My Classmates

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       Hi, friends. I am Harry. I study at middle school in the USA. We are thirty children in our class. There are fifteen boys and fifteen girls. I sit with a girl.

Her name is Emily and Her hair is black. Her eyes are brown. She is a cute girl. A boy sits in front of me. His name is James. He has a dog. It is brown. James is my best friend.

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English Pronunciation Russian Spanish Indian Chinese
friend [frend] друг amigo मित्र 朋友
study [‘stʌdɪ] изучение estudiar अध्ययन
have [hæv] иметь tener है
middle [‘mɪdl] середина medio मध्य 中間
school [skuːl] школа colegio स्कूल 學校
thirty [‘θɜːtɪ] тридцать treinta तीस 三十
children [‘ʧɪldr(ə)n] дети niños बच्चे 孩子
our [‘auə] наш nuestro हमारी 我們的
class [klɑːs] класс clase कक्षा
fifteen [ˌfɪf’tiːn] пятнадцать quince पंद्रह 十五
boy [bɔɪ] мальчик chico लड़का 男孩
girl [gɜːl] девочка niña लड़की 女孩
hair [heə] волосы cabello केश 頭髮
black [blæk] чёрный negro काला 黑色
eye [aɪ] глаз ojo आंख
brown [braun] коричневый marrón भूरा 棕色
cute [kjuːt] милый lindo प्यारा 可愛
sit (sits) [sɪt] сидеть sentar बैठिये
dog [dɔg] собака perro कुत्ता
my [maɪ] мой mi मेरे 我的
best [best] лучший mejor श्रेष्ठ 最好
friend [frend] друг amigo मित्र 朋友

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The Clever Reply

One day the lion, the king of the jungle, called an important meeting at his den. The lion was very dirty and so was his den. Unable to bear the smell, the zebra covered his nose. “How dare you cover your nose? Does my den stink?” roared the lion. The zebra had no adequate reply and the lion threw him out of the den. The king then asked the elephant the same question. “No, it smells of roses,” replied the frightened elephant. The lion wasn’t happy with this reply either and knocked the elephant’s trunk. He then asked the fox. “Sir, I have a cold so I cannot smell anything,” replied the intelligent fox. The lion was happy with this clever reply and made the fox his minister.

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Onions and Garlic

Long ago there lived two brothers. Joshua and Eli. They lived on a farm and were very poor. Joshua worked hard every day. Eli was lazy and didn’t like to work. One day, Joshua heard of a kingdom far away.

This kingdom didn’t have onions! Hmmmm, thought Joshua. If I could sell them onions, they’d pay a lot of money!  

He asked to see the king and was granted an audience. Joshua told the king about the onions and the king was curious. He invited Joshua to make a big feast with many dishes prepared with onions.  

That evening, the king and his guests tasted the dishes. Everyone agreed, the onion made everything taste so much better! The king smiled from ear to ear.    He said to Joshua, “These onions are the most precious thing in my kingdom.    In return for them, I will give you their equal weight in the most precious thing I have – diamonds.” Joshua was instantly rich and returned to his village with a wagon full of diamonds.  

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Joshua shared his wealth but his brother Eli was still very jealous. He asked Joshua if this kingdom has garlic. Joshua thought and said, “In fact, they don’t have any garlic.”   Hmmmm, thought Eli. If I could sell them garlic, I’d be very rich indeed. Garlic is much tastier than onions.  

Eli traveled to the kingdom as his brother had done. Just like Joshua, he got an audience with the king and made a feast. And just like Joshua, the king declared garlic the most precious thing in his kingdom. It was a big hit! The king said, “ I will give you their equal weight in the most precious thing in my kingdom.”  

Here you are – Onions!

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One day, while my friend and I were traveling through Germany, we were very hungry but we didn’t have a lot of money. We decided to stop at a village market to get a few groceries. I chose some cookies and went to the front counter to pay. Near the counter I saw some packaged cookies in a large bin. They looked good and were a lot cheaper than the ones I had in my hand, so I took them instead.

We left the store and looked for a place where we could eat. We found a quiet place under a tree and we ate our sandwiches first, and then the cookies and We thought they were great.

«Let’s get these again,» I said. «They’re cheap and they really taste good.»

My friend can read some German, but I can’t, so I gave her the package so she could look for the brand name. She looked at it and then started to laugh.

«Why are you laughing?» I asked.

«Because they’re dog biscuits!» she said.

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