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4: Aladdin

4: Aladdin

Aladdin is a daydreamer who always imagines himself rich and famous and married to a beautiful princess.

One day an old man asks Aladdin for his help to retrieve an old lamp that has fallen into a hole in the ground.

The man gives Aladdin a sparkling ring as a reward for his assitance. But he makes a grab for the lamp and Aladdin is pushed into a cold, dark cave where he finds precious stones.

Aladdin accidentally summons the genie of the ring by rubbing his hands to keep warm. The genie grants him one wish which Aladdin uses to get himself home.

Aladdin's mother discards the old lamp on the rubbish heap but is overjoyed to see that Aladdin's stones are diamonds, rubies and emeralds. The two of them are rich...but a lavish lifestyle costs them too much and soon all the money is spent.

Aladdin polishes the old lamp with a view to selling it...and summons another genie offering endless wishes. Once again Aladdin is rich and with the help of the genie he really does marry the princess.

Aladdin - supporting resources:

  1. Let's Make a Story - Complete Teacher's Notes (pdf)
  2. Transcript for Aladdin (pdf)

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