Замечательные рифмовки и небылицы на английском языке послужат помощником для развития речи.
Higglety, pigglety, pop! The dog has eaten the mop; The pig's in a hurry, The cat's in a flurry, Higglety, pigglety, pop!
*** Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The mouse ran down, Hickory, dickory, dock.
*** Hey diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon.
*** Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John, Went to bed with his trousers on; One shoe off, and one shoe on, Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John.
The Flying Pig Dickery, dickery, dare, The pig flew up in the air; The man in brown Soon brought him down, Dickery, dickery, dare.
Humpty-Dumpty Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall; All the King's horses and all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again.
Washing Up When I was a little boy I washed my mammy's dishes; I put my finger in my eye, And pulled out golden fishes.
Caution Mother, may I go out to swim? Yes, my darling daughter, Hang your clothes on a hickory tree But don't go near the water.
Tom Tittlemouse Little Tom Tittlemouse Lived in a bell-house; The bell-house broke, And Tom Tittlemouse woke.
Doctor Foster Doctor Foster went to Gloucester In a shower of rain; He stepped in a puddle, Right up to his middle, And never went there again.
Silly Gilly Silly Jarter, She lost her garter, In a shower of rain. The miller found it, The miller ground it, And the miller gave it to Silly again.
On Oath As I went to Bonner, I met a pig Without a wig, Upon my word and honour.
The Old Woman in a Shoe There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, She had so many children she didn't know what to do; She gave them some broth without any bread; She whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.
An Old Woman There was an old woman Lived under a hill, She put a mouse in a bag, And sent it to the mill. The miller did swear By point of his knife, He never took toll Of a mouse in his life.
Peter White Peter White will ne'er go right; Would you know the reason why? He follows his nose wherever he goes, And that stands all awry.
A Man in the Wilderness A man in the wilderness asked me, How many strawberries grow in the sea. I answered him, as I thought good, As many red herrings as swim in the wood.
And That's All There was an old man, And he had a calf, And that's half; He took him out of the stall, And put him on the wall, And that's all.
The Wise Men of Gotham Three wise men of Gotham Went to sea in a bowl; If the bowl had been stronger, My story would have been longer.
The King and His Daughters There was a king, and he had three daughters, And they all lived in a basin of water; The basin bended, My story's ended. If the basin had been stronger, My story would have been longer.
The Crooked Man There was a crooked man, And he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence Against a crooked stile; He bought a crooked cat, Which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together In a little crooked house.
*** If all the world was paper, And all the sea was ink, If all the trees were bread and cheese, What should we have to drink?
*** If all the seas were one sea, What a great sea that would be! If all the trees were one tree, What a great tree that would be! And if all the axes were one axe, What a great axe that would be! And if all the men were one man, What a great man that would be! And if the great man took the great axe, And cut down the great tree, And let it fall into the great sea, What a splish-splash that would be!
Robin the Bobbin Robin the Bobbin, the big-bellied Ben, He ate more meat than fourscore men; He ate a cow, he ate a calf, He ate a butcher and a half, He ate a church, he ate a steeple, He ate a priest and all the people! A cow and a calf, An ox and a half, A church and a steeple, And all good people, And yet he complained that his stomach wasn't full
The Little Woman and the Pedlar There was a little woman, As I have heard tell, She went to market Her eggs for to sell; She went to market All on a market day, And she fell asleep On the king's highway. There came by a pedlar, His name was Stout, He cut her petticoats All round about; He cut her petticoats Up to her knees; Which made the little woman To shiver and sneeze. When this little woman Began to awake, She began to shiver, And she began to shake; She began to shake, And she began to cry, Lawk a mercy on me, This is none of I! But if this be I, As I do hope it be, I have a little dog at home And he knows me; If it be I, He'll wag his little tail, And if it be not I He'll loudly bark and wail! Home went the little woman All in the dark, Up starts the little dog, And he began to bark; He began to bark, And she began to cry, Lawk a mercy on me, This is none of I!