It was in South America.
A rich Spaniard was riding home when suddenly his horse fell lame. As it happened far from his home he did not know what to do for he saw that his horse would not be able to bring him home. A little later he met an Italian riding on a fine horse and asked him to exchange the horses. The Indian refused to do this. But the Spaniard, being much stronger than the Italian, made him give up his horse. And the Spaniard rode away, leaving his lame horse to the Indian who was soon left far behind. But the Indian followed him and came to the town where he found the Spaniard. He went to a judge and said that the Spaniard had stolen his horse.
Then the Spaniard was asked to swear that the horse was his own and he had had it for many years. Then the Indian asked to send for the horse. This was done. And the Indian said: “This man swears that he has had this horse for many years; let him therefore tell you in which of the eyes the horse is blind.”
The Spaniard said at once: “In the right eye”.
“You are wrong”, said the Indian. “Neither in the right nor in the left, it is not blind at all.”
And so the horse was returned to the Indian.
1. Выясните, верно ли высказывание:
1) A Spaniard was a poor man.
2) The horse wasn’t able to bring the Spaniard home.
3) The Spaniard left his horse to the Indian.
4) The Indian wanted to return his horse.
5) The Indian’s horse was blind.
2. Заполните пропуски подходящими по смыслу словами:
A rich Spaniard’s horse suddenly fell… a) ill; b) lame; c) down.
The Spaniard met an Indian… a)riding on a fine horse; b) selling goods;
c) watching him.
The Spaniard wanted to… a) buy Indian’s horse; b) blind his horse;
c) exchange the horses.
The Spaniard took the Indian’s horse and… a) fell lame; b) followed him;
c) rode away.
The Indian got to town and went to…a) his wife; b) a judge; c) a shop.
3. Найдите и выпишите из текста английские эквиваленты:
1)ехать на лошади 6) на правый глаз 2) захромать 7) быть неправым
3) обменяться лошадями
4) бросить свою лошадь
5) индеец последовал за ним
4. Задайте вопросы к предложению:
The Indian refused to do this.
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