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Pobierz plik z darmową lekcją w PDF: Sesame Street: Ernie and his Rubber Duckie – Jim Henson (1970)

Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj piosenki z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst. O czym mówią słowa?

Well, here I am in my tubby again. And my tubby’s all filled with water and nice _________ suds. And I’ve got my _______  and washcloth to wash myself. And I’ve got my nifty scrub brush to help me scrub my __________. And I’ve got a big fluffy towel to _______ myself when I’m done. But there’s one other thing that makes tubby time the very best time of the whole day. And do you know what that is? It’s a very special friend of mine, my very favorite little __________.


Rubber duckie you’re the ____________

You make bath time lots of ______________

Rubber duckie I’m __________  fond of you

Rubber duckie __________  of joys

When I _________ you, you make __________

Rubber duckie you’re my very best friend it’s true


CHORUS: Oh, every day when I make my ______ to the tubby

I find a little ___________ who’s cute and _______  and chubby


Rubber duckie, you’re so___________

And I’m lucky that you’re _________

Rubber duckie, I’m ____________ fond of you

Hey, rubber duckie would you like me to scrub your back with my little nifty scrub brush? You would okay, how’s this? Hey, you want me to scrub behind your__________? Oh, I see you don’t have any ears, do you? Well, how about your _________? Scrub his little duckie tummy.  Oh, he’s ticklish oh-hoo

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki w piosence słowami poniżej.

soap, one, fun, squeeze, fellow, fluffy, joy, dry, awfully (2x), way, fine , yellow, mine, ears, tummy, back, pal, noise

Zadanie 3. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

1.__________________ particularly good, skilful, or effective; attractive or stylish.
2._______________(of a person) sensitive to being tickled (lightly touch in a way that causes mild discomfort or itching and often laughter)
3.____________a friend. “we’ve been pals for a long time” Similar: companion, comrade
4._________ froth made from soap and water.
5.____________ rub (someone or something) hard so as to clean them, typically with a brush and water.
6.__________ fleecy, woolly, fuzzy
7.________________ attractive in a pretty or endearing way.
8.__________ firmly press (something soft or yielding), typically with one’s fingers.
9.______________ plump and rounded.
10.__________________ a tough elastic polymeric substance made from the latex of a tropical plant or synthetically.
11.________________ a person’s stomach or abdomen.

Zadanie 4. Przeczytaj komentarze. Czy zgadzasz się z nimi?

  • “Rubber Duckie” is a song sung by the Muppet character Ernie (voiced by Jim Henson) on Sesame Street. The song is named after Ernie’s toy, a rubber duck affectionately named Rubber Duckie. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children in 1971.
  • James Maury Henson (1936 –1990) was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets (1955–present) and Fraggle Rock (1983–1987); puppeteer and puppet character creator for Sesame Street (1969-present).
  • Wise Quacks: A History of the Rubber Duck: In the middle of a raging storm in 1992, a cargo ship carrying a huge assortment of vinyl toys tipped over. Descending into the Pacific were nearly 29,000 tub playthings, including untold thousands of rubber ducks. Bobbing and drifting, the tiny yellow birds took weeks, months, and years to wash ashore in Hawaii, Maine, Seattle, and other far-flung locations. Their journeys were able to telloceanographers crucial information about waves, currents, and seasonal changes—what one journalist dubbed “the conveyor belt” of the sea. The humble little rubber duck had, once again, exceeded expectations.

Aside from soap, shampoo, and towels, there may be no more pervasive an item in a kid-occupied bathtub than the rubber duck, a generic aquatic toy that usually squeaks, sometimes spits water, and can be teethed upon without incident.

The ducks had their origins in the mid-1800s, when rubber manufacturing began to gain ground. Out of the many animals crafted, they were the most native to water and broke away from the pack. Families who used to make bathing a weekly event prior to Sunday church sessions would entice children to submerge themselves in the murky tubs with a duck, some of which didn’t float. They were intended as chew toys.

By the early 1960s, the vinyl ducks became a bathroom fixture. They were cheaply made, cheaply acquired, and a soothing presence for children with apprehensions about being dipped into water. Any hydrophobia was eased by the bright yellow duck, who didn’t appear to have a care in the world.

Rubber Duckie, you’re the one…The song went on to sell over 1 million copies as a single and has been included in more than 20 different Sesame Street compilation albums. The image of Ernie playing with the duck was licensed for T-shirts, storybooks, and other merchandise that further endeared the ducks to child-occupied households.

Zadanie 5. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (na grubo). Słowa mogą być w tekście piosenki, lub w komentarzach.

1.________________ (especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
2.________________ anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
3._________________ make a quick, short movement up and down.
4.__________ _______________ a continuous moving band of fabric, rubber, or metal used for transporting objects from one place to another.
5._______________ attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
6.______________ in a way that displays fondness or tenderness.
7._______________continuing with great force or intensity.

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