.........The paper had questions on it. This is like school, said Peter quietly. I hate school. It#s Saturday today. It#s my Birthday. It#s my very special day. This isn#t very special.
Talk so that I can hear, said the snake. Or don#t talk at all. I am a snake. I am very, very strong. I am very, very clever. I am THE BOSS. Answer my questions quickly, he said.
What are the questions?
Peter looked at the #special paper#. The snake could not spell. His questions were easy. He could answer the questions.
This #special paper# is rubbish thought Peter. The snake is not very clever. I WILL help the snake. I#ve got a special box, he said. I#ve got eight pieces of paper and a pen. You can have them. I#ll help you. But you must learn to spell.
Thank you, said the snake. I WILL learn. You see, I#m not very clever. That#s why I#m not very good. Boys and girls are afraid of me. That#s why I speak very loudly. But I know it#s not good.
It#s better to be kind. It#s better to be a nice snake. It isn#t good for boys and girls to be afraid. It#s not good to THINK you are very clever, said Peter.
Yes, I know now. Thank you very much, said the snake. I WILL help you. I think I know where the river is. It#s not a long way. Walk down this path. You must walk north.
Thank you and goodbye, said Peter.
Goodbye, said the snake.
Peter walked down the path. The snake was not VERY bad, he thought.
Next week A million small friends.
better lepší: lépe, raději
easy snadný, lehký
isn#t = is not - it is not není
learn učit se: dovědět se
like mít rád: I like líbí se mi
nice hezký: milý
speak mluvit, hovořit
were - you, we, they were byl jsi, byli jste, byli jsme,
(oni) byli, pomocné sloveso v minulém čase
# Keith Painter 1998