№103 по английскому языку за 9 класс Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
авторы: Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
Английский 9 класс Лапицкая страница 103
Lesson 9. A dress for the moon
Read the story and answer the questions.
1. Is it a fiction or a non-fiction story?
2. Is it prose or poetry?
3. Is it a description or a narration?
4. Is it a fairy tale, a story or a legend?
5. Who are the characters?
6. Can Madan make a dress for the moon? Explain why or why not.
A dress for the moon
(by Indira Krishnan )
Once upon a time a young man named Madan lived in a village in northern India. Madan's father wanted him to become a farmer. But Madan wished to leave the village and find work in town. He promised his father that he would send a part of his earnings home regularly.
In town, Madan learned to be a
tailor. He worked hard and soon became known for the fine clothes he made. All people in the town wanted clothes made by Madan. The more dresses he made, the more proud and boastful Madan became.
One night Madan sat looking at the full moon high up in the sky. The moon was beautiful above a tall coconut tree. Madan said, "I am sure I can make a dress for the moon. The moon will like my handiwork, and then the sun and stars will want me to make dresses for them."
The coconut tree heard his words. Laughing softly, the tree bent down and whispered, "That's one thing you can't do."
Madan didn't like that. "How do you know what I can do?" he said. "You are only a tree."