One day Petey, who was a puppy, said to his mother, who was a dog: I'd like a boy for Cristmas".
His mother said she thought he could have a boy if he was a very good puppy.
So the day before Christmas Petey's mother asked: " have your been a very good puppy?
" Oh, yes!" said Petey. I didn't frighten the cat.
"you didn't?" asked Petey's mother.
"Well,I just frightened her a little," said Petey. And I didn't chew any shoes.
" Not any?" said his mother.
"Just a teeny-weeny chew", said petey. " And I remembered - well you have been a good little dog. I will go out and get your a boy for Christmas.
But when Petey's mother came back she looked very worried. "How world you like a soft white rabbit with pink ears for Cristmas?" she said to Petey.
"No, thanks," said Petey.
"Don't you want a lovely canary?"
"I'd like a boy," said Petey.
"How adout some little fish?" said Petey's mother.
" i just want a boy," said Petey.
"Petey," said his mother at last,"there are no boys to be found."
"No bous?" cried Petey.
"Not one could I find. They're terribly short of boys this year".
Peter thought he couldn't stand it if he didn't have a boy.
Finally his mother said:"There now, there must be a boy somewhere.
I fhink you ould find some dog who would give his boy away".
"Do you think I could?" asked Petey.
"You can try, can't you?" said his mother.
Say whether the following sentences are true or false. Correct the false sentences.
1. Petey, a little puppy, lived with his mother.
2. Petey almost always barked when he wanted to chew shoes.
3. Petey was a bad puppy because he didn't frighten the cat.
4. Petey wanted a white rabbit or a lovely canary for Christmas.
5. His mother found a nice little boy for Petey.
1. Petey's mother decided to give her son a boy for Christmas.
2. Petey's mother looked worried when she came back.
3. Petey's mother couldn't find a boy.
4. Petey didn't want any pets for Christmas.
5. Petey decided to find a dog with a boy.