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The Peacock and the Crane by Aesop for ESL Students

Published on January 23rd, 2024 | Last updated on January 23rd, 2024 by | Category: English Short Stories | No Comments on The Peacock and the Crane by Aesop for ESL Students | 248 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Peacock and the Crane by Aesop for ESL students with a podcast, vocabulary practice in real context and Persian version

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The Peacock and the Crane

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A peacock taunted a crane with the dullness of her plumage.

“Look at my brilliant colors,” said she, “and see how much finer they are than your poor feathers.”

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The Peacock and the Crane by Aesop for ESL students

“I am not denying,” replied the crane, “that yours are far gayer than mine; but when it comes to flying, I can soar into the clouds, whereas you are confined to the earth like any cock that cannot fly.”

  • gayer: brighter, more colorful
  • whereas: however, although
  • confined: restricted, limited, restrained

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