He became a representative of the town government. He was very popular. People liked listening to his stories about hunting bears and about the War of 1812. They admired his honesty and courage.
Davy was different from other politicians. His speeches were never boring. His message was clear.
He spoke to the people in simple language. He dressed like them too. He always wore his coonskin cap and his buckskin trousers and jacket.
One day at an important meeting he didn’t know what to say. So, he looked at the people and said, “Today, I am like a man trying to drink water from an empty barrel! I’ll tell you a funny story and then we can go home!”
FILL IN THE BLANKS:
He became a ______ ___ the town _______.
He was very ______.
People liked ______ ___ his stories about ______ _____ and about the War of _____.
They ______ his honesty and courage.
Davy was ______ ___ other politicians.
His speeches were never ______ .
His message was ______ .
He _____ to the people in simple ______.
He _____ like them too.
He always _____ his _____ cap and his _____ trousers and jacket.
One day at an important _______he didn’t know what to say.
So, he _____ ___ the people and said, “Today, I am _____ a man trying to drink____ ____ _____ _____ ____! I’ll tell you ____ ____ ____and then we can ___ _____!”
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
(1) Did he become a representative of the town government?
(2) Was he popular?
(3) People liked listening to his stories about hunting bears, didn’t they?
(4) People liked listening to his stories about the War of 1812, didn’t they?
(5) Did they admire his honesty and courage?
(6) Was Davy different from other politicians?
(7) His speeches were never boring, were they?
(8) His message was clear, wasn’t it?
(9) He spoke to the people in simple language, didn’t he?.
(10) Did he always wear his coonskin cap?
(11) Davy didn’t know what to say at an important meeting one day, did he? _____________
(12) He said that he was like a man trying to drink water from an empty barrel, didn’t he?! _____________
admire [əd’maɪə] v. восхищаться
bore v. сверлить; надоедать, докучать
boring [‘bɔːrɪŋ] – сверление; скучный; неинтересный
dress [dres] v. одевать, одеваться; He dressed like them. Он одевался как они.
empty [’emptɪ] – пустой; an empty barrel – пустая бочка
important [ɪm’pɔːt(ə)nt] – важный, значительный
message [‘mesɪʤ] – мысль, идея, то, что человек хочет донести (до аудитории)
representative [ˌreprɪ’zentətɪv] представитель
Representative амер. член палаты представителей
speak [spiːk] (spoke [spəuk] – spoken [‘spəuk(ə)n]) v. говорить; He spoke to the people in simple language. Он говорил с людьми простым языком.
wear [weə] (wore [wɔː] – worn [wɔːn]) v. носить; He always wore his coonskin cap. Он всегда был в енотовой шапке.