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The fire boy Pagina 1 This is the story of hapu. he lives in ancient egypt at the time of queen Cleopatra.

His father, Bak, has a small factory .he makes gold tables and chairs.hapu helps up him. He is a 'fire boy' every day he pushes a long handle up and down. the work is hot and very hard. but what can he and his father do? They are poor people. They need to make money. Pagina 2 Every evening they sit beside the Nile. Bak talks to his son about the factory, tomorrow's work-everything. "One day we're going to be very rich, he tells Hapu. "Are we?" the fire boy looks into his father's tires eyes. yes," balk smiles. 2i don't know and i don't know when, but we are." then he stands up. "come on," he says. "it's late. Lets go home. Pagina 3 Three days later Hapu and Bak are making a table. It is very hot in the room. Suddenly Bak stop work. What is it, father? Hapu asks. Is something wrong? I dont know, Bak and he fallo n the ground. father! Hapu runs to Bak and pus one hend under his head. father are you all right?. Pagina 4 The next day Bak stays in bed. Im sorry hapu, he says. I want to work but I cant. Im ill Hapu is very sad. father Works too hard, he thinks. thats why hes ill. We need more money but what can I do? Then he has an idea. of course! he thinks. I must make something for somebody very rich. Somebody like the Queen! Pagina 5 Bak is ill for two weeks. In that time Hapu makes a lot of tables and chairs. But not only tables and chairs. He makes a gold necklace, too . There! he thinks late one night. It ready. He smiles. The necklace is very beautiful. Queen Cleopatra is going to like this, Hapu thinks. Shes going to pay a lot money for it , too. I know she is. Pagina 6 The next morning he goes to cleopatras palace. The necklace is in a bag under his shirt. what do you want? asks a palace guard. There are two guards. Each one has a sword. I want to see the Queen, Hapu answers. Both guards laugh. Go home, boy, says one of them. Queen cleopatra doesnt see people like you. Pagina 7 Hapu is very unhappy. What do I do now? he thinks. He leaves the palace and begins to walk home. But ten minutes later he p ases two men in the market. Cleopatras women are coming here tomorrow morning, says one. They`re arriving very early. They want to buy lots of new clothes for her. Thats very good news, Hapu thinks. Pagina 8 The next day the fire boy gets up very early. He makes a cup sweet tea for Bak. Then he goes to the market. I can give the necklace to Cleopatras women, he thinks. They can it to the Queen for me. He waits and waits. For a long time nothing happens. Then music start to play. A moment later Hapu sees a long of people. They are coming from the palace. Pagina 9 Four men are carrying a very beautiful chair. A woman is sitting in it. Hapu puts one hand across his eyes. its the Queen! he thinks. Shes coming too! A minute later Cleopatra arrives. Suddenly everyone is very quiet. Then Hapu thinks, this is the moment. He runs in front of Cleopatras Chair. Stop! he says. please. Stop! Pagina 10 The Queen looks at him. What do you want? she asks. Hapu gives her the necklace. Is this really your work? asks Cleopatra . Yes, yes it is Hapu answers. Guards! says Cleopatra. Gives this boy some money. She holds the necklace in her hands. This is beautiful, she says. Then she leaves. Pagina 11 Hapu runs home. He is very ,very happy. Bak is in bed, Look! Hapu says. He shows the money from Cleopatras necklace to his father. But how ? Bak closes his eyes, then opens them again. I dont understand, he says. Hapu smiles. He sits down and tells his father everything. At the end of the story Bak says, youre a good son , Hapu. Thank you. Pagina 12 That night Hapu looks up at the stars. Now I can pay for a doctor to visit father, he thinks. Then, after father is strong again But at that moment he stops. One of Cleopatras guards is standing in frong of him. He has a big sword. Are you Hapu, so of Bak? he asks. Hapu looks at him. Yes. Yes I am, he answers.

Pagina 13 Come with me, says the guard. Queen Cleopatra likes your work. She wants to give you a job at the palace. But I have a job, Hapu says . I work with my father. I cant leaves him. You dont underst... No. Yo u dont understand, the guard says. When the Queen gives you a job, you take it. He puts one hand on his sword. Now go and say goodbye to you father. Pagina 14 At the palace Cleopata talks to Hapu. She is weri ng his necklace. I want you to live here and make lots of beautiful thinks for me, she says. Thank you, Queen of the Nile, Hapu says. But But? The Queen looks at Hapu. But I cant live here. You see, my father is very ill and Hapu tells the Queen everything. Pagina 15 At the end of Hapus story, Cleopatra looks at him. All right, she says. You can go home to you father. But But? asks Hapu. but from today, the two of you work only for me. Do you understand? Oh yes! Hapu smiles. He is very happy. Now he and his father can make lots of beautiful things and be rich. Yes, I understand. Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. What is Hapus job? (page 1) Who is Cleopatra? (page 1) Where do Hapu and his father sit every evening? (page 2) When Bak is ill, Hapu has an idea. What is it? (page 4) Why do the palace guards laugh at him? (page 6) What does Cleopatra think of Hapus necklace? (page 10) A guard comes to Hapus house. What does he want? (page 15) Why doesnt Hapu want to live at the palace? (page 14) How does the story end? (page 15)

Puzzle Here are nine cities. Which countries are they the capitals of? Fill in the blanks. (The first one is done for you.) What name do the first letters of all the countries make? 1. Peking 2. Beirut 3. Cairo 1 C H I N A 2 3 4. Muscat 5. Lima 6. Vienna 4 5 6 7 7. Bangkok 8. Bucharest 9. Canberra 8 9

Ideas 1. 2. You and a friend are buying food in the market. You see Cleopatra. Then a boy stop her. He gives the Queen a necklace. What do you and your friend say? Write a short dialogue. Learn it, then record it on a cassette. Paint a poster of Cleopatra and Hapu for your bedroom/Classroom. Traduccin El muchacho fuego Pagina 1 Esta es la historia de hapu. vive en el antiguo Egipto en la poca de la reina Cleopatra. Su padre, Bak, tiene una pequea fbrica. l hace que las tablas de oro y chairs.hapu ayuda a levantarse l. l es un "chico fuego" cada da que empuja un mango largo para arriba y abajo. el trabajo es caliente y muy duro. pero lo que puede que l y su padre? Son personas pobres. Tienen que ganar dinero. Pagina 2

Todas las noches se sientan al lado del Nilo Occidental. Bak habla con su hijo acerca de la fbrica, el trabajo de maana, todo. "Un da vamos a ser muy rico", le dice Hapu. "Estamos?" El nio se ve fuego en los ojos de su padre neumticos. "S", se resisten sonrisas. 2i no lo s y no s cundo, pero lo somos. "Y luego se pone de pie." Vamos ", dice." Ya es tarde. Vamos a casa ". Pagina 3 Tres das ms tarde Hapu y Bak est haciendo una mesa. Hace mucho calor en la habitacin. De repente Bak dejar de trabajar. "Qu pasa, padre?" Hapu pide. "Es algo malo?" "No lo s", Bak y Fallo n el suelo. "Padre!" Hapu corre a Bak y pus un hend bajo su cabeza. "Padre - ests bien?". Pagina 4 El da siguiente Bak permanece en cama. "Lo siento hapu", dice. "Quiero trabajar, pero no puedo. Estoy enfermo "Hapu es muy triste. "El padre trabaja demasiado", piensa. "Es por eso que est enfermo. Necesitamos ms dinero - pero qu puedo hacer "Entonces l tiene una idea?. "Por supuesto! l piensa. "Tengo que hacer algo por alguien muy rico. Alguien como ... a la Reina! " Pagina 5 Bak est enfermo durante dos semanas. En ese momento Hapu hace un montn de mesas y sillas. Pero no slo las tablas y las sillas. Hace un collar de oro, tambin. "Ah est!", Piensa altas horas de la noche. "Es listo. "l sonre. El collar es muy bonito. "Reina Cleopatra le va a gustar esto", Hapu piensa. "Ella va a pagar mucho dinero por l, tambin. Yo s que ella es. " Pagina 6 A la maana siguiente, va al palacio de Cleopatra. El collar est en una bolsa debajo de la camisa. "Qu quieres?", Pregunta un guardia de palacio. Hay dos guardias. Cada uno tiene una espada. "Quiero ver a la Reina", responde Hapu. Ambos guardias se ren. "Vete a casa, chico", dice uno de ellos. "Queen cleopatra no ver a la gente como t." Pagina 7 Hapu es muy infeliz. "Qu hago ahora?", Piensa. Deja el palacio y comienza a caminar a casa. Pero diez minutos despus, pases dos hombres en el mercado. "Las mujeres de Cleopatra estn viniendo aqu maana por la maana", dice uno. "Ellos` re llegar muy temprano. Quieren comprar un montn de ropa nueva para ella. "" Esa es una muy buena noticia ", Hapu piensa. Pagina 8 Al da siguiente el muchacho fuego se levanta muy temprano. Hace una taza de t dulce para Bak. Luego va al mercado. "Puedo dar a las mujeres el collar de Cleopatra", piensa. "Ellos pueden a la Reina para m". l espera y espera. Durante mucho tiempo, no sucede nada. Entonces la msica empezar a reproducirse. Un momento despus Hapu ve una larga lista de gente. Vienen desde el palacio. Pagina 9 Cuatro hombres llevan una silla muy hermosa. Una mujer est sentado en l. Hapu pone una mano sobre los ojos. "Es la reina!", Piensa. "Va a venir tambin!" Un minuto ms tarde Cleopatra llega. De repente, todo el mundo est muy tranquilo. Entonces Hapu piensa, "este es el momento. "l pasa por delante de la silla de Cleopatra. "Alto!", Dice. "Por favor. Alto! " Pagina 10 La Reina le mira. "Qu quieres?", Pregunta. Hapu le da el collar. "Es esto realmente su trabajo?", Pregunta Cleopatra. "S, s lo es" respuestas Hapu. "Guardias!", Dice Cleopatra. "Le da a este chico un poco de dinero." Ella tiene el collar en sus manos. "Esto es hermoso", dice ella. Entonces ella se va.

Pagina 11 Hapu corre a casa. Es muy, muy feliz. Bak est en la cama, "Mira!" Hapu dice. Se muestra el dinero de collar de Cleopatra a su padre. "Pero cmo ...?" Bak cierra los ojos, luego los abre de nuevo. "No lo entiendo", dice. Hapu sonre. Se sienta y le dice a su padre todo. Al final de la historia Bak dice: "eres un buen hijo, Hapu. Gracias ". Pgina 12 Esa noche Hapu mira a las estrellas. "Ahora puedo pagar a un mdico para visitar al padre", piensa. "Entonces, despus de que el padre es fuerte otra vez ..." Pero en ese momento se detiene. Uno de los guardias de Cleopatra est de pie en frong de l. l tiene una gran espada. "Ests Hapu, as que por Bak?", Se pregunta. Hapu lo mira. "S. S, lo soy ", responde. Pagina 13 "Ven conmigo", dijo el guardia. "Reina Cleopatra le gusta tu trabajo. Ella quiere darle un trabajo en el palacio "." Pero tengo un trabajo ", dice Hapu. "Yo trabajo con mi padre. No puedo lo deja. Usted no comprend ... "" No. Yo u No lo entiendo ", dice el guardia. "Cuando la reina le ofrece un trabajo, que lo toma." l pone una mano sobre su espada. "Ahora ve y dile adis a tu padre."

Pagina 14 En las conversaciones de palacio Cleopata a Hapu. Ella se wering su collar. "Yo quiero que vivas aqu y ganar mucho piensa hermoso para m", dice ella. "Gracias, reina del Nilo", dice Hapu. "Pero ..." "Pero?" La reina mira Hapu. "Pero ... no puedo vivir aqu. Vers, mi padre est muy enfermo y ... "Hapu dice todo el Queen. Pagina 15 Al final de la historia de Hapu, Cleopatra lo mira. "Est bien", dice ella. "Usted puede ir a casa a tu padre. Pero ... "" Pero ", pregunta Hapu. "Pero a partir de hoy, los dos se trabaja slo para m. Entiendes? "" Oh yes! "Sonrisas Hapu. l est muy feliz. Ahora l y su padre puede hacer un montn de cosas bonitas y ser rico. "S, lo entiendo." Preguntas 1. Qu es el trabajo de Hapu? (pgina 1) 2. Quin es Cleopatra? (pgina 1) 3. Dnde Hapu y su padre sentarse todas las tardes? (pgina 2) 4. Cuando Bak est enfermo, Hapu tiene una idea. Qu es? (pgina 4) 5. Por qu los guardias de palacio se ren de l? (pgina 6) 6. Qu pensar de Cleopatra collar de Hapu? (pgina 10) 7. Un guardia entra a la casa de Hapu. Qu es lo que quiere? (pgina 15) 8. Por qu no Hapu quieren vivir en el palacio? (pgina 14) 9. Cmo termina la historia? (pgina 15) Puzzle Aqu hay nueve ciudades. Qu pases son las capitales de? Rellene los espacios en blanco. (El primero est hecho para usted.) Qu nombre las primeras letras de todos los pases hacen? 1. Pekn 2. Beirut 3. El Cairo 4. moscatel 5. Lima 6. Viena 7. Bangkok 8. Bucarest 9. Canberra

Ideas 1. Usted y un amigo a comprar comida en el mercado. Usted ve Cleopatra. Entonces un chico detenerla. l le da a la Reina un collar. Qu es lo que usted y su amigo dice? Escribir un dilogo corto. Aprenda l, entonces grabar en un casete. 2. Pinta un cartel de Cleopatra y Hapu para su dormitorio / aula.