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Text 2. A Rescued Dog

1. Answer the questions.

1. Do you/your friends have a pet?

2. Have you/they ever lost it?

3. Who helped you/them find the pet?

Vocabulary Notes

v рушити з місця

n (тут) винуватець

v вмовляти

v мчати стрілою

phr неправильні спрямування

adj знавіснілий

adj недоречний

n (ам.) песик дворняжка

n жарт, витівка

phr дати попереджувальний звуковий сигнал v рятувати

Reading File

A Rescued Dog

My parents and I were driving down Macadam Ave in Portland OR in September 1996. We were on our way from Lake Oswego to Portland one night at about 10 o’clock. We were almost to the edge of Lake Oswego when the traffic in front of us stopped suddenly. I was in the passenger seat, and all I could see was something in the middle of the street, which for some reason, I assumed was a cardboard1 box. As we started to pass by, the ‘box’ stood up and started darting through the traffic.

Once I realized it was a dog who had been hit by a car, my dad stopped our car, I got out and started moving the dog off the road. Another car pulled off the road and called the Lake Oswego police to come and help rescue the animal. I was finally able to get this very scared and frantic dog off the road, and to sit and stay in one place (wedged between the highway and a railroad track). The small, blonde pooch was too afraid to let us come near him, so we just sat near him and tried to calm him down with our voices.

After about 30 minutes of sitting there alongside the busy road, a train approached, and seeing us sitting not more than six feet from the tracks, released the horn over and over and over again to warn us away. VERY fortunately, the dog didn’t budge. After another 30 minutes, with no sign of the police, I was able to get a nearby gas station to buy a bottle of water and a dog biscuit to our cause. We finally coaxed the dog into the back of our car and we took him home.

1 Cardboard adj - картонний.

We found a name and a phone number on his dog tag and phoned the owner. A woman answered the phone, we told her we found her dog, and she proceeded to ask us all sorts of seemingly irrelevant questions. She finally told us that the dog had been missing for two weeks and had travelled from deep in Southeast Portland (on the other side of the river!). Her husband had been up almost every night for the last two weeks searching and searching for the dog. Several prank phone callers had called with false leads, thinking it was a pretty funny joke to get the owner to jump in his car and drive several miles just to find his dog nowhere in sight. She was able to contact her husband and within 10 min his car pulled up in front of our house.

‘Peanut’, as we later learned was the dog’s name, was still sitting in the back of our car and his owner parked right behind us. As soon as he saw his dog, his head fell to his hands and he started crying uncontrollably. Peanut recognized the car and immediately began to jump up and down. They were obviously both VERY happy to see each other again after two weeks.

About a week later we received a card in the mail from Peanut, complete with a picture and a really nice note, thanking us for saving him and reuniting him with his dad - Peanut’s injuries from the car that hit him were very minor.

It still makes me really happy to think about that story.

Building Up Vocabulary

2. Match the words and word combinations (1-8) with their definitions (a-h).

1. To rescue

a) to be put or squeezed tightly into a narrow space, so that it cannot move easily;

2. A railroad track

b) to bring two or more people/friends together again after they have been separated for a long time;

3. To approach

c) a small piece of paper or plastic attached to a dog collar to give information about it;

4. To be wedged

d) to save somebody or something from a dangerous or harmful situation;

5. A dog tag

e) harm done to a person’s or animal’s body, for example, in an accident;

6. To calm down

f) rails that the train moves along;

7. An injury

g) to come near to somebody or something;

8. To reunite

h) to make somebody become quiet and more relaxed, especially after strong emotion or excitement.

3. Choose the correct words from the text to complete the sentences.

1. As we started to pass by, the ‘box’ stood up and started …. through the traffic.

2. The small, blonde pooch was too afraid to let us come near him, so we just sat near him and tried …. with our voices.

3. A train …. , and seeing us sitting not more than six feet from the tracks, …. again to warn us away.

4. We found a name and a phone number on his ….. and phoned the owner.

5. A woman answered the phone, we told her we found her dog, and she proceeded to ask us all sorts of seemingly …. questions.

6. Several …. phone callers had called with false ….. .

7. About a week later we received a card in the mail from Peanut, thanking us for saving him and …. him with his dad.

8. Peanut’s …. from the car that hit him were very minor.

4. Find the words in the story to talk about:

• the way from Lake Oswego to Portland;

• an accident with the dog;

• the dog’s behaviour;

• a conversation with the dog owner;

• the owner’s search for the dog;

• the mail from Peanut.

Comprehension Check

1. Work in pairs. Discuss the questions.

1. What happened to a boy and his parents on the way to Portland OR in September 1996?

2. How did they try to help the dog?

3. Where did the people phone?

4. What did the woman who answered the phone tell them?

5. Who came to take the dog back home?

6. Was the dog happy to see his owner?

7. What did the boy and his parents receive about a week later?

6. Choose the correct item to complete the sentences:

1. We were on our way …. one night at about 10 o’clock.

a) from Lake Michigan to Detroit

b) from Lake Oswego to Portland

c) from Lake Ontario to New York

2. I realized it was …. .

a) a cat who had been lost

b) a squirrel who had run on the road

c) a dog who had been hit by a car

3. The small, blonde pooch was too afraid to let us come near him, so we just sat near him and …. .

a) started playing with him

b) watched him

c) tried to calm him down with our voices

4. After about 30 minutes of sitting there alongside the busy road, …. , and released the horn over and over and over again to warn us away.

a) the police arrived

b) a train approached

c) a car stopped

5. We finally coaxed the dog into the back of our car and we …. .

a) took him home

b) brought him to a vet

c) drove away

6. The dog had been missing for and had travelled from deep in Southeast Portland.

a) a month

b) two weeks

c) some days

7. Peanut …. and immediately began to jump up and down.

a) aw the police

b) saw the other dogs

c) recognized the car

8. As soon as the owner saw his dog, his head fell to his hands and he started …. .

a) talking to his dog

b) crying uncontrollably

c) laughing

Reading and Thinking

7. Complete the statement.

The text is about …. .

a) the accident on the road

b) the rescue of the dog

c) the way from Lake Oswego to Portland

8. Number the events in order they happen in the story.

A. About a week later we received a card in the mail from Peanut, complete with a picture and a really nice note.

B. Peanut recognized the car and immediately began to jump up and down.

C. We were almost to the edge of Lake Oswego when the traffic in front of us stopped suddenly.

D. We found a name and a phone number on his dog tag and phoned the owner.

9. Read and say if the statements are true or false.

1. My parents and I were driving down Macadam Ave in Portland OR in September 1996.

2. I was in the passenger seat, and all I could see was another car in the middle of the street.

3. Once I realized it was a dog who had been hit by a car, my dad called the police.

4. I was finally able to get this very scared and frantic dog off the road, and to sit and stay in one place.

5. The small, blonde pooch seemed to be very happy that we were near him.

6. We found a name and a phone number on his dog tag and phoned the owner.

7. ‘Peanut’, as we later learned was the dog’s name, was running around our car when his owner parked right behind us.

8. The dog and his master were obviously both VERY happy to see each other again after two weeks.

10. Say how a boy and his parents helped the dog who had been hit by a car.

11. Complete the sentences given below.

1. The traffic in the street stopped suddenly because …. .

2. The train released the horn over and over and over again because …. .

3. When the woman and her husband phoned the owner of the dog, she told that …. .

Discussing the Story

12. Say why the dog didn’t let anybody come near him.

13. Say why the dog’s owner started crying uncontrollably when he saw his dog.

Speaking File

14. Imagine that you have found a lost dog (cat) in the street. Tell your classmates what you are going to do to help the animal.

15. Read, complete and act out a dialogue.

- Hello, …. !

- Hi, ….. !

- Have you heard that …. (name) has found an injured …. (animal) in the street?

- Really? When did it happen?

- What was wrong with the animal?

- It laid beside the road and looked miserable, it couldn’t move.

- Poor thing! How did …. help this ….. (animal)?

- First of all, he (she) took the …. to a vet, where it was examined well. It was in a state of shock and one of its paws was broken.

- Did …. take the …. home?

- Yes, sure. Then …. found a name and a telephone number on the …. tag and phoned the owner. In half an hour …. came to take ….. back home. He told that …. . He was very grateful for …. .

- As the saying goes, ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’. We know now that …. (name) is the friend you can rely on.

Writing File

16. Make up your own story about saving an animal. Use the questions below as a plan.

1. What were you doing that day?

2. Where did you see an animal?

3. What was wrong with it?

4. How did you help it?

5. What conclusion can you make out of this story?





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