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Picnics, pythons and heroes ... oh my!
Golden Retriever rescues young girl from python

It was a warm, sunny August afternoon, and Michelle Arnold of Farmingville, NY, ran inside her kitchen to pour her two daughters, Kaila (7) and Sara (3), a drink for their backyard picnic. Kaila followed her mother inside to help, leaving Sara to play in their new toy ball pit. Seconds later, Michelle heard a scream and then crying. She ran outside and found their pet Golden Retriever, Sundance, barking at a large, strange looking snake dead on the ground, and Sara crying on top of the picnic table

Michelle quickly checked her daughter for bites, but found nothing. Sundance had saved the day. The large, eight-foot snake - a ball python - had made the Arnold´s ball pit its home and when Sara jumped in, it became agitated and started to slither toward her. Sundance, recognizing the danger, began to bark loudly at the reptile and eventually killed it to protect his young owner.

The following year, Sunny won the Dog Hero of the Year Award, sponsored by Del Monte Pet Products. "I broke into tears", said Michelle. "Sundance needs an operation to remove a few cysts from the back of his shoulders and we didn´t have enough money to schedule the surgery. Now, we are going to use the prize money for his operation. He has done so much for us, now it´s our turn to help him. Sundance saved my daughter´s life and, ever since that day, his official name became Sunny, the Hero Dog."

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Vocabulário do texto:

Inglês
Português
heroes
heróis
rescues
livra, salva, socorre
young
 jovem
girl
menina, moça
python
serpente (sucuri, jiboia, etc.)
warm
quente, morno
afternoon
tarde
ran 
correu
inside
dentro, para dentro
kitchen
cozinha
drink
bebida
followed
seguiu
mother
mãe 
leaving
deixando
play
brincar
new
novo
toy
 brinquedo
seconds
segundos 
later
mais tarde
heard ouviu
 scream  grito
crying  chorando 
 pet  animal de estimação 
 barking latindo 
snake   cobra 
 dead morto, morta 
ground   chão
 table  mesa
 quickly rapidamente 
 checked verificou 
bites  mordidas
 found encontrou 
 nothing nada 
 saved salvou 
 large grande, largo
 home lar 
 jumped pulou 
 started começou, iniciou 
 slither deslizar 
 toward her em sua direção 
 recognizing reconhecendo 
danger   perigo
 bark latido 
loudly  alto 
 killed matou 
protect   proteger
young   jovem
 owner dono 
following  seguinte 
year  ano 
won   venceu, ganhou 
award  prêmio 
sponsored  patrocinado  
 tears lágrimas 
 needs precisa 
 remove remover 
few   poucos
 shoulders ombros 
enough  suficiente 
 money dinheiro 
 surgery   cirurgia
prize   prêmio 
 so much tanto 
turn  vez 
help  ajudar
 daughter  filha
life   vida
 official oficial 

 

1. The text is an account of a dog’s good actions.

The message conveyed in this text is best summarized in:

a) dogs can be aggressive
b) pets can be our lifesavers
c) pet owners should train their pets
d) dog owners should reward their pets

Resposta correta: b

Resolução: O aluno que consegue entender o assunto central do texto conseguirá responder a essa questão com facilidade. O texto relata a respeito de um animal de estimação – um cachorro – que salvou a vida da filha de seus donos.

2. The family will finally be able to pay for Sunny’s cyst removal surgery.

The proverb that best justifies this course of action is:

a) Never do things by halves.
b) Prevention is better than cure.
c) It is in giving that we receive.
d) No road is long with good company.

Resposta correta: c

Resolução: A resposta correta é: “It is in giving that we receive” (É dando que se recebe). O cachorro salvou a vida da filha de seus donos. Graças ao seu heroísmo, a família conseguiu a quantia de dinheiro necessária para pagar por uma operação para salvar sua vida.