Weekend Work, Wildlife, and Art
Josh: Hey, Shirley.
Shirley: Hey, Josh.
Josh: So how was your weekend?
Shirley: Hmm, quite busy this weekend.
Josh: Really? Those are hard.
Josh: So what did you do on Saturday?
Shirley: Well, Saturday morning, I usually clean the house.
Shirley: Yeah. It’s kind of boring, but I have to clean the bathroom and then the kitchen, and then the lounge room because I have lots of cats. And the cats leave hair everywhere. So I always have to clean on Saturday mornings.
Josh: Yes, cats are messy.
Josh: So after you cleaned, what did you do?
Shirley: Well, in the afternoon, I went for a walk up the mountain. It was a beautiful sunny day. There were no clouds in the sky.
Shirley: It was gorgeous. So I walked up the mountain and I saw a ferret.
Josh: A ferret?
Shirley: They’re a little furry animal, four legs, tail—not like a rabbit, but about the same size as a rabbit.
Shirley: And they’re kind of gold brown color.
Josh: Wow, did you see any other animals on your walk?
Shirley: No. I didn’t see any other animals on the ground. But I did see a beautiful bird flying in the sky.
Josh: Wow. Do you know what kind?
Shirley: I think it was an ibis. It’s a big bird that usually walks in the water. It has long legs and it was white with a black head.
Josh: Great. So after your walk, did you do anything else?
Shirley: I went home and then I watched some TV.
Shirley: That was about it for my Saturday.
Josh: Okay. What did you do on Sunday?
Shirley: Sunday, I went to the art museum.
Shirley: I really like to go and see new art; pictures or paintings or photographs or sometimes sculptures.
Josh: Okay. So who’s your favorite artist?
Shirley: I don’t really have a favorite artist but I really like watercolors, so pictures that are painted with just soft—a kind of soft painting style.
Josh: Do you like paintings of nature?
Shirley: I do like paintings of nature. I especially like paintings of flowers and animals and places that have water like lakes or rivers or the sea.
Josh: Oh, that sounds like you had a great weekend.
Shirley: Yeah, it was good. Thanks.
I saw a ferret.
A ferret is a long, small, furry mammal. Notice the following:
- Some people keep ferrets as pets.
- Ferrets are cute because they are very active.
They’re a little furry animal.
Fur is animal hair. Something furry has lots of fur. Notice the following:
- He has a furry hat, but it is fake fur.
- We saw something furry, but couldn't see what is was.
I didn’t see any other animals on the ground.
Ground means the surface of earth. Notice the following:
- When I camp, I like to sleep on the ground.
- If you see trash on the ground, pick it up.
I think it was an ibis.
An ibis is a bird with long legs and a long beak. Notice the following:
- Ibis like to hunt fish with their beaks.
- Ibis like to stand in water.
I really like art, especially sculptures.
A scupture is art made by forming material into a certain shape. Notice the following:
- There is a sculture of a man on a horse in the park.
- We ordered a special ice sculpture for the party.
ground • ibis • sculpture