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The Grasshopper and the Ant A Grasshopper lived in the field near a big forest. He liked to sing and dance very much. And he sang and danced all day long. He had a lot of fun playing in the green grass near the river in the day-time and at night he liked to look at the stars and the moon. Sometimes he went to the mountains and looked around. He looked at the ocean and the beautiful hills that were away from him. One day he saw an Ant. He looked very tired and hot as he was very busy working. “Why are you working on such a lovely day?” asked the Grasshopper. “I'm collecting food for winter,” said the Ant and went on working.

But the Grasshopper sang another song and danced another dance. When winter came and there was a lot of snow, the Grasshopper had nothing to eat. He was very hungry, so he went to visit the Ant and asked to give him some food. “I worked all summer to collect my food,” said the Ant. “When did you do?” “I was very busy singing and dancing,” answered the Grasshopper. “Well, if you sing and dance all summer and do not work, then you must starve in winter,” answered the Ant.

Jane: Excuse me. Shop-assistant: Yes. Can I help you? Jane: I`d like a pair of jeans, please. Shop-assistant: What size do you wear? Jane: Thirty-six. Shop-assistant: What colour would you like? Jane: Light blue. Shop-assistant: Here`s a nice pair. Jane: Can I try them on? Shop-assistant: Of course you can. Jane: Do they suit me all right? Shop-assistant: You look great. And the colour suits you. Jane: Thank you. I`ll take them. How much are they?

Everything is good in its season There are four seasons in the year, Each of them brings different weather and different dresses. When it is hot people wear T-shirts and shorts, light blouses and skirts, sport shoes, socks and sandals. In summer people dress like this in Africa, Russia, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain and America. In cold weather people usually put on warm clothes: jeans and trousers, sweaters and jackets, overcoats and caps. In winter they wear fur coats and fur caps, high boots and mittens or gloves. The proverb says: “There is no bad weather, there are bad clothes.” Another proverb says: “Everything is good in its season.” Do you understand it? When you think what to wear, choose the right dress. Think what is good at the sports ground and what is good at the party and why a long dress looks beautiful on a woman but is funny on a little girl. When you buy clothes, try them on, make sure that they are your size, that they suit you well and that you like their colour.

Cooking salad Mother: I'd like to cook some salad for supper. Ann, could you have a look and see if there are any vegetables in the fridge? Ann: Yes, we've got some but not many and there are no tomatoes. Mother: That`s a pity. Is there any salt, dear? Anna: Yes, Lots. Mother: Will you go to the shops and buy potatoes, carrots and tomatoes? I can`t make salad without them, dear. Anna: OK, Mum. I will go. Where is the money? Mother: Here it is,

In the shop Billy: Have you got any sweets on sale? Shop-assistant: Sorry, I haven`t. I have got some cookies and cakes. Would you like some? Billy: Yes, please. Could I have this cake? Shop-assistant: Of course. Anything else? Billy: No, that's all, thanks.

Contents The Grasshopper and the Ant Dialogue Everything is good in its season Cooking salad In the shop


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