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Write the verbs in the Past Tense:
Once upon a time there  (live) a little boy.

     His name (be)  Peter. Peter ( not live) in the town.

     He   (live) in a small village and (look) after sheep.

     Peter (be) a shepherd.

     He (think) it was a very boring job.


 One day Peter (be) very bored and he  (decide) to play a joke on the people

     in the village.

      He  (run ) down the hill and (cry) “Wolf! Wolf! Help!

      Come quickly! Wolf!”Please  help me!
     The people   (be)  very busy, but they  (leave) everything and  (come)
     quickly    and   (run ) to help  Peter.
     When they  (arrive), the sheep were eating  quietly and  there (be)  no wolf.
     Peter  (tell) them it was  a  joke.
     They  (go)  back to the  village angrily.


 Peter  (begin) to laugh. The people are so funny and silly! They are not clever at all.”

     He   (decide to play the same joke again.

     He ( shout): “Help! Come quickly! Wolf!”
     And again people   (run ) to the hill to help him.
     It (be) another joke.

    The people  (become) very angry.

    “Lies are not jokes” they  (say), and   (go)  back home.

Three days later the weather (be) warm and sunny.

     The boy was sleeping under a big tree in the sun.
     Suddenly he  (wake) up. He (see) a big wolf. “Wolf!” cried the boy.
    “Wolf! Help! Come quickly! Wolf! I need help!”

     The people  (not come) to help him and the wolf (eat) his sheep.

     Too late Peter  (understand) that  is  very bad  to tell lies.

 The moral of the story is, that "Nobody believes a liar...even when
    he is telling the truth!"

Find in the text:

1. an animal in the story that kills other animals

2. a person who looks after sheep

3. an animal in the story that eats grass

True or False

  1. The boy watched the sheep and horses.                                                                   True / False
  2. The boy shouted “Wolf! Wolf!”  for the first time because he was in danger.       True / False
  3. When the people came to help the boy he was laughing.                                         True / False
  4. The boy played his joke only once.                                                                           True / False
  5. When the wolf came the boy was scared.                                                               True / False
  6. The boy was happy at the end of the story.                                                           True / False           
Homework:Answer in your notebooks 
  • What was the boy‘s job?
  • What trick did the boy keep playing on the villagers?
  • Why did the boy cry wolf all the time?
  • Who came to help the boy?
  • What happened when there was a real wolf and he called for help?
  • Why do you think the boy shouted, “Wolf! Wolf!” the first time ?
  • Why didn’t the villagers come to help the boy the third time?
  • What lesson did the boy learn from his experience?



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