An Orangutan

A story about a boy named Adam who helps a hurt orangutan.

An Orangutan
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An Orangutan
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Adam was a young boy who lived in an apartment in Africa. He had always been fascinated by animals and had a special ability to connect with them. One day, while walking across the street to his friend’s house, he saw a hurt wild orangutan. Adam wanted to help the orangutan but he knew that he couldn’t adopt it because he lived in an apartment.

Adam told his parents about the orangutan and they decided to help him find a good home for it. They gave the orangutan some food and brought it to an animal hospital.

But little did Adam and his family know that the orangutan was not just any ordinary animal. It was actually an elf in disguise! The elf had been on a mission to find kind-hearted humans who would help him in his time of need. And Adam and his family had passed the test with flying colors.

As a reward for their kindness, the elf revealed his true identity to Adam and his family. He used his magic powers to grant them each a wish. Adam wished for a treehouse in the backyard of their apartment building where he could play with his friends. His parents wished for a vacation to a tropical island.

The elf granted their wishes and Adam and his family were overjoyed. They thanked the elf for his kindness and promised to always help animals in need. The elf returned to his magical world, but not before leaving Adam and his family with a special gift - a magical amulet that would protect them on all their adventures.

Apartment: living space in a building Fascinated: very interested or attracted Ability: power or skill to do something Orangutan: large ape with reddish-brown hair Adopt: take in and raise as family Animal hospital: place for treating sick animals Elf: mythical creature with magical powers Disguise: something that hides appearance Mission: important task or job Kind: warm and gentle, nice Reward: something given for good behavior Magic powers: supernatural abilities Treehouse: small house built in a tree Tropical island: warm island with beautiful beaches Amulet: charm to protect against danger.
Cloze Exercise Adam was a young boy who lived in an *apartment* in Africa. He had always been fascinated by animals and had a special ability to connect with them. One day, while walking across the street to his friend’s house, he saw a hurt wild orangutan. Adam wanted to help the orangutan but he knew that he couldn’t adopt it because he lived in an apartment. Adam told his parents about the orangutan and they decided to help him find a good home for it. They gave the orangutan some food and brought it to an animal *hospital*. But little did Adam and his family know that the orangutan was not just any ordinary animal. It was actually an elf in disguise! The elf had been on a mission to *find* kind-hearted humans who would help him in his time of need. And Adam and his family had passed the *test* with flying colors. As a reward for their kindness, the elf revealed his true identity to Adam and his family. He used his *magic* powers to grant them each a wish. Adam wished for a treehouse in the backyard of their apartment building where he could play with his friends. His parents wished for a vacation to a tropical island. The elf granted their wishes and Adam and his family were overjoyed. They thanked the elf for his kindness and promised to always help animals in need. The elf returned to his magical world, but not before leaving Adam and his family with a special gift - a magical *amulet* that would protect them on all their adventures.

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