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AESOP AND THE TRAVELLER

Aesop was a very clever man who lived many hundreds of years ago in Greece. He wrote many fine stories. He was well known as a man who was fond of jokes. One day, as he was enjoying a walk, he met a traveller, who greeted him and said: "Kind man, can you tell me how soon I shall get to town?" "Go," Aesop answered. "I know I must go," protested the traveller, "but 1 should like you to tell me how soon I shall get to town?"

"Go," Aesop said angrily.

"This man must be mad," the traveller thought and went on.

After he had gone some distance, Aesop shouted after him: "You will get to town in two hours." The traveller turned round in astonishment. "Why didn't you tell me that before?" he asked. "How could I have told you that before?" answered Aesop. "I did not know how fast you could walk."


EXERCISES

I Learn and practise the pronunciation of the following vocabulary.


1. to be clever - bt gudram - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{ }}$

2. to be well known - bt ievrojamam - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{
}}$

3. to be fond of jokes - aizrauties ar jokiem - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{ }}$

4. to enjoy a walk - priecties par pastaigu - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{ }}$

5. to greet - sveicint - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$

6. kind - laipns - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$

7. to get to - nokt (ldz) - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{ }}$

8. I should like you to tell me. - Es gribtu, lai js man pateiktu. -
$\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{  ,    .}}$

9. again - vlreiz - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$

10. mad - rprtgs - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$

11. to think (thought) - domt - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$

12. to shout after - saukt no tlienes - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{
}}$

13. in two hours - pc 2 stundm - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{ 2 }}$

14. to turn round - pagriezties - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$

15. astonishment - izbrns - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$

16. fast - tri - $\text{\selectlanguage{russian}\inputencoding{cp1251}{}}$



II Answer the questions.


1. What man was Aesop?

2. What was he?

3. What was he doing one day?

4. What did the traveller, who greeted him, want to know?

5. What did Aesop answer?

6. Was the traveller astonished?

7. Why was he astonished?

8. Did Aesop answer the traveller's question at all?

9. Why did he answer later?



III Read and reproduce the dialogues.


1.

T. Good morning, Sir!

A. Good morning!

T. Isn't the weather wonderful to-day?

A. Oh, yes, it is. I'm enjoying my walk.

T. The air is fresh here, out of town.

A. Sure. Look at the blue sky. It is absolutely cloudless.

T. It's a pity, I have no time to enjoy it. I have to go.

2.

T. Good morning, Sir!

A. Good morning!

T. Kind man, can you tell me how soon I shall get to town?

A. Go!

T. But I should like you to tell me how soon I shall get to town.

A. Go!

T. So strange, indeed!

(in some time)

A. You will get to town in two hours.

T. Why didn't you tell me that before?

A. How could I have told you before? I didn't know how fast you could walk.

T. Oh, thank you very much.



IY Make up and act out dialogues, using the following vocabulary.


1. Isn't the weather wonderful, I'm enjoying, fresh, out of town, sure, look at, cloudless, it's a pity, I have to.

2. Kind man, to get to, I should like you to tell me, it is strange, in two hours, before, fast, to walk.



Y Prove it by the facts from the story.


1. Aesop was a very clever man and fond of jokes.

2. The day was fine.

3. The traveller was a polite well-bred man.

4. Aesop didn't explain anything to the traveller at once.

5. The traveller thought Aesop a strange man.



YI Retell the story according to the given plan.


1. Aesop was a very clever man.

2. Aesop was fond of jokes.

3. One day be was enjoying a walk.

4. A traveller wanted to know how soon he could get to town.

5. Aesop said only one word "Go!".

6. The traveller thought, that something was wrong with Aesop.

7. Aesop wanted to answer only exactly.



YII Topics for discussion.


1. What do you know about Aesop?

2. Have you read any of his fables?

3. Was lie a ready-witted man?

4. How did you like him in the story?

5. Could he treat the traveller otherwise?

6. Speak about the traveller, give his life story.

7. Why did the traveller go to the town?

8. Whom was he going to meet there? and why?

9. What was the time of the year?


nkamais augstk iepriekjais saturs Angu valoda DU TSC
Nkamais: A FISH STORY Augstk: ang1 Iepriekjais: TIT FOR TAT

2002-06-06