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Camels
Sep 13 2017

Camels

Intro 简介

To each their own. That means, everyone likes what they like. They may have good reasons. They may have bad ones. Or, they may have no reasons at all! We all have very different tastes and preferences. For this reason, one person’s bucket list might be very different than yours. Maybe they have things like sight-seeing or travelling around the world. Others might want to do some very, very strange things like… riding a camel?

Camels are large animals with humps on their backs that live in deserts. Their humps actually protect them from extreme heat. They can drink 52 gallons of water in three minutes and live up to 40 or 50 years! Some consider them to be amazing and majestic. Others really, really hate them. They think they are stinky, awkward, and precarious. One might want to put ‘riding a camel’ on their bucket list. The other… might barf. To each their own.

Dominique can’t wait to ride a camel. Listen as Andy and Dominique talk it over in today’s English lesson.

To each their own. That means, everyone likes what they like. They may have good reasons. They may have bad ones. Or, they may have no reasons at all! We all have very different tastes and preferences. For this reason, one person’s bucket list might be very different than yours. Maybe they have things like sight-seeing or travelling around the world. Others might want to do some very, very strange things like… riding a camel?

Camels are large animals with humps on their backs that live in deserts. Their humps actually protect them from extreme heat. They can drink 52 gallons of water in three minutes and live up to 40 or 50 years! Some consider them to be amazing and majestic. Others really, really hate them. They think they are stinky, awkward, and precarious. One might want to put ‘riding a camel’ on their bucket list. The other… might barf. To each their own.

Dominique can’t wait to ride a camel. Listen as Andy and Dominique talk it over in today’s English lesson.

Dialogue 对话

Dominique:  Andy, guess what?

Andy_H:  What?

Dominique:  I’m going to ride a camel!

Andy_H:  Arghhh!

Dominique:  Totally taking it off my bucket list.

Andy_H:  Good god! Why?!

Dominique:  I’m so excited! I’ve always wanted to ride one ever since I’d seen Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City ride on one on her vacation.

Andy_H:  Barf! Come on, those things are smelly, grumpy, precarious, just disgusting beasts. First of all, who has humps?

Dominique:  Camels do. They’re such majestic and noble animals! I mean, come on, they’re so pretty.

Andy_H:  And stinky. And awkward. I mean, come on. If I wanted to like, you know, have that kind of experience, I would jump into a garbage can and wiggle around a little bit.

Dominique:  Hold on, are you telling me you don’t have a bucket list? And are you saying riding a camel is not on your bucket list?

Andy_H:  No! It’s not on my bucket list. Why would I want to put myself through that kind of agony?

Dominique:  To say that you did! You experienced a camel!

Andy_H:  And I don’t care! I like to have my animals be not humpy, not stinky, and not spitting all over the place. And also not walking at a snail’s pace! I mean, come on, give me a horse, a cheetah, or a whatever.

Dominique:  Oh my gosh! You’re so judgy!

Quiz 测验

  1. Which sentence is true?

  2. Andy hates camels because they are __.

  3. Being on holiday is being on __.

  4. Fill in the Blank: The __ animals are a wonderful part of our world.