Komodo Dragon (Part 1 - L2)

Komodo Dragon (Part 1 - L2)
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Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jack who loved animals. He had a dog, a cat, and a hamster, but he wanted something more exciting. One day, he saw a picture of a Komodo dragon in a book, and he was fascinated. He begged his mom to let him have one as a pet, but she said no. She explained that Komodo dragons were dangerous and not suitable as pets. Jack was disappointed, but he didn't give up. He started doing research on Komodo dragons, hoping to convince his mom that they could make great pets.

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Translation Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jack who loved animals. He had a dog, a cat, and a hamster, but he wanted something more exciting. One day, he saw a picture of a Komodo dragon in a book, and he was fascinated. He begged his mom to let him have one as a pet, but she said no. She explained that Komodo dragons were dangerous and not suitable as pets. Jack was disappointed, but he didn't give up. He started doing research on Komodo dragons, hoping to convince his mom that they could make great pets.
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Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jack who loved animals. He had a dog, a cat, and a hamster, but he wanted something more exciting. One day, he saw a picture of a Komodo dragon in a book, and he was fascinated. He begged his mom to let him have one as a pet, but she said no. She explained that Komodo dragons were dangerous and not suitable as pets. Jack was disappointed, but he didn't give up. He started doing research on Komodo dragons, hoping to convince his mom that they could make great pets.
Cloze Exercise Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jack who loved *animals*. He had a dog, a cat, and a hamster, but he wanted something more exciting. One day, he saw a picture of a Komodo *dragon* in a book, and he was fascinated. He *begged* his mom to let him have one as a pet, but she said no. She explained that Komodo dragons were *dangerous* and not suitable as pets. Jack was *disappointed*, but he didn't give up. He started doing *research* on Komodo dragons, hoping to *convince* his mom that they could make great pets.
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Once Upon Time Boy Named Jack Loved Animals Dog Cat Hamster Wanted Something More Exciting Day Picture Komodo dragon Book Fascinated Begged Mom Let Pet
Matching Game Once Upon Time Boy Named Jack Loved Animals Dog Cat Hamster Wanted Something More Exciting Day Picture Komodo dragon Book Fascinated Begged Mom Let Pet
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