A student asked his teacher, “What is love?”
The teacher said, “To get an answer to your question, go to the wheat field, get the
biggest wheat grain, and come back. But the rule is – you can go through the field
only once and cannon turn back to pick.”
The student went to the field, went through the first row, and saw one big wheat
grain. But he wondered…maybe there is a bigger one elsewhere.
Then he saw a bigger one. But maybe there is a still bigger one waiting…
Later, when he finished more than half of the wheat field, he realized that the
wheat grains there are not as big as the previous one. He realized that he has
missed the biggest one.
So, he ended his search and went back empty-handed. The teacher told him, “That
is love! If you keep looking for a better one, you could have missed the right
“Then, what is marriage?” the student asked.
The teacher said, “To get an answer to your question, go to the same wheat field
again, and get the biggest corn. Same rule as before!”
The student went to the corn field. This time he was very careful not to repeat the
previous mistake. When he reached the middle of the field, he picked one good-
sized corn. He felt satisfied, and came back.
The teacher told him, “You have looked for one that just good for you, instead of
coming back empty-handed. That is marriage!”
“What is Friendship then?” the student asked.
The teacher said, “In order to answer that question, go to the same field and choose
the wheat that appears nice to you. The rule is the same.”
The student went to the field. This time he was very careful. As he started scanning
the field, he picked many grains that suited his taste and returned to the teacher.
The teacher told him, “You looked for one that is just nice for you, and did not
look for the best. That is Friendship.
T.: Well, do you like this text? Was the Teacher wise? And please, do the tasks
after the text.
Task 1. In the text find English equivalents to these words:
1.с пустыми руками –
2.женитьба, брак –
3.где-нибудь в другом месте –
5.пшеничное поле –