Задания для аудирования для 1 курса СПО (10 класс).
Автор: Иманова Ирина Юрьевна, преподаватель 1 категории.
A Melting Story
One winter evening a country storekeeper in the Green Mountain State was about closing up for the night, and while standing in the snow outside, putting up the window shutters, saw through the glass a fellow inside take a pound of fresh butter from the shelf and hide it in his hat.
When the storekeeper came in, he invited the fellow, whose name was Seth, to sit down. He said that on such a cold night like that a little something warm would not hurt him.
Seth felt very uncertain. On the one hand, he had the butter, which was very anxious to be off; on the other hand, he wanted to have something warm. So he stayed.
Meanwhile the grosser opened the stove door, and put in as many sticks as the place would admit. Seth already felt the butter setting down closer to his hair; and he jumped up declaring he must go.
But storekeeper had a story to tell him. He also treated Seth to a smoking glass of hot drink. Poor Seth now began to smoke as well as melt.
Bit by bit, butter came pouring from under his hat, and his handkerchief was already wet with greasy overflow.
Talking away as if nothing was matter, the fun-loving grocer suggested that Seth should take his hat off. Seth protested angrily as now butter was pouring down the poor man`s face and neck so that he was literally in a perfect bath of oil.
“Well, good night, Seth,” said the humorous grocer. “I think the fun I have had out of you is worth nine pence, so I shan’t charge you for that pound of butter in your hat”.
a storekeeper – лавочник; anxious – встревоженный;
to melt – таять, плавиться; a stove – печь, плита;
to hide – прятать; to treat – угощать;
to steal – красть, воровать; is worth – стоит/стоимость;
uncertain –неуверенный; to charge – обвинять.
Comprehension check. Complete the sentences:
1. One evening a country storekeeper…
A. was opening the store. C. was closing the store.
B. was leaving the village. D. was coming back home.
2. When he was putting up the window shutting, he…
A. fell down and hurt himself. C. saw a man stealing butter from the shelf.
B. saw a stranger coming along the street. D. heard a strange noise.
3. When the storekeeper came in, he…
A. shouted at the thief. C. took off the man’s hat.
B. suggested the man sitting down for a chat. D. turned off the stove.
4. Seth felt…
A. ashamed. C. uncertain. B. furious. D. sorry.5. On second thought. Seth decided…
A. to escape. C. to confess. B. to kill the storekeeper. D. to stay.6. When Seth already felt the butter melting, he…
A. brought his apology. C. said that it was high time to leave…
B. began to smoke… D. burst out crying.
7. The storekeeper offered Seth…
A. a pint of cold beer. C. a cigarette. B. a glass of hot drink. D. a sandwich.8. Talking away, the fun-loving grocer pretended…
A. as if nothing was happening. C. as if it was cold.
B. as if he was sleepy. D. as if he didn’t hear anything.
9. Seth was very angry because…
A. he wanted to take his hat off. C. he was hungry.
B. the storekeeper wanted him to take off his hat. D. it was late.
10. In the end the grocer…
A. charged him for that pound of butter. C. reported to the police.
B. didn’t charge him for the butter. D. said that the butter was not fresh.