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The Fir-Tree and the Bramble by Aesop for ESL Students

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داستان درخت زیتون و درخت انجیر برای آموزش زبان فارسی به کودکان و نوجوانان غیر فارسی زبان به همراه ویدیو و لیست واژگان جدید
The Fir-tree and the Bramble with a podcast and vocabulary practice

A fir-tree was boasting to a bramble, and said, somewhat contemptuously, “You poor creature, you are of no use whatever. Now, look at me: I am useful for all sorts of things, particularly when men build houses; they can’t do without me then.”

  • fir: a tree with needle-shaped leaves that do not fall off in winter
  • boast: to overemphasize one’s possessions or accomplishments, brag
  • bramble: a wild blackberry bush
  • contemptuously: disdainfully, scornfully

olive fig tree Aesop

But the bramble replied, “Ah, that’s all very well: but you wait till they come with axes and saws to cut you down, and then you’ll wish you were a bramble and not a fir.”

  • saw: a tool that is used for cutting wood

Better poverty without a care than wealth with its many obligations.


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