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Cinderella (Walt Disney version) - cloze exercise

CinderellaCinderella is a fairy tale probably originating from China or ancient Egypt, and was told in hundreds of versions all over the world. In the West the most famous versions are those by Charles Perrault and the Grimm Brothers, but the most popular modern version is the one told in Disney's animated feature film released in 1950.
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alone= solo -- ambushed= sorpresi -- attic= soffitta -- awakens= si sveglia -- battle= attaccano -- becomes= diventa -- before= prima che -- begin= cominciano -- bowl= scodella -- chance= possibilità -- clothes= vestiti -- coach= carrozza -- coachman= cocchiere -- comes= arriva -- cries= piange -- cruel= crudele -- danced= ballò -- daughters= figlie -- departs= va via -- died= morì -- discarded= -- discovers= scopre -- distressed= infelice -- dreams= sogni -- dress= vestito -- enable= permattere -- find= trovano -- fits= si adatta -- fragile= fragile -- glass= cristallo -- gives= dà -- goes= va -- gown= vestito -- has= ha -- hates= odia -- humming= canticchiando -- is singing= canta -- jealous= gelose -- jumps= salta -- kingdom= regno -- laments= si dispera -- least= meno importante -- leave= escono -- locks= chiude a chiave -- maiden= fanciulla -- marries= sposa -- may= possa -- mice= topi -- must= deve -- needed= aveva bisogno -- open= aprire -- points= indica -- prepare= si preparano -- previous= prima -- proclaims= proclama -- provide= dare -- reaches= arriva -- readies= prepara -- realises= capisce -- recognises= riconosce -- recovered= recuperata -- rejects= respinge -- requests= chiede -- returns= torna -- right= giusta -- says= dice -- servant= serva -- shows= mostra -- slippers= scarpette -- so that= cosicché -- spend= passano -- steal= rubano -- stroke= scoccare -- taking= prendendo -- tear= strappano -- tells= racconta -- through= attraverso -- thwarted= ostacolata -- to chime= battere -- to drop= fa cadere -- to get= a cercare -- to leave= andar via -- to spy= spiare -- to wear= da indossare -- to wed= sposarsi -- trips= fa inciampare -- turns= trasforma -- wand= bacchetta -- warns= avverte -- wears= indossa -- wedding= nuziale -- will visit= farà visita -- whose= cui
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[Background] Once upon a time, in a far away , Cinderella was living happily with her mother and father until her mother . Her father, left with a little daughter, feeling that she a mother figure, remarried to Lady Tremaine, a woman who has two from her first marriage, names are Anastasia and Drizella.

These ugly, awkward stepsisters are of the beautiful and charming Cinderella. When the father dies, the stepmother the orphaned girl into a in her own house, and the daughters to abuse and mistreat Cinderella out of jealousy.

[Here Disney's Cinderella begins]
Cinderella has hope that she one day find happiness, revealing it as she one morning to her mice and bird friends a song ("A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"). After she gets ready, she a mouse on the stairs, and she him clothes and a name - Gus. Gus is befriended by another mouse, Jaques, who him around the strange place. As Cinderella the breakfasts for her stepmother and stepsisters, Gus encounters Lucifer, the stepmother's cat.

Meanwhile, at the royal palace, the King is that his son does not intend to marry and him with grandchildren. Therefore the King and the Duke organize a ball for Prince Charming to his son to marry, with every eligible in the kingdom requested to attend.

As the stepsisters are having a singing lesson and Cinderella as she is cleaning the floor ("Sing Sweet Nightingale"), a messenger with invitations to the royal ball. Cinderella that she can go too, and the stepmother that she can if she gets all her work done and can find a suitable dress .

But work-ridden Cinderella doesn't even have a to start smartening up her late mother's dress into a ball gown. But her animal friends realise that they can get the ready for her ("The Work Song"), and Jaques and Gus some extra-trimming them from some of Anastasia and Drizella's old .

When Cinderella her dress just before departing, the evil stepmother complements Cinderella's gown, but this out to her daughters. Angered by the apparent theft of the items, the stepsisters immediately apart the gown; so Cinderella remains behind while her stepsisters for the royal ball.

Completely upset, Cinderella runs into the garden and upon a bench, at the point of giving up her ; but her Fairy Godmother appears, and with her magic (song: "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo"), helps prepare Cinderella for the ball. A pumpkin a coach, four of the mice become horses, an old horse becomes the and the old dog Bruno becomes a footman.

Last but not , Cinderella's rags turn into a beautiful , complete with magical slippers. The fairy Cinderella, however, that this magic will end at the of midnight, so she leave the ball before then. Cinderella for the ball.

Prince Charming is having trouble finding the maiden and every girl, until he sees Cinderella, towards her and they start to dance. The stepmother, believing that she the mysterious princess from somewhere, tries on them, yet is quickly by the Grand Duke.

Cinderella and the prince the whole time together, and fall in love ("So This is Love"). But when the clock starts midnight, Cinderella runs away to her , inadvertently dropping one of her glass . As she escapes, everything as it was, except from the other glass slipper.

After the Duke the King of the disaster, they plan to find the mysterious girl with the slipper during her escape. The next morning, the King that the Grand Duke every house in the kingdom to find the girl who fits the glass slipper, she can be married to the Prince.

When this news Cinderella's house, her stepmother and stepsisters for the Grand Duke's arrival. Cinderella, overhearing the news, begins the song from the palace ball of the night. When she realizes that Cinderella is the girl who with the Prince, Lady Tremaine Cinderella up to her bedroom.

Eventually the Grand Duke the residence of Cinderella; as Anastasia and Drizella frantically try to get the glass slipper to fit so as into royalty, the two Gus and Jaques the key from the stepmother and get it to Cinderella's door, but they can deliver it they are by Lucifer, who pins poor Gus, who the key, under his , and hope seems lost again. The other mice and birds Lucifer, yet it is Cinderella's idea for the birds Bruno the bloodhound, who Lucifer. Bruno barks at Lucifer, who in fright out of the window. Now Cinderella can get the key and her room.

The Grand Duke is about as Cinderella finally appears and to try the glass slipper. Lady Tremaine the footman, causing him the slipper, thus breaking the shoe into pieces. The Duke over the broken slipper, but Cinderella then the other glass slipper, which onto her foot perfectly. Cinderella her Prince Charming, and they live happily ever after.
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[Background]
Once upon a time, in a far away kingdom, Cinderella was living happily with her mother and father until her mother died. Her father, left alone with a little daughter, feeling that she needed a mother figure, remarried to Lady Tremaine, a woman who has two daughters from her first marriage, whose names are Anastasia and Drizella.

These ugly, awkward stepsisters are jealous of the beautiful and charming Cinderella. When the father dies, the stepmother turns the orphaned girl into a servant in her own house, and the daughters begin to abuse and mistreat Cinderella out of jealousy.

[Here Disney's Cinderella begins]
Cinderella has hope that she may one day find happiness, revealing it as she awakens one morning to her mice and bird friends through a song ("A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"). After she gets ready, she discovers a mouse on the stairs, and she gives him clothes and a name - Gus. Gus is befriended by another mouse, Jaques, who shows him around the strange place. As Cinderella readies the breakfasts for her stepmother and stepsisters, Gus encounters Lucifer, the stepmother's cruel cat.

Meanwhile, at the royal palace, the King is distressed that his son does not intend to marry and provide him with grandchildren. Therefore the King and the Duke organize a ball for Prince Charming to enable his son to marry, with every eligible maiden in the kingdom requested to attend.

As the stepsisters are having a singing lesson and Cinderella is singing as she is cleaning the floor ("Sing Sweet Nightingale"), a messenger comes with invitations to the royal ball. Cinderella realises that she can go too, and the stepmother says that she can if she gets all her work done and can find a suitable dress to wear.

But work-ridden Cinderella doesn't even have a chance to start smartening up her late mother's wedding dress into a ball gown. But her animal friends realise that they can get the dress ready for her ("The Work Song"), and Jaques and Gus find some extra-trimming taking them from some of Anastasia and Drizella's old clothes.

When Cinderella wears her dress just before departing, the evil stepmother complements Cinderella's gown, but points this out to her daughters. Angered by the apparent theft of the discarded items, the stepsisters immediately tear apart the gown; so Cinderella remains behind while her stepsisters leave for the royal ball.

Completely upset, Cinderella runs into the garden and cries upon a bench, at the point of giving up her dreams; but her Fairy Godmother appears, and with her magic wand (song: "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo"), helps prepare Cinderella for the ball. A pumpkin becomes a coach, four of the mice become horses, an old horse becomes the coachman and the old dog Bruno becomes a footman.

Last but not least, Cinderella's rags turn into a beautiful gown, complete with magical glass slippers. The fairy warns Cinderella, however, that this magic will end at the stroke of midnight, so she must leave the ball before then. Cinderella departs for the ball.

Prince Charming is having trouble finding the right maiden and rejects every girl, until he sees Cinderella, goes towards her and they start to dance. The stepmother, believing that she recognises the mysterious princess from somewhere, tries to spy on them, yet is quickly thwarted by the Grand Duke.

Cinderella and the prince spend the whole time together, and fall in love ("So This is Love"). But when the clock starts to chime midnight, Cinderella runs away to her coach, inadvertently dropping one of her glass slippers. As she escapes, everything returns as it was, except from the other glass slipper.

After the Duke tells the King of the disaster, they plan to find the mysterious girl with the slipper recovered during her escape. The next morning, the King proclaims that the Grand Duke will visit every house in the kingdom to find the girl who fits the glass slipper, so that she can be married to the Prince.

When this news reaches Cinderella's house, her stepmother and stepsisters prepare for the Grand Duke's arrival. Cinderella, overhearing the news, begins humming the song from the palace ball of the previous night. When she realizes that Cinderella is the girl who danced with the Prince, Lady Tremaine locks Cinderella up to her attic bedroom.

Eventually the Grand Duke reaches the residence of Cinderella; as Anastasia and Drizella frantically try to get the glass slipper to fit so as to wed into royalty, the two mice Gus and Jaques steal the key from the stepmother and get it to Cinderella's door, but before they can deliver it they are ambushed by Lucifer, who pins poor Gus, who has the key, under his bowl, and hope seems lost again. The other mice and birds battle Lucifer, yet it is Cinderella's idea for the birds to get Bruno the bloodhound, who hates Lucifer. Bruno barks at Lucifer, who in fright jumps out of the window. Now Cinderella can get the key and open her room.

The Grand Duke is about to leave as Cinderella finally appears and requests to try the glass slipper. Lady Tremaine trips the footman, causing him to drop the slipper, thus breaking the fragile shoe into pieces. The Duke laments over the broken slipper, but Cinderella then shows the other glass slipper, which fits onto her foot perfectly. Cinderella marries her Prince Charming, and they live happily ever after.