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Halloween night

wean is fun

my mom buys candy

my mom buys potato chips

my mom buys chocolate bars

it is for the trick-or-treaters

my mom buys me a costume

it is a ghost costume

I am going to be scary

my sister is going to dress up as a


she will have a wand

she will have a crown

she will look beautiful

my dad buys a pumpkin

it is going to be a jack-o'-lantern

we draw a face on the pumpkin

we carve the face with a knife

our jack-o'-lantern looks funny

we go trick-or-treating

we knock on the neighbor's door

we say trick-or-treat

our neighbors give us candy

we say thanks

we go to many houses

we go home

our parents check our candy

it's safe

we eat lots of candy

we don't feel very good

we go to bed

first snowfall

today is November 26th

it snowed all day today

the snow is beautiful

the snow finally stopped

my sister and I are excited

my mom doesn't like the snow

my mom has to shovel the driveway

my sister and I get to play

I put on my hat and mittens

my mom puts on my scarf

my mom's if my jacket

my sister puts on her hat and mittens

my mom puts on her scarf

my mom zippers her jacket

my sister and I go outside

we begin to make a snowman

my mom starts to shovel the snow

my sister and I make snow angels

my sister and I throw snowballs

it starts to snow again

we go inside for hot chocolate Christmas


Ben and Melissa are getting ready for


then and Melissa's house has lots of

lights on the roof

the lights are many colors

inside they listen to Christmas music

Ben and Melissa drink eggnog

eggnog tastes good

Ben and Melissa hang stockings on the


they string popcorn

Ben and Melissa put the popcorn string

on the Christmas tree

they put Christmas lights on the tree

they put tinsel on the tree

Ben and Melissa put ornaments on the


they put a star on top of the tree

they get ready for Santa Claus

they leave milk and cookies for Santa

Ben opens one present

melissa opens one present

they go to sleep

Ben and Melissa wake up early

they run downstairs

there are a lot of presents under our


they wake up their mom and dad

Ben and Melissa opened their presence

they love our presence

everyone cleans up the wrapping paper

it is time for breakfast

the leaves are changing colors

I see red maple leaves

I see orange maple leaves

I see yellow maple leaves

the leaves are beautiful

it is starting to get cold

the wind is strong

winter is coming

the leaves fall off the trees

on Saturday we will clean them up

the whole family helps

my dad gets the rake

my mom gets the garbage bags

my brother and I help too

we gather leaves with our hands

we make a big pile

my brother and I jump in the leaves

we make a big mess

our parents don't mind

our parents fill our coats with leaves

we look really big

everyone laughs

playtime is over

back to work

daily schedule

I wake up every morning at 7 o clock

I take a shower

I eat my breakfast

I usually have toast for cereal

I brush my teeth

I put on my clothes

I catch the school bus

I ride to school

in my class we have math and English

before recess

at recess time the girls skip or walk

around and talk

the boys play in the playground or play


after recess we have physical education

and geography

we eat lunch and then we play outside

when the bell rings we line up to go

back into the classroom

after lunch we have history and science

at recess we play ball again

some of the girls play ball too

in the winter we build snowmen

if it is too cold we stay indoors and

talk to each other

after recess we have music and health

we get out of school at 3:30

I sometimes walk home with my friends or

I take the bus

I have a snack and changed my clothes

when I get home

if it is raining I watch television

if it is nice outside I play with my


I have supper at 5:30

and some nights I help my mother to do

the dishes

after supper I do my homework

I wash my face and hands and brush my


I change into my pajamas

I go to bed at 9 o'clock there are many


some diseases are very deadly and some

are not so serious

most people catch a cold sometimes

a cold makes you cough and sneeze

cold can be passed on from person to


some people get the flu

with the flu you get chills and a fever

a fever is a high temperature

if you have the flu you will feel very


you have to stay home in bed

there are diseases that children get

the mumps make you have lumps in your


chicken pox and measles leave you with

red itchy dots on your skin

older people sometimes get arthritis

their bones get stiff and sore

there are people who get heart disease

in many cases a healthy lifestyle can

prevent heart disease

cancer can attack different parts of the


many smokers get lung cancer

some diseases are treated with pills or


other diseases need to be treated in the


sometimes doctors need to give you tests

to find out what kind of disease you


the doctor might have to do a blood test

or an x-ray to find out what is wrong

with you

most diseases can be cured by a doctor


in Canada we have many different days

that we celebrate

on the first day of January there is New

Year's Day

that is when we ring in the New Year and

say goodbye to the old ear

in February there is Valentine's Day

that is the day when you tell your

girlfriend or boyfriend that you love


you can buy them flowers or candy or

take them out to dinner

in March there is st. Patrick's Day

everyone pretends that they are Irish on

st. Patrick's Day

they all wear green

Easter comes in the spring

Easter is a religious holiday

some people celebrate by going to church

some people think that the Easter Bunny

comes and leaves chocolate eggs for them

in May there is Victoria day

we celebrate this day in honor of

England's Queen Victoria

there are fireworks on Victoria Day

July the first is Canada Day

in September there is Labor Day

this is the day that we honor the

working man or woman

in October there is Thanksgiving

we give thanks for all the things that

we are fortunate enough to have

we usually have a turkey dinner on

Thanksgiving Day

on the last day of October there is


the children dress up in costumes and go

from door to door collecting candies

Remembrance Day is in November

people wear red poppies and they

remember all the people that died for

their country

Christmas comes in December

Christmas is also a religious holiday

but many children believe that Santa

Claus arrives on Christmas Eve in a

sleigh pulled by reindeer

they believe that Santa Claus fills up

their stockings with toys and goodies

he gets in and out of people's houses

through their chimneys

we don't get off work or school for all

these days but many of them are holidays

from work and school


a house is divided into different rooms

in my house there is a living room

there is a couch two chairs a coffee

table and a television set in the living


in the kitchen there is a stove and a


there is also a sink and a dishwasher in

the kitchen

there is a kitchen table and chairs

we most of our meals at the kitchen


we have a dining room

there is a dining table and chairs in


there is a washroom or bathroom

there is a toilet sink and bathtub in

the bathroom

there is also a shower in the bathroom

we have three bedrooms

the bedrooms are upstairs

my brother's room my room and my parents

room all have beds in them

we also have dressers in our rooms

there are closets in all of the bedrooms

we keep our clothes in the closets

there is a basement in our house

we store things in the basement

there is a laundry room in the basement

there is a washing machine and a dryer

in the laundry room

this is where we wash and dry our


there is a garage attached to the house

we keep the car in the garage

you drive up the driveway and into the


we also have a front yard and a back


there is a vegetable garden in the


there are some flowers and a tree

planted in the front yard housework

there is always housework to do when you

live in a house

you have to wash the windows so that you

can see outside

the floors and the carpets need to be


the floors also need to be washed and

some of them need to be waxed

furniture has to be polished

the bathroom has to be kept clean

after you have a bath you need to clean

out the bathtub

laundry needs to be done regularly or

you will run out of clothes to wear

the clothes go into the washing machine

and then they have to be dried in the


sometimes we hang the clothes out on the

line to be dried

some of the clothes need to be ironed

you have to buy groceries and put them


meals need to be made

you can't let the dishes pile up in the


the dishes have to be washed and the

counters need to be wiped

the stove needs to be cleaned and

sometimes the refrigerator and the

cupboards need to be cleaned out

you can dust the furniture and sweep up

the dirt

you can make the beds

the beds have to be changed too

they need to have clean sheets put on


there are just so many things to do

household chores take up a lot of time

interests and hobbies

it is very rewarding to have different

interests and hobbies

some people like to play computer games

other people spend a lot of time

watching television

there are people who would rather watch


some people prefer more physical things

they would rather play a sport like

baseball hockey or basketball

some people do exercises at a gym or

they just go for walks

there are many ways to exercise they can

ride a bicycle or lift weights

there are people who like to collect


they can collect all kinds of different


you can collect stamps coins dolls

postcards movies rocks or posters

some people even collect bugs or leaves

some people are lucky enough to be able

to travel

you can travel to a nearby place or you

can travel far away to a different


there are people who like to listen to


people have different tastes in music

some people like rock music rap

classical music or folk music

there are many different types of music

some people would rather play music than

listen to it

you can play an instrument or you can


many people learn to play the guitar or

the piano

some people join bands or orchestras

there are people who like to read books

there are a lot of different hobbies

it depends on what you consider to be


you can have more than one hobby or


it is good to be interested in a lot of

different things


there are hundreds of different types of


most people like roses

roses grow on bushes and they smell


you have to be careful that you don't

prick your finger on a rose thorn

roses come in many colors

there are red pink yellow and white


in the spring tulips are in bloom

in Ottawa there are many tulips

some people go there just to see all the

tulips in the spring

forget-me-nots are also spring flowers

they are tiny and blue

lilies-of-the-valley look like white


where I live many of the trees have

blossoms on them in the springtime

the apple and cherry trees look

particularly beautiful when they are in


we have a Blossom Festival in my town

my neighbors like to plant geraniums

petunias and marigolds in the summer

some people plant sunflowers

sunflowers grow very tall

they have bright yellow petals

all of those flowers grow best in the


if your garden is shady you have to

plant different things

hostas grow well in a shady garden

chrysanthemums are fall flowers

chrysanthemums come in many colors also

there are purple yellow and white


flowers are good to give as gifts

women like to receive a dozen roses on

Valentine's Day

carnations also make a nice gift

they have a very sweet smell

many people give away lilies for Easter

poinsettias are very festive at


if someone goes to a dance they often

give their partner a flower to wear

sometimes a girl will get an orchid from

her date

if you go to a wedding you will probably

see a lot of flowers there

flowers help to make places beautiful


the brightfamily went camping on the


the bright family went to silent Lake

the bright family left on Friday

they camped for three days

the bright family brought a big tent

they brought a lot of food

they brought insect repellent

the bright family had a campfire on


they roasted marshmallows

they sang campfire songs

on Saturday they went canoeing

on saturday they went fishing

on Saturday they went swimming

they went hiking on Sunday

the bright family saw many birds

they saw Blue Jays

they saw hummingbirds

the bright family saw many animals

they saw a raccoon

they saw a squirrel

but they didn't see a bear

the brightfamily had a fun vacation

Joe is 18 years old

Joe works at McDonald's

Joe saves all his money

Joe has $2,500 in the bank

he wants to buy a sports car

Joe starts to look for a new car

Joe looks in the newspaper

Joe looks in magazines

Joe finds a car he likes

Joe goes to see the car with his dad

he really likes it

Joe doesn't have enough money

Joe's dad tells him to keep saving his


Joe wants this car a lot

Joe asks his dad to help him

Joe and his dad make a deal

Joe's dad will lend him the money

Joe must work hard

he must pay the money back to his dad

Joe is very happy

Joe owns his first car

learning how to drive

amy is 16 years old

she lives in a small town

amy is learning how to drive

Amy's dad is giving her lessons

Ami's dad's name is Howard

amy has had three lessons

Amy and her dad argued during Miles's

Amy's mom is giving her driving lessons

Ami's mom's name is Jane

Jane has given Amy a lesson

Jane has decided to stop giving Amy


Jane and Amy argue during the lessons


Amy's parents call a driving school

amy is going to get lessons from a


but classes cost $300 for ten lessons

lessons are very good

ami learns how to drive

amy gets her license marks big game

Mark's favorite sport is hockey

he is 15 years old

mark practices three times a week

practices are two hours long

mark plays one game a week

mark is a good hockey player

he plays on Friday nights

Friday night hockey games are popular

Mark's family watches him play

Mark's friends watch him play too

there are always many fans

tonight is the big game

coaches are coming to watch mark play

mark wants to play in the National

Hockey League

to make a lot of money

it is very hard to play in the NHL

Mark's parents want him to go to college

they want him to have an education

they want mark to be successful

they want mark to be happy


breakfast is very rushed at our house

my brothers and sisters and I have toast

or cereal

we also have orange juice

on weekends my mother makes bacon and

eggs for us

my father just has a cup of coffee for


my mother packs a lunch for all of us

we usually have a sandwich a piece of

fruit and a drink of juice or milk

my favorite sandwiches are egg salad

tuna roast beef and ham

my brother always wants peanut butter

and jam sandwiches

my mother sometimes packs a treat for us

today we had cookies with our lunch

at suppertime the family sits around the

table and talks about what they did all


my mother makes good suppers

we sometimes have spaghetti

my mother makes a roast of beef with

potatoes and vegetables quite often

she makes many different dishes out of


she makes soups or stews

she also makes casseroles

my brothers and sisters and I have milk

with our dinner

my parents sometimes have whined with

their dinner

sometimes we have salad before our


I set the table for my mother

I put all the forks the knives and


I also put out glasses and fill them

full of milk or water

for dessert we sometimes have ice cream

cake or pie

my mother says that it is better to have

fruit because it is better for you

tonight I ate a peach for dessert

my favorite fruits are apples peaches

plums and bananas

after supper my mother always has a cup

of tea with sugar and cream in it

after dinner I help my mother with the


usually she washes the dishes and I will

dry them international students

we have many international students at

my school

some of the students come from England

they speak English but they have an

accent that is different from a Canadian


many students are from Japan

they are learning our language and our


we have students from Germany Italy

China Korea and Iran

we try to make those students feel

welcome here

the students like to see what is here

they go sightseeing

they visit all the places that the

tourists like to go to

in Toronto are interesting places to


the students practice their English by

talking to Canadians

when they first get here we show them


they do many exercises to learn the


they listen to English songs

they read story books that are written

in English

they listen to English language tapes

the best way to learn the language is to

talk to other people

it is good to ask questions in English

Canadians try to be helpful to

international students

some of the international students live

with host families

the host families had the students

living in their homes

it is a good way for the host families

and the students to make friends

many of the international students stay

in contact with their friends and host

families even after they have gone back

to their homelands

the international students learn a lot

from their host families because they

eat Canadian foods and they learn what

it is like to live in a Canadian


Jennifer Smith is a firefighter

she is one of the first female


Jennifer works hard every day

Jennifer exercises every day

she lifts weights

she wants her muscles to be very strong

she saves people's lives everyday

she is very strong

Jennifer is married

her husband is a schoolteacher

Jennifer's husband is proud of her

Jennifer is a mother

she has two daughters

Jennifer's daughters are proud of her


Jennifer is happy being a firefighter

Jennifer is happy being a wife

Jennifer is happy being a mother

Jessica's first day of school

today is Jessica's first day of


Jessica and her parents walked to school

Jessica's mom walks with her to her


Jessica meets her teacher

his name is mr. Parker

the school bell rings at 8:45 a.m.

Jessica hugs and kisses her mom goodbye

Jessica's mom says I love you

at 9:00 a.m.

Jessica stands for the national anthem

mr. Parker calls out children's names

child yells back here

mr. Parker teaches them about letters

mr. Parker teaches them about numbers

at 10:15 a.m. the students have recess

recess is fun jobs

there are many different jobs that you

can choose from

you can be a doctor or a nurse

you could work in a hospital or doctor's


you might be a firefighter and put out


a policeman enforces the law

an actor plays roles on stage or in the


you could drive a taxi or be the pilot

of an airplane

what kinds of things do you like to do

you might want to be a sales clerk in a


maybe you are good at a sport

you could be a baseball player or a

hockey player

being a dentist is a good job

a dentist fixes teeth

if you are good at arguing you might

want to be a lawyer

do you like to fix people's hair

you could be a hairdresser or a barber

if you are good with your hands you

might want to be a carpenter or a


if you like to travel you could be a

stewardess or a travel agent

you could be a teacher or a photographer

are you artistic or creative

you might want to be an artist or a


you could work on construction and build


you could look after animals and be a


if you like to cook you could be a cook

or a chef

there are so many places to work in so

many jobs to do

maybe you could fix computers or work in

a library

you could wash windows or be the captain

of a ship

there is no limit to what you can be

my house

I live in a house

my house is small

my house has two bedrooms

my mom and dad sleep in one bedroom

my sister and I share the other bedroom

my house has a kitchen

my mom and dad cooked dinner there every


my house has a living room

my family watches television there every


my house has a big bathroom

my house has a lot of closets

my house has a basement

my dad has a workshop in the basement

my dad makes wood furniture

my house does not have a second floor

my house has a garage

my house has a big backyard

my backyard has a maple tree

my backyard has a swimming pool

my backyard has a vegetable garden

my family likes our house

the students get to play and eat

at 10:30 a.m. the students go to gym


at 11:15 a.m. the students returned to

mr. Parker's classroom

mr. Parker tells the students to sit on

the carpet

mr. Parker reads the students a story

mr. Parker teaches the students a song

the lunch bell rings

Jessica's first day of school is over

Remembrance Day

my grandfather fought in World War two

my grandmother was a nurse in World War


today is November 11th

today is Remembrance Day

today we celebrate soldiers

everyone wears a poppy

poppies are red flowers

Papi's remind me of my grandparents

Papi's remind me of their sacrifice

at 11:00 a.m. there are two minutes of


we'll remember their friends and family

people recite the poem in Flanders field

it is a sad poem

it helps us remember

today we wish for peace in the world


there are different types of schools

there is an elementary school

the children at the elementary school

are young

there is a playground for them to play


the classrooms are bright and airy

there are blackboards in the classrooms

the children sit in desks to do their


there is a parking lot for the teachers

to park in

there is a cafeteria for the students to

get food

the principal has an office

nobody wants to go to the principal's


it usually means that you are in trouble

if you have to go to the principal's


when you finish elementary school you go

to high school

most of the students in high school are


there is a parking lot outside the high


there is also a football field outside

the students go to classes in different


they move from classroom to classroom

for each subject

there is a cafeteria where they can get

their lunches or eat the lunches that

they have brought from home

there is a gymnasium where students have

physical education

dances are also held in the gymnasium

some students go on to university from

high school

students at the university are older

some of the students are even senior


people come from all over the world to

attend the University

there are lots of different things at

the University

there is a theater where plays and

concerts are held

there is a bookstore where students can

buy their textbooks

there is a physical education building

that has a swimming pool in it

the parking lot at the university is

very big

call the land that the university is on

a campus

some of the students live on campus in

residents movies

I go to the movies almost every week

sometimes I rent movies from the video


my favorite films are action films

I like to watch car chases

I like it when the bad guy has a

shootout with the good guys

I like the good guys to win

I also like science fiction movies

I like things that take place in the


I like movies that have aliens from

different planets in them

some of the science fiction movies can

be silly and unbelievable

I don't like those ones

my mother likes dramas

she has a lot of favorite actors and


she sometimes watches sad movies that

make her cry

she also likes comedies

she laughs out loud if a comedy is very


my father likes horror movies

he likes movies with monsters in them

he also likes thrillers

I have watched some thrillers that keep

you tense and on the edge of your seat

sometimes I have to shut my eyes if the

movie gets too scary

my brother likes animated films

in animated films there are no actors

just cartoon characters

my brother goes to the movies on

Saturday afternoons with his friends

he goes to the matinee

he gets popcorn candy and pot

he usually comes back with a stomachache

because he eats so much

sometimes my father watches


documentaries are about real things

you can learn a lot from watching a


i watch documentaries with him sometimes

but i would rather see a good action

film my body

on the top of my head I have hair

below my hair is my face

I have two eyes

I have eyebrows and eyelashes

below my eyes I have a nose

my mouth is below my nose

I have lips

if I open my lips you will see my teeth

and my tongue

below my mouth is my chin

on the sides of my head I have two ears

my cheeks are on either side of my nose

my neck holds up my head

my neck attaches my head to my chest

on either side of my chest are my


my arms hang down from my shoulders

I have wrists on my arms

my hands are attached to my wrists

my fingers are part of my hands

I have 10 fingers and 10 fingernails

my back is at the back of me

further down there is my waist

if I wear a belt I put it on my waist

my hips are below my waist

my legs come down from my hips

my legs are made up of my thighs my

knees and my cats

my knees can bend

my ankles are below my legs

my feet are attached to my ankles

my toes are part of my feet

I have 10 toes and 10 toenails

I am me from the top of my head to the

tip of my toes my first pet

my name is Sarah

I am 14 years old

I have a pet cat

name is Milo

my cat is black and white

milos paws are white

milos body is black

she is very cute

milos fur is very soft

Milo was a very small kitten

Milo is a very big cat

Milo cannot have kittens

she is fixed

Milo likes to eat

Milo likes to play outside

Milo likes to hunt for birds

Milo likes to hunt for mice

she likes her ears scratched

Milo likes to sit in my laugh

Milo likes to sleep on my bed

Milo is a good pet

my flower garden

my name is Anne

I love flowers

I have a flower garden

my garden is in front of my house

my neighbor has a garden too

my garden has different types of flowers

I have roses in my garden

I have tulips in my garden

I have petunias in my garden

my garden has different colors

I plant red flowers

I plant orange flowers

I plant blue flowers

I plant purple flowers

I take care of my garden

I water my garden every day

I kill the weeds in my garden

I kill insects that eat my flowers

I love my beautiful garden


we are having Thanksgiving at our house

whole family is coming

my parents bought a turkey

it weighs 30 pounds

it takes a long time to cook

my mom wakes up early to cook the turkey

I clean the house with my dad

the house smells good

we help mom in the kitchen

I peeled potatoes and carrots

my dad makes pumpkin pies

my mom cooks squash

I help my mom make stuffing

I mix the bread and spices

we make good stuffing

it goes inside the turkey

we put on nice clothes

I set the table

my dad carves the turkey

my mom makes the gravy

our relatives arrived

we say thank you for all we have

we eat and eat

it is a good Thanksgiving

the Easter egg hunt

Samantha is going to an Easter egg hunt

Tracy is going to an Easter egg hunt

the Easter egg hunt is at Sydney's house

it is going to be fun

Sydney's mom hid chocolate eggs

Sydney's mom hid chocolate bunnies

everybody is here

everybody has an Easter basket

the Easter egg hunt can start

everybody must close their eyes

one two three go

Samantha finds an easter egg

the Easter egg is behind a table

she puts it in her basket

Tracy finds a chocolate Easter Bunny

it's under the couch

Tracy puts it in her basket

Sydney finds a chocolate Easter Bunny


it's in front of the television

she puts it in her basket

everybody finds lots of chocolate

everybody shares their chocolate

Samantha Tracy and Sydney love East

the farm

my uncle is a farmer

he lives on a farm

he has many different types of animals

in the barn there are horses and cows

the cows swish the flies away from

themselves with their tails

it sounds very loud if a cow says Moo

when you are standing there

the cows eat the grass from my uncle's


he gets milk from the cows

I put a saddle on one of the horses and

went for a ride

there are pigs in the Pigpen

he has goats

he says that the goats will eat just

about anything

he has a chicken coop with chickens in


the chickens lay eggs

have you ever seen baby chicks

they are very cute

my uncle collects the eggs every morning

there is a rooster too

the rooster crows when the Sun comes up

my uncle also has a goose

the goose makes a honking noise

I don't think that the goose likes me

it knits me when I go near it

many cats live in my uncle's barn

they are stray cats but he lets them

stay there because they keep the mice


my uncle feeds the cats

my uncle says that he would like to get

some sheep for his farm

you can get Wolfram sheet

there are a lot of animals on my uncle's


the shopping mall

there are many different stores in the

shopping mall

there are ladieswear stores

they sell dresses blouses and many kinds

of clothes for women

in the menswear stores there are suits

ties shirts and slacks

there are also clothing stores that

appeal just to teenagers

some clothing stores only sell

children's clothes

there is even a store that sells bathing

suits and cover-ups for the beach or


there are lingerie stores that sell

ladies underwear and nightwear

there are hardware stores that sell


there are shoe stores

you buy shoes and boots in a shoe store

there are bookstores

you can buy a book on almost any topic

at the bookstore

there are stores that sell compact discs

those stores also have tapes and videos

there are sports stores that sell

special shoes and clothes for sports

they also sell sports equipment and

t-shirts and hats with the logo of your

favorite teams

there are gift stores that sell all

kinds of things that someone might want

for their house

there are kitchen stores where you can

buy utensils and pots and pans

those kinds of stores also sell aprons

and napkins and anything you might need

for your kitchen

there is a movie theater at the mall

there is a jewelry store that has a lot

of gold and silver jewelry

there is a hairdresser in the mall

sometimes I go in there to get my hair


there are fast-food places in the mall

you can get a quick lunch like a

hamburger or some french fries

there are also fancier restaurants in

the mall

you can sit down for a nice meal

there is a furniture store in the mall

you can buy a new sofa or bed at the

furniture store

there are bulk food stores

at a bulk food store all the foods are

in bins

you take as much as you want and pay for

it at the counter

there is even a telephone store and an

electronics store at the mall

my brother's favorite store is the toy


he could spend hours in there

there are also department stores at the


department stores sell all kinds of


they sell perfume clothes shoes kitchen

utensils or just about anything you

might need

you can get almost anything you want at

the shopping mall seasons

there are four seasons

winter is the cold season

it snows in the winter

the winds blow and ice forms on the


we play hockey on the ice

we play in the snow

after winter is the spring

that is when it begins to get warmer

trees get buds on them

flowers start to bloom

it rains a lot in the spring

spring is followed by the summer

it can get very hot in the summertime

the Sun shines brightly

we go swimming in the summer

we spend a lot of time outdoors

many people go on vacations in the


we get a summer vacation from school

summer is followed by the fall or autumn

the leaves on the trees change colors

they change from green to red orange and


the leaves fall off the trees

the weather gets cooler

the days get shorter

we go back to school in the fall

then winter comes again

the seasons follow one after each other


there are many subjects that you can

take at school

my favorite subject is music

I like to sing and to play the clarinet

I also like art

I am quite good at drawing and painting

history is a good subject

I like learning about the past

geography is very interesting

we look at many maps in geography

we learn where there are deserts and


I know the names of all the continents

in all the oceans

mathematics is my least favorite subject

I'm not very good with numbers

I am good at addition and subtraction

but I'm not good at division and


in my school we learn to speak French

we learn French because Canada has

French and English speaking citizens

English literature is a good subject

I enjoy reading books

I also like to write compositions and


science is my brother's favorite subject

he is interested in plants and he likes

to do experiments

we also take drama at my school

I like to add

I got the lead role in the school play

summer vacation

today is the last day of school

it is summer vacation

grace is very excited

this summer will be fun

grace is going to visit her grandparents

they have a cottage

the cottage is on Lake Erie

it is a lot of fun

grace is going to swim

she is going to play board games

she is going to talk with her


grace is going to have fun

grace is going to a summer camp

she will sleep in a cabin

she will make lots of new friends

grace will learn campfire songs

camp will be fun

grace is going to cape cod with her


we are going for two weeks

we are going to drive

grace will see the ocean

Cape Cod will be beautiful

summer vacation is fun Susan's wedding


Susan is getting married

her fiance's name is Michael

they are in love

they are getting married today

Susan wakes up early

she is getting her hair done

Susan is having her makeup done too

Susan looks beautiful

she puts on her white wedding dress

she puts on her veil

Susan needs something blue

her garter is blue

Susan needs something old

her grandmother's ring is old

Susan needs something borrowed

she is wearing her mother's jewelry

suza needs something new

her shoes and dress are new

Susan needs a penny for her shoe

it will bring her good luck

Susan is ready to get married

every family that I know has at least

one car

some families have two or even three


most people get their license to drive

when they are 16

in my house we just have one car

if my father takes the car to work my

mother will take the bus

I ride in a school bus to school

my sister works in another town

she gets on the train to go to work

the train station is not far from my


the train tracks run right by my house

my grandfather from Ireland comes to

visit us

he came over by boat

he had to cross the ocean

we went to Florida last year

we flew on a plane

the plane flew right through the clouds

my friend's brother drives a motorcycle

he wears a helmet

I wrote on his motorcycle once

I had to sit on the back and hold on


I ride my bicycle when the weather is


I also have a scooter that I use to

travel around

I took a helicopter ride once

the helicopters propellers were going

around when I got on

I went straight up in the air

I enjoyed the ride

I would like to learn how to fly a plane

or a helicopter

I like flying through the air travel

it is fun to take a trip to a faraway


my brother just went to Italy and France

he got on a plane at Toronto Airport

he took a flight to France

he stayed there for a couple of days

he visited the Eiffel Tower

he was in Paris

he said that he enjoyed the food in


he then traveled to Italy

he saw many towns and villages in Italy

he went to Rome and visited many of the

tourist attractions

in Venice he saw the canals

he tried to speak Italian but he is not

too good at it

he said that the people were very


they tried to understand him

he bought souvenirs for us when he was

in Italy

he ate Italian food

he said that pizza in Italy is quite

different from the pizza we eat here in


he saw many streets that were made of


he saw many old buildings

a lot of people in Italy travel around

on scooters

he stayed at a very nice hotel in Italy

he was sorry when it was time to come


my brother likes to travel

he likes to fly in airplanes

the airlines lost his luggage once

he was not too pleased about that

next year he would like to travel to




you can watch the weatherman on TV to

find out what the weather will be like

it might be a nice clear day with no

clouds in the sky

the Sun might be shining

it could be a cloudy day

sometimes cloudy days are just dull

on some cloudy days it begins to rain or


some days are rainy

you need a raincoat umbrella and boots

on a rainy day

rain makes the flowers and grass grow

the weather forecast might say that it

will be windy

you could have a gentle breeze

it might be very gusty so that the wind

pushes you

it is dangerous if the wind is very


hurricane or tornado is very dangerous

once in a while the weatherman says

there will be hail

hailstones are hard cold pellets of ice

that fall from the sky

sometimes the weatherman will say that

there will be snow flurries

sometimes there is just a light dusting

of snow

sometimes there is a blizzard or a


it can be dangerous driving through a


if there is a lot of snow the streets

have to be plowed

you need a hat coat mittens and boots on

a very cold day

sometimes the weather forecast is wrong

the weatherman might say that it will be

a sunny day but then the clouds come in

and it rains

that is not good if you are planning a


for sunny days that are warm but not too


I like to feel a gentle breeze to cool

me down


working outside

today I was working outside

it was a sunny day and I was very hot

I wore a hat on my head

i watered all the plants

I weeded the flowerbeds

I cut back all of the plants that were

growing too big

I gave some of the plants plant food

I cut the lawn

I write to lon

I filled up the birdbath with water

I swept the sidewalks in the past

I took out the garbage

I filled the car up with gas

I washed the car

I hung out the clothes on the


I washed down the lawn furniture

I washed all of the windows on the house

from the outside

I was so tired

so I had a glass of lemonade

I talked to my neighbor and I helped her

trim a tree

I planted some bulbs and then I went

into the house

I was exhausted

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