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453 Being Vegetarian
Ruth talks about why she is a vegetarian.

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project or found out

We did a project at school, and I found out that animals are actually killed for us to eat.

A 'project,' in this sense, is a research task where students learn and then demonstrate their knowledge.  When you 'find something out' you learn or discover it.  Notice the following:

  1. Will you have time to get together to work on the project tonight?
  2. The neighborhood soon found out that the company was polluting the water.


As an eight-year-old, I thought killing animals to be eaten was rather immoral.

Something that is 'immoral' goes against ethical ideas or principles about what is right and wrong. Notice the following:

  1. They are an immoral company that doesn't pay their employees on time.
  2. Most people think that stealing is immoral.


Sometimes, I just have like a bowl of rice or an omelet or something like that.

An 'omelet' is a dish made with eggs and sometimes vegetables or cheese.  Notice the following:

  1. My favorite breakfast food is an omelet.
  2. You can choose whatever you want in the omelet, and they make it right there.


My parents didn't mind me becoming a vegetarian.

When someone doesn't 'mind' something, it means that it doesn't bother or cause a problem for him.  Notice the following:

  1. So your parents don't mind when you play your music loud like this?
  2. Do you mind driving? My eyes are really tired.


I was really grateful to my parents for being so nice and understanding about it.

When you are 'grateful' about something, you feel thankful for it.  Notice the following:

  1. He gave me a present to show me how grateful he was.
  2. I'm really grateful for all your help.