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  • Simple Present: Charlotte's Riding Lesson (Read + Speak)

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    • Simple present
    • Action verb
    • Be verb
    • Object
    • Object pronoun
    • Horse

    Simple present Action verb Be verb Object Object pronoun Horse

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Charlotte's Riding Lesson

Charlotte looking at the horse

Charlotte rides a horse for the first time. But, she finds trouble.

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Charlotte Rides a Horse

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Charlotte is [vocab word=afraid]afraid[/vocab]. Charlotte sees a big [vocab word=horse]horse[/vocab]. The horse has a name: Rocky.

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The horse makes a [vocab word=noise]noise[/vocab], and Charlotte jumps. The riding teacher says, "Don't [vocab word=worry]worry[/vocab]! Rocky is a [vocab word=gentle]gentle[/vocab] horse." Charlotte looks at Rocky. The teacher [vocab word=pet]pets[/vocab] Rocky on the [vocab word=nose]nose[/vocab]. Rocky does not [vocab word=move]move[/vocab].

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"Maybe, next time ... " Charlotte thinks. But the teacher [vocab word=push]pushes[/vocab] Charlotte toward the horse. "Ride the horse," the teacher says. Charlotte is [vocab word=nervous]nervous[/vocab] but she rides the horse.

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The horse [vocab word=stand]stands[/vocab] still. It does not move. Charlotte kicks Rocky and says, "Move." But Rocky does not move.

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Charlotte [vocab word=hit]hits[/vocab] Rocky on the head and says, "Move." But Rocky does not move.

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Charlotte [vocab word=yell]yells[/vocab], "Move!" But Rocky does not move.

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"Maybe, he's [vocab word=dead]dead[/vocab] ..." Charlotte says. The teacher only [vocab word=laugh]laughs[/vocab].

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The lesson is almost over. "Maybe, you are tired." Charlotte taps Rocky's behind.

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Suddenly, Rocky walks. "Wow!" Charlotte yelled. Charlotte [vocab word=grab]grabs[/vocab] his neck. Then, Rocky trots.

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The teacher [vocab word=smile]smiles[/vocab] and says, "Rocky is a [vocab word=lazy]lazy[/vocab] horse. Normally, he doesn't even walk. He really likes you, Charlotte!"

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Charlotte's Riding Lesson

Charlotte looking at the horse

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Charlotte Rides a Horse

Paragraph 1 Listen

Charlotte is [vocab word=afraid]afraid[/vocab]. Charlotte sees a big [vocab word=horse]horse[/vocab]. The horse has a name: Rocky.

Paragraph 2 Listen

The horse makes a [vocab word=noise]noise[/vocab], and Charlotte jumps. The riding teacher says, "Don't [vocab word=worry]worry[/vocab]! Rocky is a [vocab word=gentle]gentle[/vocab] horse." Charlotte looks at Rocky. The teacher [vocab word=pet]pets[/vocab] Rocky on the [vocab word=nose]nose[/vocab]. Rocky does not [vocab word=move]move[/vocab].

Paragraph 3 Listen

"Maybe, next time ... " Charlotte thinks. But the teacher [vocab word=push]pushes[/vocab] Charlotte toward the horse. "Ride the horse," the teacher says. Charlotte is [vocab word=nervous]nervous[/vocab] but she rides the horse.

Paragraph 4 Listen

The horse [vocab word=stand]stands[/vocab] still. It does not move. Charlotte kicks Rocky and says, "Move." But Rocky does not move.

Paragraph 5 Listen

Charlotte [vocab word=hit]hits[/vocab] Rocky on the head and says, "Move." But Rocky does not move.

Paragraph 6 Listen

Charlotte [vocab word=yell]yells[/vocab], "Move!" But Rocky does not move.

Paragraph 7 Listen

"Maybe, he's [vocab word=dead]dead[/vocab] ..." Charlotte says. The teacher only [vocab word=laugh]laughs[/vocab].

Paragraph 8 Listen

The lesson is almost over. "Maybe, you are tired." Charlotte taps Rocky's behind.

Paragraph 9 Listen

Suddenly, Rocky walks. "Wow!" Charlotte yelled. Charlotte [vocab word=grab]grabs[/vocab] his neck. Then, Rocky trots.

Paragraph 10 Listen

The teacher [vocab word=smile]smiles[/vocab] and says, "Rocky is a [vocab word=lazy]lazy[/vocab] horse. Normally, he doesn't even walk. He really likes you, Charlotte!"

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