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Here is some news from England. A man has a friend. The friend is very special. The friend is not a man. He is not a dog, either. He is a camel! His name is Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is from Russia. He is fine with cold temperatures. He can live when it’s minus 25 degrees Celsius. Jeffrey has two humps. He can live up to 60 years. Jeffrey was a birthday gift. He was a gift for the man’s son.

The man brings the camel good food. It is usually carrots. Sometimes, the man brings something special. Beer! The camel loves it!

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Dictionary


1 ) Camel — noun /ˈkæm.əl/- camel noun  /ˈkæm.əl/


2) Special — adjective /ˈspeʃ.əl/ — better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual


The car has a number of special safety features.


Is there anything special that you’d like to do today?


Passengers should tell the airline in advance if they have any special dietary needs.


I don’t expect special treatment — I just want to be treated fairly.


3) Either — adverb /ˈaɪ.ðɚ/ — used in negative sentences instead of «also» or «too»:

I don’t eat meat and my husband doesn’t either.


«I’ve never been to the States.» «I haven’t either.»

They do really good food at that restaurant and it’s not very expensive either.


4) Hump — noun /hʌmp/ — Hump - noun hʌmp -


5 ) Gift noun /ɡɪft/- a present or something that is given:
a birthday / wedding gift

The guests all arrived bearing (= bringing) gifts.


6 ) Bring — verb /brɪŋ/ — to take or carry someone or something to a place or a person, or in the direction of the person speaking:


«Shall I bring anything to the party?» «Oh, just a bottle.»


Bring me that knife/Bring that knife to me.


Can you help me bring in the shopping (= take it into the house)?


7) usually- adverb /ˈjuː.ʒu.ə.li/ — in the way that most often happens:


He usually gets home about six o’clock.


I usually just have a sandwich for lunch.


Is your friend usually so rude?

Usually we go skiing in February.


«Do you cook your own meals in the evenings?» «Usually.»

8 ) Carrot — noun /ˈker.ət/ — Carrot - noun ˈker.ət


9 ) Sometimes — adverb /ˈsʌm.taɪmz/- on some occasions but not always or often:


Sometimes we take food with us and sometimes we buy food when we’re there.

Sometimes it’s best not to say anything.


I sometimes think I’m going mad.

You say the strangest things sometimes.


I sometimes see him in the street.

Sometimes I wonder whether I should just leave.


He does cook sometimes, but not very often.


10) Something pronoun /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/ an object, situation, quality, or action that is not exactly known or stated:

There’s something sharp in my shoe.


Something in the cupboard smells weird.


We thought there was something wrong because we hadn’t heard from you.


There’s something wrong with the engine — it’s making strange noises.


Something’s happened to upset him but we don’t know what it is.

I heard something worrying at work this morning.


Is there something you’d like to say?


Don’t just stand there, do something.


There’s just something strange about him.

11 ) Beer noun /bɪr/ — an alcoholic drink made from grain and hops (= a type of plant):

He asked for a pint of beer.


This beer is brewed in Mexico.

The camel is friendly to people – level 2

The camel is friendly to people – level 2

A man from England has a very special friend. It is not a man and not a dog. It is an 11 foot (3.4 metres) tall camel. His name is Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is originally from Russia. He can survive temperatures of around minus 25 degrees Celsius. Jeffrey is the kind of a camel with two humps, and he can live until the age of around 60. He arrived in the UK from Holland seven years ago. He was originally a birthday gift for the man’s son.

The man brings the camel treats. It is usually carrots, but the camel gets something extra special sometimes. Beer! The camel loves it. He drinks more than his owner!

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The camel is friendly to people-level 3

The camel is friendly to people-level 3

Simon Grant from North Yorkshire has a very special friend. It’s not an old school mate, not even a dog – no, it’s an 11 foot camel called Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is originally from Russia and is thought to be the UK’s only pet camel. He arrived in the country from Holland seven years ago and was originally brought over as a birthday present for Simon’s son Tom.

“C’mon then! Come on, Jeff. That a fella. Who’s a big fella?”

Simon brings treats most days, usually carrots, but once or twice a week, he gets something extra special – beer! Yes, you heard right, beer! So where did the idea come from?

“Well, I was talking to a camel expert, and he said they just love beer. You know, so I thought, well why not try it? Let’s give it a go. He loves it and He can’t get enough of it. He drinks more than me.” Jeffrey is a Bactrian camel, recognizable by his twin humps, and he can survive in temperatures of around minus 25 degrees Celsius. This breed of camel can live up until the age of around 60, so the Grants could have many more happy years ahead with their favourite pet. And if he does reach that landmark birthday, we know what tipple they’ll be toasting with.

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