Betty Brown was five years old, and her mother wanted her to begin going to school, because she wanted to start working in an office again.
A month before the beginning of the school year Mrs. Brown began telling Betty about school. ‘It’s very nice,’ she said. ‘You’ll play games and paint pictures and sing songs.’ Mrs. Brown began doing these things with Betty. Betty liked the games and the painting and the singing very much, but she always wanted to be near her mother, so Mrs. Brown was rather afraid and thought, ‘What will she do when I leave her at school?’ But on the first day at school Betty was very good. She did not cry, and she was happy. On the second morning Mrs. Brown said, ‘Put your clothes on, Betty. I’m going to take you to school in half an hour’s time.’ ‘School?’ Betty said. ‘But I’ve been to school!’
A. Answer these questions.
1. Why did Mrs. Brown want to send her daughter to school? Because she wanted to work in the office again.
2. What did Mrs. Brown do to make Betty like school? Mrs. Brown started telling Betty about school and played games and painted pictures with Betty.
3. Why was Mrs. Brown afraid? Mrs. Brown afraid that Betty did not stay in school without mother.
4. Did Betty like school when she went there? Betty liked school very much. She did not cry, she was happy and smart:
5. Why was Betty surprised when her mother said, ‘I’m going to take you to school in half an hour’s time on the second morning? Because she thought. ‘But I’ve been to school!’
B. What words in the story on page 16 mean the opposite of:
1. nasty — nice
2. bad — good
3. sad — happy
4. young — old
5. after -before
6. little — big
7. far from – near
C. Write this story. Put one of these words in each empty place: do does doing make makes making.
Our children don’t do much homework, but they does a lot of work in school. My son George likes make furniture and things like that more than makes lessons. He sometimes makes nice chairs out of old boxes in his class. He and his friends make a lot of noise while they are working, of course. George is good at sport: he does the high jump very well. Such sport making children a lot of good, I think. Don’t you?