fairy tale英 [ˈfeəri teɪl]
well-known英 [ˌwel ˈnəʊn]
blow off英 [bləʊ ɒf]
take off英 [ˈteɪk ɒf]
Do you remember the stories "The emperor's new clothes" and "The ugly duckling"?
Andersen wrote the stories.
He was a Danish writer.
He wrote a lot of interesting fairy tales and stories.
Children around the world enjoy reading his stories.
The stories "Snow White", "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Cinderella" are from Grimms' Fairy Tales.
The Grimm brothers were German writers.
They collected a lot of stories.
Both adults and children like their stories.
Aesop's Fables is another great book.
Most stories in this book are about animals.
The animals in the stories can talk.
Some well-known stories are"The fox and the grapes","The farmer and the snake"and"The wind and sun"
We can usually learn something from these stories.
The wind and the sun
from Aesop's Fables
"I," said Mr Wind, "Am stronger than you."
"You're not," said Mr Sun.
"I'm stronger than you."
"All right," said Mr Wind, "See how hard I blow."
"Oh, yes," said Mr Sun, "I can make the plants grow."
"That man," said Mr Wind, "I'll blow off his clothes."
"Let's see," said Mr Sun.
And behind a cloud he went.
"I'm cold," said the man, "I'll put on my scarf."
"I told you," said Mr Sun.
And he began to laugh.
"Your turn," said Mr Wind.
"I had mine."
"OK," said Mr Sun.
Then he began to shine.
"I'm hot," said the man.
"I'll go swimming."
And he took off his clothes.
"See," said Mr Sun, "I win, Mr Wind."