Короткий рассказ и министори от A. J. Hoge первый уровень.
There is a little pig. The pig wants to be a baseball player. Everyday, he practices baseball. He
a baseball. He wants to be a big hitter
After 10 years of practice, the pig decides to try out for
the New York Yankees— the most
famous baseball team
in America. He takes a direct flight
to New York, then rents a car and drives to Yankee Stadium
He tries out
for the Yankees, but the
him. The Yankees’ manager says, «I’m sorry. You are an amazing
baseball player, but we can’t let a
The pig is very unhappy. He goes home and cries
everyday. Finally, his friend says to him,
» Come on, get a grip!
Stop crying and try again with another team.»
The pig listens to his friend. He stops crying. He practices baseball everyday.
One day, he is reading the newspaper and he finds out
that the San Francisco Giants
baseball players. The pig immediately flies
to San Francisco.
He tries out for the Giants. The Giants are very impressed with
the pig. The manager says,
«Wow, you are the best hitter I have ever seen». The Giants hire
the pig and pay him 2 dollars.
In his first game, the pig hits 5 home runs
! Everyone in San Francisco loves the pig! The
Giants give him a big raise.
They pay him 540 million dollars!
The pig is rich, famous, and happy.
big hitter: someone who can hit a baseball very far (ie. a strong hitter)
to try out (for): to try to get a job (usually used in sports or other performance jobs)
direct flight: a flight with no stops, (an airplane trip with no stops)
to reject: to say «no» to, to refuse
«come on»: (idiom) «hurry», «do (something) now»— (always used as a command)
get a grip: control your emotions, calm down (be calm), control yourself
to find out: to learn, to discover (new information)
impressed with: think (someone/something) is great
hitter: a person who hits
to hire: to give a job (to someone)
home run: the biggest hit in baseball, (idiom) a very big success
a raise: a pay increase, an increase in money (for a job)
other first level lessons:
bubbas food lessons
Day of the Dead
Cafe Puccini lesson