Bug on the Butter

A short conversation and poem to practice the vowel sound / ʌ /.

Bug on the Butter
Photo by Will Montague / Unsplash
Bug Butter

Child 1: Look! There's a bug on the butter!
Child 2: It's a ladybug! Ladybugs are good. They eat bad bugs.
Child 1: But it's on the butter! I don't want to eat butter with a bug on it.
Child 2: We can blow the bug off the butter.
Child 1: Good idea! Let's do that.
Child 2: Blow, blow, blow! There! The bug is gone!
Child 1: Yay! Now we can eat the butter.
Child 2: And we're better off without the bug!


A cute yellow ladybug,
In a bunch of green,
A puddle nearby,
Reflecting the serene.

The ladybug crawls,
Its spots bright and bold,
A tiny creature,
With a story to be told.

beg bed butter better rest rust ten ton
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Beginners: My strategy is to first read the translation while listening to the audio. Then I listen to each sentence individually. After that, I practice saying the vocabulary words out loud. Finally, I listen to the whole text again without reading the translation. I don't try to remember or understand everything. I just let the language sink in as I gain more exposure. (Videos about Comprehensible Input)

Intermediate Learners: To gain some speaking practice, try opening the translation in your native language and then translate it back into the language you're learning. If you encounter any difficulties, you can refer to the transcripts.

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