Дополнительный материал для чтения по УМК «English 9» по теме: «Reading…? Why not?» автор: Кузовлев В.П.


Муниципальное бюджетное общеобразовательное учреждение
«Заинская средняя общеобразовательная школа № 6»
Заинского муниципального района
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по УМК «English 9»
по теме: «Reading…? Why not?»автор: Кузовлев В.П.

“Mark Twain”
Учитель английского языка
Егорова Тамара Тимофеевна
Mark Twain lived in a house at 21 Fifth Avenue in New York City in the winter-time, and in a cottage at Dublin, New Hampshire, in the summer.
He was almost seventy, and very dignified. His hair was snow-white and as bushy as ever. He had to be careful of his strength. He simply couldn’t accept all the invitations that came in. They came in stacks, because everybody loved him, and everybody wanted to know his opinion on everything that was going on in the world.
He did accept some of the invitations, especially one for his seventieth birthday. A great party was given for him at Delmonico’s restaurant in new York. It was given by Harper and Brothers, the company that was publishing his books.
A great crowd of America’s most important writers and editors were there. All came to honor Mark Twain, the greatest of them all.
Many made speeches at the banquet and paid him great compliments. But the high point of the glorious evening was when Mark Twain himself stood up to speak.
“I have had a great many birthdays in my time,” he began.
“I remember the first one very well, and I always think of it with anger. Nothing like this at all.No proper preparation made; nothing really ready… I hadn’t any hair, I hadn’t any teeth, I hadn’t any clothes. I had to go to my first banquet just like that… ”
Mark Twain the cheerful, the gay, the humorous. His audience laughed and applaused and even shed happy tears all through his speech. They knew he had had great sorrows in his life.
He was so great that he didn’t let his sorrows show at a party. He knew the guests wanted to laugh, and he could always find the happy side of anything.
He lived quietly during his last few years sometimes playing billiards with his favorite friends.
He made one other visit to England to receive an honorary degree from Oxford University.
He bought property and arranged to have a summer home built a Redding, Connecticut. He called it Storm field.
“Don’t forget the billiard room,” he told the builders. They didn’t. Mark Twain had a large room with a billiard table where he and his closest friend could play. Clara came to visit him at Storm field, whenever she came home from a concert tour.
As time went by he lived more and more quietly and spent more and more time in bed. He walked about in the afternoon air or sat in a rocker on the front porch.
The happiest event that ever happened at Storm field was Clara’s wedding. The saddest event was the sudden death of his youngest daughter Jean. One evening she was looking as fine as ever.
She said she felt a little tired and would lie down. The next evening she was gone.
Mark Twain had been dictating the story of his own life. When Jean died, he said, “It is the end of my autobiography. I shall never write any more.”
He himself grew weaker and weaker, until at last he couldn’t get up at all. He began to have difficulty breathing.
Doctors and friends took turns watching at his bedside, all night and all day. Clara and her husband hurried home.
The end came on April 21, 1910, when he was almost seventy-five years old. Samuel Clemens just slept peacefully. His travels and adventures were ended.
Mark Twain once called Joan of Arts “that wonderful child, that sublime personality…” Those same words can be written by Mark Twain.
Задания к тексту.
Какое утверждение выражает содержание теста?
This text is about Mark Twain’s last years of life.
This text is about 70th anniversary of Mark Twain’s birthday.
This text is about Mark Twain’s speech of his birthday party.
This text is about the happiest and the saddest events in Mark Twain’s life
Укажите логический порядок следование событий.
Mark Twain stood up to speak at the party.
Mark Twain lived in a house at 21 Fifth Avenue in New York City in the winter-time, and in a cottage at Dublin, New Hampshire, in the summer.
As time went by he lived more and more quietly and spent more and more time in bed.
A great party was given to Mark Twain’s 70thbirthday.
Подберите правильный конец предложения.
The birthday party of Mark Twain was given …
by the people of the city Ney York.
by Harper and Brothers, the company that was publishing his books.
by his family.
by important writers and editors.
4. Укажите логический порядок следования событий текста.
The happiest and the saddest events in M. Twain’s life.
His last few years.
Mark Twain’s 70th birthday party.
The speeches at the party. The most humorous speech.
The death of Mark Twain.
5. Подберите правильный ответ на вопрос.
Why did Mark Twain try to find the happy side of everything. M. Twain was cheerful, gay and humorous.
M. Twain knew he had had great sorrows in his life.
M. Twain knew the people wanted to laugh.
M. Twain had the first banquet just like that.
6. Refill the text in Russian using the plan.
1. M. Twain’s 70th birthday party. 2. The speeches at the birthday party. The most humorous speech. 3. His last few years.
4. The happiest and the saddest events in his life.
5. The death of Mark Twain.
7. Answer the questions.
1. Where did he live in the winter and summer time?
2. Why couldn’t he accept all the invitations?
3. Who gave a party devoted to his 70th birthday?
4. Who spoke at the party? Whose speech was the most interesting, humorous at the party?
5. Why did he always try to find the happy side of everything?
Викторина.
Участникам предлагается дома подготовиться к викторине по теме: «Юбилей выдающегося писателя Марка Твена».
What was Mark Twain’s real name? (Samuel Clemens).
When and where was he born? (Florida, Missouri, November 30).
What did he do after the death of his father? (Became an apprentice in the office of the local newspaper, the Missouri Courier).
Where did his first stories appear? (1850-1856, in different newspapers).
What was he on the Mississippi river? (a pilot).
What did he do when the Civil War started? (Joined the army).
What books do you know by Mark Twain? (“The Adventure of Tom Sawyer”, ”The Prince and the Pauper”, “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” and many stories).
When did he die? (April 21, 1910).
Mark Twain was the most famous American writer of the 19th century, wasn’t he?
What did he try to show in his stories? What are his stories about?
His works are cheerful, gay and humorous. They are full of life and truth, aren’t they?


Текст на аудирование.
Listen to the text and be ready to answer the questions.
Who is this funny story about?
When did it happen?
When had it happen?
What did the shopkeeper notice when he shut the windows for the night?
Did the shopkeeper want to punish the man (Seth) for stealing?
What was the way to punish the man for stealing?
What did the shopkeeper do to punish the man for stealing?
What do you think about the way to punish the man for stealing?

One winter evening a country shopkeeper was about to close his shop for the night. He went out to shut the windows from outside and through the glass he noticed how a man in the shop quickly took a pound of fresh butter from a shelf and hid it his hat.
“What fun I’ll have,” the shopkeeper said to himself as he thought of a way to punish the man for stealing.
“I say, Seth,” said the shopkeeper, as he came in, and closed the door after him.
Seth already had his hand on the door, ready to leave the shopsquickly as possible.
“I say, Seth, sit down. On such a cold night as this, it is very pleasant to sit in a warm room”.
Seth did not know what to do. He had the butter in the hat and he wanted to get out of the shop at once. But the shopkeeper took Seth by the shoulder and made him sit close to the stove in a corner among the boxes and barrels.
“We’ll make it a little warmer, Seth,” he said as he opened the stove door and put a number of sticks inside. “If you are not warm enough you’ll freeze when you go out on a night like this”.
Seth already felt the butter melting, and he jumped up and said he must go.
“Not till you are quite warm, Seth. I’ll tell you a story,” said the shopkeeper as he made Seth sit down again.
“Oh, it’s so hot here,” said Seth.
“Sit down, don’t be in such a hurry”.
“But I must go. My cows … they’re hungry… I must go and feed them”.
“Don’t hurry, Seth, let the cows take care of themselves”.
Poor Seth! He didn’t know what to do. The butter began to melt and came pouring from under his hat down into his eyes and mouth.
The shopkeeper was talking as it nothing was the matter and continued to put sticks into the stove.
“Fine night this,” he said, “Seth, why don’t you take your hat off? You seem to be warm. Let me put your hat oven here”.
“No!” cried poor Seth at last. “No! I must go! Let me go out. I’m not well. Let me go!”
The butter was now pouring down the poor man’s face and neck and even down his body into his boots, so that he was in a perfect bath of oil.
“Well, good night, Seth,” said the shopkeeper smiling, “if you really want to go”. Then he added, as Seth started out of the door: “I say, Seth, I think the fun I have had out of you is worth nine pence so I shalln’t charge you for that pound of butter in your hat”.
Задания к тексту.
Какое утверждение выражает содержание текста?
This text is about shopkeeper and his shop.
This story is about man named Seth.
This story is about the meeting of the shopkeeper and the man named Seth.
This story is about how the shopkeeper punished the man named Seth for stealing.
Укажите логический порядок следования событий в рассказе.
The shopkeeper noticed through the glass how a man took a pound of butter and hid it in his hat.
The shopkeeper went out to shut the window from outside.
The shopkeeper made the man stay at the shop.
The shopkeeper punished the man for stealing.
Слова и выражения к тексту на аудирование.
a shopkeeper – лавочник;
a pound of – фунт (чего-то);
to hide (hid, hidden) – прятать;
awaytopunishsmb. forstealing – способ, как наказать кого-либо за воровство;
to freeze (froze, frozen) – замерзать;
to put sticks into a stove – подкладыватьдровавпечку;
to melt – таять;
to pour – течь;
to be worth nine pence – стоить 9 пенсов.
Choose the correct sentences.
a) A country shopkeeper was going to close his shop for the night.
b) A town shopkeeper was going to close his shop for the night.
2. a) The shopkeeper went out to shut the window from outside.
b) The shopkeeper went out to shut the door from outside.
a) The shopkeeper noticed through the glass how a man named Seth in the shop took a pound of
butter and hid it in his hat.
b) A friend of the shopkeeper noticed through the glass how a man named Seth in the shop took
a pound of butter and hid it in his hat.
4. a) The shopkeeper wanted to punish for stealing.
b) The shopkeeper wanted to thank Seth for stealing.
5. a) The shopkeeper asked the man to stay at his place.
b) Seth wanted to stay with the shopkeeper at his place.
6. a) The shopkeeper made the man (Seth) sit close to the stove.
b) The man (Seth)made the shopkeeper sit close to the stove.
7. a) The shopkeeper continued putting the sticks into the stove.
b) The man (Seth) asked the shopkeeper to put the sticks into the stove.
8. a) The butter began to melting and pouring from under the hat down into the eyes and mouth
because it was hot.
b) The butter began melting and pouring from under the hat down into the eyes and mouth
because it was cold in the room.


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