This story is very old. It is not true, but many children like it. A husband and a wife had no children and they were very sad. There were many nice flowers in their garden, and one day they found a little boy in one flower. He was as small as a man’s thumb. They called him Tom Thumb.
Tom’s mother was very happy. She made nice clothes for her boy. He had a green coat and yellow trousers. On his head he had a yellow hat. His mother made little boots for him. Tom liked his clothes. But he wanted a sword and a shield. He wanted to be a soldier. Mother gave him a needle for a sword and a button for a shield.
One day he went for a walk. He met two men. He did not know them.
to be sad-տխուր լինել
to go for a walk-գնալ զբոսանքի
Choose the right word.
A husband and wife had no children (had, had no).
One day they found a boy in a flower (a boy, a girl).
He had agreen coat (yellow, green).
He had yellow trousers (red, yellow).
He had a yellow hat (yellow, white).
His mother made little boots (big, little).
She gave Tom a needle for a sword (sword, shield).
She gave Tom button for a shield (button, needle).
Choose the right form.
Tom played computer games yesterday (plays, played).
Mother is making a cake in the kitchen now (makes, is making).
Mr. Brown washes his car every week (washes, is washing).
The boys watched a football game last week (watched, are watching).
Mrs. Smith grows flowers in her garden (grows, is growing).
He does his lessons after dinner (is doing, does).
Jack read many English books last year (read, reads).
Use the verbs in brackets in the correct form.
Jimmy usually get up (to get up) early in the morning.
The teacher is writing (to write) new words on the chalkboard now.
Mary cleaned (to clean) her room yesterday.
We usually watch (to watch) TV in the evening.
The children are playing (to play) in the yard now.
Last week Tom and Suzy visited (to visit) their grandparents.
The men said to him: “You can help us. We found some gold. Help to get it and then we can share the gold”. Tom was very happy. He wanted to give the gold to his parents, because they were very poor. The two men took him to a house. The house had a window with bars.
“You are very small”, they said, “You can get through the bars. There are many gold coins in the house. Take the coins and come back. Then we can share them”.
Tom got into the room and brought the coins to the window. When he finished he said to them:
“Now, take me down, please”. But the men didn’t take him down. They laughed and ran away. Tom began to cry.
There were some trees near the window. Tom climbed down one of the trees and fell on the ground. One of the coins was there. “This is my gold”, Tom said. “I shall take it. I shall give it to my parents. They will be very happy”. He took the coin home and gave it to his parents. But the gold coins belonged to the King. The next day the King went to the house, but there were not any gold coins there. “Send my soldiers to find the gold”, the King ordered. The soldiers came to Tom’s house and found the gold coin there. They took Tom’s parents to the King. “These people took your gold”, they said.
Tom went to the King and told him about the two men. Soon the Kings soldiers found the men. The King got his gold and punished the men. He didn’t punish Tom. Tom went home with his parents. They were very happy.