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The Power of Reading

Shari

Okay, are you ready? I hope so. Big smile. Deep breath. Move that body. Feeling good. You're a fantastic English learner. Are you ready? Are you ready? Let's do some English here. Mini-story for "The Power of Reading."

:: Mini-Story

There was a monkey. The monkey's name was Filbert. Filbert liked to shoot mosquitoes (y'know, bzzzz), he liked to shoot mosquitoes with his gun. Filbert liked to shoot mosquitoes (y'know, bzzzz), he liked to shoot mosquitoes with his gun. He had competence with a rifle. A rifle is a big, long gun. Because, in fact, shooting mosquitoes is very demanding.

But Filbert the monkey practiced shooting mosquitoes every day. He practiced in the morning, pow, pow, pow. He practiced in the afternoon, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow. He practiced in the evening, pow-pow, pow-pow. And he practiced at night, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow. It was very demanding. It was very tough. But he did it every day. He practiced with his rifle. Shooting mosquitoes every single day, every morning, every afternoon, every evening, every night. Filbert practiced shooting mosquitoes. It was demanding. It was tough.

He would read books and shoot mosquitoes at the same time. So he's reading a book and shooting, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow. Filbert read books about philosophy. He read books about religion and philosophy. He read Plato and Aristotle. He read books about Buddhism. He read books by the Dalai Lama of Tibet. In fact, the Dalai Lama was his favorite writer.

Now because he read so many books by the Dalai Lama he subconsciously learned the Dalai Lama's philosophy. Now of course the Dalai Lama's philosophy is very peaceful. The Dalai Lama does not like killing. He's a peaceful man.

So there was a problem. He was shooting mosquitoes and killing them every day but he subconsciously learned the Dalai Lama's philosophy. Oh no, oh no. And so one day Filbert decided to never kill again. He said "I will never kill another mosquito." Filbert became a peaceful monkey. He threw his gun into the river. So Filbert never killed again. He became a peaceful, loving, wonderful monkey.

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Alright, good. Well, I hope you're feeling peaceful and loving right now and I hope you're feeling happy and I hope you're smiling. And if you're not, do it now! Deep breath, big smile, shoulders back, chest up. Feel great. You are learning English. It's a great day. You're feeling wonderful. See you next time.

Okay, I will see you next time.

:: Audio and Text Materials

Main audio:
https://youtu.be/4PBXkeC6BkU

Vocabulary:
https://youtu.be/b86E2NLha7o

Mini-Story:
https://youtu.be/4FZObW5Rpmo

Point-of-View:
https://youtu.be/UBn_ablsDtk

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