We should never underestimate the importance of learning other languages. It is even more important in our globalised world since in just a very short time you could be somewhere where nobody speaks your language and you don’t speak theirs. How many times have you said to yourself, “If only I could say a few words”, or “Why don’t these guys understand what I’m trying to say?” So, here’s a short story to encourage you to really get down to it once and for all. Don’t forget that knowing other languages does loads for self-esteem and looks good on your CV too.
Find out whether those who are threatening you can also hurt you. Some people who don’t have a dog will make their cat bark.
Learning at Lunchtime
The baby mouselets were only a few days old. And they were full of the joys of life. Under the watchful eye of their mother, they were jumping and tumbling, leaping and hopping, squeaking and squealing, and having a great time.
Suddenly they froze in their tracks. A large black shadow had fallen across them and the space where they were playing.
Slowly they turned their little mouselet heads around to see the source of the shadow. There, standing crouched and ready to pounce, was a huge black tomcat. His yellow eyes were as big as plates, his whiskers were long and menacing, his teeth were yellow and sharp and dripping with saliva. If that cat could have said one word it would have been “lunchtime!”.
Quick as a flash, the mother mouse leaped over the mouselings and occupied the space between them and the tomcat. Glaring into the tomcat’s eyes, she barked loudly and with attitude: Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!
The tomcat was so surprised it turned on its heels and shot off into the distance with its tail between its legs.
The mother mouse turned to the mouselings and said, “There you are my darlings, let that be a lesson to you. Never underestimate the importance of learning a second language.”
Happy English learning!!