І. Read the text

An old peasant old peasant* had a large garden with many fruit trees. He was also the father of three strong, but lazy sons. They helped him very little in his work. Every morning before the sun was hot the peasant began to work in the garden. And every afternoon he had a rest in the garden under a tree.  051146-p-003

There came a time when the peasant could no longer work among his trees, for* he was very, very old. One day his three sons gathered in his room to hear the reading of the will*.

 

 

 

“I leave to my sons my garden and the treasure which lies buried there.” The three sons looked at one another. “Treasure!” they exclaimed. “Treasure buried in the garden! If we hire* others to dig there, they may steal* our treasure from us.

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We must work in the garden until we nd it.” So the sons divided the garden into three parts and began to work harder than ever before. They dug from one end of the garden to the other end, but they could not nd the treasure. That year, however, the fruit trees brought so much fruit, that when the three sons sold* the fruit they got much money. It seemed to be a fortune*. When they divided the money, one of them said, “Indeed, our digging has brought us a treasure. Our father was very wise.” And so each year their digging brought them a treasure.

 

VOCABULARY

buried treasure — захований скарб;  peasant — селянин;  will — заповіт;

hire — заповідати;  for = because;  
steal — красти;  sell (sold ) — продавати;

fortune — статок.

II. Fill in the gaps with the hidden words in brackets

  1. An old _______ had a large garden with many fruit trees (sapetan).
  2. Every______ he began to work (gonminr).
  3. One day his three sons ___________in his room (te- daregh).
  4. But they could not nd the___________ (seraertu). 5. Their digging __________ them a treasure (thorgbu).

III. Match the sentences

1. He was also the father2. There came a time3. If we hire others to dig there4. We must work in the garden

5. When they divided the money

 a) they may steal our treasure from usb) until wend itc) one of them saidd) of three strong, but lazy sons

e) when the peasant could no longer work among his trees

IV. Finish the sentence

1. An old peasant had

a) three strong and hardworking sons.

b) two strong, but lazy sons.

c) three strong, but lazy sons.

2. The peasant began to work in the garden

a) early in the morning.

b) in the afternoon.

c) late in the evening.

3. The peasant couldn’t work any longer because

a) he was tired.

b) he was ill.

c) he was very old.

4. He left to his sons

a) his money.

b) his garden.

c) his clothes.

6. What is the moral of the story?

a). An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

b) East or West – home is best.

c) He that would eat the fruit must climb a tree.

V. Find the interrogative questions and answer them

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VІ. Fill in gaps with the prepositions

  1. 1. An old peasant had a large garden ___ many fruit trees.
  2. He was also the father ____ three strong, but lazy sons.
  3. And every afternoon he had a rest ____the garden____a tree.
  1. The three sons looked ___ one another.
  2. They dug ____ one end of the garden to the other end.

VIІ. Give the opposites of the words

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VIIІ. Translate into English

1. Старий селянин.

2. Великий сад з фруктовими деревами.

3. Відпочивав під великим деревом.

4. Зібрались в його кімнаті

5. Скарб, схований в саду.

ІХ. Correct the mistakes in the sentences

  1. Every morning before the son was hot the peasant began to work in the garden.
  2. Their came a time when the peasant could no longer work among his trees.
  3. One day his three sons gathered in his room to here the reading of the will.
  4. If we hire others to dig there, they may steal hour treasure from us.
  5. 5. And so each year there digging brought them a treasure.

X . Match the words with their definitions
1. to exclaim                 a) male children of parents
2. sons                           b) a very clever man, especially an old man
3. to gather                    c) something very valuable
4. treasure                     d) to come together
5. wise                            e) to shout with a joy

Валентина КСЬОНЗ,

учитель англійської мови Васильківського НВК No1
  ім. М. М. Коцюбинського,
Дніпропетровська обл

English № 3 2017

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