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One hot day, an army of ants went looking for food.

Suddenly, a little ant felt tired and thirsty. So, he went to the river to drink water. When drinking the water, he was slipped and fell into the swift running river.

Help, help, I cant get out! Help! cried the ant. At that moment, a dove who was sitting on a nearby tree saw the ant struggling for life. Oh no! The ant is in trouble! the dove thought.

The dove quickly plucked a leaf from a tree and threw it down in the river. The dove called out, Hurry little Ant, climb onto a leaf! The ant quickly climbs onto the leaf and floats to the shore.

Then, he thanked the dove for saving his life. I will repay your kindness one day, the ant said. The dove smiled and said goodbye to the ant as well as flew away.

Some days later, when the ant was looking for food under a tree, he saw a hunter. The hunter was aiming the dove to be his delicious meal by using a net in his hand. Aha! A dove I can catch the hunter said.

Oh no, the dove is in danger and I must save her the ant thought. The ant walked over to the hunter and bitted his foot very very hard. Ow! Ow! My foot! the hunter screamed. Once heard the cries, the dove quickly flies away.

Many thanks, my quick thinking little friend! the dove said. You are most welcome! It was the least I could do for you. The ant said. From that day onwards, they became good friend.

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Key words

1. What did the Dove do for the Ant? 2. What did the Ant do for the Dove? 3. What have you learn from this story?
[thur-stee] Show IPA adjective, thirstier, thirstiest. 1.

feeling or having thirst; craving liquid. 2. needing moisture, as land; parched; dry or arid: the thirstysoil. 3. eagerly desirous; eager: thirsty for news. 4. causing thirst: Digging is thirsty work.


[slip] Show IPA verb, slipped or (Archaic) slipt;slipped; slipping; noun verb (used without object) 1. to move, flow, pass, or go smoothly or easily; glide; slide:Water slips off a smooth surfa ce. 2. to slide suddenly or involuntarily; to lose one's foothold, ason a smooth surface: She sli pped on the icy ground.


[swift] Show IPA adjective, -er, -est, adverb, noun adjective 1. moving or capable of moving with great speed or velocity;fleet; rapid: a swift ship.

[struhg-uhl] Show IPA verb, -gled, -gling,noun verb (used without object) 1. to contend with an adversary or opposing force. 2. to contend resolutely with a task, problem, etc.; strive: tostruggle for existence. 3. to advance with violent effort: to struggle through thesnow. 4. (of athletes and competitors) to be coping with inability toperform well or to win; conten d with difficulty: Afterstruggling for the whole month of June, he suddenly caughtfire an d raised his batting average 30 points. verb (used with object) 5. to bring, put, etc., by struggling: She struggled the heavybox into a corner. 6. to make (one's way) with violent effort.


[skreem] Show IPA verb (used without object) 1. to utter a loud, sharp, piercing cry. 2. to emit a shrill, piercing sound: The sirens and whistlesscreamed. 3. to laugh immoderately or uncontrollably: The comedian hadthe audience screaming. 4. to shout or speak shrilly, especially with harsh orexaggerated words: They screamed acr oss the back fence. 5. to play or sing in a high, loud, harsh manner. verb (used with object) 7. to utter with or as if with a scream or screams. 8. to make by screaming: to scream oneself hoarse.


[pluhk] Show IPA verb (used with object) 1. to pull off or out from the place of growth, as fruit, flowers,feathers, etc.: to pluck feath ers from a chicken. 2. to give a pull at; grasp: to pluck someone's sleeve.

3. to pull with sudden force or with a jerk. 4. to pull or move by force (often followed by away, off, or out). 5. to remove the feathers, hair, etc., from by pulling: to pluck achicken. verb (used without object) 8. to pull or tug sharply (often followed by at ). 9. to snatch (often followed by at ).


[shawr, shohr] Show IPA noun 1. the land along the edge of a sea, lake, broad river, etc.

climb (verb) :

get to the top of verb (used with object) 8.

to ascend, go up, or get to the top of, especially by the useof the hands and feet or feet alone or by continuous orstrenuous effort: to climb a rope; to climb the stairs; toclimb a mountain. 9. to go to the top of and over: The prisoners climbed the walland escaped.