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The Dog in the Manger from Aesop for ESL Students

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The Dog in the Manger from Aesop’s fables with a podcast and vocabulary practice for advanced ESL students

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The Mischievous Dog from Aesop's Fables with video and podcast for ESL students
The Dog in the Manger from Aesop

A dog was lying in a manger on the hay which had been put there for the cattle, and when they came and tried to eat, he growled and snapped at them and wouldn’t let them get at their food.

  • manger: eating trough for animals
  • cattle: livestock, farm animals like horses, cows, donkeys, etc.
  • growl: make a low nonverbal sound which is hostile
  • snap at: bark, retort, shout at

داستان سگ شیطون برای آموزش زبان فارسی به کودکان و نوجوانان غیر فارسی زبان

“What a selfish beast,” said one of them to his companions; “he can’t eat himself and yet he won’t let those eat who can.”

  • companion: friend

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