In the park | Unit 1,page-12/13,4th English

In the park

Listen carefully, read with me and enact.

Part-1

Ishan : Come on, little friends!
It’s time to go back home.
Come here – and let me count.
There should be nine children in all.
(Counts) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
   
Where’s the ninth child ? Let me see again. Isha-Nisha, Babali-Papali, Ricky-Vicky, Gotu-Chhotu Then who is missing?
Oh, I’m so worried! (A lady passes by.)
Aunty, please help us.
Please count and tell us how many we are.
Aunty : (Counts) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Nine. You are nine in all.
Ishan : Oh! Thank you, thank you so much. So, the naughty child has come back.
Good. Let me count again.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8!
What! Eight again!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8!
What! Eight again!
Someone is missing again.
(The other children start giggling. A man passes by.)
Uncle, please help us.
Please count and tell us how many we are.
Uncle: (Counts) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. I see nine children in all.

part-2

Ishan (Sighs.) That’s all right then. Come on, Isha-Nisha, Babali-Papali, Gotu-Chhotu, Ricky-Vicky. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5- 6- 7 – 8!
What! This is too much!
The ninth child is missing again! What a naughty child!
(The other children start giggling.)
Oh, no! What shall I do?
I am the oldest. Everyone will scold me.
and I don’t even know who is missing. (Didi walks in.)
Didi : Hello, everybody! Coming back home? Let’s go together.
Ishan: Didi, Didi, there’s a problem. One of us is missing. First we were nine. Now we are only eight.
Didi Let me see. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9! But you are nine ! No one is missing.
Ishan :
So, that naughty child has come back again! When I count, this naughty child runs away.
Didi: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8! See!
Yes! I see.
And I also see one more child who forgets to count himself!
Ishan : Oh, no! (Laughs.) How silly of me! (Everyone laughs.)

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