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One internet video has 20 million views. The video shows a boy. He is on a bike. A dog attacks the boy. The dog bites his leg. The boy falls off the bike.

A cat helps the boy. Her name is Tara. She attacks the dog. It runs away.

People like the cat. They call her a hero. The cat starts a baseball game. A lot of people come. They want to see the cat.

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  1. Bike-noun  /baɪk/ Bike-noun  /baɪk/

2) Attack-verb /əˈtæk/ to try to hurt or defeat using violence:

He was attacked and seriously injured by a gang of youths.

Army forces have been attacking the town since dawn.

Most wild animals won’t attack unless they are provoked.

3) Fall-verb  /fɔːl/ to suddenly go down onto the ground or toward

The ground without intending to or by accident:

The path’s very steep, so be careful you don’t fall.

He fell badly and broke his leg.

Athletes have to learn how to fall without hurting themselves.

I fell down the stairs and injured my back.

The object appeared to have fallen from a great height.

The water’s deep here, so don’t fall in!

She slipped and fell on the ice.

-He fell into the river and had to be rescued.

I fell off my bike and scraped my knee.

He was leaning out of the window and almost fell out.

She fell under a bus and was killed instantly.

She fell twenty feet to the bottom of the ravine.

He fell to his death climbing the Matterhorn.

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4) Run-verb  /rʌn/ (of people and some animals) to move along, faster than walking, by taking quick steps in which each foot is lifted before the next foot touches the ground:

The children had to run to keep up with their father.

I can run a mile in five minutes.

The sheep ran away/off in fright.

A little girl ran up to me, crying for her daddy.

In the semi-final she will be running against her nearest rival.

The first two races will be run in 20 minutes.

5) Away-adverb  /əˈweɪ/- somewhere else, or to or in a different placeposition, or situation:

Ms. Watson is away on vacation until the end of the week.

Keep/Stay away from him.

Just go away and leave me alone!

The sight was so horrible that I had to look/turn away.

The recent flood has swept away the footbridge.

I’ve given away all my old clothes to charity.

UK Would you like your burger to eat in or take away?

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6) Call-verb  /kɔːl/ to give someone or something a name, or to know or address someone by a particular name:

They’ve called the twins Edward and Thomas.

What’s that actor called that we saw in the movie last night?

His real name is Jonathan, but they’ve always called him Johnny.

What’s her new novel called?

I wish he wouldn’t keep calling me “dear” – it’s so patronizing!

The cat is the protector of the boy-level 2

Level 1— Level 3

People viewed a video on the internet more than 20 million times. It showed a dog who attacked a boy on a bike. The dog bit the boy on his leg and dragged him off of his bike.

Luckily, there was a cat which saved the boy. Her name was Tara and she launched on the dog and made it go away.

People loved the cat and they hailed her a hero. The cat started a minor baseball league on Tuesday. Many people came just to see the cat.

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1) Drag-verb  /dræɡ/ to move something by pulling it along a surface, usually the ground:

Pick the chair up instead of dragging it behind you!

She dragged the canoe down to the water.

2) Luckily-adverb  /ˈlʌk.əl.i/ because of good luck:

Luckily, I had some money with me.

3) Launch-noun  /lɔːntʃ/ an event to celebrate or introduce something new:

How much champagne will we need for the launch?

Illness prevented her attending the launch party for her latest novel.The system has been plagued with glitchesever since its launch.

The car has enjoyed modest success since its launch, but the Mark 2 version is expected to be far more popular.

Our marketing people have come up with a great idea for the launch of the new model.

The normally publicity-shy director will be making several public appearances for the launch of the movie.

She wore a Dior gown for the launch.4) Hail-verb  /heɪl/ to call someone in order to attracttheirattention:

Should we hail a taxi?

I tried to hail her from across the room.

The cat is the protector of the boy-level 3

Level 1— Level 2

The cat that was hailed a hero after this video of her saving a young boy from a dog attack has thrown the first pitch at a baseball game.

Tara, the California cat, threw a ceremonial pitch at the start of a minor league baseball game on Tuesday. Well, kind of. Four-year-old Jeremy was viciously bitten on the leg and dragged off his bike by a dog last week before Tara lunged to save him. Jeremy threw the first pitch of the game before handing the ball to his cat.

Fearless tabby Tara drew a large crowd of “hero cat” fans to the stadium with attendance nearly triple that of a usual Tuesday night game.

The clip of the daring rescue, uploaded by Jeremy’s dad last week, shows a dog dragging him from his bike, just as Tara ran to the rescue and chased it away. The video has now been viewed more than 20 million times.

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1) Viciously-adverb  /ˈvɪʃ.əs.li/ in a way that is cruel and shows an intention to hurt or upset someone:

These articles viciously attack him as a man.

His viciously funny play has become a modern classic.

2) Fear-noun  /fɪər/ – an unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerouspainful, or bad that is happening or might happen:

Trembling with fear, she handed over the money to the gunman.

Even when the waves grew big, the boy showed no (signs of) fear.

I have a fear of heights.

The low profit figures simply confirmed my worst fears.

There are fears that the disease will spread to other countries.

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3) Draw-verb /drɔː/- to make a picture of something or someone with a pencil or pen:

Jonathan can draw very well.

The children drew pictures of their families.

Draw a line at the bottom of the page.

4) Crowd-noun /kraʊd/ a large group of people who have come together:

A crowd of about 15,000 attended the concert.

5) Triple-adjective  /ˈtrɪp.əl/- having three parts of the same type, or happening three times:

Her trainer is a triple Olympic champion.

There’s a triple bill of Hitchcock films (= three films) playing at the movie theater next Sunday.

6) Daring-adjective /ˈdeə.rɪŋ/ brave and taking risks:

a daring escape

This is a daring new film (= one willing to risk criticism) by one of our most original modern directors.

She was wearing a fairly daring (= shortskirt that barely covered her bottom.

7) Rescue-verb /ˈres.kjuː/ to help someone or something out of a dangerous, harmful, or unpleasant situation:

The lifeboat rescued the sailors from the sinking boat.

The government has refused to rescue the company from bankruptcy.

8) Chase-verb  /tʃeɪs/ to hurry after someone or something in order to catch him, her, or it:

The police car was going so fast, it must have been chasing someone.

She was chasing (after) a man who had snatched her bag.

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