Задания на английском языке по сказке "Волшебник страны Оз" с использованием видеофильма

Неувядающая американская классика 1939 года рождения - фильм "Волшебник страны Оз" ("The Wizard of Oz") - к сожалению, еще не стал народным достоянием, поэтому рекомендую его к просмотру в сугубо ознакомительных целях.

Приведённые ниже задания к фильму разделены на три части (каждая приблизительно соответствует 1/3 фильма).

В конце этой страницы Вы найдёте небольшой фрагмент фильма с субтитрами - песню "Somewhere over the rainbow".

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A. Translate the words:

twister, wicked, munch, broomstick, emerald, ruby, brick, scarecrow, pole

B. Choose the right words in brackets.

  1. Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas with her ( parents / aunt and uncle ).
  2. Miss Gulch is angry with Dorothy's dog because he ( chases her cat / bites her chicks ).
  3. Miss Gulch takes Toto away to ( destroy him / give him to another owner ).
  4. Dorothy decides to run away because ( nobody understands her / she doesn't want Miss Gulch to get Toto again ).
  5. Professor Marvel ( wants / doesn't want ) Dorothy to travel with him.
  6. Dorothy ( believes / doesn't believe ) Professor Marvel tells her the truth.
  7. Dorothy goes back to the farm because ( she worries about her aunt / the storm begins ).
  8. Everybody hides in the cellar because there is a ( twister / thunderstorm ).
  9. Dorothy faints because she is (scared / hit on the head).
  10. Dorothy's house kills the wicked witch of the ( East / West).
  11. Dorothy doesn't believe that Glinda is a witch because she ( doesn't have a broomstick / is beautiful ).
  12. All the Munchkins are happy because Dorothy has ( come to their land / killed the witch ).
  13. The sister of the wicked witch wants to get the (ruby / emerald ) shoes.
  14. The only person that might help Dorothy to get back to Kansas is (the good witch of the South / the wizard of Oz).
  15. Dorothy is surprised (to hear the scarecrow talk / to see the scarecrow come down form the pole).
  16. The scarecrow is afraid of ( crows / the lighted match ).

C. Answer the questions:

  1. Why does Dorothy run away from the farm?
  2. How does Dorothy get to the land of Oz?
  3. Why does everyone think she is a witch?
  4. Why does Dorothy follow the yellow brick road?
  5. Why can't the wicked witch hurt Dorothy?
  6. Why does Dorothy stop at the crossroads?
  7. Why does the Scarecrow want to go with Dorothy?

D. How does the film director draw the border between the real world and the magic land?


A. Translate the words:

straw, tin, to oil, an oilcan, to rust, a coward, cowardly, courage, a poppy – poppies, surrender

B. Put the events in the right order.

a) The Wicked Witch of the West appears on the roof of the house.
b) Dorothy and her friends cross the field of poppies.
c) Dorothy and her friends appear in front of the Wizard of Oz.
d) Dorothy wants to pick some apples from an apple tree.
e) The Lion attacks Dorothy and her friends.
f) The Wizard gives Dorothy and her friends a task.
g) Dorothy and her friends go into the dark forest.
h) The Wicked Witch of the West writes "Surrender, Dorothy" in the sky.
i) Dorothy and the Scarecrow oil the Tin Woodman.
j) Dorothy and her friends come to the Emerald City.

C. Answer the questions.

  1. Why is Dorothy surprised when she wants to pick an apple?
  2. Why does the Scarecrow tease the apple trees?
  3. Why did the Tin Woodman rust?
  4. Why does the Tin Woodman want to go with Dorothy and the Scarecrow?
  5. Why does the Wicked Witch of the West appear in front of them?
  6. Why does Dorothy hit the Lion on the nose?
  7. Why does the Lion want to go to the Wizard of Oz?
  8. What happens with Dorothy, Toto and the Lion in the field of poppies?
  9. How does Glinda help Dorothy and her friends?
  10. Why does the guardsman in the palace agree to let them in?
  11. What must Dorothy and her friends bring to the Wizard of Oz?

D. Match the sentences and say who said them and when.

  1. We've been walking a long way and I was hungry…
  2. Helping the little lady along, are you, my fine gentlemen?
  3. Do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?
  4. Why don't you try counting sheep?
  5. - What happened? - Somebody pulled my tail.
  • - We might. - Animals that eat straw?
  • - You did it yourself.
  • - How would you like to have someone come along and pick something off of you?
  • - That doesn't do any good. I'm afraid of them.
  • Well, stay away from her, or I'll stuff a mattress with you! And you! I'll use you for a beehive!


A. Translate the words:

spook, spooky, crystal, sandglass, melt, humbug, balloon

B. Underline the wrong words. Correct the sentences.

  1. The forest around the witch's castle is a beautiful place.
  2. The Wicked Witch sees Dorothy and her friends through the telescope.
  3. The Wicked Witch orders the winged monkeys to bring the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman to her castle.
  4. Dorothy sees her friends in the magic crystal.
  5. The Witch turns the sandglass to show Dorothy when dinner is ready.
  6. One of the monkeys shows Dorothy's friends the way to the castle.
  7. The Lion has a plan how to get into the castle.
  8. Dorothy splashes some water over the Witch because the Witch's clothes catch fire.
  9. The Wizard of Oz wants to use his magic power to get to Kansas.
  10. The Wizard of Oz tells Dorothy the secret of the ruby shoes.
  11. Dorothy stays with her friends in the Land of Oz.

C. Answer the questions.

  1. Why are Dorothy and her friends scared when they walk through the forest?
  2. Why does Dorothy agree to give the ruby shoes to the Wicked Witch?
  3. How does the Wicked Witch of the West die?
  4. How do Dorothy and her friends learn who the Wizard of Oz really is?
  5. Why doesn't Dorothy go to Kansas with the Wizard of Oz?
  6. Why is it hard for Dorothy to leave the Land of Oz?

D. Fill in the missing words:

tap, trap, destroy, guardsmen, home, cross, alive, turn back, heart, spooks, diploma, humbug.

  1. The signboard in the forest says, "I'd ………………………… if I were you."
  2. The Tin Woodman doesn't believe in ………………………… .
  3. The slippers will not come off as long as Dorothy is ………………………… .
  4. The witch needs time to find a spell to …………………………… Dorothy.
  5. Dorothy's friends get into the castle dressed as …………………………… .
  6. The guardsmen of the witch ………………………. Dorothy and her friends.
  7. The friends find out that the wizard is a …………………………… .
  8. The Wizard gives the Scarecrow a ……………………………… .
  9. The Wizard awards the Lion a …………………………… for his bravery.
  10. The Tin Woodman gets a clock in the form of a ……………………… .
  11. Dorothy must …………………… her heels together three times and say "There is no place like …………………………" to come back to Kansas.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?