STEP 1: LISTEN TO THE AUDIO
STEP 2: STUDY VOCABULARY
I wanted a dog for my birthday, but my parents did not want one. They said dogs were high maintenance. I think they are so cute. They are the best animals in the world. They are loyal and good protectors. I like big dogs. Big dogs protect people better than small dogs. My dad said he had a dog when he was a child. He said it was the worst dog in the world. It never listened and tried to run away many times. I told my dad that dogs need proper training. My dad suggested that we get a fish. I didn't want a fish. They are boring. I think dogs are better pets than fish. My mom agreed with my dad. She said that fish are less maintenance than big dogs. I told them I would help take care of a dog. They said they wanted to get a pet that is the least amount of work. Every time I talked to them, I felt worse than before. I stopped asking for a dog. Then, one day I came home from school and there was a puppy in our living room. He had a big bow on his head. My parents surprised me with a puppy on my birthday. I asked if he could sleep on my bed. He is so cuddly. I have the best parents in the world.
Watch a slide show of all the vocabulary words in this lesson.
If you would like more vocabulary practice, go to the vocabulary flashcard page and study each word separately. After studying the vocabulary, practice speaking in the next ESL study session.