The Lion and the Mouse
The afternoon 1very calm and sunny �in the forest and the lion, after a rich lunch,�
2. a wonderful nap. A silly mouse 3running up and down on his body
until the lion �4 one eye and 5 the mouse in his big paws .
�He 6��. him when the mouse 7 him with a cry.
�King, my king, 8me, I will never do it again. It was very silly of me.�
�Why 9you go? You 10my sleep!� answered the lion.
� 11, and I 12 you sooner or later.� said the mouse.
The lion was so amused at the idea of the small mouse13 .him that
he 14 his paw and let him go.
�Some time later the lion 15in a trap by some hunters who 16. to carry him a
live to the king�s palace.
�When the mouse� passed by they 17�. him to a tree with a rope
and 18 in search of a wagon to drive him away.
The mouse 19�his old friend.�
He immediately started to gnaw the rope with great alacrity.
In a short time he� 20�the king of all the animals and �21� his promise. �
He was very very happy. And so was the lion.
Ex 2 Say if these sentences are true or false
1 The lion had had a very good lunch.
2 He was sleeping peacefully
3 A mouse wanted to scare him.
4 The lion swallowed the mouse immediately.
5 The lion saved the mouse�s life because he was amused.
6 The mouse was very lucky.
7 One day the mouse was caught in�
8 The hunters caught the lion and killed him.
9 The mouse was able to help his friend.
Ex. 3 In Aesop�s fables animals are presented with typical qualities. Match them to animals
1 The Fox������ a� proud
2 the Hare����� b� patient
3 the Lion����� c�� cunning
4 the Wolf����� d� cruel
5 the Bull������ e� timid
6 the Horse��� f� bold��
1 , 2 , 3 ,4 ,5 ,6
Ex. 4 Make questions to the following answers
2 By running up and down on him
3 �I will never do it again�
4 Because he was very amused.
5 Some time later
EX. 5 Answer the following questions (as homework)
1 What was lion doing one afternoon?
2 What did the mouse start doing?
3 How did the lion react?
4 How did the mouse address the lion?
5 What did the mouse promise to do?
6 What happened to the lion later on?
7 How did the mouse help him?
8 How did the mouse feel?