- The sailor stood at the top of the mast[mɑːst], high above
- She was helping a family in which there were five children. They
were very poor, and the children were thin and hungry.
- I did not let anybody enter my laboratory or my flat while I was
doing this awful[ˈɔːfl] work.
- At that time I did not think of other people, and what the creature
could do to them.
- The police had put post[pəʊst]s round the place where the
murderer had strangle[ˈstræŋɡl]d William[ˈwɪljəm], so I
found it easily. I cried sadly as I stood there.
- But soon I realized that the old man was blind. And I realized too
that often the three of them did not have enough to eat.
- When they spoke of the marks of fingers, I remembered the murder of
my brother and I felt a terrible fear.
2 The Call of the Wild
- He did not know that trouble was coming for every big dog in
- Buck growl[ɡraʊl]ed, and was surprised when the rope was
pulled hard around his neck. He jumped at the man. The man caught him
and suddenly Buck was on his back with his tongue[tʌŋ] out of
- The man was sitting and watching him, but Buck was too quick for him
and he bit the man’s hand hard. Then the rope was pulled again and Buck
had to let go.
- Just before his teeth touched the skin, the man hit him with the club[klʌb]. Buck fell to the ground.
- Francois leash[liːʃ]ed the dogs and took
them outside. At the first step Buck’s feet went into something soft and
white.He jumped back in surprise. The soft, white thing was also falling
through the air, and it fell onto him. He tried to smell it, and then
caught some on his tongue. It bit like fire, and then disappeared.
- The dog jumped on Curly, his teeth closed together, then he jumped
away, and Curly’s face was torn[tɔːn] open from eye to
- Buck had seen harness[ˈhɑːnɪs]es on horse, and now he was made
to work like a horse, pulling Francois on a slege into the forest and
returning with wood for the fire.
- He saw the tents and remembered everything, from the time he had
gone for a walk with Manuel to the moment he had dug the
hole the night before.
- Once, when they stopped, Buck got tie[taɪ]d up in his
harness, and it took ten minutes to get started again.
- Here there were thousands of gold miner[ˈmaɪnər]s. They were
building boats to sail up the lake when the ice melt[melt]ed in
- The first day they had travelled on snow that had been hardened by
many sledges and they covered sixty kilometres.
- In the evenings, when he pointed his nose at the moon and howled
long and loud, he was remembering the dogs and wolves that had come
- Buck had never seen dogs like these. They were all skin and bone,
but hunger[ˈhʌŋɡə(r)] made them fight like wild things.
- Buck caught another dog by the neck and tasted blood. He threw
himself on the next one, and then felt teeth in his own neck. It was Spitz[spɪts], attacking him from the side.
- He hoped very much that his sledge-dogs had not caught rabies[ˈreɪbiːz] from the Indian dogs.
- Like other man, they passed out of Buck’s life for ever.
- Hal was a young man of twenty with a big shiny gun
and a big knife in his belt[belt]. These things, more than
anything, showed how young he was.
- They didn’t know how to do it sensibly[ˈsensəbli], and every
time they put something on the sledge, Mercedes moved it.
- Do you think that load will stay on? Why shouldn’t it?
- You’ll have to break it out. Push it from one side to the other to
break the ice.
- But it was not food that they wanted, but rest.
- He had warned them, but he knew he couldn’t stop these stupid men
from going on.
- “You poor thing,” said John Thronton, and Buck lick[lɪk]ed his hand.
- Thronton was in the boat, while Hans and Pete moved along the river bank[bæŋk], holding the
boat with a rope.
- In the autumn , Buck started to see moose[muːs] in the
forest. One day he met a group of about twenty. The largest was two
metres tall, and his antlers were more than two metres across.
3 The Secret Garden
- Mary never thought of other people, but only of herself. In fact,
she was a very selfish, disagreeable, bad-tempered little girl.
- People are dying like flies. It’s dangerous to stay in this town.
You should go to the hills, where there’s no disease.
- He lives in a big lonely old house, and has no friends, because he’s
so bad-tempered. He’s got a crook[krʊk]ed back, and he’s horrid[ˈhɒrɪd]!
- You must stay in your room! Mr Craven[ˈkreɪvn] doesn’t want
you to wander[ˈwɒndər] all over the house!
- We all speak the Yorkshire dialect[ˈdaɪəlekt] here, but of
course you don’t understand that. I meant to say, can’t you put on your
- Little Miss Mary was furious[ˈfjʊəriəs] with Martha.”It’s
different in India where I come from! You don’t know anything about
India, or about servants, or about anything! You… you…. “She could not
explain what she meant. Sudddenly she felt very confused[kənˈfjuːzd]
- It’ll do you good to be in the fresh air.
- Just then she noticed a robin[ˈrɒbɪn] singing to her from a
tree on the other side of a wall.
- He looked a different person then, and Mary thought how much nicer
people looked when they smiled. The gardener spoke gently to the robin,
and the pretty little bird hop[hɒp]ped on the ground near
- “Am I really as ugly and disagreeable as Ben?” she wonder[ˈwʌndə(r)]ed.
- Things are growing, deep down in the ground. Soon you’ll see little
green shoot[ʃuːt]s coming up – young plants, they are.
- They’d like to hear about riding on elephants and camel[ˈkæml]s.wouldn’t they?
- Martha, You’ve brought me your pay[peɪ], like a good gril,
and we need it all, but I’m going to buy something for that lonely child
at the Manor[ˈmænə(r)].
- He was sitting under a tree, playing on a wooden [pipe])(). He was
about twelve, with a healthy red face and bright blue eyes. There was a
squirrel[ˈskwɪrəl] and a crow[krəʊ] in the tree, and two
rabbits sitting on the grass near him.
- Because when you were born, the garden door was locked and the key
was buried. And I know that was ten years ago.
- It was beautifully sunny and warm, and a thousand more shoots were
pushing their way out of the ground.
- But one day, as he sat by a mountain stream[striːm], he
actually looked at a flower, and for the first time in ten years he
realized how beautiful something living could be.
- He used to scream even at the idea of fresh air, but
now he spends all his time outside in his wheelchair[ˈwiːltʃeə(r)].
- There was wild laughing and shouting, and the door was thrown
- Through the gardens towards the house came Mr Craven, looking
happier than they had ever seen him. And by his side, with his shoulders
straight , his head held high and a smile on his lips, walked young Colin!
4 The Prisoner of Zenda
- I wonder when you’re going to do something useful?
- “Oh she’s angry because I never do anything useful, and because I’ve
got red hair.”,“Well,I know he can’t do much about his hair, or his
- But I saw in the newspaper that, in three weeks, the new young King,
Rudolf the Fifth, would have his coronation[ˌkɒrəˈneɪʃn]. It would be an interesting time to visit the
- Although he’s only the second son and will never be king himself,
he’s still an important man and very popular, I hear , with many Ruritanian[ˌrʊərɪˈteɪniən]s.
- I sent my luggage[ˈlʌɡɪdʒ] on by train and after lunch, I
started out on foot.
- The water in the moat[məʊt] was deep, and if he pulled up
the drawbridge[ˈdrɔːbrɪdʒ] over the moat, no one could get to
- Sapt went to the King and spoke quiety in his ear. The king’s
surprise changed slowly to an amused[əˈmjuːzd] smile, then suddenly
he began to laugh loudly.
- And he drank every drop of wine in the bottle, himself.Then his head
fell forward on to the table, and soon afterwards I too remembered no
more of that wild evening.
- We went through the New Town first, and it was bright and colourful,
with the ladies’ dresses and the red roses of the Elphbergs.
- The Duke’s men have taken the King prisoner!
- Silently, we waited in the darkness, and then we gallop[ˈɡæləp]ed round the house and straight into the group of men.
Between us, we killed three of them, but a bullet[ˈbʊlɪt] hit my
finger and it began to bleed[bliːd].
- Of course, I made many mistakes in my new life as King, But I
managed to talk my way out of them, with luck and with help from Fritz
and Sapt. It was like living on a knife edge.
- The night was dark, so I took a lamp. I also had my revolver[rɪˈvɒlvər] and a knife.
- “You’re the finest Elphberg of them all,” he said with feeling.
- So, I had not been in the house an hour when he sent three of the
Six to me. These were not the three men who had tried to kill me.
- Ruper threw back his head, shook his black hair and laughed.
- Quickly, his left hand moved towards me. In it he held a dagger[ˈdæɡər] and it was coming straight at my heart!
- In the Castle of Zenda, near the drawbridge and below the ground,
there were two small rooms, cut out of the rock itself.
- There’s a small window in the second room with a large pipe[paɪp] going down into the moat outside.
- I looked up at where the pipe went through the wall into the prison.
There was a thin line of light at the bottom edge.
- “Kill them!”,“Too late! They’ve got both of us!”
- Detchard moved towards me again, stepped in the
doctor’s blood on the floor – and fell to the ground himself.
- Then, slowly, she fell forward and I laid her gently on the
the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
- Soon the wool[wʊl] was lying in a terrible tangle[ˈtæŋɡl] all over the carpet, with the kitten[ˈkɪtn]
running after its own tail in the middle.
- And Alice picked up the Red Queen from the chessmen
on the table, and held it up to show the kitten. But the kitten tried to
escape ,and to punish it, Alice lifted it up to the looking-glass above
- “I turned cold to the very ends of my hair!I shall never, never
forget that moment.”,“You will, if you don’t write it down”
- If I don’t hurry, I shall have to go back through the looking-glass
before I’ve seen the rest of the house ,and the garden.
- “I never thought of that before!”,“Do you ever think at all?”
- Look up, speak nicely, keep your hands still. And curtsy[ˈkɜːtsi] while you’re thinking what to say. It saves
- You can call it nonsense if you like. Some people would say it was
- At the top Alice could see right across the country – and a very
strange country it was. There were lots of little brooks
running across from side to side, and there were long lines of hedge[hedʒ]s, going the other way. It was a country of square[skweər]s.
- She wasn’t sure that she liked the look of them, so she decied to go
the other way.
- a dear friend. And you won’t hurt me, although I am an insect[ˈɪnsekt].
- In another moment she felt the train go straight up into the air.
Frightened, she caught at the thing nearest to her hand, which happened
to be the Goat’s beard.
- “There really isn’t anything to cry about.” She gave herself a
- Look! Here’s somebody’s shawl[ʃɔːl] flying through the
- She pulled helplessly at her shawl. “Oh dear! I don’t know what’s
the matter with my shawl today. I think it’s angry with me. I’ve pin[pɪn]ned it here, and I ’ve pinned it there, but it’s just not
- But it can’t go straight, you know, if you pin it all on one
- “I’d be happy to take you,” the Queen said, “Two pence a week, and
jam every other day”
- “One of the pins will come out and – oh,oh!”As she said the words,
one of her shawl pins came undone[ʌnˈdʌn] and she quickly took
hold of it, trying to fasten it again.
- There goes my shawl again!
- And indeed, the Queen was now covered in a thick woolly[ˈwʊli] coat, and … Alice closed her eyes, then opened them
- It really was a sheep in front of her, wearing large glasses and
sitting calmly on a chair, knitting[ˈnɪtɪŋ].
- What a beautiful belt you ’re wearing!
- We only found it today, It’s as large as life, and twice as
- “Ah, what is it, then?” the Unicorn[ˈjuːnɪkɔːn] cried. “You’ll
never guess! I couldn’t”
- Pass it round first, and cut it up afterwards.
- But before Alice could answer, the drum[drʌm]s began. The
air seemed full of the noise, and it rang and rang through her
- Alice lifted her head and saw that she was alone, but there , lying
at her feet, was the plate on which she had tried to cut the plum[plʌm]-cake.
- Alice was more worried for the Knight than for herself, but he got
up and slowly climbed back on to his horse.
- He began to put on his helmet[ˈhelmɪt], which was in the shape
of a horse’s head.
- His armour fitted him very badly, and he had a great many things
fastened to himself, and to the horse. There was also a small wooden box
on his back, which was upside-down.
- Years afterwards Alice could still remember very clearly those
strange moments – the Kight’s gentle smile as he sang, the sunlight
shining on his armour, the horse quietly moving around, and the black
shadows of the forest behind.
- At once the waiters put a large joint[dʒɔɪnt] of meat in
front of Alice.
- How would you like someone to cut a piece out of you?
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