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ESL 344: Shut Your Mouth


ESL 344: Shut Your Mouth


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"Shut your mouth," Ginger said as she looked at Errol. He was looking at a green parrot squawking in a tree.

"I didn't even say anything," he objected. She knew that he hadn't said anything; she meant that his mouth was hanging half open.

"You do that all the time," she said. "You look silly. Sometimes I look around to see if people are looking at you. They must think that I'm your caregiver."

He apologized, saying he'd try to keep his mouth closed when he was looking at parrots. "Not just when you're looking at parrots. Whenever you're not using your mouth for talking, you should keep your mouth closed. Look at me," she said. She demonstrated his "open mouth" position while looking at the parrot. "See how dumb I look?" she said.

He laughed. "You look as smart and pretty with your mouth open as you do with your mouth closed," he said.

Since they'd already been dating for four years, he asked, why hadn't she said anything before now? She said that she hadn't wanted to hurt his feelings before. But now that she'd decided that they weren't going to get married, and maybe they weren't even going to continue dating, she felt it was okay to be completely honest with him.

He asked her if there were other things she had not told him.

"Your underarms smell," she said, "even after you take a shower." He told her that the musky smell was actually attractive to some women. "Well, feel free to share it with them," she said.

He hoped she wasn't serious about that, but he decided against asking her.

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*Vocabulary:

• attractive:
• caregiver:
• demonstrate:
• dumb:
• honest:
• musky:
• object:
• parrot:
• share:
• squawk:
• underarm:

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 344: Shut Your Mouth

*Vocabulary:


• attractive: hấp dẫn
• caregiver: người chăm sóc
• demonstrate: diễn tả
• dumb: câm
• honest: chân thật
• musky: có mùi xạ hương
• object: phản đối
• parrot: lặp lại
• share: chia sẻ
• squawk:
• underarm: dưới cánh tay

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Ngậm miệng lại

"Ngậm miệng lại," Ginger nói khi nhìn Erol. Anh đang nhìn con chim xanh trên cành cây.

"Anh có nói gì đâu," anh ta phản đối. Cô biết là anh chả nói gì; cô có ý nói là anh đang định mở miệng giữa chừng.

"Anh luôn làm như vậy," cô nói. "Anh nhìn ngốc nghếch. Đôi lúc em nhìn quanh xem người ta có đang nhìn anh không. Họ chắc đang nghĩ em là người chăm sóc cho anh."

Anh xin lỗi, nói là anh đang cố giữ miệng khi nhìn những con chim. "Không chỉ khi anh nhìn chim. Bất kỳ lúc nào anh không dùng miệng để nói, anh phải ngậm miệng lại. Nhìn em này, " cô nói. Cô diễn tả tư thế anh "há hốc" khi nhìn chim. "Nhìn xem em khờ như thế nào?" cô nói.

Anh cười to. "Em nhìn thông minh và xinh đẹp với cái miệng mở cũng như khi ngậm lại," anh nói.

Từ lúc họ đã hẹn hò nhau trong bốn năm, anh hỏi, tại sao cô không nói gì trước đó? Cô nói cô không muốn làm tổn thương anh trước đây. Nhưng giờ đây cô đã quyết định là họ không cưới nhau, và có thể họ sẽ không tiếp tục hẹn hò. Cô cảm thấy okay để hoàn toàn chân thật với anh.

Anh hỏi cô còn điều gì cô không nói cho anh không.

"Cái mùi dưới cánh tay của anh," cô nói, "ngay cả sau khi tắm." Anh bảo đó là mùi xạ hương hấp dẫn đối với vài phụ nữ. "Nào, cứ chia sẻ với họ," cô nói.

Anh hy vọng cô không nghiêm túc về vấn đề đó, nhưng anh quyết định không hỏi cô.

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