Five Matava Scripts

I have been wanting to test some of the Vol. 2 scripts by Anne and haven’t had time with all the reading and writing focus in my classes lately. I know everyone is busy, but if anyone can test any of these five scripts for me and report back for anyone in the group who is interested I would appreciate it. Thanks. (Don’t Drink the V-8 is in included below bc we have been talking about it lately):

 

Take Two Gummy Bears and Call Me in the Morning!

broke his/her…

that hurts! (hurt)

take/took

 

Kyrstyn broke her wrist.  “OW!” she said.  “That hurt!”  It really hurt.  She went to the doctor and said, “I broke my wrist.”  “Does it hurt?” asked the doctor.  “Of course it hurts!” said Kyrstyn.  “Take two gummy bears and call me in the morning!” said the doctor.

 

Kyrstyn went home and took two gummy bears.  Her wrist didn’t hurt anymore, but she fell out of bed and broke her neck.  “OW!” she said.  “That hurts!”  It really hurt.  She went back to the doctor and said, “I broke my neck.”  “Does it hurt?”  asked the doctor.  “Of course it hurts!” said Kyrstyn.  “Take two tablespoonfuls of ranch dressing and call me in the morning!” said the doctor.

 

Kyrstyn went home and took two tablespoonfuls of ranch dressing.  Her neck didn’t hurt anymore, but she fell out of bed and broke her fingernail.  “OW!” she said.  “That hurts!”  It really hurt.  She went back to the doctor and said, “I broke my fingernail!”  “Does it hurt?” asked the doctor.  “Of course it hurts!” said Kyrstyn.

 

The doctor was tired of Kyrstyn.  He said, “Take two soybeans and call me in the morning!”  (Soybeans are the worst possible thing for a broken fingernail.)  Kyrstyn took the soybeans and exploded.

 

 

Don’t Drink the V-8!

 

had warned him/her

after all

became

Grant was in Scotland.  His friends had warned him, “Don’t drink the V-8!  Don’t eat the chocolate!”  But of course Grant drank the V-8 and ate the chocolate.  He was in Scotland, after all.  Afterwards he became a coconut.

 

Then Grant went to Finland.  His friends had warned him, “Don’t drink the fish milkshakes!  Don’t eat the green eggs and ham!”  But of course Grant drank the fish milkshakes and ate the green eggs and ham.  He was in Finland, after all.  Afterwards he became inebriated.

 

Then Grant went to Germany.  His friends had warned him, “Don’t drink the oil!  Don’t eat the whale blubber!”  But of course he drank the oil and ate the whale blubber.  He was in Germany, after all.  Afterwards he exploded.

 

 

Can I Carry Your Book Bag?

carry/ carried

heavy

suddenly

Trevor was on his way to school.  Suddenly he saw a pretty girl, Lindsey.  “Can I carry your book bag?”  he asked her.  “Please do,” she said.  He carried her book bag, but it was really heavy.  “Your book bag is really heavy!” he said.  Suddenly a man fell out of the book bag.  “I don’t want to carry your book bag anymore,” Trevor said to Lindsey.

 

Suddenly he saw another pretty girl, Mia.  “Can I carry your book bag?” he asked her.  “Please do!” she said.  He carried her book bag, but it was really heavy.  “Your book bag is really heavy!” he said.  Suddenly a water buffalo fell out of the book bag and kissed Trevor on the knee.  “I don’t want to carry your book bag anymore,” Trevor said to Mia.

 

Suddenly he saw another pretty girl, Ashley.  “Can I carry your book bag?” he asked her.  “Please do!” said Ashley.  He carried her book bag, but it was really heavy.  “Your book bag is really heavy!” he said.  Suddenly Mexico fell out of the book bag.  “Don’t drink the water!  Don’t eat the tacos!” said Ashley.  But of course Trevor drank the water and ate the tacos, he was in Mexico after all, and he got rabies.

 

What a Good-looking Young Man!

 

points at him

good-looking

looks like…

Andrea and her parents went to a rugby gameAndrea’s new boyfriend, Aaron, played rugby.  “Which one is Aaron?” asked Andrea’s dad.  Andrea pointed to him.  “What a good-looking young man!” said Andrea’s mother.  “He looks like a coconut,” said Andrea’s dad.  “You may not go out with him.”

 

An hour later Andrea had a new boyfriend, Travis, who played ping-pongAndrea and her parents went to a ping-pong match.  “Which one is Travis?” asked the dad.  Andrea pointed to him.  “What a good-looking young man!” said the mother.  “He looks like Brad Pitt,” said the dad.  “You may not go out with him.”

 

Five minutes later Andrea had a new boyfriend, Eberhart, who was a cheerleader for a golf team.  (He was the only boy—all the rest of the cheerleaders were girls.)  Andrea and her parents went to a golf match.  “Which one is Eberhart?” asked the dad.  Andrea pointed to him.  “What a good-looking young man!” said the mother.  “He looks like a girl,” said the dad.  “You must marry him.”  So Andrea married him.

 

 

Oh, Come On!  It’s Not So Bad!

hugs

not so bad

oh yes it is (doch in German, si in French)

Ronnie, a twenty-year old child, comes home crying from kindergarten because someone stole his pants.  He says, “Mama!  Someone stole my pants!”  Mama hugs him and says, “Oh, come on!  It’s not so bad!”  “Oh yes it is!” says Ronnie.  “You are a big baby,” says Mama.

 

Ronnie goes crying to his dad and says, “Papa!  Someone stole my pants at school!”  Papa hugs him and says, “Oh, come on!  It’s not so bad!”  “Oh yes it is!” says Ronnie.  “Be a man!” says Papa.

 

Ronnie goes crying to his Grandma Banana and says, “Grandma Banana!  Someone stole my pants at school!”  Grandma Banana hugs him and says, “Let’s go to school!”

In school Grandma Banana asks the class, “Who stole Ronnie’s pants?”  Everyone points at Lindsey.  “Lindsey did it!”  they say.  Grandma Banana throws Lindsey a punch, and the whole kindergarten class starts to brawl.

 

Note:  pay attention to where the underlines are here.  “Kindergarten” is underlined, for example.  One class had a two-year-old coming home from college, which made for a very different story.  Although Mama is not a variable, notice that the next two people are, as is the reason for the crying.

 

A Life-changing Experience

spend/spent (time)

punishment

will change your life

Shobe did something really bad at school:  she set a boy on fire.  Her dad said, “For your punishment you must spend three years in Perry’s Nut House.”   “It will change your life,” said her mother.  Shobe spent three years in Perry’s Nut House.   The whole time she ate fudge and became very rotund.  It did not change her life.

 

On her first day back at school she did something else really bad:  she pulled the principal’s hair.  Her dad said, “For your punishment you must spend one day in boot camp.”  “It will change your life,” said her mother.  Shobe spent one day in boot camp.  The whole time she sat in a lounge chair and lost 2 pounds.  It did not change her life.

 

On her first day back at school she did something else really bad:  she brought her cow Fitzi to school, and Fitzi gave so much milk that the school was flooded.  Her father said, “For your punishment you must drink all of the milk.”  “It will change your life,” said her mother.  Shobe drank all of the milk, but she was allergic to milk, and became an albino.  It changed her life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Five Matava Scripts”

  1. Sweet. I am gonna try “What a Good-looking Young Man!” with a few classes starting tomorrow.

    For all the Latin peeps, here are my structures:

    eum (digito) monstrat (points him out)
    tibi eum amare non licet (it is not allowed for you to love him)
    videtur similis + dat. (looks like)

    Lots of cool stuff going on there. I am feeling that my 2s especially need some advanced-sounding stuff like this to get their ears back into it, if you know what I mean.

    1. This was a great story in my upper levels. There were a lot of new sounds for their ears and they all really had to pay attention. Maybe my level 1s even could understand it now at the end of the year.

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