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Too Clever By Half
Music: Sir Hubert Parry
Mrs Tabby White thought she’d try some of the clever things her humans did.

MRS Tabby White’s kittens thought their mother was the cleverest mother in the world.

She washed them and caught mice for them and taught them how to creep up on unwary things.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Each. Every. All.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Voice. Man. Strip.

Use together in one sentence: Whisper. Brother. Morning.

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Persian Treasures
Music: Albert Ketèlbey
‘Be careful what you wish for’, they say, and there could be no more endearing example.

‘MY hat!’ Cyril remarked. ‘I never thought about its being a PERSIAN carpet.’

Yet it was now plain that it was so, for the beautiful objects which it had brought back were cats — Persian cats, grey Persian cats, and there were, as I have said, 199 of them, and they were sitting on the carpet as close as they could get to each other.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Its. It’s.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Move. Spread. Pin.

Use together in one sentence: Carpet. Sea. Why.

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The Selfish Cat
A tortoiseshell laments his hard life among heartless humans.

“IT’S not every trade that deserves to have a cat about the place” said the tortoiseshell cat to the grey one.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Each. Every. All.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Man. Pair. Let.

Use together in one sentence: Lady. Fur. Like.

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