Old Macdonald’s Farm

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Old Macdonald’s farm was so old that the fence was wrinkled and so were the milk urns – the milk inside them was so old, it had gone sour. So old, in fact, that the cows had grey hair and the lambs wore slippers. Old Macdonald’s farm was so old that instead of going to market to sell eggs, the chickens went to draw their pension. Before long, the eggs were old, too. Old Macdonald’s farm was so old that the paint on the shed was cracked and dropping off … Old Macdonald’s farm was always in need of repair – a nail or two here, a screw there. In fact, Old Macdonald’s farm was so old that it took till Autumn to fix the gate … and even then Old Macdonald was still grumpy. Old Macdonald’s farm was so old that the grass grew old … and so did the flowers, too. Old Macdonald’s farm was so old that no matter how much anti – wrinkle cream the pigs wore, they still had wrinkly knees. Actually, old Macdonald’s farm was so old that when the winds came, the trees grew old. The tractor on old Macdonald’s farm was the oldest in the world, so old in fact, that it’s tyres were worn and ragged, it’s engine needed oil and it’s screws were rusty. Old Macdonald’s farm was so old that it needed spectacles. So old that it had forgotten it’s date of birth.

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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road ?

Can you her the chicken “coo” inside these words ? which is the correct one to use – coo ? or cou ?

__ __ __ ntry

__ __ __ ples

__ __ __ t

__ __ __ ch

__ __ __ l

s __ __ __ se

s __ __ __ ters

__ __ __ p

__ __ __ rdinate

__ __ __ k

__ __ __ ped up

chicken __ __ __ p

__ __ __ t

__ __ __ kies

ra __ __ __ n

ty __ __ __ n

__ __ __ kery

__ __ __ gh

__ __ __ nt

__ __ __ nsel

__ __ __ ncil

__ __ __ ntenance

__ __ __ king

__ __ __ nter – productive

dis __ __ __ nt

__ __ __ nterfeit

__ __ __ nterpane

__ __ __ rteous

__ __ __ rtyard

__ __ __ rse

__ __ __ sin

__ __ __ rgette

__ __ __ s __ __ __ s

Answers : country; couple; scout; couch; cool; scouse; scooter; scoop; co – ordinate; cook; cooped up; coup; coot; cookies; racoon; tycoon; cookery; cough; count; counsel; council; countenance; cooking; counter – productive; discount; counterfeit; counterpane; courteous; courtyard; course; cousin; courgette; couscous

© Jacqueline Richards 2005

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