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Complete the following sentences, translate and learn them by heart.

Assignment 2. Jack and the Beanstalk

1. Spell the following words:


[θru:], [‘pre∫əs], [‘stΛmək], [ıg’zɔ:stıd], [‘waındıŋ], [dΛzn], [‘wΛrı], [æks]


2. Language Focus: be ready to use these words, word combinations and phrases in the situations from the tale; translate the marked word combinations and use them in situations of your own.


be no help

strike (struck, struck) a bargain

set off for / head for

save sb the trip / trouble of doing sth

feel weary / tired

catch (caught, caught) one’s imagination

  • To take a closer look
  • They looked magic, all right
  • It’s a deal

be bursting (burst, burst) with excitement

to give sb a mouthful of sth / to give sb a bite to eat

to take a (one’s) chance

to have sth on one’s conscience

  • Be sharp!
  • No mistake


  • To buy sth with money

be (a great) one for sth / doing sth

to look as if butter wouldn’t melt in one’s mouth

have a way with

to find oneself doing sth

  • To set off at a run

be cross with sb

run out

have a longing to do sth

to persuade sb out of sth

to know better than to do sth

tuck into sth / a tuck in / to have a good tuck-in

to take one’s mind off sth

dozy from sleep / doze off

  • For all I know


Complete the following sentences, translate and learn them by heart.


1) Jack hadn’t gone very far when he met ……….talk!

2) Next morning when Jack woke he wondered ………..was.

3) Fee-fi-fo-fum………..bread.

4) For quite a long while Jack and his mother lived …………money?

5) And she went on laying until ………….them.

6) No sooner was it on the table than …………..own.



4. Answer the following questions:


1) Why did Jack’s mother decide to sell the good milking cow?

2) What made Jack sell the cow to the man?

3) How did Jack’s mother react when she saw him back home so soon? How did her reaction change?

4) Jack was mad at his mother, wasn’t he?

5) How different was Jack’s room look the next morning? What caused the difference?

6) What did Jack see when he reached the top of the beanstalk?

7) What made the ogre’s wife treat Jack well and lie to her husband?

8) What did she give her husband to eat each time Jack visited?

9) Jack took his time before he set off for home, didn’t he?

10) What did Jack’s mother do when she saw him back safe?

11) Jack didn’t really have to go up the beanstalk again after he had brought the hen, did he?

12) Was Jack’s new hiding place a safe one?

13) Why did the ogre hesitate at the top of the beanstalk?

14) How was the ogre killed?


5. Mark the intonation in the following dialogues, learn them and act out:


1) – Now we’re ruined.

- I’ll get a job, mother.

- We’ve tried that before. No, there’s nothing left but to sell the cow.

- Leave it to me. I’m just the lad to strike a bargain.


2) - Good morning, good morning and what a fine morning for a bargain. You look a smart lad. Where are you going with that fine cow?

- To market.

- I might be able to save you the trip. And because I like the look of you and that handsome cow, I’m going to give you such a bargain. What do you think of these?

- Beans?

- Beans! Not just one bean, not two beans, not even three nor four, but five beans is the bargain and you won’t get a better one.

- Five beans for my cow? You must think I’m daft.

- These aren’t any old beans. Believe me, these are magic beans. Plant them overnight and by morning they’ll have grown into a beanstalk that’ll make a hole in the sky.

- It’s a deal.


3) - Back already? I hope you got a good price.

- You’ll never believe it, mother.

- Oh, Jack. How much did you get? Ten pounds? Fifteen? Surely not twenty?

- Better than that, mother.

- Beans! Beans? You sold my pride and joy for a handful of beans? You idiot. You fool. You nincompoop!

Up to bed with you. There’ll be no supper tonight. Or any other night from now on.


4) - Good morning. I’m almost dead from hunger. Please, could you give me a mouthful of something?

- It’s a mouthful you want, is it? It’s a mouthful you’ll be if my husband catches you. He’s an ogre. He eats boys like you on toast.

- I’ll have to take my chance. I’m dead anyway if I don’t have something to eat. You wouldn’t want that on your conscience, would you?

- Oh, all right. But be sharp. He could be back any time… Quick, here he comes now. Into the oven with you. And not a sound or it’ll be toasted boy sandwich and no mistake.


5) - Fee – fi – fo – fum,

I smell the blood of an Englishman.

Be he alive, or be he dead,

I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.

Where is he, wife?

- There’s no one here. That’s leftovers you can smell – last night’s stew. Come and eat your breakfast.


b) - Fee – fi – fo – fum, I can smell him, wife, I can smell him.

- Surely it’s only those lads you had last week and enjoyed so much. How the smell of boys does linger round the place. Sit down, your breakfast’s ready for you.


c) - Fee – fi – fo – fum,

I smell the blood of an Englishman.

I smell him, wife, this time I know I smell him.

- Well, dear, if it’s that rascal who stole your gold and the hen that lays golden eggs, he’s sure to be in the oven…

Sit yourself down and tuck into this. This’ll take your mind off troublesome boys.

- I could have sworn I smelled a boy.

- This is what you need. This’ll calm you down.”


Date: 2015-12-17; view: 1254

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