Thursday, December 13


Hello everyone. After reading the two stories (the Little Red Hen and The Hare and the Tortoise), do you get interested in animals now? I hope you do because today our lesson is about pets.

First off, what is pet? Pet is actually tamed animal that is kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection. Some people buy them from pet shop, some people adopt them from animal care center, and some people just bring them back home if they saw them got abandoned somewhere outside by other owner or the parents.

What kind of pets do people usually keep? In my mind, I think dogs and cats are the most common choice of pets. Birds, fishes, hamsters and rabbits are often kept as pets as well. Reptiles like turtles, snakes and lizards can be kept as pets too but not everyone like them. But remember, do not own animals like panda or tiger as they are endangered species and not suitable to be kept as pets. They belong to the wildlife and can hardly be tamed.

Now you have a clear idea of what pets are, we move on to their physical appearance. What color is your pet? Is it white, black, mixed colours, or dotted? If you do not own any pet, you can imagine one for yourself first. How about a white rabbit with two big red eyes? Or a puppy with black-dotted body? Anyway, you can discuss with your friends or siblings and see what is their dream pets.

How about their food? What does your pet eat? Some people like to feed their pet with only pet food, and some people like to feed them with rices mixed with vegetables and meats. Depending on your pets, their appetite might be different. For examples, chicken prefers corn or rice, rabbit prefers carrot and vegetable, and fish prefers worms or fish food.

So what are you waiting for? Make a brief description of your own pet and compare it with your friends. You can visit your friends and take a look at their pets too. You might come across with some cute pets! Have fun!

Saturday, December 8

Story: The Hare and the Tortoise

Hi students. It is story telling session again. I hope you are able to catch up with the lessons and exercises. Today, I am going to share a story titled "The Hare and the Tortoise". Do you know what is a hare? A hare is a fast-running, long-eared mammal that looks like a rabbit. How about a tortoise? It is actually a herbivorous turtle that lives on land.

                       The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me."

The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."

"That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way."

"Keep your boasting till you've beaten," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?"

 So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, believing that the Tortoise could never catch him, lay down by the wayside to have a nap. The Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.

When the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post. The Hare ran as fast as he could, but it was too late. He saw the Tortoise had reached the goal. Then said the Tortoise:

"Slow and steady wins the race."
Disney Minnie Mouse