Робинзон Крузо, Robinson Crusoe, Легко читаем по-английски, Дефо Д., Анашина Н.Д., 2015.
Книга содержит сокращенный и упрощенный текст приключенческого романа Даниэля Дэфо, повествующего о жизни и удивительных приключениях уроженца Йорка Робинзона Крузо. Текст произведения сопровождается упражнениями на понимание прочитанного, постраничными комментариями и словарем, облегчающим чтение.
Предназначается для продолжающих изучать английский язык нижней ступени (уровень 2 – Pre Intermediate).
Start in Life.
I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York. That was my mother’s hometown, because she also was born there, in a family of Robinson’s. They were very old and gentle family of York’s faubourg , from whom I was called Robinson. My father, bored the name Kreutznaer, was German from Bremen. He earned his bread by trading, and, when his case went to the mountain , he moved to England, York. There he met my mother and later they got married. Eventually, the surname Kreutznaer grown into the Crusoe, by the usual corruption of words in England. Therefore, everyone calls me Robinson Crusoe.
I had two elder brothers. One of them went to the army, despite of my father’s prohibitions, and was killed at the battle near Dunkirk. What became of the second brother we never knew, he was missing.
From my childhood I dreamed about the adventures and pirates. I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea.
Being the third son of my family, I wasn’t high educated person. My father had given me house education and country free school that was enough to be a lawyer.
When I grow up, my childish dreams of the sea turned into the real wish of becoming a captain, or a sailor at least. Oh, how the sea haunted my dreams that days!