Topics: American Presidents – Calvin Coolidge; further versus furthermore versus more; resilience versus resistance; You can say that again.
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All animals eventually die, even your pets. Learn how to deal with it in this episode.
Slow dialog: 1:34
Fast dialog: 15:47
Dad: Honey, I have some bad news for you. Fluffy has gone to the other side.
Sarah: You mean she’s out of her cage again? I’ll go and try to find her.
Dad: No, you don’t understand. Fluffy passed away in the night.
Sarah: Oh, she died! That’s too bad, but she was getting up there in years.
Dad: Yes, but she didn’t die a natural death. She was run over by the neighbor’s car.
Sarah: You mean she was flattened? Cool!
Dad: Well, I wouldn’t put it that way, but I understand if you’re in shock. I guess people show grief in different ways...
Sarah: Fluffy went out with a bang. That’s the way she would have wanted to go.
Dad: I’d like to think of her as being in heaven and she’s gone to meet her maker.
Sarah: I don’t think there’s an afterlife for animals, Dad. It’s all just a part of the circle of life.
Dad: Okay. I thought we could have a funeral for her so we can pay our respects.
Sarah: Is that really necessary?
Dad: I’d thought you’d want one. She was your pet after all.
Sarah: No, let’s just bury her in the backyard.
Dad: And who said that the youth of today is cynical?
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
Inez Sharp describes the contents in the June 2015 issue of Spotlight magazine.
Get your students to invent a life story for an opera singer.
In June in our workbook, Spotlight plus: Making requests by e-mail, crime and punishment and Toronto. Practice makes perfect! Practise with plus!
Sweet and tender Dungeness crab
Green Light is our booklet in easy English to help you refresh the basics. It's free inside every issue of Spotlight magazine. In June: luggage, "should", and bush taxis.