31. Oscar took his dog for a walk.


walking a dog

Oscare and Goliath


accent: the sound of a person’s voice when speaking a language; a variation from the standard dialect

glad: happy

notice: recognize; see; understand


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Oscar took his dog for a walk. He owns a very big dog named Goliath. Goliath needs a lot of exercise, so Oscar took him for a walk in the park.

Oscar met lots of friendly people in the park. They asked him questions about his dog. What kind of a dog is it? What’s his name? How old is he? Oscar was glad to answer these questions. It gave him a chance to practice his English.

Right away people noticed Oscar’s accent. They also noticed that English was a little difficult for him. He said he was from Colombia. He moved to the United States just nine months ago. They told him not to worry. Many people here speak English as a second language. Oscar was happy to hear that.

If you want to meet other people, get a dog. If you already have a dog, take your dog for a walk. It’s a good way to meet other people, and it’s a good way to practice your English.


Now you try it. Read the paragraph above. If you have a microphone, you can record your voice and compare it to my voice.

 write by hand How much do you remember from the reading? Fill in the blanks.

  • 1A: Where did Oscar go?
  • 1B: He ________ to the park.
  • 2A: Who did he take to the park?
  • 2B: He took his _________ to the park.
  • 3A: What country is Oscar from?
  • 3B: He’s from ___________.

 (Answers: 1. went; 2. dog; 3. Colombia)

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