Read the following sentences and translate them without using your dictionary.
A. 1. “Bring your sister along, we shall be very glad to see her,” said Vadim’s father.
“Come along, boys,” Misha said to his friends.
“Shall we take anything else along with us?”
Soon Vladek came along, and we all had a very good time.
The man crossed the street, turned the corner and walked along quickly.
2. “I’m feeling fine. And how about you?”
“Oh, I don’t feel very well today.”
I really feel very unhappy about what has happened, but what makes you look so unhappy, may I ask? They worked all day, but did not feel tired.
3. “Get ready for your journey in good time,” is what our teacher told us.
Nick did not get angry when I told him the truth.
4. Put up your hand if you want to answer your teacher’s question.
The children put up a small summer-house in the garden.
Nell put her book down on the table and went over to the radio set.
The children had to put off their excursion because of rainy weather.
“Put all these things into the box.”
“Shall I also put the nails in?”
5. He never even tried to help me.
This book is even more interesting than that one.
В. 1. Nell was 16 on her last birthday.
Tom’s father looked fine when I saw him last.
2. He showed me his plan of work.
But I never planned to go there, let me tell you.
III. Learn the song:
NOW THE DAY IS OVER
Shad-ows of the eve-ning Steal a — cross the sky.
Now the day is over, Shadows of the evening
Night is drawing nigh, Steal across the sky.
is drawing nigh — надвигается a shadow ['ssedou] — тень
nigh устаревшее близко to steal (stole, stolen) — зд. красться.