The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree from Aesop’s fables with a podcast and vocabulary practice in real context for ESL students
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The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree
- to taunt: to provoke and ridicule someone
- bare: without any leaves
- whereas: but, however
Soon afterwards, there came a heavy fall of snow, which settled on the leaves of the olive so that she bent and broke under the weight; but the flakes fell harmlessly through the bare branches of the fig, which survived to bear many another crop.