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In the morning James gets up to see snow falling. He runs into the garden as fast as he can and he starts to make a snowman

He gives him a scarf and a hat, a tangerine for a nose, and lumps of coal for his buttons and his eyes.

What a wonderful snowman he is! James can’t go to sleep because he is thinking about him.

In the middle of the night he goes down to see the snowman again. Then suddenly‌ the snowman moves!

“Come in” says James “but you must be very quiet.”

The snowman is amazed by every thing he sees.

They even go into James’s mother and father’s bedroom

And the snowman puts on their clothes

Suddenly, the sowman takes James by hand and runs out of the house, across the snow,

And up, up into the air. They are flying

James and the snowman fly for miles through the cold night air

Then they land on the snow, in the garden

James gives the snowman a hug and said good night

In the morning he is woken by the sun shining on his face

He must see the snowman again! James runs out of his bedroom, down stairs

Across the living room, past his mother and father,

…and into the garden.

True or false? answer 1) it’s snowy in the morning. 2) James starts to make a reindeer. 3) he puts a scarf and a hat on his snowman. 4) the snowman has an onion as nose. 5) In the night the snowman cries. 6)The snowman comes inside the house 7) James and his snowman fly in the sky 8)In the morning the snowman has disappeared

True or False True or False True or False True or false True or False True or False True or False True or False

Answer the questions • • • • • • • • •

1) What’s the boy’s name? 2) What color is the snowman? 3) What is the snowman wearing? 4) What does the boy do in the night? 5) What does the snowman do when he sees the boy? 6) Are they friends? 7) Where do they fly? 8) What does James do in the morning?is 9) Is the snowman in the garden again?

The snowman  

The story adapted for ESL students