The Paper Rocket. / El coet de paper. Bilingual story for children, audio and exercises.

There was once a boy whose greatest dream was to have a rocket, and launch it to the moon. Unfortunately, he had little money and couldn’t afford one. One day, at the side of a path, he found a box for one of his favourite kinds of rocket. Opening it, he found there was only one rocket inside, made of dodgy paper, the consequence of a factory malfunction.

Hi havia una vegada un nen la major il·lusió del qual era tenir un coet i disparar-lo a las lluna, però tenia tan pocs diners que no podia comprar-ne cap. Un dia, al costat de la vorera, va trobar la caixa d’un dels seus coets favorits, però en obrir-la va descobrir que només contenia un coet de paper fràgil, resultat d’un error en la fàbrica.

The boy was very disappointed, but at least he now finally had a rocket. He started preparing his plans for the launch. For many days he collected paper of all shapes, sizes and colours; and with all his soul he set about drawing, painting, cutting, sticking, and colouring all the stars and planets that would turn his rocket into an outer space in paper form. It wasn’t an easy job, but the final result was so magnificent that his bedroom wall looked like an open window onto the galaxy.

El nen es va decebre molt, però per fi tenia un coet. Va començar a preparar els seus plans per al llançament. Durant molts dies va recollir paper de totes les formes, mides i colors; i amb tota la seua ànima va començar a dibuixar, pintar, tallar, enganxar i pintar totes les estrelles i planetes per a crear un espai de paper. No va ser un treball fàcil, però el resultat final va ser tan magnífic que la paret del seu dormitori semblava una finestra oberta a la galàxia.

From then on, the boy enjoyed playing with his paper rocket every day. One day, a friend came to visit, and in the boy’s bedroom he saw that spectacular sight. The friend offered to swap it with the boy for a real rocket he had at home. The boy went almost mad with joy, and delightedly accepted the swap.

Des de llavors el nen gaudia cada dia jugant amb el seu coet de paper. Un dia, un amic va anar a visitar-lo i al dormitori del nen va veure aquesta espectacular vista. L’amic li va oferir al nen canviar-lo per un coet real que tenia a casa. El nen es va tornar gairebé boig d’alegria i va acceptar encantat el canvi.

Since then, each day, playing with his new rocket, the boy would miss more and more his old paper rocket, with its planets, stars and all the rest. Really, he had much preferred playing with that one. He realised that it was much more fun playing with toys he had made himself, with great effort and enthusiasm.

Des de llavors, cada dia, jugant amb el seu nou coet, el xiquet trobaria a faltar cada vegada més el seu antic coet de paper, amb els seus planetes, estrelles i tota la resta. Realment, preferia molt més jugar amb aquell. Es va adonar que era molt més divertit jugar amb les joguines que havia fet ell mateix amb gran esforç i entusiasme.

And so it was, that the boy started building all his toys by himself, and when he grew up he became the greatest toy-maker in the whole world.

I així va ser, que el noi va començar a construir totes les seues joguines per si mateix, i quan va créixer es va convertir en el major fabricant de joguines del món sencer.

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Conte original i àudio

Traducció i exercicis= Regí.


**Read the tale and Find out the missing words:

a) a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices. ___________

b) a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine. ________________

c) sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfill one’s hopes or expectations. ___________________

d) a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. _________________

e) an act of exchanging one thing for another. ________________

f) an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something. ___________________

g) the earth, together with all of its countries, peoples, and natural features.

______________________

**Answer these questions about the reading:

a) What did the child want to send to the moon?

b) Why did not he do it?

c) What did the child find in the street?

d) What did the child want to do with so much paper?

e) How does the child get an authentic toy rocket?

f) When he grew up what does he become?

g) Colour the rocket above as you like.

***Listen and repeat the dialogues of these cartoons. It’s easy and amusing! The more you practice, the more you will learn. You can write to me if you have any questions or problems.

Quant a rexval

M'agrada Wagner, l'òpera, la clàssica en general i els cantautors, sobretot Raimon i Llach. M'interessa la política, la història, la filosofia, la literatura, el cinema i l'educació. Crec que la cultura és un bé de primera necessitat que ha d'estar a l'abast de tothom.
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