In this lesson you will learn following phrases. Click the image to hear pronunciation.

to give

to pass something to someone

to lie

to say something that is not true

excuse

to give a reason for not doing something

frustrated

to feel annoyed that you cannot change something

problem

a situation that can cause stress or worry

homework

work given to students from a teacher to be completed at home

to lie

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to say something that is not true

excuse

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to give a reason for not doing something

to give

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to pass something to someone

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The Dog and the Homework

The Dog and the Homework

Luke has a problem, a big problem.

Luke's dog likes to eat his homework.

And today, like other days, Luke's dog eats his homework.

Luke knows his teacher thinks he is lying.

This is the third time that Luke's dog eats his homework.

Luke goes to school.

He tries to explain to his teacher.

But his teacher thinks he is lying.

The teacher tells Luke that he needs to do extra homework now.

The teacher gives Luke lots of homework.

More homework than his friends.

Luke tells the teacher again.

Again, his teacher thinks he is lying.

Everyone thinks that this is an excuse.

Luke is so frustrated.

No one believes him and he cannot convince them.

For the next week, Luke does all the homework ready for Monday.

On Monday, before school, Luke walks into the kitchen.

His dog is eating his homework.

Luke cries in frustration.

Luke tells his mum and asks her to speak to his teacher.

Luke knows that his teacher believes his mum.

This is important vocabulary from the previous section. Play the sounds and practice pronunciation.

  • problem a situation that can cause stress or worry
  • to lie to say something that is not true
  • excuse to give a reason for not doing something
  • to convince to try and persuade someone to believe what you are saying is true
  • homework work given to students from a teacher to be completed at home
  • to give to pass something to someone
  • frustrated to feel annoyed that you cannot change something
  • kitchen the room in the house where food is prepared and cooked

Drag and drop words and expressions to their correct translations.

the room in the house where food is prepared and cooked

work given to students from a teacher to be completed at home

a situation that can cause stress or worry

to feel annoyed that you cannot change something

to say something that is not true

homework to lie frustrated problem kitchen
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