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You are young yet, arent you?

Did you sell your old piano?

You are young for your years.

Which is the yellowest month of the year? Guess, guess.

Aprils the yellowest month of the year? Yes, yes!

The farm

(By Archibald Madeish)

Who do you listen, trees?

Why do you wait?

Why do you fumble at the breeze


With hopeless fluttering hands

Stare down the vanished road beyond the gate

That no longer stands?

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measure, pleasure, leisure

vision, decision, invasion

mirage, garage, rouge

His pleasure and joy knew no measure.

After much persuasion she took a decision.

A mirage is an illusion.

On the Sand

(By Alfred H.Miles)

Digging for treasure?

Hay, not a bit of it.

Digging for pleasure?

Aye, theres a wilt of it.

Digging for treasure,

We dig all day.

With never a measure

For labour day.

Digging for pleasure,

We surely earn

A spadeful of treasure

At every turn.


see, say, sit

miss, pass, class

sweet, swim, switch

It makes no sence.

I cant accept such a poor excuse.

Petes numerous absences from school must be stopped.

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea

To see what he could see, see, see,

Bud all that he could see, see, see

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

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these, those, they

either, neither, rather

with, bathe, booth

The less men think, the more they talk.

They couldnt tell one brother from another.

You never know with the weater.

The more we study, the more we kno,

The more we know, the more we forget.

The more we forget, the less we know.

The less we know, the less we forget.

The less we forget, the more we know.

We study?


let, look, life, little

help, health, clever, clean

people, shall, tell.

All is well that ends well.

The girl doesnt feet well.

The child is old enough to go to school.

Little Lady Lily lost her lovely locket.

Lucky little Lucy found the lovely locket.

Lovely little locket lay in Lucys pocket.

Lazy little Lily lost her lovely locket.


peace, happy, lip, speak

part, poppy, top, spell

Present company excepted.

Stop playing Pantaloon.

Pats as proud as a peacock.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers. Peter Piper picked.

It Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Wheres the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

A Dialogue

How do you do? Im Parker

How do you do? Barker.


Oh, Parker with a P.

With a P, yes.

Er Im Barker.

A. Barker with a B, of course.

B. A B, yes.

A. Ah.

B. Mm.

Er well, good bye, Barker,

Good bye, Parker.


boy, cab, about, obtain, cabman

ball, sob, hobby, sobbed

Barbara is as busy as a bee.

Bob lives at the back of beyond.

Bob is a big bug.

Betty bought a bit of butter,

But the butter was bitter.

When she put it in her batter.

And the batter became bitter.

And the batter became bitter.

Then she bought some better butter,

Better butter, oh, dear.

A Dialogue

Seven days old! Shes a lovely baby!

Shes a beautiful baby!

And she is a clever baby!

She is a very clever baby!

However her vocabulary isnt so big.

Il isnt very big, no.

Not very big.

But its big for a baby of her age.


take, kettle, best, tail

minute, forty, table, blunt

1. I gave him lit for tat.

2. Its a pity he is so timid.

3. That will take time.

4. The train is twenty minutes behind the time.

5. I dont want to take this toast.

6. Two tired teachers were trying to turn their attention to the time-table.

Timothy Trotter trots to town.

To shop for his pet rabbit.

Lettuce he buys and carrot tops.

For thats his weekly habbit.


dog, said, ready, couldnt

date, bad, leader, bad, dog, hidden

1. The kids as good as gold.

2. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

3. Dumb dogs are dangerous.

The Time Table of Lazy-Bones Grundy

Lazy bones Grundy

Must do sums on Monday,

And today it is Tuesday,

Says Lazy-bones Grundy,

So Ill do it on Wednesday,

If not, then on Thursday,

Or even on Friday.

Says Lazy bones Grundy.

Now, very soon comes Friday

And Saturday comes,

But Lazy-bones Gruendy

Has no time for sums.

Never mind, says Grundy,

Ill do it on Sunday.

A Dialogue

Many we play in the mud, Mother?

Dont you dare play there!

Father doesnt mind we play in the mud, Mother.

Father doesnt wash your dirty clothes, dear.

[m], [n]

me, my, miss

him, sum, some

seems, times, rooms

1. Many men, many minds.

2. Time what may.

3. The name slipped my memory.

no, nor, near

in, on, sun, son

since, aunt, sent, went

ninth, tenth, in the

1. No sooner said than done.

2. In need men know their friends.

3. Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain.

If many men knew what many men know,

If many men went where many men go,

If many men did what many men do,

The world would be better, I think so, dont you?

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sing, sang, song

singing, longing, learing

think, ankle, monkey,

1. Thanks for calling.

2. Everythings going wrong.

3. Anythings better than going on doing nothing.

I was going along, along, along,

Singing a comical song, song, song.

The lane that I went was so long

And the song that I sang was so long

And so I want singing along.


There was a rat, his tail was long,

But he stole some bread

Which was certainly wrong.

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream.


Baby Hedgehogs good as gold!

Who knows why theyre not too bold?

Mother keeps the ones she loves

Well in hand with hedgehog gloves.

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She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.

The shells she sells are sea-shells, Im sure.

So, if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore

Then Im sure she sells sea-shore shells.

[ z ]

Its cold and still, the wind is away,

And little Jack Frost is busy today.

He nips my cheeks, he nips my nose,

And before I can catch him away he goes.


Im a scary little hare, with floppy, ears,

One here, one there.

My feet are bare.

Poor little hare always full of fears!

The Baby Hare, you should not cry.

Bare fect are fleet fect,

Long cars help you hear.

But its bad and very sad to be so full of fear.


As I was going to St.- Ives

S met a man with seven wives.

Every wife had seven sacks,

Every sack had seven cats

Every cat had seven kits.

Kits, cats, sacks and wives,

How many of them were going to St. - Ives.

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Thomas thinks of terrible things

And to the troubled teacher brings

Things that sing and things that sting,

Things that ping and ring and fling

And of all these things he thinks nothing.

[ ]

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck

If a wood-chuck could chuck wood?

He would chuck as much wood

As a wood-chuck would chuck

If a wood-chuck could chuck wood.

[ ]

Jack and Jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown

And Jill came tumbling after.


Why do you cry, Willy?

Why do you cry?

Why, Willy? Why, Willy?

Why, Willy? Why?

Whenever we meet you,

You always cry.

Why, Willy? Why, Willy?

Why, Willy? Why?

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