Davy Crockett was born on August 17th, 1787, in Greene County, Tennessee.
In 1787 America was a new nation.
Most of the territory was a wilderness.
Davy Crockett was born in the wilderness.
His father, John Crockett, was an Irish immigrant.
He fought in the American Revolution.
He was a very courageous man.
Davy had a difficult childhood.
His family was poor.
When he was twelve years old, his father said, “Davy, our family doesn’t have any money. You must go to work as a cattle herder.”
“All right, father,” said Davy. “I’m happy to help the family!”
Davy travelled four hundred miles on foot.
He took cattle from Tennessee to other places.
When he finished his work, he was far from home.
He was lost!
Davy walked 400 miles.
When he returned home, he was very tired.
Davy gave his father the money he made.
His father was happy and said, “Thank you, Davy!
Now we have some money for the winter months.”
“I can do it again to help the family,” Davy answered.
The years passed. Davy went to school when he had time.
He spent most of his time hunting in the forest.
He was the best shooter and hunter in Tennessee.
He entered many shooting competitions and won them all.
He called his rifle “Old Betsy.”
For years Davy hunted bears and other wild animals.
He was a trapper.
Once he hunted one hundred bears in six months!
It was dangerous to hunt bears but Davy was very courageous and strong.
He knew the forest well.
The Indians were his good friends.
He ran fast and was a strong fighter.
He fought with the wild cats of the mountains.
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(1) When was Davy Crockett born?
(2) Where was he born?
(3) What do we know about America in 1787?
(4) What can you say about his Father?
(5) Was the family rich or poor?
(6) How did Davy help his family?
(7) Did Davy go to school?
(8) What competitions did he enter?
(9) What did he call his rifle?
(10) Was he a good hunter?
(11) What animals did he fight with in the mountains?
born [bɔːn] родившийся; появившийся на свет: Davy Crockett was born in 1787. – Дэви Крокетт родился в 1787 г.
cattle [‘kætl] крупный рогатый скот; (разг. презр. скоты): He took cattle from Tennessee to other places. Он перегонял скот из Теннесси.
competition [ˌkɔmpə’tɪʃ(ə)n] соревнование, состязание: a shooting competition – соревнование по стрельбе; He won all competitions – Он побеждал во всех соревнованиях.
county [‘kauntɪ] округ (административно-территориальная единица в США); графство (административно-территориальная единица в Великобритании)
courageous [kə’reɪʤəs] храбрый, смелый, бесстрашный
herd [hɜːd] стадо
herder [‘hɜːdə] пастух; скотник
racoon [rə’kuːn] – енот
rifle [‘raɪfl] винтовка, нарезное оружие
to take (took – taken) брать; to take sometning somewhewre – перемещать что-то куда-то
tired [‘taɪəd] усталый, уставший, утомлённый
trap [træp] капкан, силок, ловушка
trapper [‘træpə] охотник, ставящий капканы: Trappers trap animls – Траперы ловят зверей в ловушки.
true [truː] истинный; настоящий
wilderness [‘wɪldənəs] пустыня; необжитая местность
win [wɪn] (won – won [wʌn]) v. побеждать, выигрывать
The American Revolution took place between 1765 and 1783. It was a colonial revolt. The colonists in America struggled for independence from Britain, and won.
400 (four hundred) miles is 674 km
A map of modern USA
The state of Tennessee is highlighted
Современная карта США,
красным цветом выделден штат Теннесси