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‘My dear boy,’ said Grandpa Joe, Beginner

raising himse lf up a little higher


on his pillow, ‘Mr Willy Wonka Elementary

is the most amazing, the mostfantastic, Для начинающих


the most extraordinary
chocolate maker the world Pre-Intermediate
has ever seen! I thought Для продолжающих
everybody knew that! ’ первого уровня
‘I knew he was famous, Grandpa Joe,
and I knew he was very clever Intermediate
‘С/ever/’ cried the old man. Для продолжающих
‘He’s more than that! He’s a magician второго уровня
with chocolate! He can make
anything - anything he-wants! ’ Upper Intermediate
Для продолжающих
третьего уровня

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Английский клуб
Роалд Дал

ЧАРЛИ
и ШОКОЛАДНАЯ
ФАБРИКА
О Адаптация текста, комментарий,
р упражнения, словарь, Г. И. Бардиной

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Серия «Английский клуб» включает книги и учебные посо­


бия, рассчитанные на пять этапов изучения английского
языка: Elementary (для начинающих), Pre-Intermediate
(для продолжающих первого уровня). Intermediate (для
продолжающих второго уровня), Upper Intermediate (для
продолжающих третьего уровня) и Advanced (для совер­
шенствующихся ).

Серийное оформление А. М. Драгового

Д а л , Р.
Д15 Чарли и шоколадная фабрика / Роалд Дал; адаптация тек­
ста, коммент., упражнения, словарь Г. И. Бардиной. — М.:
Айрис-пресс, 2009. — 192 с.: ил. — (Английский клуб). — (До­
машнее чтение).
ISBN 9 78-5-8112-3471-4

Книга представляет собой адаптацию увлекательной повести известного


английского писателя Роалда Дала о захватывающих приключениях Чарли
Бакета. мальчика из бедной семьи, неожиданно для всех и для н ею самого
ставшего наследником эксцентричного шоколадного магната Вилли Вонки.
Каждая глава книги сопровождается упражнениями для отработки и
закрепления навыков речевой деятельности, англо-русским словарем, а
также лексико-грамматическим комментарием.
Книга предназначена учащимся школ, гимназий, лицеев, а также ш и ­
рокому кругу лии. изучающих английский язык самостоятельно.

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Перевод заданий к упражнениям
1. Answer the questions. — Ответьте на вопросы.
2. Choose the right words from the box and use them in the
sentences. — Выберите слова из рам ки и употребите их в
предложениях.
3. Compare how the kids looked at the beginning o f the story
and how they looked now. — Сравните, как дети выглядели
в начале кн и ги и в конце.
4. Complete the sentences. — Закончите предлож ения.
5. Circle the odd word out. — Обведите слово, не подходящее
по смыслу.
6. Decide when you can say this. — В какой ситуации вы
можете так сказать?
7. Describe to your group-mates. — О пи ш ите своим това­
рищ ам.
8. Discuss in class. — Обсудите в классе.
9. Draw a sketch-portrait. — Составьте словесны й портрет.
10. Express your opinion and answer the wAy-questions. —
Выразите свое м нение, ответив на вопросы «почему».
11. Fill in the chart with the words. — Зап олн ите таблицу.
12. Fill in the prepositions (one and the same preposition). —
Вставьте предлоги (один и тот же предлог).
13. Find the following phrasal verbs in the text, translate them
and use them in your own sentences. — Найдите следующие
фразовы е глаголы в тексте, переведите их и употребите
в своих предложениях.
14. Follow-up. — Д ополнительное задание.
15. For each adjective on the list think of at least one noun that
can b.e used with it. — К каждому прилагательному из
сп и ска подберите хотя бы одно сущ ествительное.
16. Form adjectives from the nouns below. — О бразуй те
прилагательные из приведенных ниже существительных.
17. Give advice to your friend. — Д айте совет своему другу.
18. Look at the tip. — П осм отрите на образец.
19. M ake up mini-dialogues. — Составьте м ини-диалоги.
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20. M ake up sentences out of the words. — Составьте из слов
предложения.
21. M atch the exclamations in the left-hand column with the
kid’s name in the right-hand column. — Найдите соответ­
ствия между восклицаниями и именем ребенка, о кото­
ром это было сказано.
22. M atch the questions with the answers. — Найдите соот­
ветствия между вопросами и ответами.
23. M atch the two parts o f the sentences. — Найдите соот­
ветствия между частями предложений.
24. M atch the words in the left-hand column with their defini­
tions in the right-hand column. — Найдите соответствия
между словами и их определениями.
25. Put as many questions as you can. — Поставьте как можно
больше вопросов к предложению.
26. Put numbers to arrange the sentences in the right order. —
Пронумеруйте предложения, чтобы расположить их в
правильном порядке.
27. Put the sentences in the right order. — Расставьте предло­
жения в правильном порядке.
28. Role-play the conversation. — Разыграйте разговор по ролям.
29. Say in one word. Fill in missing letters in the words below. —
Замените выражения одним словом. Вставьте недостаю­
щие буквы.
30. Say “true” or “false”. If “false”, give the right answer. —
Скажите, «верно» или «неверно». Если утверждение
«неверно», дайте правильный ответ.
31. Say who said it and when. — Скажите, кто это сказал и в
какой ситуации.
32. See who scores more. — Сравните результаты.
33. Sum up the chapter in 2 - 4 sentences. — Суммируйте
содержание главы в нескольких предложениях.
34. Think of another title to the chapter. — Придумайте другое
название главы.
35. Translate the sen ten ces into R ussian. — П ереведите
предложения на русский язык.
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36. Try and guess. — Попробуйте угадать.
37. Use a dictionary, if necessary. — Если нужно, используйте
словарь.
38. Use these exclamations in your own sentences. — Употребите
данные восклицания в своих предложениях.
39. U se these phrases in your own sentences. — Употребите
данные фразы в своих собственных предложениях.
40. Use the words below to connect the pairs o f sentences. —
Соедините пары предложений с помощью приведенных
ниже слов.
41. Write 1—13 next to the correct word. — Подпишите цифры
напротив соответствующего слова.
42. Write down in two columns. — Выпишите в две колонки.
43. Write out the names o f colours. Add as many names o f col­
ours as you can to this list. — Выпишите все названия
цветов. Добавьте как мож но больше слов, обозначаю ­
щих цвет.
44. Write the opposite o f the words. — Напиш ите слова,
противоположные по смыслу.

Принятые сокращения

adj adjective прилагательное


adv adverb наречие
conj conjunction сою з
int interjection междометие
n noun существительное
phr v phrasal verb фразовый глагол
pi plural множественное число
prep preposition предлог
pron pronoun местоимение
past Past Simple или Past Participle
There are five children in this book:

AUGUSTUS GLOOP
A greedy boy

V E R U C A SALT
A girl who is spoiled by her parents

V IOLET B E A U R E G A R D E
A girl who chews all day long

M IK E TEAVEE
A boy who does nothing but watch television

and
C H A R L IE BU C K ET
The hero
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HERE COMES CHARLIE

These two very old people are the father and m other o f
M r Bucket. Their names are G ran dp a Joe and G ran d m a Jose­
phine.
And these two very old people are the father and m other
o f Mrs Bucket. Their nam es are G randpa George and G ra n d ­
m a G eorgina.
This is M r Bucket. This is Mrs Bucket. M r and Mrs
Bucket have a small boy whose nam e is Charlie Bucket.
This is Charlie.
How d ’you do? And how d ’you do? And how d ’you do
again? He is pleased to meet you.

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The whole of this family — the six grown-ups (count them )
and little Charlie Bucket — live together in a small wooden house1
on the edge o f a great town.
The house wasn’t large enough for so m any people, and
life was extremely uncomfortable for them all. There were only
two rooms in the place altogether, and there was only one bed.
The bed was given to the four old grandparents because they were
so old and tired. They were so tired, they never got out o f it.
G randpa Joe and G randm a Josephine on this side, G ran d ­
pa George and G ran d m a G eorgina on this side.
M r and Mrs Bucket and little Charlie Bucket slept in the
other room , upon mattresses on the floor.
In the sum m ertim e, this w asn’t too bad, but in the w in­
ter, freezing cold draughts blew across the floor all night long,
and it was awful.
There was no chance for them to buy a better house —
or even one more bed to sleep in. They were too poor for that.
M r Bucket was the only person in the family with a job.
He worked in a toothpaste factory, where he all day long
screwed the little caps on to the tops o f the tubes o f toothpaste
after the tubes had been filled. But a toothpaste cap-screw er is
never paid very m uch money, and poor M r Bucket, however
hard he worked, and however fast he screwed on the caps, could
never make enough to buy one half of the things that so large a
family needed2. There w asn’t even enough m oney to buy proper

1 The whole of this family... live together in a small wooden house —


В данном предложении под словом family имеются в виду все м е­
ны этой семьи, и поэтому глагол live употребляется в форме
3 лица множественного числа.
2 poor Mr Bucket, however hard he worked, and however fast he
screwed on the caps, could never make enough to buy one half of the
things that so large a family needed — сколько бы ни работал
бедный мистер Бакет, и сколько бы крышечек на тюбиках он
ни чаворачивал, он не мог и наполовину обеспечить такую боль­
шую семью
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food for them all. The only meals they could afford were bread
and margarine for breakfast, boiled potatoes and cabbage for
lunch, and cabbage soup for supper. Sundays were a bit bet­
ter. They all looked forward to Sundays because then, although
they had exactly the same, everyone was allowed a second
helping.
The Buckets, o f course, d id n ’t starve, but every one of
them had a horrible em pty feeling in their tummies.
Charlie felt it worst of a ll.1 And although his father and
m o th er often went w ithout their own share o f lunch or supper
so that they could give it to him , it still w asn’t enough for a
growing boy. He desperately w anted som ething more filling and
satisfying than cabbage and cabbage soup. The one thing he
wanted m ore th an anything else was... C H O C O L A T E .
Walking to school in the mornings, Charlie could see choc­
olate in the shop windows, and he would stop and stare and press
his nose against the glass, his mouth watering like mad2. M any
times a day, he would see other children taking bars o f choco­
late out of their pockets3 and munching them greedily, and that,
o f course, was real torture.
Only once a year, on his birthday, Charlie Bucket tasted
a bit o f chocolate. The whole family saved up their m oney for
that special occasion, and when the great day arrived, Charlie
was always presented with one small chocolate bar to eat all by
himself. And each time he received it, on those marvellous
birthday mornings, he would place it carefully in a small wooden

1 Charlie felt it worst of all. — И Чарли это ощущение мучило


больше всех.
2 his mouth watering like mad — и у него текли слюни
3 he would see other children taking bars of chocolate out of their
pockets — он видел, как другие дети доставали плитки шокола­
да из своих карманов (В этом предложении, как и во многих
других, встречающихся в этой книге, автор использует глагол
would для выражения часто повторяющегося привычного действия
в прошлом.)
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box that he owned, and treasure it like a bar o f gold1, and for the
next few days, he would allow him self only to look at it, but
never to touch it. Then at last, when he could stand it no long­
er2, he would take a tiny nibble — just enough to last it. The
next day, he would take another tiny nibble, and so on, and so
on. And in this way, Charlie would make his sixpenny bar of
birthday chocolate last him for more than a month.3
But I haven’t yet told you about the one awful thing that
tortured little Charlie, the lover o f chocolate. This thing, for
him, was far worse than seeing bars of chocolate in the shop
windows4 or watching other children m unching chocolate right
in front o f him. It was the most terrible torturing thing you could
imagine, and it was this:
In the town itself, actually near the house in which Charlie
lived, there was an E N O R M O U S C H O C O L A TE FACTORY!
Just imagine that!
And it w asn’t simply an ordinary enormous chocolate fac­
tory. It was the largest and most famous in the whole world! It
was W O N K A ’S FACTORY, owned by a m an called M r Willy
W onka, the greatest inventor and m aker o f chocolates that

1 he would place it carefully in a small wooden box that he owned,


and treasure it like a bar of gold — он обычно осторожно клал ее
в свою деревянную шкатулку и берег, как самое дорогое сокро­
вище (аналогичный случай употребления глагола would)
2 Then at last, when he could stand it no longer — Но когда он
уже не мог больше этого выносить
3 And in this way, Charlie would make his sixpenny bar of birthday
chocolate last him for more than a month. — И таким образом
Чарли растягивал подаренную ему на день рождения плитку
шоколада больше, чем на месяц. ( еще один случай употребле­
ния глагола would для выражения привычного, повторяющегося
действия)
4 This thing, for him, was far worse than seeing bars of chocolate
in the shop windows — Для него это было гораздо хуже, чем
видеть плитки шоколада в витрине магазина
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there has ever been. A nd what a marvellous place it was! It had
huge iron gates leading into it, and a high wall surrounding it,
and smoke com ing from its chim neys, and strange sounds c o m ­
ing from deep inside it. And outside the walls, for h alf a mile
around in every direction, there was a heavy rich smell o f c h o c­
olate in the air!
Twice a day, on his way to and from school, little Charlie
Bucket had to walk right past the gates o f the factory. And every
time he went by, he would begin to walk very, very slowly, and
he would hold his nose high in the air and take long deep sniffs
o f the chocolaty smell all around him.
Oh, how he loved that smell!
And oh, how he wished he could go inside the factory and
see what it was like!

Helpful Words
grown-up n взрослый человек
edge n зд. окраи на
draught n сквозняк
screw v завинчивать
cap n зд. кры ш ка тю бика
afford v позволять себе
look forward to phr v с нетерпением ждать чего-либо
helping п порция
starve v голодать
tummy п живот
share п доля
desperately adv очень, отчаянн о
filling adj зд. п лотны й, сы тны й
shop window п витрина м агазина
munch v жевать
greedily adv ж адно
torture п мука, мучение
save up phr v зд. беречь, приберегать
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treasure v хранить (сокровище и т. п.)
nibble п зд. чуточка, капелька
enormous adj огромный
sniff п зд. вдох, втягивание носом

Exercises
1 Answer the questions.
a) How big was C harlie’s family? C ount them.
b) Was their house large enough for so many people?
Was life there comfortable for them all?
c) Could they buy a better house? Why or why not?
d) W ho was the only person with a job in the family?
e) What kind o f meals could they afford?
0 What thing did little Charlie want more than anything
else?
g) W hen could he taste a bit o f chocolate? How did he
usually eat it?
h) W hat was the most terrible thing for Charlie, who
was the lover o f chocolate?
i) Was it an ordinary chocolate factory?
j) W hy every tim e Charlie went by the factory did he
begin to walk very, very slowly?
k) What was his biggest wish?

2 Put as many questions as you can.


a) The whole o f the family lived together in a small
wooden house on the edge o f a great town.
b) The bed was given to the four old grandparents be­
cause they were so old and tired.
c) The whole family saved up their m oney for that spe­
cial occasion and when his birthday arrived, Charlie
was always presented with one small chocolate bar to
eat by himself.
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3 Complete the sentences.
a) M r and Mrs Bucket and little Charlie Bucket slept
upon mattresses on the floor. In the sum m ertim e this
w asn’t too bad, but in winter...
b) M r Bucket worked in a toothpaste factory, where
he...
c) The only meals the Buckets could afford were...

4 Choose the right words from the box and use them in the
sentences. Translate these sentences into Russian.

tum m ies
draughts
desperately
starve
last
torture

a) In the winter, freezing c o l d blew across


the floor all night long, and it was awful.
b) The Buckets, o f course, d id n ’t ______ , but
every one o f them had a horrible empty feeling in
their _____________ .
c) Charlie _________ wanted som ething more filling
and satisfying than cabbage and cabbage soup.
d) M any times he would see other children taking bars of
chocolate out o f th eir pockets and th at was real

e) Charlie would make his sixpenny bar o f birthday choc­


olate ______________ him for m ore than a m onth.

5 Use would do in the sentences of your own. Look at the tip


first.
Tip: Many times a day Charlie would see other children taking
bars o f chocolate out of their pockets and munching them.
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6 Discuss in class.
a) How big is your family? W ho are its members?
b) D o you live in a com fortable flat or in a house?
Describe it to your group-m ates.
c) W hat is your biggest wish? Why?
d) W hat present would you like to have for your b irth­
day? Why?

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MR WILLY WONKA’S FACTORY
In the evenings, after he had finished his supper o f watery
cabbage soup, Charlie always went into the room o f his four
grandparents to listen to their stories, and then afterwards to
say good night.
Every one o f these old people was over ninety.1 And, until
Charlie cam e into their room , they lay in their one bed, two at
either end, with nightcaps on to keep their heads warm, dozing
the time away with nothing to do2. But as soon as they heard the
door opening, and heard C harlie’s voice saying, ‘G ood evening,
G randpa Joe and G randm a Josephine, and G randpa George
and G rand m a G eo rg in a,’ then all four o f them would suddenly
sit up, and their old wrinkled faces would light up with smiles of
pleasure3 — and the talking would begin. F or they loved this

1 Every one of these old people was over ninety. — Веем этим
старикам было за девяносто.
2 they lay in their one bed, two at either end, with nightcaps on to keep
their heads warm, dozing the time away with nothing to do — они
лежали в одной кровати по двое валетом (букв, по двое с каждой
стороны), в ночных чепцах, чтобы их головы не мерзли, и посто­
янно дремали, поскольку им было больше нечем заняться
3 their old wrinkled faces would light up with smiles of pleasure — их
старые морщинистые лица всегда освещались улыбкой радости
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little boy. He was the only bright thing in their lives, and his
evening visits were something that they looked forward to all day
long. Often, C harlie’s m other and father would com e in as
well, and stand by the door, listening to the stories that the old
people told; and for perhaps half an h o u r every night, this room
would becom e a happy place, and the whole family would for­
get that it was hungry and poor.
One evening, when Charlie went in to see his grandpar­
ents, he said to them , ‘Is it really true that W onka’s Chocolate
Factory is the biggest in the w orld?’
T r u e ? ’cried all four o f them at once. ‘O f course it’s true!
G o o d heavens, d id n ’t you know that! It’s fifty times as big as
any other!1’
‘And is M r Willy W onka really the cleverest chocolate
m aker in the w orld?’
‘My dear b oy,’ said G randpa Joe, raising him self up a
little higher on his pillow, ‘M r Willy W onka is the most amaz­
ing, the most fantastic, the most extraordinary chocolate m aker
the world has ever seen! I thought everybody knew that!’
‘I knew he was famous, G randpa Joe, and I knew he was
very' clever...’
‘Clever!’ cried the old m an. ‘H e ’s m ore than that! H e ’s a
magician with chocolate! He can make anything — anything he
wants! Isn’t that a fact, my dears?’
The other three old people nodded their heads slowly up
and dawn, and said, ‘Absolutely true. Just as true as can be.2’
And G ran d pa Joe said, ‘You m ean to say I ’ve never told
you about M r Willy W onka and his factory?’
‘N ever,’ answered little Charlie.
‘G o o d heavens above! I d o n ’t know w hat’s the m atter
with me!’
‘Will you tell me now, G ran d pa Joe, please?’

1 It’s fifty times as big as any other! — Она в пятьдесят раз


больше любой другой фабрики.
2 Just as true as can be. — Вернее не бывает.
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‘1 certainly will. Sit down beside me on the bed, my dear,
and listen carefully.’
G randpa Joe was the oldest o f the four grandparents. He
was ninety-six and a half, and that is just about as old as any­
body can be. Like all old people, he was delicate and weak, and
throughout the day he spoke very little. But in the evenings,
when Charlie, his beloved grandson, was in the room , he seemed
in some marvellous way to grow quite young again.
‘Oh, what a man he is, this Mr Willy Wonka!1’ cried Grandpa
Joe. ‘Did you know, for example, that he has himself invented
more than two hundred new kinds o f chocolate bars, each with a
different centre, each far sweeter and creamier and more deli­
cious than anything the other chocolate factories can make!’
‘Perfectly true!’ cried G rand m a Josephine. ‘And he sends
them to all the four corners o f the earth! Isn’t that so. G randpa
Jo e?’
‘It is, my dear, it is. And to all the kings and presidents of
the world as well. But it isn’t only chocolate bars that he makes.
Oh, dear me, no! He also has some really fantastic inventions'.
Did you know that h e ’s invented a way o f making chocolate ice
cream so that it stays cold for hours and hours without being in
the refrigerator? You can even leave it lying in the sun all morn­
ing on a hot day and it won’t go runny!2’
‘But th a t’s impossible'.' said little Charlie, staring at his
grandfather.
‘O f course it’s impossible!’ cried G randpa Joe. ‘It’s c o m ­
pletely absurd ! But M r Willy W onka has done it!’
‘Quite right!’ the others agreed, nodding their heads. ‘Mr
W onka has done it.’
‘And then again,’ G randpa Joe went on speaking very slow­
ly now so that Charlie w ouldn’t miss a word, ‘M r Willy Wonka

1 Oh, what a man he is, this Mr Willy Wonka! — Какой необы к­


новенный человек этот мистер Вонка!
2 You can even leave it lying in the sun all morning on a hot day and
it won’t go runny! — Оно может весь день пролежать на солнце и
не растаять.
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can make marshmallows that taste o f violets, and rich caramels
that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them , and little
sweets that melt away the m om ent you put them between your
lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and
sugar balloons that you can blow up to enorm ous sizes before you
pop them with a pin. And, by a most secret m ethod, he can
make lovely blue birds’ eggs with black spots on them , and when
you put one o f these in your m outh, it gradually gets smaller and
smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little pink
sugary baby bird sitting on the tip o f your tongue.’
G randpa Joe paused and ran his tongue slowly over his
lips. ‘It makes my mouth water just thinking about it 1, ’ he said.
‘M ine, to o ,’ said little Charlie. ‘But please go o n .’
While they were talking, M r and Mrs Bucket, C harlie’s
m other and father, had com e quietly into the room , and now
both were standing just inside the door, listening.
‘Tell Charlie about that crazy Indian p rin ce,’ said G ra n d ­
ma Josephine. ‘H e ’d like to hear th a t.’
‘You m ean Prince Pondicherry?’ said G randpa Joe, and
he began chuckling with laughter.
‘ Completely dotty!’ said G ran d p a George.
‘But very ric h ,’ said G ran d m a Georgina.
‘W hat did he d o ?’ asked Charlie eagerly.
‘L isten,’ said G randpa Joe, ‘and I ’ll tell you.’

Helpful Words

magician n маг, волш ебник


delicate adj зд. худой, тощ ий
invention n изобретение
absurd adj нелепы й, абсурдный
marshmallow n зеф ир

1 It makes my mouth water just thinking about it — От одной


мысли об этом у меня начинают течь слюнки
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violet n ф и алка
suck v сосать
pop v зд. проты кать
pin n булавка
tip n к о н ч и к (язы ка и т. п.)
chuckle v хихикать

Exercises
1 Answer the questions.
a) W here did Charlie go after supper? Why?
b) Charlie was the only bright thing in the lives o f his
grandparents, w asn’t he?
c) W hich o f the four grandparents was the oldest?
d) W hat did G randpa Joe tell Charlie about M r Willy
W onka’s chocolate factory?
e) What could M r Willy W onka make in his factory?

2 Say “true” or “false”. If “false”, give the right answer.


a) Charlie never entered the room w hen his four grand­
parents lay in bed.
b) Often C harlie’s m o th er and father would com e in as
well and stand by the door, listening to the stories that
old people told.
c) The family never forgot that they were poor and hungry.
d) M r Willy W onka’s factory was very small.
e) M r Willy W onka could make only bars o f chocolate.
0 G randpa Joe was the oldest o f the four grandparents,
g) M r Willy W onka sent his chocolate only to the local
shops.

3 Describe to your group-mates.


These are the things M r Willy W onka m ade in his factory:
chocolate bars, chocolate ice-cream, marshmallows, cara­
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mels, little sweets, chewing-gum, sugar balloons, blue birds’
eggs. Describe each o f these products the way G randpa
Joe did. Would you like to taste them ? W hy or why not?

4 Describe Grandpa Joe, the oldest of the four grandparents.

5 Discuss in class.
D o you often talk to your grandparents? W hat stories do
they usually tell you?

3
MR WONKA AND THE INDIAN PRINCE

‘Prince Pondicherry wrote a letter to M r Willy W o n k a ,’


said G ran d p a Joe, ‘and asked him to com e to India and build
him an enorm ous palace entirely out o f chocolate.’
‘Did M r W onka do it, G ra n d p a ?’
‘He did, indeed. And what a palace it was! It had one
hundred rooms, and everything was made o f either dark or light
chocolate1! The bricks were chocolate, and the windows were
chocolate, and all the walls and ceilings were m ade o f ch o c o ­
late, so were the carpets and the pictures and the furniture and
the beds; and when you turned on the taps in the bathroom , hot
chocolate cam e pouring out.
‘W hen it was all finished, M r Wonka said to Prince P o n ­
dicherry, “ I warn you, it w on’t last very long, so you’d better
start eating it right away.”
‘“ N onsense!” shouted the Prince. “ I’m not going to eat
my palace! I ’m not even going to nibble the staircase or lick the
walls! I ’m going to live in it!”

1 everything was made of either dark or light chocolate — все было


сделано или из темного, или из светлого шоколада ( Слово either
имеет значение одно из двух, или ... или.)
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‘But M r W onka was right, o f course, because soon after
this, there cam e a very hot day and the whole palace began to
melt, and then it sank slowly to the ground, and the crazy
prince, who was dozing in the living room at the time, woke up
and found him self swimming around in a huge brown sticky lake
o f chocolate.’
Little Charlie sat very still on the edge o f the bed, staring
at his grandfather. C harlie’s face was bright, and his eyes were
opened so wide you could see the whites all around. ‘Is all this
really true?’ he asked. ‘Or are you pulling my leg?’1
‘I t ’s true!’ cried all four o f the old people at once. ‘O f
course it’s true! Ask anyone you like!’
‘And I ’ll tell you something else th at’s tru e ,’ said G randpa
Joe, and now he leaned closer to Charlie, and lowered his voice
to a soft, secret whisper. ‘Nobody... ever... comes... out!’
‘Out o f w here?’ asked Charlie.
‘A nd... nobody... ever... goes... in!’
‘In where?’ cried Charlie.
‘W onka’s factory, o f course!’
‘G randpa, what do you m ean ?’
‘I m ean workers, C harlie.’
‘Workers?’
‘All factories,’ said G randpa Joe, ‘have workers going in
and out o f the gates in the m ornings and evenings — except
W onka’s! Have you ever seen a single person going into that
place — or com ing o u t? ’
Little Charlie looked slowly aro un d at each o f the four
old faces, one after the other, and they all looked back at
him. T hey were friendly smiling faces, but they were also
quite serious. There was no sign o f joking or leg-pulling on any
o f them .
‘Well? Have youT asked G randpa Joe.

1 ‘Is all this really true?’ he asked. ‘Or are you pulling my leg?’ —
«Это действительно так? — спросил он. — Или ты меня разыг­
рываешь?»
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‘I... 1 really d o n ’t know , G r a n d p a ,’ C harlie stamm ered.
‘Whenever I walk past the factory, the gates seem to be
c lo se d ,1’
‘Exactly!’ said G ran d p a Joe.
‘But there must be people working there...’
‘N ot people, Charlie. N ot ordinary people, anyway.’
‘Then w ho?’ cried Charlie.
‘A h-ha... T h a t’s it, you see... T h a t’s an oth er o f M r Willy
W onka’s clevernesses.’
‘Charlie, d ear,’ Mrs Bucket called out from where she
was standing by the door, ‘it’s tim e for bed. T h a t’s enough for
tonight.’
‘But, M other, I must hear...’
‘Tom orrow , my darling... ’
‘T h a t’s right,’ said G randpa Joe, ‘I’ll tell you the rest o f
it tom orrow evening.’

Helpful Words

palace n дворец
entirely adv полностью , целиком
brick n кирпич
tap n кран (в ванной и т. п.)
warn v предупреждать
last v зд. продержаться
nibble v откусывать
sank v past от sink зд. опускаться
sticky adj л и п к и й
white п белок (глаза)
sign п зн ак, при зн ак
stammer v заикаться

1 Whenever I walk past the factory, the gates seem to be closed. —


Когда бы я ни проходил мимо фабрики, ее ворота всегда зак­
рыты.
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Exercises

Answer the questions.


a) What did Prince Pondicherry' ask M r Willy W onka to
do?
b) What kind o f palace was it?
c) W hat happened to the chocolate palace on a very hot
day?
d) What story did G randpa Joe tell Charlie about the
factory?

Write out from Chapter 3 all the sentences, describing Mr


Wonka’s factory. In your opinion, what was happening behind
its walls? Who was working there?

Make up mini-dialogues. Look at the tip.


Tip: A. — I've won a million dollars in the lottery.
B. — Is this really true? Or are you pulling my leg?
A. — It's true! Of course it’s true! Ask anyone you like!

Discuss in class.
Would you like to live in a house made o f chocolate? Why
or why not?
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THE SECRET WORKERS
The next evening, G ran d p a Joe went on with his story.
‘You see, C harlie,’ he said, not so long ago there used to
be thousands of people working in M r Willy Wonka’s factory1.
Then one day, all o f a sudden, M r W onka had to ask every
single one of them to leave, to go hom e, never to com e back.’
‘But why?’ asked Charlie.
‘Because o f spies.'
‘Spies?’
‘Yes. All the other chocolate makers, you see, had begun
to grow jealous o f the wonderful sweets that M r W onka was

1 not so long ago there used to be thousands of people working in


Mr Willy Wonka’s factory — не так давно на фабрике мистера
Вилди Вонки работали тысячи рабочих ( Оборот used to + инфи­
нитив выражает повторяющее действие в прошлом.)
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making, and they started sending in spies to steal his secret reci­
pes. The spies took jobs in the W onka factory, pretending that
they were ordinary workers, and while they were there, each one
o f them found out exactly how a certain special thing was m ade.’
‘And did they go back to their own factories and tell?’
asked Charlie.
‘Probably,’ answered G randpa Joe, ‘because soon after
that, Fickelgruber’s factory started making an ice cream that
would never melt, even in the hottest sun. Then M r Prodnose’s
factory came out with a chewing-gum that never lost its flavour
however much you chewed it.2 And then M r Slugworth’s factory
began making sugar balloons that you could blow up to huge
sizes before you popped them with a pin and gobbled th em up.
And so on, and so on. And M r Willy W onka shouted, “This is
terrible! I shall be ruined'. There are spies everywhere! I shall
have to close the factory!’”
‘But he d id n ’t do that!’ Charlie said.
‘Oh, yes he did. He told all the workers that he was sorry,
but they would have to go home. Then, he shut the main gates and
fastened them with a chain. And suddenly, W onka’s giant choco­
late factory became silent and deserted. Not a soul went in or out,
and even M r Willy Wonka himself disappeared completely.
‘M onths and m onths went b y ,’ G randpa Joe went on,
‘but still the factory remained closed. And everybody said, “ Poor
M r W onka. He was so nice. A nd he m ade such marvellous
things. But he’s finished now. It s all over.3”
‘T hen something astonishing happened. One day, early in
the m orning, people in the town saw thin colum ns o f white
smoke coming out o f the tops o f the tall chimneys o f the factory!

2 Then Mr Prodnose’s factory came out with a chewing-gum that


never lost its flavour however much you chewed it. — А потом фабри­
ка мистера Продноуза начала выпускать жевательную резинку,
которая, сколько бы вы ее не жевали, не теряла своего вкуса.
3 But he’s finished now. It’s all over. — Но теперь его нет. Все
кончено.
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They stopped and stared. “W hat’s going o n ?” they cried. “ Som e­
o n e ’s lit the furnaces'. M r W onka must be opening up again!”
They ran to the gates, expecting to see them wide open and M r
W onka standing there to welcome his workers back.
‘But no! The great iron gates were still locked, and M r
W onka was nowhere to be seen.
“ ‘But the factory is working!” the people shouted. “Lis­
ten! You can hear the machines! And you can smell the smell o f
melting chocolate in the air!” ’
G ran d p a Joe leaned forward and laid a long bony finger
on C harlie’s knee, and he said softly, ‘But most mysterious o f
all, Charlie, were the shadows in the windows o f the factory.
The people standing on the street outside could see small dark
shadows moving about behind the frosted glass windows.’
‘Shadows o f w hom ?’ said Charlie quickly.
‘T h a t’s exactly what everybody else wanted to know.
“ ‘The place is full o f workers!” the people shouted. “ But
nobody’s gone in! The gates are locked! It’s crazy! N obody ever
com es out, either!”
‘But there was no question at all,’ said G rand p a Joe, that
the factory was running.1 And it’s gone on running ever since,
for these last ten years2. W hat’s m ore, the chocolates and sweets
it’s been making have becom e m ore fantastic and delicious. And
o f course now when M r Wonka invents some new and wonderful
sweet, neither M r Fickelgruber nor Mr Prodnose nor M r Slug-
worth nor anybody else can copy it.3 N o spies can go into the
factory to find out how it is m ad e.’

1 But there was no question at all... that the factory was running. —
Но всем было ясно, что фабрика работает.
2 for theSe last ten years — эти последние десять лет
3 And of course now when Mr Wonka invents some new and wonderful
sweet, neither Mr Fickelgruber nor Mr Prodnose nor Mr Slugworth
nor anybody else can copy it. — И, конечно, теперь, когда мис­
тер Вонка изобретает какую-то новую необычную сладость, ни
мистер Фикелгрубер, ни мистер Продноуз, ни мистер Слагу-
орт, и никто другой не могут выпустить такую же.
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‘But G randpa, who, ’ cried Charlie, '’who is M r W onka
using to do all the work in the factory?’
‘N obody knows, C harlie.’
‘But th a t’s absurd ! H asn ’t someone asked M r W onka?’
‘N obody sees him any more. He never com es out. The
only things that com e out o f that place are chocolates and sweets.
They com e out through a special trap door in the wall, all
packed and addressed, and they are picked up every day by Post
Office trucks.’
‘But G randpa, what sort o f people are they that work in
there?’
‘M y dear b o y ,’ said G randpa Joe, ‘that is one o f the
great mysteries o f the chocolate-m aking world. We know only
one thing about them . They are very small. The shadows that
sometimes appear behind the windows, especially late at night
when the lights are on, are those o f tiny people, people no taller
than my knee.1’
‘There aren ’t any such people,’ Charlie said.
Just then, M r Bucket, C harlie’s father, cam e into the
room. H e was hom e from the toothpaste factory, and he was
waving an evening newspaper excitedly. ‘Have you heard the
news?’ he cried. He held up the paper so that they could see the
huge headline. The headline said:

WONKA FACTORY TO BE O PENED AT LAST


TO LUCKY FEW2

1 The shadows that sometimes appear behind the windows... are


those of tiny people, people no taller than my knee. — За окнами
иногда мелькают тени ... каких-то крохотных человечков, ро­
стом едва доходящих мне до колена.
2 WONKA FACTORY ТО BE OPENED AT LAST TO LUCKY
F E W - ДВЕРИ ФАБРИКИ ВОНКИ НАКОНЕЦ БУДУТ ОТ­
КРЫТЫ ДЛЯ НЕСКОЛЬКИХ СЧАСТЛИВЧИКОВ
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Helpful Words

spy n ш пион
jealous adj зд. завистливый
steal v красть, воровать
recipe n кулинарный рецепт
pretend v притворяться, прикидываться
ruin v зд. разорять
fasten v зд. запирать
deserted adj зд. заброшенный
lit v past от light освещать
furnace п печь
shadow п тень
delicious adj вкусный
trap door п потайная дверь
pick up phr v заезжать и забирать кого-либо или что-либо
headline п газетный заголовок

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.

a) W hy had M r W onka asked all his workers to go hom e


and never to com e back?
b) W hy had all the other chocolate makers begun to grow
jealous o f M r Wonka?
c) Could the other chocolate makers make such w on­
derful things as M r Willy W onka did?
d) How did the people o f the town know that the factory
was working again?
e) Did anyone know who was working in M r W onka’s
factory?
f) W hat news did C harlie’s father bring hom e?

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2 Complete the sentences.

a) All the other chocolate makers had begun to grow


jealous o f the wonderful sweets M r W onka was m ak­
ing and they started...
b) Fickelgruber’s factory started making an ice-cream
that...
c) M r Prodnose’s factory cam e out with a chewing-gum
that...
d) M r Slugworth’s factory began making sugar balloons
that could...
e) N o t a soul went in or out o f the factory and even M r
Willy W onka himself...

3 Put the sentences in the right order.


a) N ot a soul went in or out, and even M r Willy W o n­
ka him self disappeared completely.
b) All the other chocolate makers started sending spies
to steal M r W onka’s secret recipes.
c) Then one day, all o f a sudden, M r W onka had to ask
every single o f his workers to go hom e and never to
com e back.
d) But most mysterious o f all were the shadows in the
windows o f the factory.
e) One day, early in the m orning, people saw thin col­
um ns o f white smoke com ing out o f the tops o f tall
chim neys o f the factory.
0 M r W onka never com es out. The only things that
com e out o f that place are chocolates and sweets.
g) The h ead lin e said: W O N K A F A C T O R Y T O BE
O P E N E D A T LAST TO L U C K Y FEW.
h) Just then C harlie’s father cam e into the room waving
a newspaper excitedly.
i) He held up the paper so that everyone could see the
huge headline.
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4 Discuss in class.
D o you know any mysterious stories like the one about Mr
W onka’s factory? Share them with your group-m ates.

5 Sum up Chapter 4 in 2—4 sentences.

5
THE GOLDEN TICKETS

‘You m ean people are actually going to be allowed to go


inside the factory?’ cried G randpa Joe. ‘Read us what it says —
quickly!’
‘All right,’ said M r Bucket, ‘L isten.’

EVENING BULLETIN
M r Willy Wonka, the confectionery genius
whom nobody has seen fo r the last ten years,
sent out the following notice today:

I, W illy W o n k a , h a v e d e c id e d to a llo w five


c h ild r e n — j u s t fiv e , m in d y o u , a n d n o m o re — to
visit m y fa c to ry th is y ear. T h e s e lu c k y five will be
shown around p e rs o n a lly by m e , a n d th e y will see
all th e se c re ts a n d th e m a g ic o f m y fa c to ry . T h e n ,
a t th e e n d o f th e to u r , as a sp ec ial p re s e n t, all o f
th e m will b e g iv e n e n o u g h c h o c o la te s a n d sw eets
to last t h e m fo r th e rest o f t h e i r lives! So watch out
fo r the Golden Tickets / ' F iv e G o l d e n T ic k e ts hav e

1 So watch out for the Golden rickets!— Ищите Золотые Билеты!


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b e e n p r in te d o n g o ld e n p a p e r, a n d th e s e five G o l d e n
T ic k e ts h av e b e e n h id d e n underneath th e o r d in a ry
wrapping p ap er1 o f five o r d in a ry b a rs o f c h o c o la te .
T h e s e five c h o c o la te b a rs m a y be a n y w h e re — in
a n y s h o p in a n y s tre e t in a n y to w n in a n y c o u n tr y
in th e w o rld — u p o n a n y c o u n t e r w h e re W o n k a ’s
S w eets are sold. A n d th e five lu c k y fin d e rs o f th e se
five G o l d e n T ic k e ts a re th e only o n e s w h o will visit
m y fa c to ry a n d see w h a t i t ’s like now inside! G o o d
lu c k to y o u all, a n d h a p p y h u n tin g ! (Signed W illy
W o n k a .)

‘The m a n ’s dottyV m uttered G ran dm a Josephine.


‘H e ’s brilliant!’ cried G ran d p a Joe. ‘H e ’s a magician!
Just imagine what will happen now! The whole world will be
searching fo r those G olden Tickets! Everyone will be buying
W onka’s chocolate bars in the hope o f finding one! H e ’ll sell
more than ever before! Oh, how exciting it is to find one!’
‘And all the chocolate and sweets that you could eat for
the rest o f your life — freeV said G ran d p a George. ‘Just im ag­
ine that!’
‘T hey’d have to deliver them in a truck!’ said G rand m a
Georgina.
‘It makes me quite ill to think o f it,’ said G ran d m a Jose­
phine.
‘Nonsense!’ cried G randpa Joe. ‘W ould n’t it be some­
thing, Charlie, to open a bar o f chocolate and see a G olden
Ticket inside!’
‘It certainly would, G randpa. But there isn’t a h o p e ,’
Charlie said sadly. ‘I only get one bar a year.’

1 wrapping paper (= wrapper) — оберточная бумага, обертка


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‘You never know, darling,’ said G ran d m a Georgina. ‘It’s
your birthday next week. You have as much chance as anybody
e lse .1’
‘I ’m afraid that simply isn’t tru e ,’ said G randpa George.
‘The kids who are going to find the G olden Tickets are the ones
who can afford to buy bars o f chocolate every day. O ur Charlie
gets only one a year. There isn’t a h o p e.’

Helpful Words

confectionery adj кондитерский


genius n гений
notice n объявление
show around phr v показы вать (ф абрику, дом и т. п.)
underneath prep внизу, под
sign v подписы вать
dotty adj зд. н ен орм альны й, сум асш едш ий
search for v искать

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.

a) W hat did M r W onka decide to do?


b) What special present did he promise to each of the five
kids?
c) How did he decide to pick those five kids?
d) ‘Where could kids find those five G olden Tickets?
e) Was there any hope for Charlie to find the G olden
Ticket? W hy or why not?

1 You have as much chance as anybody else. — У тебя есть такой


же шанс, как и у всех остальных.
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2 M atch the two parts o f the sentences

1) I, Willy Wonka, have decid­ a) and they will see all


ed to allow five children the secrets and magic
2) At the end o f the tour, as a o f my factory.
special present, all of them b) to visit my factory this
will be given enough choc­ year.
olates and sweets c) to last them for the
3) Five G olden Tickets have rest o f their lives.
been printed on golden pa­ d) have been hidden un ­
per and these five Golden derneath the ordinary
Tickets w ra p p in g p a p e r o f
4) T hese lucky five will be bars o f chocolate.
shown around the factory e) in any shop, in any
personally by me street, in any town, in
5) And the five lucky finders of any c o u n try in the
these five Golden Tickets are world.
the only ones f) who will visit my fac­
6) These five bars can be any­ tory and see what it’s
where like now inside.

3 Fill in one and the same preposition in these sentences. Trans­


late them into Russian.
a) M r Willy W onka, the confectionery genius, w hom
nobody has s e e n _______ the last ten years, sent out
the following notice today.
b) At the end o f the tour all o f them will be given enough
chocolates and sweets to last t h e m ________the rest of
their lives.
c) So watch o u t ________ the G olden Tickets!
d) The whole world will be searching those Golden
Tickets.

Follow-up. Make up your own sentences with these phrases:


for the last 10 years; for the rest o f o n e ’s life; watch out
for sm th/sm b; search for.
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4 Role-play the conversation between the four grandparents, when
they were discussing Mr Wonka’s notice in the newspaper.

6
THE FIRST TWO FINDERS

The very next day, the first G olden Ticket was found. The
finder was a boy called Augustus G loop, and M r B ucket’s
evening newspaper carried a large picture o f him on the front
page. The picture showed a nine-year-old boy who was so fat he
looked as though he had been blown up with a powerful pump.1
The town in which Augustus G loop lived, the newspaper said,
had gone wild with excitement over their hero2. Flags were flying
from all the windows, children had been given a holiday from
school, and a parade was being organized in honour o f the
famous youth.
‘I just knew Augustus would find a G olden T icket,’ his
m other had told the newspapermen. ‘He eats so many bars o f
chocolate a day that it was almost impossible for him not to find
one. Eating is his hobby, you know. T h a t’s all h e ’s interested
in. But still, th a t’s better than being a hooligan, isn’t it? W hat
a thrill it will be for him to visit M r W onka’s marvellous facto­
ry! W e’re so proud o f him!’
‘W hat a revolting w om an ,’ said G ran dm a Josephine.
‘And what a repulsive b o y ,’ said G rand m a Georgina.
‘Only four G olden Tickets left,’ said G ran d pa George. ‘I
w onder w h o ’ll get those.'

1 The picture showed a nine-year-old boy who was so fat he looked


as though he had been blown up with a powerful pump. — На ф ото­
графии был девятилетний мальчик — такой толстый, что мож­
но было подумать, его накачали сверхмощным насосом.
2 had gone wild with excitement over their hero — ликовал от
радости за своего героя
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And now the whole country, indeed, the whole world
seemed to be caught up in a mad chocolate-buying spree1. Eve­
rybody was searching frantically for those precious tickets. Fully
grown women were seen going into sweet shops and buying ten
Wonka bars at a tim e.2
Children were taking hammers, and smashing their piggy
banks and running out to the shops with handfuls of money. In one
city, a famous gangster robbed a bank o f a thousand pounds and
spent all the money on Wonka bars. And when the police entered
his house to arrest him, they found him sitting on the floor amidst
mountains o f chocolate, ripping o ff th e wrappers with a long knife.
In far-off Russia, a woman called Charlotte Russe claimed that
she found the second ticket, but it turned out to be a clever fake.
The famous English scientist, Professor Foulbody, invented a
machine which would tell you at once, without opening the wrap­
per of a bar o f chocolate, whether or not there was a Golden
Ticket underneath it. The machine had a mechanical arm that
grabbed anything that had the slightest bit of gold inside it, and for
a m oment, it looked like the answer to everything. But unfortu­
nately, while the Professor was showing off the machine to the
public at the sweet counter of a large department store, the m e­
chanical arm shot out and made a grab for the gold filling in the
back tooth o f a duchess who was standing near by. There was an
ugly scene, and the machine was smashed by the crowd.
Suddenly, on the day before C harlie B ucket’s birthday,
the newspapers a n n o u n ce d that the second G o ld en Ticket had
been found. The lucky person was a small girl called Veruca
Salt who lived w ith her rich parents in a great city far away.

1 the whole world seemed to be caught up in a mad chocolate-


buying spree — казалось, весь мир бросился скупать шоколадные
плитки
2 Fully grown women were seen going into sweet shops and buying
ten Wonka bars at a time. — Видели, как взрослые женщины
заходили в кондитерские магазины и покупали сразу по десять
плиток шоколада.
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O nce again M r B ucket’s evening new spaper carried a big p ic­
ture o f the finder. She was sitting betw een h er smiling father
and m o th er in the living roo m o f th eir house, waving the
G o ld en Ticket above h er head, and grinning from ear to ear.
V eruca’s father, M r Salt, had explained to the newspa­
perm en exactly how the ticket was found. ‘You see, boys,’ he
had said, ‘as soon as my little girl told me that she simply must
have one o f those G olden Tickets, I went out into the tow n and
started buying up all the W onka bars. Probably, I bought thou­
sands o f them. Hundreds o f thousands! Then I had them loaded on
to trucks1 and sent directly to my own factory. I ’m in the peanut
business, you see, and I ’ve got about a hundred women working
for me over at my place, shelling peanuts for roasting and salt­
ing. T h at’s what they do all day long, those women, they sit
there shelling peanuts. So I said to them , “Okay, girls,” I said,
“from now on, you can stop shelling peanuts and start shelling
the wrappers off these chocolate bars instead!” And they did.
Every worker in the place was ripping the paper off those bars o f
chocolate from morning till night.
‘But three days went by, and we had no luck. Oh, it was
terrible! M y little Veruca got m ore and m ore upset each day,
and every tim e I went hom e she would scream at me, “ W here’s
my Golden Ticket! I want my Golden Ticket! ” And she would lie
for hours on the floor, kicking and yelling. Well, I just hated to
see m y little girl feeling unhappy like that, so I vowed I would go
on with the search until I ’d got her what she wanted. Then
suddenly... on the evening o f the fourth day, one o f m y w om en
workers yelled, “ I ’ve got it! A G olden Ticket!” And I said,
“ Give it to me, quick!” and she did, and I rushed hom e and
gave it to thy darling Veruca, and now she’s all smiles, and we
have a happy home once again2.

1 Then I had them loaded on to trucks — Затем я погрузил их на


грузовики
2 now she’s all smiles, and we have a happy home once again — теперь
она все время улыбается, и у нас в доме снова покой и радость
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‘T h a t’s even worse than the fat b o y ,’ said G rand m a Jose­
phine.
‘She needs a really good spanking1,’ said Grandm a Georgina.
‘I d o n ’t think the girl’s father played it quite fair, G ra n d ­
pa, do you?’ Charlie murmured.
‘He spoils h er,’ G randpa Joe said. ‘And no good can ever
come from spoiling a child like that, Charlie, you mark my words2.
‘C om e to bed, my darling,’ said C harlie’s mother. ‘T o ­
m orrow ’s your birthday, d o n ’t forget that, so I expect y o u ’ll be
up early to open your present.’
‘A W onka chocolate bar!’ cried Charlie. ‘It is a W onka
bar, isn’t it?’
‘Yes, my love,’ his m other said. ‘O f course it is.’
‘Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful if I found the third Golden
Ticket inside it?3’ Charlie said.
‘Bring it in here when you get it,’ G randpa Joe said.
‘Then we can all watch you taking off the w rapper.’

Helpful Words
honour n честь
thrill n радость
proud adj гордый, исп ы ты ваю щ ий гордость
revolting adj противны й
repulsive adj отталкиваю щ ий
frantically adv неистово, беш ено, безумно
precious adj драгоценны й
hammer n молоток
smash v зд. разбить

1 She needs a really good spanking — Ей нужна хорошая порка


2 you mark my words — запомни мои слова
3 Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful if I found the third Golden Ticket
inside it? — Правда, будет здорово, если внутри я найду третий
Золотой Билет?
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piggy bank n коп илка
handful n горсть, при горш ня
rob v грабить
amidst prep посреди
rip off phr v срывать
claim v заявлять, утверждать
fake n подделка
grab v схватить
filling n зд. пломба в зубе
duchess п герцогиня
grin v улыбаться, усмехаться
peanut п арахис
shell v зд. сним ать скорлупу с ореха
roasting п ж арка, обж аривание
scream v пронзительно кричать
kick v зд. дры гать ногами
yell v орать
vow v давать слово, клятву
murmur v бормотать под нос; невн ятн о говорить

Exercises
1 Answer the questions.
a) W hen was the first G olden Ticket found?
b) W ho was the lucky finder?
c) Why was his m other sure he would find a G olden
Ticket?
d) The whole country now wanted to find a Golden Ticket.
‘How did the people behave?
e) What did the newspaper announce on the day before
Charlie B ucket’s birthday?
f) How was the second ticket found?
g) Was Veruca Salt worse or better than Augustus Gloop?
Why?
h) Did Charlie dream o f finding the third Golden Ticket?
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2 Make up sentences out of these words.
a) day, the, first, the, next, Ticket, found, was, Golden
b) Augustus, just, I, knew, a, Ticket, G olden, would,
find
c) famous, a, robbed, gangster, bank, a, a, of, th o u ­
sand pounds

3 Circle the odd word out.


a) revolting, wonderful, repulsive, ugly
b) golden, excitem ent, honour, peanut
c) new spaperm en, smiles, chocolate, hundreds
d) enorm ously, suddenly, fully, under

4 Describe to your group-mates.


a) Augustus G loop, the first lucky ticket finder. D o you
like him? Why or why not?
b) Veruca Salt, the second lucky ticket finder. W hat do
you think o f her? W ould you like to have such a girl
for a friend? Why or why not?

5 Discuss in class.
Eating was Augustus’s hobby. And w h at’s your hobby?
Do you know any oth er unusual hobbies?
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CHARLIE’S BIRTHDAY
‘H appy birthday!’ cried the four old grandparents, as
Charlie cam e into their room early the next morning.
Charlie smiled nervously and sat down on the edge o f the
bed. He was holding his present, his only present, very careful­
ly in his two hands. It was W onka’s bar o f chocolate.
The four old people, two at either end o f the bed, looked
with anxious eyes at the bar o f chocolate in C harlie’s hands.
M r and Mrs Bucket cam e in and stood, watching Charlie.
The room becam e silent. Everybody was waiting now for
Charlie to start opening his present. Charlie looked down at the
bar o f chocolate. H e ran his fingers slowly back and forth along
the length o f it, stroking it lovingly.1

1 He ran his fingers slowly back and forth along the length of it,
stroking it lovingly. — Он несколько раз провел по плитке ш око­
лада пальцами, с любовью поглаживая ее.
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Then Mrs Bucket said gently, ‘You m u stn ’t be too disap­
pointed, my darling, if you d o n ’t find what yo u ’re looking for
underneath that wrapper. You really c a n ’t expect to be as lucky
as all th a t.’
‘S he’s quite right,’ M r Bucket said.
Charlie d id n ’t say anything.
‘After all,’ G rand m a Josephine said, ‘in the whole wide
world there are only three tickets left to be found.’
‘The thing to rem em ber,’ G ran d m a G eorgina said, ‘is
that whatever happens, y o u ’ll still have the bar o f chocolate.’
‘Yes,’ Charlie whispered. T know .’
‘Just forget all about those G olden Tickets and enjoy the
ch o co late,’ G rand p a Joe said. ‘Why d o n ’t you do th at?’
They all knew it was ridiculous to expect this one poor
little bar o f chocolate to have a magic ticket inside it, and they
were trying as gently and as kindly as they could to prepare
Charlie for the disappointment. But there was one other thing
that the grown-ups also knew: however small the chance might be
of striking lucky, the chance was thereK
The chance had to be there.
This particular bar o f chocolate had as m uch chance as
any o th er o f having a G olden Ticket.
And that was why all the grandparents and parents in the
room were actually just as tense and excited as Charlie was,
although they were pretending to be very calm.
‘You’d better go ahead and open it up2, or you’ll be late
for sch o ol,’ G randpa Joe said.
‘O pen it, my d e a r,’ G ra n d m a G eorgina said. ‘Please
open it. Y ou’re making me ju m p y .’

1 however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance


was there — каким бы маленьким ни был этот шанс, это все
равно означало, что ему может повезти
2 You’d better go ahead and open it up — Давай быстрей откры­
вай ее
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Very slowly, C h arlie’s fingers began to tear open one
small corner o f the wrapping paper.
The old people in the bed all leaned forward.
T h e n suddenly, as th o u g h he c o u ld n ’t bear the sus­
pense any longer, C harlie tore the w rapper right down the
m iddle... and on to his lap, there fell... a light-brow n b ar o f
chocolate.
There was no sign o f a G olden Ticket anywhere.
‘Well — th a t’s thatV said G rand p a Joe brightly. ‘It’s just
what we expected.’
Charlie looked up. Four kind old faces were watching him
intently from the bed. He smiled at them , a small sad smile,
and then he shrugged his shoulders1 and picked up the chocolate
bar and held it out to his m other, and said, ‘Here, M other,
have a bit. W e’ll share it. I want everybody to taste it.’
‘Certainly not!’ his m other said.
And the others all cried, ‘N o , no! We w ouldn’t dream of
it! I t ’s all yours!’
‘Please,’ begged Charlie, turning round and offering it to
G ran d p a Joe.
But neither he nor anyone else would take even a tiny bit.2
‘I t ’s tim e to go to school, my darling,’ Mrs Bucket said,
putting an arm around C harlie’s skinny shoulders. ‘Com e on,
or y o u ’ll be late.’

Helpful Words

anxious ^ тревожный
disappointment n разочарование
particular adj и м ен н о этот, ко н кр етн ы й

1 he shrugged his shoulders — он пожат плечами


2 But neither he nor anyone else would take even a tiny bit. — Ho
ни он, ни кто-либо другой не взял ни матюсенького кусочка.
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tense adj н ап ряж ен н ы й
bear v выносить, терпеть
suspense n тревож ное ож идание
tore v past от tear рвать
intently adv н ап р яж ен н о
skinny adj худой

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.

a) W hat present did Charlie get for his birthday?


b) Why was everybody waiting for Charlie to start o p e n ­
ing his present?
c) C harlie’s family were trying to prepare the boy for the
disappointm ent, w eren’t they?
d) Why were all the grandparents and parents in the room
as tense and excited as Charlie was?
e) Was there a G olden Ticket under the wrapper?
0 W hat was C harlie’s reaction, w hen he saw that there
was no G olden Ticket in his bar o f chocolate?
g) Did Charlie try to give his chocolate to his family? Did
they take it?

2 Say “true” or “false. If “false”, give the right answer.

a) Nobody in Charlie’s family was tense and excited when


he got a bar o f chocolate for his birthday.
b) Everybody was waiting for Charlie to start opening his
present.
c) C h arlie’s parents and grandparents were sure that he
would find a G o ld en Ticket und erneath the wrapper.
d) U n der the wrapper there was only a light-brown bar
o f chocolate.
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e) Charlie d id n ’t want to share his bar o f chocolate with
his parents and grandparents.

3 Fill in the prepositions at, on and for.


a) Charlie smiled nervously and sat d o w n ________ the
edge o f the bed.
b) The four old people s a t _______ end o f the bed and
stared with anxious e y e s _______ the bar o f chocolate
in C harlie’s hands.
c) The room b ecam e silent. Everybody was w aiting
________ Charlie to start opening his present.
d) Charlie looked d o w n ________ the bar o f chocolate.
e) T hey were trying to prepare C h a r lie ________ the dis­
appointm ent.
f) ‘Y ou’d better go ahead and open it up or y o u ’ll be
l a t e _______ school,’ G randpa Joe said.
g) Charlie s m ile d ________ them and then held out the
chocolate bar to his m other.

4 Give advice to your friend, using You’d better.


Tip: You’d better go ahead and open up your chocolate or
you’ll be late for school.

Reference words: eat your ice-cream — m elt in the sun;


read this book — not know what everybody is talking about;
call your friend — be m ad at you; go outside to play foot­
ball — start raining.

5 Discuss in class.

Charlie wanted to share his chocolate bar with every­


body. W hat kind o f person was he? W hat would you do in
C harlie’s place?
Tip: / would (give it to my kid brother/sister; eat it up myself;
give it to my granny/daddy; share it with my parents).

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8
TWO MORE GOLDEN TICKETS FOUND
That evening, M r B ucket’s new spaper an n o u n ced the
finding o f not only the third G olden Ticket, but the fourth as
well.
‘All right,’ said G randpa Joe, when the whole family was
gathered in the old people’s room after supper, ‘let’s hear who
found th e m .’
‘The third tick et,’ read M r Bucket, holding the newspa­
per up close to his face because his eyes were bad and he
c o u ld n ’t afford glasses, ‘the third ticket was found by a M iss
Violet Beauregarde1. There was great excitem ent in the Beaure-
garde household when o u r reporter arrived to interview the lucky
young lady. The famous girl was standing on a chair in the
living room waving the G olden Ticket madly as though she were
stopping a taxi. She was talking very fast and very loudly to
everyone, but it was not easy to hear all that she said because
she was chewing a piece o f gum at the same time.
‘“ I’m a gum chewer, norm ally,” she shouted, “but w hen
I heard about these ticket things o f M r W onka’s, I gave up gum
and started on chocolate bars in the hope o f striking lucky.
Now , o f course, I'm back on gum. I just adore gum. I can’t do
without it.2 1 chew it all day long except for a few minutes at
mealtimes when I take it out and stick it behind my ear for
safekeeping. To tell you the truth, I simply won’t feel comforta­
ble if I don’t have that little piece o f gum to chew on every
moment of the day.3 1 really w o n ’t. M y mother says it’s not

1 the third ticket was found by a Miss Violet Beauregarde — тре­


тий билет был найден некой мисс Вайлет Борегард
2 I can’t do without it. — Я не могу без нее жить.
3 То tell you the truth, I simply won’t feel comfortable if I don’t
have that little piece of gum to chew on every moment of the day. —
По правде говоря, если я не буду постоянно жевать жвачку,
мне будет как-то не по себе.
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ladylike1 and it looks ugly to see a girl’s jaws going up and down
like mine do all the tim e, but I d o n ’t agree. And w h o ’s she to
criticize, anyway, because if you ask me, I’ll say that Лег jaws
are going up and down almost as m uch as mine are just from
yelling at me every m inute o f the day.”
‘“ Now, Violet,” Mrs Beauregarde said from a far corner
o f the room where she was standing on the piano not to be
sm ashed by the mob.
“‘All right, M other, keep your hair on!2” Miss Beaure­
garde shouted. “And now ,” she went on, turning to the rep o rt­
ers again, “it may interest you to know that this piece o f gum
I ’m chewing right at this m om ent is one I’ve been working on
for over three months. T h a t’s a record. I t ’s beaten the record
held by m y best friend, Miss Cornelia Prinzmetel. And she was
so furious! And this piece o f gum is m y most treasured possession
now. At night-tim e, 1 just stick it on the end o f the bedpost, and
it’s as good as ever in the mornings3. Before 1 started chewing
for the world record, I used to change my piece o f gum once a
day. I used to do it in our lift on the way hom e from school. Why
the lift? Because I liked sticking the gum that I’d just finished to
one o f the buttons. Then the next person who came along and
pressed the button got my old gum on the end o f his or her
finger. Ha-ha! And what a racket some o f them kicked up.4 You
get the best results with wom en who have expensive gloves on.
O h yes, I’m thrilled to be going to M r W onka’s factory. And I
understand that afterwards h e ’s going to give me enough gum to
last me for the rest o f my whole life. Whoopee! Hooray!” ’
‘Beastly girl,’ said G ra n d m a Josephine.

1 My mother says it’s not ladylike — Моя мама говорит, что


девочке это не к лицу
2 All right, Mother, keep your hair on! — Мама, не дергайся!
3 it’s as good as ever in the mornings — утром она такая же, как
и раньше
4 And what a racket some of them kicked up. — И какой же
некоторые поднимали шум.
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DespicableГ said G rand m a Georgina.
‘And who got the fourth G olden Ticket?’ Charlie asked.
‘Now, let me see,’ said Mr Bucket, peering at the news­
paper again. ‘Ah yes, here we are. The fourth G olden T icket,’
he read, ‘was found by a boy called Mike Teavee.
‘The Teavee household was full o f excited visitors like all
the others, w hen our reporter arrived, but young Mike Teavee,
the lucky winner, seemed extremely annoyed by the whole busi­
ness. “ C a n ’t you fools see I ’m watching television?” he said
angrily. “ D o n ’t you interrupt!”
‘The nine-year-old boy was sitting before an enorm ous
television set, with his eyes glued to the screen, and was w atch­
ing a film in which one bunch o f gangsters was shooting up
an o th er bunch o f gangsters with machine guns. Mike Teavee
him self had no less than eighteen toy pistols o f various sizes
hanging from belts around his body, and every now and again he
would leap u p into the air and fire off half a dozen rounds from
one or another o f these weapons.
‘“ Quiet!” he shouted, when som eone tried to ask him a
question. “ D id n ’t I tell you not to interrupt! This show ’s terrific!
1 w atch it every day. 1 w atch all o f them every day, even the
rotten ones, where there’s no shooting. I like the gangsters best.
They’re terrific, those gangsters! Especially when they start pump­
ing each other full of lead .1 G osh, what w ouldn’t 1 give to be
doing that myself! It’s the life, I tell you! It’s terrific!” ’
‘T h a t’s quite enough!’ snapped G ran d m a Josephine. ‘I
c a n ’t bear to listen to it!’
‘N o r m e ,’ said G ra n d m a G eorgina. ‘D o all children
behave like this nowadays — like these brats we’ve been hearing
about?’
‘O f course n o t,’ said M r Bucket, smiling at the old lady in
the bed. ‘Some do, o f course. In fact, quite a lot o f them do.
But not all.’

' Especially when they start pumping each other full of lead. —
Особенно, когда они начинают накачивать друг друга свинцом.
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‘And now there’s only one ticket leftV said G randpa George.
‘Quite so ,’ sniffed G ran d m a Georgina. ‘And just as sure
as I ’ll be having cabbage soup for supper tom orrow , that ticket’ll
go to some nasty little beast w ho doesn’t deserve it!’

Helpful Words

household n дом, семья


give up phr v бросить, отказаться
adore v обожать
except prep кром е, за исклю чением
stick v приклеивать
mob n толпа
possession n собственность
bedpost n столбик кровати
beastly adj жуткий, противны й
despicable возмутительны й
annoyed adj раздраж енны й
interrupt v прерывать
glue v при клеивать клеем
bunch n зд. банда
machine gun n автомат, пулемёт
leap v пры гать
round n зд. патрон
rotten adj п р огн и вш и й , зд. д рян н о й
nowadays adv сегодня, в наш и дни
brat п парш ивец
deserve v заслуживать

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.


a) What did the newspaper announce that evening?
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b) How m any tickets were left now?
c) W ho found the third ticket?
d) Why was it not easy to hear all that Violet Beaure­
garde, the third finder, was saying?
e) W hich did Violet like better: chocolate or gum?
f) What did h er m o th er say about her chewing gum all
the time?
g) W hat kind o f record had Violet beaten?
h) How did she chew gum before she started chewing for
the world record?
i) W ho was the fourth G olden Ticket finder?
j) Was Mike Teavee a nice boy? W hy or why not?
k) W hat was his hobby?
1) Why did G ran d m a G eorgina call the four kids, who
got G olden Tickets, “brats” and “beasts”?

2 Say who said it and when. Look at the tip first.

Tip: The third ticket was found by a Miss Violet Beauregarde —


Mr Bucket said it when he was reading the newspaper to
his family.

a) I gave up gum and started on chocolate bars in the


hope o f striking lucky.
b) My m o th er says it looks ugly to see a girl’s jaws going
up and down like mine do all the time, but 1 d o n ’t
agree.
c) Despicable!
d) C a n ’t you fools see I ’m watching television?
e) T h a t’s quite enough! I c a n ’t bear to listen to it.
0 And now th ere’s only one ticket left!
g) And just as sure as I’ll be having cabbage soup for
supper tom orrow , that ticket’ll go to some nasty little
beast who doesn’t deserve it!

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Choose the right words from the box and use them in the
sentences.

except
household
adore
brats
gum chewer
bunch
possession

a) T h e re was g reat e x c ite m e n t in th e B eaureg ard e


______________ w hen our reporter arrived to inter­
view the lucky young lady.
b) ‘I ’m a _____________ norm ally,’ she shouted, ‘but
w hen I heard about these ticket things o f M r W on­
ka’s, I gave up gum and started on chocolate bars in
the hope o f striking lucky.’
c) N ow , o f course, I ’m back o n gum . I just ______
_______ gum.
d) I chew it all day l o n g ______________ for a few m in ­
utes at mealtimes.
e) The nine-year-old boy was sitting before an enorm ous
television set, with his eyes glued to the screen, and
was watching a film in which o n e ______________ o f
gangsters was shooting up a n o t h e r ______________ o f
gangsters.
f) D o all children behave like this n o w a d a y s _______
like th e s e w e’ve been hearing about?

Discuss in class.

a) D o you like to watch TV as Mike Teavee? What films and


shows do you like to watch? Is it good to watch TV much?
b) M ike’s family nam e was Teavee. Why?
c) Is it good when kids chew gum all the time? D o you
often chew it? Why or why not?
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9
GRANDPA JOE TAKES A GAMBLE'
The next day, when Charlie came hom e from school and
went in to see his grandparents, he found that only G randpa Joe
was awake. The other three were all snoring loudly.
‘Ssshh!’ whispered G randpa Joe, and he gestured Charlie
to come closer. Charlie tiptoed over and stood beside the bed.
The old m an gave Charlie a sly grin, and then he started searching
under his pillow with one hand; and when the hand came out
again, there was an old leather purse in his fingers. U nder cover
o f the bcd-clothes, the old man opened the purse and turned it
upside down. Out fell a single silver sixpence. ‘It’s my secret
hoard2,’ he whispered. ‘The others d o n ’t know I ’ve got it. And
now, you and I are going to have one more chance to find that last
ticket. How about it, eh? But you’ll have to help m e.’
‘Are you sure you want to spend your m oney on that,
G ran d p a?’ Charlie whispered.
‘O f course I ’m sure!’ said the old m an excitedly. ‘D o n ’t
stand there arguing! I ’m as keen as you are to find that ticket!
Here — take the m oney and run down the street to the nearest
shop and buy the first W onka bar you see and bring it straight
back to me, and w e’ll open it together.’
Charlie took the little silver coin, and slipped quickly out
o f the room. In five m inutes, he was back.
‘Have you got it?’ whispered G randpa Joe, his eyes shin­
ing with excitement.
Charlie nodded and held out the bar of chocolate.
‘G ood!’ the old m an whispered, sitting up in the bed and
rubbing his hands. ‘N ow — com e over here and sit close to me
and w e’ll open it together. Are you ready?’
‘Yes,’ Charlie said. ‘I ’m ready.’

1 Grandpa Joe Takes a Gamble — Дедушка Джо ставит на карту


все
2 secret hoard — заначка
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‘All right. You tear off the first bit.’
‘N o ,’ Charlie said, ‘you paid for it. You do it all.’
The old m a n ’s fingers were trembling most terribly as they
tried to open the wrapper. ‘We d o n ’t have a hope, really,’ he
whispered, giggling a bit.
‘Yes,’ Charlie said. ‘I know th a t.’
They looked at each other, and both started giggling nerv­
ously.
‘M ind y o u ,’ said G randpa Joe, ‘there is just that tiny
chance th at it might be the one, d o n ’t you agree?’
‘Y es,’ Charlie said. ‘O f course. Why d o n ’t you open it,
G ran d p a?’
‘All in good time, my boy1, all in good time. W hich end do
you think I ought to open first?’
‘T hat corner. The one furthest from you. Just tear off a
tiny bit, but not quite enough for us to see anything.’
‘Like th at?’ said the old man.
‘Yes. N ow a little bit m o re.’
‘You finish it,’ said G randpa Joe. ‘I ’m too nervous.’
‘N o, G randpa. You must do it yourself.’
‘Very well, th e n .’ And he tore off the wrapper.
They both stared at what lay underneath. It was a bar o f
chocolate — nothing more.
All at once, they both saw the funny side o f the whole
thing, and they burst into peals of laughter2.
‘W hat on e arth ’s going on!’ cried G ran d m a Josephine,
waking up suddenly.
‘N o th in g ,’ said G randpa Joe. ‘You go on back to sleep.’

Helpful Words
awake adj не сп ящ и й , бодрствую щ ий
snore v храпеть

1 All in good time, my boy — Всему свое время, мой мальчик


2 they burst into peals of laughter — они рассмеялись
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tiptoe v идти на цы почках
sly adj хитрый
upside down adv вверх дном
slip v незам етно вы скользнуть
rub v зд. потирать (руки)
giggle v хихикать

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.


a) What did G randpa Joe take out from under the pillow?
b) W hat was there?
c) W hat did G randpa Joe want to do with this money?
d) W ho began to open the wrapper?
e) Was there a big chance to find a G olden Ticket u n ­
der the wrapper?
0 Did G ran d p a Joe and Charlie find a G olden Ticket in
this chocolate bar?

2 Put the sentences in the right order.


a) Charlie took the little silver coin and slipped quickly
out o f the room.
b) The old m a n ’s fingers were trembling most terribly as
they tried to open the wrapper.
c) The next day, w hen Charlie cam e hom e from school,
only G randpa Joe was awake.
d) ‘N o th in g ,’ said G randpa Joe. ‘You go back to sleep.’
e) In five m inutes he was back.
f) U nder cover o f the bed-clothes the old m an opened
the purse and turned it upside down. Out fell a single
silver coin.
g) “ Here — take the money and run down the street to the
nearest shop and buy the first W onka bar you see and
bring it straight back to me, and we’ll open it together.”
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Match the questions with the answers

1) — Are you sure you want to a) — All in good time.


spend your m oney on that, b) — O f course, I ’m
G randpa? sure.
2) — Now com e over here and c) — Yes, I ’m ready.
sit close to me and we’ll open d) — Y e s, I k n o w
it together. Are you ready? that.
3) — You do know we don’t have e) — Yes, now a lit­
a hope, d o n ’t you? tle bit more.
4) — W hich end do you think I f) — That corner. The
ought to open first? one furthest from
5) — Why d o n ’t you open it, you.
G randpa?
6) — Like that?

Match the two parts of the sentences.


1) The next day when Charlie went a) and turned it upside
to see his grandparents down.
2) U n d e r c o v e r o f th e b e d ­ b) and buy th e first
clothes the old m an opened W o n k a b ar you
the purse see.
3) “Take the money, run to the c) he found that only
nearest shop G ra n d p a Joe was
4) It was a bar o f chocolate awake.
5) All at once they both saw the d) and burst into peals
funny side of the whole thing o f laughter.
e) nothing more.

Role-play the dialogue between Grandpa Joe and Charlie.

Sum up Chapter 9 in five sentences.

Think of another title to this chapter.


10
THE FAMILY BEGINS TO STARVE

During the next two weeks, the w eather turned very cold.
First cam e the snow. It began very suddenly one m orning just as
Charlie Bucket was getting dressed for school. Standing by the
window, he saw the huge flakes falling slowly down out o f an icy
sky that was the colour o f steel.
After the snow, there came a freezing wind that blew for
days and days without stopping. And oh, how cold it was! Eve­
rything that Charlie touched seemed to be m ade o f ice, and
each time he stepped outside the door, the wind was like a knife
on his cheek.
Inside the house, freezing air cam e rushing in through the
sides o f the windows and under the doors, and there was no
place to go to escape it. The four old ones lay silent in their
bed, trying to keep the cold out o f their bones. The excitem ent
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over the G olden Tickets had long since been forgotten. Every­
one in the family was now only thinking about the two vital
problems: how to keep warm and how to get enough to eat.
There is something about very cold w eather that gives one
an enorm ous appetite. Most o f us crave rich stews and hot apple
pies and all kinds o f delicious warming dishes; and because we
are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what
we want. But Charlie Bucket never got what he wanted because
the family co u ld n ’t afford it, and as the cold w eather went on
and on, he becam e desperately hungry. Both bars o f c h o co ­
late, the birthday one and the one G rand p a Joe had bought,
had been already eaten up, and all he got now were those thin ,
cabbagy meals three times a day.
T hen all at once, the meals becam e even thinner.
The reason for this was that the toothpaste factory, the
place where M r Bucket worked, suddenly closed down. Quick­
ly, M r Bucket tried to get another job. But he had no luck. In
the end, the only way in which he managed to earn a few pennies
was by shovelling snow in the streets. But it wasn’t enough to buy
even a quarter of the food that seven people needed. The situa­
tion became desperate. Breakfast was a single slice o f bread for
each person now, and lunch was maybe half a boiled potato.
Slowly but surely, everybody in the house began to starve.
And every day, little Charlie Bucket, making his way to
school through the snow, would have to pass M r Willy W onka’s
giant chocolate factory. And every day, as he cam e near to it,
he would lift his small pointed nose high in the air and sniff the
wonderful sweet smell o f melting chocolate. Sometimes, he would
stand motionless outside the gates for several minutes, taking
deep swallowing breaths as though he were trying to eat the smell
itself.1

1Sometimes he would stand motionless outside the gates for several


minutes, taking deep swallowing breaths as though he were trying to
eat the smell itself. — Иногда он по несколько минут стоял не­
подвижно перед воротами, как будто стараясь съесть сам запах.
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‘That ch ild ,’ said G randpa Joe, poking his head up from
under the blanket one icy m orning, ‘that child has got to have
m ore food. It doesn’t m atter about us. W e’re too old to bother
with. But a growing boy\ He c a n ’t go on like this! H e ’s beginning
to look like a skeleton!’
‘W hat can one doT m urm ured G ra n d m a Josephine m is­
erably. ‘He refuses to take any o f ours. I h ea r his m other
tried to slip h e r own piece o f bread on to his plate at breakfast
this m orning, but he w o u ld n ’t to u ch it. H e m ade h e r take it
b ack .’
‘H e ’s a fine little fellow,’ said G ran d p a G eorge. ‘He
deserves better than this.’
The cruel w eather went on and on.
And every day, Charlie Bucket grew th inn er and thinner.
His face becam e frighteningly white. It seemed doubtful w h eth­
er he could go on m uch longer like this w ithout becom ing d a n ­
gerously ill.
A nd now, very calmly, he began to m ake little changes
in some o f the things that he did to save his strength. In the
m ornings, he left the house ten m inutes earlier so that he
could walk slowly to school, w ithout having to run. He sat
quietly in the classroom during break, resting himself, while
the others rushed outdoors and threw snowballs and wrestled in
the snow. Everything he did now, he did slowly an d carefully,
to prevent exhaustion.
Then one afternoon, walking back hom e with the icy wind
in his face (and incidentally feeling hungrier than he had ever
felt before), he saw som ething silvery lying in the snow. Charlie
bent down to examine it. Part of it was under the snow, but he
saw at once what it was.
It was a fifty-pence coin!
Quickly he looked aro u n d him.
H ad somebody just dropped it?
Several people went hurrying past him on the pavement.
N o n e o f them was searching for any money; none o f th em was
taking the slightest notice o f the small boy crouching in the snow.
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T h en was it his, this fifty pence?
Could he have it?
Carefully, Charlie pulled it out from under the snow. It
was damp and dirty, but otherwise perfect.1
A WHOLE fifty pence!
He held it tightly between his shivering fingers, gazing
down at it. It m eant one thing to him at that m om ent, only one
thing. It m eant F O O D .
Automatically, Charlie turned and began moving towards
the nearest shop. It was only ten paces away2 ... it was a news­
paper and stationery shop, the kind that sells almost every­
thing, including sweets and cigars... and what he would do, he
whispered quickly to himself... he would buy one bar o f c h o c­
olate and eat it all up, every bit o f it, right then and there... and
the rest o f the m oney he would take straight back hom e and give
to his mother.

Helpful Words

flake n снеж инка


freezing adj холодный
escape v зд. спасаться от чего-либо
vital adj ж и зн ен н о важный
crave v мечтать
rich adj зд. ж и р н ы й
stew п рагу
thin adj зд. пустой, ж идкий
reason п п ри чи н а, повод
shovel v зд. расчищ ать снег лопатой
prevent v предотвращ ать

1 It was damp and dirty, but otherwise perfect. — Она была мок­
рая и грязная, но в остальном — отличная монета.
2 It was only ten paces away — Он был всего в десяти шагах от
этого места
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exhaustion n истощ ение
silvery adj серебристы й
bent v past от bend наклоняться
crouch v присесть на корточки

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.

a) W hat was the w eather like during the next two weeks?
b) Was it warm in the Buckets’ house?
c) W hat were the two vital problems the Buckets were
now thinking about?
d) W hat does cold w eather give one?
e) Why did the meals becom e even thinner in the Bucket
family?
f) W hat did M r Bucket have to do?
g) Slowly but surely everyone in the house began to starve,
d id n ’t they?
h) Did Charlie refuse to take the food o f the grow n-up
m em bers o f the family?
i) W hat did Charlie begin to do to save his strength?
j) W hat did he decide to do with the money?

2 Say “true” or “false”. If “false”, give the right answer.

a) It was very freezing in the house, and the four old


ones lay silent in their bed, trying to keep the cold
out o f their bones.
b) Charlie had an enorm ous appetite and the family gave
him all he wanted.
c) Then all at once, the meals becam e even thinner.
d) Every day little Charlie Bucket, making his way through
the snow to school, would pass a big airport.
e) Charlie Bucket was beginning to look like a skeleton.
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0 At school, during the break, Charlie ran outdoors
and played snowballs with the other kids.
g) One afternoon, walking back hom e, he found a purse.
h) The fifty-pence coin m eant just one thing to C h ar­
lie - F O O D .
i) Charlie decided to buy m any chocolate bars with this
money.

Circle the odd word out.


a) flake, birthday, pavem ent, vital
b) suddenly, escape, dangerously, quickly
c) during, after, through, nobody

Write the opposite of the words. Use a dictionary if necessary.


cold — hot sweet
huge fine
tiny white
freezing hungry
old thin

Complete the sentences.


a) D uring the next two weeks...
b) By evening....
c) After the snow...
d) Inside the home...
e) Then all at once ...
0 And every day...
g) T hen one afternoon...

Discuss in class.
Look out o f the window'. W h at’s the w eather like outside?
Describe it to your group-m ates. Do you like such w eath­
er? Why or why not? What would you like to do in such
weather? W hat is your favourite weather?
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11
THE MIRACLE
Charlie entered the shop and put the dam p fifty pence on
the counter.
‘One W onka’s chocolate b a r,’ he said, rem embering how
m uch he had loved the one he had on his birthday.
The m an behind the counter looked fat and well-fed. He
had big lips and fat cheeks and a very fat neck. He turned and
reached behind him for the chocolate bar, then he turned back
again and handed it to Charlie. Charlie grabbed it and quickly
tore off the w rapper and took an enorm ous bite. Then he took
another... and another...
‘You look like you wanted that one, sonny1, ’ the shopkeep­
er said pleasantly.
Charlie nodded, his mouth bulging with chocolate2.
The shopkeeper put Charlie’s change on the counter. ‘Take
it easy,’ he said. ‘It’ll give you a tum m y-ache if you swallow it
like that without chew ing.’
Charlie went on wolfing the chocolate. He co u ld n 't stop.
And in less than half a m inute, the whole thing had disappeared
down his throat. He was quite out o f breath, but he felt extraor­
dinarily happy. He reached out a hand to take the change.
T hen he paused. His eyes were just above the level o f the co u n ­
ter. They were staring at the silver coins lying there. The coins
were all five-penny pieces. There were nine o f them altogether.
Surely it w ouldn’t m atter if he spent just one more...
‘I th in k ,’ he said quietly, ‘I think ... I ’ll have just one more
o f those chocolate bars.’
‘Why n o t?’ the fat shopkeeper said, reaching behind him
again and taking an oth er chocolate bar from the shelf. He put
it on the counter.

1 You look like you wanted that one, sonny — Похоже, что тебе
это было очень нужно, сынок
2 his mouth bulging with chocolate — уплетая за обе теки шоколад
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Charlie picked it up and tore off the wrapper... and sud­
denly ... from underneath the wrapper... there cam e a brilliant
flash o f gold.
C harlie’s heart stood still.
‘I t ’s a G olden Ticket!’ scream ed the shopkeeper, leaping
about a foot in the air. ‘Y ou’ve got a G olden Ticket! Y ou’ve
found the last G olden Ticket! Hey, would you believe it! Come
and look at this, everybody! The kid’s found W onka’s last G o ld ­
en Ticket!’
It seemed as though the shopkeeper might be going to
have a fit. ‘In my shop, too!’ he yelled. ‘He found it right here
in m y own little shop! Som ebody call the newspapers quick and
let them know! W atch out now, sonny! D o n ’t tear it as you
unwrap it! That th in g ’s precious!’
In a few seconds, there was a crowd o f about twenty
people around Charlie, and m any m ore were pushing their way
in from the street. Everybody wanted to get a look at the G olden
Ticket and at the lucky finder.
‘W here is it?’ som ebody shouted. ‘H old it up so all o f us
can see it!’
‘There it is, there!’ som eone else shouted. ‘H e ’s holding
it in his hands! See the gold shining!’
‘How did he manage to find it, I’d like to know ?’ a large
boy shouted angrily. ‘ Twenty bars a day I ’ve been buying for
weeks and weeks!’
‘Think o f all the free stuff h e ’ll be getting too!’ another boy
said enviously. ‘A lifetime supply!1’
‘H e ’ll need it, the skinny little shrimpV a girl said, laugh­
ing.
Charlie h a d n ’t moved. He h a d n ’t even unwrapped the
G olden Ticket from around the chocolate. He was standing very
still, holding it tightly w ith both hands while the crowd pushed
and shouted all around him. He felt quite dizzy. There was a

1 A lifetime supply! — Запас шоколада, которою хватит на всю


жизнь!
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peculiar floating sensation coming over him, as though he were
floating up in the air like a balloon.1 His feet d id n ’t seem to be
touching the ground at all. He could hear his heart thumping
away loudly somewhere in his throat.
At that point, he became aware o f a hand resting lightly
on his shoulder, and when he looked up, he saw a tall m an
standing over him. ‘L isten,’ the m an whispered. ‘I’ll buy it
from you. I ’ll give you fifty pounds. How about it, eh? And I ’ll
give you a new bicycle as well. Okay?’
‘Are you crazyV shouted a w om an who was standing close
to him. ‘Why, I ’d give him two hundred pounds for that ticket!
You want to sell that ticket for two h u ndred pounds, young
m an?’
‘T h a t’s quite enough o f that!’ the fat shopkeeper shouted,
pushing his way through the crowd and taking Charlie firmly by
the arm. ‘Leave the kid alone, will you! Let h im out!’ A nd to
Charlie, as he led him to the door, he whispered, ‘D o n ’t you
let anybody have it! Take it straight hom e, quickly, before you
lose it! Run all the way and d o n ’t stop till you get there, you
understand?’
Charlie nodded.
‘You know som ething,’ the fat shopkeeper said, pausing
a m om ent and smiling at Charlie, ‘I have a feeling you needed
a break like this. I ’m awfully glad you got it. G o o d luck to you,
sonny.’
‘Thank you,’ Charlie said, and off he went, running through
the snow as fast as his legs would go. And as he flew past M r
Willy W onka’s factory, he turned and waved at it and sang out,
‘I ’ll be seeing you! I ’ll be seeing you soon!’ And five m inutes
later he arrived at his own home.

1 There was a peculiar floating sensation coming over him, as


though he were floating up in the air like a balloon. — У него
было такое чувство, будто он, как шарик, поднимается в
воздух.
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Helpful Words

well-fed adj сы ты й, упи тан ны й


change n зд. сдача
wolf v ж адно есть
flash n зд. блеск
fit n удар, приступ
enviously adv с завистью
shrimp n зд. мальчонка
dizzy adj испы ты ваю щ ий головокружение
thump v си льно биться (о сердце)
break п зд. удача, счастливый случай

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.

a) How did the m an behind the cou n ter look?


b) Did Charlie take the change or did he decide to buy
another chocolate bar?
c) W hat did Charlie see under the w rapper o f the second
chocolate?
d) In a few seconds there was a crowd o f about twenty
people around Charlie. Why?
e) How did Charlie feel at the m om ent?
0 W hat did some people in the shop offer him?
g) W hat did the fat shopkeeper tell Charlie to do?
h) W hat did Charlie sing out as he flew past M r Willy
W o n k a’s factory?

2 Complete the sentences.


a) Charlie entered the shop and...
b) And in less than half a minute...
c) Surely it w ouldn’t m atter if...
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d) In a few seconds there was a crowd o f about twenty
people around Charlie, and...
e) Charlie h a d n ’t moved, he h a d n ’t even...

3 Say “true” or “false”. If “false”, give the right answer.


a) Charlie entered the shop and laid the wet twenty pence
on the counter.
b) The m an behind the co un ter looked fat and well-fed.
c) Charlie ate the chocolate very slowly.
d) Charlie d id n ’t want to spend the rest o f the money on
chocolate.
e) Charlie found a G olden Ticket un d er the wrapper of
the second chocolate bar.
I) Though Charlie found a G olden Ticket, nobody w ant­
ed to take a look at the G olden Ticket and the lucky
finder.
g) Charlie himself was very excited — he was jum ping
with joy and shouting ‘I’ve found a G olden Ticket!’
h) Some people offered Charlie to buy his G olden Ticket
from him.
i) The fat shopkeeper was very glad for Charlie.
j) Charlie ran hom e through the snow as fast as his legs
would go.

4 Describe the shopkeeper of the shop where Charlie got a choc­


olate bar with a Golden Ticket. Do you like the man? Why or
why not?

5 Think of another title to the chapter. Explain why.

6 Discuss in class.
Have you ever won a lucky ticket or any contest? C an
you rem em ber how you felt then?

7 Sum up Chapter 11 in 4 - 5 sentences.


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12
WHAT IT SAID ON THE GOLDEN TICKET
Charlie ran through the front door, shouting, ‘Mother!
Mother! Mother! ’
Mrs Bucket was in the old grandparents’ room , serving
them their evening soup.
‘Mother! ’ yelled Charlie, rushing in on them like a hurri­
cane. ‘Look! I ’ve got it! Look, M other, look! The last G olden
Ticket! I t’s mine! I found some m oney in the street and I bought
two bars o f chocolate and the second one had the G olden Ticket
and there were crowds o f people all around me wanting to see it
and the shopkeeper rescued me and I ran all the way hom e and
here I am! I T ’S THE FIFTH GOLDEN TICKET, MOTHER,
AND I ’VE FOUND IT !’
Mrs Bucket simply stood and stared, while the four old
grandparents, who were sitting up in bed balancing bowls o f
soup on their laps, all dropped their spoons and froze against
their pillows.
For about ten seconds there was absolute silence in the
room. Nobody dared to speak or move. It was a magic m om ent.
T h en , very softly, G ra n d p a Joe said, ‘Y o u ’re pulling
our legs, Charlie, are n ’t you? Y ou’re having a little jo ke?’
‘I am not.' cried Charlie, rushing up to the bed and hold­
ing out the large and beautiful G olden Ticket for him to see.
G ran d p a Joe leaned forward and took a close look, his
nose almost touching the ticket. The others w atched him.
T hen very slowly, with a slow and marvellous grin all
over his face, G rand p a Joe lifted his head and looked straight
at Charlie. His eyes were wide open, shining with joy, and in
the centre o f each eye, right in the very centre, in the black
pupil, a little spark o f wild excitem ent was slowly dancing.
Then the old m an took a deep breath, and suddenly an explo­
sion seem ed to take place inside him. He threw up his arms and
yelled ‘ Yippeeeeeeee!’ And at the same time, his long bony body
rose up out o f the bed and his bowl o f soup went flying into the
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face o f G ran d m a Josephine, and in one fantastic leap, this old
fellow o f ninety-six and a half, who h a d n ’t been out o f bed these
last twenty years, jum ped on to the floor and started doing a
dance o f victory in his pyjamas.
‘Yippeeeeeeeeee!’ he shouted. ‘Three cheers for Charlie!
H ip , hip, hooray!’
At this point, the door opened, and M r Bucket walked
into the room. He was cold and tired, and he looked it.1 All day
long, he had been shovelling snow in the streets.
‘CripesV he cried. ‘W h at’s going on in here?’
It d id n ’t take th em long to tell him what had happened.
‘I d o n ’t believe it!’ he said. ‘It’s not possible.’
‘Show him the ticket, Charlie!’ shouted G ran d p a Joe,
w ho was still dancing around the floor in his pyjamas. ‘Show
your father the fifth and last G olden Ticket in the world!’
‘Let me see it, C harlie,’ M r Bucket said, collapsing into
a chair and holding out his hand. Charlie came forward with
the precious docum ent.
This G olden Ticket was a very beautiful thing. It seemed
as if it had been made o f pure gold thin as paper. O n one side o f
it, printed by some clever m ethod in jet-black letters, was the
invitation itself — from M r Wonka.
‘Read it a lo u d ,’ said G randpa Joe, climbing back into bed
again at last. ‘Let’s all hear exactly what it says.2’
M r Bucket held the lovely G olden Ticket up close to his
eyes. His hands were trembling slightly, and he was overcome
by the whole business. He took several deep breaths. Then he
cleared his throat, and said, ‘All right, I ’ll read it. Here we go:

‘ Greetings to you, the lucky finder o f this G olden Ticket,


from M r Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremen­

1 He was cold and tired, and he looked it. — Весь его внешний
вид говорил о том, что он устал и замерз.
2 Let’s all hear exactly what it says. — Давайте все послушаем,
что именно там написано.
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dous things are in store for you!1 M any wonderful surprises await
you! F o r now, I do invite you to com e to my factory and be my
guest for one whole day — you and all others who are lucky
enough to find my G olden Tickets. 1, Willy W onka, will show
you around the factory myself, showing you everything that
there is to see, and afterwards, when it is time to leave, you will
be escorted hom e by a procession o f large trucks. These trucks,
I can promise you, will be loaded with enough delicious eatables
to last you and your entire household for m any years. If, at any
time thereafter, you should run ои/о/su p p lie s , you have only to
com e back to the factory and show this G olden Ticket, and I
shall be happy to refill your cupboard with whatever you want.
In this way, you will be able to keep yourself supplied with tasty
m orsels2 for the rest o f your life. But this is by no means the
most exciting thing that will happen on the day o f your visit.3 1
am preparing o th e r surprises th at are even m ore marvellous
and m ore fantastic for you an d for all m y beloved G o ld en
Ticket holders. In your wildest dream s you could not imagine
that such things could hap p en to you! Just wait and see! And
now, here are your instructions: the day I have chosen for the
visit is the first day in the m o n th o f February. O n this day, and
on no other, you must com e to the factory gates at ten o ’clock
sharp in the m orning. D o n ’t be late! And you are allowed to
bring with you either one or two members o f your own family to
look after you and to ensure that you don’t get into mischief.4

1 Tremendous things are in store for you! — Тебя ждут удивитель­


ные веши!
2 tasty morsels — сладости
3 But this is by no means the most exciting thing that will happen on
the day of-your visit. — Но, конечно же, это не самое захватываю­
щее, что произойдет с тобой в день твоего посещения фабрики.
4 And you are allowed to bring with you either one or two members
of your own family to look after you and ensure that you don’t get
into mischief. — Тебе разрешается привести с собой одного или
двух членов твоей семьи, чтобы они присмотрели за тобой и
обеспечили твою безопасность.
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One m ore thing — be certain to have this ticket with you, or you
will not be admitted.
(Signed) Willy W o n k a.’

‘The first day o f February/ ’ cried Mrs Bucket. ‘But th a t’s


tomorrow! Today is the last day o f January. I know it is!'
‘Cripes!’ said M r Bucket. ‘I think you’re right!’
‘Y ou’re just in tim e!’ shouted G ran d p a Joe. ‘T h ere’s not
a m om ent to lose. You must start making preparations at once!
W ash your face, com b your hair, scrub your hands, brush
your teeth, blow your n ose1, cut your nails, polish your shoes,
iron your shirt, and for heaven’s sake, get all that m ud off
your pants! You must get ready, my boy! You must get ready
for the biggest day o f your fife!’
‘Now d o n ’t over-excite yourself G randpa,’ Mrs Bucket said.
‘And d o n ’t over-excite poor Charlie. We must all try to keep
very calm. N ow the first thing to decide is this — who is going
to go with Charlie to the factory?’
‘I will!’ shouted G randpa Joe, leaping out o f bed once
again. ‘I’ll take him! I ’ll look after him! You leave it to me!2’
Mrs Bucket smiled at the old m an, then she turned to her
husband and said, ‘How about you, dear? D o n ’t you think you
ought to go?’
‘W ell...’ M r Bucket said, pausing to think about it, ‘no...
I'm not so sure that I should.’
‘But you must.’
‘T h e re’s no must about it, my d ea r,’ M r Bucket said gen­
tly. ‘Mind you, I’d love to go. It’ll be so exciting! But on the
other hand3... I believe that the person who really deserves to go
most o f all is G ran d p a Joe himself. He seems to know m ore
about it than we do. If only he feels well enough...’

1 blow your nose — высморкайся


2 I’ll take him! I ’ll look after him! You leave it to me! — Я его
поведу! Я буду за ним присматривать! Предоставьте это мне!
3 Mind you, I’d love to go. It’ll be so exciting! But on the other
hand... — Говорю вам, я бы с радостью пошел. Это будет очень
интересно! Но с другой стороны...
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‘Y ippeeeeee!’ shouted G randpa Joe, seizing Charlie by
the hands and dancing round the room .
‘He certainly seems well enough,’ Mrs Bucket said, laugh­
ing. ‘Yes... perhaps you’re right after all. Perhaps G randpa Joe
should be the one to go with him. I certainly c a n ’t go myself and
leave the other three old people all alone in bed for a whole day.’
At that point, there cam e a loud knock on the front door.
M r Bucket went to open it, and the next m om ent, newspaper­
men and photographers were pouring into the house. They had
tracked down the finder o f the fifth G olden Ticket, and now
they all w anted to get the full story for the front pages o f the
m orning papers. F or several hours, there was com plete pande­
monium in the little house, and it must have been nearly m id­
night before M r Bucket was able to get rid o f them so that
Charlie could go to bed.

Helpful Words
hurricane n ураган
rescue v спасать
pupil n зд. зрачок глаза
spark n искра
cripes int вот те на! вот так штука!
collapse v зд. опуститься (в кресло)
pure adj чистый
jet-black adj и сси н я -ч ер н ы й
overcome adj зд. п отрясён н ы й
await v ожидать
eatables п pi еда
thereafter adv после этого
run out of phr v закончиться (о запасе)
refill v нап олнять вновь
admit v зд. впускать
over-excite v возбуждать, волновать сверх меры
track down phr v выследить
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pandemonium n столпотворение
get rid o f phr v избавляться от к о го -л и б о /ч его-ли б о

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.


a) How did Mrs Bucket and the four old grandparents
react w hen they heard about the G olden Ticket?
b) Did they believe Charlie or did they say he was pulling
their legs?
c) W hat about G randpa Joe? H ow did he react?
d) Did M r Bucket believe what had happened w hen he
walked into the room?
e) How did the G olden Ticket look?
f) W hat did the G olden Ticket say?
g) Was the first day o f February far away?
h) W ho deserved most o f all to go to M r Willy W onka’s
factory together with Charlie? Why?
i) Why co u ld n ’t Mrs Bucket go with Charlie?
j) Who poured in home when M r Bucket opened the door?
k) N ew spaperm en and photographers tracked down the
finder o f the fifth G olden Ticket and wanted to get
the full story for the front pages o f the m orning p a ­
per, d id n ’t they?
1) W hen did M r Bucket manage to get rid o f them?

2 Say who said it and when.


a) It’s the fifth G olden Ticket, M other, and I found it!
b) Y ou’re pulling our legs, Charlie, aren ’t you? Y ou’re
having a little joke?
c) Three cheers for Charlie! H ip , hip, hooray!
d) Cripes! W h at’s going on here?
e) The first day o f February... But th a t’s tomorrow! T o ­
day is the last day o f January. I know it is!
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f) I ’ll take him! I ’ll look after him! You leave it to me!
g) He certainly seems well enough.

Fill in the prepositions at, on, in, by, into, after.


a) G ra n d p a Joe lifted his head an d looked straight
Charlie.
b) A n d _______ the same tim e G randpa J o e ’s bony body
rose up out o f the bed and his bowl o f soup went
flying into the face o f G rand m a Josephine.
c) ‘C ripes!’ he cried. ‘W hat’s g o in g ________ here?’
d) ‘T rem endous things are _ _ _ _ _ store for you!’
e) ‘________ this way, you will be able to keep yourself
supplied with tasty morsels for the rest o f your life.’
f) ‘But this i s _______ no m eans the m ost exciting thing
that will happen to you.’
g) ‘Y ou’re allowed to bring with you one or two m em ­
bers o f your own family to l o o k ________ you so that
you w o n ’t g e t ________ m ischief.’
h) Mrs Bucket s m ile d ________ old m an, then she turned
to her husband and said, ‘How about you, dear? D o n ’t
you think you ought to go?’
i) ‘I ’d love to go. B u t the other hand... I b e­
lieve that the person who really deserves to go most o f
all is G randpa Joe him self.’

Follow-up. Translate the verbs and phrases into Russian and


use them in the sentences of your own.
to look at in this way
at the same time by no means
to go on to smile at
to be in store on the other hand

Express your opinion and answer the н’Лу-questions.


a) Why was there absolute silence in the room when Charlie
said h e ’d found the fifth G olden Ticket?
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b) Why did G randpa Joe throw up his hands and yelled
‘Yi ppeeeeee!’?
c) Why did M r Bucket look cold and tired, when he got
back home?
d) Why did M r Bucket say that the person who really
deserved to go most o f all was G randpa Joe?
e) Why were crowds o f newspapermen and photographers
pouring into the house?

5 Study Mr Wonka’s invitation. Write down in two columns


what he promised and what instructions he gave. Look at the
tip first.

PRO M ISES IN S T R U C T IO N S
1. T rem endous 1. On this day (the first day of
things are in February) you must come to
store for you... the factory gates...

6 Role-play the whole Chapter 12. The characters in order of


appearance are:
C H A R LIE
M RS B U C K E T
G R A N D P A JO E
M R BU CK ET

7 Describe how these characters reacted to Charlie’s news (Mrs


Bucket, Grandpa Joe, Mr Bucket).

8 Discuss in class.
a) Are you happy for Charlie? Why or why not?
b) Would you like to visit such a factory? Why or why
not?
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THE BIG DAY ARRIVES

The sun was shining brightly on the m orning o f the big


day, but the ground was still white with snow and the air was
very cold.
Outside the gates o f W onka’s factory, big crowds o f peo ­
ple had gathered to watch the five lucky ticket holders going in.
The excitem ent was trem endous. It was just before ten o ’clock.
The crowds were pushing and shouting, and policemen were
trying to hold them back from the g a tes1.

1policemen were trying to hold them back from the gates — поли­
цейские старались не подпускать толпу к воротам
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Right beside the gates, in a small group that was c a re ­
fully shielded from the crowds by the police, stood the five
fam ous children, together with the grow n-ups who had com e
w ith them .
The tall bony figure o f G ran d p a Joe could be seen stand­
ing quietly am ong them , and beside him, holding tightly on to
his hand, was little Charlie Bucket himself.
All the children, except Charlie, had both their mothers
and fathers with them, and it was a good thing that they had,
otherwise the whole party might have got out of hand.1 They were
so eager to get going that their parents were having to hold them
back by force to prevent them from climbing over the gates. ‘Be
patient!’ cried the fathers. ‘Be still! I t ’s not time yet! It’s not ten
o ’clock!’
Behind him , Charlie Bucket could hear the shouts o f the
people, in the crowd as they pushed and fought to see the fa­
mous children.
‘T h e re’s Violet Beauregarde!’ he heard som eone sh ou t­
ing. ‘T h a t’s h er all right! I can rem em ber her face from the
newspapers!’
‘And you know w h at? ’ som ebody else sh o u ted back.
‘S h e ’s still chew ing th at dreadful old piece o f gum s h e ’s had
for th ree m onths! You look at h e r jaws! T h e y ’re still working
on it!’
‘W ho ’s the big fat boy?’
‘T h a t’s Augustus G loop!’
‘So it is!’
‘Enorm ous, isn’t he!’

1 All the children, except Charlie, had both their mothers and
fathers with them, and it was a good thing that they had, otherwise
the whole party might have got out of hand. — Все дети, кроме
Чарли, пришли со своими мамами и папами, и это было
очень хорошо, потому что иначе ситуация вышла бы из-под
контроля.
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‘Fantastic!’ -
‘W h o ’s the kid with a picture o f The Lone Ranger1 on his
windcheater?
‘T h a t’s Mike Teavee! H e ’s the television fan!’
‘He must be crazy! Look at all those toy pistols h e ’s got
hanging all over him!’
‘The one I want to see is Veruca Salt!’ shouted another
voice in the crowd. ‘S h e’s the girl whose father bought up half
a million chocolate bars and then made the workers in his pea­
nut factory unwrap every one o f th em until they found a G o ld ­
en Ticket! He gives her anything she wants! Absolutely anything!
She only has to start scream ing for it and she gets it!’
‘Dreadful, isn’t it?’
‘Shocking, 1 call it!’
‘W hich do you think is h er?’
‘T hat one! Over there on the left! The little girl in the
silver mink coat2!’
‘W hich one is Charlie Bucket?’
‘Charlie Bucket? He must be that skinny little shrimp stand­
ing beside the old fellow who looks like a skeleton. Very close to
us. Just there! See h im ?’
‘Why hasn’t he got a coat on in this cold w eather?’
‘D o n ’t ask me. Maybe he c a n ’t afford to buy o n e .’
‘G oodness me! He must be freezing!’
Charlie, standing only a few paces away from the speak­
er, squeezed G ran d p a J o e ’s hand and the old m an looked down
at Charlie and smiled.
Som ew here in the distance, a church clock began strik­
ing ten.
Very slowly, the great iron gates o f the factory began to
swing open.

1 The Lone Ranger — Одинокий рейнджер, персонаж телеви­


зионного вестерна; у него на лице всегда маска
2 mink coat — норковая шуба
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The crowd becam e suddenly silent. The children stopped
jum ping about. All eyes were fixed upon the gates.1
‘There he is!’ somebody shouted. ‘ That’s him!'
And so it was!2

Helpful Words

arrive v зд. наступать


holder n зд. владелец, обладатель
shield v зд. заслонять
windcheater п ветровка
squeeze v зд. сж им ать
strike v бить (о часах)

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.

a) Were there m any people outside the gates o f W onka’s


factory on the first o f February? Why?
b) W ho was carefully shielded from the crowds by the
police?
c) W ho did all the children except Charlie have with
them?
d) W hat did the people in the crowd want to do?
e) Why did the crowd becom e silent and the children
stop ju m p in g w hen a ch u rch clock began striking
ten?
0 W ho did the people in the crowd m ean by ‘h im ’?

1All eyes were fixed upon the gates. — Все взоры были устремле­
ны к воротам.
2 And so it was! — И так оно и было.
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2 Describe how the people in the crowd reacted to thefamous
kids who were to visit Mr Wonka’sfactory. To helpyou do it
match the exclamations in the left-hand column with the kid’s
name in the right-hand column.
a) S he’s still chewing that d read ­ Violet Beauregarde
ful old piece o f gum sh e’s had Augustus G loop
for three m onths. Mike Teavee
b) You look at her jaws! They are V eruca Salt
still working on it! Charlie Bucket
c) Enorm ous, isn’t he?
d) Fantastic!
e) H e ’s the television fan!
0 He must be crazy!
g) Look at all those toy pistols h e’s
got hanging all over him!
h) S h e ’s the girl, w hose fath er
bought up half a million c h o c ­
olate bars to find a G o ld en
Ticket!
i) He gives her anything she wants!
j) She only has to start screaming
for it and she gets it!
k) Shocking, I call it!
1) G o o d n e s s me! He m ust be
freezing!

3 Form adjectives from the nouns below. Look at the tip first.
Tip: dread + ful

REMEMBER! Прилагательные, образованные по данной


модели, пишутся с одним / на конце.

help care meaning


hope colour cheer
beauty thought wonder

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Follow-up. Translate these adjectives into Russian. For each
adjective in the list think of at least one noun that can be used
with it. Look at the tip first.
Tip: a careful driver

4 Discuss in class.
a) Why was the first o f February a big day for the five
lucky kids? For the whole town?
b) W hich o f the five kids do you like most? Why?
c) W hat is the big day for you (your birthday, your
m o m ’s birthday, New Year, Christmas, some other
special day)?

14
MR WILLY WONKA

M r W onka was standing all alone just inside the open


gates o f the factory.
A nd what an extraordinary little m an he was!
He had a black top hat on his head.
He wore a tail coat m ade o f a beautiful plum-coloured
velvet.
His trousers were bottle green.
His gloves were grey.
And in one hand he carried a fine gold-topped walking
cane.
Covering his chin, there was a small, neat, pointed black
beard — a goatee. A nd his eyes his eyes were most marvellously
bright. They seemed to be sparkling and twinkling at you all the
time. The whole face, in fact, was alight with fun and laughter.1

LThe whole face, in fact, was alight with fun and laughter. — Bee
его лицо светилось радостью и весельем.
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A nd oh, how clever he looked! How quick and sharp and
full o f life! He kept making quick little movements with his head,
cocking it this way and that, and taking everything in with those
bright twinkling eyes1. He was like a squirrel in the quickness o f
his m ovem ents, like a quick clever old squirrel from the park.
Suddenly, he did a funny little skipping dance in the snow,
and he spread his arms wide, and he smiled at the five children
who were standing near the gates, and he called out, ‘W el­
com e, my little friends! W elcom e to the factory!’
His voice was very high. ‘Will you come forward one at a
time, please,’ he called out, ‘and bring your parents. Then show
me your G olden Ticket and give me your name. W ho’s first?’
The big fat boy stepped up. ‘I’m Augustus G lo o p ,’ he said.
‘Augustus!’ cried M r W onka, seizing his hand and p u m p ­
ing it up and down with terrific force. ‘M y dear boy, how good
to see you! Delighted! Charmed! Ovetjoyed to have you with us!
And these are your parents? H ow nice\ C om e in! T h a t’s right!
Step through the gates!’
M r W onka was clearly just as excited as everybody else.
‘My n a m e ,’ said the next child to go forward, ‘is Veruca
Salt.’
‘M y dear Veruca! H ow do you do? W hat a pleasure this is!
You do have an interesting nam e, d o n ’t you? I always thought
that a veruca was a sort o f wart that you got on the sole o f your
foot! But 1 must be wrong, m u stn ’t I? How pretty you look in
that lovely m ink coat! I ’m so glad you could come! D ear me,
this is going to be such an exciting day! 1 do hope you enjoy it!
I ’m sure you will! I know you will! Y our father? How are you,
M r Salt? A nd Mrs Salt? Oveijoyed to see you! Yes, the ticket is
quite in order! Please go in!’
The next two children, Violet, Beauregarde and Mike
Teavee, cam e forward M r W onka examined their tickets and
then he practically pum ped their arms off their shoulders.

1 taking everything in with those bright twinkling eyes — всё под­


мечая своими яркими блестящими глазами
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A nd last o f all, a small nervous voice whispered, ‘Charlie
Bucket.’
‘Charlie!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘Well, well, well! So there you
are! Y ou’re the one who found your ticket only yesterday, aren ’t
you? Yes, yes. T read all about it in this m orning’s papers! Just in
time, my dear boy! I ’m so glad! So happy for you! And this?
Your grandfather? Delighted to meet you, sir! Overjoyed! All
right! Excellent! Is everybody in now? Five children? Yes! Good!
Now will you please follow me! Our tour is about to begin! But do
keep together!1 Please d o n ’t wander offby yourselves! 1 shouldn’t
like to lose any o f you at this stage! Oh, dear me, no!’
Charlie glanced back over his shoulder and saw the great
iron entrance gates slowly closing behind him. The crowds on
the outside were still pushing and shouting. Charlie took a last
look at them . T hen, as the gates closed with a clang, all sight
o f the outside world disappeared.
‘Here we are!’ cried M r W onka, walking along in front of
the group. ‘Through this big red door, please! That’s right! It’s
nice and warm inside! I have to keep it w arm inside the factory
because o f the workers! My workers are used to an extremely hot
climate! They c a n ’t stand the cold! T hey’d die if they went o u t­
doors in this weather! T hey’d freeze to death!’
‘But who are these workers?’ asked Augustus Gloop.
‘All in good time, my dear boy!’ said M r W onka, smiling
at Augustus. ‘Be patient! You shall see everything as we go
along! Are all o f you inside? Good! Would you m ind closing the
door? Thank you!’
Charlie Bucket found him self standing in a long corridor
that stretched away in front o f him as far as he could see. The
corridor was so wide that a car could easily have been driven
along it. The walls were pale pink, the lighting was soft and
pleasant.

1 But do keep together! — Очень вас прошу — держитесь все


вместе! (Вспомогательный глагол do употребляется здесь для уси­
ления просьбы.)
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‘How lovely and warm!’ whispered Charlie.
‘I know. And what a marvellous smell!’ answered G ra n d ­
pa Joe, taking a long deep sniff. All the most wonderful smells
in the world seemed to be mixed up in the air around them —
the smell o f roasting coffee and burnt sugar and melting c h o c­
olate and m int and violets and crushed hazelnuts and apple blos­
som and caramel and lemon peel1.
And far away in the distance, from the heart o f the great
factory, cam e a m uffled roar o f energy as though some m o n ­
strous gigantic m achine were spinning its wheels at breakneck
speed.
‘N ow this, my dear ch ild ren ,’ said Mr W onka, raising his
voice above the noise, ‘this is the m ain corridor. Will you please
hang your coats and hats on those pegs over there, and then
follow me. That's the way!2 Good! Everyone ready? C om e on,
then! H ere we go!’ He went quickly down the corridor, and the
visitors all hurried after him.
It was quite a large party o f people. T here were nine
grow n-ups and five children, fourteen in all3. So you can im ­
agine that was a good deal o f pushing and shoving as they
hurried dow n the corridor, trying to keep up with the swift
little figure in front o f them . ‘C om e onV cried M r W onka.
Get a move on, please! W e’ll never get round today if you
dawdle like this!4’
Soon, he turned right off the main corridor into another
slightly narrow er passage.
Then he turned left.
Then left again.
T hen right.

1 lemon peel — лимонная цедра


2 That's the way! — Сюда, пожалуйста!
3 fourteen in all — всего четырнадцать человек
4 Get a move on, please! We’ll never get round today if you dawdle
like this! — Пожалуйста, быстрей! Мы сегодня ничего не успе­
ем, если вы будете так плестись!
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T hen left.
Then right.
T h en right.
Then left.
The place was like a gigantic rabbit warren1 with passages
leading this way and that in every direction.
‘D on’t you let go my hand, Charlie2, ’ whispered G randpa
Joe.
‘N otice now all these passages are sloping downwards!’
called out M r W onka. ‘We are now going underground! All the
m ost im portant rooms in my factory are deep down below the
surface!’
‘W hy is th a t? ’ som ebody asked.
‘There w ouldn’t be nearly enough space for them up on
top!’ answered M r Wonka. ‘These rooms we are going to see
are enormousl T hey’re larger th an football fields! N o building in
the world would be big enough for them! But down here, u n ­
derneath the ground, I ’ve got all the space I want. There’s no
limit — so long as I hollow it out.3
M r W onka turned right.
He turned left.
He turned right again.
The passages were becom ing steeper and steeper now.
T hen suddenly, M r W onka stopped. In front o f him ,
there was a shiny metal door. The party crowded round. O n the
door, in large letters, it said:

TH E CHOCOLATE ROOM

1 rabbit warren — кроличья нора


2 Don’t you let go my hand, Charlie — Чарли, не отпускай мою
руку
3 There’s no limit — so long as I hollow it out. — Для меня нет
границ. Только нужно копать все глубже и глубже.
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Helpful Words

tail coat n ф р ак
plum-coloured adj сливового цвета
velvet n бархат
walking cane n трость
goatee n козл и н ая бородка, эсп аньолка
twinkle v сверкать
cock v зд. н акло н ять голову
squirrel п белка
wart п зд. мозоль
sole п подош ва
wander off phr v зд. разбредаться
clang п л язг
stretch v простираться
crushed adj изм ельченны й, дроблены й
hazelnut п фундук
apple blossom п цветки яблони
muffled adj приглуш енны й
roar п рев
spin v зд. вращ ать
wheel п колесо
breakneck adj о п асн ы й , головокруж ительны й
peg п крю чок
keep up phr v зд. не отставать
passage п ход, коридор
steep adj крутой

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.


a) W ho was standing all alone in the open gates o f the
factory?
b) W hat did M r W onka wear?
c) W hat did he carry in one hand?
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d) What did he look like? H ow did he look?*
e) How did he welcome the five kids?
0 W hat did he ask the kids to do?
g) Was he as excited as everyone else?
h) W hat did he think the word ‘veruca’ m eant?
i) W hich o f the kids was the last one to be welcom ed by
M r W onka?
j) Was it w arm inside the factory?
k) Did M r W onka tell his guests who his workers were?
1) G randpa Joe liked the smell o f the factory, d id n ’t he?
m) W hat did M r W onka ask the kids to do before they
followed him?
n) W here did M r W onka take his guests? Why?
o) M r W onka’s factory was underneath the ground, wasn’t
it?
p) W hat was the first room the guests saw?

2 Describe the way M r Wonka:


a) was dressed (top hat; trousers; tail coat; gloves; cane).
b) looked like (goatee, eyes, his whole face).
c) behaved (quick and sharp and full o f life; quick jerky
little movements; cocked his head in this way and that;
like a squirrel).

3 Use these exclamations in your mini-dialogues. Look at the tip


first.
Tip: — Hi, Helen.
— Hi, Nick! Overjoyed to have you with us!
or — H i, Helen.
— Hi, Nick. I ’m so glad you could come!

* REMEMBER: Вопрос What does/did a person look like? зада­


ется, когда вы хотите узнать, как человек выглядит вообще, то
есть о его внешности. А вопрос How does/did a person look?—
когда вы хотите узнать, как он выглядит в какой-то определен­
ный момент.
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or — Hi, Helen.
— Hi, Nick. Welcome to our town. How good to see you
again!

W ELCOME! O V E R JO Y E D TO HAVE YOU


W ITH US!
H O W G O O D TO W H A T A P L E A SU R E T H IS IS!
SEE YOU!
D ELIG H TED ! I ’M SO G L A D Y O U C O U L D
COME!
CH A RM ED ! D E L IG H T E D TO M E E T YOU!
H O W ARE YOU! EXCELLENT!

4 Draw Mr Wonka and describe him to your group-mates.

5 Discuss in class.
a) D o you like M r W onka? Why or why not?
b) In your view does the author like M r W onka? Why or
why not?
c) W ho do you think was working in M r W onka’s factory?

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THE CHOCOLATE ROOM

‘A n im portant room , this!’ cried M r W onka, taking a


bunch o f keys from his pocket and putting one into the keyhole of
the door. ‘ This is the nerve centre o f the whole factory, the heart
o f the whole business! And so beautiful! I insist upon my rooms
being beautiful! I c a n ’t beat ugliness in factories! In we go, then!
But do be careful, my dear children! Don’t lose your heads!1
D o n ’t get over-excited! Keep very calm!’

1 Don’t lose your heads! — He теряйте головы!


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M r Wonka opened the door. Five children and nine grown­
ups pushed their ways in — and oh, what an amazing sight it was
that now met their eyes!1
They were looking down upon a lovely valley. There were
green meadows on either side o f the valley, and along the b o t­
tom o f it there flowed great brown river.
W hat is m ore, there was a trem endous waterfall halfway
along the river — a steep cliff from which the water fell.
Below the waterfall (and this was the most astonishing sight
o f all), a whole mass o f enorm ous glass pipes were dangling down
into the river from somewhere high up in the ceiling! They really
were enormous, those pipes. There must have been a dozen o f
them at least, and they were sucking up the brownish muddy
water from the river and carrying it away to goodness knows
where. And because they were made o f glass, you could see the
liquid flowing and bubbling along inside them, and above the
noise o f the waterfall, you could hear the never-ending suck-suck-
sucking sound of the pipes as they did their work2.
Graceful trees and bushes were growing along the river-
banks.
In the meadows there were thousands o f buttercups.
‘ There'.' cried M r W onka, dancing up and down and point­
ing his gold-topped cane at the great brown river. ‘It’s all c h o c­
olate! Every drop o f that river is hot melted chocolate o f the
finest quality. The very finest quality. T here’s enough chocolate
in there to fill every bathtub in the entire country! And all the
swimming pools as well! Isn’t it terrific"! And just lookat my pipes!
They suck up the chocolate and carry it away to all the other
rooms in the factory where it is needed! Thousands of gallons an
hour, my dear children! Thousands and thousands o f gallons!’

1 what an amazing sight it was that now met their eyes! — какой
удивительный вид открылся перед ними!
2 you could hear the never-ending suck-suck-sucking sound of the
pipes as they did their work — можно было слышать нескончае­
мый звук работающих труб, всасывающих эту жидкость
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The children and their parents were too flabbergasted to
speak. They were staggered. They were dumbfounded. They
were bewildered and dazzled. They were completely bowled over
by the hugeness of the whole thing1. They simply stood and
stared.
‘The waterfall is very im portant!’ M r W onka went on. ‘It
mixes the chocolate! It churns it up! It pounds it and beats it! It
makes it light! N o o th er factory in the world mixes its chocolate
by waterfall! But it’s the only way to do it properly! The only way!
And do you like my trees?’ he cried, pointing with his stick.
‘And my lovely bushes? D o n ’t you think they look pretty? I told
you I hated ugliness! And o f course they are all eatable! All made
o f som ething different and delicious! And do you like my m ead­
ows? D o you like my grass and my buttercups? The grass you are
standing on, my dear little ones, is made o f a new kind o f soft,
m inty sugar that I've just invented! Try a blade! Please do! It’s
delectable1.'
Automatically, everybody bent down and picked one blade
o f grass — everybody, that is, except Augustus G loop, who
took a big handful.
And Violet Beauregarde, before tasting her blade o f grass,
took the piece o f world-record-breaking chewing-gum out o f her
m outh and stuck it carefully behind her ear.
‘Isn’t it wonderful?’ whispered Charlie. ‘H a sn ’t it got a
wonderful taste, G ra n d p a ?’
‘I could eat the whole fieldV said G randpa Joe, grinning
with delight. I could go around on all fours like a cow2 and eat
every blade o f grass in the field!’
‘Try a buttercup!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘T h ey ’re even nicerV
Suddenly, the air was filled with screams o f excitement.
The screams cam e from Veruca Salt. She was pointing, to the

1 completely bowled over by the hugeness of the whole thing —


полностью ошарашены грандиозностью увиденного
2 1 could go around on all fours like a cow — Я мог бы сам встать
на четвереньки, как корова
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other side o f the river. 'Look! Look over there!’ she screamed.
‘W hat is it? H e ’s moving! H e ’s walking! It’s a little person1
. It’s a
little man\ Down there below the waterfall!’
Everybody stopped picking buttercups and stared across
the river.
'S h e’s right, GrandpaV cried Charlie. ‘It is a little man!
Can you see h im ?’
‘I see him, Charlie!’ said G randpa Joe excitedly.
And now everybody started shouting at once.
‘T here’s hvo o f them !’
‘T h e re’s more than two! T h ere’s one, two, three, four,
five!’
‘W hat are they doing?’
‘W here do they come from ?’
‘W ho are they?’
Children and parents alike rushed down to the edge o f the
river to get a closer look.
‘A ren’t they fantasticV
‘N o higher than my knee!’
‘Look at their funny long hair!’
The tiny men — they were no larger th an m edium -sized
dolls — had stopped what they were doing, and now they were
staring back across the river at the visitors. One o f them pointed
towards the children, and then he whispered som ething to the
other four, and all five o f them burst into peals o f laughter.
‘But they c a n ’t be real people,’ Charlie said.
‘O f course th e y ’re real peo ple,’ M r W onka answered.
‘T hey’re O o m p a-L o o m p as.’

Helpful Words
insist (upon) v настаивать на чем -либо
ugliness n уродство, некрасивость
valley n долина
meadow n луг
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halfway adv на пол пути
cliff п утес, скала
pipe п труба
dangle v свисать
buttercup п лю тик
bathtub п ванна
gallon п галлон (мера ж идкости, равная 4,5 л)
flabbergasted adj изум ленны й
staggered adj пораж ен ны й
dumbfounded adj потрясенны й
bewildered adj ош елом лён ны й
dazzled adj ослепленны й
churn v вспенивать
pound v взбивать
blade n зд. травинка
delectable adj восхитительны й

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.


a) Was the Chocolate Room the nerve centre o f the whole
factory?
b) W hat did the kids and nine grow n-ups see when M r
W onka opened the door o f the Chocolate Room?
c) W hat was the most astonishing sight o f all?
d) W hat were these pi pes doing?
e) W hat was so unusual about the river the guests saw?
0 The children and their parents were very m uch sur­
prised w hen they heard about the chocolate river,
w eren’t they?
g) Why was the waterfall most im portant?
h) Did M r W onka invite everybody to taste his grass?
i) Could G ran d p a Joe eat the whole field o f this grass?
j) Why did Veruca Salt start screaming all o f a sudden?

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Say “true” or “false”. If “false”, give the right answer.
a) The Chocolate R oom was a very im portant room.
b) W hen M r W onka opened the doors o f the Chocolate
R oom , the guests saw nothing special there.
c) Below the waterfall there were m any glass pipes, go­
ing down into the river from somewhere high up in
the ceiling.
d) The huge pipes were sucking up the brownish m uddy
water.
e) There was nothing growing along the riverbanks.
f) Every drop o f this river was hot melted chocolate.
g) The grass was m ade o f a new kind o f soft, minty
sugar.
h) Suddenly everybody saw some huge m en across the
river.

Say who said it and when.


a) 1 insist upon my rooms being beautiful!
b) Try a blade! Please, do! It’s delectable!
c) H asn ’t it got a wonderful taste, G randpa?
d) I could go around on all fours like a cow and eat every
blade o f grass in the field!
e) It’s a little man! Down there below the waterfall!
f) S he’s right, Grandpa!

Fill in the chart with the words from Chapter 15. See who
scores more.

Beauty Size Ugliness Surprise


(П р и в л е к а­ (Размер) (Н епри влека­ (У д и в л ен и е)
тельность) тельность)
lovely trem endous ugliness amazing

Follow-up. Translate these words into Russian. Use a diction­


ary, if necessary.
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5 Describe how Mr Wonka made chocolate in hisfactory- Look
at the tip first.
Tip: pipes — to suck up the chocolate; to carry it away to all
rooms where it was needed.
waterfall — to mix the chocolate; to churn it; to pound it;
to beat.

6 Discuss in class.
a) Have you ever been to a chocolate factory? Would
you like to go to one? Why or why not?
b) M r W onka’s factory was a very unusual place. Have
you ever been to any unusual place? W hat was it like
there?
c) D o you feel that something unusual is going to happen
to the kids? Why or why not?

7 Sum up Chapter 15 in 4 - 6 sentences.


16
THE OOMPA-LOOMPAS

‘ Oompa-Loompas'1': everyone said at once. ‘ Oompa-Loom-


pasV
‘Im p o rted direct from L o o m p a lan d ,’ said M r W onka
proudly.
‘T h e re’s no such p lace,’ said Mrs Salt.
‘Excuse m e, dear lady, b u t...’
‘ Mr Wonka,’ cried Mrs Salt. ‘I’m a teacher o f geography...’
T h e n you’ll know all about it,’ said M r Wonka. ‘And oh,
what a terrible country it is! N othing but thick jungles infestedby

1 Oompa-Loompas — Умпа-Лумпы (вымышленное название кро­


хотных человечков)
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the most dangerous beasts in the world — hornswogglers and
snozzwangers and those terrible wicked whangdoodles1. A whang-
doodle would eat ten O om pa-L oom pas for breakfast and com e
galloping back for a second helping. W hen I went out there, I
found the little O om pa-L oom pas living in tree houses. They had
to live in tree houses to escape from the whangdoodles and the
hornswogglers and the snozzwangers. And they were living on
green caterpillars, an d the caterpillars tasted revolting, and the
O om pa-L oom pas spent every m o m ent o f their days climbing
through the treetops looking for o th er things to mash up with
the caterpillars2 to make them taste better — red beetles, for
instance, and eucalyptus leaves, and the bark o f the bong-bong
tree, all o f them beastly, but not quite so beastly as the cater­
pillars. P o or little O om pa-Loom pas! The one food that that
they longed for more than any o th er was the cacao bean3. But
they c o u ld n ’t get it. An O o m p a-L oo m p a was lucky if he found
three or four cacao beans a year. But oh, how they craved
them. They used to dream about cacao beans all night and talk
about them all day. You had only to mention the word “cacao ”
to an O om pa-Loom pa and he would start dribbling at the mouth4.
The cacao b e a n ,’ M r W onka continued, ‘which grows on the
cacao tree, happens to be the thing from which all chocolate is
made. You cannot make chocolate without the cacao bean. The
cacao bean is chocolate. I myself use billions o f cacao beans
every week in this factory. And so, my dear children, as soon
as I discovered that the O om pa-L oom pas were crazy about this
particular food, I climbed up to their tree-house village and
poked my head in through the door o f the tree house belonging

1 hornswogglers... snozzwangers... whangdoodles — названия вы-


мышленных животных
2 to mash up with the caterpillars — чтобы приметать их к гусе­
ницам
3 cacao bean — боб какао
4 he would start dribbling at the mouth — у него тут же начинали
течь слюнки
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to the leader o f the tribe. The poor little fellow, looking thin
and starved, was sitting there trying to eat a bowl full o f m ashed-
up green caterpillars without being sick. “ Look h e re ,” I said
(speaking not in English, o f course, but in O om pa-L oom pish),
“look here, if you and all your people com e back to my country
and live in my factory, you can have all the cacao beans you
want! I ’ve got m ountains o f them in my storehouses'. You can
have cacao beans for every meal! I ’ll even pay your wages in
cacao beans if you wish!”
‘“You really m ean it?” asked the O o m p a-L oo m p a lead­
er, leaping up from his chair.
“ ‘O f course I m ean it,” I said. “And you can have c h o c ­
olate as well. Chocolate tastes even better th an cacao beans
because it’s got milk and sugar added.”
‘The little man gave a great whoop o f joy and threw his
bowl o f m ashed caterpillars right out o f the tree-house window.
“It’s a deal!1” he cried. “ C om e on! Let’s go!”
‘So I shipped them all over here, every m an, wom an,
and child in the O om pa-L oom pa tribe. It was easy. I smuggled
them over in large packing cases with holes in them , and they
all got here safely. They are wonderful workers. They all speak
English now. They love dancing and music. They are always
making up songs. I expect you will hear a good deal o f singing
today from tim e to time. I must warn you, though, that they
are rather mischievous. They like jokes. They still wear the
same kind o f clothes they wore in the jungle. T hey insist upon
that. The m en, as you can see for yourselves across the river,
wear only deerskins. The wom en wear leaves, and the children
w ear nothing at all. The wom en use fresh leaves every day...’
‘Daddy! ’shouted Veruca Salt (the girl w ho got everything
she wanted). ‘Daddy! I want an O om pa-Loom pa! I w ant you to
get me an O om pa-Loom pa! 1 want an O o m p a-L o om p a right
away! 1 want to take it hom e with me! G o on, Daddy! G et me
an O om pa-L oom pa!’

1 It’s a deal! — По рукам!


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‘Now , now, my pet!’ h er father said to her, ‘we m u stn ’t
interrupt M r W onka.’
‘But I want an Oompa-Loompa!’ scream ed Veruca.
'All right, Veruca, all right. But 1 c a n ’t get it for you this
second. Please be patient. I ’ll see you have one before the day
is o u t.1’
‘Augustus!’ shouted M rs G loop. ‘Augustus, sweetheart,
d o n ’t do that.' Augustus G loop, as you might have guessed, had
quietly sneaked down to the edge o f the river, and he was now
kneeling on the riverbank, scooping hot melted chocolate into
his m outh as fast as he could.

Helpful Words
infest v киш еть, быть зап олн енны м
wicked adj злой
caterpillar n гусеница
beetle n жук
bark n кора дерева
long (for) v очень хотеть
mention v упом инать
billion n м иллиард
tribe n племя
storehouse n склад
wages n pi заработная плата
ship v зд. привозить
smuggle v тайно перевозить
packing case n уп аковочны й я щ и к
make up phr v сочинять, придумы вать
mischievous 'adj озорн ой
deerskin n оленья кожа
sneak v тайком пробраться -
scoop v зд. пить, зачерпы вая п ри горш ням и

1 I’ll see you have one before the day is out. — К концу дня я
достану тебе Умпа-Лумпа.
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Exercises
Answer the questions.

a) How were the little people, who worked in M r W o n ­


ka’s factory, called?
b) Was Loom paland a nice country?
c) Why did the little Oom pa-Loom pas live in tree-houses?
d) What did they live on?
e) W hat was the only food they longed for?
f) How did the Oompa-Loompas react to the word ‘cacao’?
g) Can you make chocolate w ithout chocolate beans?
h) W hat did M r W onka do when he discovered that the
O om pa-L oom pas were crazy about the cacao beans?
i) How did M r W onka bring the little people into his
country?
j) V eruca Salt w anted to have an O o m p a -L o o m p a ,
d id n ’t she?
k) What did her father promise h er to do?
1) What was Augustus G loop doing at that m om ent?

Say “true” or “false”. If “false”, give the right answer. Look


at the tip first.
Tip 1: — Loompaland was a terrible country.
— It's true (That’s right; I ca n ’t agree more; Absolute­
ly). Loompaland was really a terrible country.
Tip 2: — Mrs Salt was a teacher of mathematics.
— It’s false (That’s not right; You’re kidding me; It’s
hardly so; I ca n ’t agree with you). Mrs Salt wasn’t a
teacher o f maths, she was a teacher o f geography.
a) The jungles in Loom paland were infested by tigers.
b) The caterpillars tasted delicious.
c) The one food that the O om pa-L oom pas longed for
more than any other was the cacao bean.
d) The O om pa-L oom pas found as m any cacao beans as
they wanted.
e) You cannot make chocolate without the cacao bean.
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0 M r W onka never used cacao beans in his factory.
g) W hen M r W onka climbed up to the tree-house vil­
lage, the leader o f the tribe was eating cacao beans.
h) M r W onka promised to the leader o f the tribe that he
would pay the O om pa-L oom pas their wages in cacao
beans.
i) The Oompa-Loompas didn’t want to go with M r Wonka.
j) M r W onka shipped the O om pa-L oom pas in cages.

3 Say who said it and when.


a) Im ported direct from Loom paland.
b) M r W onka, I ’m a teacher o f geography.
c) The cacao bean, which grows on the cacao tree, hap­
pens to be the thing from which all chocolate is made.
d) Look here, if you com e back to my country and live in
my factory, you can have all the cacao beans you want.
e) I t’s a deal!
f) Daddy, I want an O om pa-L oo m pa right away!
g) Now, now, my pet! We mustn’t interrupt M r Wonka.
h) Augustus, sweetheart, d o n ’t do that.

Match the words in the left-hand column with their definitions


in the right-hand-column. Use a dictionary if necessary.
to import to want something very m uch and in a way
that is hard to control
to infest to have saliva (слюна) coming out onto your
chin
to crave to take someone or something secretly into or
out o f a country
to dribble to move somewhere quietly and secretly so that
no one can see you
to smuggle to buy a product from another country and
bring it in your country
to make up if animals infest a place there are very many of
them in it
to sneak to invent a story, poem
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5 “Hornswogglers”, “snozzwangers” and “whangdoodles” are
imaginary animals. Draw them and then describe them to your
group-mates.

6 Discuss in class.
W hat sort o f people were the O om pa-L oom pas? D o you
like them or not?

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AUGUSTUS GLOOP
GOES UP THE PIPE
W hen M r W onka turned round and saw what Augustus
G loop was doing, he cried out, ‘O h, no! Please, Augustus,
please! I beg o f you not to do that. My chocolate must be u n ­
touched by hum an hands!’
‘Augustus!’ called out Mrs G loop. ‘D id n ’t you hear what
the m an said? C om e away from that river at once!’
‘This stuff is fabulous!’ said Augustus, taking not the slight­
est notice of his mother or Mr Wonka. ‘Gosh, I need a bucket to
drink it properly!’1
‘Augustus,’ cried M r W onka, hopping up and down and
waving his stick in the air, ‘you must com e away. You are dirt­
ying my chocolate!’
‘Augustus!’ cried Mrs Gloop.
‘Augustus!’ cried M r G loop.
But Augustus was deaf to everything except the call o f his
enorm ous stom ach. He was now lying full length on the ground

1 ‘This stuff is fabulous!’ said Augustus, taking not the slightest


notice of his mother or Mr Wonka. ‘Gosh, I need a bucket to drink
it properly!’ — «Это необычайно вкусно! — сказал Агастас, не
обращая никакого внимая ни на мать, ни на мистера Вонку. —
Господи, да его надо ведром пить».
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with his head far out over the river, lapping up the chocolate like
a d og.1
‘Augustus!’ shouted Mrs Gloop. ‘Y ou’ll be giving that nasty
cold o f yours to about a million people all over the country!’
‘Be careful, Augustus!’ shouted M r G loop. ‘Y o u ’re lean­
ing too far out!’
M r Gloop was absolutely right. For suddenly, there was a
shriek, and then a splash, and Augustus Gloop went into the river,
and in one second he had disappeared under the brown surface.
‘Save him!’ scream ed Mrs G loop, going white in the face,
and waving her umbrella about. ‘H e ’ll drown! He c a n ’t swim a
yard ! Save him! Save him!’
‘G o o d heavens, w o m an ,’ said M r G loop, ‘I ’m not diving
in there! I ’ve got my best suit on!’
Augustus G lo o p ’s face cam e up again to the surface,
painted brown with chocolate. ‘Help! Help! Help!’ he yelled.
‘Fish me out!’
‘D o n ’t just stand there!’ M rs G lo o p scream ed at M r
G loop. ‘D o something!’
‘I am doing something!’ said M r G loop, who was now
taking off his jacket and getting ready to dive into the chocolate.
But while he was doing this, the wretched boy was being sucked
closer and closer towards the m outh o f one o f the great pipes
that was dangling down into the river. T h en all at once, he was
pulled un d er the surface and then into the m outh o f the pipe.
The crowd on the riverbank waited breathlessly to see where
he would com e out.
‘ There he goes!' somebody shouted, pointing upwards.
A nd sure enough, because the pipe was m ade o f glass,
Augustus G loop could be clearly seen shooting up inside it,
head first, like a torpedo.

1 He was now lying full length on the ground with his head far out
over the river, lapping up the chocolate like a dog. — Он лежал,
вытянувшись во весь рост, на земле, свесив голову над рекой,
и лакал шоколад, как собака.
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‘Help! Murder! Police!’ scream ed Mrs G loop. ‘Augustus,
com e back at once! W here are you going?’
‘It’s a w onder to m e ,’ said M r G loop, ‘how that pipe is
big enough for him to go through it.’
‘It isn’t big enough!’ said Charlie Bucket. ‘O h dear, look!
H e ’s slowing down?
‘So he is!’ said G randpa Joe.
‘H e ’s going to stickV said Charlie.
‘I think he is!’ said G ran d p a Joe.
‘By golly, he has stuck!’ said Charlie.
‘I t ’s his stom ach th a t’s done it!’ said M r G loop.
‘H e ’s blocked the whole pipe!’ said G ran d pa Joe.
‘Smash the pipe!’ yelled Mrs G loop, still waving her
umbrella. ‘Augustus, com e out o f there at once!’
The watchers below could see the chocolate building up
behind the boy in a solid mass, and pushing against the blockage.1
The pressure was terrific. Something had to give. Something did
give, and that something was Augustus.2 WHOOF! U p he shot
again like a bullet in the barrel o f gun.
‘H e ’s disappeared!’ yelled Mrs G loop. ‘W here does that
pipe go to? Quick! Call the fire brigade!’
‘Keep calm!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘Keep calm, my dear lady,
keep calm. There is no danger! N o danger whatsoever! Augustus
has gone on a little journey, that’s all. A most interesting little
journey. But he’ll come out of it just fine, you wait and see.3
‘How can he possibly com e out just fine!’ snapped Mrs
G loop. ‘H e ’ll be m ade into marshmallows in five seconds!’

1 The watchers below could see the chocolate building up behind


the boy in a solid mass, pushing against the blockage. — Наблюдав­
шие снизу видели, как шоколад скапливался в трубе за мальчи­
ком и всей своей плотной массой давил на него.
2 Something had to give. Something did give, and that something
was Augustus. — И что-то должно было поддаться этому напору.
Так оно и получилось. И этим чем-то оказался Агастас.
3 But he’ll come out of it just fine, you wait and see. — Но он
вернется из него целым и невредимым. Вот увидите.
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‘Impossible!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘Unthinkable! Absurd! He
could never be made into marshmallows!’
‘And why not, may I ask?’ shouted Mrs G loop.
‘Because that pip e d o esn’t go anywhere near it! That
pipe — the one Augustus went up — happens to lead directly to
the room where I make a most delicious kind o f strawberry-
flavoured chocolate-coatedfudge...'
‘Then he’ll be made into strawberry-flavoured chocolate-coated
fudge!’ screamed Mrs Gloop. ‘My poor Augustus! They’ll be selling
him by the pound1 all over the country tomorrow morning!’
‘Quite right,’ said M r Gloop.
‘I know I ’m right,’ said Mrs Gloop.
‘It’s not a jo k e ,’ said M r G loop.
‘M r W onka d oesn ’t seem to think so!’ cried Mrs G loop.
‘Just look at him! H e’s laughing his head off!2 How dare you
laugh like that when my boy’s just gone up the pipe! You m o n ­
ster!’ she shrieked, pointing her um brella at M r W onka as
though she were going to run him through3. You think it’s a
joke, do you? You think that sucking my boy up into your
Fudge Room like that is just one great big colossal jo k e?’
‘H e ’ll be perfectly safe,’ said M r W onka, giggling slightly.
‘H e ’ll be chocolate fudge!’ shrieked Mrs G loop.
‘Never!’ cried M r Wonka.
‘O f course he will!' shrieked Mrs G loop,
‘1 w o uldn’t allow it!’ cried M r Wonka.
‘And why n o t?’ shrieked Mrs G loop.
‘Because the taste would be terrible,’ said M r W onka.
‘Just imagine it! Augustus-flavoured chocolate-coated Gloop!
No one would buy it.’

1 They’ll be selling him by the pound — Его будут продавать ф ун ­


тами
2 He’s laughing his head off! — Да он умирает со смеху!
3 as though she were going to run him through — словно пытаясь
проткнуть его насквозь
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‘They most certainly would!’ cried M r G loop indignantly
‘I don’t want to think about it!’ shrieked M rs Gloop.
‘Nor do I ,’ said Mr W onka.1 ‘And 1 do promise you, m ad ­
am , that your darling boy is perfectly safe.’
‘If h e ’s perfectly safe, then where is h e?’ snapped Mrs
G loop. ‘Lead me to him this instant!’
M r W onka turned around and clicked his fingers sharply,
click, click, click, three times. Im m ediately, an O o m p a-L o o m ­
pa appeared, as if from nowhere, and stood beside him.
The O om p a-L o o m p a bowed and smiled, showing beauti­
ful white teeth. His skin was rosy-white, his long hair was gold­
en-brow n, and the top o f his head cam e just above the height o f
M r W onka’s knee. He wore the usual deerskin.
‘N ow listen to me!’ said M r W onka, looking down at the
tiny m an. ‘1 want you to take M r and M rs G loop up to the
Fudge Room and help them to find their son, Augustus. H e ’s
just gone up the p ip e .’
The O o m p a-L o om pa took one look at Mrs G loop and
exploded into peals o f laughter.
‘Oh, do be quiet!’ said, M r Wonka. ‘Control yourself! Pull
yourself together!2 Mrs G loop doesn’t think it’s at all funny!’
‘You can say that again!’ said Mrs G loop.
‘G o straight to the Fudge R o o m ,’ M r W onka said to the
O om pa-L oom pa, ‘and when you get there, take a long stick
and start poking around inside the big chocolate-m ixing barrel3.
I’m almost certain you’ll find him in there. But y o u ’d better
look sharp! Y ou’ll have to hurry! If you leave him in the ch o co ­
late-mixing barrel too long, h e ’ll be poured out into the fudge

1 ‘I don’t want to think about it!’ shrieked Mrs Gloop. ‘Nor do I,’
said Mr Wonka. — «Я даже думать об этом не хочу!» — истош но
завопила миссис Глуп. «Я тоже не хочу», — вторил ей мистер
Вонка.
2 Pull yourself together! — Возьми себя в руки!
3 chocolate-mixing barrel — шоколадосмеситель
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boiler, and that really would be a disaster, w ouldn’t it? My
fudge would becom e quite uneatable!’
M rs G lo o p let out a shriek o f fury.
‘I ’m jo k in g ,’ said M r W onka, giggling madly behind his
beard. ‘I d id n ’t m ean it. Forgive me. I’m so sorry. G ood-bye,
Mrs Gloop! And M r Gloop! Good-bye! I’ll see you later...’
As M r and Mrs G loop and their tiny escort hurried away,
the five O om pa-L oom pas on the far side o f the river suddenly
began hopping and dancing about and beating wildly upon a
num ber o f very small drums. ‘Augustus G loop!’ they chanted.
‘Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop! Augustus G loop!’
‘G randpa!’ cried Charlie. ‘Listen to them , Grandpa! What
are they doing?’
‘Ssshh!’ whispered G ran d p a Joe. ‘I think th ey ’re going to
sing us a song!’
‘Augustus Gloop!' sang the O om pa-Loom pas.
‘Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!
The great big greedy nincompoop!
How long could we allow this beast
To gorge and guzzle, feed and feast
On everything he wanted to ?
Great Scott! It simply wouldn’t do!
He 7/ be quite changed from what h e ’s been,
When he goes through the fudge machine.
We boil him fo r a minute more,
Until we ’re absolutely sure
That all the greed and all the gall
Is boiled away fo r once and all. ’
‘I told you they loved singing!’ cried M r W onka. ‘A ren’t
they delightful? A ren’t they charm ing? But you m ustn ’t believe
a word they said. It’s all nonsense, every bit o f it!’
‘Are the O om pa-L oom pas really joking, G ran d p a? ’ asked
Charlie.
‘O f course th ey ’re jok in g,’ answered G randpa Joe. ‘They
must be joking. At least, I hope they’re joking. D o n ’t you?’
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Helpful Words
hop v п р ы гат ь , подпры гивать
deaf adj глухой
call n зов
cold n зд. простуда
shriek n прон зительн ы й кр и к
splash n всплеск
drown v утонуть
yard n ярд (мера длины , равная 0,914 метра)
slow down phr v замедлить, сбавить скорость
stick v зд. застревать
bullet п пуля
barrel п зд. ствол ружья
snap v рявкнуть
strawberry-flavoured adj с клубничны м вкусом
chocolate-coated adj покры ты й ш околадом
fudge п пом адка
indignantly adv возм ущ енно
click v щ елкать
poke around phr v искать ощ упью , ш арить
disaster п катастроф а
fury п ярость
greedy adj ж адны й
nincompoop п зд. дурачок
gorge v ж адно поглощ ать
guzzle v есть с жадностью
feed v есть
feast v пировать
gall п зд. нахальство

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.


a) W hat did Mr W onka cry out when he saw what A u­
gustus was doing?
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b) Did Augustus com e away from the chocolate river?
c) W hat was M r G loop afraid of?
d) W hat happened to Augustus?
e) W hy d id n ’t M r G loop want to dive into the chocolate
river?
0 Augustus was sucked in by one o f the great pipes,
w asn’t he?
g) How could everybody see him in the pipe?
h) Was M r W onka worried about Augustus? Why or
why not?
i) Why did Mrs G loop scream that her son would be
m ade strawberry-flavoured chocolate-coated fudge?
j) Why did Mrs G loop call M r W onka “a m o n ster”?
k) Why w ouldn’t M r G loop allow Augustus to be c h o c ­
olate fudge?
1) W here did M r W onka ask an O o m p a-L o om p a to take
Mrs and M r Gloop?
m) W hat instruction did M r W onka give the O om pa-
Loompa?
n) W hat did the five O om pa-L oom pas on far side o f the
river suddenly begin to do when M r and M rs G loop
and their escort hurried away?
o) Did Charlie think that the O om pa-Loom pas were jo k ­
ing w hen he heard their song?

Say who said it and when.


a) C om e away from the river at once!
b) G osh, 1 need a bucket to drink it properly!
c) You are dirtying my chocolate!
d) Y ou’ll be giving that nasty cold o f yours to about a
million people all over the country.
e) Call the fire brigade.
f) T here is no danger! Augustus has gone on a little
journey.
g) H e ’ll be made into marshmallows in five seconds.
h) You monster!
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i) I want you to take M r and Mrs G loop up to the
Fudge R oom and help them to find their son.

3 Translate the phrases into Russian. Use them in your own


sentences or situations.
not to take the slightest notice
to lie full length
all over the country
to keep calm
to go on a journey
to sell by the pound/kilo
to laugh o n e ’s head off

4 Role-play the conversation between:


a) M r W onka, Mrs G loop, M r G loop (before Augus­
tus was sucked up by a pipe).
b) Mrs G loop, M r G loop, M r W onka (after Augustus
was sucked up by a pipe).

5 Discuss in class.
a) Was Augustus a good boy? Why or why not?
b) D o you agree that M r Wonka decided to teach him a
lesson? Was it a good way to teach somebody a lesson?

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DOWN THE CHOCOLATE RIVER
‘O ff we go!’ cried M r W onka. ‘H urry up, everybody!
Follow me to the next room! And please d o n ’t worry about
Augustus G loop. H e’s bound to come out in the w ash.1 They

1 He’s bound to come out in the wash. — Он непременно выйдет


вместе с мусором.
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always do. We shall have to make the next part o f the journey by
boat! H ere she comes! Look!’
A steamy mistwds rising up now from the great warm choc­
olate river, and out o f the mist there appeared suddenly a most
fantastic pink boat. It was a large open shining row boat with a
tall front and a tall back (like an old Viking boat1)- There were
m any oars on either side o f it, and as the boat came closer, the
watchers on the riverbank could see that the oars were being pulled
by masses o f O om pa-Loom pas — at least ten o f them to each oar.
‘This is m y private yacht ’ cried M r W onka, beaming with
pleasure. ‘I made her by hollowing out an enorm ous boiled sweet!
Isn’t she beautiful! See how she comes cutting through the river!’
The gleaming pink boiled-sweet boat glided up to the riv­
erbank. One hundred Oompa-Loompas rested on their oars2 and
stared up at the visitors. T hen suddenly, for some reason best
known to themselves, they all burst into shrieks o f laughter.
‘W h at’s so funny?’ asked Violet Beauregarde.
‘Oh, d o n ’t worry about themV cried M r W onka. ‘T hey’re
always laughing! They think everything’s a colossal joke! Jum p
into the boat, all o f you! C om e on! H urry up!’
As soon as everyone was safely in, the O om pa-L oom pas
pushed the boat away from the bank and began to row swiftly
downriver.
‘Hey, there! Mike Teavee!’ shouted M r W onka. ‘Please
do not lick the boat with your tongue! I t ’ll only make it sticky!’
‘D ad d y ,’ said Veruca Salt, ‘I want a boat like this! I want
you to buy me a big pink boiled-sweet boat exactly like M r
W onka’s! A nd I want lots o f O om pa-L oom pas to row me about,
and I want a chocolate river and I want... I w an t...’
‘She wants a good kick in the pants3,’ whispered G randpa
Joe to Charlie. The old m an was sitting in the back o f the boat and

1 like an old Viking boat — как древний корабль викингов


2 One hundred Oompa-Loompas rested on their oars — Сто Умпа-
Лумпов перестали грести
3 She wants a good kick in the pants — Ее надо как следует
отшлепать
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little Charlie Bucket was right beside him. Charlie was holding
tightly on to his grandfather’s bony old hand. He was so excited.
Everything that he had seen so fa r — the great chocolate river, the
waterfall, the huge sucking pipes, the minty sugar meadows, the
Oompa-Loompas, the beautiful pink boat, and most of all, Mr
Willy Wonka himself — had been so astonishing that he began to
wonder whether there could possibly be any more astonishments
left. Where were they going now? What were they going to see?
And what in the world was going to happen in the next room?
‘Isn’t it marvellous?’ said G randpa Joe, grinning at Charlie.
Charlie nodded and smiled up at the old man.
Suddenly, M r W onka, who was sitting on C harlie’s other
side, reached down into the bottom o f the boat, picked up a
large mug, dipped it into the river, filled it with chocolate, and
handed it to Charlie. ‘D rink th is,’ he said. ‘I t ’ll do you good!
You look starved to death!’
Then Mr Wonka filled a second mug and gave it to G rand­
pa Joe. ‘You, to o ,’ he said. ‘You look like a skeleton! W hat’s the
matter? H asn’t there been anything to eat in your house lately?’
‘N o t m u c h ,’ said G randpa Joe.
Charlie put the mug to his lips, and as the rich warm
cream y chocolate ran down his throat into his em pty tum m y,
his whole body from head to toe began to tingle with pleasure1,
and a feeling o f intense happiness spread over him.
‘You like it?’ asked M r Wonka.
‘Oh, it’s wonderful!’ Charlie said.
‘The creamiest loveliest chocolate I ’ve ever tasted!’ said
G randpa Joe, smacking his lips.
‘T h a t’s because it’s been mixed by waterfall,’ M r W onka
told him.
The boat sped on down the river. The river was getting
narrower. There was some kind o f a dark tunnel ahead — a

1 his whole body from head to toe began to tingle with pleasure —
все его тело, с головы до кончиков пальцев, задрожало от удо­
вольствия
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great round tunnel that looked like an enorm ous pipe — and the
river was running right into the tunnel. And so was the boat!
•Row on!’ shouted M r W onka, jum ping up and waving his stick
in the air. ‘Full speed ahead!1’ And with the O om pa-L oom pas
rowing faster than ever, the boat shot into the dark tunnel, and
all the passengers scream ed with excitement.
‘How can they see where th ey ’re going?’ shrieked Violet
Beauregarde in the darkness.
‘T h e re’s no knowing where they’re going!’ cried M r W on­
ka, laughing.
‘H e’s gone off his rocker!2’ shouted one o f the fathers,
and the oth er parents joined in the chorus o f frightened shout­
ing. ‘H e ’s crazy!’ they shouted.
‘H e’s balmy!’
‘H e ’s nutty!’
‘H e ’s screwy!’
H e ’s batty!’
‘H e ’s dippy!’
H e ’s dotty!’
H e ’s daffy!’
‘H e ’s goofy!'
‘H e ’s beany!’
‘H e ’s buggy!’
‘H e ’s wacky!’
‘H e ’s loony!3’
‘N o, he is not'.’ said G randpa Joe.
‘Switch on the lights!’ shouted M r W onka. And sudden­
ly, the lights cam e on, and Charlie could see that they were
indeed inside a gigantic p ip e, and the great walls o f the pipe
were pure white and spotlessly clean. The river o f chocolate was

1 Full speed ahead! — Полный вперед!


2 He’s gone off his rocker! — Он спятил!
3 He’s balmy... nutty... screwy... batty... dippy... dotty... daffy...
goofy... beany... buggy... wacky... loony! — Он ненормальный! (Все
прилагательные — синонимы слова crazy.)
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flowing very fast inside the pipe, and the O om pa-Loom pas were
all rowing like m ad, and the boat was rocketing along at a
furious pace. M r W onka was jum ping up and down in the back
o f the boat and calling to the rowers to row faster and faster
still. He seemed to love the sensation o f whizzing through a
white tunnel in a pink boat on a chocolate river, and he clapped
his hands and laughed and kept glancing at his passengers to see
if they were enjoying it as m uch as he.
‘Look, G randpa!’ cried Charlie. ‘T h e re’s a door in the
wall!’ It was a green d o o r and it was set into the wall o f the
tunnel just above the level o f the river. As they flashed past it
there was just enough tim e to read the writing on the door:
S T O R E R O O M N U M B E R 54, it said. A LL T H E C R EA M S -
D AIRY C R E A M , W H IP P E D C R E A M , V IO L E T C R E A M ,
C O F F E E C R E A M , P I N E A P P L E C R E A M , V A N IL L A
C R E A M , A N D H A IR CR EA M .
‘Hair cream?’ cried Mike Teavee. ‘You don’t use haircreamV
‘Row on!’ shouted M r W onka. ‘T h ere’s no tim e to a n ­
swer silly questions!’
They flashed past a black door. ST O R ER O O M N U M B E R
71, it said on it. W HIPS - ALL SH A PES A N D SIZES.
‘ WhipsV cried Veruca Salt. ‘W hat on earth do you use
w hips for?’
‘F or w hipping cream , o f course,’ said M r W onka. ‘How
can you w hip cream without w hips? T h ere’s no time for argu­
ing?. Press on, press on!’ But five seconds later, when a bright
red door came into sight ahead1, he suddenly waved his gold-
topped cane in the air and shouted, ‘Stop the boat!’

Helpful Words
mist n туман
row boat n вёсельная лодка

1 when a bright red door came into sight ahead — когда впереди
показалась ярко-красная дверь
ПО
oar n весло
yacht n яхта
hollow v выдалбливать
glide v зд. плавно плыть, скользить
so far adv пока, до этого момента
mug п кружка
dip v погружать, опускать
sped v past от speed зд. нестись
rocket v зд. лететь
furious adj зд. страш н ы й
расе п скорость
whip п взбивалка, венчи к
argue v спорить

Exercises
1 Answer the questions.
a)H ow did M r W onka and his guests were to make the
next part o f the journey?
b) The boat was beautiful, w asn’t it?
c) Was the boat m ade from a sweet?
d) W hat did one hundred O om pa-Loom pas do when they
saw the guests?
e) W hat was V eruca’s wish now?
0 W hat was Charlie astonished at?
g) W hat did M r W onka hand to Charlie and G randpa
Joe? Why?
h) Why was the chocolate so good?
i) Was the boat running right into the tunnel?
j) W hat did Charlie see when the lights cam e on?
k) Was the boat going along slowly or was she rocketing
at a furious pace?
1) W hat rooms did the boat flash past?
m) W hat did M r W onka ask the O om pa-L oom pas to do
when a bright red door cam e into sight ahead?
Ill
Match the two parts of the sentences

1) A steamy mist was rising a) and handed it to Char­


now from the great warm lie.
chocolate river b) and the river was run­
2) Everything that Charlie ning right into the tun­
h ad seen so far — th e nel.
great chocolate river, the c) his whole body from
waterfall, the huge suck­ head to toe began to
ing pipes, the O om pa- tingle with pleasure,
L oom pas, th e beautiful and a feeling o f in ­
pink boat, and most o f all tense happiness spread
M r W onka himself — had over him.
been so astonishing d) and out o f the mist
3) S u d d e n ly M r W o n k a , there appeared su d ­
who was sitting on C h ar­ denly a m ost fantas­
lie’s side, reached down tic pink boat.
into the b o tto m o f the e) that he began to w on­
boat, picked up a large d e r w h e t h e r th e r e
mug, dipp ed it into the could possibly be any
river, filled it with c h o c­ m ore asto n ish m ents
olate left.
4) Charlie put the mug to his 0 an d he clap p ed his
li ps, and as the rich warm hands and laughed and
c r e a m y c h o c o l a t e ra n kept glancing at his
down his throat into his passengers to see if
em pty tum m y they were enjoying it
5) There was some kind o f a as m u ch as he.
dark tunnel ahead
6) M r W o n k a s e e m e d to
love th e s e n s a t i o n o f
whizzing through a white
tunnel in a pink boat

Draw this fabulous pink boat and describe the journey which
Charlie and the other visitors made.
4 Draw a sketch-portrait of Veruca Salt. Do you like the girl?
Why or why not?

5 Discuss in class.
a) Have you ever travelled by boat? Was your journey as
astonishing as C harlie’s? Describe it to your group-
mates.
b) C an you guess what is going to happen in the next
chapter?
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THE INVENTING R O O M -
EVERLASTING GOBSTOPPERS
AND HAIR TOFFEE

W hen M r W onka shouted ‘Stop the boat!’ the Oompa-


Loompas jammed their oars into the river and backed water furi­
ously1. The boat stopped.
The O om pa-L oom pas guided the boat alongside the red
door. O n the door it said, INVENTING ROOM - PRIVATE -

1 the Oompa-Loompas jammed their oars into the river and backed
water furiously — Умпа-Лумпы опустили весла в воду и стали с
силой тормозить лодку
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KEEP O U T 1. M r W onka took a key from his pocket, leaned
over the side o f the boat, and put the key in the keyhole.
‘ This is the m ost im portant room in the entire factory!’ he
said. ‘All my m ost secret new inventions are cooking in here!
Old Fickelgruber would give his front teeth to be allowed inside
just for three minutes! So would Prodnose and Slugworth and
all the o th er rotten chocolate makers! But now, listen to me! I
want no messing about when you go in! N o touching, and no
tasting! Is that agreed?’
‘Yes, yes!’ the children cried. ‘We w o n ’t touch a thing!’
‘U p to n o w ,’ M r W onka said, ‘nobody else, not even an
O om pa-L oom pa, has ever been allowed in here!’ He opened
the door and stepped out o f the boat into the room. The four
children and their parents all went after him.
‘D o n ’t touch!’ shouted M r Wonka. ‘And d o n ’t knock any­
thing over!’
Charlie Bucket stared around the gigantic room in which
he now found himself. The place was like a witch’s kitchen! All
about him black metal pots were boiling and bubbling on huge
stoves, and kettles were hissing and pans were sizzling, and
strange iron m achines were clanking and there were pipes ru n ­
ning all over the ceiling and walls, and the whole place was
filled with smoke and steam and delicious rich smells.
M r Wonka himself had suddenly become even more excit­
ed than usual, and anyone could see that this was the room he
loved best o f all. He was hopping about among the saucepans and
the machines like a child am ong his Christmas presents, not
knowing which thing to look at first. He lifted the lid from a huge
pot and took a sniff; then he rushed over and dipped a finger
into a barr-el o f sticky yellow stuff and had a taste; then he skipped
across to one o f the machines and turned half a dozen knobs this
way and that; then he peered through the glass door o f a gigantic

1 INVENTING ROOM - PRIVATE - KEEP OUT - КОМНА­


ТА ДЛЯ И ЗО Б Р Е Т Е Н И Й - ПОСТОРОННИМ ВХОД ЗА­
ПРЕЩЕН
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oven, rubbing his hands and cackling with delight at what he saw
inside. T hen he ran over to another m achine, a small shiny
affair that kept going phut-phut-phut-phut-phut, and every time it
went phut, a large green marble dropped out o f it into a basket
on the floor. At least it looked like a marble.
‘Everlasting Gobstoppers1!’ cried M r W onka proudly.
‘T hey’re com pletely new! I am inventing them for children who
are given very little pocket money. You can put an Everlasting
G obstopper in your m o uth and you can suck it and suck it and
suck it and suck it and it will never get any smaller!’
‘It’s like gum !’ cried Violet Beauregarde.
‘It is not like gum ,’ M r Wonka said. ‘G u m is for chewing,
and if you tried chewing one of these Gobstoppers here you’ll break
your teeth off! And they never get any smaller! They never disap­
pear! NEVER! At least I d on ’t think they do. There’s one o f them
being tested this very m om ent in the Testing Room next door. An
O om pa-Loom pa is sucking it. H e ’s been sucking it for very nearly
a year now without stopping, and it’s still just as good as ever!
‘Now, over here,’ M r Wonka went on, skipping excitedly
across the room to the opposite wall, ‘over here I am inventing a
completely new line in toffees!’ He stopped beside a large sauce­
pan. The saucepan was foil of a thick treacle, boiling and bub­
bling. By standing on his toes, little Charlie could just see inside it.
‘T h a t’s H air Toffee!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘You eat just one
tiny bit o f that, and in exactly half an hour brand-new thick silky
beautiful hair will start growing out all over the top o f your
head! And a moustache! And a beard!’
‘A beard!’ cried Veruca Salt. ‘W ho wants a beard, for
heaven’s sake?’
‘It would suit you very well,’ said M r W onka, ‘but unfor­
tunately the mixture is not quite right yet. I ’ve got it too strong.
It works too well. I tried it on an O o m p a-L oo m p a yesterday in
the Testing Room and immediately a huge black beard started
shooting out of his chin, and the beard grew so fast that soon it

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was trailing all over the floor in a thick hairy carpet. It was
growing faster th a n we could cut it! In the end we had to use a
lawn mower! But I ’ll get the mixture right soon! And when I do,
then th ere’ll be no excuse any more for little boys and girls going
about with bald heads!’
‘But M r W o n k a,’ said Mike Teavee, ‘little boys and girls
never do go about w ith...’
‘D o n ’t argue, m y dear child, please d o n ’t argue!’ cried
M r W onka. ‘I t ’s such a waste o f precious time! Now , over
here, if you will all step this way, I will show you som ething that
1 am terrifically proud of. Oh, do be careful! D o n ’t knock any­
thing over! Stand back!’

Helpful Words

witch n ведьма, колдунья


hiss v зд. пыхтеть
sizzle v ш ипеть (при ж арке)
clank v лязгать, звякать
lid п кры ш ка
knob п ручка
oven п духовка, печь
cackle v зд. хихикать
delight п удовольствие
marble п зд. стекл ян н ы й шар
toffee п то ф ф и (конф ета типа ириса)
treacle п зд. сладкая масса
trail v зд. лежать

Exercises
1 Answer the questions.
a) W hat was the most im portant room in the factory?
b) W hat was happening in there?
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c) W hat was the place like? Why?
d) Why could anyone see that that was the room M r
W onka loved best o f all?
e) W hat was M r W onka inventing for children who were
given little pocket money?
f) What m ade ‘Everlasting G obstoppers’ different from
gum?
g) W hat was so magic about H air Toffee?
h) Why was the mixture not quite right yet?
i) W hat did M r W onka promise to his guests?

Complete the sentences.

a) M r W onka took a key from his pocket...


b) M r W onka him self suddenly became even more ex­
cited than usual...
c) G u m is for chewing, and if you try to chew one o f
these Gobstoppers...
d) T h a t’s H air Toffee. You eat just one tiny bit o f that
and...
e) 1 tried this H air Toffee on an O o m p a-L o o m p a yes­
terday in the testing room and...

Say “true” or “false”. If “false”, give the right answer.

a) W hen M r W onka shouted ‘Stop the boat!’ the O o m ­


pa-L oom pas rowed on.
b) The Inventing Room was the most im portant room in
the entire factory.
c) Everybody, even O om pa-L oom pas, was allowed in
the Inventing Room.
d) The place was like a palace.
e) Anyone could see that the Inventing Room was the
room M r W onka loved best o f all.
0 M r W onka invented Everlasting G o b sto p p ers for
children who had a lot o f pocket money.
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4 Use the words below to connect the pairs of sentences. Look at
the tip first. Use a dictionary, if necessary.

unfortunately
luckily
fortunately
strangely enough
funny enough
in fact
actually
that is to say

Tip:: Thev fell into the sea. thev could not


swim.
They fell into the sea. Unfortunately they could not
swim.

a) 1 discovered that I had no money with me.


1 had my credit card.
b) It was nice to see her again. we last met
w hen I was still at school.
c) The party d id n ’t go well at all. it was a
com plete disaster.
d) 1 was looking forward to the show. I wasn’t
able to go.
e) He c a n ’t speak a word o f English. he
speaks Japanese.
0 There w asn’t m uch to eat. there were
only sandwiches.
g) He spoke too fast and with a strange accent.
we co u ld n ’t understand him at all.

5 Describe each of these Mr Wonka’s inventions: Everlasting


Gobstoppers, Hair Toffee.

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20
THE GREAT GUM MACHINE

M r W onka led the party over to a gigantic m achine that


stood in the very centre o f the Inventing Room. It was a m o u n ­
tain o f metal that stood high above the children and their p ar­
ents. Out of the very top of it there sprouted hundreds and hun­
dreds o f thin glass tubes. They all went downwards and came
together in a bunch and hung over an enormous round tub as big
as a bath.1
‘H ere we go!’ cried M r W onka, and he pressed three
different buttons on the side o f the m achine. A second later, a
loud sound came from inside it, and the whole m achine began to
shake most frighteningly, and steam began hissing out o f it all
over, and then suddenly the watchers noticed that runny stuff
was pouring down the insides o f all the hundreds o f little glass
tubes and squirting out into the great tub below. And in every
single tube the runny stuff was of a different colour, so that all
the colours o f the rainbow (and m any others as well) came
splashing into the tub. It was a lovely sight. And when the tub
was nearly full, M r W onka pressed an o th er button, and im ­
mediately the runny stuff disappeared, and then a giant whizzer
started whizzing round inside the enorm ous tub, mixing up all
the different coloured liquids like an ice-cream soda. G rad u al­
ly, the mixture began to froth. It turned from blue to white to
green to brown to yellow, then back to blue again.
‘W atch!’ said M r Wonka.
The m achine clicked, and the whizzer stopped whizzing.
And now there cam e a sort o f sucking noise, and very quickly
1 Out of the very top of it there sprouted hundreds and hundreds of
thin glass tubes. They all went downwards and came together in a
bunch and hung over an enormous round tub as big as a bath. — Из
верха этого аппарата отходили сотни и сотни трубочек. Они все
шли вниз и соединялись в гроздь, которая висела над огром­
ным круглым котлом, по величине не уступающим ванне.
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all the blue frothy mixture in the huge basin was sucked back into
the stom ach o f the m achine. T h en was a m om ent o f silence.
T hen a few strange rumblings were heard. T hen silence again.
T hen suddenly, the m achine let out a m onstrous mighty groan
and at the same m om ent a tiny drawer (no bigger th an the
drawer in a slot machine) popped out o f the side o f the m a ­
chine, and in the drawer there lay som ething so small and thin
and grey that everyone thought it must be a mistake. The thing
looked like a little strip o f grey cardboard.
The children and their parents stared at the little grey
strip lying in the drawer.
‘You m ean th a t’s all?' said Mike Teavee.
‘T h a t’s all,’ answered M r W onka, gazing proudly at the
result. ‘D o n ’t you know what it is?’
There was a pause. T h en suddenly, Violet Beauregarde,
the silly gum -chew ing girl, let out a yell o f excitement. ‘By
gum, it’s gumV' she shrieked. ‘It’s a stick o f chewing-gum !’
‘Right you are!’ cried M r W onka, slapping Violet hard on
the back. ‘It’s a stick o f gum! I t ’s a stick o f the most amazing
and fabulous and sensational gum in the world!’

Helpful Words

led v past от lead вести


squirt v бить тон кой или слабой струей
rainbow п радуга
splash v зд. падать с брызгами
sight п зрелищ е, вид
froth v пениться
rumbling п грохотание
groan п зд. рокот
drawer п я щ и ч е к (стола и т. п.)
slot machine п торговы й автомат

1 By gum, it’s guml — Клянусь жвачкой, это же жвачка!


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pop out phr v вы скакивать
strip n полоска
cardboard n картон

Exercises

1 Answer the questions.


a) W here did M r W onka lead the party to?
b) W hat happened when M r W onka pressed three dif­
ferent buttons?
c) W hat did M r W onka do w hen the tub was nearly full?
d) W hat lay in a drawer that popped out o f the side of
the m achine?
e) W ho was the first to guess what lay in the drawer?

2 Put numbers to arrange the sentences in the right order. Use


them to describe the process of making gum.
a) W hen M r W onka pressed three different buttons
on the side o f the m achine it began to shake most
frighteningly.
b) And in every single tube the runny stuff was o f a
different colour, so that all the colours o f the rain­
bow (and many others as well) came splashing into
the tub.
c) M r W onka led the party to a gigantic m achine
that stood in the centre o f the Inventing Room.
d) It was a lovely sight.
e) Then suddenly the watchers noticed that runny stuff
was pouring down the insides o f all the hundreds o f
little glass tubes and squirting out into the great tub
below.
0 And w hen the tub was nearly full, M r W onka
pressed an o th er button, and im m ediately the ru n­
ny stuff disappeared.
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g) And now there cam e a sort o f sucking noise and
very quickly all the blue frothy mixture in the huge
basin was sucked back into the stom ach o f the
machine.
h) There was a pause. Then suddenly Violet Beaure­
garde, the silly gum -chew ing girl, let out a yell o f
excitem ent. ‘By gum , it’s gum!’ she shrieked.
i) And then a giant whizzer started whizzing round
inside the enorm ous tub, mixing up all the differ­
ent coloured liquids like an ice-cream soda.
j) T hen suddenly, the m achine let out a m onstrous
mighty groan and at the same m om ent a tiny drawer
popped out o f the side o f the m achine.
k) The mixture turned from blue to white to green to
brown to yellow, th en back to blue again.
1) In the drawer there lay som ething so small and
thin and grey that everyone thought it must be a
mistake.

3 Make up 5 sentences of your own with the phrase Here we go!.


Look at the tip first.
Tip: ‘Here we go!’ cried Mr Wonka, and he pressed three
different buttons on the side o f the machine.

4 Sum up Chapter 20 in 4 - 6 sentences.

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GOOD-BYE VIOLET

‘This g u m ,’ M r W onka went on, ‘is m y latest, my great­


est, my most fascinating invention! I t ’s a chewing-gum meal!
That tiny little strip o f gum lying there is a whole three-course
dinner.’
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'W hat sort o f nonsense is this?’ said one o f the fathers.
‘M y dear sir!’ cried M r Wonka, ‘when I start selling this
gum in the shops it will change everything. It will be the end o f all
kitchens and all cooking! There will be no more shopping to do! No
more buying o f meat and groceries! There’ll be no knives and forks
at mealtimes! N o plates! N o washing up! N o rubbish! N o mess! Just
a little strip of Wonka’s magic chewing-gum — and that’s all you’ll
ever need at breakfast, lunch, and supper! This piece o f gum I’ve
just made happens to be tomato soup, roast beef, and blueberry
pie, but you can have almost anything you want!’
‘W hat do you m ean, it’s tom ato soup, roast beef, and
blueberry pie?’ said Violet Beauregarde.
‘If you start chewing it,’ said M r W onka, ‘th en that is
exactly what you will get on the menu. It’s absolutely amazing!
You can actually feel the food going down your throat and into
your tummy! And you can taste it perfectly! And it fills you up'.
It satisfies you! It’s terrific!’
‘I t ’s im possible,’ said Veruca Salt.
‘Just so long as it’s g u m ,’ shouted Violet Beauregarde,
‘just so long as it’s a piece o f gum and I can chew it, th en that’s
for me!’ And quickly she took her own w orld-record piece o f
chewing-gum out o f h er m outh and stuck it behind her left ear.
‘C om e on, M r W onka,’ she said, ‘hand over this magic gum of
yours and w e’ll see if the thing w orks.’
‘Now , Violet,’ said Mrs Beauregarde, her m other; ‘d o n ’t
let’s do anything silly, Violet.’
‘1 want the gum!’ Violet said obstinately. ‘W h a t’s so silly?’
‘I would rather you didn’t take it 1,’ M r W onka told her
gently. ‘You see, I haven’t got it quite right yet. There are still
one or two things...’
‘Oh, to blazes with that! 2’ said Violet, and suddenly,
before M r W onka could stop her, she shot out a fat hand and

1 I would rather you didn’t take it — Я бы не хотел, чтобы ты ее


брала
2 Oh, to blazes with that! — Подумаешь!
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grabbed the stick o f gum out o f the little drawer and popped it
into h er m outh. At once, her huge, well-trained jaws started
chewing away on it.
‘D o n ’t!’ said M r Wonka.
‘Fabulous!’ shouted Violet. ‘It’s tom ato soup! It’s hot and
cream y and delicious! I can feel it running down my throat!’
‘Stop!’ said M r Wonka. ‘The gum isn’t ready yet! I t ’s not
right!’
‘O f course it’s right!’ said Violet. ‘It’s working beautifully!
O h my, what lovely soup this is!’
Spit it out.' said M r Wonka.
‘It’s changing!’ shouted Violet, chewing and grinning both
at the same time. ‘The second course is com ing up! It’s roast
beef! I t ’s tender and juicy! The baked potato is marvellous, too!
It’s got a crispy skin and it’s all filled with butter inside!’
‘But how interesting, V iolet,’ said Mrs Beauregarde. ‘You
are a clever girl.’
‘Keep chewing, baby!’ said M r Beauregarde. ‘Keep right
on chewing! This is a great day for the Beauregardes! O ur little
girl is the first person in the world to have a chewing-gum meal!’
Everybody was watching Violet Beauregarde as she stood
there chewing this extraordinary gum. Little Charlie Bucket was
staring at h er absolutely spellbound, watching her huge rubbery
lips as they pressed and unpressed with the chewing, and Grandpa
Joe stood beside him , gaping at the girl. M r W onka was just
saying, ‘N o, no, no, no, no! It isn’t ready for eating! It isn’t
right! You m u stn ’t do it!’
‘Blueberry pie and cream!’ shouted Violet. ‘Here it comes!
Oh my, it’s perfect! It’s beautiful! It’s ... it’s exactly as though
I’m swallowing it! It’s as though I'm chewing and swallowing great
big spoonfuls o f the most marvellous blueberry pie in the world!’
‘G o o d heavens, girl!’ shrieked Mrs Beauregarde sudden­
ly, staring at Violet, ‘w h at’s happening to your nose!’
‘O h, be quiet, m other, and let me finish!’ said Violet.
‘It’s turning blue!’ screamed Mrs Beauregarde. ‘Your nose
is turning blue as a blueberry!’
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‘Your m other is right!’ shouted M r Beauregarde. ‘Your
whole nose has gone purpleV
‘W hat do you m ean ?’ said Violet, still chewing away.
‘Your cheeks!’ scream ed Mrs Beauregarde. ‘They’re turn­
ing blue as well! So is your chin!1 Y our whole face is turning
blue!’
‘Spit that gum out at once!’ ordered M r Beauregarde.
‘Please! Save us!’ yelled Mrs Beauregarde. ‘The girl’s
tu rning blue and purple all over! Even h er hair is changing
colour! Violet, y o u ’re turning violet, Violet! W hat is h a p p e n ­
ing to y o u ?’
‘I told you I h a d n ’t got it quite right,’ sighed M r W onka,
shaking his head sadly.
‘I ’ll say you h av en ’t!’ cried Mrs Beauregarde. ‘Just look at
the girl now!’
Everybody was staring at Violet. And what a terrible sight
she was! H er face and hands and legs and neck, in fact the skin all
over her body, as well as her great big mop o f curly hair, had
turned a brilliant, purplish-blue, the colour o f blueberry juice!
‘It always goes wrong when we come to the dessert,’ sighed
M r Wonka. ‘It’s the blueberry pie that does it. But I’ll get it right
one day, you wait and see.2’
‘V iolet,’ scream ed Mrs Beauregarde, ‘you’re swelling upV
I feel most peculiar!3’ gasped Violet.
‘I ’m not surprised!’ said M r Beauregarde.
‘G reat heavens, girl!’ scream ed Mrs Beauregarde. ‘Y ou’re
blowing up like a balloon!’

1 They are turning blue as well! So is your chin! — Они синеют!


Как и твой подбородок!
2 It always goes wrong when we come to the dessert... It’s the
blueberry pie that does it. But I’ll get it right one day, you wait and
see. — Вот так всегда. Когда дело доходит до десерта, все летит
насмарку... Это все из-за черничного пирога. Но когда-нибудь
я сделаю все правильно. Вот увидите.
3 I feel most peculiar. — У меня очень странное чувство.
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‘Like a blueberry,’ said M r Wonka.
‘Gall a doctor!’ shouted M r Beauregarde.
Prick her with a pin!’ said one o f the other fathers.
‘Save her!’ cried Mrs Beauregarde, wringing her hands.
But there was no saving her now.1 H er body was swelling
up and changing shape at such a rate that within a m inute it
had turned into an enorm ous round blue ball — a gigantic blue­
berry, in fact — and all that rem ained o f Violet Beauregarde
herself was a tiny pair o f legs and a tiny pair o f arms sticking
out o f the great round fruit and little head on top.
‘It always happens like th a t,’ sighed M r Wonka. ‘I ’ve tried
it twenty tim es in the Testing Room on twenty O o m p a -L o o m ­
pas, and every one o f them finished up as a blueberry. It’s
most annoying. I just c a n ’t understand it.’
‘But I d o n ’t want a blueberry for a daughter!’ yelled Mrs
Beauregarde. Put her back to what she was this instant!2’
M r W onka clicked his fingers, and ten O om pa-L oom pas
appeared im m ediately at his side.
‘Roll Miss Beauregarde into the b o a t,’ he said to them ,
‘and take her along to the Juicing Room at o n c e .’
‘The Juicing RoomV cried Mrs Beauregarde. ‘W hat are
they going to do to her th ere?’
‘Squeeze h e r,’ said M r W onka. ‘W e’ve got to squeeze the
juice out o f her immediately. After that, w e’ll just have to see
how she com es out. But d o n ’t worry, my dear Mrs Beaure­
garde. W e’ll get her repaired, I am sorry about it all, I really
am ...’
Already the ten O om pa-L oom pas were rolling the e n o r­
mous blueberry across the floor o f the Inventing Room towards
the door that led to the chocolate river where the boat was
waiting. M r and M rs Beauregarde hurried after them . The rest

1 But there was no saving her now. — Но спасти ее уже было


нельзя.
2 Put her back to what she was this instant! — Немедленно сде­
лайте ее такой, какой она была!
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of the party, including little Charlie Bucket and G ran d p a Joe,
stood absolutely still and watched them go.
‘Listen!’ whispered Charlie. ‘Listen, G randpa! The O o m ­
pa-L oom pas in the boat outside are starting to sing!’
The voices, one hundred o f th em singing together, came
loud and clear into the room:

‘Dear friends, we surely alt agree


There s almost nothing worse to see
Than some repulsive little bum
Who s always chewing chewing-gum.
Did any o f you ever know
A person called Miss Bigelow?
This dreadful woman saw no wrong
In chewing, chewing all day long.
She chewed while bathing in the tub,
She chewed while dancing in the dub.
She went on chewing till, at last,
Her chewing muscles grew so vast,
Until at last her jaws decide
To pause and open extra wide,
And with the most tremendous chew
They bit the lady’s tongue in two.
Thereafter, just from chewing gum,
Miss Bigelow was always dumb.
And th a t’s why we ’II try so hard
To save Miss Violet Beauregarde
From suffering an equal fate.
S h e ’s still quite young. I t ’s not too late?

Helpful Words
blueberry n черника
fill up phr v зд. насы щ ать
obstinately adv упрям о
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spit out phr v вы плевы вать
crispy adj хрустящ ий
spellbound adj зачарованны й, околдованн ы й
press v зд. сж им аться
gape v см отреть в изумлении
purple adj ф и олетовы й , лиловы й
шор п зд. к о п н а волос
swell up phr v раздуваться
prick v зд. проколоть
wring v зд. залам ы вать (руки)
rate п зд. скорость
bum п зд. бездельник, н и кч ем н ы й человек
pick v зд. ковы рять в носу
dumb adj нем ой
fate п судьба

Exercises
1 Answer the questions.
a) W hat was so special about M r W onka’s gum?
b) W hat dishes was this piece o f gum?
c) W ho grabbed the stick o f gum out o f the little drawer
and popped in into her m outh?
d) W hy did M r W onka tell Violet to stop chewing the
gum?
e) W hat did M r Beauregarde tell Violet to do? Why?
f) W hat colour did Violet turn?
g) Was Violet blowing like a balloon?
h) W hat did M r W onka ask the O om pa-L oom pas to do
with Violet?

2 Fill in the prepositions up, on, at, to.


a) ‘If you start chewing it,’ said M r W onka, ‘then it is
exactly what you will g e t ______________ the m en u .’
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b) ‘This g u m ,’ M r W onka w ent _______________ , ‘is
m y latest, my greatest, my most fascinating inven­
tion.’
c) ‘You can actually feel the food going down your throat
and into your tummy! And it fills y o u ______________!’
d) At once her huge, well-trained jaws started chewing
a w a y _____________ it.
e) ‘The second course is c o m i n g ______________ 1 It’s
roast beefi’
f) G randpa Joe stood beside him , g a p in g _____________
the girl.
g) ‘G ood heavens, girl,’ shrieked Mrs Beauregarde sud­
denly s ta r in g ______________ Violet, ‘w h at’s h a p p en ­
ing _____________ your nose!’
h) H er body was sw ellin g ______________ and changing
shape _______ __ such a rate that within a m inute
it had turned into an enorm ous ball.

Say who said it and when.


a) T hat tiny little strip o f gum lying there is a whole
three-course dinner!
b) W hat do you m ean ‘it’s tom ato soup, roast beef, and
blueberry pie?’
c) C om e on, M r W onka, hand over this magic gum o f
yours and we’ll see if the thing works.
d) D o n ’t do anything silly, Violet.
e) Fabulous! It’s tom ato soup! I t ’s hot and cream y and
delicious.
0 K eep chew ing, baby! This is a great day for the
Beauregardes!
g) Your nose is turning blue as a blueberry!
h) I told you 1 h a d n ’t got it quite right.
i) G reat heavens, girl! Y ou’re blowing up like a bal­
loon!
j) Roll Miss Beauregarde into the boat and take her
along to the Juicing R oom at once.
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4 Write out the names of colours from Chapter 21. Add as many
names of colours as you can to this list. See who scores more.

5 Discuss in class.
a) D o you like to chew gum? Why or why not? Is it good
to chew it all the time?
b) Did M r W onka like Violet Beauregarde? Why or why
not? D o you know any girls like Violet?
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ALONG THE CORRIDOR

‘Well, well, well,’ sighed M r Willy W onka, ‘two naughty


little children gone. Three good little children left. I think w e’d
better get out o f this room quickly before we lose anyone else!’
‘But Mr W onka,’ said Charlie Bucket anxiously, ‘will Violet
Beauregarde ever be all right again or will she always be a
blueberry?’
‘T hey’ll de-juice her very quickly!’ declared M r W onka,
'T h ey ’ll roll her into the de-juicing m achine, and she’ll come
out as thin as a whistle!1'

1 She’ll come out as thin as a whistle! — Она выйдет из этой


машины тонкая, как тростинка.
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‘But will she still be blue all over?’ asked Charlie.
‘S h e’ll be purple? cried M r W onka. ‘A fine rich purple
from head to toe! But there you are! T h a t’s what com es from
chewing disgusting gum all day long!’
‘If you think gum is so disgusting,’ said Mike Teavee, ‘then
why do you make it in your factory?’
’I do wish you w o u ld n ’t m u m b le ,’ said M r W onka. ‘1
c a n ’t hear a word y o u ’re saying. C om e on! O ff we go! H urry
up! Follow me! W e’re going into the corridors again!’ And so
saying, M r W onka hurried across to the far end o f the In v en t­
ing R oom and went out through a small secret d o o r hidden
behind a lot o f pipes an d stoves. T he three rem aining ch il­
dren — V eruca Salt, Mike Teavee, an d C harlie Bucket —
together with the five rem aining grow n-ups, followed after
him.
Charlie Bucket saw that they were now back in one o f those
long pink corridors with many other pink corridors leading out o f
it. M r W onka was rushing along in front, turning left and right
and right and left, and G randpa Joe was saying, ‘Keep a good
hold o f my hand, Charlie. It would be terrible to get lost in
here.’
M r W onka was saying, ‘N o tim e for any more messing
about. W e’ll never get anywhere at the rate w e’ve been going!’
And on he rushed, down the endless pink corridors.
They passed a door in the wall. ‘N o tim e to go in!’ shout­
ed M r W onka. Press on!1’
They passed an o th er door, th en an oth er and another.
There were doors every twenty paces or so along the corridor
now2, and they all had something written on them , and strange
clanking noises were com ing from behind several o f them , and
delicious smells were com ing through the keyholes.

1 Press on! — Быстрей!


2 There were doors every twenty paces or so along the corridor
now — Теперь двери в этом коридоре были уже через каждые
двадцать шагов
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G randpa Joe and Charlie were half running and half walk­
ing to keep up with M r W onka, but they were able to read
what it said on quite a few o f the doors as they hurried by.
EATABLE M A R S H M A L L O W PILLOWS , it said on one.
‘M arshm allow pillows are terrific!’ shouted M r W onka as
he dashed by. ‘They’ll be all the rage when I get them into the
snops!1 N o time to go in, though! N o time to go in!’
LICKABLE WALLPAPER FOR N U R SE R IE S2, it said
on the next door.
‘Lovely stuff, lickable wallpaper!’ cried M r W onka, rush­
ing past. ‘It has pictures o f fruits on it — bananas, apples,
oranges, grapes, pineapples, strawberries, and snozzberries3...’
‘Snozzberries?’ said Mike Teavee.
‘D o n ’t interrupt!’ said M r W onka. ‘The wallpaper has
pictures o f all these fruits printed on it, and when you lick the
picture o f a banana, it tastes o f banana. W hen you lick a straw­
berry, it tastes o f strawberry. And when you lick a snozzberry,
it tastes just exactly like a snozzberry...’
‘But what does a snozzberry taste like?’
‘Y ou’re m um bling again,’ said M r W onka. ‘Speak louder
next time. O n we go! Hurry up!’
H O T IC E C R E A M S F O R C O L D DAYS, it said on the
next door.
‘Extremely useful in the w in ter,’ said M r W onka, rushing
on. ‘H ot ice cream warms you up in freezing weather. I also
make hot ice cubes for putting in hot drinks. H ot ice cubes make
hot drinks h o tter.’
COW S T H A T G IV E C H O C O L A T E M ILK , it said on the
next door.

1 They’ll be all the rage when 1 get them into shops! — Когда я
начну поставлять их в магазины, они будут раскупаться, как
горячие пирожки!
2 LICKABLE WALLPAPER FOR NURSERIES - СЛ А Д КИ Е
О БО И ДЛЯ Д Е Т С К О Й
1 snozzberries — вымышленное название ягод
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‘Ah, my pretty little cows!’ cried M r W onka. ‘How I love
those cows!’
‘But why c a n ’t we see th em ?' asked Veruca Salt. ‘Why do
we have to go rushing on past all these lovely room s?’
‘We shall stop in time!’ called out M r W onka. ‘D o n ’t be
so madly impatient.’
FIZZY LIFTING D R IN K S1, it said on the next door.
‘Oh, those are fabulous!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘They fill you
with bubbles, and the bubbles are full o f a special kind o f gas,
and this gas is so terrifically lifting that it lifts you right off the
ground just like a balloon, and up you go until your head hits
the ceiling — and there you stay.’
‘But how do you com e down again?’ asked little Charlie.
‘You do a burp, o f course,’ said M r Wonka. ‘You do a
great big long rude burp, and up com es the gas and down comes
you! But d o n ’t drink it outdoors! T h e re ’s no knowing how high
up y o u ’ll be carried if you do that. I gave some to an old
O om pa-L o o m p a once out in the back yard and he went up and
up and disappeared put o f sight! It was very sad. I never saw
him again.’
‘He should have burped2, ’ Charlie said.
‘O f course he should have b u rp ed ,’ said M r W onka. ‘I
stood there shouting, “ Burp, o r y o u’ll never com e down again!”
But he d id n ’t or c o u ld n ’t or w ouldn’t, I d o n ’t know which.
Maybe he was too polite. He m ust be on the m oon by now .’
O n the next door, it said, SQ U A R E SW EETS T H A T
LO O K R O U N D .
‘Wait!’ cried M r W onka, suddenly stopping. ‘I am very
proud o f щу square sweets that look round. Let’s take a peek.3’

1 FIZZY LIFTING DRINKS - ШИПУЧИЕ ПОДЪЕМНЫЕ


НАПИТКИ
2 He should have burped — Ему надо было отрыгнуть воздух
3 Let’s take a peek. — Давайте заглянем.
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Helpful Words

naughty adj непослуш ны й


de-juice v зд. вы ж им ать сок
stove n печь, плита
mess about phr v зд. медлить
pillow n подуш ечка
lick v лизать
cube n кубик
impatient adj нетерпеливы й
bubble n пузырек
burp n отрыжка
square adj квадратный

Exercises
1 Answer the questions.
a) Was Charlie Bucket anxious about Violet Beauregarde?
b) W hat did M r W onka want to do with Violet?
c) How m any kids rem ained now? W ho were they?
d) W hat rooms were the guests passing while they were
walking along the corridor?
e) What happened to one old O om pa-L oom pa, to w hom
M r W onka had given some lifting drink?
0 At w hich door did M r W onka stop?

2 Put the names of the rooms Mr Wonka and his guests passed
in the right order. Say what was made in them.
COW S T H A T G IV E C H O C O L A T E M IL K
L1CKABLE W A LLPA PER F O R N U R S E R IE S
EATABLE M A R SH M A LL O W PILLO W S
SQ U A R E SW EETS T H A T LO O K R O U N D
F IZ Z Y L IF T IN G D R IN K S
H O T IC E C R EA M S F O R C O L D DAYS
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3 Use these exclamations in your mini-dialogues. Look at the tip
first.

C om e on!
Off we go!
Hurry up!
Follow me!
Press on!
D o n ’t interrupt!
O n we go!
Wait!

Tip 1: A — Wait! I wanted to ask you something.


В — Okay, ask.
Tip 2: A — Hurry up! We have no time!
В — But where are we going?
A — Follow me! You’ll know it later. Come on! Don’t
be afraid.

Match the words in the left-hand column with their definitions


in the right-hand column.
naughty (adj) a ball o f air or gas in a liquid
de-juice (v) a child who behaves badly and does not
do what you ask him to do
m um ble (v) to make a noise w hen air from your tu m ­
my passes out through your m outh
eatable (adj) to get juice out o f something
bubble (n) to speak in a way that your words are
difficult to understand
burp, (v) good enough to eat or safe to eat

Circle the odd word out.


a) naughty, disgusting, pink, m umble
b) along, across, through, whistle
c) keyhole, delicious, pillow, wallpaper
d) suddenly, anxiously, silly, extremely
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SQUARE SWEETS
THAT LOOK ROUND

Everybody stopped and went to the door. The top half o f


the door was made o f glass. G randpa Joe lifted Charlie up so
that he could get a better view, and looking in, Charlie saw a
long table, and on the table there were rows and rows o f small
white square sweets. The sweets looked very m uch like square
sugar lum ps — except that each o f them had a funny little pink
face painted on one side. At the end o f the table, a num ber o f
Oompa-Loom pas were busily painting more faces on more sweets.
‘There you are!’ cried M r W onka. ‘Square sweets that
look round!’
‘They d o n ’t look round to m e ,’ said Mike Teavee.
‘They look square,’ said Veruca Salt. ‘They look absolute­
ly square.’
‘But they are square,’ said M r W onka. ‘1 never said they
w eren’t .’
‘You said they were round.’ said Veruca Salt.
‘I never said anything o f the so rt,’ said M r Wonka. ’I said
they looked round!’
‘But they don’t look round!’ said Veruca Salt. ‘They look
square!’
‘They look ro u n d ,’ insisted M r Wonka.
‘They most certainly do not look round!’ cried Veruca
Salt.
‘Veruca, darling,’ said Mrs Salt, ‘pay no attention to M r
Wonka! H e ’s lying to you!’
‘My dear old fish,’ said M r W onka, ‘go and boil your
head!’
‘How dare you speak to me like that!’ shouted M rs Salt.
‘Oh, do shut u p ,’ said M r W onka. ‘Now watch this!’
He took a key from his pocket, and unlocked the door,
and opened it... and suddenly... at the sound o f the door o p e n ­

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ing, all the rows o f little square sweets looked quickly round to
see who was com ing in. The tiny faces actually turned towards
the door and stared at M r Wonka.
‘There you are!’ he cried trium phantly. ‘T h ey ’re looking
round! T h ere’s no argum ent about it! They are square sweets
that look round!1’
By golly, h e ’s right!’ said G ran dp a Joe.
‘C om e on!’ said M r W onka, starting off down the corri­
dor again. ‘O n we go! We m u stn ’t dawdle!’
BUTTERSCOTCH AND BUTTERGIN, it said on the next
door the passed.
‘Now that sounds a bit more interesting,’ said M r Salt,
Veruca’s father.2
’G reat stuff!’ said M r W onka. ‘The O om pa-L oom pas all
adore it. It makes them tiddly. Listen!’
Shrieks o f laughter and snatches o f singing could be heard
com ing through the closed door.
‘They’re drunk as lords3,’ said M r Wonka. ‘T hey’re drink­
ing butterscotch and soda. They like that best o f all. Buttergin
and tonic is also very popular. Follow me, please! We really
m u stn ’t stop like this.’ He turned left. He turned right. They
cam e to a long flight of stairs4. M r W onka slid down the ban­

1 T h ey a re sq u are sw e e ts th a t lo o k round! — Глава построена на


игре слов. Мистер Вонка употребляет выражение to lo o k round в
значении оглядываться, в то время как Верука Солт и другие
гости понимают его как выглядеть круглыми. Благодаря этому
недопониманию и создается юмористический эффект.
2 B U T T E R S C O T C H A N D B U T T E R G I N ... ‘N o w that so u n d s a bit
m ore in te r e s tin g ,’ said M r S a lt, V e r u c a ’s fa th er. — Юмористичес­
кий эффект данного отрывка основан на том, что слова sc o tc h и
gin в названиях сладких смесей, производимых мистером Вонкой,
обозначают крепкие алкогольные напитки — виски и джин. Именно
поэтому это так заинтересовало мистера Солта.
— Они в стельку пьяные.
3 T h e y ’re drunk a s lo rd s
4 fligh t o f sta ir s — лестница

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isters. The three children did the same. M rs Salt and Mrs
Teavee, the only w om en now left in the party, were getting very
out o f breath. Mrs Salt was a great fat creature with short legs,
and she was blowing like a rhinoceros. ‘This way!’ cried M r
W onka, turning left at the bottom o f the stairs.
‘G o slowed panted Mrs Salt.
‘Im possible,’ said M r W onka. ‘We should never get there
in tim e if I did.’
‘G et w here?’ asked Veruca Salt.
‘Never you m ind,’ said M r Wonka. ‘You just wait and see.’

Helpful Words

row n ряд
dare v осм еливаться
by golly inj точно!
tiddly adj п ьян ы й
snatch n зд. обры вок
slid v past от slide съезжать, соскальзы вать
banisters n pi зд. лестничны е перила
rhinoceros n носорог

Exercises

1 A n sw er th e q u e stio n s.

a) W hat did Charlie see, looking through the door which


said, SQ U A R E SW EETS T H A T LO O K R O U N D ?
b) W hat were the O om pa-L oom pas painting there?
c) Did the kids agree that the sweets looked round?
d) W hat did M r W onka m ean when he said that the
square sweets looked round?
e) W hich door attracted M r Salt’s attention?
0 W hat did the O om pa-L oom pas adore?
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g) W hat did M r W onka do when he cam e to a long
flight o f stairs?
h) How m any w om en were there left in the party?

M a tc h th e tw o p arts o f th e se n te n c e s .

1) G ran d pa Joe lifted a) with short legs, and she was


Charlie up blowing like rhinoceros.
2) T he sweets looked b) except that each of them
very' much like square had a funny little pink face
sugar lumps painted on one side.
3) M r W onka to o k a c) so that he could get a b et­
key from his pocket, ter view.
u n locked the d o o r d) and suddenly, at the sound
and opened it o f the door opening, all the
4) Mrs Salt was a great rows of little square sweets
fat creature looked quickly round to see
who was coming in.

C h o o s e th e right w ords from th e b o x and u se them in th e


s e n te n c e s .

insisted
rows
argum ent
great
square
adore
rhinoceros
banisters
flight

a) Charlie saw a long table, and on the table there were —


a n d ____________ o f small w h ite _____________ sweets.
b) ‘They look ro u n d ,’ _____________ M r Wonka.
c) ‘There you are! They are looking round. T h e re’s no
_____________ about it!’
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d) ‘ stuff!’ said M r Wonka. ‘The O o m ­
pa-L oom pas all ______________ it.’
e) They cam e to a l o n g _____________ o f stairs.
f) M r W onka slid down the _____________ .
g) Mrs Salt was a great fat creature with short legs and
she was blowing like a _____________ .

4 Fill in th e p rep o sitio n s at, on, out.


a) the end o f the table, a num ber o f O om pa-L oom ­
pas were busily painting more faces more sweets.
b) M r W onka to o k a key from his pocket, and u n ­
locked the door, an d op en ed it... and suddenly...
the sound o f the d o o r opening, all the rows
o f little square sweets looked quickly round to see
w ho was com ing in.
c) The tiny faces actually turned towards the door and
s ta re d M r Wonka.
d) B U T T E R S C O T C H A N D B U T T E R G IN , it said
the next door they passed.
e) Mrs Salt and Mrs Teavee, the only w om en now left in
the party, were getting very _____ o f breath.
f) ‘This way!’ cried M r W onka, turning l e f t the
bottom o f the stairs.

5 R o le-p la y th e c o n v er sa tio n b etw een M r W on k a and h is g u e sts.


F or th is y o u ’ll n eed th e c h a r a c te r s o f M r W on k a h im self,
M ik e T e a v e e , V eru ca S a lt, M r s S a lt, G randpa J o e , M r S a lt.

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VERUCA IN THE NUT ROOM

M r W onka rushed o n down the corridor. T H E N U T


R O O M , it said on the next door they cam e to.

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‘All right,’ said M r W onka, ‘stop here for a m o m en t and
catch your breath1, and take a peek through the glass panel of
this door. But d o n ’t go in! W hatever you do, d o n ’t go into T H E
N U T ROOM! If you go in, y o u ’ll disturb the squirrels!’
Everyone crowded around the door.
‘Oh look, G randpa, look!’ cried Charlie.
‘Squirrels!’ shouted Veruca Salt.
‘Crikey! ’ said Mike Teavee.
It was an amazing sight. O ne hundred squirrels sat on high
stools around a large table. On the table, there were mounds
and m ounds o f walnuts, and the squirrels were all working away
like m ad, shelling the walnuts at a great speed.
‘These squirrels are specially trained for getting the nuts
out o f w alnuts,’ M r W onka explained.
‘Why use squirrels?’ Mike Teavee asked. ‘W hy not use
O om pa- Loompas? ’
‘B ecau se,’ said M r W o n k a, ‘O o m p a -L o o m p a s c a n ’t get
w alnuts out o f w aln u t shells in one piece2. T hey always break
th e m in two. N o b o d y except squirrels can get w alnuts whole
o ut o f w alnut shells every tim e. It is extrem ely difficult. But
in my factory, I insist u p o n only w hole w alnuts. Therefore I
have to have squirrels to do th e job. A re n ’t th ey w onderful —
see how th ey get those nuts out! A nd see how they first tap
each w alnut w ith th e ir knuckles to be sure i t ’s no t a bad one!
If i t ’s bad, it m akes a hollow so u n d, an d they d o n ’t open it.
T hey just throw it dow n the rubbish chute3. There! Look!
W atch th a t squirrel nearest to us! I th in k h e ’s got a bad one
now !’
They w atched the little squirrel as he tapped the walnut
shell w ith'his knuckles. He cocked his head to one side, listen­
ing intently, then suddenly he threw the nut over his shoulder
into a large hole in the floor.

— отдышитесь
1 c a tc h yo u r b reath
2 in o n e p ie c e — целиком
3 rubbish chute — мусоропровод
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‘Hey, M u m m y !’ sh o uted V eruca Salt suddenly, ‘I ’ve
decided I want a squirrel! G et me one o f those squirrels!’
‘D o n ’t be silly, sw eetheart,’ said Mrs Salt. ‘These all b e­
long to M r W o n ka.’
‘I d o n ’t care about that!’ shouted Veruca. T want one. All
I ’ve got at hom e is two dogs and four cats and six rabbits and two
parakeets and three canaries and a green parrot, and a turtle
and a bowl o f goldfish and a cage o f white mice and a silly old
hamster*. I want a squirrel
‘All right, my p e t,’ Mrs Salt said soothingly. ‘M u m m y ’ll
get you a squirrel just as soon as she possibly c a n .’
‘But I d o n ’t want any old squirrel!’ Veruca shouted. ‘I
want a trained squirrel!’
At this poin t, M r Salt, V eru ca’s father, stepped fo r­
ward. ‘Very well, W on k a,’ he said im portantly, taking out a
wallet full o f m oney, ‘how m uch d ’you want for one o f these
squirrels? N am e your price.’
‘T hey’re not for sale,’ M r W onka answered. ‘She c a n ’t
have o n e .’
‘W ho says I c a n ’t!’ shouted Veruca. ‘I ’m going in to get
myself one this very m inute!’
‘D o n ’t!’ said M r W onka quickly, but he was too late.
The girl had already throw n open the door and rushed in.
The m om ent she entered the room , one hundred squirrels
stopped what they were doing and turned their heads and stared
at her with small black eyes.
Veruca Salt stopped also, and stared back at them . T hen
h er look fell upon a pretty little squirrel sitting nearest to her at
the end o f the table. The squirrel was holding a walnut in its
paws.
‘All right,’ Veruca said, ‘I’ll have youV
She reached out h er hands to grab the squirrel... but as
she did so ... there was a sudden flash o f m ovem ent in the
room , like a flash o f brown lightning, and every single squirrel
around the table took a flying leap tow ards her and landed on
h er body.
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Twenty-five o f th em caught hold o f her right arm , and
pinned it down.
Twenty-five more caught hold o f h er left arm , and pinned
that down.
Twenty-five caught hold o f h er right leg and anchored it to
the ground.
Tw enty-/o«r caught hold o f her left leg.
And the one remaining squirrel (obviously the leader o f
them all) clim bed up on to her shoulder and started tap-tap-
tapping the girl’s head with its knuckles.
‘Save her!’ scream ed Mrs Salt. ‘Veruca! C om e back! W hat
are they doing to her?’
‘T hey’re testing her to see if sh e’s a bad n u t,’ said M r
W onka. ‘You w atch.’
Veruca struggled furiously, but the squirrels held her tight
and she co u ld n ’t move. The squirrel on her shoulder went tap-
tap-tapping the side o f h er head with his knuckles.
Then all at once, the squirrels pulled Veruca to the ground
and started carrying her across the floor.
‘M y goodness, she is a bad nut after all,’ said M r W on­
ka. ‘H er head must have sounded quite hollow .’
Veruca kicked and screamed, but it was no use. The tiny
strong paws held her tightly and she c o u ld n ’t escape.
‘W here are they taking her?’ shrieked Mrs Salt.
‘S he’s going where all the other bad nuts g o ,’ said M r
Willy Wonka. ‘Down the rubbish c h u te .’
‘By golly, she is going dow n the chute!’ said M r Salt,
staring through the glass door at his daughter.
‘T hen save her!’ cried Mrs Salt.
‘T oo la te ,’ said M r W onka. ‘S he’s gone!’
A nd indeed she had.
‘But w here?’ shrieked M rs Salt
‘W hat h a p p e n s to th e bad nuts? W here does th e ch u te
go t o ? ’
‘T hat particular c h u te ,’ M r W onka told her, ‘runs direct­
ly into the great big main rubbish pipe which carries away all the
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rubbish from every part o f the factory — all the floor sweepings
and potato peelings1 and rotten cabbages and fish heads and stuff
like th a t.’
‘W ho eats fish and cabbage and potatoes in this factory,
I ’d like to know ?’ said Mike Teavee.
‘I do, o f course,’ answered M r W onka. ‘You d o n ’t think
I live on cacao beans, do you?’
‘But... but... b u t...’ shrieked Mrs Sait, ‘where does the
great big pipe go to in the en d ?’
‘Why, to the furnace, o f course,’ M r W onka said calmly.
Mrs Salt opened h er huge red m outh and started to scream.
‘D o n ’t w orry,’ said M r W onka, ‘th ere’s always a chance
that th ey ’ve decided not to light it today.’
‘A chance!’ yelled Mrs Salt. ‘M y darling Veruca! S he’ll...
she’ll... sh e’ll be fried like a sausage!’
‘Q uite right, my d e a r,’ said M r Salt. ‘N ow see here,
W o n k a,’ he added, I think you’ve gone just a shade too far this
tim e.2 My daughter m ay be a bit o f a frump — but that doesn’t
mean you can roast her to a crisp2, i ’ll have you know I ’m
extremely cross about this, I really a m .’
‘O h, d o n ’t be cross, m y dear sir!’ said M r W onka. ‘1
expect sh e’ll turn up again sooner or later. She may not even
have gone down at all. She may be stuck in the chute just below
the entrance hole, and if th a t’s the case, all yo u ’ll have to do is
go in and pull her up again.’
Hearing this, both M r and Mrs Salt hurried into the N ut
R oom and ran over to the hole in the floor and peered in.
‘Veruca!’ shouted Mrs Salt. ‘Are you dow n there!’
There was no answer.

1 flo o r sw eep in g s and p o ta to p eelin g s — мусор после подметания


пола и картофельные очистки
2 1 thin k y o u ’ve g o n e just a sh a d e to o far th is tim e . — Кажется, на
этот раз вы зашли слишком далеко.
— но это не
3 but th a t d o e sn ’t m ean you ca n ro a st h er to a crisp
значит, что вы ее можете поджарить до хрустящей корочки
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Mrs Salt bent further forward to get a closer look. She
was now kneeling right on the edge o f the hole with her head
dow n and h er enorm ous behind sticking up in the air like a
giant m ushroom . It was a dangerous position to be in. She
needed only one tiny little push... and that is exactly what the
squirrels gave her! And she fell, into the hole head first, screeching
like a parrot.
‘G oo d gracious me!’ said M r Salt, as he watched his fat
wife go down the hole, ‘what a lot o f rubbish th ere’s going to be
today!’ He saw her disappearing into the darkness. ‘W hat’s it
like down there, A ngina?’ he called out. H e leaned further
forward.
The squirrels rushed up behind him...
‘Help!’ he shouted.
But he was already toppling forward, and down the chute he
went, just as his wife had done before him — and his daughter.
‘Oh dearГ cried Charlie, who was watching with the others
through the door, ‘what on earth’s going to happen to them now?’
‘I expect som eone will catch them at the bottom o f the
c h u te ,’ said M r Wonka.
‘But what about the great furnace?’ asked Charlie.
‘They only light it every other day1.’ said M r W onka.
Perhaps this is one o f the days when they let it go out.2 You
never know... they might be lucky...’
‘Ssshh!’ said G ran d pa Joe. ‘Listen! Here com es ano th er
song!’
From far away down the corridor cam e the beating o f
drums. T hen the singing began.

‘ Veruca Salt/ ’ sang the O om pa-L oom pas.


‘ Veruca Salt, the little brute,
Has just gone down the rubbish chute

1 ev ery o th e r day — ч е р е з д е н ь
2 P erh a p s th is is o n e o f th e d ays w hen th ey let it g o o u t. — В о з ­
м о ж н о . с е г о д н я о д и н и з тех д н е й , к о гд а п еч ь н е р азж и га ю т .
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(And as we very rightly thought
That in a case like this we ought
To see the thing completely through,
W e’ve polished o ff her parents, too).'

Helpful Words

disturb v беспокоить
crikey int вот это да! ну и ну!
mound п зд. гора
walnut п грецкий орех
train v обучать
therefore adv поэтому
tap v зд. постукивать
knuckle п сустав пальца
hollow adj зд. гулкий
parakeet п длиннохвостый попугай
parrot п говорящий попугай
turtle п черепаха
bowl п зд. аквариум
hamster п хомячок
wallet п бумажник
stare v пристально смотреть
reach out phr v протягивать (руку и т. п.)
flash п вспышка
lightning я молния
leap я прыжок
land v приземляться
pin down phr v зд. придавить
anchor v зд. прижимать
tight adv зд. крепко
furnace я печь
frump я зд. не подарок
cross adj сердитый, рассерженный
turn up phr v появиться
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kneel v стоять на колени
behind п зд. зад
screech v зд. кричать пронзительны м голосом
topple v падать

Exercises
1 A n sw er th e q u e stio n s.

a) W hat was there behind the glass panel o f the N U T


ROOM?
b) W hy did M r W onka use squirrels but not O om pa-
Loom pas to get nuts out o f walnut shells?
c) W hat did Veruca Salt ask her m o th er to get?
d) W hat pets did Veruca already have at hom e?
e) W hat happened when Veruca Salt reached out her
hand to grab one o f the squirrels?
f) W hy did M r W onka say that Veruca Salt was a bad
nut?
g) W here did she go?
h) W hy was Mrs Salt so worried and M r Salt extremely
cross?
i) W ho pushed Mrs Salt into the hole in the floor o f the
N ut Room ?
j) D id the squirrels push M r Salt into this hole too?

2 P u t th e s e n te n c e s in th e righ t ord er. And then sa y w h at h ap ­


pened to V eru ca S a lt.

a) Veruca Salt decided she wanted a squirrel.


b) O n the table, there were m ounds o f walnuts, and the
squirrels were all working away like m ad, shelling the
w alnuts at a great speed.
c) It was an am azing sight!
d) If the nut was bad they d id n ’t open it and just threw it
down the rubbish chute.
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e) T H E N U T R O O M , it said on the next door they
came to.
f) And the one remaining squirrel (obviously the leader
o f all) clim bed up on to her shoulder and started
tap-tap-tapping the girl’s head with its knuckles.
g) Veruca Salt entered the N U T R O O M , h er gaze fell
upon a pretty little squirrel sitting nearest to her at
the end o f the table.
h) That particular chute ran directly into the great big
m ain rubbish pipe, which carried away all the rub­
bish from every part o f the factory.
i) T h en all at once the squirrels pulled Veruca to the
ground and started carrying h er across the floor to the
rubbish chute.
j) Veruca Salt reached out her hands to grab the squir­
rel... and every single squirrel around the table took a
flying leap towards her and landed on her body.

C ircle th e odd w ord o u t.

a) disturb, wallet, train, kneel


b) squirrel, rabbit, parakeet, chute
c) pretty, am azing, specially, particular
d) nuts, cacao beans, fish, furnaces

M a k e a lis t o f p e ts V eru ca S a lt had at h o m e. W hich o f them


w ould you lik e to have?

D is c u s s in c la s s .

a) D o you have any pets at hom e? D o you take a good


care o f them ?
b) Did M r W onka like Veruca Salt? Why o r why not?
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THE GREAT GLASS LIFT
‘I ’ve never seen anything like it!’ cried M r W onka. ‘The
children are disappearing like rabbits! But you m u stn ’t worry
about it! T hey’ll all com e out in the wash!’
M r W onka looked at the little group that stood beside
him in the corridor. There were only two children left now —
Mike Teavee and Charlie Bucket. And there were three grow n­
ups, M r and Mrs Teavee and G randpa Joe. ‘Shall we move
o n ? ’ Mr W onka asked.
‘Oh, yes!’ cried Charlie and G randpa Joe, both together.
‘My feet are getting tired ,’ said Mike Teavee. ‘I want to
watch television.’
‘If yo u ’re tired then w e’d better take the lift,’ said M r
Wonka. ‘It’s over here. C om e on! In we g o !'H e skipped across
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the passage to a pair o f double doors. The doors opened. The
two children and the grown-ups went in.
‘N ow th e n ,’ cried M r W onka, ‘which button shall we
press first? Take your pick!1’
Charlie Bucket stared around him in astonishment. This was
the craziest lift he had ever seen. There were buttons everywhere!
The walls, and even the ceiling, were covered all over with rows
and rows and rows of small, black push buttons! And now Charlie
noticed that every single button had a tiny printed label beside it
telling you which room you would be taken to if you pressed it.
‘This isn’t just an ordinary u p -an d -d o w n lift!’ announced
M r W onka proudly. This lift can go sideways and longways and
slantways and any other way you can think of.2 It can visit any
single room in the whole factory, no m atter where it is! You
simply press the button... and zing!... you’re off!’
‘ Fantastic!' m urm ured G randpa Joe. His eyes were shin­
ing with excitem ent as he stared at the rows o f buttons.
‘The whole lift is m ade o f thick, clear glass!’ M r W onka
declared. ‘Walls, doors, ceiling, floor, everything is made o f
glass so that you can see out!’
‘But th e re ’s nothing to see,’ said Mike Teavee.
‘Choose a button!’ said M r W onka. ‘The two children
may press one button each. So take your pick! H urry up! In
every room , something delicious and wonderful is being m ad e.’
Quickly, Charlie started reading some o f the labels along­
side the buttons.
T H E R O C K -C A N D Y M I N E - 10,000 F E E T D E E P , it
said on one.
COCO NUTACE SK A T IN G R IN K S , it said on another.
Then... S T R A W B E R R Y -JU IC E W ATER PISTOLS.
IN V ISIB L E C H O C O L A T E BARS F O R E A T IN G IN
CLASS.

1 Take your pick! — В ы би рай те!


2 This lift can go sideways and longways and slantways and any other
way you can think of! — Э тот л и ф т м о ж ет п ер ем ещ а т ь ся и вверх-
в н и з, и в п р а в о -в л ев о , и пол углом — в л ю б о м н ап равлен ии !

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S U G A R -C O A T E D P E N C IL S F O R S U C K IN G .
F IZ Z Y L E M O N A D E S W IM M IN G PO OLS. And many
o th er labels.
‘C om e on, com e on!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘We c a n ’t wait all
day!’
‘Isn ’t there a Television Room in all this lot?’ asked Mike
Teavee.
‘Certainly th e re ’s a television ro o m ,’ M r W onka said.
‘T hat b u tto n over th ere.’ H e pointed with his finger. Everybody
looked. T E L E V IS IO N C H O C O L A T E , it said on the tiny label
beside the button.
‘ Whoopee/ ’ shouted Mike Teavee. ‘T h a t’s for me!’ And
he pressed the button. Instantly, there was a trem endous whiz­
zing noise. The doors shut and the lift leaped away as though it
had been stung by a wasp. But it leapt sidewaysr! A nd all the
passengers (except M r W onka, who was holding on to a strap
from the ceiling) fell on to the floor.
‘G et up, get up!’ cried M r W onka roaring with laughter.
But just as they were getting up to their feet, the lift changed
direction and turned violently round a corner. A nd over they
went once more.
‘Help!’ shouted Mrs Teavee.
‘Take my hand, m ad am ,’ said M r W onka gallantly. ‘There
you are! N ow grab this strap! Everybody grab a strap. The
jo u rn e y ’s not over yet!’
Old G randpa Joe got up to his feet and caught hold o f a
strap. Little Charlie, who co u ld n ’t possibly reach as high as
that, put his arms around G randpa J o e ’s legs and hung on tight.
The lift rushed on at the speed o f a rocket. N ow it was
beginning to climb. It was shooting up and up and up on a steep
slanty course as if it were climbing a very steep hill.1 T hen sud­

1 It was shooting up and up and up on a steep slanty course as if it


were climbing a very steep hill. — Л и ф т п о д н и м а л с я в се вы ш е и
вы ш е и вы ш е п о д б о л ь ш и м у гл о м , как б у д т о в зб и р а л ся п о о т ­
в е с н о й ск ал е.

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denly, as though it had com e to the top o f the hill and gone
over a precipice, it dropped like a stone and Charlie felt his
tum m y com ing right up into his throat, and G randpa Joe sho u t­
ed, ‘Yippee! Here we go!’ and Mrs Teavee cried out, ‘The rope
has broken! W e’re going to crash!’ And M r W onka said, ‘Calm
yourself, my dear lady,’ and patted h er comfortingly on the
arm. And then G ran d p a Joe looked down at Charlie who was
clinging to his legs, and he said, ‘Are you all right, C harlie?’
Charlie shouted, ‘I love it! It’s like being on a roller coaster!’
And now the lift began flattening out again, but it seemed
to be going faster than ever, and Charlie could hear the scream
o f the wind outside as it went forward ... and it twisted... and it
turned ... and it went up ... and it went down ... and ...
‘I ’m going to be sick!’ yelled M rs Teavee, turning green in
the fa ce.1
‘Please d o n ’t be sick,’ said M r Wonka.
‘Try and stop me!’ said Mrs Teavee.
‘T hen you’d b etter take th is,’ said M r W onka, and he
look his magnificent black top hat off his head, and held it out,
upside down, in front o f Mrs Teavee’s m outh.
‘M ake this awful thing stop!’ ordered M r Teavee.
‘C a n ’t do th a t,’ said M r Wonka. ‘It w o n ’t stop till we get
there. I only hope no o n e ’s using the other lift at this m o m e n t.’
‘W hat other lift?’ screamed Mrs Teavee.
‘The one that goes the opposite way on the same track as
this one2, said M r W onka.
‘H oly mackerel!3’ cried M r Teavee. ‘You m ean we might
have a collisionV

1 ‘I ’m g o in g to be sic k !’ y elled M r s T e a v e e , turning g reen in th e


«Меня сейчас стошнит!» — прокричата миссис Тиви,
fa c e . —
зеленея от страха.
2 T h e o n e th a t g o e s th e o p p o site w ay on th e sa m e track a s th is
one —Тот, который движется по той же шахте, но в противо­
положном направлении
3 H o ly m ack erel! — Б о ж е мой!

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‘I ’ve always been lucky so far,’ said M r W onka.
‘N ow 1 am going to be sick!’ yelled Mrs Teavee.
‘N o , no!’ said M r W onka. ‘N o t now! W e’re nearly there!
D o n ’t spoil m y hat!’
The next m om ent, there was a screaming o f brakes, and
the lift began to slow down. T hen it stopped.
‘Som e ride!1’ said M r Teavee, wiping his great sweaty face
with a handkerchief.
‘N ever again!’ said Mrs Teavee. A nd th en the doors o f
the lift op en ed and M r W onka said, ‘Just a m in u te now!
Listen to me! I want everybody to be very careful in this room .
There is dangerous stuff around in here and you must not tam per
with it2.’

Helpful Words

print v печатать
label n зд. надпись
alongside prep рядом с
mine n шахта
coco-nut n кокос
stung v past от sting жалить
wasp n oca
strap n ремешок
hung on phr v past от hang on держаться
precipice n обрыв
cling v цепляться, хвататься
roller coaster n американские горки (аттракцион)
flatten out phr v зд. двигаться горизонтально
twist v зд. крутиться
collision п столкновение

1 Some ride! — В о т э т о п р о к а ти л и сь !
2 you must not tamper with it — вы ни к чему н е д о л ж н ы п рика­
саться
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screaming n зд. скрип
brakes n pi тормоза
wipe v вытирать
sweaty adj потный
handkerchief n носовой платок

Exercises

1 A nsw er th e q u e stio n s.

a) How m any children and grow n-ups were there left


now? W ho were they?
b) Why did M r W onka decide to take a lift?
c) It was the craziest lift Charlie had seen, w asn’t it?
Why?
d) W hy was M r W onka so proud o f his lift?
e) W hat did M r W onka ask the rem aining kids to do?
f) W hich butto n did Mike Teavee choose?
g) How did the lift go?
h) Why did M r W onka give his magnificent black top
hat to Mrs Teavee?
i) W hat did M r W onka ask his guests to do when the lift
finally stopped?

2 S a y w ho Said it and w hen.

a) If y o u ’re tired, w e’d better take the lift.


b) Take your pick!
c) The rope has broken! W e’re going to crash!
d) I love it! It’s like being on a roller coaster!
e) I ’m going to be sick!
f) M ake this awful thing stop!
g) I only hope no o n e ’s using the other lift at this m o ­
ment.
h) N o t now! W e’re nearly there! D o n ’t spoil my hat!
i) Some ride!
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3 S a y “ tr u e ” or “ fa ls e ” . I f “ fa ls e ” , give th e righ t an sw er.

a) M r W onka looked at the big group that stood beside


him in the corridor.
b) Mike Teavee was tired and he wanted to watch televi­
sion.
c) T hat was the craziest lift Charlie had seen.
d) M r Wonka said it was just an ordinary up-and-down lift.
e) The lift could visit any room in the factory, no m atter
where it was.
0 The whole lift was m ade o f plastic.
g) There were no labels alongside the buttons.
h) M ike Teavee picked T H E IN V IS IB L E C H O C O ­
LATE BARS F O R E A T IN G IN C L A SSR O O M .
i) Charlie c o u ld n ’t grab a strap, because he was too
short.
j) The lift rushed on at the speed o f a rocket.
k) Mrs Teavee was enjoying the ride.
1) M r W onka d id n ’t say anything to the guests w hen the
lift finally stopped.

4 D e c id e w hen y o u m ay sa y th is. L o o k a t th e tip first.

Take your pick!


H ang on tight!
Some ride!
N ever again!
Tip: I may say ‘Take your pick!’ when I want somebody to
choose something.

5 D isc u ss in c la s s .

a) W hich o f the rooms would you pick? Why?


b) W ould you like to take a ride in such a lift? Why or
why not?
c) Are you usually sick when you go by lift? W hen do
people may get sick?
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26
THE TELEVISION-CHOCOLATE ROOM
The Teavee family, together with Charlie and G randpa
Joe, stepped out o f the lift into a room so dazzlingly bright and
dazzlingly white that they screwed up their eyes in pain and
stopped walking. M r W onka handed each o f th em a pair of
dark glasses and said, ‘Put these on quick! And d o n ’t take them
off in here whatever you do! This light could blind you!’
As soon as Charlie had his dark glasses on, he was able to
look around him in com fort. He saw a long narrow room. The
room was painted white all over. Even the floor was white, and
there w asn’t a speck o f dust1 anywhere. F rom the ceiling, huge
lamps hung down and lit the room in a brilliant blue-white light.
The room was com pletely bare except at the far ends. At one o f
these ends there was an enorm ous cam era on wheels, and a
whole arm y o f O om pa-L oom pas was around it, oiling its joints
and adjusting its knobs and polishing its great glass lens. The
O om pa-Loom pas were all dressed in the most extraordinary way.
They were wearing bright-red space suits, complete with helmets
and goggles2 — at least they looked like space suits — and they
were working in com plete silence. W atching them , Charlie ex­
perienced a queer sense o f danger. There was som ething d a n ­
gerous about this whole business, and the O om pa-Loom pas knew
it. There was no chattering or singing am ong them here, and
they m oved about over the huge black cam era slowly and care­
fully in their red space suits.
At the other end o f the room , about fifty paces away from
the cam era, a single O o m p a-L oo m p a (also wearing a space
suit) was sitting at a black table gazing at the screen o f a very
large television set.

1 sp eck o f d ust — пылинка


2 T h ey w ere w earin g b rig h t-red sp a ce s u its, co m p lete w ith h elm ets
На них были ярко-красные космические костю­
and g o g g le s —
мы, а на голове — шлемы и большие очки
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‘Here we go!’ cried M r W onka, hopping up and down
with excitement. ‘This is the Testing R oom for my very latest
and greatest invention — Television C hocolate!’
‘But what is Television C hocolate?’ asked Mike Teavee.
‘G o o d heavens, child, stop interrupting m e!’ said M r
W onka. ‘It works by television. I d o n ’t like television myself. I
suppose it’s all right in small doses, but children never seem to
be able to take it in small doses. They want to sit there all day
long staring and staring at the screen...’
‘T h a t’s me!’ said Mike Teavee.
‘Shut up!’ said M r Teavee.
‘Thank y ou,’ said M r Wonka. ‘I shall now tell you how this
am azing television set o f mine works. But first o f all, do you
know how ordinary television works? It is very simple. At one
end, where the picture is being taken, you have a large cam era
and you start photographing something. The photographs are
then split up into millions o f tiny little pieces which are so small
that you c a n ’t see them , and these little pieces are shot out into
the sky by electricity. In the sky, they go whizzing around all
over the place until suddenly they hit the anten n a on the roof o f
som ebody’s house. They then go down the wire that leads right
into the back o f the television set, and in there the get jiggled and
joggled around until at last every single one o f those millions of
tiny pieces is fitted back into its right place (just like a jigsaw
puzzled)1, and finally! — the photograph appears on the screen...’
‘T hat isn’t exactly how it w orks,’ Mike Teavee said.
‘I am a little deaf in my left ear2, ’ M r W onka said. You
must forgive me if I d o n ’t hear everything you say.’
‘I said, that isn’t exactly how it works!’ shouted Mike Teavee.

1 in th e re they g et jig g led and jo g g led around until at la st every


sin g le o n e o f th o s e m illio n s o f tin y p ie c e s is fitted b ack in to its right
p la ce (ju st lik e a jig sa w p u zzle) — там они крутятся и вертятся до
тех пор, пока каждое из миллионов этих крошечных изображе­
ний не займет свое место, как в игре-головоломке
2 I ’m a little d ea f in m y left ea r — Я немного глуховат на левое ухо
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‘Y ou’re a nice boy,’ M r W onka said, ‘but you talk too
much. Now then! The very first time I saw ordinary television
working, I w a s s t r u c k b y a t r e m e n d o u s id e a 1. “ Look here!” I
shouted. “ If these people can break up a photograph into millions
o f pieces and send the pieces whizzing through the air and then
put them together again at the other end, why can ’t I do the
same thing with a bar o f chocolate? Why can ’t / send a real bar
o f chocolate whizzing through the air in tiny pieces and then put
the pieces together at the other end, all ready to be eaten?” ’
‘Impossible!’ said Mike Teavee.
‘You think so?’ cried M r W onka. ‘Well, watch this! I shall
now send a bar o f m y very best chocolate from one end o f this
room to the other — by television! G et ready, there! Bring in the
chocolate!’
Im m ediately, six O om pa-L oom pas m arched forward c ar­
rying on their shoulders the most enorm ous bar o f chocolate
Charlie had ever seen. It was about the size o f the mattress he
slept on at home.
‘It has to be big,’ M r W onka explained, ‘because w hen­
ever you send som ething by television, it always com es out
m uch smaller than it was when it went in. Even with ordinary
television, when you photograph a big m an, he never comes
out on your screen any taller than a pencil, does he? Here we
go, then! G et ready! No, no! Stop! You there! Mike Teavee!
Stand back! Y ou’re too close to the camera! There are dangerous
rays com ing out o f that thing! They could break you up into a
million tiny pieces in one second! T h a t’s why the O om pa-L oom ­
pas are wearing space suits! The suits protect them! A ll right!
T h a t’s better! Now, then! Switch on!’
One o f the O om pa-L oom pas pulled down a large switch.
‘The chocolate’s gone!’ shouted G randpa Joe, waving his
arms.
He was quite right! The whole enorm ous bar o f chocolate
had disappeared com pletely into thin air!

1 I w a s stru ck by a trem en d ou s id ea — М н е п р и ш л а в гол ов у


п о т р я са ю щ а я илея

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‘I t ’s on its way!’ cried M r W onka. ‘It is now rushing
through the air above our heads in a million tiny pieces. Quick!
C om e over here!’ H e dashed over to the other end o f the room
where the large television set was standing, and the others fol­
lowed him. ‘W atch the screen!’ he cried. ‘H ere it comes! Look!’
The screen lit up. T hen suddenly, a small bar o f c h o co ­
late appeared in the middle o f the screen.
‘Take it!’ shouted M r W onka, growing m ore and more
excited.
‘How can you take it?’ asked Mike Teavee, laughing. ‘It’s
just a picture on a television screen!’
‘Charlie Bucket!’ cried M r W onka. ‘ You take it! Reach
out and grab it!’
Charlie put out his hand and touched the screen, and
suddenly, miraculously, the bar o f chocolate cam e away in his
lingers. He was so surprised he nearly dropped it.
‘Eat it!’ shouted M r W onka. ‘G o on and eat it! It’ll be
delicious! It’s the same bar! It’s got smaller on the journey,
th a t’s all!’
‘I t ’s absolutely fantastic!’ gasped G ra n d p a Joe. ‘I t ’s...
it’s... it’s a miracle!’
‘Just im agine,’ cried M r W onka, ‘when I start using this
across the country... y o u ’ll be sitting at hom e watching televi­
sion and suddenly a commercial will flash on to the screen and
a voice will say “ EAT W O N K A ’S CH O C O LA TES! T H E Y ’RE
T H E BEST IN T H E WORLD! IF YOU D O N ’T BELIEVE US,
TR Y O N E F O R Y O U R S E L F — NO W \” A nd you simply reach
out and take one! How about that, eh ?’
‘Terrific!’ cried G ran d p a Joe. ‘It will change the world!’

Helpful Words

dazzlingly adv ослепительно


screw up phr v зд. жмуриться

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blind v ослеплять
bare adj зд. пустой
oil v смазывать маслом
joint п место соединения, стык
adjust v настраивать
polish v полировать, протирать
lens п объектив
split up phr v разбивать
wire п провод
switch п выключатель
commercial п реклама (по радио, телевидению)

Exercises

1 A nsw er th e q u e stio n s.

a) What kind o f room did the Teavee family together


with Charlie and G randpa Joe step into?
b) W hat did Charlie see when he put on dark glasses?
c) W hat were the O om pa-L oom pas doing in this room?
W hat kind o f room was it? How were they dressed?
d) How did M r W onka explain how ordinary television
works?
e) Did Mike Teavee agree with him?
0 W hat idea did M r W onka have w hen he saw ordinary
television working?
g) Did Mike Teavee believe him the very first time?
h) W hat did six O om pa-Loom pas immediately bring into
the room?
i) Why was the chocolate bar so enormous?
j) W hat happened when one o f the O om pa-L oom pas
pulled down a large switch?
k) W hat suddenly appeared in the middle o f the screen?
1) What did M r W onka ask Charlie to do?
m) W hat was M r W onka’s plan?
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2 M atch the two parts o f the sentences

1) The Teavee family with a) he w as able to lo o k


C h a r lie a n d G r a n d p a around him in comfort.
stepped out o f the lift into b) except at the far ends.
the room so dazzlingly c) th a t th ey screw ed up
bright and white their eyes in pain and
2) As soon as Charlie had his stopped walking.
dark glasses on d) a single O om pa-Loom ­
3) The room was com plete­ pa was sitting at a black
ly bare table gazing at the screen
4) The O om p a-L o om pas of very large television set.
were all dressed in the most e) they were wearing bright
extraordinary way, red sp ace-su its, c o m ­
5) At the other end o f the plete with helmets and
room goggles.

T r a n sla te th e p h ra ses in to R u ssia n . U s e them in you r own


s e n te n c e s . L ook a t th e tip first.

to be deaf in o n e ’s left/right ear


to be com plete with som ething (a scarf, gloves, a bag...)
to be struck by an idea
to be on the way to do something
to take som ething in small doses
Tip: “I'm a little deaf in my left ear , ” Mr Wonka said,
or: “You’re to take this medicine in very small doses, the
doctor said.

M a tc h th e w ords w ith th eir d efin itio n s.

dazzlifigly an advertisem ent on television or radio


jigsaw puzzle not able to hear anything or well
com m ercial a picture m ade o f m any small pieces that
you have to fit together
deaf very large in size
enorm ous so lightly or brightly that you c a n ’t see
something for a short period o f time
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5 D isc u ss in c la s s .

a) D o you know anybody who dresses in a m ost extraor­


dinary way? Why does she or he do it?
b) Do you like com m ercials or do you usually click to
another channel w hen they appear on the screen?
c) M r W onka d id n ’t like television. And you?

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MIKE TEAVEE IS SENT
BY TELEVISION
Mike Teavee was even more excited than G rand p a Joe
w hen he saw how a bar o f chocolate was sent by television.
‘But M r W onka,’ he shouted, ‘can you send other things through
the air in the same way? Breakfast cereal for instance?’
‘Oh, my sainted aunt!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘D o you know
what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly
wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!’1
‘But could you send it by television if you w anted to, as
you do chocolate?’ asked Mike Teavee.
‘O f course I could!’
‘And what about people?’ asked Mike Teavee. ‘Gould you
send a real live person from one place to another in the same way?’
‘A person'V cried M r W onka. ‘Are you crazy?’
‘But could it be d o n e? ’
‘G o o d heavens, child, I really d o n ’t know... I suppose it
could... yes. I ’m pretty sure it could... o f course it could... I

1 ‘O h , m y sa in ted a u n t!’ cried M r W o n k a . ‘D o you know w hat


b reak fast ce re a l is m ade of? I t ’s m ade o f all th o se little cu rly w ood en
sh avin gs you find in p en cil sh a rp en er s!’ — «Боже мой! — восклик­
нул мистер Вон ка. — А тебе известно, из чего делают эти хло­
пья? Их делают из деревянной стружки, которая остается в
точилке после заточки карандашей».
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w ouldn’t like to risk it, though... it might have some very bad
results...’
But Mike Teavee was already off and running. The m o ­
m ent he heard M r W onka saying, ‘I ’m pretty sure it could... of
course it c o u ld ,’ he turned away and started running as fast as he
could towards the other end o f the room where the great ca m ­
era was standing. ‘Look at me!’ he shouted as he ran. ‘I ’m going
to be the first person in the world to be sent by television!’
"No, no, no, no!" cried M r Wonka.
‘Mike!’ scream ed Mrs Teavee. ‘Stop! C om e back! Y ou’ll
be turned into a million tiny pieces!’
But there was no stopping Mike Teavee now.1 The crazy
boy rushed on, and when he reached the enorm ous cam era, he
jumped straight for the switch, scattering Oompa-Loompas right
and left as he went2.
‘See you later, alligator!’ he shouted, and he pulled down
the switch.
There was a blinding flash.
T hen there was silence.
Then Mrs Teavee ran forward... but she stopped dead in
the middle o f the room3... and she stood there... she stood star­
ing at the place where her son had been... and her great red
m outh opened wide and she scream ed, ‘H e ’s gone! H e’s gone!’
‘G reat heavens, he has gone!’ shouted M r Teavee.
M r W onka hurried forward and placed a hand gently on
Mrs Teavee’s shoulder. ‘We shall have to hope for the best,’ he
said. ‘We must pray that your little boy will com e out unharm ed
at the other e n d .’

1 B u t th ere w a s no sto p p in g M ik e T e a v e e n ow . — Н о М ай к а Т и в и
уж е б ы л о н е о ст а н о в и т ь .
2 h e jum ped stra ig h t fo r th e sw itc h , sc a tte r in g O o m p a -L o o m p a s
right and left a s h e w en t — о н п ры гн ул п р я м о к вы к л ю ч ател ю ,
р астал к и в ая У м п а -Л у м п о в
3 sh e stop p ed dead in th e m iddle o f th e room — о н а , как в к о п а н ­
н ая , о с т а н о в и л а с ь п о с р е д и н е к ом н аты
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‘Mike!’ scream ed Mrs Teavee, clasping her head in her
hands. ‘Where are you?’
‘I ’ll tell you where he is,’ said M r Teavee, ‘h e’s whizzing
around above our heads in a million tiny pieces!’
‘D o n ’t talk about it!’ wailed Mrs Teavee.
‘We must watch the television set,’ said M r W onka. ‘He
m ay com e through any m o m e n t.’
M r and Mrs Teavee and G randpa Joe and little Charlie
and M r W onka all gathered round the television and stared
tensely at the screen. The screen was quite blank.
‘H e ’s taking long tim e to com e across,’ said M r Teavee,
wiping his brow.
‘Oh dear, oh d e ar,’ said M r W onka, ‘1 do hope that no
part of him gets left behind1.’
‘W hat on earth do you m ean ?’ asked M r Teavee sharply.
‘1 d o n ’t wish to alarm you,’ said M r W onka, ‘but som e­
times happens that only about half the little pieces find their way
into the television set. It happened last week. I d o n ’t know why,
but the result was that only half a bar o f chocolate came through.'
Mrs Teavee let out a scream o f horror. ‘You m ean only a
half o f Mike is com ing back to us?’ she cried.
‘L et’s hope it’s the top half,’ said M r Teavee.
‘Watch the screen! Something’s happening!’ said Mr Wonka.
The screen had suddenly begun to flicker.
T hen some wavy lines appeared.
M r W onka adjusted one o f the knobs and the wavy lines
went away.
And now, very slowly, the screen began to get brighter
and brighter.
‘Here he comes!’ yelled M r W onka. ‘Yes, th a t’s him all
right!’
Is he all in one piece?2’ cried Mrs Teavee.

1 I do hope th a t no part o f him g e ts left behind — Я о ч е н ь н а д е ­


ю сь . ч то все ч асти тела у н е г о б у д у т н а м ест е
2 Is h e all in o n e p iec e? — О н ц ел и н ев р е д и м ?
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‘i ’m not sure,’ said M r W onka. ‘I t’s too early to tell.’
Faintly at first, but becom ing clearer and clearer every
second, the picture o f Mike Teavee appeared on the screen. He
was standing up and waving at the audience and smiling from
ear to ear.
‘But h e ’s midget!’ shouted M r Teavee.
‘M ik e,’ cried Mrs Teavee, ‘are you all right? Are there
any bits o f you missing?’
‘Isn’t he going to get any bigger?’ shouted M r Teavee.
‘Talk to me, Mike!’ cried Mrs Teavee. ‘Say something!
Tell me y o u ’re all right!’
A tiny little voice, no louder than the squeaking o f a mouse,
came out o f the television set. ‘Hi, M um !’ it said. ‘Hi, Pop!
Look at me\ I ’m the first person ever to be sent by television!’
‘G rab him!’ ordered M r W onka. ‘Quick!’
Mrs Teavee shot out a hand and picked the tiny figure o f
Mike Teavee out o f the screen.
‘Hooray!’ cried M r Wonka. ‘H e ’s all in one piece! H e ’s
com pletely unharm ed!’
‘You call that u n h arm ed ?’ snapped Mrs Teavee, looking
at the little speck o f a boy who was now running across the palm
o f her hand, waving his pistols in the air.
He was certainly not more than an inch tall.
‘H e ’s shrunk!' said M r Teavee.
‘O f course h e ’s sh ru n k ,’ said M r W onka. ‘What did you
expect?’
‘This is terrible!’ wailed Mrs Teavee. ‘What are we going
to d o ?’
And M r Teavee said, ‘We c a n ’t send him back to school
like this! He”!! be squashed:
‘He w o n ’t be able to do anything.' cried Mrs Teavee.
‘O h, yes I will!’ squeaked the tiny voice o f Mike Teavee.
‘I ’ll still be able to watch television!’
‘Never again!' shouted M r Teavee. ‘I ’m throwing the tel­
evision set right out the window the m om ent wc get home. I've
had enough o f television!’
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W hen he heard this, Mike Teavee flew into a terrible tan­
trum1. He started jum ping up and down on the palm o f his
m o th e r’s hand, screaming and yelling and trying to bite her
fingers. ‘1 want to w atch television!’ he squeaked. ‘I want to
watch television! I want to watch television!’
‘Here! Give him to me!’ said M r Teavee, and he took the
tiny boy and shoved him into the breast pocket o f his jacket and
stuffed a handkerchief on top2. Squeals and yells cam e from
inside the pocket, and the pocket shook as the furious little pris­
oner fought to get out.
‘O h, M r W o n k a,’ wailed Mrs Teavee, ‘how can we make
him grow?’
‘W ell,’ said M r W onka, stroking his beard and gazing
thoughtfully at the ceiling, ‘I must say th a t’s a bit tricky. But
small boys are extremely springy and elastic. They stretch like
mad.3 So what w e’ll do, w e’ll put him in a special m achine I
have for testing the stretchiness o f chewing-gum! M aybe, that
will bring him back to what he was.’
‘Oh, thank you!’ said Mrs Teavee.
‘D o n ’t m ention it, dear lady.’
‘How far d ’you think h e’ll stretch?’ asked M r Teavee.
‘Maybe miles,’ said M r Wonka. ‘Who knows? But he’s going
to be awfully thin. Everything gets thinner when you stretch it.’
‘You m ean like chew ing-gum ?’ asked M r Teavee.
‘Exactly.’
‘How thin will he b e?’ asked Mrs Teavee anxiously.
‘I haven’t the foggiest idea4, ’ said M r W onka. ‘And it
doesn’t really m atter, anyway, because w e’ll soon fatten him
up again. All w e’ll have to do is give him a triple dose o f my

1 Mike Teavee flew into a terrible tantrum — у М ай к а Т и в и с л у ­


ч и л ся п р и с т у п и ст е р и к и
2 stuffed a handkerchief on top — за с у н у в св ер х у н о с о в о й п л аток .
3 But small boys are extremely springy and elastic. They stretch
like mad. — М а л ен ь к и е м ал ьч и к и о ч е н ь п р у ж и н и сты и э л а с т и ч ­
ны . О н и о ч е н ь х о р о ш о т я н у т ся .
4 I haven’t the foggiest idea — П р ед ст а в л ен и я н е и м ею
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w onderful Supervitam in C hocolate. Supervitam in Chocolate
contains huge am ounts o f different vitam ins.’
‘And what will that do to him ?’ asked M r Teavee anxiously.
‘I t’ll make his toes grow out until they’re as long as his
fingers...’
‘Oh, no!’ cried Mrs Teavee.
‘D o n ’t be silly,’ said M r W onka. ‘It’s m ost useful. H e ’ll
be able to play the piano with his feet.’
‘But M r W onka...’
‘No arguments, please\v said M r Wonka. He turned away
and clicked his fingers three times in the air. An O om pa-Loom pa
appeared immediately and stood beside him. ‘Follow these o r­
ders,’ said M r W onka, handing the O om pa-L oom pa a piece o f
paper on which he had written full instructions. ‘And you’ll find
the boy in his father’s pocket. Off you go! G ood-bye, M r Teavee!
G ood-bye, Mrs Teavee! And please d o n ’t look so worried!’
At the end o f the room, the O om pa-L oom pas around the
giant cam era were already beating their tiny drum s and begin­
ning to jog up and down to the rhythm.
‘There they go again!’ said M r W onka. ‘I ’m afraid you
c a n ’t stop them singing.’
Little Charlie caught Grandpa Joe’s hand, and the two of
them stood beside M r Wonka in the middle o f the long bright room,
listening to the Oompa-Loompas. And this is what they sang:
‘ The most important thing w e’ve learned,
So fa r as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, let
Them near your television set —
Or better still, just d o n ’t install
The idiotic thing at all.
Regarding Mike Teavee,
We very much regret that we
Shall simply have to wait and see
I f we can get him back his height.
But i f we ca n ’t — it serves him right.'
1 N o a rg u m en ts, pleasel — П р о ш у н е сп ор и ть !

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Helpful Words
cereal n зерновы е хлопья
clasp v сж им ать
blank adj зд. тем ны й
alarm v зд. пугать
flicker v мерцать
wavy adj волнисты й
midget n карлик, лилипут
squeaking n пи ск
pick v зд. вы таскивать
inch n дю йм (мера дли н ы , равная 2,54 см)
shrunk v past от shrink — ум еньш аться
squash phr v раздавить
bite v кусать
shove v зд. запихивать
prisoner n п л ен н и к
stroke v поглаживать
tricky adj зд. непростой
fatten up phr v откорм ить
triple adj тройной
install v устанавливать

Exercises

1 A n sw er th e q u e stio n s.

a) W hat did Mike Teavee want so m uch to know?


b) W hat did he do w hen M r W onka said he could send a
real live person from one place to an o th er like a bar
o f chocolate?
c) Did Mrs Teavee find h er son in the middle o f the
room where he had been?
d) Why did M r and Mrs Teavee and G randpa Joe and
Little Charlie and M r W onka all gather around the
television?
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e) W hat was M r W onka worried about?
f) W ho finally ap p eared on the screen? D id he look
happy?
g) How tall was Mike?
h) W hy did M r Teavee decide to throw the TV set right
out o f the window the m om ent they got home?
i) W hat happened to Mike Teavee w hen he heard this?
j) W here did M r Teavee shove his tiny boy?
k) How did M r W onka want to bring the boy back to
what he had been?
1) Was Mike Teavee going to be fat or thin after that?
m) M r Wonka wanted to fatten him up with a triple dose
o f his wonderful Supervitamin Chocolate, didn’t he?
n) Was M r Teavee happy about that?

M a tc h th e q u e stio n s w ith th e a n sw ers.

1) Could you send a real a) I ’m not sure, it’s too early


live person from one to tell.
place to another in the b) Maybe miles, but h e ’s go­
same way? ing to be awfully thin.
2) Mike! Where are you? c) I haven’t the foggiest idea.
3) What on earth do you d) G o o d heavens, child, I re­
mean? ally d o n ’t know... I suppose
4) You mean only a half I could... yes.
of Mike is coming back e) I ’ll tell you where he is, he’s
to us? whizzing around above our
5) Is he all in one piece? heads in a million tiny pieces.
6) How far do you think 0 I d o n ’t want to alarm you,
be will stretch? but it does sometim es h a p ­
7) How thin will he be? pen that only about half the
8) Oh, M r Wonka, how little pieces find their way
c a n we m ak e h im into the TV set.
grow? g) Well, 1 m ust say th a t’s a
bit tricky.
h) L et’s hope it’s the top half.

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3 U s e th e p h rase to be made o f something in yo u r m in i-d ia lo g u es.
L ook a t th e tip first.

Tip: — Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of!


— It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you
find in the pencil sharpeners!
Reference words: a table — o f wood; a ring — o f gold,
silver; a bag — o f paper, plastic; chocolate — o f cacao
beans.

4 Sum up Chapter 27 in 9 -1 0 sentences.


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ONLY CHARLIE LEFT

‘W hich room shall it be next?’ said M r W onka as he turned


away and rushed into the lift. ‘C om e on! Hurry up! We must get
going! And how m any children are there left now ?’
Little Charlie looked at G ran d p a Joe, and G ran d p a Joe
looked back at little Charlie.
‘Bur M r W o nk a,’ G ran d p a Joe called after him , ‘th ere’s...
th ere’s only Charlie left now .’
M r W onka turned round and stared at Charlie.
There was a silence. Charlie stood there holding tightly
on to G ran d pa J o e ’s hand.
‘You m ean yo u ’re the only one left?’ M r W onka said,
pretending to be surprised.
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‘Why, yes,’ whispered Charlie. ‘Yes.’
M r W onka suddenly exploded with excitement. ‘But my
dear boyV he cried out, ‘that means you've wonV He rushed out
o f the lift and started shaking Charlie’s hand so furiously it nearly
cam e off. ‘Oh, I do congratulate, you!’ he cried. ‘I really do!
I’m absolutely delighted! It co u ld n ’t be better! How wonderful
this is! I had a hunch you knew, right from the beginning, that
it was going to be you! Well done, Charlie, well done\ This is
terrific! Now the fun is really going to start! But we m u stn ’t dillyl
We m u stn ’t dally\ T h ere’s even less tim e to lose now than there
was before! We have an enormous n um ber o f things to do before
the day is out! Just think o f the arrangements that have to be
made! And the people we have to fetch}. But luckily for us, we
have the great glass lift to speed things up! Jum p in, my dear
Charlie, ju m p in! You too, G randpa Joe, sir! N o, no, after
you! T h a t’s the way! Now then! This tim e / shall choose the
button we are going to press!’ M r W onka’s bright blue eyes
rested for a m om ent on C harlie’s face.
Something crazy is going to happen now, Charlie thought.
But he w asn’t frightened. He w asn’t even nervous. He was just
terrifically excited. And so was G randpa Joe. The old m a n ’s
face was shining with excitem ent as he w atched every move that
M r W onka made. M r W onka was reaching for a button high
up on the glass ceiling o f the lift. Charlie and G ran d p a Joe
both craned their necks to read what it said on the little label
beside the button.
It said... U P A N D O UT.
‘ Up and out, ’ thought Charlie. ‘W hat sort o f a room is
that?’
M r W onka pressed the button.
The glass doors closed.
‘Hold on!’ cried M r W onka.
Then WHAMIThe lift shot straight up like a rocket! ‘Y ip ­
pee!’ shouted G randpa Joe. Charlie was clinging to G randpa
Jo e ’s legs and M r W onka was holding on to a strap from the
ceiling, and up they went, up, up, up, straight up this time,
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with no twistings or turnings, and Charlie could hear the whist­
lings o f the air outside as the lift went faster and faster. ‘Y ip ­
pee!’ shouted G ran d p a Joe again. ‘Yippee! Here we go!’
‘Faster!’ cried M r W onka, banging the wall o f the lift with
his hand. ‘Faster! Faster! If we d o n ’t go any faster than this, we
shall never get through!’
‘T hrough w hat?’ shouted G ran d p a Joe. ‘W hat have we
got to get th ro ug h ?’
‘A h-ha!’ cried M r W onka, ‘you wait and see! I ’ve been
longing to press this butto n for years! But I ’ve never done it until
now! I was tempted m any times! Oh, yes, I was tempted! But I
c o u ld n ’t bear the thought o f making a great big hole in the roof
o f the factory! H ere we go, boys! U p and out!’
‘But you d o n ’t m ean ...’ shouted G randpa Joe, ‘... you
d o n ’t really m ean that this lift...’
‘Oh yes, I do!’ answered M r Wonka. ‘You wait and see!
U p and out!’
‘But... but... but... it’s m ade o f glass!’ shouted G randpa
Joe. ‘It’ll break into a million pieces!’
‘1 suppose it m ight,’ said M r W onka, cheerful as ever,
‘but it’s pretty thick glass, all the sam e.’
The lift rushed on, going up and up and up, faster and
faster and faster...
T h e n suddenly, CRASH!— an d the m ost tre m e n d o u s
noise o f splintering wood an d b rok en tiles cam e from directly
above th e ir heads, an d G ra n d p a Joe sh o u ted , ‘Help! I t’s
the end! W e’re done for!1’ an d M r W onka said, ‘N o, w e ’re
not! W e ’re through! W e ’re o u t!’ Sure en o u g h , the lift had
shot right up th ro u g h the ro o f o f the factory and was now
rising into the sky like a rocket, an d the sunshine was pouring
in th ro u g h the glass roof. In five seconds they were a th o u ­
sand feet up in the sky. :
‘The lift’s gone mad!’ shouted G randpa Joe.

1 H elp ! I t ’s th e end! W e ’re d on e for! — С п а си те! Э т о к о н ец ! Н ам


к ры ш к а!

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‘Have no fear, my dear sir,’ said M r W onka calmly, and
he pressed an o ther button. The lift stopped. It stopped and
hung in m id-air, hovering like a helicopter, hovering over the
factory and over the very town itself w hich lay spread out below
them like a picture postcard! Looking down through the glass
floor on which he was standing, Charlie could see the small far­
away houses and the streets and the snow that lay thickly over
everything. It was an eerie feeling to be standing on clear glass
high up in the sky. It m ade you feel that you w eren’t standing
on anything at all.
‘Are we all right?’ cried G ran dp a Joe. ‘How does this
thing stay u p ?’
‘Sugar power!1’ said M r W onka. ‘One million sugar pow ­
er! Oh, lo o k ,’ he cried, pointing down, ‘there go the other
children! T hey’re returning hom e!’

Helpful Words

explode v зд. воскликнуть


congratulate v поздравлять
hunch n предчувствие
dilly-dally v меш кать, попусту терять время
arrangements п pi приготовления
fetch v пойти и кого-либо привести
rest v зд. остановиться
crane v зд. вытянуть (шею)
beside prep рядом
whistling п свист
bang v бить, ударять
tempt v соблазнять, искуш ать
bear v вы носить, терпеть
cheerful adj ж изнерадостны й, бодрый

1 S u g a r pow er! — С а х а р н ы е силы ! (выдуманная автором едини­


ца сизы)
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splinter v раскалы вать(ся) на щ еп ки
tile п черепица
hover v парить, зависать
eerie adj страш н ы й, жуткий

Exercises

1 A nsw er th e q u e stio n s.

a) H ow m any children were there left now?


b) W hat did M r W onka do when he learnt that Charlie
was the only child left?
c) W hy did M r W onka say that they had no time to lose?
d) W hat did Charlie think w hen M r W o nk a’s blue eyes
rested on him?
e) W hat did the label beside the button read?
f) How did the lift go, w hen M r W onka pressed the
button?
g) Did the lift shoot right up through the roof o f the
factory?
h) Was G randpa Joe scared that the lift had gone mad?
i) W here did the lift hang?

2 S a y w ho said it and w hen.

a) But M r W onka, th e re ’s only Charlie left now.


b) But my dear boy, that m eans you’ve won!
c) We have an enorm ous num ber o f things to do before
the day is out!
d) 'Faster! If we d o n ’t go any faster than this, we shall
never get through!
e) It’ll break into a m illion pieces!
0 Help! It’s the end! W e ’ re done for!
g) The lift’s gone mad!
h) Sugar power! One million sugar power!
i) There go the other children! T hey’re returning home!
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3 Say “true” or “false” . If false, give the right answer.

a) There were two kids left now.


b) M r W onka congratulated Charlie that he was the only
kid left.
c) M r W onka was very upset that Charlie was the only
kid left.
d) N ow it was M r W onka who pressed the button.
e) The lift went up very slowly.
f) M r W onka w anted to get through the roof.
g) The lift h a d n ’t shot right up through the ro o f o f the
factory and w asn’t rising into the sky like a rocket.
h) G randpa Joe was happy that the lift was quickly going
up into the sky.
i) Charlie, G ran d p a Joe and M r W onka were standing
on clear glass.
j) They could see nothing looking down through the glass
floor on which they were standing.

4 Fill in th e ch a rt.

hang hung hung hanging вешать


leave
стоять
done
beginning
made
hold
shot

5 U s e th e p h rase to long to do something in you r ow n s e n te n c e s .


L ook a t th e tip first.

Tip: I 've been longing to press the button.


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6 D isc u ss in c la s s .

a) Charlie and his G randpa m ade a very unusual ride in


the lift. And what about you? Have you ever made
any unusual rides or trips? Would you like to make
one? W hy or why not?
b) Have you ever flown in a helicopter? W ould you like
to try it? W hy or why not?

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THE OTHER CHILDREN GO HOME
‘We must go dow n and take a look at ou r little friends
before we do anything else,’ said M r W onka. He pressed a
different button, and the lift dropped lower, and soon it was
hovering just above the entrance gates to the factory.
Looking down now, Charlie could see the children and
their parents standing in a little group just inside the gates.
‘I can only see th re e ,’ he said. ‘W h o ’s missing?’
‘I expect it’s Mike Teavee,’ M r W onka said. ‘But he'll be
com ing along soon. D o you see the trucks?’ M r W onka pointed
to a line o f gigantic covered vans parked in a line near by.
‘Y es,’ Charlie said. ‘W hat are they for?’
‘D o n ’t you rem em ber what it said on the G o lden Tickets?
Every child goes hom e with a lifetime’s supply o f sweets. There’s
one truckload for each of them, loaded to the brim.1 A h -h a ,’ M r
W onka went on, ‘there goes our friend Augustus Gloop! D ’you
see him? H e ’s getting into the first truck with his m other and
father!’ '
‘You m ean h e ’s really all right?’ asked Charlie, asto n ­
ished. ‘Even after going up that awful p ip e ? ’

1 T h e r e ’s o n e tru ck load for ea ch o f th em , load ed to th e brim . —


Для каждого из них приготовлен грузовик, доверху набитый
сладостями.
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‘H e ’s very m uch all right,’ said M r Wonka.
‘H e ’s changed!’ said G randpa Joe, looking down through
the glass wall o f the elevator. ‘He used to be fat! N ow h e ’s thin
as a strawV
‘O f course h e’s ch an g ed ,’ said M r W onka, laughing. ‘He
got squeezed in the pipe. D o n ’t you remember? And look! There
goes Miss Violet Beauregarde, the great gum-chewer! It seems
as though they m anaged to de-juice her after all. I ’m so glad.
And how healthy she looks! M uch better than before!’
‘But she’s purple in the face!’ cried G randpa Joe.
‘So she is,’ said M r W onka. ‘Ah, well, th ere’s nothing
we can do about th a t.’
‘G oo d gracious!’ cried Charlie. ‘Look at poor Veruca Salt
and M r Salt and Mrs Salt! They’re simply covered with rubbish!’
‘And here comes Mike Teavee!’ said G randpa Joe. ‘G o o d
heavens! W hat have they done to him? H e ’s about ten feet1 tall
and thin as a wire!’
‘They’ve overstretched him on the gum-stretching m achine,’
said M r W onka.
‘But how dreadful for him!’ cried Charlie.
‘N onsense,’ said M r Wonka, ‘h e ’s very lucky. Every bas­
ketball team in the country will be trying to get him. But now ,’ he
added, ‘it is time we left these four silly children. 1 have som e­
thing very im portant to talk to you about, my dear Charlie.’
M r W onka pressed a n o th e r b utto n, and the lift w ent
upwards into the sky.

Helpful Words

straw n солом и н ка
overstretch v зд. растянуть в дли ну больш е нужного
dreadful adj ужасный

— форма множественного числа от foot — фут (мера дли­


1feet
ны, равная 30,5 см)
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Exercises
1 Answer the questions.

a) H ow m any children did Charlie see, looking down?


b) W ho was missing?
c) W hat were the trucks Charlie could see down for?
d) W ho was getting into the first truck?
e) H ad Augustus G loop changed?
f) How did Violet Beauregarde look?
g) How did Veruca Salt and M r Salt and Mrs Salt look?
h) W ho was about ten feet tall and thin as a wire?
i) Why did M r W onka say that Mike Teavee was lucky?
j) D id M r W onka have som ething very im portant to talk
to Charlie about?

2 Fill in the prepositions above, through, in, down, into, to.


a) He pressed a different button, and the lift dropped,
lower and soon it was hovering j u s t ________ the e n ­
trance g a t e s ________ the factory.
b) ‘O ur friend, Augustus Loop is getting _______ the
first truck with his m other and father,’ said M r Wonka.
c) ‘H e ’s ch anged,’ said G rand p a Joe, lo o k in g _______
________ the glass door o f the elevator.
d) ‘Every basketball t e a m ______________the country will
be trying to get h im .’
e) M r W onka pressed an o th er button and the lift went
u p w a rd s the sky.

Match the words with their definitions.


to press to put one thing over an oth er in order to
hide o r protect it
to squeeze to pull something to make it longer too far
to overstretch to succeed in doing something
to cover to push something firmly with your hands
to manage to push a button or a switch
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4 U s e th e phrase used to be in you r ow n s e n te n c e s . L ook at the
tip first.

Tip: He used to be so fat.

5 C om p are how th e k ids (A u g u stu s G lo o p , V io let B ea u reg a rd e,


V eru ca S a lt , M ik e T e a v e e ) lo o k ed a t th e b eg in n in g o f th e
sto ry and h ow th ey lo o k ed now . L ook at th e tip first.

Tip: At the beginning of the story Augustus Gloop was ..., but
now he was ...

6 D isc u ss in c la s s .

a) Did M r W onka like the four kids — Augustus G loop,


Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee? Why
o r why not?
b) Do you like them ? Why or why not? Would you like to
have them as friends?

7 T ry and g u e ss.

W hat will M r W onka tellCharlie in the next chapter?

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CHARLIE’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY
The great glass lift was now hovering high over the town.
Inside the lift stood M r W onka, G randpa Joe, and little Charlie.
‘How 1 love my chocolate factory,’ said M r W onka, look­
ing down. T h en he paused, and he turned around and looked at
Charlie with a most serious expression on his face. ‘D o you love
it too, C harlie?’ he asked.
‘Oh, yes,’ cried Charlie, ‘I think it’s the most wonderful
place in the whole world!’
‘I am very pleased to hear you say that,’ said M r Wonka,
looking more serious than ever. He went on staring at Charlie.
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‘Yes,’ he said, ‘1 am very pleased indeed to hear you say that. And
now I shall tell you why.’ Mr Wonka cocked his head to one side
and all at once the tiny wrinkles o f a smile appeared around the
corners o f his eyes, and he said, ‘You see, my dear boy, I have
decided to make you a present of the whole place1. As soon as you
are old enough to run it, the entire factory will become yours.'
Charlie stared at M r W onka. G rand p a Joe opened his
m outh to speak, but no words cam e out.
‘It’s quite tru e ,’ M r W onka said, smiling broadly now. ‘I
really am giving it to you. T h a t’s all right, isn’t it?’
‘Giving it to h im ? ’ gasped G randpa Joe. ‘You must be
joking.’
‘I ’m not joking, sir. I ’m deadly serious.’
‘But... but... why should you want to give your factory to
little C harlie?’
‘L isten,’ M r W onka said, ‘I ’m an old man. I ’m m uch
older th an you think. I ’ve got no children o f my own, no family
at all. So who is going to run the factory when I get too old to do
it myself? Someone’s got to keep it going — if only for the sake
of the Oompa-Loompas.2 Mind you, there are thousands o f clever
m en who would give anything for the chance to com e in and
take over from me, but I d o n ’t want that sort o f person. I d o n ’t
want a grow n-up person at all. A grow n-up w o n ’t listen to me;
he w on’t learn. He will try to do things his own way and not
m ine. So I have to have a child. I want a good sensible loving
child, one to whom I can tell all my most precious sweetmaking
secrets — while I am still alive.3’

1 I’ve decided to make you a present of the whole place — Я р еш и л


п о д а р и т ь т е б е в сю ф а б р и к у
2 Someone’s got to keep it going — if only for the sake of the
Oompa-Loompas. — К т о -т о ж е д о л ж е н п о д д ер ж и в а т ь е е в р а б о ­
ч ем с о с т о я н и и , хотя бы р а ди У м п а -Л у м п о в .
3 1 want a good sensible loving child, one to whom I can tell all my
most precious sweet-making secrets — while I am still alive. — Я хочу,
чтобы э т о бы л разум н ы й и д о б р ы й р еб ен о к , к ом у ещ е при ж и зн и
я п ередал бы все св ои б е с ц ен н ы е сек реты и зготовл ен и я сл адостей .
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‘So that is why you sent out the G olden Tickets!’ cried
Charlie.
‘Exactly!’ said M r W onka. ‘I decided to invite five chil­
dren to the factory, and the one 1 liked best at the end o f the day
would be the winner!’
‘But M r W o n k a,’ stammered G rand p a Joe, ‘do you real­
ly and truly m ean that you are giving the whole o f this enorm ous
factory to little Charlie? After all...’
‘T h e re’s no tim e for arguments!’ cried M r W onka. ‘We
must go at once and fetch the rest o f the family — C harlie’s
father and his m other and anyone else th a t’s around! They can
all live in the factory from now on! They can all help to run it
until Charlie is old enough to do it by himself! W here do you
live, C harlie?’
Charlie looked down through the glass floor at the snow-
covered houses that lay below. ‘It’s over th e re ,’ he said, p o in t­
ing. ‘I t ’s that little cottage right on the edge o f the tow n, the
tiny little o ne...’
‘I see it!’ cried M r W onka, and he pressed some more
buttons and the lift shot dow n towards C harlie’s house.
‘I ’m afraid my m other w on’t com e with us,’ Charlie said
sadly.
‘Why ever n o t? ’
‘Because she w o n ’t leave G ran d m a Josephine and G ra n d ­
ma G eorgina and G ran dp a G eorge.’
‘But they must com e to o .’
‘They c a n ’t , ’ Charlie said. ‘T h e y ’re very old and they
haven’t been out o f bed for twenty years.’
‘Then w e’ll take the bed along as well, with them in it,’
said M r Wonka. ‘T h e re’s plenty o f room in this lift for a b ed .’
‘You co u ld n ’t get the bed out o f the h o u se,’ said G randpa
Joe. ‘It w o n ’t go through the d o o r.’
‘You m u stn ’t despair'.7 cried M r W onka. ‘N othing is im ­
possible! You watch!’
The lift was now hovering over the roof o f the Buckets’
little house.
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‘What are you going to d o ? ’ cried Charlie.
‘I ’m going right on in to fetch th e m ,’ said M r Wonka.
‘H ow ?’ asked G randpa Joe.
‘T hrough the roof,’ said M r W onka, pressing an oth er
button.
‘N o!’ shouted Charlie.
‘Stop!’ shouted G ran d p a Joe.
CRASH went the lift, right down through the ro o f o f the
house into the old p eople’s bedroom . Showers of dust and b ro­
ken tiles and bits o f wood and cockroaches and spiders and bricks
and cem ent went raining down on the three old ones who were
lying in bed, and each o f them thought that the end o f the world
was com e. G ra n d m a G eorgina fainted , G ran d m a Josephine
dropped h er false teeth, G randpa George put his head under
the blanket, and M r and Mrs Bucket cam e rushing in from the
next room.
‘Save us!’ cried G ran d m a Josephine.
‘Calm yourself, my darling wife,’ said G randpa Joe, step­
ping out o f the lift. ‘I t’s only us.’
‘M other!’ cried Charlie, rushing into Mrs B ucket’s arms.
‘Mother! Mother! Listen to w h at’s happened! W e’re all going
back to live in M r W o n k a’s factory and w e’re going to help him
to run it and h e ’s given it alt to me and... and... and... a n d ...’
‘W hat are you talking ab out?’ said Mrs Bucket.
‘Just look at our house!’ cried poor M r Bucket. ‘It’s in
ruins!1’
‘My dear sir,’ said M r Wonka, jumping forward and shaking
M r Bucket warmly by the hand, ‘I ’m so very glad to m eet you.
You m u stn ’t worry about your house. From now on2, you’re
never going to need it again, anyway.’
‘W ho is this crazy m an ?’ scream ed G ran d m a Josephine.
‘He could have killed us all.’
‘T his,’ said G randpa Joe, ‘is M r Willy W onka himself.’

1 I t ’s in ruins! — О н р азр уш ен !
2 From now on — О т н ы н е
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It took quite a tim e for G randpa Joe and Charlie to ex­
plain to everyone exactly what had been happening to them all
day. And even then they all refused to ride back to the factory in
the lift.
‘I ’d rather die in my bed!’ shouted G ran d m a Josephine.
‘So would I!’ cried G randm a Georgina.
‘1 refuse to go!’ an no u n ced G ran d p a George.
So M r W onka and G randpa Joe and Charlie, taking no
notice o f their screams, simply pushed the bed into the lift. They
pushed M r and Mrs Bucket in after it. Then they got in th em ­
selves. M r Wonka pressed a button. The doors closed. G ra n d ­
ma Georgina screamed. And the lift rose up off the floor and
shot through the hole in the roof, out into the open sky.
Charlie clim bed on to the bed and tried to calm the three
old people who were still petrified with fear. ‘Please d o n ’t be
frightened,’ he said. ‘It’s quite safe. And w e’re going to the
most wonderful place in the world!’
‘C harlie’s right,’ said G randpa Joe.
‘Will there be anything to eat when we get there?’ asked
G randm a Josephine. ‘I’m starving! The whole family is starving!’
‘Anything to eart’ cried Charlie laughing. ‘O h, you just
wait and see!’

Helpful Words

wrinkle n м орщ ина


run v зд. управлять
stammer v заикаться
despair v впадать в отчаяние
cockroach n таракан
spider n паук
faint v падать в обм орок
refuse v отказы ваться
petrified adj засты вш ий, окам ен евш и й
fear n страх
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Exercises
1 A nsw er th e q u e stio n s.

a) W hat did M r W onka ask Charlie when the glass lift


was hovering high over the town again?
b) W hat did Charlie answer?
c) Was M r W onka pleased to hear the answer?
d) W hat kind o f present did M r W onka want to make to
Charlie?
e) Did G rand p a Joe believe him?
f) Why did Mr Wonka want to give his factory to Charlie?
g) Why d id n ’t he want to give his factory to a grow n-up
person?
h) W hy did M r W onka want to fetch at once the rest o f
C harlie’s family?
i) Why was Charlie afraid that his m other w ouldn’t com e
with them ?
j) And what did M r W onka do?
k) What happened to C harlie’s house?
1) Did his grandparents agree to travel to the factory?

2 P u t th e s e n te n c e s in th e right ord er. T h en sp ea k o f M r W o n ­


k a ’s d ecisio n .

a) I d o n ’t want a grow n-up person at all. A grow n-up


w o n ’t listen to me.
b) 1 have decided to make you a present o f the whole
place.
c) I’ve got no children o f my own, no family at all. So
\yho’s going to run the factory when 1 get too old to do
it myself?
d) The great glass lift was now hovering high over the
town.
e) I decided to invite five children to the factory, and the
one I liked best at the end o f the day would be the
winner.
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f) W e’ll take the bed along as well with G ran d m a Jose­
phine and G ran d m a Georgina and G ran d p a George
in it.
g) We must go at once and fetch the rest o f the family —
C harlie’s father and his m other and anyone else th a t’s
around.
h) I 'm going right on in to fetch them . T h ro u g h the
roof.

3 Choose the right words and phrases from the box and use them
in the sentences.

cockroaches and spiders


false teeth
wrinkles
for the sake o f
from now on
in ruins
precious

a) M r W onka cocked his head to one side and all at once


the t i n y _____________ o f a smile appeared around
the corners o f his eyes.
b) S o m eon e’s got to keep going the factory going if only
______________ o f the O om pa-Loom pas.
c) 1 want a good sensible loving child, one to w hom I
can tell my most _____________ sw eet-m aking se­
crets, while I’m still alive.
d) Showers o f dust and broken tiles and bits o f wood and
_____________ and bricks and cem ent went on the
three old ones, who were lying in bed.
e) G r a n d m a G e o rg in a fain ted , G ra n d m a Jo se p h in e
dropped her _____________ , G ran d p a George put
his head under the blanket.
0 ‘Just look at o u r house!’ cried poor M r Bucket. ‘It’s
r
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g) ‘You m u stn ’t worry about your h o u s e ._____________
you’re never going to need it again.’

4 Role-play the conversation between Mr Wonka, Grandpa Joe


and Charlie.

5 Sum up Chapter 30 in 5—6 sentences


Содержание
Перевод заданий к у п р аж н ен и ям ......................................................... 3
Принятые с о к р а щ е н и я .............................................................................5

1. Неге Comes C h arlie............................................................................7


2. Mr Willy W onka’s Factory.............................................................. 14
3. Mr Wonka and the Indian P rin c e ............................................... 19
4. The Secret W orkers........................................................................... 23
5. The Golden T ickets.............. 29
6. The First Two F in d e rs......................................................................33
7. Charlie’s B irthday..............................................................................39
8. Two More Golden Tickets F o u n d .................................................44
9. Grandpa Joe Takes a G a m b le ..................................................... 50
10. The Family Begins to S tarve..........................................................54
11. The M ira c le ........................................................................................ 60
12. What It Said on the Golden T ick et............................................. 65
13. The Big Day Arrives......................................................................... 73
14. Mr Willy W o n k a ............................................................................... 78
15. The Chocolate R o o m .......................................................................85
16. The O o m pa-L oo m p as.......................................................................92
17. Augustus Gloop Goes up the P i p e ............................................. 98
18. Down the Chocolate R iv e r...........................................................106
19. The Inventing Room — Everlasting Gobstoppers
and Hair T offee............................................................................... 114
20. The Great G um M a c h in e ...........................................................120
21. Good-bye V io le t.............................................................................. 123
22. Along the C o rrid o r......................................................................... 132
23. Square Sweets That Look R o u n d ................................................. 138
24. Veruca in the N ut R o o m .............................................................142
25. The Great Glass L i f t ...................................................................... 151
26. The Television-Chocolate R o om ................................................. 158
27. Mike Teavee is Sent by Television..............................................164
28. Only Charlie Left............................................................................. 173
29. The Other Children G o H o m e ................................................ 179
30. Charlie’s Chocolate F acto ry ........................................................182
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