1．Do you like Cinderella? Write three to five adjectives to describe the girl according to the story you hear on the tape.
2．Write three to five adjectives to describe her stepmother and stepsisters according to the story you hear on the tape.
3．What jobs was Cinderella made to do at home?
4．What chores did Cinderella have to finish before she could go to the royal ball?
Once upon a time, in a tiny kingdom, there was a gentle and lovely girl named Cinderella. She lived with her cruel stepmother and two ugly stepsisters. They were jealous of Cinderella's goodness and beauty, and made her work night and day. The mice and the birds were Cinderella's only friends.
Cinderella did all the cooking, scrubbing, washing and mending, while her selfish stepsisters did nothing. But Cinderella never complained. She believed that some day her dreams of happiness would come true.
“A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep.
In dreams you will lose your heart ache, whatever you wish for you change.
Have faith in your dreams, and someday your rainbow will come smiling through.
No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true!”
one day, an invitation arrived from the King. That night a royal ball was to be held in honor of the Prince. Every young maiden in the kingdom was commanded to attend. Cinderella was very excited“That means I can go too! ”Here stepsisters just laugh.
“ But the announcement said every maiden was to attend. ”
“Very well, Cinderella, you can go----after you finish all your chores. Now, wash this slip for me. Mend these buttonholes. Where's my sash? Press this dress. Curl my hair. Oh, and find my fan. ”
They kept Cinderella busy all day long. Then it was time to leave. “Why, Cinderella, it's time to go. You're not even dressed for the ball!”
“I didn't have time to dress.”But the wicked stepsisters just laughed and left for the ball.
Cinderella tried not to feel badly.“ Oh, well. What's a royal ball? I suppose it would be frightfully dull and, and…completely wonderful.”She burst into tears and ran away into the garden.
“I thought someday my dreams would come true, ”sobbed Cinderella.“Now I'll never get to the royal ball. ”
“Yes, you will, child, but we must hurry.”Cinderella looked up, and there stood her fairy godmother.
“Let's see, now, ”said the fairy godmother.“I'll need a pumpkin. and some mice. ”Then she waved her magic wand and sang these magic words, “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!”
“Sali gadula mitcha gaboola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.
Put them together and what have you got?
Sali gadula mitcha gaboola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.
It'll do magic believe it or not bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.
Now sali gadula mean and mitcha gaboola roo.
And the thing-a-ma-bob that does the job is bibbidi-bob-bidi-boo.
Nidi di dum ta diddly doo la bibbidi-bobbidi-boo…”To Cinderella's amazement, the pumpkin became a splendid coach, and the mice turned into elehant horses.
“Oh, this is wonderful, ”cried Cinderella. But then she looked down at her rags.“I'll need a…”
“A coachman, of course, ”interrupted the fairy godmother. And she changed a horse into the coachman.
“Now hop in, my dear! You mustn't be late.”
“But don't you think my dress… ”
“Lovely, my dear, ”began the fairy godmother. Then she looked again. “Oh, good heavens, child! You can't go in that. Bibbidi Bobbidi, Bibbidi Bobbidi, Boo! ”
And there stood Cinderella in the loveliest gown she had ever seen. On her tiny feet were delicate glass slippers.