Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page46)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page46)

 

A man had some work to do in Switzerland, so he said goodbye to his wife at the airport, got into an aeroplane and left.

After ten days, his work in Switzerland was finished, so he

bought a ticket for his journey back home, and then went

to the post-office to send a telegram to his wife. He wrote

the telegram, gave it to the clerk and said, 'How much will this cost?'

She told him, and he counted his Swiss money. He had not got quite enough.

'Take the word "love" off my telegram,' he said, 'and

then I will have enough money to pay for it.'

'No,' the girl said. She opened her handbag, took the

money for the word 'love' out of it and said, 'For the word

"love", I will pay the money. Wives need that word from their husbands.'


Why did the man in this story go to Switzerland ?

What did he do at the airport ?

What happened after ten days ?

What did he do then ?

Why did he go to the postoffice ?

What did he do there ?

What did he say to the clerk ?

What did she do ?

What did the man do then ?

Had he got enough money ?

What did he say then ?

What did the girl say ?

What did she do ?

What did she say then ?

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page45)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page45)

 

The ladies' club always had a meeting every Friday afternoon and someone came to talk to them about important

things. After that, they had tea and asked questions.

One Friday, a gentleman came and talked to the club about

food. 'There is not enough food in the world for everybody,'

he said. 'More than half the people in the world are hungry.

And when they get more food, they have more babies, so

they never stop being hungry. Somewhere in the world, a

woman is having a baby every minute, day and night. What

are we going to do about it?' He waited for a few seconds before

he continued, but before he began to speak again, one of the

ladies said, 'Well, why don't we find that woman and stop her?'


What happened every Friday afternoon ?

What happened at the meeting ?

What happened after that ?

What happened one Friday ?

What did the man say ?

What question did he ask ?

What did he do then ?

What did one of the ladies say ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page44)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page44)

 

Mrs Brown had a small garden behind her house, and in the spring she planted some vegetables in it. She looked after them very carefully, and when the summer came, they looked very nice.

One evening Mrs Brown looked at her vegetables and said,

'Tomorrow I am going to pick them, and then we can eat them.'

But early the next morning, her son ran into the kitchen

and shouted, 'Mother, Mother! Come quickly! Our neighbour's ducks are in the garden and they are eating our

vegetables!'

Mrs Brown ran out, but it was too late! All the vegetables

were finished! Mrs Brown cried, and her neighbour was very

sorry, but that was the end of the vegetables.

Then a few days before Christmas, the neighbour brought

Mrs Brown a parcel. In it was a beautiful, fat duck, and on it

was a piece of paper with the words, 'Enjoy your vegetables!'


What did Mrs Brown have ?

Where did she have it ?

What did she do there ?

When did she do it ?

What did she do then ?

What happened in the summer ?

What did Mrs Brown do one evening ?

What did she say ?

What happened early the next morning ?

What did Mrs Brown's son shout ?

What did Mrs Brown do ?

What happened to the vegetables ?

How did Mrs Brown's neighbour feel ?

What happened a few days before Christmas ?

What was in the parcel ?

What were the words on the piece of paper ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page43)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page43)

 

It was a small factory, and there was nowhere to eat near it,

so the workmen took food from their homes and ate it in the factory at midday.

One of the workmen always had fish sandwiches. Every

day he took one of them out of his bag, bit it, and then threw all the sandwiches angrily away.

At last, one day one of the workmen said to him, 'But, Bill, don't you like fish sandwiches?'

'No,' said Bill, 'I hate them.'

'Then why does your wife make them for you every day?

There are lots of other nice things for sandwiches. Tell your

wife, and she will make other sandwiches.'

'It isn't as easy as that,' answered Bill. 'I haven't got a wife.

I make the sandwiches myself.'


Where did the workmen in the story work ?

What did they take to the factory ?

Why did they do this ?

When and where did they eat their food ?

What did one of the workmen always have ?

What did he do every day ?

How did he feel ?

What did another workman say to him one day ?

What did Bill answer ?

What did the other workman say then ?

What was Bill's answer to this ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page42)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page42)

 

A young air force officer had a very beautiful wife. Early

each morning he left his house and went to the airport, and

an hour later his wife always left the house too, with a big

white towel, and went for a walk on the beach.

Her husband always flew over every morning, and when

she saw his aeroplane, she held the white towel high above

her head. When her husband saw it, he made either the left

wing or the right wing of his aeroplane go down. The left

wing meant, 'I will be busy tonight and won't be home.'

The right wing meant, 'In eight hours I will be holding you

in my arms.'

One morning he flew over with eight other aeroplanes, and

his left wing went down. Before his wife had time to feel sad

about this, all the other aeroplanes flew over, and each of

them turned its right wing down.


Who are the two people at the beginning of this story ?

When did the man in this story leave his house ?

Where did he go ?

When did his wife leave the house ?

What did she take with her ?

Where did she go ?

What happened every morning after that ?

What did the officer's wife do ?

When did she do it ?

What did her husband do then ?

When did he do this ?

What did the left wing mean ?

What did the right wing mean ?

What happened one morning ?

Which wing went down ?

What did the other aeroplanes do ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page41)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page41)


An old lady in an aeroplane had a blanket over her head and

she did not want to take it off. The air hostess spoke to her,

but the old lady said, 'I have never been in an aeroplane before,

and I am frightened. I am going to keep this blanket over

my head until we are back on the ground again!'

Then the captain came. He said 'Madam, I am the captain

of this aeroplane. The weather is fine, there are no clouds

in the sky, and everything is going very well.' But she continued to hide.

So the captain turned and started to go back. Then the

old lady looked out from under the" blanket with one eye and

said, 'I am sorry, young man, but I don't like aeroplanes and

I am never going to fly again. But I'll say one thing,' she continued kindly, 'you and your wife keep your aeroplane very clean!'


Where was the old lady ?

What was she doing at the beginning of this story ?

Who spoke to her ?

What did the old lady say ?

Who came then ?

What did this person say ?

What did the old lady do ?

What did the captain do ?

What did the old lady do then ?

What did she say ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page40)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page40)

 

Billy was four years old, and he was a very bad boy. Everyday after lunch his mother took him to his bedroom and put him on his bed to rest for an hour, but Billy never slept and

usually he made a lot of noise and got off his bed every few minutes.

One afternoon, Billy's mother put him on his bed and

then went to her bedroom to do some sewing. After ten

minutes, she heard a noise so she went to Billy's room. He

was not there, but his trousers were lying on his bed.

She looked in the other rooms upstairs, but he was not

there either, so she went to the top of the stairs and shouted

down angrily, 'Are you running about down there without your trousers?'

'No, madam,' answered a man's voice. 'I have brought

your vegetables—and I am wearing my trousers.'


How old was Billy ?

What kind of boy was he ?

What happened every day ?

When did it happen ?

Why did Billy's mother put

him on his bed ?

What did Billy do then ?

What happened one afternoon ?

Why did Billy's mother go to her bedroom ?

What happened after ten minutes ?

What did Billy's mother do then ?

What did she see in Billy's room ?

What did she do then ?

What did she see ?

What did she do after that ?

What did she shout ?

How did she shout this ?

Who answered ?

What did he say ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page39)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page39)

 

Mrs Jones was still cleaning the house when her husband

came back from work. She was wearing dirty, old clothes

and no stockings, her hair was not tidy, she had dust on her

face, and she looked dirty and tired. Her husband looked at

her and said, 'Is this what I come home to after a hard day's work?'

Mrs Jones's neighbour, Mrs Smith, was there. When she

heard Mr Jones's words, she quickly said goodbye and ran

back to her house. Then she washed, brushed and combed

her hair carefully, put on her best dress and her prettiest

stockings, painted her face, and waited for her husband to come home.

When he arrived, he was hot and tired. He walked slowly

into the house, saw his wife and stopped. Then he shouted

angrily, 'And where are you going this evening?'


What was Mrs Jones doing ?

What happened while she was doing this ?

What was Mrs Jones wearing ?

What did her hair look like ?

What did her face look like ?

What did Mrs Jones look like ?

What did her husband say ?

Who was there too ?

What did Mrs Smith do when she heard Mr Jones's words ?

How was her husband when he arrived ?

What did he do ?

What did he shout ?

How did he shout this ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page38)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page38)

 

The police in the big city were looking for a thief. At last they

caught him. But while they were taking photographs of him

—from the front, from the left, from the right, with a hat,

without a hat—he suddenly attacked the policemen and ran

off. They tried to catch him, but he got away.

Then a week later the telephone rang in the police-station,

and somebody said, 'You are looking for Bill Cross, aren't

you?'

'Yes.'

'Well, he left here for Waterbridge an hour ago.'

Waterbridge was a small town 150 kilometres from the

city. The city police at once sent four different photographs

of the thief to the police in Waterbridge.

Less than twelve hours later they got a telephone call from

the police in Waterbridge. 'We have caught three of the

men,' they said happily, 'and we will catch the fourth this evening, we think'.


Where were the police ?

What were they doing ?

What happened at last ?

What did the man do ?

When did he do this ?

What did the police do ?

What happened ?

What happened a week later ?

What did someone say over the telephone ?

What did the police answer ?

What did the man say then ?

Where and what was Waterbridge ?

What did the city police do ?

What happened less than twelve hours later ?

What did the police in Waterbridge say ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page37)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page37)

 

One day when Nasreddin was having a bath, he began to

sing. The bathroom was small and had a stone floor, so his

song was very beautiful, he thought.

'Oh,' he said, 'I sing very well. I will sing to other people

too, and perhaps I will become a famous singer, and everybody in the world will want to hear me.'

So after his bath Nasreddin went up on to the flat roof of

the house and began to sing his song very loudly. But he did

not like it very much when he sang it there.

A man was walking across the square in front of the house,

and when he heard Nasreddin, he said, 'What are you doing ?

You are making a terrible noise. Nobody wants to hear it.'

'Oh, you think so, do you?' answered Nasreddin. 'Well,

I really sing very beautifully. Come to my bathroom and you will hear me.'


When did Nasreddin begin to sing ?

What was the bathroom like ?

How did the song seem to Nasreddin ?

What did he say ?

What did Nasreddin do after his bath ?

What did he think of his song now ?

Who spoke to Nasreddin ?

What was this person doing ?

What did he say to Nasreddin ?

What did Nasreddin answer ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page36)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page36)


Nasreddin liked fish very much, and when he had enough

money, he bought some for his dinner when he went to the

market, and took it home. But when hi? wife saw the fish,

she always said to herself, 'Good! Now I will invite my friends

to lunch an d we will eat this fish. They like fish very much.'

So whe n Nasreddin came home in the evening after his

work, the fish was never there, and his wife always said, 'Oh,

your cat ate it! She is a very bad animal!' And she gave Nasreddin soup and rice for his dinner.

But one evening when this happened, Nasreddin became

very angry. He took the cat and his wife to the shop near his

house and weighed the cat carefully. Then he turned to his

wife and said, 'My fish weighed two kilos. This cat weighs

two kilos too. My fish is here, you say. Then where is my cat?'


What did Nasreddin like very much ?

When did he buy some of this ?

What did he buy it for ?

What did he do with it then ?

What did his wife say to herself when she saw it ?

What happened when

Nasreddin came home ?

What did his wife always say ?

What did she give Nasreddin for his dinner ?

How did Nasreddin feel one evening when this happened ?

What did he do ?

What did he say to his wife then ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page35)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page35)

 

Three people were walking along a street, first a big man,

then a pretty woman, and then an old gentleman. The first

two went round a corner. Suddenly the gentleman saw a

piece of paper on the ground. He picked it up. It was five

pounds. A few seconds later, the young woman came back.

She was crying. 'I have dropped five pounds,' she said.

'Don't cry', said the gentleman. 'Here it is.' The young

woman thanked him and went away. After a few seconds,

the big man came back. He was looking for something.

Suddenly a window opened and a small man looked out. 'I

saw five pounds fall from your pocket,' he said, 'but that man

gave it to a young woman.' The big man was very angry. The

gentleman was frightened and gave him another five pounds.

When he had gone, the young woman came back to get her

one pound sixty-seven pence, and the small man came out to get his.


What people were walking along the street at the beginning of this story ?

What did the first two do ?

What happened then ?

What did the old gentleman do ?

What was the piece of paper ?

What happened then ?

What was the young woman doing ?

What did she say ?

What did the old gentleman say ?

What did the young woman do ?

What happened then ?

What was the big man doing ?

What happened after that ?

What did the man at the window say ?

How did the big man feel ?

How did the old gentleman feel ?

What did he do ?

What happened when the old

gentleman went away ?

How much did the young

woman get ?

What were these three people ?

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page34)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page34)

 

One day when Nasreddin was travelling, he came to a village.

The people there said to him, 'We have had no rain for three

months, and we have no water. Our corn is dying. Please

help us! Pray for rain!'

Nasreddin wanted to help these poor people, so he asked

for a bucket of water. There was very little water in the village,

but each family gave a little, and they filled a bucket and gave it to Nasreddin.

Then Nasreddin took off his shirt and began to wash it.

The people were surprised and angry. 'That water was for

our children to drink, and you are washing your shirt in it!'

But Nasreddin said, 'Wait!' He hung the shirt up to dry,

and at once it began to rain.

'I have only one shirt,' he said to the surprised people,

'and when I wash it and hang it up to dry, it always rains.'


What was Nasreddin doing at the beginning of this story ?

What happened one day ?

Who spoke to him ?

What did they say ?

What did Nasreddin want to do ?

What did he ask for ?

What did the people do ?

Was this easy for them ?

Why ?

What did Nasreddin do then ?

How did the people feel ?

What did they say ?

What did Nasreddin answer ?

What happened then ?

How did the people feel ?

What did Nasreddin say to them ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page33)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page33)

 

Nasreddin was sitting by a window in his house one day in

the middle of winter, when he heard women outside crying.

He put his head out of the window, and saw a lot of people

coming towards his house. They were carrying a dead man,

and the women were crying, 'Oh, why are you leaving us

to go to a place without light and without a fire and without

food? It will be dark there, and you will be cold and hungry.

Nobody will look after you, nobody will be kind to you, and

nobody will love you there!'

'My God!' said Nasreddin to his wife. 'They are talking

about our house. They are bringing the dead man here! Quick,

lock the door! Don't let him in!'


What was Nasreddin doing at the beginning of this story ?

When was this ?

What did he hear ?

What did he do then ?

What did he see ?

What were the people doing ?

What were the women doing ?

What were they saying ?

What did Nasreddin say ?

Whom did he say this to ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page32)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page32)

 

Once, when Nasreddin was a boy, his mother went out for

a picnic. Before she went, she said to him, 'Nasreddin, while

I am away, stay near the door, and watch it all the time.' She

said this because there were a lot of thieves in their town.

Nasreddin sat down beside the door. After an hour one

of his uncles came. He said to Nasreddin, 'Where is your mother?'

'At a picnic,' he answered.

'Well,' said the uncle, 'we are going to visit your house

this evening. Go and tell her!'

His uncle then went away, and Nasreddin began to think.

'Mother said, "Watch the door all the time!" and Uncle said, "Go and tell her"!'

He thought and thought, then at last, he pulled the door

down, put it on his back and went to his mother with it!


When did this story happen ?

What did Nasreddin's mother do ?

What did she say to him ?

When did she say it ?

Why did she say this ?

What did Nasreddin do ?

What happened after an hour ?

What did Nasreddin's uncle say ?

What did Nasreddin answer ?

What did his uncle say then ?

What did Nasreddin do then ?

What did he think ?

What did he do at last ?

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page31)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page31)

 

Every Saturday, Nasreddin went to the market to buy food

and other things. He put them in a big basket, but he was

old and weak, so he always paid another man to carry the

basket home for him. But one Saturday, while he was walking

home in front of the man with the basket, the man ran away with it.

The next Saturday, when Nasreddin went to the market

again, a friend of his said, 'Look, there he is! That man stole your things last week!'

Nasreddin at once hid behind a shop, and stayed there

until the man left the market.

His friend was very surprised. 'Why did you do that?' he asked.

'Well,' said Nasreddin, 'that man was carrying my basket

when he left me a week ago. He will want me to pay him for

seven days' work, and that will cost me more than a basketfull of things!'


What did Nasreddin do every Saturday ?

Why did he do this ?

What did he do with the things ?

What did he do then ?

Why did he do this ?

What happened one Saturday ?

What was Nasreddin doing when this happened ?

What did Nasreddin do the next Saturday ?

What did a friend of his say ?

What did Nasreddin do ?

When did he come out ?

How did his friend feel about this ?

What did he say ?

What was Nasreddin's answer ?

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page30)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page30)

 

One day Nasreddin's donkey was ill, so he borrowed a horse

from an officer. It was a big, strong animal, and usually nobody rode it except the officer. It tried to throw Nasreddin

off, but he stayed on it. Then it suddenly began to run away

with him. He tried to turn it towards his house, and he tried

to stop it, but it continued to run the opposite way.

One of Nasreddin's friends was working in his field and

saw him riding very fast towards this friend's house. He

thought, 'Why is Nasreddin riding so fast? Perhaps he has

some bad news. Perhaps he is riding to my house to give me some bad news!'

He was frightened and shouted to Nasreddin, 'Nasreddin!

Nasreddin! What is the matter? Where are you going?'

'I don't know!' Nasreddin shouted back. 'This stupid

animal hasn't told me!'


What was the matter with Nasreddin's donkey one day ?

What did he do ?

What was the horse like ?

Who usually rode it ?

What did it try to do ?

What did Nasreddin do ?

What did the horse do then ?

What did Nasreddin do ?

What did the horse do ?

Who saw Nasreddin ?

What was this person doing ?

What did he think ?

How did he feel ?

What did he shout ?

What did Nasreddin shout back ?

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page29)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page29)

 

Nasreddin wanted a big pot for a party, so he borrowed one

from a neighbour. After the party he took it back with another small pot inside.

'Your pot had a baby while it was with us,' he said.

Of course, the neighbour was very pleased, and when

Nasreddin came to borrow the big pot again for another

party, he lent it to him very gladly.

This time Nasreddin did not bring the pot back, so after

a few days the man went to Nasreddin's house.

'What has happened to my big pot?' he asked. 'Why have

you not brought it back yet?'

'Oh, the big pot?' said Nasreddin. 'It died while it was with us.'

'Died?' said the neighbour angrily. 'But pots do not die!'

'Why do you say that?' answered Nasreddin. 'When I

said, "The pot has had a baby", you did not say, "Pots do not have babies", did you?'


What did Nasreddin want ?

What did he want it for ?

What did he do ?

What did he do after the party ?

What did he say ?

How did his neighbour feel ?

What did Nasreddin do after that in the story ?

What did his neighbour do ?

What happened to the pot this time ?

What did the neighbour do then ?

What did he say to Nasreddin ?

What was Nasreddin's answer ?

What did the neighbour say then ?

How did he say it ?

What did Nasreddin answer ?

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page28)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page28)

One day Nasreddin went to a big dinner party. He was
wearing old clothes, and when he came in, nobody looked
at him and nobody gave him a seat at a table. So Nasreddin
went home, put on his best clothes, and then went back to
the party. The host at once got up and came to meet him.
He took him to the best table, gave him a good seat, and offered
him the best dishes.
Nasreddin put his coat in the food and said, 'Eat, coat!'
The other guests were very surprised and said, 'What are
you doing?'
Nasreddin answered, 'I was inviting my coat to eat. When
I was wearing my old clothes, nobody looked at me or offered
me food or drink. Then I went home and came back in these
clothes, and you gave me the best food and drink. So you
gave me these things for my clothes, not for myself.'

What did Nasreddin do one day ?
What was he wearing ?
What happened when he came in ?
What did Nasreddin do then ?
What happened when he went back to the party ?
What did Nasreddin do then ?
What did he say ?
How did the other guests feel ?
What did they say ?
What was Nasreddin's answer ?

 By - L.A.HILL

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page27)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page27)

 

Many years ago, an English family were living in China.

One evening an important Chinese officer came to visit them.

It got later and later, and he still did not go, so his hostess

invited him to have dinner with them. But she had very little

food in the house, so she quickly went to the kitchen and spoke

to her Chinese cook. He said, 'It is all right. You will have a very good dinner.'

When they all sat down to eat, the lady was very surprised,

because there was a lot of very good food on the table.

After the dinner, the hostess ran to the kitchen and said

to the cook, 'How did you make such a good meal in half an hour?'

'I did not make it, madam,' he said. 'I sent one of the

servants to the Chinese officer's house, and he brought back

the Chinese officer's dinner.'


When did this story happen ?

Where were the English family living ?

What happened one evening ?

What did the hostess do ?

Why did she do this ?

Why did she go to the kitchen ?

What did the cook say ?

What did the English family and the Chinese officer do then ?

How did the lady feel ?

Why did she feel like this ?

What did she do after the dinner ?

What did she say to the cook ?

What was his answer ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page26)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page26)

 

It was a beautiful spring morning. There wasn't a cloud in

the sky, and the sun was warm but not too hot, so Mr Andrews

was surprised when he saw an old gentleman at the bus-stop

with a big, strong black umbrella in his hand

Mr Andrews said to him, 'Are we going to have rain today, do you think?'

'No', said the old gentleman, 'I don't think so.'

'Then are you carrying the umbrella to keep the sun off you?'

'No, the sun is not very hot in spring.'

Mr Andrews looked at the big umbrella again, and the

gentleman said, 'I am an old man, and my legs are not very

strong, so I really need a walking-stick. But when I carry a

walking-stick, people say, "Look at that poor old man", and

I don't like that. When I carry an umbrella in fine weather,

people only say, "Look at that stupid man".'


What was the weather like ?

What did Mr Andrews see ?

How did he feel about this ?

Why did he feel like this ?

What did Mr Andrews say ?

What did the old gentleman answer ?

What did Mr Andrews say then ?

What was the old gentleman's answer ?

What did Mr Andrews do then ?

What did the old gentleman say ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page25)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page25)

 

Peter's uncle lived in the country. Once Peter went to stay

with him for a few weeks. Whenever they went for a walk

or for a drive in the car and they passed somebody, his uncle

waved. Peter was surprised, and said, 'Uncle George, you

know everybody here. Where did you meet them all?'

'I don't know all these people,' said his uncle.

'Then why do you wave to them?' asked Peter.

'Well, Peter,' answered his uncle, 'when I wave to some

one and he knows me, he is pleased. He continues his journey

with a happier heart. But when I wave to someone and he

doesn't know me, he is surprised and says to himself, "Who

is that man? Why did he wave to me?" So he has something

to think about during the rest of his journey, and that makes

his journey seem shorter. So I make everybody happy.'


Where did Peter's uncle live ?

What did Peter once do ?

What happened ?

What did Peter feel about this ?

What did he say ?

What did his uncle answer ?

What did Peter ask him then ?

What was his uncle's answer ? 

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Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page24)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page24)


 Mr and Mrs Brown lived in a small house near London with

their child. Sometimes Mr Brown came back from work

very late, when his wife and the child were asleep, and then

he opened the front door of his house with his key and came

in very quietly.

But one night when he was coming home late, he lost his

key, so when he reached his house, he rang the bell. Nothing

happened. He rang it again. Again nothing happened—

nobody moved inside the house. Mr Brown knocked at the

bedroom window, he spoke to his wife, he shouted, but she

did not wake up. At last he stopped and thought for a few

seconds. Then he began to speak like a small child. 'Mother!'

he said, 'I want to go to the lavatory!' He spoke quite quietly

but at once Mrs Brown woke up. Then he spoke to her, and

she opened the door for him.


Where did Mr and Mrs Brown live ?

How many children did they have ?

What happened sometimes ?

What were his wife and child doing when this happened ?

What did Mr Brown do then ?

How did he come in ?

What happened one night ?

When did this happen ?

What did Mr Brown do when he reached his house ?

What happened ?

What did Mr Brown do then?

What happened this time?

What did Mr Brown do then ?

What did his wife do ?

What did Mr Brown do then ?

How did Mr Brown wake his wife ?

What did he do then ?

What did she do ? 

By - L.A.HILL

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page23)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page23)

 

One day Mr Robinson saw a lady in the street with ten

children. He was very surprised because all the children

were wearing the same clothes—white caps, dark blue coats

and grey trousers.

'Are all those children yours?' he asked the mother.

'Yes, they are,' she answered.

'Do you always dress them in the same clothes?' asked

Mr Robinson.

'Yes,' answered the mother. 'When we had only four

children, we dressed them in the same clothes because we

did not want to lose any of them. It was easy to see our children

when they were among other children, because they were

all wearing the same clothes. And now, when we have ten,

we dress them like this because we do not want to take other

children home too by mistake. When there are other children

among ours, it is easy to see them, because their clothes are

different.'


What did Mr Robinson see one morning ?

Where did he see this ?

How did he feel about it ?

Why did he feel like this ?

What did he say ?

What did the lady answer ?

What did Mr Robinson say then ?

What was the lady's answer ?

Why did she dress her children like that when she had four ?

Why did she dress them like that when she had ten ?

By - L.A.HILL

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page22)

Elementary Stories For Reproduction 1 (page22)

 

Whenever it rained, water came through Nasreddin's roof,

so one day he got his ladder, climbed up on to the roof and

began to mend it. It was quite difficult and dangerous work.

While he was up there, he suddenly saw an old man in

the street. This man was waving to him. He wanted Nasreddin to come down. Nasreddin thought, 'What has

happened? What news has this man got for me?' So he

climbed down the ladder quickly. Several times he slipped

and nearly broke his neck. When he got to the bottom, the

old man said,' I am a poor man. Please give me some money.'

Nasreddin was very angry, but he said, 'Come up.' He

helped the old man to climb up the ladder and on to the roof.

Then he said to him, 'I am a poor man too. I have no money

for you. And now go down alone. I will not help you.'


What happened whenever it rained ?

What did Nasreddin do ?

What was this work like ?

Whom did he see in the street ?

When did he see this person ?

What did Nasreddin think ?

What did he do ?

What happened while he was doing this ?

What did the old man say when Nasreddin got to the bottom ?

How did Nasreddin feel ?

What did he say ?

What did he do ?

What did he say when they were on the roof ? 

By - L.A.HILL