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Persistence VIP – Mini Story
Hello, this is A.J. and welcome to this month’s Mini Story. Let’s get started.
There was a cat named Socrates.
What was the cat’s name?
The cat’s name was Socrates.
Was his name Phillip or was his name Socrates?
His name was Socrates.
What was Socrates?
Socrates was a cat and Socrates had a dream. Socrates wanted to win a World Kissing Championship. He wanted to win the World Kissing Championship, and so he practiced every day. He trained every day.
What did Socrates want to win?
The World Kissing Championship, which they have every year.
Did he want to win the World Series, the baseball championship?
No, he didn’t want to win the World Series.
What did he want to win?
The World Kissing Championship.
So, what did he do every day?
Every day he trained and he practiced. He trained and he practiced every day.
Was Socrates a human?
No, Socrates was not a human. Socrates was a cat.
How did Socrates train for the kissing championship? Every day first he did lip pushups to make his lips strong.
What did he do every day to make his lips strong?
Lip pushups. He did lip pushups every day to make his lips strong.
Why did he do lip pushups every day?
To make his lips strong.
What is a lip pushup? You know a regular pushup when for exercise you lie on the floor with your hands on the floor, and then you push up your body. Socrates would lie on the floor on his lips, and then he would use his lips to push up his whole body.
What kind of pushups did Socrates do each day?
Socrates did lip pushups every day.
Why did Socrates do lip pushups every day?
To make his lips stronger.
Why did Socrates want to make his lips stronger?
So that he would be a better kisser, so that he would be a stronger kisser and would win the World Kissing Championship.
Every day Socrates did lip pushups. In the beginning, he could only do five lip pushups, but he continued to train and train and train and practice, practice, practice every day. Then after a few months, he could do 10. After a few more months, he could do 20. After a few more months, he got up to 50 lip pushups and then a few weeks later, 57. So, he trained and he trained.
How many pushups did he eventually do with his lips?
Fifty-seven. He eventually got up to – reached 57 lip pushups. Very strong lips.
What else did Socrates do each day to train and practice and prepare? Well, every day Socrates the cat got a lip massage. Every day he paid for a professional lip massage.
What kind of massage did he pay for?
A professional one. A professional lip massage.
Every day he paid someone to massage his lips and rub his lips so they would be nice and soft.
Why did Socrates get a lip massage every day?
To make his little cat lips nice and soft.
Did he want his lips to be hard?
No, hard lips are not good for kissing. He wanted his lips to be soft, strong but soft.
How did he make his lips strong?
By doing lots of lip pushups.
How did he make his lips soft?
By getting a lip massage every day.
But that’s not all. Each day Socrates rubbed his lips with coconut oil.
What did he rub his lips with?
He rubbed his lips with coconut oil every single day.
Why did he rub his lips with coconut oil?
To make them nice and smooth.
Why did he rub coconut oil on his lips every day?
To make his lips smooth, nice and smooth.
Why did he get a lip massage every day?
To make his lips soft.
Why did he do lip pushups every day?
To make his lips strong.
What kind of lips did Socrates develop?
He developed strong, soft, smooth lips.
So, he trained and he trained and he trained and he got his massages every day.
He put on coconut oil and rubbed it on his lips every day, and finally there was the first kissing competition – the Regional Championship. He had to first win the Regional Championship in North Dakota. North Dakota is a state in the United States.
Where was the Regional Championship, the Regional Kissing Championship?
The Regional Kissing Championship was in North Dakota, in the north middle part of the United States.
Where did Socrates the cat go?
He went to North Dakota.
Why did he go to North Dakota?
To enter the Regional Kissing Championship.
He entered the championships and he had to of course kiss a beautiful woman, and the beautiful woman judged all of the contestants. A contestant is someone who enters a contest.
Was Socrates a contestant in the kissing championship, the kissing contest?
Yes, Socrates was a contestant.
How many contestants were there in total? There were 20,008. There were 20,008 contestants entered in the Regional Kissing Championship. So, Socrates waited and waited for his turn. Finally it was his chance to kiss the woman. He came up to the woman with his strong, soft, smooth lips and he kissed her. Then he looked in her eyes and she said, blah! Your breath smells like fish! Oh no.
What kind of breath did Socrates have?
Socrates had fish breath. Oh no.
Did Socrates have onion breath?
No, he didn’t have onion breath.
Did his breath smell like garlic?
No, Socrates didn’t have garlic breath.
What kind of breath did Socrates have?
Fish breath. Socrates had fish breath.
What did his breath smell like?
Fish. His breath smelled like fish.
Did the beautiful woman like kissing Socrates?
No, she didn’t.
Why not? Why didn’t she like kissing Socrates?
She didn’t like kissing Socrates because he had fish breath.
Who had fish breath, the woman or Socrates?
Socrates the cat had fish breath.
Did he win the Regional Kissing Championship? No, he lost and he went home and he cried and he cried. He was ready to quit but then he decided that winners never quit, so Socrates started to train again and he added one more thing.
Every day he brushed his teeth with mint-flavored toothpaste, extra strength.
Every day he continued to do lip pushups, and every day he continued to rub his lips with coconut oil, and every day he continued to get a lip massage. In addition, every day he also brushed his teeth with extra strength mint toothpaste.
What did he use to brush his teeth with?
Extra strength mint toothpaste.
Every day he brushed his teeth, brushed his teeth, brushed his teeth and his teeth became more and more clean. His breath became better, so he went to another competition. He couldn’t go the same one again. He had to wait. There was one in Florida and he went to Florida.
He drove all the way from North Dakota down to Florida and he entered another regional competition. He waited and he waited and he waited for his turn, and then finally he came and he kissed the beautiful woman. She said hmm, pretty good. Then he had to wait and sit and wait and sit and wait for the results. They announced the winner and it was not Socrates.
Did Socrates win the Florida competition?
No, Socrates the cat did not win the Florida kissing competition.
Was he a contestant in the Florida competition?
Yes, he was a contestant.
He entered it but he did not win. He got second place.
Did he get first place or second place?
Socrates got second place in the Florida competition.
Was he happy with second place? In fact yes he was. He was very happy because the top two winners, the top two places could go to the World Championships.
Could he enter the World Kissing Championship?
Yes, he could. He could enter the World Kissing Championship because he got second place in the Florida competition.
Where were the World Championships? The World Championships were in Helsinki, Finland. So, he had to get a plane ticket and fly all the way to Helsinki.
Of course he continued to train, and to get even better he added lip yoga to his training. Every day he stretched his mouth and he stretched his lips so they would be very flexible.
What did he add to his training routine?
He added daily lip yoga.
Did he continue to rub coconut oil on his lips?
Yes, he continued to rub coconut oil on his lips.
Did he continue to do lip pushups?
Yes, he continued to do lip pushups.
Did he continue to get lip massages?
Of course he did.
Of course, yes, definitely he continued to get lip massages but he added what?
He added lip yoga to his training routine.
Finally the day came in Helsinki and one by one the contestants kissed the beautiful Finnish girl who was the judge, one by one by one. Finally it was his turn. He walked up to the girl and he kissed her. She said oh very nice.
Unfortunately, as he was taking his lips away, he tripped and fell and knocked down the girl.
What did he do?
As he was pulling away from the girl, he tripped, he fell down and as he fell he knocked down the girl.
They both fell down together. The girl said oooh! How did he feel? Of course he felt terrible. He said I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. The girl said it’s okay.
The girl was okay. She stood up and then she continued judging the kissing contest. Finally the time came to choose the World Champion of Kissing. When they announced the winner, it was not Socrates. Oh no, poor Socrates.
Did Socrates win the World Kissing Championship?
No, he didn’t. He did not win the World Kissing Championship.
Probably because he knocked down the judge, the girl.
Did he knock her down accidentally or on purpose?
Not on purpose. He didn’t want to knock her down. It was an accident. He accidentally knocked her down.
Because of this, he did not win the World Kissing Championship. Poor Socrates.
All that training and practice. So, he had to go back home. Before he did, he went to the girl again and apologized to her. He said I’m so sorry. I’m sorry I knocked you down.
She was very nice and she talked to him more. In fact they started to talk more and more, longer and longer, and he realized that he liked this girl and she really liked him.
She liked cats and she liked him especially. They talked and talked for hours and hours. In fact they talked all night long, and he stayed in Helsinki and they began to date. Then after months and months and months, they got married. So, even though he lost the World Kissing Championship, he got a great girl in the end.
That is the end of our story. See you next time. Bye-bye.
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