1. Read the text and mark the following statements «True» or «False».
1 The mule in the story was young and strong. FALSE
2 The farmer wanted to help the mule, but didn’t know how to do it. FALSE
3 The farmer had made a decision to leave the mule in the well. TRUE
4 The neighbours came to help the farmer to pull out the mule. FALSE
5 First the mule was in despair. TRUE
6 The mule quickly realized how he could step up. TRUE
7 The old mule couldn’t get rid of panic. FALSE
8 It was a hard and often painful job of shaking the dirt off and stepping up. TRUE
9 The mule managed to change the situation in his favour. TRUE
10 The moral of the story is: life is impossible without problems. FALSE
2. Complete the text with the correct words from the table.
Author J. K. Rowling is open to the possibility that she may write (1) another Harry Potter book. Or maybe even (2) a few more. That’s what she (3) told talk show host Oprah Winfrey in an interview recently.
The Harry Potter series beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and ending with (4) the seventh novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, (5) brought Rowling international fame. More (6) than 400 million books (7) have been sold worldwide. The series also made her one of the richest (8) women in Britain, according to Forbes magazine. So (9) will we see another Harry Potter novel in the very near future? Probably not very soon. Rowling says she’s moved on to a new phase in her writing. In the meantime, kids can always close their eyes, wave a wand... and (10) make a wish.