The story you will hear is about a problem child. Before listening, look at the words below and make sure you understand them.

The story you will hear is about a problem child. Before listening, look at the words below and make sure you understand them.

Names: Daniel Brown, Angela Brown, Laura, Jasper.

Words: a grin – a broad smile

a bridesmaid – a girl or woman who helps a bride on

her wedding day and is with her at the wedding.

to flood smth – to cover a place with water or become

covered with water.

Part 1

Listen to the story about a naughty boy and arrange his wrongdoings as they come in the text. As you hear, number the sentences 1, 2, 3 etc.

______ flooded the kitchen

______ rolled away down the road in his family car

______ cut off all the hair of the little girl; next door

______ pulled over a wardrobe onto the floor

______ nearly put his dog The story you will hear is about a problem child. Before listening, look at the words below and make sure you understand them. into the washing machine

Listen to it again and answer the questions. Make brief notes of your answers

1. How old was Daniel and how did he manage to “hijack’ his family car?

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2. How does his mother explain his wrongdoing?

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3. Does Daniel look like a naughty boy?

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4. Why did he want to put the dog into the washing machine?

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5. Why don’t their neighbours speak to them?

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6. Why was one of his crimes most expensive?

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7. What does his mother think of his future?

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8. Unlike at home, why is he well-behaved in school?

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9. What does the speaker mean when she The story you will hear is about a problem child. Before listening, look at the words below and make sure you understand them. calls him the naughtiest little boy in England: the most famous or the most notorious? Why?

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10. Will his baby sister as naughty as him when she grows up?

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5. Look at the definition below. In your opinion, does Daniel fall under this definition? Why (not)?

A problem child is a child whose behaviour causes problems for other people.

Part 2

6. You will hear Daniel’s father sharing his methods of dealing with Daniel when he is looking after him. First, look at the words below and make sure you understand them.

to get away with – to avoid punishment (сойти с рук; избежать наказания The story you will hear is about a problem child. Before listening, look at the words below and make sure you understand them.). You won't get away with it — Тебе это так даром не пройдет.

to slap (a naughty child) – to hit him with the palm of your hand.

to deal with (children, especially naughty) - You bad boy, I'll deal with you later! — Я с тобой поговорю потом, негодник I'll deal with him — Я им еще займусь.

to give smb a telling off – to speak to someone angrily because they have done smth wrong.

to get up to - to do something, especially something slightly bad.

to stay around (here) – to stay at home

to take things apart - to separate something The story you will hear is about a problem child. Before listening, look at the words below and make sure you understand them. into all its different parts

menace – threat

inquisitive - asking too many questions and trying to find out too many details about something or someone.

Dennis the Menace - a character in a US cartoon strip. Dennis is a little boy with light hair who is always causing problems, even though he does not intend to. He especially likes to play with his neighbour, Mr Wilson, who usually gets

very annoyed with him (Деннис-бесенок).


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