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1 The sad story of Percy, the TV Addict By JG Goodacre

2 Young Percys parents could not get Their son to leave the TV set. In fact, it was a common sight, From five oclock till late at night, To see young Percival McQueen Before the television screen

3 He watched the sport, the plays, the news The Westerns and the interviews. The programmes might be good or bad, They might be comical or sad; He watched them all the evening through

4 At half past five the little chap Would eat his supper in his lap; But what he ate, he did not know – His eyes were on the childrens show! All table manners he forgot. It didnt worry him a jot.

5 And then one night, Im sad to tell Young Percival was heard to yell: I cannot watch it anymore, My eyes are feeling strange and sore! And when he got up from his chair, His eyes were green and red … and square!

6 Poor Percy had to pay the price Of ignoring good advice. For fear that you might share his fate, Your must learn to discriminate. Dont be like Percival McQueen – An addict of the TV screen.

7 1.Young Percys parents could not get 2.Their son to leave the TV set. 3.In fact, it was a common sight, 4.From five oclock till late at night, 5.To see young Percival McQueen 6.Before the television screen Questions: 1.Why is the word Percys spelled with an apostrophe? 2.Why is the word oclock spelled with an apostrophe? 3.What is the meaning of the word jot? 4.What does the poem mean with the words you must learn to discriminate?

8 KENNETH (who was too fond of bubble-gum and met an untimely end) by Wendy Cope The chief defect of Kenneth Plumb Was chewing too much bubble-gum. He chewed away with all his might, Morning, evening, noon and night, Even (oh, it makes you weep) Blowing bubbles in his sleep. He simply couldnt get enough! His face was covered with the stuff.

9 As for his teeth oh, what a sight! It was a wonder he could bite. His loving mother and his dad Both remonstrated with the lad. Ken repaid them for the trouble By blowing yet another bubble. Twas no joke. It isnt funny Spending all your pocket money

10 On the days supply of gum – Sometimes Kenny felt quite glum. As he grew, so did his need – There seemed no limit to his greed: At ten he often put away Ninety seven packs a day. Then at last he went too far Sitting in his fathers car,

11 Stuffing gum without a pause, Found that he had jammed his jaws. He nudged his dad and pointed to The mouthful that he couldnt chew. Well, spit it out if you cant chew it! Ken shook his head. He couldnt do it. Before long he began to groan – The gum was solid as a stone.

12 Dad took him to a builders yard; They couldnt help. It was too hard. They called a doctor and he said, This silly boy will soon be dead. His mouths so full of bubble-gum No nourishment can reach his tum. Remember Ken and please do not Go buying too much you-know-what.

13 1. What is the meaning of "defect"? 2. Write down one word for "morning, evening, noon and night" 3. What is the meaning of "remonstrated"? 4. Write down the correct form of the word "Twas" 5. What is the meaning of glum? 6. Why did Kenneth feel glum? 7. Why did his dad take him to a builders yard? 8. What is nourishment? 9. What do the words you-know-what refer to?


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